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  • MarkQJones @stacyDraper I had you down as someone that would roll out tons of captions.. It is hard when you get to think. Addictive a bit to. about 411 days ago
  • MarkQJones @joeloleson it's all very exciting, making tons of friends. Great to have you on board to Joel. Thx for the mention. about 411 days ago
  • MarkQJones @zimmergren it happens lots. Saw a vendor that had his product and site completely copied. about 412 days ago

Mark Jones
For those out there that are a little curious as to whether SAF is any use to your organisation, please read this FAQ. What is SAF ? SAF is free to use. SAF is the "SharePoint Action Framework", it was built by myself and Hugo (plus a few others along the way). SAF is written entirely in C# code, available from : http://saf.codeplex.com. SAF is a way ......

One of the major areas developed for v2 of the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF) is its ability to integrate tightly with Msbuild. In order to get SAF working, you simply need to reference the Msbuild Saf task - which can be referenced like this : <UsingTask AssemblyName="Collaboris.Saf, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=182db3eac6a9... ......

Action Description Example AddLookupColumnToList Creates a new <b>list</b>-scoped lookup column pointing to an existing list. Download Quickstart AddSiteColumnToContentType Adds a site column to an existing content type. Download Quickstart AddSiteColumnToList Adds a site column to an existing SharePoint list. Download Quickstart CreateLookupColumn ......

SAF v2 is now freely available to download from CodePlex @ http://saf.codeplex.com Major points worth noting in this release : - Loads more actions to help you automatically configure SharePoint. - Downloadable examples and documentation explaining how to run every Action. - Run actions from an MSBuild project and pass properties. - Run actions from ......

It’s 6am and I am bored, so I thought I would give you a quick heads up on what’s coming in the next version of SAF (due by the end August). Here’s the Feature list : DSL with Diagram capabilities inside Visual Studio 20008. This is probably been the most exciting one for the release. We have been spending a few months working on a way to create SAF ......

Introduction Well it's now Saturday afternoon and the family have been out shopping all day, so I have taken the opportunity to conduct some tests that I had been meaning to do for a long time now (geek I hear you say). I wanted to find specifically what happens if you want to make changes to Content Types, Columns and Lists that have previously been ......

Introduction In a previous post, I explained my findings with "Upgrading Content Types", but now I want to test out a few scenarios with upgrading Site Columns. On the whole, the test results for Site Columns were pretty similar to that of Content Types. Although, I wanted to test what we can do when it comes to updating site columns that contain data. ......

A couple of you emailed and asked how to install SAF, so here's some instructions. Installing... If you have never insalled SAF on your SharePoint Farm then you need to install. To do this, you need to use STSAdm commands which I have popped into a batch file. Hence follow the steps below : Logon to a SharePoint Server in your Farm as a Farm Administrator. ......

Well, the hayfever has got me again! Here I am at 6am with a bunged up nose and itchy eyes wide awake. So I thought I would do the sensible thing and give you a heads up on what’s due in the next release of SAF. Here’s the Feature list : New Actions STSAdm Action. This allows us to call STSAdm commands and pass arguments from a SAF Macro. Powershell ......

I am pleased to announce that it’s now possible (with release 1.2.3463.00) , to run STSADM commands from the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF). Hence, if you add the standard STSAdm commands (that ship with SharePoint) to the truly awesome collection that Gary Lapointe has developed, (available on his STSADM Blog), you are looking at over 250 useful ......

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