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Disabling the “What’s Happening?” Display on the User Profiles

Published on September 13, 2010 By Mike Oryszak

One of the SharePoint 2010 features I really like is the user status information that is integrated into the updated User Profiles.  Unfortunately some organizations are not quite comfortable or ready to support the feature. Here is what it looks like with the user status set: Disabling the Status Message field With normal User Profile […]

SharePoint Designer 2010 Available Workflow Actions

Published on June 28, 2010 By Mike Oryszak

A colleague of mine was asking for a comprehensive list of available workflow actions in SharePoint Designer 2010.  I did some searches and couldn’t find the details so I thought I would provide them here. Core Actions Add a Comment  Add Time to Date  Do Calculation  Log to History List  Pause for Duration  Pause until […]

User Profiles – Driving Business Process

Published on June 23, 2010 By Mike Oryszak

The workflow features first introduced in WSS 3.0/MOSS in 2007 and enhanced in the 2010 offerings present an opportunity for organizations with SharePoint to start to automate the coordination of their business processes.  While many have been working with it, one of the limitations I have seen is that everything is localized to a particular […]

Content Aggregation in SharePoint 2010

Published on April 19, 2010 By Mike Oryszak

One of the areas I continue to see companies struggle with is sharing and reusing content.  Many will cram everything into a single site collection, or worse yet a single web so that everything is in one spot and available.  A little over a year ago I wrote an article titled “The Importance of a […]

SharePoint Dev and Customization Paths

Published on January 4, 2010 By Mike Oryszak

Microsoft’s technology stack has traditionally offered a lot of good options leaving the developer or architects to choose the best path.  Even still there there have been people camping out on one side or the other.  In the early days when VB first came out the hardcore devs didn’t take it seriously, and I remember […]

My Sites in the Enterprise: Today and Tomorrow

Published on December 14, 2009 By Mike Oryszak

As we inch closer to SharePoint 2010 and the vast improvements made to the My Sites feature set I thought it might be time to revisit some key concepts when looking to leverage My Sites in an organization.  In many organizations I see My Sites as still under deployed and under utilized.  In some cases […]

The SharePoint in the Cloud – SharePoint as a Service

Published on November 30, 2009 By Mike Oryszak

The cloud debate continues to rage in the offices of many business and IT executives.  They look for it as a way to control or reduce costs and to better focus on their core business functions instead of managing complex IT systems.  As a technologist though I see the cost benefit not just in dollars […]