Getting Started with SharePoint as an End User

Hi All,   Very often I get caught up in the exotic concerns about SharePoint; questions about disaster recovery, geo replication, list size management and others. So back to the basics. What can I do with SharePoint. Here are some readiness tools. I’ll do my best to post more around SharePoint 2007 and how end…

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Some new blog posts on Office & SharePoint

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/blogms/ Office Applications  Office 2010  Website | RSS Feed Office 2010: Visuals and Branding  – 11-Dec-2009 Digital Signatures in Office 2010  – 08-Dec-2009 Office Access  Website | RSS Feed Resize forms with ShrinkerStretcher v11.0  – 11-Dec-2009 Use late binding to improve the performance of tabbed forms  – 09-Dec-2009 Office Excel and Excel Services  Website…

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Security Policies & Settings in the 2007 Office system

This section provides technical reference information for the security settings and privacy options in the 2007 Microsoft Office system. You can use this information to determine: What a setting does. What the default configuration is for a setting. Which tool to use to configure a setting. Where to find the setting in the Office Customization…

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A post I wish I had written

Reading some through mails today I came across a link to this excellent article on OneNote. I’ve been working on OneNote as a GTD app with Outlook – similar to David. But it seems David’s done a lot more to get things done! Here’s his post: http://blogs.msdn.com/david_rasmussen/archive/2006/06/14/630885.aspx I’m adding his blog to my Outlook feed…

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Help Files

Today was educational. One of my colleagues came to me with a question about customizing the help files in MS Office. I told him to look for CHM files. Turns out I was wrong. Help’s a bit different these days J Here’s what I found: More info on Microsoft Help 2.x – which is what…

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Role Change!

Wow, my last post was on the 12th of May! That’s a reflection of year-end madness we get infected with at MS. So, now that that’s done with, I can return to posting again. Update. I’ve been reallocated as an SSP. So now I’m SSP Biz Productivity. Translation – I was a Techie and now…

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Office Labs

http://officelabs.com Check out he website to find some interesting tools and ideas that we’re trying out. Concept testing is what this site is all about.  The projects you find here are not products or beta versions. They don’t even pretend to be complete product ideas. They are the equivalent of ‘concept cars’ for software. Automotive…

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InfoPath fronting SharePoint

So SharePoint was the front-end view for quite a few apps, but now, here’s one step further. Why not build your application logic using InfoPath. So I recently read two articles about it and putting them together, you may see more solutions. Here goes: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc194406.aspx http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc162745.aspx The techniques and CAML used may be useful to…

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Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

From Brian Jones’ blog: The availability of the compatibility pack has been an interesting discussion. Today, the compatibility pack is only available as a manual download. In other words, Microsoft does not “push” the compatibility pack to users using its update tools. IT organizations or end users must manually download the tool, and deploy or…

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Building Groove Apps

I recently got asked by a customer about Building Groove Apps, so I dug around and found some relevant resources. Here’s the info for you: Groove Databridge:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/grooveserver/2007/guide/GDBAG_01.mspx?mfr=true Groove Developer Portal:http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb308957.aspx You’ll find the SDK and other important info like the following resources on the Developer Portal: Groove 2007 Forms Developer Reference GuideLearn to develop forms-based…

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