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Three years ago, I published a post to clarify how scripts (and Web content in general) could be added to a page via a Web Part. It was SP 2010 at that time, and the main contenders were the Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) and the HTML Form Web Part. I concluded the post with a small note about the Page Viewer Web Part (PVWP). It’s about time I explain what I meant… Note: this article focuses on Web Parts. There are of course other ways to include html, stylesheets or scripts in a SharePoint page!

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UK SharePoint Team : SharePoint and Records Management: Part 1 of 4 This blog series will address the role that SharePoint can play in Records Management within an organization and the abilities and functionality that can be leveraged from the platform. The blog consists of four posts: 1. Introduction to Records Management, and Definition of Terms (this post) 2. Records Management using Standard SharePoint Features A Dummies Guide to SharePoint & jQuery - Reading List Data With SPServices - My most excellent and intelligent friend Lori Gowin (@lorigowin) was quite frustrated this evening because she was having issues using SharePoint and jQuery to do an image slider. After I taunted her for a while about “This is why non-developers should not be doing jQuery” I stepped down off my high-horse and thought it might be helpful to write a blog post to help her with one of the integral parts us using an image slider: reading data from a SharePoint list. I know there are several blogs out there that deal with examples of reading list data from SharePoint using things like Ajax, SPServices, the Client Object Model, and of course the Server Object Model, but obviously there is still an unmet need for those people who may not know where to start and just need to know the basics. Well, this blog post is for you guys.

The Content Editor Web Part The Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) allows you to add text, html, scripts or styles to a SharePoint page. Its versatility makes it a favorite among Web designers. The fpweb.net site offers a tutorial on how to add a CEWP to a page: The CEWP has two edit options: - Rich Text Editor: as it says, allows you to add formatted text. - Source Editor: this is a more powerful option, allowing you to add html, scripts or styles. TS Web Access Step-by-Step Guide: Customizing TS Web Access by Using Windows SharePoint Services Updated: February 23, 2008 Applies To: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Web Access (TS Web Access) is a role service in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system that enables users to access RemoteApp™ programs or the full terminal server desktop from a Web site. By default, the TS Web Access Web site enables you to point to a single terminal server or to a single terminal server farm to populate the list of RemoteApp programs that appear on the site. If you have multiple terminal servers or multiple terminal server farms, you can use Windows® SharePoint® Services to create a single Web access point for RemoteApp programs and full terminal server desktop connections that are available on different terminal servers. You can customize a Windows SharePoint Services site by adding multiple TS Web Access Web Parts, each pointing to a different terminal server or terminal server farm.

Using calculated columns to write HTML Update [6/8/2009]: A new version of the script is now available, more details here. Updates I am now expanding the scope of this method: - list views (flat views and expanded grouping): this article - list views (collapsed grouping): this article - display forms (DispForm.aspx): published on 10/01/2008- calendar views: published on 11/15/2008 - using calculated columns to write scripts: published on 2/26/2009 - preview panes: added on 7/9/2009 - filters: not published yet Also note the troubleshooting section. Update [09/10/2008] I have added a few lines to the initial script to address the case of collapsed views. Also, see my note at the end of this post. Your feedback is important to me. Big thanks to Fernando, Jeff and the others who reported the limitations of the initial version!

Using Log Parser with SharePoint - Todd Klindt's SharePoint Admin Blog A recent blog post of Joel Oleson's got me thinking about who visits my blog. I run my blog on my own server and I have access to all of the logs. SharePoint sits on top of IIS and I can get all the information I need from the IIS logs. SharePoint consulting unlocks the potential of Microsoft SharePoint SharePoint consulting services help to unlock the full potential of MS SharePoint, a powerful software platform that could be configured in order to meet complicated requirements of a big enterprise. With SharePoint, you could boost business processes, teamwork, enterprise search, content management, data sharing and many more. Nonetheless, the success of the implementation of SharePoint depends on the factors that are the same as any large business software implementation.

Calculated Field Formulas Published: May 2010 You can use the following formulas to test the condition of a statement and return a Yes or No value, to test an alternate value such as OK or Not OK, or to return a blank or dash to represent a null value. Determine whether a number is greater than or less than another number Use the IF function to perform this comparison. Return a logical value after comparing column contents

Code, Articles, Discussion on Microsoft Technologies : Switch the sharepoint webpart page Display Mode into Edit Mode and Vice Versa Recently one of my clients had a requirement to go into Edit mode of a sharepoint page using a manual link displayed in quick launch. He was lazy of going to Site Actions -> Edit Page and then again going somewhere else for Exit Edit Mode :) To give some background for beginners, whenever we click Edit Page on Site Actions menu,the pages switches into a different display mode called Design Mode. Its not a feature ofSharepoint, but ASP.NET 2.0 Webparts Framework. Background For example, to programmatically switch the current page into design mode, you can simply add a link control with an event handler that sets the DisplayMode property to DesignDisplayMode.

SharePoint 2010 Content Type Hub Hi folks, In this article we will check out a new feature in SharePoint Server 2010 called Content Type Hub, which allows the centralisation and sharing of Content Types through the Metadata Service Application. You will understand how it works, how to configure it, how to publish and consume Content Types and also some troubleshooting. How it works Widely discussed when using MOSS 2007, the Content Type Sharing was always problematic, because once the Content Types are created in a single Site Collection, they cannot be shared among other Site Collections (there is no OOTB resource for that). This new feature is available through the Metadata Services Application, which maps the Site Collection in which the Content Types are shared, working like a Hub.

SharePoint Server 2007 Explore the links below to find out more about developing solutions for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This section of the MSDN Library provides resources to help you get started developing solutions that take advantage of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system. SharePoint Products and Technologies provide enterprise-scale capabilities to meet business-critical needs such as managing content and business processes, simplifying how people find and share information across boundaries, and helping to enable more informed decision-making. Using the combined collaboration features of Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server 2007, plus the design and customization capabilities of Office SharePoint Designer 2007, organizations can enable their users to create, manage, and more easily build their own SharePoint sites, and make these sites more discoverable throughout the organization.

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