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Enhancing your SharePoint Team Site Homepage by Bil Simser

A team site can be a boring place. Just a site with some documents, a list or two, maybe a calendar. Here’s a super simple way to make the page a little more interesting looking. Your team site might look like this right now, with a calendar on the home...
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Defaulting Values in a Multi-Lookup Form in SharePoint by Bil Simser

This was a question asked on the MSDN Forums but I thought it was worthy of a blog post as I could get more in depth with the explanation and show some pretty pictures (plus the fact I’ve never done it so thought it would be fun). The problem was a user...

PowerShell Tools - Removing Orphaned Users from SharePoint by Bil Simser

Here’s a script that will walk through all Site Collections in all Web Applications (i.e. your entire farm) and delete any user from the Site Collection that isn’t in ActiveDirectory anymore. Note this will not remove them from their user profiles, it...

VMWare performance with USB drives by Bil Simser

As a SharePoint developer a wise choice is to run your Virtual Machines on a separate drive (separate from your OS drive). That way you gain some performance as two different operating systems are not contending for precious read/write times on the disk...
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Metro SharePoint Directory–Reading from Lists by Bil Simser

As yet another follow-up to the various posts I made on building a Metro-style directory of sorts in SharePoint here and here , one thing that’s been asked a few times already is reading from a list. In the original post we called the getSubWebsForCurrentUser...

Goodbye Ribbon–Going Full Screen Metro Style with SharePoint by Bil Simser

Having some fun with a previous post I did about generating a Metro-style menu from a Custom List in SharePoint for the purpose of building something like an Application Directory. It’s a great navigation system and by adding something like Live Tiles...

PrairieDevCon 2012 Sessions by Bil Simser

As a follow-up to yesterdays note about my Windows Phone Developer Workshop (there's still room for more peeps!) here's a list of regular sessions I'm presenting at PrairieDevCon 2012 . SharePoint Client Object Model: Accessing SharePoint Externally Using...

Get Juiced with me and 10,000 friends at Prairie Dev Con West by Bil Simser

I”m happy to say that Prairie Dev Con West 2012 is almost upon us. In just over a week geeks from the five corners of the planet will get together and talk about D’Arcy Lussier’s hair and hope that the Mad Mexican doesn’t crash their session. For me there...

Metro Style Site Directory for SharePoint Using EMCAScript by Bil Simser

I’ve always been trying to come up with a useful and clever way to allow users to navigate around SharePoint sites. Recently I put together an “Application Directory” which basically displayed a menu system to navigate around apps. Using the JavaScript...

The Big Dummies Guide to Building a SharePoint Internet Site by Bil Simser

I'm about to embark on a new project, building a SharePoint based Internet site. This is new for me as all the SharePoint work I've done has been Intranet facing and I know there are some challenges with SharePoint and outward facing sites. So I called...
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