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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Training Days

    I will be running two SharePoint training sessions for partners during March on the 18th and the 30th at the UK campus in Reading. These will be introductory and overview sessions intended to cover the whole of the SharePoint platform and give a good understanding of SharePoint's capabilities and value...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath 2010 Introduction Part 2: Rules Management

    Second in my series of demos introducing InfoPath 2010 and some of the new features. This demo shows some of the different ways you can add and manage rules to a form template. It shows quick rules, the rules management pane and copying rules, as well as some of the different formating and action rules...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 7

    Continuing my series of demonstrations introducing the capabilities of InfoPath 2007. This demo shows how easy it is to create a form that connects to a database to view records, update records and create records.
  • Blog Post: How to: Display a form in SharePoint

    Continuing my "how to" series with this requested demo. In this video, I show how to embed an InfoPath form as a web part in a SharePoint page. If you have a request for a feature you'd like to see demonstrated, please leave a comment.
  • Blog Post: How to: Hide a Section

    Continuing my series of "how to" videos, I show how to use conditional formatting to hide or show a section based on the values entered elsewhere in a form. Conditional formatting can be incredibly valuable when you're creating a long, complex form where people might need to fill out different...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Collaboration

    This is the second in my series of videos showing how SharePoint can be used as a solution to a range of business problems. This demo shows some of the features that are designed to help SharePoint function as a collaboration solution, such as discussion boards, wiki pages, project task lists and more...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath 2010 Introduction Part 4 - Quick Publish

    This short demo video shows the time-saving capabilities of the Quick Publish button in InfoPath 2010.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 10: PerformancePoint Services Scorecards

    This video is part of a series of bite-sized Business Intelligence demos. This video builds on the previous two to show how to put together a scorecard in Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This video is available for download in my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 7: PerformancePoint Services Data Connections

    This video continues my series of bite-sized BI demos. In this demo, I show how to use PerformancePoint Services' Dashboard Designer to create a data connection to a SQL Server Analysis Services data cube.
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Portals

    This video is the first of a new series showing how the capabilities of SharePoint fit various business solutions. SharePoint can be used in a wide range of different scenarios to solve a huge number of different business problems. In this series, I will discuss some of the most common ways SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Multi-stage disposition in SharePoint 2010

    This video shows one of the new content management features in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010: multi-stage content management policies.
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server 2012 Demo

    http://mssalesdemos.com now includes a demo machine for SQL Server 2012. This includes the Telco demo that was present in the BI X demo machine as well as new demos on SQL Server 2012 functionality. There's a set of demos on PowerPivot, including the auto sales demo which has been shown at various events...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Search

    This is the third in my series of videos showing how SharePoint can be used as a solution to a range of business problems. This demo shows some of the features that are designed to help SharePoint function as a search solution, such as basic and advanced search, people search and business data search...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 3

    Continuing my series of introductory demos, this video shows some of the different submit options built in to InfoPath 2007, including email and SharePoint document libraries. The data connection wizard makes it extremely easy to set up these options so that the information entered in a form gets to...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 5

    This continues my series of introductory demos to InfoPath 2007. In this demo, I discuss the benefits of views and how to associate views to user roles.
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Document Management

    Continuing my series of videos showing the capabilities of SharePoint as a solution for various business problems. This video shows some of the features relating to document management.
  • Blog Post: Scenario: Holiday Requests

    This is a short demo showing a potential scenario for InfoPath and SharePoint workflows improving common processes. In this demo, an employee requests holiday, their manager reviews and approves the request, and then the holiday is added to a SharePoint team calendar.
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 2

    Continuing my series of InfoPath demos. This video shows how quick and easy it is to create an InfoPath form with rich functionality - without needing to use code. This is not a guide on how you should build forms, but an example of what can be done.
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 4

    In this part of my introductory series, I will show how InfoPath can be used with SharePoint or Forms Server to provide forms through the internet browser.
  • Blog Post: How to: Connect to a database

    Continuing my series of how to demos. I had a request to do a video showing how to show red, yellow, green indicators based on values from a database. Yesterday, I posted a demo showing how to set up indicators. Today, you get to see how to connect to a database. The procedure is the same to connect...
  • Blog Post: How to: Show indicators based on values

    This video is a response to a request. The request was to show how to show indicators based on values taken from SQL. In this video, I showed how to set conditional formatting to show indicators based on the value in a field. In this example, the value was entered manually, but exactly the same process...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Business Processes

    Continuing my series of short introductions to how SharePoint can be used to solve various business problems. This video touches on custom and out of the box workflows, as well as browser-enabled InfoPath forms.
  • Blog Post: How to: Auto Populate

    A couple of different people have asked me how to auto-populate the values in fields based on the username and values in external data sources. Those questions were the inspiration for this series of videos. I will show how to do simple but useful things in InfoPath. If there's something you'd like to...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 1

    The first in a series of video demos introducing the capabilities of InfoPath 2007. This video shows an example of a form to give an idea of some of the rich functionality offered by InfoPath.
  • Blog Post: 2010 Products Demo Machine

    Microsoft have released an RTM version of the SharePoint 2010 demo machines , available to partners and customers. This is a pair of virtual machines which come with a range of technologies from SharePoint and the Office Suite as well as supporting technologies such as Visual Studio 2010 and Office Communication...