Author Archives: Marijn

PDF icon on SharePoint: easy codeplex setup

January 13th, 2010 | Posted by Marijn in 3d party tools | codeplex - (0 Comments)

I used this codeplex project at a client this week: a very easy way to install the PDF logo on a SharePoint Server. Simple “next-next-finish” type of installation, saves you some time. For a detailed explanation on how to add the icon manually, click here.

At work we got a request to help someone out who was configuring a large workflow in SP Designer 2007 for a large BioTech company. We quickly got stuck with the activities that are ootb, but my coworker pointed me to these 2 solutions with extra activities !! 1. SPDActivities on Codeplex by unclepaul84 This …
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Put a clock on your SharePoint site

December 29th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in design | sharepoint - (1 Comments)

For a customer I was implementing a clock on their homepage. Boy, you really find a lot of html clocks on the web..some more ugly then others and some with more weird logos as well.. So, instead of putting the html code into a Content Editor WP, let us look at the specific solutions that …
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searching for FBA users on SharePoint 2007

December 24th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in fba | sharepoint - (2 Comments)

So, you created this big portal for your suppliers, customers or other in SharePoint. You have implemented FBA but now you want to search in this extensive list of people ? Continuing on the FBA Codeplex solution by Stacy Draper, adding just a few lines of code can do this for you ! The FBA …
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create a log out button on SharePoint 2007 – 2010

December 18th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in code | sharepoint - (2 Comments)

I ran into a question from a client, who was working with FBA. He wanted to simplify his portal for extranet users, so he wanted to display a log out link on his page. It turns out the solution is really simple: just create a link to the _layouts/signout.aspx page in a content editor webpart. …
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Asif Rehmani (MVP and trainer) published this really useful post on EndUserSharePoint about SharePoint Designer 2010! He uses 10 highlights to explain that SPD has got a lot of enhancements in this recent edition!! He also has some stuff on video.. The highlights are: 1. New User Experience with Summary Pages, Ribbon and Quick Launch …
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McKinsey categorises knowledge workers

November 12th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in enterprise2.0 - (0 Comments)

The guys over at McKinsey put together a piece about the types of knowledge workers matched to a tagcloud of E2.0 functionalities. The graphic’s multilevel approach to improving collaboration is based on the following steps: 1) classify workers by their workflow profile – the daily activities they do to perform their job 2) match new …
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Creation of an Information Charter

November 4th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in information - (0 Comments)

Martin White on the Intranet Focus Ltd blog created an Information Charter. This charter is to set a strategy from the directors to the employees on their commitment to ensure that information will be available.   The Board of Directors are committed to ensuring that 1) All our employees are confident that they can find …
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Every Manager needs a dashboard, and every Program Manager needs a project dashboard, so he can view in an instance what projects are running good, and what projects need corrections. Ofcourse you can build something like that in SharePoint, with nice KPI’s, but that is quite easy, so you dont need me to tell you …
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DMR: Digital Mail Room and my experiences

October 11th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in document management - (0 Comments)

Docufacts.nl, the dutch portal for document and content management, had a great article on their expertblog today: Robert van der Griendt, from GriendtEcm wrote about the Digital Mail Room (DMR) and why it is the ideal central gate for workflow and ECM (in dutch). In short, the mail room nowadays is a central spot where …
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