Harnessing the power of the SPCalendarView control

March 13, 2012
The SPCalendarView control in SharePoint 2010 is really pretty snappy. It loads data with the slight of hand that is AJAX and leaves the user with an oh-so-pleasant user experience. So, if SharePoint developers wish to use the SPCalendarView control and deliver the same user experience with custom data; that should be pretty straight forward, right? Ehhh… kind of… Find out more by reading the full post at

Building Configurable SharePoint Solutions

September 6, 2011
John Ferringer recently spoke at the Fort Wayne SPUG meeting discussing topics in best practices for SharePoint development. During the course of his presentation, one topic was mentioned that struck a chord with me: "be nice to your SharePoint administrators". Some of us in the SharePoint space (in fact, many of my associates) are IT hybrids. Many of us are developers by trade and SharePoint/network administrators by requirement, or vice versa and I’ve been fortunate enough to work as both a developer and a network administrator. We’re intimately familiar with the nuts and bolts of SharePoint as well as the pillars of SharePoint infrastructure (Active Directory, DNS, SQL Server, IIS, Windows Server, etc.). Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead us down a path of development that assumes deployment and maintenance of our solutions will be handled by ourselves, or folks like us. Find out more by reading the full post on

Working with files in SharePoint from ECMA Script

May 9, 2011
Document libraries in SharePoint are quite possibly the most common type of content on a SharePoint site. Working with documents is one of the most critical activities in any enterprise content management endeavor. With that being said, if you’re developing solutions for SharePoint; there WILL come a time when you’ll need to work with documents in libraries. While there are a few no-code ways of working with documents; handling documents has traditionally been performed from code in a Web Part, event receiver or some other custom action installed in your SharePoint farm. SharePoint 2010 offers an addition to this paradigm with the ECMA Script Library. Find out more by reading the full post at