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Where is Microsoft.CSharp Anyway?

I was handed a .zip file with a moderately complex project structure and which had been ripped out of subversion.  The code is referencing Microsoft.CSharp, as in: As you can see, visual studio was missing the actual DLL.  I don’t normall…

Very Cool BrightStarr Video

Having just started working here at BrightStarr, I’m pretty psyched that we’ve put together this very cool video up on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BrightStarrSP I wasn’t involved in producing it and I’m not personally big on these…

Goodbye CGS, Hello BrightStarr!

Tomorrow, I officially start my first day at BrightStarr (www.brightstarr.com), a UK based company with a US office that is, incredibly, a mere 6 miles from my house. It was an easy decision to leave CGS, but a hard decision to make .  Let me expl…

Changing Site Column Groups in SharePoint Designer 2010

I created a slew of site columns using SharePoint Designer 2010 this morning and realized that I had given them all the wrong group.  It was embarrassingly difficult to figure out.  I didn’t know where to click… I kept wanting to double …

Manually Edit SPD XOML File to Clean Up Variables

In this post here (“Getting Answers Back from the Start Approval Process Activity”), I mentioned that you can accidentally add a whole slew of workflow variables to your SharePoint Designer workflow.  Things can quickly become cluttered and ha…

How to Find and Edit SPD 2010 Workflow XOML Files

I was researching an easy way to remove a bunch of workflow variables without having to spend my afternoon in a full blown SPD click torture session.  My thought was to edit the XOML directly, which is the XML file underlying SPD’s declarative w…

Getting Answers Back from the Start Approval Process Activity

I’ve been playing around with SharePoint Designer workflow’s fancy new “Start Approval Process” activity and was quickly stymied because I couldn’t right away answer the question, “was it approved or not?”.  The short answer is that…

SharePoint Designer 2010 MOD function

I am working out some log where employees can request vacation, sick time, etc. One validation rule requires that you must always request time off in 4 hour intervals.  This is easy enough to do – use a modulo function.  Modulo function tel…

CodePlex Project – SP2010 Explorer

As part of an on-going effort to learn the technical low level details of SharePoint 2010, I’ve created a “SharePoint Explorer” kind of tool.  The idea isn’t new.  I used this project more than once: http://sharepointexplorer.codeplex…

SharePoint Designer 2007 Workflow Extensions CodePlex Project

I am putting together my second CodePlex project (details to be announced on Wednesday this week, plus or minus) and I had a look at my first project, “SharePoint Designer Workflow Extensions”. I was shocked and embarrassed to see that that it’…