Month: May 2012

The Content Query Web Part (CQWP) and the ddwrt Namespace
The Content Query Web Part (CQWP) and the ddwrt Namespace
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I’m positive I’ve run into this little issue before, but since I don’t seem to have done a post on it, I stymied myself again.

A client of mine spotted a nice post from Ben Tedder (@bentedder) showing how to Create a Classifieds Listing using SharePoint 2010. It uses a bunch of Content Query Web Part (CQWPs) to build up a sort of virtual bulletin board where people can post things they have for sale, help they need, upcoming community events, etc. Ben has been doing a lot of really cool stuff with SPServices, so I’m familiar with his stuff and know that the quality level is high.

Moving Lists from Hosted WSS 3.0 to Office365 – The Manual Way
Moving Lists from Hosted WSS 3.0 to Office365 – The Manual Way
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It’s a long holiday weekend here in the U.S., I’ve been sick with some sort of flu for all of it, and it’s really nice and sunny outside. So what am I doing? Trying to migrate my Sympraxis Consulting demo site from my FPWeb-hosted WSS 3.0 site (yeah, I’m a little behind) to my Office365 SharePoint 2010 site. Call me crazy. I’ve been avoiding doing this because I knew that somehow it would be a bit of a nightmare, and it is, of course. But it’s going to happen today, darn it.

SharePoint Intranets - How Do I Start Building One?
SharePoint Intranets – How Do I Start Building One?
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So you have been given a project and been told to build your company Intranet, but you have not had experience of SharePoint 2010, where do you start? Capture some requirements, install SharePoint out of the box or undertaking a pilot are all common examples of where a project can begin. Internal IT teams are often called upon to undertake projects when they may not have experience of SharePoint before. This article is intended to cover a number of areas and be a starter for 10 approach, seasoned SharePoint professionals, look away now.

Saving SharePoint User Interface Customization Preferences
Saving SharePoint User Interface Customization Preferences
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As I posted few days ago, here Cool usability enhancements in SharePoint 2010 using JQuery, there are number of ways you can make user interface of your sites more usable and personal.

The next step to those usability enhancements is saving user preferences, and what better way to do it than using User Profile service; well turns out there might be a better way.

SharePoint 2010 Branding in Practice A Guide for Web Developers - Chapter 3
SharePoint 2010 Branding in Practice A Guide for Web Developers – Chapter 3
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This month we have a 3 part eBook series from MVP Yaroslav Pentsarskyy based upon his book “SharePoint 2010 Branding in Practice A Guide for Web Developers”. Having already released “Ch1 Getting Things Set Up” and “Ch2 General Overview of SharePoint 2010 Branding – What’s Where and Whys?”, our final release “Ch3 Customizing SharePoint2010 Collaboration Sites” is now available!

Data View Web Part & Multiple Filters
Data View Web Part & Multiple Filters
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In two previous posts I detailed a method of using partial text in a search filter on a data view web part. You can find the posts here:
Part 1
Part 2

Multiple Searches
Up until now I have always created one page per search, but some of my users started to complain that this meant more time was tak

Reusing Your Customized SharePoint Web Parts
Reusing Your Customized SharePoint Web Parts
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Let’s say you have a sweet web part, it might be something cool with JavaScript, jQuery, or SPServices, a simple weather web part, a data view web part, or an image. Whatever you made (with some exception, keep reading), you can export your web part and copy it over to another page or site within SharePoint, or even to an entirely different SharePoint farm, to quickly reuse your master piece.

Webinar on Artifacts Provisioning in SharePoint 2010 by Paolo Pialorsi
Webinar on Artifacts Provisioning in SharePoint 2010 by Paolo Pialorsi
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We have got an insightful webinar from Paolo Pialorsi on the topic “Artifacts Provisioning in SharePoint 2010 “!

In this webinar you will learn how to provision artifacts (site columns, content types, list definitions) using the features and feature elements provided by the native SharePoint 2010 extensibility infrastructure. Moreover, you will learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 to achieve these goals.