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Only one more days before I leave for the SharePoint conference 2012 in Las Vegas. And for those who are connected to me via Twitter (https://twitter.com/ErnstWolthaus, @ernstwolthaus) know I’m really excited about this conference. For more than 1 reason:
- Las Vegas
What a great venue to pick for Microsoft for the first SharePoint conference about SharePoint 2013. Off course it should be all about SharePoint 2013 but the ambiance of Las Vegas will certainly contribute to a great SPC12!
- The SharePoint community
Since I’ve been involved with SharePoint, I’m amazed by the amount of SharePoint knowledge that our community is sharing every day! There’s no community that’s living up to the name of it’s product more than the SHAREpoint community. I really love the way people can get excited about anything in SharePoint.
I couldn’t agree more with Joel Oleson with his recent blogpost: The SharePoint community is the BEST technical community on earth.
- Meeting the community
The SharePoint conference 2011 in Anaheim was my first SharePoint conference. I so enjoyed meeting a lot of SharePoint enthusiasts and seeing the great speakers strut their stuff on stage. As you walk don the halls of the conference center, you can feel the excitement. And with SharePoint 2013 RTM, I guess SPC12 will be even more better!
- SharePoint 2013
Off course, we’re all excited about this new shiny thing we can play with. Microsoft is really maturing the SharePoint platform. A lot of enhancements have been made to the overall user experience. The new app model is causing a stir (for good or bad…). The integration of FAST into Search is a real sellingpoint to our customers as search is getting ever more important to our intra/extranets.
So, a number of good reasons to be in Vegas next week: the people, the product, the place.
Hope to see and meet you in Vegas!
A SharePoint Slide Library offers an effective way of storing, sharing and managing your PowerPoint presentations. If you publish your PowerPoint presentation to a Slide Library, the slides will be uploaded as individual files which you can edit en even reuse for new PowerPoint presentations.
Now when you have a lot of slides, it seems only logical to group your slides into functional groups and maybe even subgroups. However, when you start grouping your slides, a SharePoint bug shows up (SharePoint 2007 & 2010): the selection check boxes disappear! Continue reading
Just discovered another bug in the REST interface of SharePoint 2010…
I wanted to display the results of a SharePoint survey in a so called Radar chart. A radar chart looks something like this:
Do you recognize this?
You connected a document library to Office, because you want to be able to save Office documents directly to SharePoint, without looking for the right URL. With this ribbon button, you can create a SharePoint location in Word/Excel/etc that you can use as save location. Very usefull.
After some time however, I was going nuts because everytime I had Office documents opened on my machine, about every 15 minutes, I was asked credentials for a customer site I had connected to about a year ago. I didn’t have access to that site anymore, so removing the location thru the ribbon wasn’t possible.
Very annoying when you are in the middle of a training or demosession and every 15 minutes your screen is switched to the login screen. Arghhh!!
Btw: I also had another location Office kept bugging me for. I removed the location in SharePoint but this didn’t help either…
After some #sphelp tweets and a lot of Googling the internet I finally found the solution. Yeah!
The solution can be found in the registry, at the following key:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Portal\Link Providers\*Name of link*]
Once you remove the sites for which you are asked credentials, the problem is gone. Puff!!
A couple of days ago, I demonstrated to a group of customers the ability to synchronize Excel 2010 with SharePoint 2010.
In order to synchronize Excel data with SharePoint, you need to convert a range of data into a table. The moment you create the table, Excel will show you an extra button to “Publish and allow Sync” to SharePoint (see screenshot).
Because JSON data is so much easier to use and parse than XML, I almost always use the $.getJSON functionality to get the data I want.
If you use FireFox and FireBug (of course you do!), you probably have taken a look at the data underneath. Something like this (click to enlarge):
When you want create a new ‘supporting’ form (new/edit/display), there’s a special section in de SharePoint Designer 2010 interface that will create such a file for you:
This will create a new shiny form you can to use and customize. This works a whole lot better than the old crappy way with SharePoint Designer 2007 where you had to copy/paste the code from a newform/editform/dispform to your own .aspx file. And it would always break the attachments functionality… Continue reading
I usually don’t blog about other blogposts because it doesn’t add any value, but I’d like to make a exception.
I came across the following article about using the My Site as a business social network. It is basic, but I think makes for a very nice entry point for customers starting out with SharePoint 2010.