No Picture

Simplified SharePoint solution deployment

June 16, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

Any SharePoint developer will have to work with SharePoint Features at some point. Features are a great way to extend the core functionality of MOSS – in Web 2.0 speak, think of them as “plugins” and you’ll understand why they’re useful. Features can take a variety of forms – workflows […]

No Picture

Extend SharePoint Designer’s workflow activities

June 16, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

SharePoint Designer 2007 is a useful tool for performing quick tasks in your SharePoint environment. It’s moreorless Frontpage on steroids, but it’s designed to interact directly with SharePoint installations. I’ve used it almost exclusively to create simple workflows – simple being the operative word. And what’s more, it’s now free! […]

No Picture

Workflow error help: failed on start and more

July 16, 2009 Matt Thornton 6

One of the major selling points of SharePoint is the power of workflows. Designing very basic sequential workflows in Sharepoint Designer 2007 is a very straightforward task using the workflow designer wizard. But unfortunately straightforward is the key word here, as you are limited by the functionality available to you […]