Display a user’s picture in the content query web part

As I detailed in my last post, it’s possible to display a user’s profile photo in a data form web part. I attempted to use a similar technique to display a photo in some custom XSL for a content query web part (CQWP) and unfortunately ran into a brick wall. After exploring many options, and . . . → Read More: Display a user’s picture in the content query web part

Displaying a user’s picture in the data view web part

After seeing my post on displaying recent blog posts from around a SharePoint site a pal (@andrewjolly) got in touch and asked me if it would be possible to display a user’s photo via XSL. After digging around I found that there are a few different scenarios where this could be used with different approaches . . . → Read More: Displaying a user’s picture in the data view web part

Viewing raw data in a Content Query Web Part

Partly a reminder for myself, but hopefully useful for others…

I regularly use the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) and the Data Form Web Part to format how data, usually from SharePoint lists, is presented back to the user. A common scenario for me is to check that the data being returned by the query . . . → Read More: Viewing raw data in a Content Query Web Part

Running SharePoint 2010 on Amazon EC2

In an ideal world I’d have a development/ sandbox environment at home capable of running SharePoint 2010 – and who knows, one day… In the meantime though I’ve looked to the cloud to be able to meet my requirements. Having first looked at BPOS (of course) and deciding that this didn’t quite fit my needs . . . → Read More: Running SharePoint 2010 on Amazon EC2

Building a good SharePoint team site

Recently I was lucky enough to work with a small group of business users who were experiencing SharePoint as ‘more than a document library‘ for the first time. Over a period of about a month we ended up growing our SharePoint 2010 Team Site in to one of the better examples that I’ve seen since . . . → Read More: Building a good SharePoint team site