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In Praise of jQuery Enhanced Search-As-You-Type (by Jan Tielens)

I’m working on a BPOS demo (soon to be available up on Microsoft’s site) and I wanted to add a little pizzazz. I’ve known about Jan Tielen’s efforts for quite a while and I thought it would be a great technique to add to the demo, so I did. …

SharePoint Shop Talk Thursday 10/29 at 12:30 PM EDT

The next SharePoint Shop Talk takes place this Thursday at 12:30PM EDT. We’ve taken two weeks off (due to SharePoint Conference last week) and as a result, we have a number of questions in queue, not to mention all kinds of cool stuff to talk about r…

Quick Hit: Reading InfoPath XML Directly From an SPListItem in SharePoint

I’m been working on a project where I need to extract attachments from an InfoPath form. There are some good resources for parsing InfoPath forms (which are just XML files, so it’s actually quite easy). While I was building up the project, I s…

Quick and Easy: Send Email Using Gmail SMTP Server in .NET C#

This isn’t exactly a new topic, but when I needed to do it, I found a lot of “why won’t this work for me” and not too many direct answers. I hope someone finds this useful. The following bit of code will send an email using my own gmail accou…

SharePoint Conference 2009 – Get Your Real Time Raw Data From Twitter

I expect that nearly everyone knows this anyway, but I thought I’d toss out a quick note that there’s a tremendous amount of very interesting information available via twitter. The hash tag #SPC09 seems to be the most popular. Like always, ther…

Programmatically Extracting Attachments From InfoPath Forms (Including Their Names!)

I have an expense entry solution for a client that leverages InfoPath and workflow. At one point during the approval process, I need to generate an email that has all of that good InfoPath data as well as the attachments themselves so that (sigh) som…

SharePoint Shop Talk Recap for 10-08-2009

Today’s SharePoint Shop Talk covered its usual wide range of topics: We discussed the issues around opening up parts of a SharePoint site collection to your trading partners. It’s not the most complicated thing in the world, but when you start t…

SharePoint Shop Talk 10/08/08 at 12:30 PM EDT

We’re hosting our next weekly SharePoint Shop Talk session tomorrow at 12:30 PM EDT. This is an open Q&A and general kibitzing session on all topics SharePoint related. You can read various recaps of prior sessions here to get a sense of what …

To Blog or Not to Blog – That is the Question (to Blog About)

Note: This was originally posted to www.endusersharepoint.com. A few weeks ago I had the chance to speak at SharePoint Saturday in New York. Once again, a tremendous event. This time, I spoke about “learning SharePoint” – a very broad topic…

Don’t Be a Bull in the China Shop

A Brief History of SharePoint (From a Relative Newcomer’s Perspective) Note: This article was originally posted to www.endusersharepoint.com. I forgot to post it to my own blog SharePoint has evolved a great deal since its early days as sort of a…