SharePoint Conference Session Code Posted

Scheduled to deliver my SharePoint Conference Session today after lunch. The session is coded 343 and titled: Enforce Governance by Automating Site Provisioning. I will post the deck after the session, but the PPT slides are very similar to the SharePoint Saturday talk I did in the summer whose deck is already posted in this…

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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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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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Building a Mashup with Bing, Silverlight, and SharePoint 2010

So a bit of a preview for you about one of the solutions from my new book, Pro SharePoint 2010 Solution Development. This one shows how you can use the Silverlight Bing Maps control to build a SharePoint solution that layers data from a KML file, Geocoded RSS feed, and a SharePoint 2010 list. The…

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