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K2 & Adlib Team Up to Present Document Compliance, Management & Automation in SharePoint

Posted by jamees.wright on May 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This week on SharePoint ShopTalk, K2 and Adlib return to present their joint product, which will clearly demonstrate how you can leverage SharePoint for your Document Management and Compliance Needs!

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View K2 & Adlib's Previous SharePoint ShopTalk Presentations:

Automate PDF Transformation in SharePoint Using SharePoint

K2 No Code Solutions

Daniel Westerdale Shares ULSLogging Code!

Posted by jamees.wright on May 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Two weeks ago, we talked about Monitoring SharePoint.  Valued Member, Daniel Westerdale took it to the next step and would also like to share code with the group! Follow Daniel on Twitter: @westerdaled (!/westerdaled)  and stay tune to his blog as he will talk about this code in more details.


"BTW we talked about ULSlogging last week . I built a class that I have been using all week to write to the ULSVIewer and be easily filtered ...Product Contains SharePointShopTalk" - Daniel


Here is the an example:




• Add this code to c# library project

• Sign the assembly

• Add the project reference to whatever SharePoint feature you are coding.

• Log your messages or errors using the desired method in the ULSLogger

• Add the project DLL to the desired SharePoint feature -> package designer ->advanced so the DeploymentTarget should be the GlobalAssemblyCache

• Build solution

• Package up your wsp and deploy on to server – I used PowerShell commands.

• Go to the ULSViewer and have lots fun!

Kim Frehe Shares Workflow Consolidated Comments Screenshots

Posted by jamees.wright on May 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week, Kim Frehe was instrumental in answering a question about workflow, and she happliy shared screenshots! Follow Kim on twitter: @KimFrehe (!/KimFrehe)


"As promised, here are a few print screens…one of the field that I created to capture the consolidated comments. This ensures that every time the workflow runs on a document, that history stays with the document (version history must be turned on)" - Kim


The step in SPD that updates this field:

NY Enterprise Search Summit - Promo Code

Posted by jamees.wright on April 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


We are happy to announce that the Enterprise Search Summit has partnered with The NY Enterprise Search User Group! If you live in the New York Tri-State Area, and are looking to receive more information around Enterprise Search, join us at the Enterprise Search Summit at a discounted rate.

Register Today:
Promo Code: NYESUG


Panelist, Paul Olenick will Co-Present Solving SharePoint Issues with Nicholas Bisciotti
FAST isn’t always fast, and architectural challenges abound. Olenick takes a deep dive into troubleshooting FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (FS4SP). The session is designed to demystify the platform by breaking it down into its component parts. With that backdrop, Olenick discusses methodologies for troubleshooting and diagnosing issues as well as what tools are available to support this process. Bisciotti focuses on designing intranets, collaboration portals, and business process solutions. He explains how to leverage SharePoint’s native search features in creative ways.

SharePoint ShopTalk - 4.19.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on April 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week on SharePoint ShopTalk, we focused on Monitoring SharePoint and PerformancePoint for discussion.  A great discussion lead by John P. White and Paul Olenick about Monitoring SharePoint opened up great questions from the attendees. This continued with PerformancePoint.


The Panel also answered MSDN Forum questions:


I have created an external content type from a BDC datasource...

I was using the Get-FASTSearchMetadataCrawledProperty... 

We are trying to achieve images thumbnails results like does google in its Images Tab searching...

I have one web server, 1 app server and 1 SQL (2008 r2) server   

View the Recording

Quick Updates

Checkout for a nifty way to learn programming.
Special Thanks to a great resource:
Real World SharePoint 2010 Indispensable Experiences from 22 MVPs


View Laura Rogers and John P. White's latest blog entries:
User Information within InfoPath Forms
Fixing Access Errors When Creating a BISM Connection for PowerView
How To Automate SharePoint Report Creation With SSIS and SSRS


SharePoint ShopTalk - 4.12.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on April 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We invited Karen Hanes and Jeff Brand from Adlib to SharePoint ShopTalk to share how Adlib Software can enhance PDFs in SharePoint. We learned how Adlib's seamless integration with SharePoint allows your PDFs to become Searchable, creates easy Collaboration, Edits and more. View the recording. Contact Karen at [email protected].

The Panel, including Laura Rogers, Natalya Voskresenskaya, John P. White and Paul Olenick, answered questions live that were submitted by SharePoint ShopTalk members. View the recording at 44:00 minutes to review answers to the following questions:

  1. Current Search Page on a 2010 Site - Submitted by Cindi & Shankar
  2. Site Content Type Called ContractBase - Submitted by Russell G.
  3. Out-of-the-box Feedback Workflow - Submitted by Izabella M.

You may also catch some of the SharePoint ShopTalk Panelists speaking at an event near you!

  1. Laura Rogers - The International SharePoint Conference, London 4.23.12 - 4.25.12 "Information Worker Track" - Building the Travel Request Solution
  2. John P. White - SharePoint Summit, Toronto 5.14.12 - 5.16.12
    Reporting for Duty - Best Practices for Reporting Services with SharePoint
  3. Paul Olenick  - Enterprise Search Summit, New York 5.15.12 - 5.16.12 
    Solving SharePoint Issues

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SharePoint ShopTalk - 3.29.12 (Full Recording Available)

Posted by jamees.wright on April 9, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We really received an excellent presentation from Search Architect, Paul Olenick.  He actually presented more than 5 Little Things You Can Do to Make a Big Impact on Your Search Center. View the full recording.

Adlib Software Guest Panelist! - PDF Automations 4.12.12

Posted by jamees.wright on April 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Automate PDF Transformation in SharePoint Using Adlib - 4.12.12

Adlib is the leading expert in document-to-PDF transformation, enabling the world's largest organizations by improving the efficiency, quality and control of business processes to optimize productivity, mitigate risk and reduce costs.


Adlib's SharePoint solution brings rich document rendering capabilities to your existing or new SharePoint environment. These capabilities extend and enhance SharePoint for collaboration, search, multiple document assembly and high-volume document processing.



Learn more about Adlib


SharePoint ShopTalk 3.22.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on March 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This was a very informative SharePoint ShopTalk, and not only of my favorite things happened! Laura Rogers gave an impromptu demo! She answered the question, "How can I create a form so that only certain people can fill in certain fields?", by referring to two of her latest blog entries:
List Form Fields–Show/Hide For Certain People: Part 1 & List Form Fields–Show/Hide For Certain People: Part 2 

Natalya Voskresenskaya also answered the common question, If I have FAST Search, do I still need to run SharePoint Search since it is what People Search is using.  Our members also contributed to SharePoint ShopTalk, Russell and Cindi about Document Libraries and InfoPath Forms.

5 Little Things You Can Do To Make a Big Impact on Your SharePoint Search Center 3.29.12

Posted by jamees.wright on March 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

SharePoint ShopTalk Panelist Spotlight - Tips & Tricks, Paul Olenick Presents:

5 Little Things You Can Do to Make a Big impact on Your SharePoint Search Center


SharePoint 2010 truly delivers on the promise of Enterprise Search and provides templates for creating excellent, basic, Search Centers. But with just a little effort you can take your search solutions to the next level, delivering even more powerful Search experiences to your users.


Paul Olenick, Sr. Architect and Enterprise Search Engineer for Arcovis, will walk you through several solutions that address common scenarios and challenges that your organization will likely encounter when deploying search. All of the solutions are simple, light-weight and low-risk even while providing a high value to users. Attendees will leave with simple, applicable, real-world examples of solutions to make the most of Search in their organizations.