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Overview: Creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2010, InfoPath 2010 and Visio 2010

Forms and Workflows are important for automating business processes. Companies usually rely on programmers to create the forms and workflows using code. Not anymore! With InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010, you can create powerful data driven form composite solutions on your SharePoint sites. InfoPath gives you the ability to pull data from databases and lists, and create forms with data validation and conditional formatting. SharePoint Designer’s workflows let you then design powerful multi-step workflows centered around the form collected data, building upon the out-of-the-box reusable workflows and even import workflow designs from Visio! In this presentation, you will see how these tools come together to design workflows and route forms across your organization for task assignment and approval, and also how you can reuse your workflows in other lists and libraries on your site.

This session is presented by Asif Rehmani during SharePoint Connections 2010 in Amsterdam.

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SharePoint SandBox beta – a site for sharing tips and discovering new tricks about SharePoint

About SharePoint SandBox
The site is a collaborative SharePoint community of practices, guidelines, hints, recommendations and “tips & tricks” for SharePoint Developers and Administrators. All content is based on personal experience or gathered from different books, magazines, forums, newsgroups and others open sources. Current recommendations and practices cover different areas – from design and architecture to development and customizations. All information represented on this site is tagged, discovered and collaborative. It is Designed & created by Michael Nemtsev
You will have instant access to tons of hot topics to read and learn about SP 2010 and ofcourse the good old, MOSS 2007! One thing I never understood, scratch scratch… Why did they use php to build that site, aren’t we talking about SharePoint here?!?!?! :)

Enjoy, Signing out…!

Implementing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services with SharePoint 2007 – Dashboards (Part I)

One of the very handy ways to get your dashboards running on SharePoint is to use the friendly SQL Server reporting services engine provided with SQL Server 2005. It is important that you have the following prerequisities before you attempt the game!

You need to have:

  • MS SQL Server 2005 with SP2 (mandatory) [installed]
  • MS Office SharePoint Server 2007 [installed]
  • MS SQL Server Reporting Services Web Parts for SharePoint downloadable here

Step I: Installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

  1. Insert the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 product CD into the CD Drive.
  2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. In Add or Remove Programs, click Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then click Change.
  5. On the Component Selection page, expand SQL Server 2005 instances, select MSSQLSERVER, and then click Next.
  6. On the Feature Maintenance page, select Reporting Services, and then click Next.
  7. The Microsoft SQL Server Installation Wizard starts.
  8. On the Welcome to the Microsoft SQL Server Installation Wizard page, click Next.
  9. On the System Configuration Check page, click Next.
  10. On the Change or Remove Instance page, click Change Installed Components.
  11. On the Feature Selection page, make sure that Reporting Services will be installed on the local hard disk drive, and then click Next.
  12. On the Ready to Update page, click Install.
  13. On the Setup Progress page, click Next.
  14. On the Completing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup page, click Finish.

Part II coming soon…!