Exploring the 40 Application Templates – Product and Marketing Requirements

Template Name: ProductPlanning.stp
Description: Help organize the process of developing new products and marketing content through useful planning templates and collaboration tools.
Business Area: Sales / Marketing

Personal On-line Backup Mini-Review: Mozy

One of the … side effects … of working for a giant corporation is that I get a lot press releases in my inbox every month.  I’m still new to the EMC world, so a lot of these press releases are, basically, inscrutable.  This or that …

Sorting Calendar Items in the Calendar View

I’m using a calendar to track panel discussions on a given day.  I have two sessions: morning and afternoon.  I want to create a view that shows morning sessions only listed alphabetically via a session ID.  This is a little tricky to accompli…

NJ SharePoint User Group Meeting With Dave Mann … Or .. What Bob Said

Bob Fox lets us know that Dave Mann, SharePoint workflow genius, is speaking at the NJ SharePoint user group meeting on Wednesday evening, 11/19/08.  Don’t miss it.  (Sadly, my corporate overlord has scheduled a big group meeting Wed night and …

Exploring the 40 Application Templates – New Store Opening

Template Name: NewStoreOpening.stp
Description: Help teams manage the process of opening a new store including project and task management tools.
Business Area: Specialized / Vertical (Retail)

SharePoint Features & Solutions Management — Don’t Forget the U in CRUD (or the D for that matter)

We collectively spend a great deal of time thinking about SharePoint solutions — how to create them, which tool to use, what happens when they fail to deploy, timer jobs, scopes, etc.  We spend so much time thinking about the up-front bits that …

SharePoint Designer Workflow Cannot Access “Remote” or “Foreign” Lists

Here’s another common SharePoint Designer workflow question:
"Can I access (read/write) SharePoint lists via workflows which do not reside on the same site as the list itself?"

The simple answer is: No.
As in so many ways, however, we ha…

SharePoint on the Train

Today, I was reading through Mike Walsh’s Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 24 Hours and, incredibly, the lady on the seat next me said, "We just implemented SharePoint in our company."  It’s "incredible" because people jus…

Spinning Up Temporary Virtual WFE’s for Fun and Profit

I was one of 20 or 30 (or maybe 100?) panelists last night at the New York SharePoint Users Group meeting.  Instead of the usual presentation format, this was all about Q&A between the audience and the panel members.  Early on, Michael Lotter int…

Services on Server Does Not List Search — Why?

I was chatting today with Agnes Molnar (the only person I know that I know in Hungary) about a strange search configuration problem.  Namely, search was missing from the "services on server" display (via Central Admin -> Operations -> …