Free SharePoint resources

Everyone loves something for nothing so here is a quick list of some free downloads and training.   Free SharePoint related downloads   Search Server Express Windows SharePoint services 3.0 Fabulous forty (application templates) for SharePoint Four extra sample Master Pages Ten full SharePoint themes (for VS developers)   SharePoint Training Power User SharePoint training…

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Embedding live maps into SharePoint lists (Mappy mash-ups)

In my last article we looked at a quick way of including mapping information by creating a dynamic link to a live maps web page.  This time we are going to be much more fancy and will look at embedding an interactive map right inside a list view.   Much of the work of this…

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Adding a dynamic link to mapping information from a SharePoint List Item Field

  Here is a neat trick to provide a link to a map (and weather and travel information) using a postcode field in a list item.  We aren’t doing any fancy embedding here, just creating a dynamic link to the information.  This technique would be perfect for any list that contains lots of addresses, in…

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Highlighting list view tables (when the user hovers over them)

Here is a quick tip to achive the highlighing effect below (if the user hovers over a row of the table it is highlighted) which is very easy to achive.  This works well to help users read data in SharePoint lists. One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight To use this effect you should…

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Automatically create Word documents which include list fields

Creating Word documents containing List fields   I haven’t seen much information on the web regarding how to automatically create Word documents in SharePoint and how to pass list item fields directly into a document.   It’s fairly straightforward to get this working (certainly no code is required, just SharePoint designer) and the technique could…

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Creating a Quiz Web application using SharePoint designer – Part 5

Building our results page – a journey into XSLT formatting!   So far we have built a page to display our available Quizzes (default.aspx) and passed variables from that page via a query string.  The receiving page is ShowQuestion.aspx  which displayed the question and allowed the user to give the answer, which in turn created…

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Creating a Quiz Web application using SharePoint designer – Part 4

Welcome to part 4 where we will complete the creation of our ShowQuestion.aspx page.  In this part we will add a custom list form to capture the input from the user.  We are going to populate our Answers list with values taken from the user, the Questions list (as well as Query string and system variables!).  We are…

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Creating a Quiz Web application using SharePoint designer – Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of this article.  We will now begin to build our ShowQuestion.ASPX page, as this is where most of the hard work is done I have split this into two sections.  We will be working with the parameters passed from our Default.ASPX page to display the correct question from the correct quiz.  Creating the…

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Creating a Quiz Web application using SharePoint designer – Part 2

Welcome to Part two of this article. In part one we created the three lists that our application will use.  In this part we we are going to build a page which shows a list of the available Quizzes and allows the user to click on one of them and begin the quiz.  We will…

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