Monthly Archives: April 2009

What is Cloud Computing? Future platform for Applications

Cloud Computing enables you to run applications at Internet scale while leveraging the skills and tools you use  is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure “in the cloud” that supports them…for more info read this…

Here is a nice platform for Web Developers or Analysts or business users from Microsoft …….MICROSOFT AZURE…..Have a try..

An example of Google Cloud computing is Google APPS

Here are some Microsoft Cloud computing tools:

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Posted by on April 6, 2009 in New Releases


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Office SharePoint Designer 2007 provides the powerful tools you need to deliver compelling and attractive SharePoint sites and quickly build workflow-enabled applications and reporting tools on the SharePoint platform, all in an IT-managed environment.

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SharePoint Work Acceleration Toolkit 2007 aka (SWAT) – Free download

SharePoint Work Acceleration Toolkit (SWAT) is a windows based utility aimed at simplifying and accelerating the creation and testing of SharePoint Solutions. With a whole host of time saving capabilities and planned integration with Universal SharePoint Manager 2007, you’ll never want to take on SharePoint without it again. read more…..

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Posted by on April 5, 2009 in administration, New Releases



Business Data Catalog Definition Editor tool (or “BDC tool”) is now available in the latest (August 2008) version of the downloadable MOSS 2007 SDK

Microsoft have released a tool for developing BDC XML Schems catalogs and it’s part of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server August SDK.

Here is the download link:

To know more about BDC tool read here:

Note: it works with AdventureWorksDW not with AdventureWorks

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Posted by on April 1, 2009 in administration, BDC, New Releases


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Limit length of dataview webpart title text character

Limit Announcment list title length

To alter the character limit of an Announcements List, there is an attribute that must be set through SharePoint Designer on the page that contains the web part. Perform a search for the string “Limit Len=” on the page in question and alter the value to reflect the character limit you would like.The default character limit attribute is set to 250 characters.

Limit Dataview webpart of any list title text

<xsl:value-of select=”concat(substring(@Title,1,100),’…[+]’)” disable-output-escaping=”yes” />


    <a href=”http://mylink/Pages/Test.aspx?id={@ID}”><xsl:value-of select=”concat(substring(@Title,1,100),’…[+]’)” disable-output-escaping=”yes” /></a><xsl:if test=”ddwrt:IfNew(string(@Modified))”><IMG SRC=”/_layouts/1033/images/new.gif” alt=”New” /></xsl:if>



Posted by on April 1, 2009 in Sharepoint Designer, Webpart


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