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Your First Presentation – SharePoint or Otherwise
So, you’ve attended a few SharePoint Saturday events. You’ve sipped the Kool-aid and it tastes good. You started a blog and feel it is time to take the next big step in giving back to the community: Speaking at an event. Well, I’m NO expert here, but again my blog is not about being the expert. It’s about helping give new people a boost where I can so they don’t have to face the horrors I’ve faced. It’s also where I try to document all the little quirks I run across so that I can remember where to ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:45 AM

SharePoint Saturday Dallas Wrap-Up
So, lots of great feedback from my presentation on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who attended and for putting up with me. :) Ultimately I think the session was such a success because of the great interaction and awesome people that attended. I really hope you guys picked up some useful information. If you weren’t there, I’m trying to develop the presentation that I wish I would have seen when I started SharePoint development. I’ll keep improving upon it and do what I can to make it more cohesive as ......

Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009 11:50 AM

Organizing a SharePoint Event: What You Need To Know
Well! I’m still recovering from SharePoint Saturday Ozarks and preparing my presentation for this weekend’s SharePoint Saturday Dallas, but I wanted to be sure to blog about my experience organizing an event before I forgot it all. Plus, if someone out there is thinking about organizing their own event you can hopefully learn from what I went through. So, let’s take a look at my thought process for organizing the event and I’ll be sure to point out where I could have done things better. Before you ......

Posted On Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:12 PM

Creating a Sub-Site of a Publishing Site that is NOT a Publishing Site in SharePoint
Another quick blog post for you guys. There seems to be some confusion out there even among those who claim to be experts in SharePoint. I was told as late as yesterday that you cannot create a sub-site for a Publishing Site that is not a Publishing Site. I knew this to be incorrect from conversations with other individuals but had never actually sat down and figured it out. So, @LoriGowin and I spent 15 minutes on this yesterday to prove it could actually be done. The reason for this myth is (and ......

Posted On Thursday, July 9, 2009 8:46 AM

Setting SharePoint Form Fields Using JavaScript
In a few of my previous blog posts I have used JavaScript to set SharePoint form fields in NewForm.aspx. Using JavaScript to set these fields comes in really handy whether you are setting fields based upon query string variables (see previous posts) or setting a field to some other value. So, I’m going to quickly breakdown the JavaScript I used to set those fields and hopefully make it a little more understandable. Again, I did not “come up” with this JavaScript. I stole it from some of the site ......

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 10:18 PM

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