SharePoint Designer – A definite Maybe

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/03/29/sharepoint-designer-ndash-a-definite-maybe.aspx Good news!  Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! Bad news! Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! I have a love / hate relationship with SharePoint Designer, but I have always been quick to defend it to those developers out there who think it is Satan’s offspring.  Although I’m sure some of Dark Lord’s minions had their hand in designing some of SharePoint’s quirks, I’m fairly certain SharePoint Designer is not quite that evil.  It does however attempt to spread mayhem.  I had some great conversations at SharePoint Saturday in Tulsa with Eric Continue reading SharePoint Designer – A definite Maybe

SharePoint VM – Just Do It

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/03/26/sharepoint-vm-ndash-sounds-kinda-like-an-std.aspx There’s a woot-off going on today (http://www.woot.com) So, I’m feeling the need to be clever in my post and maybe do it as lyrics to a song?  Can I be that annoying?  By the way, if you don’t know what Woot is, please leave now.   🙂 So, stop.. Collaborate and listen…  Just kidding, would not force you to endure Vanilla Ice again. Where was I?  Oh yes, SharePoint VM’s.  If you are anything like me (and God help you if you are), the first time you heard about development in SharePoint you thought it was some Continue reading SharePoint VM – Just Do It

InfoPath – Some Need-To-Know Information

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/03/13/infopath-ndash-some-need-to-know-information.aspx We are using InfoPath with SharePoint more and more in our organization. Anyone who has dealt with InfoPath knows there’s a lot of nice functionality there, but it can also be a pain to work with.  I ran across a couple of issues I was finally able to resolve and wanted to spare you guys the same pain I went through.   1. Installing a Code Signing Certificate on an InfoPath form If you want to really take advantage of what InfoPath can do (get user information, pre-populate fields with external data, etc.) you may find Continue reading InfoPath – Some Need-To-Know Information

Everything I know about SharePoint FBA

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/03/11/everything-i-know-about-sharepoint-fba.aspx I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to figure out exactly what I can and can’t do with FBA in SharePoint and thought I’d write a quick blog about my experiences. It turns out there are a couple of hurdles you’ll have to overcome that at first  might not be obvious. Setting Up FBA in SharePoint First of all you need to set up your SharePoint Environment to use FBA.  There are several decent blogs and articles out there about this, so rather than reinvent the wheel here are a couple to choose from: Forms Continue reading Everything I know about SharePoint FBA