Customise a SharePoint List Form

There’s no point reinventing the wheel. Rather than sitting down myself to create a demo of this wonderful new feature you can get by combining SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010, I thought I’d link you to this video put together by the InfoPath 2010 team.  http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2009/12/17/customize-a-sharepoint-list-form-using-infopath-2010.aspx They plan to make a whole series of these…

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Win an XBox 360!

The InfoPath Team are holding a competition. If you are building a solution using InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2010, make a short video about your solution (no more than 6 minutes) and you could win an Xbox 360. There are a couple of points about eligibility. You have to be a resident of the US…

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SharePoint Conference Content Available

The SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas this year was a sell. There was a lot of demand for places and, since the event, there’s been a lot of demand for the materials. So Microsoft is making them available.  If you were unable to attend the conference, you can purchase access to the website which contains…

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InfoPath and Excel Services

Given that I spent a ridiculously long time trying to get an InfoPath form to interact with a spreadsheet published through Excel Services, I thought this was a suitable subject for a blog post. If I stop someone else feeling like they want to beat themselves to death with their own keyboard, I will consider…

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Office 2010 beta is here!

It’s time to have a play. The public beta has launched and now you can get hold of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. You can download it from www.microsoft.com/2010 and try out some of the new features such as: ·         Conversation threading in Outlook ·         Improved rules management in InfoPath ·         The ribbon UI in…

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SharePoint web content management partner training

There are spaces available on courses Microsoft are putting on for partners around SharePoint for web content management. The training is a four-day bootcamp for developers, aimed at IT professionals who currently work on MOSS internal deployments who want to learn web content management. The course costs only £150 and is run in London from…

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What’s popular web part

There are some new web content management features that allow you to track what content is being accessed by users in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This information can be accessed and analysed by the SharePoint administrators, but it can also be surfaced to the end users using the out of the box web analytics web part. This…

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Ribbon UI

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 includes the ribbon user interface, giving a much more consistent experience when used alongside Office. There are several advantages to the ribbon UI. One is that it makes it a lot clearer whether or not a user has certain capabilities. In MOSS 2007, if a user doesn’t have the permissions to…

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Tagging and Folksonomy

With MOSS 2007, you can use metadata and official taxonomy to organise your documents. In Microsoft SharePoint Sever 2010, you still have all those capabilities, but you also get the ability to be less formal and have users define their own tags for SharePoint content. Users can quite simply type in new tags for documents…

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