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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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14

Feb'13

Google Latitude and Longitude Tools

Trying to find the latitude and longitude of a specific point or address can be frustrating, but I have found a few tools useful in providing this information so that you can populate the latitude and longitude fields in a SharePoint list to plot markers. The tools that I have found to be most useful are:

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12

Feb'13

Automatic Metadata in SharePoint with Smart Folders

Have you ever wonder how to add metadata to folders in a document library so that metadata can be applied automatically to all the documents created in the folder? This blog entry shows you step by step how to create a folder content type, add metadata to it, create a folder using the new content type, and create a document in the folder that has metadata applied from the folder content type.

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12

Feb'13

Create Auto-incrementing Code Numbers Using jQuery and the SP Services Library

Although it is possible to create auto-incrementing numbers for items in SharePoint using calculated columns inside of a workflow, we will show you in this series of blog posts an alternative method that relies on jQuery and the SP Services library. Doing it this way provides more flexibility for formatting the code and also helps server performance by offloading these operations to the client browser. Along the way, we will encounter an issue that crops up in SharePoint with lookup fields that have more than 20 items and we will show you how to overcome the limitations it imposes when using jQuery events.

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21

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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