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Stephanie Grima C#, ASP.NET and my life. September 2008 Entries
SharePoint Workflow Activities - What are they?
Workflow Activities What are they? Activities are the blocks with which a workflow is build. Every activity developed for the ready-made workflows used in SharePoint, Office Designer, and those which are self-developed, are all done by Microsoft Visual Studio. There are two types of activities: Simple Activities: Their name in no way implies that these activities are easy to develop. As a matter of fact, it can lead to months of coding. Although it is not a rule, simple activities are most of the ......

Posted On Friday, September 26, 2008 8:38 PM

Email Manager when a new document is created or modified [SharePoint Designer]
Department Manager is e-mailed when a new document under his department is issued or modified. Scope: Imagine that there is an employee, in our case a manager, which needs to know when a document / list item / file has been either modified or created. Through SharePoint Designer, this kind of workflow can be created. Follow these steps: 1. In SPD, go to File > New > Workflow. 2. Name it “Email to Department Manager” and attach it to your SharePoint Library… In our case “Department Documents”. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:41 AM

Free Development & Designing Tools from Microsoft
All students around the world, check this website and download Microsoft tools at no charge: https://downloads.channel8.... The list of downloadable tools include: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition Microsoft Expression Studio XNA Game Studio 2.0 XNA Creator Club Online Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition Microsoft Visual PC Other Express Editions such as: Microsoft Visual ......

Posted On Thursday, September 4, 2008 10:14 PM

Key Performance Indicators KPIs & Dashboards [SharePoint]
KPIs & Dashboards Key Performance Indicators, Dashboards [SharePoint] KPI is a visual aid to help communicate the progress achieved towards an already specified goal. These are of relevant importance to managers and teams which work in the business sector since by the means of KPI one can evaluate the amount of progress made towards achieving a goal. KPI Styles In order to make use of KPIs, one needs to decide from where the data is going to be achieved: · From SharePoint lists: used to keep ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 3, 2008 6:45 PM

Versioning [SharePoint] Version Management
SharePoint Versioning Introduction Versioning allows updates, restoring and tracking of the items in a list or in a library when they are changed. Note: in order to enable versioning, one needs the permission to design on the specific library/list. Uses of Versioning: Why should you enable versioning? · View a previous version – the ability to view a previous version of the item in order to refer to guidelines or to check from which version one is going to restore from. This view has nothing to do ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 2, 2008 7:52 PM

Approval of Document and Transfering it to another library within the same sub-site.
Document Approval and Transfer a document to another library within the same site/sub-site. Scope: Imagine you have a document library where you keep all documents/PDFs which are pending and thus require approval before sending them to another document library for everyone to view. In this tutorial I created a form in which the user either approves or reject the document together with a comment (mostly used if user rejects and wants to write down what he wants changed). If the user’s choice was that ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 5:51 PM

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