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More of my MSDN SharePoint 2013 Workflow Samples

Abstract from Andrew Connell (Indexed 2013-04-23):

A few weeks ago I blogged how two samples I provided MSDN in August 2012 were recently republished using the latest SharePoint 2013, Workflow Manager and Visual Studio 2012 developer tools. Well today I'm happy to say that it appears a few more of my samples have been refreshed and republished. The samples are updated to use the latest and greatest stuff and are based on the following: SharePoint 2013 RTM + the March 2013 Public Update applied Service Bus 1.0 RTM + the February 2013 Cumulative...(truncated)...

Virtual Machine Tips for running SharePoint

Abstract from Bil Simser (Indexed 2013-04-22):

Just a few simple Virtual Machine tips when developing in SharePointMy VMs are 40GB in size and pre-allocated. After installing SharePoint, SQL Server, and Visual Studio and all the tools I need I have about 10GB for data which is more than sufficient for most jobs. The pre-allocation helps performance but you need a lot of disk space so keep that in mind when planning your VM.I run my VMs disconnected with their own Domain Controller (for development I usually just run a single VM with DC, SQL,...(truncated)...

SharePoint Evolutions 2013 Conference Wrap-Up

Abstract from Andrew Connell (Indexed 2013-04-21):

Last week I was in London for the annual SharePoint Evolutions conference. It's a show that I eagerly look forward to every year. In my mind the show has the best attendees, content, venue, speakers and surrounding events (how about that party this year!). At this conference I presented two sessions, one on workflow and one on building SharePoint Hosted Apps using the single page app technique. My workflow session (DEV204: World Workflows with Visual Studio 2012, Azure Workflow and Web Services...(truncated)...

Date Picker Add-in for Excel 2011 for the Mac

Abstract from Dick Kusleika (Indexed 2013-04-21):

Hi all I upload aDate Picker add-in based on John Walkenbach’s Date Picker on my site for the Mac, this Date Pickerwill also be a partof to the PUP add-in for the Mac soon. This Date Picker for Mac Excel have local Day letters in the header and also local Date formats in the format [...]

Date Picker Add-in for Excel 2011 for the Mac

Abstract from Daily Dose of Excel (Indexed 2013-04-21):

Hi all I upload aDate Picker add-in based on John Walkenbach’s Date Picker on my site for the Mac, this Date Pickerwill also be a partof to the PUP add-in for the Mac soon. This Date Picker for Mac Excel have local Day letters in the header and also local Date formats in the format [...]

Outlook 2013 Add-In (To-Do Bar)

Abstract from Slipstick Systems (Indexed 2013-04-21):

This To-Bar Bar add-in adds extended appointment calendar to see events for several upcoming days, and enhanced new email notification system to delete/flag incoming emails.

Excel Geek Expressotherwise known as Quick Analysis

Abstract from David Gainer (Indexed 2013-04-19):

[Image]Guest blogger Emily Warn is a writer and confirmed Excel geek. In this post, she demonstrates how to use the new Quick Analysis feature in Excel 2013 to create a spreadsheet with book sales numbers that can be sorted by name and number in order to make data tell a story by presenting it visually. ...(read more)[Image]

How to configure Outlook with Gmail IMAP Accounts

Abstract from Slipstick Systems (Indexed 2013-04-18):

How to configure Gmail accounts in Microsoft Outlook and utilities you can use to sync your Gmail calendar and contacts to Outlook.

Stop Replying to Yourself

Abstract from Dick Kusleika (Indexed 2013-04-17):

In this edition of How to Make Outlook More Like GMail, I address the problem of replying to a message that you have sent. Inexplicably, Outlook creates a message addressed to you. That make sense from the standpoint that a reply to should be addressed to the sender. But then there’s the whole common sense [...]

Stop Replying to Yourself

Abstract from Daily Dose of Excel (Indexed 2013-04-17):

In this edition of How to Make Outlook More Like GMail, I address the problem of replying to a message that you have sent. Inexplicably, Outlook creates a message addressed to you. That make sense from the standpoint that a reply to should be addressed to the sender. But then there’s the whole common sense [...]

CodeTwo Public Folders for Android

Abstract from Slipstick Systems (Indexed 2013-04-16):

Mobile version of CodeTwo Public Folders allows you to access your public Outlook contacts, calendars and tasks on your Android phone or tablet. Requires CodeTwo Public Folders desktop installation.

