My Presentation for tomorrow’s Federal SharePoint Saturday

For those that want a preview, I’ve posted the deck that I plan on using to drive my presentation at tomorrow’s Federal SharePoint Saturday. Note that a lot of the slides at the end of the presentation are just a backup for demo disaster. With the demo god’s smiling, we won’t need those and most…

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SharePoint 2010 Demo: Automating Document Assembly

I captured a quick demo from the solution created in Chapter 7 of our book Pro SharePoint 2010 Development which is available now. Apress is the publisher and you can find in on amazon or other preferred book store. This chapter shows you how to combine Visual Studio Tools for Office, SharePoint 2010, and the Open…

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XBox 360 makes my Flip HD Camera even cooler

A while back I was given a Flip Ultra HD camera as a gift. This is a lovely camera that because of its convience has become the default video camera for my family to take on trips. The HD videos it creates are absolutely stunning. My first gotcha with the camera is that I wanted…

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Create a Visual Web Part that can be Sandboxed!

This week we released the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools. This fills a gap that has often been a room gasp when I talk to developers. I’d spend some time telling them all the benefits of Sandboxed Solutions only to then tell them that they could use it if they wanted to develop using…

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Resolve ListData.svc error

I just finsihed a proof of concept with RTM bits and was surprised that for just out of the box lists, any query to listdata.svc was returning an error. In case anyone is stumbling or scratching their heads… there is an update for ADO.NET Data Services for .NET 3.5 SP1 that you need. Here is…

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Remove branding from a SharePoint 2010 web part page for use in a dashboard

I’ve been working on a proof of concept using PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint 2010 and have discovered a nice trick to get SharePoint web parts to place nice with a PerformancePoint dashboard, You may not know this, but a PP dashboard like to over-write any changes you might have done in the browser when you…

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Getting User Profile Data into InfoPath

Many times when you have a user filling out an InfoPath form, you would like to auto-populate some of the fields with the data from the current user’s SharePoint profile. I found a nice reference here: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/itaysk/archive/2007/04/05/InfoPath-_2D00_-Get-the-current-user-without-writing-code.aspx And I confirmed this technique still work in SPS 2010 and InfoPath 2010. When looking for property names,…

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PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010 Woes Solved!

So I was working on a demo, trying to get PowerPivot installed server-side and didn’t realize how much pain I was about to subject myself to. The key is that apparently I was in a situation that isn’t the norm. I had already installed SQL Server 2008 R2 and installed Analysis Services as part of…

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Building Visio Services Solutions

I captured a quick demo from the solution created in Chapter 13 of our book. This was one of Chad Wach’s chapters and I have found it to be a great tool to demonstrate not only the out-of-the-box capabilities of Visio Services in SPS 2010, but also its extention points. In this webcast, you can…

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Building a Windows Sidebar Gadget with WPF against SPS 2010

I’ve been working on creating a solution for the internal MS sales teams here that has some really interesting components/code that I thought I would share. Basically, I was asked to create a windows sidebar gadget that displayed data that was maintained in some SharePoint 2010 lists. There were of course a few twists. The…

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