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Nivo Slider In SharePoint 2010!?!
A little while ago I was part of architecting and leading a project and one of my very talented ex-coworker was in charge of doing most of the branding. He incorporated the Nivo Slider as part of the rotating banner on the home page. It seems like Rotating banners are the thing to do for internet sites these days. I have to admit, done right, they can be quite tasteful. Since my co-worker was in charge of doing most of the branding I did not get a great chance to see how he implemented the Nivo Slider. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:23 AM

CKS tools to Package Columns\Content Types\Lists Templates and List Instances
I have some basic rules when it comes to checked in code to TFS. The one at the top of the list of rules is that, any developer should get the latest code from TFS, deploy and have a working web part, workflow or any other customization in SharePoint. This means that all dependencies should be deployed with the customization. If the web part uses a custom list as a data source, then a developer should not have to manually create site columns with the ‘correct’ internal and display name, list instances ......

Posted On Monday, February 20, 2012 10:00 PM

'To Sign or not to Sign' that is the question!
A while back I was helping a client upgrade SharePoint 2007 code to SharePoint 2010 and I came across this interesting problem. I was working web parts that were created in Visual Studio 2008 using WSPBuilder extensions. The first order of business was to convert them to Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 extensions. Why Use Visual Studio 2010 templates? There are two main reasons I highly recommend using Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 templates. ......

Posted On Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:25 PM

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