How to hide the Quick Launch…

The Quick Launch (a.k.a Current Navigation) is available on SharePoint sites to help users navigate to the appropriate lists, libraries and pages. However, on the rare occasion you are asked to hide the Quick Launch (shown in red) you can follow this post. To hide the Quick Launch: 1.  Open the appropriate page and from the Site Actions menu, click Edit Page. 2.  Add a…


Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint Released!

      Codeplex has recently released the source code for the Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint project —based on the Silverlight Beta 2 release. The Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint provide a way for developers to better understand how to integrate Silverlight applications with SharePoint. Five blueprint samples are provided with the release:   1.       Hello World 2.       Media…


SharePoint KPI List in Digital Picture Frame!

I have recently seen a very interesting blog post from Edward Wilde who has been able to integrate a SharePoint KPI list with a digital picture frame. This  allows a CxO/Manager to track organisational performance very easily. I think this is a great idea and one which may catch on if developed further. The picture frame works…


Making Web Parts in Visual Studio 2008? Use Smart Templates

If you are looking for a starting point when making Web Parts in the latest version of Visual Studio (2008) it could be worth visiting The SmartPart Web Part project is a great initiative and can be seen in use here. For similar SharePoint Developer projects, see  Enjoy!


How to copy entries from a populated Outlook 2007 calendar to a MOSS 2007 Calendar

This post aims to describe how to easily copy several Outlook 2007 calendar entries to a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 calendar. 1. Create a SharePoint Calendar 2. On the SharePoint Calendar, from the Actions menu, select Connect to Outlook         3. In the Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box, click Yes           …


Functions for use in a MOSS 2007 column ([Today] [Me] [Other??])

Following the recent questions from my last post I thought it would be useful to highlight what functions are available when creating a column in a list/library within MOSS 2007. This can be useful when creating a: Calculated column based on other columns within a list/library. For example, to calculate the number of days difference between a list item being Created and Modified….