Saturday, November 26, 2005

Scott Woodgate and team - Announcing Windows Workflow Foundation

Following is Windows Workflow Foundation video demo listed in Channel9 MSDN site. The SharePoint V3 workflow will be created top of the Windows Workflow Foundation.

This morning at the PDC Microsoft announced Windows Workflow Foundation. Here Scott Woodgate and team (Abhay Parasnis and Paul Andrew) demonstrate the power of the new Workflow Foundation. It's all about business process. Sounds boring, right? But it's pretty interesting and is going to change how developers will be able to build systems to track and enable workflow services.

Scott Woodgate and team - Announcing Windows Workflow Foundation

Rob Lefferts - Sharepoint Services and Workflow

Following is SharePoint V3 video demo listed in Channel9 MSDN site.

This morning at the PDC Microsoft announced several workflow initiatives. Rob Lefferts talks about how the Office system is helping information workers do their jobs easier. He talks about Windows Workflow Foundation too, which was also just announced this morning and how the world of work is changing.

Rob Lefferts - Sharepoint Services and Workflow

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

PJ Hough and others - First look at next version of Sharepoint

We go into Mike Morton's office and have a chat about the next version of Sharepoint with PJ Hough, group program manager on Sharepoint Services Team. The team talks about the future of Sharepoint and gives us a demo.

See the demo

Monday, November 21, 2005

Enabling the Outlook information through SharePoint

I had a requirement to display a public calendar on Outlook through SharePoint web part. The easiest way to achieve this requirement is to use a Page View web part and access Outlook through Outlook Web Access (OWA). Following are the steps

  • Create a page to display the web part
  • Drag and drop the Page Viewer web part
  • Open the tool pane and add the OWA url in the Link Path textbox (http://owa/exchange)

Above will display your Outlook inbox in the web part. The easiest way to find out the URL of the public calendar is to,

By default it displays the daily view of the calendar. To customise the look for monthly view, use following parameter

http://mailserverName/public/CalendarName/?cmd=contents &view=monthly

You can get more details about Outlook web access URL parameters from following link

Outlook web access URL parameters

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Workflow in SharePoint V3

I was looking at new information around SharePoint V3 and found following photo gallery. It contains 47 images around SharePoint V3 workflow support.

Click here for more details.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

How to use a URL parameter to filter a Data View Web part in FrontPage 2003

Insert a Data View

To add a Data View to your Web, page follow these steps:

1.Click the position on the page where you want your Data view to reside.
2.On the Data menu, click Insert Data View.
3.Click the data source that you want to use for your view.
4.Click Insert Data View.

Modify the parameter binding location

To modify the Data View to accept data from a URL, follow these steps:

1.Open the page in FrontPage 2003.
2.At the bottom of the edit window, click Code.
3.On the Edit menu, click Find.
4.In the Find What box, type ParameterBinding Name="filterParam", and then click Find Next.
5.Find the Location attribute in this line.
6.Replace the current Location attribute value with the following: "Postback;Connection;QueryString(Param)" Where Param is the parameter in the URL query string that you want to pass to the Data View filter.
7.At the bottom of the edit window, click Design.
8.Add a filter to the Data View. To do so, follow these steps
a. On the Data menu, click Filter.
b. Click Click here to add a new clause.
c. Select the Field Name that you want to filter on.
d. For the Value to compare against, click [Input Parameter].
9.Save the Web page.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Canberra SharePoint User Group Meeting - 16th November

This is to remind you that the Canberra SharePoint User Group meeting is taking place on Wednesday, 16th November at Microsoft (Level 2 44 Sydney Avenue Barton) from 5:30pm.

Please note that due to security at Microsoft, attendees arriving after 6pm will not be able to access the building.

This month, Jon Matthes from Unique World will present on how to migrate 30,000 documents from a network file share to SharePoint Portal Server (and make them useful). A presentation over viewing a real life scenario whereby a secure network file share containing reference material was migrated over to a Windows SharePoint Services site. The presentation will cover the approach, the challenges faced and the end solution.

As usual, drinks and pizza are on us and we look forward to seeing everyone there!