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SharePoint Standards – Indeed, Context is Important
You know, it was a year ago next month that I started getting really active in the SharePoint community. Going to events, joining twitter, blogging, speaking at SharePoint events, and organizing a SharePoint Saturday. It’s been a busy year. I can honestly say, it has been one of the most rewarding years from a technology growth standpoint that I have ever had. I would still be banging my head against a wall trying to figure out what “Unknown Error” meant if it weren’t for this past year. Also in ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:55 AM

SharePoint BDC: Quick & Dirty Jumpstart
Okay, there are a LOT of great blogs and information already out there about the BDC. So, I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here and teach you about it. I will, however, provide you with some useful links to help you get started and understand it. I will also use this blog post as my starting point for when I forget something. :) Getting Started – Your very first use of the BDC First thing you have to do is download BDC Meta Man from LightningTools. Buy it if you can afford it, but the free trial ......

Posted On Monday, September 21, 2009 3:15 PM

SharePoint Date Filter: Filtering a List by Greater Than or Equal to Date
So, I was doing some playing around with mashups in SharePoint. I was seeing what I could do to create pages a little more useful than you get using vanilla SharePoint without having to crack open Visual Studio. One of the things I wanted to do was display a SharePoint list on the screen and add a filter to the screen that would allow a user to filter the list with a date field value greater than or equal to whatever a user entered. Sound’s simple right? Should be easy? Well, I dropped my SharePoint ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:05 PM

10 SharePoint Deployment Standards
For those readers who were directed here from Joel Oleson’s blog, please take a look at my response post: SharePoint Standards – Indeed, Context is Important Everywhere you look there is SharePoint standards this… best practices that… governance out the wazoo. I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life! Seriously, have any of you? Once upon a time all you needed was a handy dandy API reference and you could do anything you wanted. Then there was SharePoint… with much power comes much responsibility. ......

Posted On Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:21 PM

Getting Your Feet Wet Writing Code For SharePoint – Part 5 of 5
Here we are at the end of the series. Han finds out that Luke and Leia are siblings, Soylent Green is people, Snape was really a good guy, Mikey forgot that he put some jewels in his marble bag and thus saved the Goon Docks, and Indiana Jones was named after his dog. When we last left off, our courageous developer had written all of the code in a console applications to handle the following requirements: Application needs to find a specific SharePoint List Application needs to get all entries for ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 2, 2009 5:29 PM

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