The Housing Analogy

I’d like to share an analogy for SharePoint. Just imagine you’ve bought a new house. That house is SharePoint. The chances are, you will have had some help in the process from the likes of solicitors, estate agents, removals companies and so on. Those guys are the SharePoint partners. Their job is to help you…

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InfoPath in the real world - Care Services

I’d like to continue talking about the use of InfoPath in the real world by talking about Children’s Electronic Social Care Record. If you’ve been following local events in the UK over the past months, you may be aware that we’ve had some problems in identifying children who are at risk and working to protect…

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Partner Training

The SharePoint partner team in the UK have been planning training and readiness for the next year and we’ve got a series of web seminars lined up. These seminars are sales training focussed around different aspects of SharePoint and how to sell WSS or MOSS as a solution to a particular type of business problem….

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Generating a unique form number - a SharePoint counter

I’ve had a request to expand on my post about generating automatic numbers for InfoPath forms. I was asked to go into more detail about how to set up a SharePoint list to act as a counter. Go to the SharePoint site where you have your document library and create a custom list by the…

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Generating a unique form number

I’ve had someone ask me about automatically giving InfoPath forms a unique number. The scenario in question was one where the forms were being saved to a SharePoint document library with a unique number attached. Documents in a SharePoint library do get given an ID, which is unique within document library. This can be used…

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SharePoint for Business Processes

Continuing my series of short introductions to how SharePoint can be used to solve various business problems. This video touches on custom and out of the box workflows, as well as browser-enabled InfoPath forms.

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SharePoint for Document Management

Continuing my series of videos showing the capabilities of SharePoint as a solution for various business problems. This video shows some of the features relating to document management.

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SharePoint for Search

This is the third in my series of videos showing how SharePoint can be used as a solution to a range of business problems. This demo shows some of the features that are designed to help SharePoint function as a search solution, such as basic and advanced search, people search and business data search.

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SharePoint for Collaboration

This is the second in my series of videos showing how SharePoint can be used as a solution to a range of business problems. This demo shows some of the features that are designed to help SharePoint function as a collaboration solution, such as discussion boards, wiki pages, project task lists and more.

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SharePoint for Portals

This video is the first of a new series showing how the capabilities of SharePoint fit various business solutions. SharePoint can be used in a wide range of different scenarios to solve a huge number of different business problems. In this series, I will discuss some of the most common ways SharePoint is used and…

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