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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Video Demo: Merging SharePoint List Data into Word Documents

I’ve recently been moving a lot of my older demos from when MOSS first RTMed into my new dev environment. During the move, I am also taking the time to update them to VS.NET 2008 and any other nicer tools that have come along. A popular demo of mine is a solution that shows you…

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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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Video: Demo of Extending SharePoint to Collab on Document Fragments

I have had many requests from customers and peers to have a look at my solution for supporting collaboration on fragments (or sections) of a MS Word document. In fact, few have referred to it as “slide libraries for word documents”. It leverages the some custom actions in SharePoint with the Open XML file format…

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My SharePoint developers’ book is done

So I am all done with the book. We have written all 15 chapters, had them reviewed by the techical reviewer, and been through second drafts. We have also been through a round of copy edits and proof readers. I just finished posting the last proof of the last chapter to the publisher which is…

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SharePoint Book Update

Just chiming in on where we stand on the book. I just finished writing up the conclusion chapter. I’ve updated the TOC (http://blogs.msdn.com/edhild/pages/pro-sharepoint-solution-development-combining-net-sharepoint-and-office-2007.aspx). The chapter is called “Realizing the Vision”. In this chapter we spend some time on helping you identify if SharePoint is a fit for your custom application. And we look to the…

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Excel Services and User Defined Functions in Managed Code

So I just finished coding the solution for my chapter on Excel Services. The more I dig deep in this feature of MOSS the more I am impressed. The thing is you have to look past the fact that this allows an organization to post thin-client read-only versions of spreadsheets. This is a great feature…

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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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