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Archive for the SharePoint Designer Category

CKS:EBE RSS Autodiscovery

Does the RSS Link light up on your SharePoint Blog? If it doesn’t, a few quick changes in SharePoint Designer could make it happen. RSS Autodiscovery RSS Autodiscovery depends on a tag like this in your <head></head> section of your HTML: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Posts" href="{$rssLink}" /> I have the link tag in my Head.xsl for my current theme. You can find the Head.xsl in the Themes folder in the folder with the same name as your currently selected theme.

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The Positive Side of SharePoint Wiki

Read Wiki-in-the-Box – Is SharePoint Wiki Really that Bad? for an in depth look at the positive side of the Out of the Box wiki functionality in SharePoint 2007.   Set aside at least 15 minutes for this well written coverage of SharePoint Wikis. Woody Windischman, author of Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, and a prolific SharePoint blogger, explains wiki history and how to take advantage of what you’ve licensed.       In Woody’s words: Some people look at

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Save the Manatees with SharePoint and Google Maps!

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Jamey Baxter who is a Computer Programs Analyst II/SharePoint Developer with the Office of Information Technology at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Jamey read my post on mapping a list with latitude and longitude and adding the name to the popup. He took the method and implemented it on a unique project I thought you would like to hear about it. Along the way, Jamey updated the solution to work for the

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Virtual Earth API 6.2 with SharePoint

Virtual Earth API Update As I promised at my SharePoint Saturday Presentation in Boston, I’ve updated my previous example integrating SharePoint with the Virtual Earth SDK. The original example was based on the SharePoint Designer Team Blog post, How to Integrate Virtual Earth Maps with a SharePoint List, from almost 2 years ago. Greg Chan’s original post is still great, and I recommend you give a read to see how he did the magic. However, there is at least one

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Highlights of Tom Rizzo’s SharePoint Designer Announcement

According to Google Blog Search, SharePoint Buzz had the scoop 11 hours ago on the official SharePoint Designer announcement. Figure 1 Sometime close to midnight this Microsoft Download site was updated with the text SharePoint Designer is NOW FREE! Along with the download, we were provided a number of great resources to take advantage of the great pricing. Video: SharePoint Designer 2007 (April 2009 Announcement) is a new interview with Tom Rizzo the Senior Director for SharePoint. Besides the big

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Followup to SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google

In the Mapping Part 2 Comments, I received two questions I’ve been meaning to get back to. Can you do this if your list has latitude and longitude? How do you add the name to the popup? Latitude and Longitude The first step in modifying my example for latitude and longitude is adding the fields. First I go to List Settings: Then I create the latitude column: Repeat for Longitude. After creating a Collection on maps.live.com with my contact cities,

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Mapping: Part 2 Show a SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google

This is the second part in a two part series on mapping a contacts list from SharePoint on a map from Google. In part one, we created a contacts list, a page and put a map on the page. Part 2 – in SharePoint Designer Add a data view web part Modify the display of the new web part Add a Data View Web Part Select an empty Web Part Zone Select Insert Data View from the Data View menu

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CKS:EBE Title in Title Bar

I’ve been working with the Community Kit for SharePoint Enhanced Blog Edition, or CKS:EBE, for two reasons. For one, I want to improve the blog I’m posting to. But also, blogging is a powerful way of publishing on the web and I want to understand all of the options available to our SharePoint customers with this great extension of the blogging functionality built in to SharePoint.     Along those lines, I’ve been making a number of edits to the default

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Mapping Mashups Presentation Followup

Last night’s presentation to the San Antonio SharePoint User’s Group was a lot of fun. I enjoyed showing off some things I’ve learned and I got some great feedback from the 13 or so in the audience.   As promised here are some links from my presentation: My slide deck, Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer (pptx) and  Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer (pdf) From Demo 1 How to Integrate Virtual Earth Maps with a SharePoint List, MS SharePoint Designer Team Blog SASUG

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I’ll be presenting at June’s San Antonio SharePoint Users Group Meeting

It’s official. I just received my invitation for the June 24th San Antonio SharePoint Users Group Meeting with the following program: June 24th Program: Travis Lingenfelder will be demonstrating the SASUG website and some of the ways that he added requested functionality to SharePoint such as provisioning events and related assets and sites using features to deploy all modifications for portability. Tom Resing will be presenting Mapping Mashups with SharePoint Designer including an Overview of Current Map Service Providers, an Introduction

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