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May'13

Display email as username in Office 365 InfoPath forms

When designing InfoPath forms, it is a common requirement to have the form automatically capture and display the name of the person who is submitting the form. InfoPath 2010 has a built-in function userName() that returns the Account ID of the authenticated user.

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03

May'13

SharePoint 2010: Enable Anonymous Access at Different Levels

To enable anonymous access on SharePoint 2010, it is important to first understand the hierarchy of some SharePoint terms: Web Application, Site Collection, Site, Library and List. Under each Web Application, you can create Site Collections; in each Site Collection, you can create Sites and Sub-sites; in each SharePoint site, you can create libraries or lists under which you can create/upload content items. To enable Anonymous Access of a SharePoint site, library or list, you need to start from the top level.

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29

Apr'13

Responsive SharePoint – Activate Twitter Bootstrap for SharePoint 2010

For those of you who may not have heard about Bootstrap, it's a collection of tools that Twitter developed and released to the general public for free that uses HTML and CSS to create templates that promote consistency across different platforms. This post delves into how to activate Twitter Bootstrap to ensure a mobile friendly / responsive design in SharePoint 2010.

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23

Apr'13

How to Setup SharePoint 2010: Web Application General Settings Configuration

This blog entry shows you how to configure SharePoint 2010 Web Application General Settings. On Central Administration, you can configure a list of settings for the web application, such as maximum number of alerts, 2-stage recycle bin and size limit of upload files. These setting apply to all the site collections and sites created on the web application.

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16

Apr'13

SharePoint 2010 Search Functions & Features

In today's fast-paced business world, searching effectively for information and tracking up-to-date changes of data is becoming a very important part of our skill set. Studies have shown that knowledge workers spend about 20% of their work time tracking down information. If we could speed up that process by making search more effective, we could therefore increase productivity and make bottom-line impact. In this blog, I will introduce you to some basic SharePoint functions & features including the Basic Search Box, Search Scope, Refinement Panel, Alert Me, RSS Feed, and Search SharePoint content in Windows Explorer. In my other blog post SharePoint Search Tips, you can dig deeper into how to create search strings that enhance search results.

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09

Apr'13

SharePoint 2010 Search Tips

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Instead of having your employees send hundreds of inquiries to each other and wait for hours for a piece of information or a document, isn't it better to teach them how to quickly and easily search for the data that have already been stored and organized on a SharePoint server. Here are some tips for "fishing" information in SharePoint 2010:

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08

Apr'13

SharePoint Cloud vs On-Premise: Customizing Search

Today, as businesses start deciding to move to the cloud, people need to understand that some features will not be available with the cloud solution. While the cloud has emerged as a viable solution, many cloud solutions which started as on-premise solutions lack the number of features that existed in the original solution.

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04

Apr'13

Managed Metadata Column & Navigation in 10 Steps

Managed Metadata is centrally managed in the Term Store. In SharePoint 2010, you can create a Managed Metadata column for a content type, a list, a library or a site using a Term Set from the Managed Metadata Term Store. When the Term Set is updated in the Term Store, the terms used in the related column would be updated automatically. In addition, once you've added the Managed Metadata column, you can also change the library Metadata Navigation Settings to add new navigation options so that you can search documents more easily.

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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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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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