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02

Apr'13

Create Auto-Incrementing Code Numbers (Part 4)

In this final post in a four-part series, we will write the code that stitches together the three parts of our Request Number. To refresh our memories, the request number is generated in the following format:

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02

Apr'13

SQL Server Tips for the Non-SQL Developer (Tip #1)

There will come a time for in every developer's life where we will need to know a little SQL or to have enough knowledge to find things within a SQL database. When those times come up I hope these few little SQL Server tips will help you like they have helped me.

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02

Apr'13

How to Customize your Home Page in Dynamics GP

To allow users to function in a more meaningful environment, a user is capable of customizing their own Home Page. You are allowed, on the Home Page window, to add and remove content layout and modify the layout of your home page and even change the home page role.

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28

Mar'13

Creating a SharePoint Information Management Policy in 10 Steps

Information management policy in SharePoint 2010 is a set of rules that can be applied to a list, library, folder, or content type to manage the availability and behavior of content. You can easily automate the process for archiving or retaining records by using information policies. Policies can also be reused when certain conditions are met. Here's a demo of creating an information policy in 10 steps:

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26

Mar'13

Create Auto-Incrementing Code Numbers (Part 3)

Having created the required Request Number and lookup lists, and added a custom form that will create the new request number items, we are now ready to begin writing our code.

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21

Mar'13

SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata – Creating and Managing Term Set Group in 10 Steps

Managed Metadata is a hierarchical collection of centrally managed terms that you can define and use to label and categorize content on SharePoint sites. It helps you classify information consistently across site collections and makes content search easier and faster.

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19

Mar'13

Create Auto-Incrementing Code Numbers (Part 2)

In our last post, we prepared the list that will serve as a basis for our auto-incrementing code numbers. Our code number will consist of three parts: a three-letter airport code, a three-letter department code, and a 5-digit code number starting with 00001 for each unique airport and department code combination. When a user opens a form and selects an airport code and a department code, our program will have to find and count all existing code numbers that match the user's selection, and create a new code number with the next available number. In other words, if there are 28 existing XXX-YY code numbers, the new generated number will be XXX-YY-00029.

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12

Mar'13

Chart Web Part in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint is web-based collaboration platform. On a SharePoint web page, you can add Web Parts which are customizable web page elements. A Chart Web Part, as the name suggests, is a Web Part that contains a chart. It enables user to visualize numerical data and get business insights such as trends at a glance. And the good news is, adding a Chart Web Part on a SharePoint 2010 site is as easy as a few clicks.

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06

Mar'13

SharePoint Vs. Network File Share

When you first heard of SharePoint and learned that one of its main functions is document management, you might be asking yourself this question: Why should I invest in SharePoint if I’ve already got Network File Share? The answer is simple: SharePoint is not here to replace Network File Share but to add value to your business by increasing and maintaining it competitiveness in the long term. Compared to Network File Share, SharePoint provides greater amount of more efficient and effective functionalities in enterprise content management. Let’s explore these similarities and differences between them:

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01

Mar'13

SharePoint 2010 Status Indicators

Set a goal to increase sales in North America by 10 % in 6 months but don't know how to monitor the up-to-date business performance? Want to increase employee retention rate but don't know what to measure in order to improve it? Have all the data collected from your calling center but can't visualize employee work performance? Status Indicator in SharePoint 2010 can help you solve these problems easily. Status Indicator can use any kind of numeric information to measure performance or progress against a set of targets and therefore allows you to visualize the real-time status of a process. This post explains Status indicator in details and shows you step by step how to create a Status Indicator in SharePoint 2010.

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