SharePoint People Search – Lessons learned. Part 1: Covering the basics

For the last couple of days I’ve been working on a facebook solution based on SharePoint People Search. And while you might think that it’s nothing more than configuring and developing for SharePoint, there are quite a few search-specific things I’ve learned in those few days.

Quote of the Day Web Part, Reprised – Part 2

\Via [EndUserSharePoint.com\] In the previous article we’ve discussed all the different ingredients of the Quote of the Day Web Part. Additionally we have created the basics to retrieve quotes from a list and display them on the page. In Part 2 of the article I revise the mechanism for retrieving random quote of the day.

Quote of the Day Web Part, Reprised – Part 1

\Via [EndUserSharePoint.com\] In March, Mark Miller of EndUserSharePoint.com (EUSP) has created a Quote of the Day web part. And while it has been downloaded and installed on many sites, it has one shortcoming: you had to edit the web part’s code to manage the quotes. Recently Mark asked me whether it would be possible to do something about it, to make the web part more end-user friendly.

Improving the SharePoint print experience

Via EndUserSharePoint.com: The ability to print web pages has been available for years. Comparing it to the transition that most browsers have gone through, there is very little that has changed about how web pages are printed. While moving the digital version of a page to its paper equivalent, important information is not accessible to the print job. Luckily you can quite easily provide your visitors with a richer printing experience using no more than a couple of lines of JavaScript.

Images slideshow in SharePoint 2007 using jQuery

Yesterday I published an article with an example on how you can display a random image in SharePoint 2007 using jQuery. With only a couple of lines of JavaScript you can pick a random image from an Image Library and display it on a page. But did you actually know that with a little more effort you can create your own images slideshow?