Posted on 03 January 2012 by Spade
Need InfoPath training? We’ve got just what you’re looking for!
SharePoint Solutions offers quality hands-on classroom-based InfoPath training.
Learn the ins and outs of creating digital forms that your users won’t mind using.
Four days is all it takes to master digital form creation in InfoPath 2010, and to learn the basics of routing those forms through common business processes using SharePoint 2010 workflow, through our new course, InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 No-Code Workflow Deep Dive (Intermediate).
In this instructor-led 4-day “deep dive” course, you’ll learn:
- To understand forms as a primary driver of business processes
- To design digital forms that work – asking the right questions the right way
- To understand the varied audiences for your forms and the data they need
- A framework for determining what questions your form needs
- Form layout and design best practices
- What controls are available for InfoPath forms and how they work
- How to create data connections to receive data from external sources
and much, much more.
In addition, you’ll learn to use SharePoint Designer 2010 to create powerful SharePoint workflows to automate the routing of those InfoPath forms through common business processes. You’ll discover:
- The different types of workflows you can create and when to use them
- Item events which trigger workflow
- Steps, actions and conditions: the building blocks of workflow design
- Else-if conditional branching and (MS) Boolean logic
- How to test and debug your workflows
and so much more.
Familiarity with the basics of SharePoint 2010 is required, but no previous experience with InfoPath 2010 or SharePoint Designer 2010 is necessary.
Packed with information and hands-on experience!
Classes are filling up fast, so prompt registration is highly recommended.
Check scheduled dates and locations of upcoming classes.
Posted on 02 October 2011 by
This weekend I will be presenting a couple of SharePoint 2010 developer sessions at the Silicon Valley Code Camp . There will be almost 200 different sessions in 2 days with over 2,000 attendees. I will be hosting the SharePoint track on Saturday Oct…(read more)
Posted on 16 August 2011 by
This blog is post #3 in the Ten Days of Office series to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the release of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Tune in each weekday for new tips and tricks to get the most from your Office and SharePoint e experience.
On Wednesday, as part of the one-year anniversary celebration of Office 2010, my colleague Erik Jensen wrote a great post about one way that you can get the most out of Microsoft PowerPoint through the broadcast feature. Yesterday, Roby Kurian wrote about Outlook Social Connector, including how it can provide information from SharePoint My Sites. Today, I want to share one of the ways you can get the most out of the social capabilities in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 by promoting the use of My Sites within an organization.
There’s a lot of buzz today about social networking within an organization, and with good reason! According to Gartner, “It is no longer a question of if an enterprise should invest in social software, but when, from which provider and for what business purposes.” and by 2015, 40% of large enterprises will have a corporate "Facebook," for circulating both business and personal data. (Gartner, Predicts 2011: When Social and Business Processes Collide, November 19, 2010) When done right, enterprise social networking can be a very valuable tool in helping employees find colleagues with the expertise they need to solve a problem or better serve customers. SharePoint has included My Sites since the 2003 version, and today in 2010 they are better than ever at helping people locate one another and the critical business information they share, enabling everyone to do their jobs more efficiently and feel more connected across the enterprise.
Now onto the good stuff! SharePoint My Sites is only as valuable as the information people contribute, which you can do easily by leveraging tools such as tagging, document and photo libraries and colleague connections. So in an already busy work environment, how do you ensure your employees understand the value of My Sites? Below are some tips for driving adoption in your organization.
- Identify a select group of early adopters who can spread the word about My Sites among their colleagues. Showcase them through email, a newsletter or an Intranet feature story, citing personal examples of how My Sites has improved their everyday work life. Also, reach out to the avid consumer social network users in your organization to become early adopters and promoters of safe, secure social networking inside the organization.
- Use My Sites as a marketing tool inside organizations. For example, smaller teams within a larger organization can boost their profile by making sure their My Sites are completely utilized. Each team member can list expertise, share documents, tag material and update newsfeeds, making them easier to find in an organization. In fact, simply saving your documents to your My Site will make it much easier for people to find out what you know and benefit from your work. It is much easier to find files by looking up people in SharePoint.
- Make My Sites your own. Custom skins that live on top of SharePoint allow organizations to brand My Sites, helping drive interest and loyalty. The theme might be for your department, role, or a corporate HR-sponsored initiative—whatever is most relevant for your business.
- Incorporate filling out My Sites as part of an employee orientation. This helps quickly drive adoption and ensures employees know how to properly utilize the tool. Many of your new employees will already be familiar with these tools as consumers and successful job seekers.
- Encourage high-profile executive involvement. When your executives share, they set the tone for everyone. Using the built-in blog on a My Site is a great way for executives to share trip reports, reflections on the business, and career development tips. This knowledge is shared more visibly and persistently than in email and encourages other employees to share their experiences as well.
We use My Sites widely across Microsoft, and from personal experience, it has helped me engage colleagues more quickly, locate expertise and find the information I need to not only do my job better, but be more efficient. When I can find the right contact for a customer by doing a people search, take advantage of colleagues’ presentation by finding it on their My Sites, or stay in touch with a colleague through their personal updates, SharePoint is enabling me to benefit from the power of social computing in the enterprise. That makes me more productive, effective and connected in today’s fast-paced world of business.
