My Presentation for Tomorrow's SharePoint Best Practices Conference

I just wanted to post the deck I will be using for my session (SPDev 314) at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference in Reston. My session includes mostly demos around document generation scenarios with SharePoint. There is a lot of use of the new Open XML SDK. Most of the code samples have already made…

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Building Presentations from SharePoint Content

This is really just a publish of an old demo I have had for some time, but finally got around to putting a video together. This demo is about two different ways to build PowerPoint presentations based off of SharePoint content. The first uses an Office Add-in approach and the second does everything on the…

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Visio 2007 crashing on exit on Vista 64bit

I had a minor success today. For the longest time, every time I closed Visio 2007 SP1 on my Vista 64bit machine, I would get a crash and an error. It was a minor annoyance since it was on exit… but I finally solved it today. First I launched Visio by using Explorer on the…

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A SharePoint adventure in "Publish Links to Office"

So I had a need to do a little thing such as get a link to a MOSS site to show up in the “My SharePoint Sites” Save-As dialog in Office. First, this wasn’t a site that I was indexing so, I couldn’t rely on it picking up the fact that I was a member…

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Video: Building Presentations from SharePoint Site Content

First sorry for the long time away from posting. It was quite a busy fourth quarter. But welcome to 2008! I put together a quick video blog of two demonstrations I show about how to automate the creation of PowerPoint presentations based on SharePoint site content. The first part of the demo shows how a…

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Book Review: Essential SharePoint 2007 by Scott Jamison and others

This book fills a niche that has long been lacking in the SharePoint space. Where most books are targeted exclusively to developers or administrators, this book takes a fresh approach and focuses on the business impact of the technology. This book contains all the things you never find in most SharePoint books. How to roll…

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Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint and Office 2007

New SharePoint 2007 Book:   Pro SharePoint Solution Development:Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007   Overview and Goals for the Book First and foremost, this is a book for developers. It is a book about solving common problems of information workers by extending the foundation of Office 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. After a…

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