Taking SharePoint Files Offline – When to use Outlook 2007, Groove 2007 and/or OneNote 2007

Aim This blog post aims to compare how Outlook 2007, Groove 2007 and OneNote 2007 enable users to take files offline from SharePoint. Hopefully, this will be useful for those who work remotely (away from ‘the office’) but want to view, edit and update documents and/or list items stored in SharePoint without having to use…


Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS)

A few weeks ago a Tech Preview of the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS) was made available on codeplex. The PKS is a free add-on for SharePoint Server 2007 which allows you to integrate Podcasts with SharePoint. The add-on enables you to:  Find the most relevant content using the five star rating system, tag cloud, search…


Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297) Released = Enterprise Search Features Available!

The SharePoint team has recently announced the release of an Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297). This update includes Enterprise Search improvements for SharePoint Server 2007. To me, the initial “wow factor” comes from the Federated Search capability and a search administration dashboard. The user interface of both components seemlessly fits into existing installations and can add real…

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 http://www.codeplex.com/smarttemplates. The SmartPart Web Part project is a great initiative and can be seen in use here. For similar SharePoint Developer projects, see http://www.codeplex.com/stsdev.  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….


How to see items added to a SharePoint list/library that meet a custom date value?

This post will describe how to create a view of a SharePoint list or library which displays the items/documents that meet a custom date value. Scenario A ‘New Employees’ view is needed on an ‘Employees’ list to allow the Head of HR to see who has joined the organisation in the last three weeks. However, the…


How to see items added to a SharePoint list/library in the last X days?

This post will describe how to create a view of a SharePoint list or library which displays the items/documents that have been added to a list or library in the last X number of days (X is a variable you define). Scenario A ‘Recent Requests’ view is needed on a ‘Customer Suggestions’ document library to allow the…


Groove 2007 vs MOSS 2007 vs WSS 3.0 vs Communicator 2007 (Part 6)

This posts follows on from Post 5 and is part of a 6 part series of posts. Conclusion After reviewing Posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 I have come to the conclusion that:   ·  Groove 2007 is suitable for short-term projects in which teams are small, have limited network connection or are geographically spread…