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PerformancePoint as a service in SharePoint
The downturn in the economy has brought about many bad news but I was pleased to hear that PPS is now going to become another service in Office 14 SharePoint. I had never liked Performance Point Server as a standalone product as I thought it was Microsoft's way of trying to generate extra revenue out of the near saturated BI - Information worker product range. http://performancepointinsi... ......
Posted On Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:03 PM | Comments (6)
Announcements at PDC08
The following lists the announcements made at Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in LA Major announcements: Cloud services: SQL Services (includes SSDS), .Net Services, and Live Services .NET application development technologies for the Internet cloud. New set of .NET APIs for developers to build applications to deploy to the cloud. Cloud OS: Windows Azure Based on Mary Jo's post way back in June, Red Dog project describes the Windows Cloud OS called Windows Azure. This platform as stated ......
Posted On Friday, October 3, 2008 9:45 PM | Comments (5)
Unified Communications using RoundTable, SharePoint and Office
The following video is an excellent showcase of Microsoft Unified Communications Technologies using RoundTable, Office Communications Server 2007, Exchange 2007, SharePoint and Office integration. Victoria and Rachna did a great job at demonstating all these technologies without a single technical hitch, if only all demos were like these outside Microsoft ;) World Cup Demo Winner ......
Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2008 8:27 AM | Comments (9)
Adding hyperlink and folders to links list in onet.xml using CAML
Often you may want to create predefined html links in your SharePoint site along with your custom site definition. An example of this is the initial announcement you always get when you create a new team site: "Get Started with Windows SharePoint Services!". Creating items in Announcements list in the onet.xml file is pretty straight forward but to create html links in a links list you would have to use the following format: <Field Type="URL" Name="URL">http://<ur... ......
Posted On Monday, August 25, 2008 11:57 AM | Comments (14)
Gantt Chart Web Part for MOSS
This is an update to my previous post on Gantt chart web part by Teun. WSS 3.0 version of this web part can be found here. Although MOSS has an out of the box Gantt view for lists as can be seen below the SharePoint Gantt view is bloated compared to the Gantt chart web part. Not only do you get the nice rounded corners for the chart but it will pick up Group by settings of the tasks list and display a black container around the grouped tasks. Many people have reported problems activating this web ......
Posted On Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:35 AM | Comments (9)
Using SharePoint to search SQL BLOB Data
Donn Felker has wrote a good step-by-step article on how to access and search SQL BLOB Data from MOSS 2007. SharePoint can already search Office file formats stored in the database, this article can be used as a starting point for developing a separate database that hosts binary data readable by SharePoint. In large enterprises there is always a need to put in SLAs for various data contents, it is good practice to have a separate database containing BLOBs that could amount to significant storage ......
Posted On Sunday, May 6, 2007 11:48 PM | Comments (6)
MOSS Event Log Viewer Removed
It seems that the web based eventlog viewer have been taken out of SharePoint Central Admin in MOSS RTM as the EventLog.aspx page is missing. It is a shame as I find it useful to see the last 25 event log message output with their full description on a single page. It is annoying when you have to click on each individual Event to see their description in Windows Event Viewer, the up/down arrow doesn't help much either since after clicking a number of times you tend to forget what the description ......
Posted On Monday, April 9, 2007 2:13 PM | Comments (4)
UpdatePanel now works in MOSS!
Thanks to Eric Schoonover and Mike Ammerlaan, we now have UpdatePanel working in SharePoint. To get UpdatePanel in your web part you can derive from Eric's AjaxBasePart (Note: In this sample Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPar... v2 is being used rather than the System.Web.UI.WebControls.W... v3 so you need .dwp instead of .webpart definitions if you are deploying your web part as a feature). For RAD development, head over to Jan Tielens' Blog for his SmartPart with AJAX support. It's ......
Posted On Friday, February 23, 2007 6:39 AM | Comments (3)
The XPS file format
This is Microsoft’s new electronic paper format, an alternative to the PDF format. Office 2007 supports 'Save As' to both of these formats via Add-ins, download 'Save As PDF or XPS' here. For more details on the XPS file format, see Jeff Bell's blog post: Unlike the Office Open XML Formats, XPS does not attempt to capture the full structured richness of an Office document. As an electronic paper format, it is all about a high fidelity representation of the output only. Because of this, creation of ......
Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:17 AM | Comments (111)



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