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How to: Min/Max webparts in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in SharePoint, Technology, Tools | 0 comments

How to: Min/Max webparts in SharePoint 2010

It is very easy for a portal or home page in SharePoint to get very busy. You may need to provide information to your users in an easy accessible way, but what if the information is used occasionally, but still required to be visible. An example of this I came across recently was holiday entitlement. It is something that users need access to, but are only interested in it when booking holidays. This little bit of JavaScript provides the Minimize/Maximize functionality to any webpart on a page without having to go in to the Webpart...

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SharePoint – Change button names at run time.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in SharePoint, Technology | 0 comments

SharePoint – Change button names at run time.

This is a common request I get from my clients. Submit and Cancel are not always appropriate for buttons on forms. This little snippet of JavaScript can be placed in any page (in SharePoint Designer) to change the text shown on the button This script changes the Cancel button to read Close instead. Simple, yet affective. EmailTwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketGoogleTumblrPinterestLike this:Like...

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SharePoint 2010 – Hide fields from users

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Collaboration, SharePoint, Technology | 5 comments

SharePoint 2010 – Hide fields from users

SharePoint has a very powerful security model. Enabling fine grained security right down to the item/document level. But it does not go far enough. I have come across the need to have column level permissions many times. A typical scenario might be the approval of an item or document. The SharePoint way to do that is to create and approval task and assign permissions to the approver. I don’t like this method as there is an extra level of abstraction from the item being approved which can cause confusion for the approver and approvee. I...

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Cloudy with a chance of storage.

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Technology | 0 comments

Cloudy with a chance of storage.

When it comes to the adoption of new products and services there is always a tipping point, sometimes it is not obvious what or when that is, but with online storage we have certainly hit the point of no return. There are now more than 30 different providers of online storage, all offering similar services but all with their own twist on beating off the competition. So what is this new thing about? How do we chose the right one for us? And should we even be trusting these companies with our data? AN ONLINE HARD DRIVE If you are new...

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Collaboration in Office

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Technology | 0 comments

Collaboration in Office

Now here is a cool tool to get you up and running. OneNote is a weird hybrid of a product that is designed to create what they call notebooks. It is sold as a note taking application designed for free form writing with the ability to add audio, video, hand written notes, images and all sorts of other goodness. It also has inbuilt collaboration functionality that links up with Microsoft’s Skydrive and the other Live services. OneNote for the desktop is quite expensive at £69, but well worth it. If you can’t afford the desktop...

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