4th Annual Australian SharePoint Conference Sydney 10-11 April 2013

That came around fast! This years first SharePoint Conference is happening 10-11 April 2013 at the Hilton in Sydney and the speaker line up looks great; Similar to previous years there are 5 tracks: Business Track Case Study Track Developer Track IT Pro Track Vendor Track All the information for the conference is posted on ...

Asking the Right Questions 2

Asking the Right Questions
Over a leisurely Sunday breakfast on a weekend trip to the coast, I picked up one of those ‘weekend magazines’ from the table of papers while waiting on my order. I find these mags usually have content that’s a little more thought out than a standard newspaper article and are a pretty decent compliment to ...

Australian SharePoint Conference 2011 1

The Australian SharePoint Conference for 2011 is happening March 7th to 9th of 2011 in Sydney and by the looks of this years agenda there’s something for everyone. I will be speaking in the Business Track on Day One, Session Five the topic of my presentation is: Managing an Environment of 21 Million People, parallels ...

SharePoint 2010 Related Lists – Brisbane Business Productivity User Group 2

SharePoint 2010 Related Lists - Brisbane Business Productivity User Group
Recently I spoke at the Brisbane Productivity User Group (Thursday, 1st July 2010) on the subject of SharePoint 2010 Related lists. The main aim of the session was to explore the very simple parent child pattern that related lists now offer and what real world opportunities this opens up for applications of SharePoint. At the ...

Knowing when you are done – Satisficing

Sometimes one of the most challenging parts to working on tasks can often be a factor of knowing when you are finished, being satisfied that what you have completed is sufficient enough. Without a clear definition of the outcome of what you need to do we end up finishing tasks when resource run out, such ...

Recovery.org rebuilt on MOSS

Recovery.org rebuilt on MOSS
Recovery.org  was very recently re-developed on SharePoint and is another good example of how different branding approaches, functionality and integration can be applied to SharePoint sites. Recovery.gov is the U.S. government’s official website providing easy access to data related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse. The ...

SharePoint 2010 Related Lists and how to get this happening in MOSS 2007

I am super stoked that SharePoint 2010 has related lists, I got to try this functionality out just before I left London in September with my previous company Content and Code Ltd, (if you’re in UK and EMEA and you need SharePoint work done, the team there are fantastic, tell them I sent you) I ...

Constraints – limits don’t stifle creativity – the enable it 4

In the SCRUM approach to Agile development we use ‘User Stories’ to capture client requirements . A User Story is a simple statement about what a user wants to do with a feature of the system. Stories are  written from a user’s perspective avoiding technical jargon or specific design goals and are written in business ...

Anti monitor tan alternative stylesheet for MOSS 1

Anti monitor tan alternative stylesheet for MOSS
One of my earlier posts was entitled  ‘If you are not prepared to be wrong then you’ll never come up with anything original.’ In this post I thought i’d revisit this idea and share a little personal project with you that didn’t turn out quite as I intended however depending on how you look at ...

Debategraph – a very cleverworkaround 19

I recently helped out Paul Culmsee of Cleverworkarounds on an exercise in using Debate Graph to explore the topic of SharePoint governance. Paul and his team have produced a free webpart that integrates Debategraphs into SharePoint. For more information on what Debategraphs are all about and the story behind the recent exercise that I helped ...