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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: Better with Office - introduction

    SharePoint is part of the Microsoft product stack. This doesn’t mean that it’s just another item on a Microsoft price list. What it means is that it’s designed to work with the other products Microsoft produces. In other posts, I’ve talked about using InfoPath and SharePoint together, but that’s not...
  • Blog Post: Office Mini 2: Save to SharePoint

    This video continues my series of mini demos showing features of Office 2010 that you might not know about. In this video, I show how to save an Office document to SharePoint without leaving the client. If there’s a feature you’d like to see demonstrated as part of this series, let me know.
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Forms and Languages! Oh my!

    I had a conversation with a partner who wanted to implement forms in SharePoint (actually, he was wondering about using SharePoint’s survey features but came to the conclusion that Forms Services was better suited to the task). The difficulty was that the SharePoint solution in question would be deployed...
  • Blog Post: Better with Office - Metadata

    What is metadata? The simple definition is that it’s data about data. In the case of SharePoint, it’s information about files and documents stored within SharePoint. There are some bits of metadata that are included as standard, such as who created a document, who last edited it, where in SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Better with Office - versioning

    This is the second part in my series of posts about the benefits of combining SharePoint with Office. I’m going to talk about versioning. Versioning is one of the major benefits a document management system has over a file share. A common scenario is for people to have a document stored in a shared...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint on the Web

    SharePoint is generally known as intranet software, a tool for enabling workplace collaboration or a method for producing company portals. It can also be used to produce internet-facing sites. This might seem a little puzzling to people who hear SharePoint and think of project sites and team collaboration...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Conference 2009

    There's still time to sign up for the SharePoint Conference in October. This event is open to Microsoft partners and customers interested in learning more about SharePoint. It's a great opportunity to learn more about the product and to build a network with others who may have knowledge that can help...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Training

    I'm running more SharePoint training days for partners. The purpose of the day is to give a high-level overview of the capabilities and value of SharePoint solutions. The training is not at all technical but should give business persons an understanding of what could be done with SharePoint and sales...
  • 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: Live Partner Training

    We're putting on some readiness training in the upcoming months. These events are free and open to all Microsoft partners. Processes and Forms in SharePoint – Reading 22 nd September A look at InfoPath Forms Services and workflows within SharePoint deployments. An introduction to the capabilities...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 4: Simple KPI

    This demo continues my series of videos showing the Microsoft business intelligence offering in bite sized chunks. In this demo, I show how to create a simple key performance indicators (KPI) based on a project task list and then how to display a KPI list in a SharePoint page.
  • Blog Post: Better with Office - Data Connection Libraries

    Previously in this series, I’ve talked about general Office documents, which might be Word files, PowerPoint slide decks and so on. In this post, I’m going to go a bit more specific. I’m going to talk about data connection libraries and how they are they can accessed using Excel 2007. A data connection...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 SP2 Bug Fix

    About a month ago, I posted about a bug in Sevice Pack 2 for SharePoint. This bug sets an expiration date on the MOSS features so that after 180 days, users receive an error message. Thankfully, the problem has now been fixed. The SharePoint Team Blog has links to the appropriate downloads for the...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Hosting Webcasts

    In June, I'm going to be running a series of three webcasts for hosting partners. They will particularly be aimed at sales people. Each session will go through the features enabled by a licensing level of SharePoint, as well as the potential value of those features to end customers. At the end of the...
  • 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: SharePoint Case Study

    Salmon, a UK SharePoint Gold Partner have produced a case study of the solution they built for Endsleigh Insurance. This is a powerful web portal delivering a customised view to their customers and allowing Endsleigh to work with partner organisations. This solution has helped Endsleigh deliver a tailored...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 6: Excel Dashboards

    This video continues my series of bite sized Business Intelligence demos. In this demo, I show how to create a dashboard in SharePoint 2010 to display parts of an Excel workbook.
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Introduction Part 8

    This is part 8 in my series of introductions to InfoPath 2007. In this demo, I show the publishing wizard and how to share form templates with those who need to fill the forms out.
  • Blog Post: Why I love InfoPath

    The best way to explain why I love InfoPath and InfoPath Forms Services is to explain why I hate other incarnations of forms. When I was a student, I spent the summer holidays doing temp jobs so that I had money for the rest of the year. Temp jobs are generally not all that exciting and my work often...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 25: Excel Web App

    This video continues my series of Microsoft Business Intelligence demos. In this demo, I show the Excel Web App, the browser-based version of Excel available through SharePoint and Windows Live. I show some of what you can and can't do in this cloud-based version of Excel. This video is available...
  • Blog Post: Improving Form Performance

    When you load up InfoPath forms in a browser, do you see this message? Probably. The important question is, for how long? Does the form open in a couple of seconds, or are you sitting waiting for minutes? There are various reasons why a form might be slow in loading up. In this blog post, I...
  • Blog Post: What do I get?

    SharePoint is a very big product. I’d even go so far as to say huge. It has a wide range of capabilities in a variety of areas. This is a very good thing in terms of what you get for your money. It’s a very bad thing when you’re trying to get your head around the product for the first time. It probably...
  • Blog Post: Partner Training

    The SharePoint partner team in the UK have been planning training and readiness for the next year and we've got a series of web seminars lined up. These seminars are sales training focussed around different aspects of SharePoint and how to sell WSS or MOSS as a solution to a particular type of business...
  • Blog Post: Get Going Now

    With the SharePoint Conference this week, Microsoft has begun lifting the shroud of secrecy around the next version of SharePoint, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, due out in the first half of next year. In light of this release of information, I’m expecting to get asked more and more, “Why should...