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Jan'13

Office 365 Migration Tips

Much has been written about Office 365 – I won’t attempt to compete with it. I’d just like to do two things: offer a brief opinion to throw my hat in the ring and throw out a few practical tips for some very specific use cases. For starters, my opinion: Office 365 is pretty impressive. For a few bucks a user/month, you can scale all the way from simple hosted e-mail for users to full scale hosted e-mail, Lync, Web apps, etc. Pricing as you scale is very reasonable. As someone who has led the ground up design of in-house IT infrastructure for mid-size organizations, I can attest to the fact that there is a LOT that goes into setting up and maintaining infrastructure successfully. Office 365 is ridiculously simple to setup.

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Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with external web services data (Part 4)

In our last post, we connected to the ADP web service, retrieved a dataset and displayed the results in a console window. This data will be used to update a SharePoint list in the following manner:

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21

Jan'13

Mapping Google Maps with SharePoint 2010 List Data (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of ‘Geolocation and SharePoint’. We left off in Part 1 with referencing our jQuery and SPServices JavaScript files. Now we need to create a SharePoint list that will contain our plotting data.

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21

Jan'13

Important Considerations for your SharePoint Implementation Project Plan (Part 3)

This is the third post of a six part posting series that provides important considerations for embarking on your SharePoint implementation. I’m not claiming there are ONLY 6 considerations, or that these are definitively the 6 most important, but I am claiming they’re important enough to be pretty darn close to the top.

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Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with external web services data (Part 3)

In part 3 we will be building a simple web service request with C#.NET code. List myList = new List(); The first thing we must do is initialize the web proxy client object. To begin using the web service proxy client object that was generated by adding a web reference to the GetEmployeePersonalInfo WSDL, we need to add a reference to its namespace using project namespaces. This can be done by adding the following line to the Program.cs source file.

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Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with an external data source (Part 2)

Our goal in Part 2 will be to write an application that can access the ADP Employease web service and retrieve and display data. In order to simplify the code and display process, we will be creating a console application in Visual Studio. Make sure to target Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

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Jan'13

Updating a SharePoint list with external web services data (Part 1)

Have you ever wanted to update a SharePoint list with data from a web service? Web services are designed to provide the means for software to connect to other software applications. Although there are many software packages that automate integration between SharePoint and other systems, writing your own code to access a web service and integrate it into SharePoint is also a possibility that is well within the skill set of the average programmer. By leveraging the SharePoint Object model, you can write a program that will retrieve data from a web service and update items in a SharePoint list.

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16

Jan'13

Important Considerations for your SharePoint Implementation Plan (Part 2)

This is the second post of a six part posting series that provides important considerations for embarking on your SharePoint implementation. I’m not claiming there are ONLY 6 considerations, or that these are definitively the 6 most important, but I am claiming they’re important enough to be pretty darn close to the top.

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16

Jan'13

Important Considerations for Implementing SharePoint 2013 (Part 1)

This post begins the first of a six part posting series that provides important considerations for embarking on your SharePoint implementation. I’m not claiming there are ONLY 6 considerations, or that these are definitively the 6 most important, but I am claiming they’re important enough to be pretty darn close to the top.

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Dec'12

Mapping Google Maps in SharePoint 2010 List Data (Part 1)

Mapping SharePoint 2010 list data can be an enormous benefit to any company. It can be used for a number of things, including but not limited to asset management, inventory, oil rigs, company locations, contact information, etc. If you would like to geographically plot anything that resides in a SharePoint list, you can do so by integrating the jQuery SPServices plugin with the Google Maps API. This is the first of many articles explaining the process of plotting SharePoint List data using the Google Maps API.

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