An Introduction to Conditional Formatting

Hi everyone, Jon here again. Today I wanted to show you how to use Conditional Formatting to really spice up your data views. Preparation The customizations that I am going to demonstrate revolve around the creation of a product ordering page. To start, I created a SharePoint list called Products to store my data, though…

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SharePoint Designer Help Articles

Hello all, I’m Stephen, the editor (and sometime writer) for SPD Help on Office Online. In case you’ve missed them, we’ve recently published some Help articles on designing workflows: Collect data from a user in a workflow Assign a form to a group in a workflow Assign a to-do item in a workflow Create a…

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ASP.Net 2.0 Navigation and SharePoint v3

Hello everyone, Jon here again with a quick tip. If you have ever wanted to use the new navigation features of ASP.Net 2.0 in your site, you might have noticed that it doesn’t work in the way described by the tutorial when you are on a SharePoint v3 based site. The key is that you…

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Getting to Workflow Information

Hi, I’m Phil Allen, a developer with the SharePoint Designer team who works primarily on Workflow. Today I’d like to describe how you can get some important data about your workflow as usable data within a workflow action. This is all about creating new workflow actions, and so, Visual Studio 2005 with the Extension for…

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SharePoint Designer Data Team Survey

Would you like to help shape the future of how Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer works with data inside your SharePoint application? And be entered in a sweepstakes to win 1 of 5 FREE copies of Microsoft Office 2007 Professional? If yes, read on. To help inform SharePoint Designer plans and designs in this area, we’re…

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New Video Tutorials for SharePoint Designer

Microsoft and Total Training have been teaming up to produce a set of training videos for SPD. John Jansen (whose posts you may have read, below) is a senior member of the SharePoint Designer Test Team here at Redmond and hosts the videos, in addition to playing a key role in their development and implementation. Total…

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Bringing Live Search to your SharePoint Site

Arpan Shah has a nice post on his blog explaining how to use the DataFormWebPart to render search results from Live.com. It’s a tutorial (with screenshots) on how to accomplish this using SharePoint Designer – at the heart of the post you’ll learn to consume an RSS feed through the DFWP, step-by-step. With a little imagination you can apply the technique to bring in…

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An Introduction to Single-Sign-On (SSO) with Data Views

Hi there, I’m Russell Sasnett, a Program Manager for SharePoint Designer. Today’s topic is about creating views and forms on external SQL Server databases using Windows authentication. This requires using database connections that integrate with the Single Sign-On (SSO) feature of MOSS 2007. First I’ll give a little background on SSO, then I’ll show you…

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Announcing the CTP for VSeWSS Version 1.1

Greetings all, Alex Malek here, PM for SharePoint Designer. I’m pleased to announce that today we released a CTP for version 1.1 of the “Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services”. You can download the CTP here: link. If you are not familiar with VSeWSS, this post should help. In a nutshell, VSeWSS is an…

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Using Microformats with your SharePoint Data

Hi everyone, Jon Campbell here again with another technique on how to take your data presentation to the next level. This time around I am going to focus on using Microformats to display your data. I won’t go into a lengthy history of what microformats are or how they are used (interested readers should check…

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