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Let Shining Examples Lead the Way to Increased SharePoint Adoption

My first “pure” BrightStarr blog entry was published today.  Here’s a teaser:
There’s been a lot of conversation on the Internets of late on the topic of SharePoint adoption and especially the lack thereof. No one wants to go to all th…

Create Printer Friendly Pages and Even Print Them

I wrote up an article for SharePoint Briefing a week or so ago and it’s been posted.  Here is the opening bit:

You can read the whole thing here: http://sharepointbriefing.com/features/article.php/3904906/Create-a-Printer-Friendly-Page-in-Your…

“Can Do” versus “Should Do” in SharePoint Projects

I think that many of us are occasionally presented with, for lack of a better phrase, young-child requirements.  The end user really, very badly wants a certain specific look and feel, or a very specific sorting structure or a to cut out one click…

Use Workflow to Simulate Content Type Security

Another day, another MSDN-forums inspired post.
Someone was asking whether they could secure a content type such that when a user clicks on the “new” button on a custom list, only content types to which that person is granted access would appear in…

Content Query Web Part: SharePoint’s Swiss Army Knife

My latest article is up at www.sharepointbriefing.com.  Here’s a teaser:

Read the whole thing here: http://sharepointbriefing.com/features/article.php/3874226/Content-Query-Web-Part-SharePoints-Swiss-Army-Knife.htm
See it in use a real public web …

Pre-existing Conditions: SharePoint Alert Templates to the Rescue (?)

One of my clients worked with a previous contractor to build out a small but useful HR application for the enterprise.  That contractor used SharePoint Designer to implement the workflow portion of the solution.  It’s a bit of a mess.  For instanc…

SharePoint Demonstration: Leverage SharePoint to Build a Vertical Business Application

[Note: I want to straight away say that I have a financial interest in the desired outcome of this demonstration, which I mention in the interest of full disclosure, etc.  This is actually the first time I’ve ever blogged about an event where I stan…

You Can Pry SharePoint Designer From My Cold, Dead Hands

My latest article is up at www.EndUserSharePoint.com.  I wrote about SharePoint Designer, End Users and the outline of a strategy that End Users might try and follow in order to demonstrate competence and build trust around this tool.
The comments are…

MOSS User Profile as the Authority for User Language Preference

On my current project, some of the users will travel around the world and when they arrive at different destinations, use whatever machine is handy at the time.   Those guest machines will be running Windows and installed and configured for the local…

Capturing “mailto:” Metrics

I’m on a project where we need to collect metrics around a function named "Share a Story."  The idea is very simple — if you’re looking at an interesting article on the intranet and want to share it with someone, click a link…