SharePoint Buddy System

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/11/24/sharepoint-buddy-system.aspx It was a warm sunny July afternoon.  The lake was cool, calm, and inviting.  Little Johnny sat on the bank of the lake skipping rocks while the rest of the cub scouts were out hiking in the woods.  Johnny was soaking it all in,  the vast lake with the little island in the middle.  The bright blue sky, nothing but the sounds of the wind and the occasional bird.  Yes, this was a perfect day and Johnny was enjoying every minute of it.  However, Johnny got bored (as most little boys often do).  He decided to Continue reading SharePoint Buddy System

Quick & Dirty SharePoint Email Templates

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/11/20/quick-amp-dirty-sharepoint-email-templates.aspx Good news, this is my first video post, so less typing for me!  Bad news, you have to hear my eloquent voice.  Regardless, I thought I’d try it out and see how it flies. So, a requirement popped up to allow the business to store “Contact Us” information in SharePoint and use workflows to manually send emails to the people who submitted the contact information.  Very easy.. nothing spectacular.  They also wanted the ability to send pre-formatted email templates as responses.  Also fairly easy to do creating an SPD workflow for each template, right?  Well.. what Continue reading Quick & Dirty SharePoint Email Templates

Tulsa TechFest Wrap-Up

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/11/10/tulsa-techfest-wrap-up.aspx So, Tulsa TechFest was held on November 6, 2009 in.. yep.. Tulsa.  David Walker (@DavidWalker) did a fantastic job of bringing together over 500 people for 13 tracks of information… yes… THIRTEEN…  only one SharePoint track though, I’ll have to get on to David about that.  As expected I spent the entire day in the SharePoint track Talking with gurus Eric Shupps (@eshupps) and Corey Roth (@coreyroth).  Eric presented two great sessions on “Integrating Customer Data in SharePoint with BCS, WCF and Silverlight” and “Customizing the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Deployment Process”.  You can find more Continue reading Tulsa TechFest Wrap-Up

SharePoint Rant – Please stop doing that!

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/11/05/sharepoint-rant-ndash-please-stop-doing-that.aspx Okay, now that I have a blog, I have a desire/need to write blogs.  Sometimes I have nothing technically interesting I’m working on at the moment or I simply don’t have the time to dedicate to a technical post.  I am, however, very opinionated and generally let people know what I’m thinking.  So, combine the fact that I need to write a blog, don’t have the time for a technical entry, and I’m really opinionated and you get posts like this…  so… enjoy…  I’m not going to be saying anything today you hopefully have not heard Continue reading SharePoint Rant – Please stop doing that!