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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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Why Focus on SharePoint Designer

In my first post, I mentioned a focus on SharePoint Designer. Why? 1. SharePoint Designer is an awesome new product.Microsoft invested a huge amount of R&D money in this new Office System. And who doesn’t love the new SharePoint, Word, the open xml documnet format and all the rest. But replacing Front Page with SharePoint Designer may have been the best investment. Without SharePoint Designer, branding would be near impossible, workflow customization limited and we wouldn’t have the Data View Web Part. But don’t

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First Post

Welcome to my new SharePoint Blog   I’ve been blogging about SharePoint on my personal website for less than a year, but head there for some of my old posts.   I’m a developer with architectural and business solution interests. For the purpose of this blog, I want to focus on the SharePoint Designer level.   I may have trouble avoiding talking about code, but I’m going to give it a try.

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Notes from Heather Solomon at SASUG

Summary The San Antonio SharePoint Users Group (SASUG) hosted Heather Solomon at this month’s meeting. If you haven’t seen Heather in person, she’s a SharePoint branding expert and excellent speaker. There are some excellent resources on her website, as well. I’m posting highlights from my sparse notes. SASUG attendees, please add comments with your notes, to fill in the holes. Quick Launch On customizing the Quick Launch in 2003, Heather had a few tips: Modifying Onet.xml is the only way

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Outlook 2007 makes SharePoint 2007 easy

     Did you know that Microsoft’s 2007 versions of Outlook and SharePoint have some great new connections when working with calendars? If not, you might take a minute to read through View and update a SharePoint calendar on MS Office Online.     The SharePoint connection to Outlook goes way beyond the Calendar. Did you know that you can read and post to Discussion Groups from Outlook? Even if you’ve never created Tasks in Outlook, you might consider it now. With

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