Monthly Archives for December 2008

Team-Based Development in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Part 2 – Building a development lab

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - December 21, 2008

In previous post of the series, I blogged about classic mistakes and best practices for SharePoint development. In this post I am going to focus on the following best practice: The best practice approach – Development lab In last few years I managed a number of SharePoint based projects and…

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KPIs for Masses – Part 2 and Part 3

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - December 19, 2008

I have published two new articles on KPIs for the Masses: A Dashboard based upon a date-time field In my the first two articles of this series, Visual Indicators for the Masses and Embed KPIs as a List View, I discussed ways to create simple KPIs in WSS. This…

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Team-Based Development in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - December 16, 2008

I already blogged about setting up a SharePoint team, and I am going to explain the technical side of that in this post. Here are the classic mistakes and best practices on how to setup development environment for a SharePoint team. Environment 101 Mistake – Installing SharePoint on a developer…

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Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

Misc - Toni Frankola - December 10, 2008

Although I do not work with NAV too much, I am happy to announce a new book about latest version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The co-author of the book, my dear colleague, Vjekoslav Babić is one of the leading NAV consultants in Europe. If you are looking for a good…

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Visual Indicators for the Masses: KPIs in WSS

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - December 9, 2008

My first blog post at End User SharePoint has been published (Mark thank you for inviting me). SharePoint comes with really cool web parts for presenting key performance indicators, but these are only available in the Enterprise edition. If you are running Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Server Standard, it…

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SharePoint Reviews!

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - December 9, 2008

As SharePoint grows in complexity there are many new tools and add-ons being released everyday. That’s why we desperately needed a community site that would allow all vendors to publish information about their products. Thanks to Inna Gordin now we have one 🙂 is an independent product directory that…

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CRM Accounts and Competitors

Misc - Toni Frankola - December 8, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 presents Accounts and Competitors as different entities. In most cases this setup might be sufficient, but sometimes an account can be a (potential) customer in one segment of your business, and a competitor in another. While working with my customer last week, this question popped up, and…

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End User SharePoint

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - December 6, 2008

I have been following End User SharePoint blog by Mark Miller for a while now. Mark is building a great site which is focusing on SharePoint value for end-users. It is an unique place which provides valuable information on how you can utilize out-of-the-box functionalities. You can also participate in…

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Using Microsoft CRM to distribute corporate Christmas gifts

Misc - Toni Frankola - December 1, 2008

As we are approaching Christmas season many corporations will be sending gifts to customers and business partners. For third year in a row we are using Microsoft CRM to organize the process. Here is how you can do it: Create a marketing list If you are sending different kinds of…

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