Category: sharepoint

Essential free 3d party add-ons for SharePoint

Microsoft’s partner-based model for platforms such as SharePoint is a great way to work..everyone can build functionality and applications to use in that platform.. A result of this way, is that there are A LOT of different applications and features out there. Most of them are listed on the codeplex website, and the others are …


11 ways to make your SharePoint implementation more user-friendly

At the “A matter of degree” blog they have an easy to read but important post with tips to make your SharePoint project more user-friendly: 1. Make the banner logo link to the Home page. 2. Remove unused web parts from the Web Parts gallery. 3. Use the Table of Contents web part on empty …


Information Architecture for key users: Great tips by Chris Poteet

Chris Poteet shares some great tips on the EndUserSharePoint.com site: *Expose the global navigation from the parent site(s) in your subsites. It will help to orient users in the application. *When naming lists and libraries, use descriptive names that make sense to your audience. For instance, “Documents” isn’t a great name for a document library, …


SharePoint 2007 – Visio 2007 integration

Just saw this while clicking around in MOSS..Just installed Visio 2007 last week and this is what I got to see in my actions menu on a list: It just adds a new link “Create Visio Diagram”. It only works in lists ( task list and issue list, not the custom list) So, off to …


Quick Tip (3): lookup field to a site on top

Imagine this case, like a customer of mine had: You have all kinds of project sites for all the projects in your company. Of course you have a site on top that links to all these sites, shows you some additional info etc.. Now, my client wanted to manage all issues on the top level …


How long does the “New!” exclamation appear for new items?

That was a question I got in 2 training sessions, and I had to admit that I didn’t really knew the answer. I was sure you could edit the time, but I didn’t encountered it yet throughout my sharepoint-browsing. So I asked some of my collegues, and one (Tom Verhelst) came up with this one: …


Windows Live authentication for MOSS 2007

Keith Bunge tested his Live ID solution for SharePoint, and marked it as final. The login procedure is as follows: Click On The Sign In Link The Membership and Role providers are linked in to the SharePoint Forms Based Authentication (FBA) architecture. This means that the Sign in and Sign Out mechanisms are integrated right …


Bart Wessels: What to show on a good SharePoint demo ?

Bart Wessels asks his reader to tell him what they show on a great SharePoint demo ? Well, here is my answer (in dutch): Wat laat ik zien op een sharepoint demo Bij het Dolmen team geef ik vaak presentaties voor klanten. De sfeer is altijd gemoedelijk, er worden vaak vragen gesteld om X of …