Development

SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints Now Available

Posted by on June 27, 2012 at 9:46 am

My book, SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints has been officially released and is now available both in print and as an electronic download.   What you will learn from this book You will see how to build the following SharePoint projects: An Effective Intranet Site for your organization that maximizes the site’s ability to aggregate […]

CASPUG–Session Wrap-up

Posted by on September 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Great turnout for the September meeting of the Charlotte Area SharePoint User Group.  Thanks to everyone that attended, hopefully the session was beneficial to the attendees. Here is a copy of the slidedeck on Slide Share:  Developing Reusable Workflow Features Here is a copy of the sourcecode used during the presentation:  SPBlueprints.Activities

User Profiles – Adding a Custom Tab and Page

Posted by on September 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

The User Profile Pages within the MySites area of SharePoint 2010 is significantly more robust than in previous versions.  I really like the concept of making it a central/social hub and using it as a central place to hold and maintain content.  While I generally shy away from major customizations to the Personal sites (aka […]

Use the Status Bar to Display Active Workflows

Posted by on August 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm
Open Workflow Tasks Status

Over the past six months I’ve found myself moving more and more towards using the new Client OM for things that I used to use jQuery and SPServices for.  While I still love SPServices, it is not always required and now that I am getting more knowledgeable about how to do things in the Client […]

Bulk Updates of User Profile Properties

Posted by on July 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

This past week fellow SharePoint MVP Yaroslav Pentsarskyy posted an excellent PowerShell script for doing bulk updates on the UserProfile properties via PowerShell.  The Bulk Update SharePoint 2010 User Profile Properties is a great script that makes it extremely easy to populate any new fields that are not set to synchronize.  My team has been […]

Review – Pro SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design

Posted by on January 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

I was recently given a chance to review this book thanks to one of the books author’s John Ross.  While my main focus is not on branding and user interfaces it is a critical component of the SharePoint solutions my team delivers and also one of the important things that can separate successful from failed […]

Shared Link: SharePoint 2010 Social Networking Diagram

Posted by on December 31, 2010 at 10:57 am

I do not often link to another blog post as part of one on my site, but this one was too good to pass up.  For those of you interested in SharePoint 2010’s Social Features, here is  great diagram of of how all of the components and services fit together.  It is extremely valuable to […]