Eval VM for SharePoint 2010 RTM now available

A virtual machine for the RTM 2010 wave of product releases is now available for download: 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (RTM) This environment is delivered in two virtual machines. VM “a” contains: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation Edition x64, running as an Active Directory Domain Controller for the “CONTOSO.COM” domain…

Cloud Computing link

Good article with Chris Capossela on Cloud Computing – it’s not for control freaks.

New Eval Guides for SharePoint 2010

We published evaluation guides for SharePoint 2010 at the conference a few weeks ago. Reading these guides is a great way to get familiar with SharePoint 2010 and get ready for the beta. Highly recommended: IT Pro Eval Guide Developer Eval Guide

How To Automatically Changing Permissions in a Doc Lib

Or, how do you get Item-Level Permissions settings for a document library? This frequently comes up for me with InfoPath forms libraries. For example, you are automating an HR performance review process with SharePoint workflow and InfoPath forms. Reviewers will go to a SharePoint form library, click New and fill out a performance review form…

SharePoint Designer Workflows – what user identity?

When a SharePoint Designer (SPD) workflow runs, it runs in the context of the workflow initiator. This is important to know if the initiator may not have permissions to everything that the workflow uses. An example: A broad set of users have permissions to load documents into a library named Active. A small set of…

Secondary Workflow Example in SharePoint Designer

I recently built a prototype to show how SharePoint and SharePoint Designer workflows can be used to automate an HR performance review process. I had to use a secondary workflow as described in SharePoint Designer: Create a secondary workflow, but had to come up with a different solution for how to set due dates. Following…

Content Query Web Part example

I recently got deeper into using the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) than I had in a while and learned a few things. The first thing you should do to learn about the CQWP is read this article from Heather Solomon’s blog: Customizing the Content Query Web Part and Custom Item Styles. I follow the…


Accessing columns in the User Information List

I was recently asked how to programmatically retrieve custom fields from the User Information List via a Web service. It turns out that the GetUserInfo web method does not return any custom fields that you might add to the User Information List (aka People & Groups). Instead, just treat this as a regular SharePoint list…


One Part of Microsoft.com now running on SharePoint

Yesterday http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint converted over to SharePoint and Silverlight. It’s nice to have a microsoft.com example to add to the list of public facing sites running SharePoint. There’s an upcoming SharePoint team blog posting on how it was done.

SharePoint Server 2010 announced

I will need to switch from saying SharePoint 14 to SharePoint 2010 now. Details of the announcement are on the SharePoint Team Blog.