Posted on 03 January 2012 by Tony
When teaching SharePoint 2010 developer classes I typically get at least one question every other class as it relates to ALM. On occasion there is at least one student who is used to doing continuous integration (CI) in their non-SharePoint projects and want to know how to it in SharePoint 2010 projects.
For me, the best person you can look to is Chris O’Brien. Chris has done a ton of work around this and has presented on the subject at a few conferences. He’s now working on a blog series (in conjunction with Microsoft folks like Kirk Evans & Mike Morton) that walks though setting up a SharePoint 2010 project for CI. The series is being posted on Chris’ blog as well as SharePoint Developer Team Blog.
Its best to start with the introduction “why” posts here:
» Chris O’Brien: SharePoint 2010 Continuous Integration – Part 1: Benefits
» SharePoint Dev Team Blog: Continuous Integration for SharePoint 2010 (Mike Morton)
Both of those point to the other posts in this series. There are a few other posts on Chris’ blog I’d recommend you check out as well.
Posted on 04 April 2011 by Tony
OK, so the event was 2 weeks ago. I only just finished going through the speaker evaluations and tallying up the scores. The event was a huge success. We had 250 people attend despite some really nasty weather that morning. Every single person I spoke to and 97% of the comments on the event as a whole were quite positive (you can’t please everyone – someone didn’t like the fact that we had Pepsi but not Coke ??!!)
So thank you to everyone who helped organize, attended, spoke, sponsored, pitched in to help the day of the event, etc. The event could not have happened without everyone involved.
Without further adieu, here are the top 10 speakers (and their scores – maximum possible was 5):
1. Jason Medero (4.6)
2. Jim Kane (4.4)
3. Greg Hurlman (4.3)
4. Linc Williams (4.27)
5. Kevin Goff (4.22)
6. Satish TK (4.2)
7. Alphonso Scarborough (4.15)
8. Christina Wheeler (4.1)
9. Michael Mukalian (4.0)
10. Peter Senescu (3.93)
Thanks again, everyone!
Posted on 20 January 2011 by Tony
I am currently doing a thesis on SharePoint server 2010 and SharePoint WorkSpace 2010 and I’m going to compare it with similar software. The only problem is that I’m more of a practical person – hands on if ya know what I mean – and I struggle with theory. I would like to know how to write a thesis. I’m not too sure what exactly is expected of me or how the thesis should be laid out. I would appreciate any tips or help at all! Thank you.
on: 1st January 70
Posted on 01 July 2010 by
I have a web delivered app written in asp.net with a SQL back end that was built by an external vendor before I came to this organization. This is for an intranet integrated with SharePoint. The vendor did not create a interface for entering or updating data. Not being a super experienced .net person (I am pretty much SQL and SharePoint) and the only one around here with that toolset, I need to decide the best way to make a this interface. So should it be asp.net or just a vb.net desktop app? What would be the difference? The SQL data tables in question are not SharePoint.
it really depends on scalable you think this application needs to be. the downside of a desktop app is obviously that it will need to be installed on every workstation that needs to make use of it where as a web app resides on a server and all the config for it resides there as well. when you make updates to your app, if it resides on a desktop then ouch; every workstation needs to be updated. on a web app – no problem; install the updates on the server and everyone using the app see’s the new feature(s).
on: 7th July 10
Posted on 19 May 2010 by Tony
where can i find office sharepoint server 2010? for free…. Is there any person who know any torrent file for this….. .
on: 1st January 70
Posted on 17 May 2010 by
I am not an IT person, but rather a Financial Analyst for a large Forture 15 company. Our division has recently begun using Sharepoint, but no one at our facility knows how to use it. I know some basic info, and have been able to set up a workflow and such, but I know there is MUCH MUCH more out there that it can be used for. Can anyone recommend some good books that would be helpful? I don’t need info from and IT perspective but a user perspective if that makes sense. One book I was looking at was “Seamless Teamwork.”
Google that question…you will find there are many free tutorials online!!
on: 24th May 10
Posted on 21 January 2010 by
I’m a new grad with a CS degree in Java programming. I have about 2 years experience in IT maintaining systems using Sharepoint (college job). I’m an excellent programmer and overall an outstanding person but I’m afraid to seek a job due to my lack of experience with things such as Struts and SQL. Should I be afraid to apply for jobs that require more experience than I have? I need to find a job please help.
on: 1st January 70
Posted on 12 January 2009 by
So we have a task list for our facilities guys but the manager is the only one who puts the tasks into SharePoint.
I have created a column (Name Lookup column) that will resolve any user in our domain called Requested By.
I want to make it to where when you enter the Requested By name it will email that person when the task is completed. I can’t seem to figure it out though.
Can someone help me, and please this has to be done through a WorkFlow not an Alert system.
First you will need SharePoint Designer to create a custom workflow. Open up SPD and create a new workflow attached to the task list. Now you will be able to set up the criteria that specifies to send an email to the appropriate person on the condition that a task has been completed. Pretty simple.
by: Devin W
on: 30th January 09
Posted on 29 December 2008 by Tony
I’ve been tasked with building a “team calendar” in SharePoint for my seven-person team. We’d like to manage our broad objectives in this calendar so each member of the team has a sense of what the others are working on. (Eg, major deadlines, publication dates, events, etc.)
Is there a way for each person to “upload” calendar items from their Outlook into the main SharePoint calendar? So far I’ve just had everyone email me (the calendar administrator) the items they’d like to include, but this seems a bit unwieldy.
on: 1st January 70
Posted on 18 November 2008 by Tony
I want to create an application form using Microsoft Sharepoint 2007. The form should allow a person to fill in details (name, address, e.t.c.) and submit them. These details should then be stored somewhere for later viewing by admission officers etc. Any idea how I do this? or any tutorials, books, videos or anything which will show me?
HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!! I will love you forever
Devin W has a great answer. The simplest way to do something like that is to create a custom list, and then you can add that as a web part to a team site or other SharePoint page for users to access.
If you’re looking for something more customizable or elaborate, you may need to look into using SharePoint Designer (FrontPage’s replacement) or even InfoPath.
http://office.microsoft.com/ is a great resource and has a large number of tutorials, tips, videos, and information on it.
on: 28th July 10