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…


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…


VSTO Task Pane Structure

So my goal with this post is to show you how I am planning to structure my Task Pane controls to provide flexibility. At this point, all I really have is a plan and I’ll let you know if it works out as the project continues. I started with what I think is common sense….


Detecting Offline State

So for my VSTO project, I need to be able to detect if I am in an online state. This detection will be pivotal in deciding if I should or can retrieve new data from my data providers (these include SharePoint and some other applications). I wanted to be able to key off of Internet…


My first "complex" VSTO 2005 Project

I know I am behind in posting materials in the resource center… working on that. Actually I got caught up in trying to build a project with VSTO instead. So, I’ve started putting my experiences to good use and have begun development on an Excel based VSTO 2005 project. We have an application here at…