Using SPUtility.SendEmail (SharePoint way) Try Dim thisWeb As SPWeb = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context) Dim toField As String = “someone@microsoft.com” Dim subject As String = “Test Message” Dim body As String = “Message sent from SharePoint” Dim success As Boolean = SPUtility.SendEmail(thisWeb, True, True, toField, subject, body) Catch ex As Exception ‘ handle exception End Try More …
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UPDATE: Find the 2010 version here !! Struggling to find a good way to display a url in a list (output generated by the codeplex listsearch project), I found this solution from PathToSharePoint. Normally, when you use a calculated column to create a dynamic link, you get the full url, like “http://www.test.com?id=9876”, when you want …
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The indexing of PDF’s at a client was not working. Together with a coworker (tnx Robbert Kloosterman) we fixed it by changing a registry value.   Round up: 1. install PDF iFilter for 64 bit 2. install the icon (easy fix: ttp://www.codeplex.com/SharePointPdfIcon) 3. start – run – regedit 4.  go  to “\\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OfficeServer\12.0\Search\Applications\{site GUID}\Gather\Portal_Content\Extensions\ExtensionList 5. add …
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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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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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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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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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Els Aerts on the Web Usability Blog hits the nail with her blogpost about Error messages. Not only true for all kinds of websites and client apps, but just the same in SharePoint..My customer doesn’t want a fat-ass code page telling him in a bizarre language that something is wrong..some SharePoint errors are just downright …
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Federation Services for AD

December 8th, 2008 | Posted by Marijn in sharepoint - (0 Comments)

A collegue of mine was playing and blogging about this: Federation Services with Microsoft Server 2008. No, this is not the Search solution, but a identity management solution. The best definition online I could find is: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a feature introduced with Windows Server 2003 R2 that provides an identity …
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