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  • InfoPath and Excel Services

    Given that I spent a ridiculously long time trying to get an InfoPath form to interact with a spreadsheet published through Excel Services, I thought this was a suitable subject for a blog post. If I stop someone else feeling like they want to beat themselves...
  • Connecting to Report Server

    Sometimes, people that have been working with a technology for a while assume that something is so obvious, they don’t feel it needs explaining. This means that those who are trying to wrap their heads around something for the first time could be...
  • What is SharePoint 2010?

    I usually respond to that question with one of my own. Do you want the two hour answer or then ten hour answer? I’m not entirely joking when I say that. SharePoint is huge. It can do a wide range of different things and be used in an enormous number of...
  • InfoPath 2010 Introduction Part 3: SharePoint Form Web Part

    This video shows the new web part in SharePoint 2010. It's now easy to embed an InfoPath form as a web part within a SharePoint page.
  • SharePoint 2013 Snippet: Machine Translation Services

    SharePoint 2013 brings in Machine Translation Services, which provides automatic content translation or packages up content in a standard format for human translation. For the automated translation, it uses a cloud-based translation service, sending content...
  • PowerPivot: Sort by column

    Sometimes there are measures which have an intrinsic order to them, such as days of the week or month of the year. However, this order is not always known by the technology being used to represent data by those values. For example, if I was to create...
  • 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...
  • Generating a unique form number - a SharePoint counter

    I’ve had a request to expand on my post about generating automatic numbers for InfoPath forms. I was asked to go into more detail about how to set up a SharePoint list to act as a counter. Go to the SharePoint site where you have your document library...
  • Sandbox Code and InfoPath

    InfoPath allows you to create forms with very sophisticated logic. Some of this can be done using the out of the box features and formulae but there is always the option to write custom code. I would not recommend using InfoPath if vast amounts of custom...
  • SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites

    One of the licensing options for SharePoint, including MOSS 2007, is the For Internet Sites license, sometimes referred to as MOSS FIS. There are a fair number of sites out there built using MOSS 2007, including Spinebreakers , the Bill and Melinda Gates...
  • Workflow initiation forms

    With the 2010 version, a lot of work has been done to tighten up the integration between SharePoint and InfoPath. One example of this is workflow initiation forms. One of the things you can now do with SharePoint 2010 is create reusable SharePoint...
  • 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...
  • InfoPath forms within SharePoint pages

    One of the great things about InfoPath 2007 is that it allows people to design forms that can be opened in an internet browser. This means, if you have a SharePoint intranet, extranet or website, you can publish InfoPath forms to SharePoint and have people...
  • SharePoint: The Bigger Picture

    I'm organising an event in Microsoft's London office on 5th December. The name of the event is SharePoint: The Bigger Picture and the aim is to talk to partners who do some work with SharePoint but who aren't taking advantage of all the capabilities....
  • Mythbusting: SQL Server isn’t reliable

    I started this series of posts talking about scalability and now I’ll talk about reliability. This is another IT term that might have different meanings to different people. For the sake of this post, I’ll assume that reliability means that...
  • Data Quality in SQL Server 2012 Part 4: Data Quality Services Client

    Data Quality Services, introduced in the previous blog post , includes two main components: DQS Server and DQS Client. There’s also a DQS Cleansing transformation included in SSIS in SQL Server 2012, but I won’t be going into that in this...
  • SharePoint 2013 Snippet: User License Enforcement

    In MOSS 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010, it’s technically possible to set up an environment so that some users have the SharePoint Standard CAL and some users have the Enterprise CAL. Note the word “technically.” In order to get it to...
  • Books online for Power BI

    The Microsoft Office website now has some books online resources for Power BI. Power BI Getting Started Guide : http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/power-bi-getting-started-guide-HA104103589.aspx?CTT=1 ...
  • SharePoint 2013 Snippets: Shredded Storage

    I’ve been spending this week learning about SharePoint 2013 on the Ignite training. Partly in an effort to get this knowledge to stick in my brain, I’m going to be writing a series of blog posts on some of the topics covered that struck me...
  • SharePoint 2013 Snippets: Access Services

    Access Services is an interesting topic in the 2013 context. When this was described to me, my first reaction was, “but we could do that in 2010.” Then you scratch the surface and discover that everything has changed under the hood. The...
  • Advanced Copy

    Yesterday, I received my advanced copy of the new edition of Designing Electronic Forms for SharePoint and InfoPath. This is a 1000 page book which does exactly what the title suggests. It's a guide on how to use InfoPath to design electronic forms, both...
  • Custom Document Information Panel

    This demo shows how to create and edit a custom Document Information Panel for SharePoint documents using InfoPath 2010. It also shows how to filter drop down lists so that a second list displays different values based on those selected in the first....
  • Two and a half minutes of awesome

    These guys at SQL PASS presented on using Kinect to interact with SQL. Create databases by raising your arms. Delete databases by kicking them away. Back up databases by bringing your arms back. Awesome!
  • Mythbusting: SQL Server isn’t a market leader

    In terms of big customers, Microsoft have been playing catch up with regard to databases. Some of our competitors have had a much stronger foothold into the enterprise space, with huge deployments in huge customers. That’s probably where this myth...
  • SQL Bits 9: Query Across the Mersey

    Registration is open for the 9th SQL Bits, this time being held in Liverpool. The conference runs from 29th September to 1st October and includes some top speakers talking all things SQL Server. Find out more or register here: http://www.sqlbits.com...