Subscriptio

Abstract from Slipstick Systems (Indexed 2013-04-15):

Subscriptio is a complete solution for central e-mail signature management. All this can be done from the cloud. Works with Outlook, Exchange, Google Mail, Windows Mail.

Excel corrupts certain workbooks in migrating from 2003 to 2007

Abstract from Dick Kusleika (Indexed 2013-04-14):

I got a email from a client asking for help because Excel was “destroying,” to use his terminology, his 2003 workbook after conversion to the 2007 format. And, after analyzing the kind of change Excel made, I had to agree. The following in 2003 Figure 1 becomes, in 2013 (and in 2010), Figure 2 The [...]

Excel corrupts certain workbooks in migrating from 2003 to 2007

Abstract from Daily Dose of Excel (Indexed 2013-04-14):

I got a email from a client asking for help because Excel was “destroying,” to use his terminology, his 2003 workbook after conversion to the 2007 format. And, after analyzing the kind of change Excel made, I had to agree. The following in 2003 Figure 1 becomes, in 2013 (and in 2010), Figure 2 The [...]

OneNote in schools

Abstract from Chris Pratley (Indexed 2013-04-13):

I came across a couple of very interesting videos from two different schools using OneNote in the classroom and with faculty. I thought you might enjoy. You really see the power of pen/ink, freeform writing surface, capturing images and media, and shared notes.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW1NjHoRrAY&hd=1 This is from Whitfield School in St. Louis.http://countryday.smugmug.com/Other/HANDBRAKE/10944710...(truncated)... This one is from Cincinnati Country Day.It is great to see these educators ...(truncated)...

SharePoint 2013 Workflow: Custom Task Outcomes

Abstract from Andrew Connell (Indexed 2013-04-12):

In the last post I showed you how to create a simple task using the out-of-the-box (OOTB) task content type that ships with SharePoint 2013: Workflow Task (SharePoint 2013). Then we build off this and creating a custom task that had a new form field. In this post I want to show you how we can use this approach to create custom outcomes buttons in our task forms. Unfortunately in this process you'll see a bug in the SharePoint/Workflow engine for our custom outcomes… but no worries. I'll s...(truncated)...

SharePoint 2013 Workflow: Custom Tasks

Abstract from Andrew Connell (Indexed 2013-04-12):

In this post I want to show you how you can you can use tasks within your SharePoint 2013 workflows developed with Visual Studio 2012. Frankly that's pretty simple, and demonstrated well in this blog post on the Office Apps Team blog, so I'm going to focus on custom tasks. In the next post I'll show you how you can take it to the next level and add your own custom outcome fields for a more personalized experience for your users.[Image]I'll first start out by creating a workflow in a new SharePoi...(truncated)...

Tip: Quickly save worksheets as separate files

Abstract from asap utilities / excel blog (Indexed 2013-04-12):

[Image]Save 5 minutes a day by using ASAP Utilities to quickly save the worksheets in your workbook as separate files. "How can I save my sheets as separate files?" "I have an Excel file with many worksheets. We need to export each worksheet to a separate file. Ideally the file name would be the worksheet's [...]

My Thoughts: InfoPath 2013 & the Future of InfoPath

Abstract from Andrew Connell (Indexed 2013-04-11):

"What's your take on InfoPath 2013... do you recommend it?" Man I get this question a *ton*. Yesterday I got it again on Twitter and finally decided I needed a place to point people. If you want the jist of it, scroll to the bottom and see my summary. Looking Back at InfoPath History & Where We Are Today InfoPath is a forms solution for Microsoft Office & the SharePoint platform and has been so for many releases. It is based on XML forms technology. Unfortunately the web market has moved beyond ...(truncated)...

I'm Presenting at the SharePoint Evolutions Conference 2013 Next Week @spevo13

Abstract from Andrew Connell (Indexed 2013-04-11):

[Image]I love this conference! Next week the SharePoint Evolutions Conference 2013 will be held in London over the course of three days. This conference always holds the best attendees, content, speakers and discussions... it raises the bar for everyone else. At this show I'm involve in three sessions, but technically I'm really only doing two sessions Session #1: SharePoint 2013 & Workflow On Monday from 2:45p - 3:45p I'm presenting DEV204 - Workflow: Real World Workflows with Visual Studio 201...(truncated)...


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