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Use case: Integrating SharePoint with LOB applications

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - February 16, 2009

Last week I was listening to SharePoint Pod Show – Episode #16 where Brett interviewed Todd Bleeker. Todd presented some of the benefits of custom SharePoint field types which reminded me of a project we have finished few days ago. Problem A customer wanted to integrate proprietary LOB system (project…

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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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Displaying a number of items in a list – Part 2

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - November 25, 2008

In Part 1 of this post I outlined a use case for using list items counter. In this post I will describe how you can create such a web part. Prerequisites: Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 One contacts list (or any other list) with some sample data Basic knowledge of…

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Displaying a number of items in a list

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - November 24, 2008

A customer recently approached me with a simple request: how to show total number of employees on his home page. They are using a SharePoint Contacts list as a central phone book for their company. It is an interesting use case and I will try to provide more details about…

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Ready Steady SharePoint!

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - May 16, 2008

Selling SharePoint (document management system / collaboration platform) to customers is not easy. There are two approaches you can take when selling SharePoint: It works the way you business does [:)] – Microsoft’s approach I believe that SharePoint really is very good platform but it is not an out-of-box solution.…

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