Posted on 12 August 2011 by Spade
I am pleased to announce that TechNet have published two new Training Courses for Implementing SharePoint Solutions. Each of these courses contains 15 modules representing 5 days of instructor led training and each module includes video lessons, hands on labs, and a quiz.
This course teaches implementers how to leverage features in SharePoint Server to implement an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system. ECM systems are designed to manage large amounts of content, including content in the form of documents and content in pages, wiki libraries, blog posts, and other types of non-document content. Document management is the heart of ECM. Document management in SharePoint Server consists of a rich feature set that includes tight integration to Microsoft Office client applications, standard version-control features, and innovative features that allow SharePoint Server to bridge the gap between a folder-based mindset of the typical user and the metadata-based mindset of a records manager. This course develops the key skills that are necessary to deploy SharePoint Server for ECM solutions at organizations of any size. Larger organizations should start with this course and supplement it with expertise in large-scale ECM implementations, whereas medium and smaller organizations may find all they need in this course to implement their systems successfully.
This course describes how to implement and brand a SharePoint based public web site using SharePoint web content management (WCM). Once the course is completed, you will be able to implement a SharePoint deployment of a branded web site with structured content management. You will also be able to successfully plan, deploy, monitor, and maintain an Internet site on SharePoint. No development experience is required, but experience with HTML and CSS is recommended.
Posted on 04 April 2011 by Spade
The folks at DevConnections have kicked off a new roadshow that’s hitting 6 cities from March 2011 – May. These events, three-days in duration, will deliver some top-notch content for SharePoint administrators, developers and power users in addition to a one-day SharePoint 2010 Development Bootcamp!
I’m presenting three sessions in the San Antonio, TX (March 14-16, 2011) stop and San Diego, CA (May 2-4, 2011) stop. The sessions I plan to present are as follows:
- Building Silverlight Applications for SharePoint 2010
SharePoint 2010 introduced numerous capabilities available to developers for building rich Silverlight applications. In this session we’ll take a look at what is available to you specifically in the Client Object Model & REST services. We’ll also look into some tips and tricks to improve the performance of your Silverlight application and how to leverage the very popular MVVM design pattern when building applications for SharePoint 2010.
- Creating Content-Centric Sites with SharePoint 2010 Web Content Management
SharePoint 2010 provides all the tools you need to create content centric Internet/Extranet/Intranet facing solutions that do not fit the mold of traditional SharePoint collaboration solutions. These capabilities, dubbed Web Content Management (WCM), enable content owners and managers to create sites that are consumed by a very large user base. In this session you’ll learn how to create compelling content-centric sites using just the browser and SharePoint Designer 2010 including creating custom page types, page templates, modifying the user experience as well as enforcing certain business rules for content publication and storage.
- Developing & Extending SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Content Management
Microsoft made considerable investments in the Enterprise Content Management capabilities in SharePoint 2010. While SharePoint 2010 includes many OOTB features, Microsoft has provided many extensibility points for developers to create robust and custom solutions for ECM scenarios. This session you will demonstrate how to create document sets declaratively to promote reuse across multiple SharePoint environments. In addition you will see how to introduce custom business logic into the creation of document IDs and interacting with managed metadata programmatically.
As an added bonus, the first 100 developers that register for each event will get to attend the SharePoint 2010 Development Bootcamp for FREE (9 value)!!! Not a bad freebie!
Only limited registrations available for this event, so make sure you register early!
» SharePoint Connections Coast-to-Coast: San Antonio, TX – March 14-16, 2011
» SharePoint Connections Coast-to-Coast: San Diego, CA – May 2-4, 2011
Posted on 03 April 2011 by Tony
The early days of Windows Phone 7 have been all about positive reviews, not much market share, and a botched update that caused some phones to stop working.
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Source: Computer World Australia
Date Published: 29th March 11
Posted on 29 March 2011 by
Remember the good old days, before SharePoint 2010, when a dropdown on the top right of a List View Web Part (LVWP) allowed you to select different views, quicly and easily?
Posted on 18 February 2011 by
I wud like to know, how many days of effort in learning/practising to become a “very hands on in SharePoint development “. and want to know what are the MOSS  features I need to pick up for attaining the same
thnx in advance
That invariably depends on how quick a learner you are.
on: 30th March 11
Posted on 17 June 2010 by
Working on a project for a client who uses sharepoint. Sharepoint designer was pretty easy to get a grasp of, but I am having a problem with one aspect:
On the form we created, we have a due date. The user creates a due date (date picker) when creating a new form.
The client would like that an email be generated 7 days after the due date, IF the return date field (also a datepicker) is empty.
I read some material, and have figured out how to do a 7 day delay in workflow – but the problem is we need to start this workflow 7 days from the due date NOT the creation date.
Any help or recommended tutorials?
Not sure if this would be helpful – http://www.mindfiresolutions.com/Format-Input-for-SharePoint-DateTime-field-186.php
Please pardon my ignorance if the tip whose link I pasted is not relevant.
on: 23rd June 10
Posted on 26 April 2009 by
I have read the book many times and still don’t understand it, but I have a worksheet due in in a few days but I still can’t do it. Here is the worksheet-
Can someone please help me?!
The Giver — Lois Lowry
by: Electric Blue
on: 2nd June 09