Monday, August 27, 2007
"To effectively report on SharePoint data using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) you must copy the data into SQL Server using SSIS. Unfortunately, SharePoint out of the box does not have a solution for reporting on its own data other than configuring list views or building data views. Building a reporting database gives developers a powerful toolkit for building high-performance reports while off-loading the burden of report processing from SharePoint. "
Monday, August 20, 2007
Searching SharePoint Sites from the IE7 Search Bar
For those of you who have made the upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), you probably have some likes and dislikes regarding the tabbed browsing feature, new security features, and the menus / toolbars / buttons layout. One of the interesting new features, however, is the search bar, which allows you to use a number of search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and Windows Live Search… without the need to navigate directly to their sites.
But what about your corporate intranet… more specifically, what about your SharePoint environment? IE7 not only allows you to select from a list of major search engines, but it also allows you to add your own search provider. Since SharePoint has an internal search engine, why not add that to our list of IE7 search providers, making it easier for us to search for organizational artifacts… right from our IE7 search bar?
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 - 2 Part Series
Summary: Learn the skills you need to develop for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, about the differences from traditional ASP.NET development, about the required development environment, and the steps to build a Windows SharePoint Services solution with Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This article is part 1 of 2. (33 printed pages)
Here's the link for Part 1: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530302.aspx
Here's the link for Part 2: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530301.aspx
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