Fill out an Infopath form from a link on another page

I develop and manage an internal portal based on Sharepoint for our team. One of the form libraries uses data published via InfoPath Forms. My users requested that they be able to launch the Infopath form without really going to the form library, but rather from a link on another page that they frequented. I found…


Office 2003 Add-in: Outlook Calendar Views

With the Calendar Views Add-in, you can easily create and manage filters to display subsets of appointments in Outlook Calendar. Filtered views are based on labels and categories that you apply to appointments. Click here to Download I find this AddIn useful because I tend to have appointments in my calendar that relate to different…

Useful Office Addins

Parcel Tracker for Outlook This is an awesome addin for Microsoft Outlook that automatically synchronizes an appointment item with a shipping service enabling you to track your package delivery / status directly from the Outlook’s calendar. Parcel Tracer tracks the status and delivery of UPS and FedEx shipments using the Outlook calendar. You provide Parcel Tracker…


Applications for Windows SharePoint Services

This is an excellent starting point for developers for building custom WSS Solutions. Its good to see the 30 application templates now available for download at The scenarios: Absence Request and Team Vacation Schedule Management  Board of Directors Case Work Management Change Management Classroom Management Competitive Intelligence Resource Center Employee Activities Site Employee Timesheet…

Setup for Developing Sharepoint Webparts

I just setup my dev box for developing Sharepoint Webparts (after having to rebuild my box due to a hard disk crash) and documented the steps that I went through. The machine that I do development on does not have Sharepoint installed. I copied the DLL files from the Sharepoint Server from Program files\Common Files\Microsoft…


NOAA WebService #2

I decided to rewrite the Excel VSTO app that I was writing as a MapPoint AddIn. I am using VS 2003 and the MapPoint AddIn Wizard. The MapPoint Addin wizard is available via Visual Studio when you install MapPoint (after VS).  

SPS Skin Designer

James Milne’s online CSS designer is a pretty interesting tool for creating CSS files for Sharepoint :


Interesting hack for using Today in a calculated column

I came across a post by Peter Blair on WSS Newsgroup describing a hack for adding calculated columns using Today. See:  

Multi select list boxes in Infopath

I hadnt realized till this morning that creating a multi select list box in Infopath wasnt exactly trivial. I found the article in the Infopath team blog useful to get started. The idea essentially is to add a checkbox and text box field into a Scrolling Region. I tweaked this in my solution to add a…


Updated SPS & WSS SDKs

I just downloaded the updated SDKs for SPS and WSS .