No-code adding AJAX to search results paging in SharePoint 2010

When searching in SharePoint 2010 you can use the Search Paging Web Part to switch between pages. By default this will redirect you to the next search results page. Did you know however, that you can easily enhance this experience with AJAX without custom development?

Prefetching SharePoint search results

Prefetching content allows users to access it more quickly what improves the user experience. Find out how to prefetch SharePoint search results and cut down your users’ waiting time.

Extending the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar

SharePoint 2010 includes the Ribbon which makes it easier for users to work with the rich functionality of the SharePoint platform. The Ribbon in SharePoint 2010 also includes a rich extensibility framework which makes it possible for custom solutions to make their functionality available to users. Using the Ribbon extensibility framework you can add all kinds of controls to the Ribbon but is it also possible to extend the Quick Access Toolbar?

Extending Lookup Fields with “Add new item” option

How many times were you working with Lookup Fields and just when you were about to pick a value, you found out that it’s not there. How many clicks did you have to make to get to the Lookup List, add the new Lookup Item, get back to where you were first and add your item? While it sounds trivial, it’s the only way things can be done in out of the box SharePoint. You could of course create a whole new Custom Field Type which would contain an “Add new item” link, but there is an easier way to get this done.

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.