Monthly Archives: December 2012

SPRelinkDocuments – PowerShell Remix

I adapted the C# WinForm code from http://sprelinkdocuments.codeplex.com/ to a PowerShell command line version.   Why?   More automation such as:

 

  • Include in migration scripts (Backup-SPSite, update XSN template, relink all documents, …)
  • Task Scheduler
  • Remote execution (don’t need to RDP)
  • Long duration execution  (many RDP systems log out for inactivity)
  • Progress Bar shows % complete

 

Please feel free to download below.   Hopefully this helps other people too.  Smile

  Download  SPRelinkDocuments.ps1

 

InfoPath 2013 – Missing Programmability Components (FIXED)

I came across the below error when trying to add C# code with InfoPath Designer 2013.   The MS Office client install does not offer a checkbox for VSTA anymore to install everything at once.  Instead developers need to go download those tools separately.  Oh, but the fun continues because I also needed Dot Net Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 installed.

After installing all three and running a Repair then I was finally able to write C# from InfoPath.  Whew!  Not as simple as the Office 2010 installer.

 

  1. Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2012
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  3. Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  4. Repair VSTA from Control Panel

 

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BTW – All of the purple icons are confusing.   InfoPath?  OneNote?  Visual Studio?   Who knows!   Smile

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Use desktop sharing? Then install ZoomIt today

I install ZoomIt (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434.aspx) on every machine I use.  A lot of people  know about it but only use ZoomIt during formal presentations.   I’ve found it to be great for many daily purposes. 

  • Classroom Presentations.  With large rooms, people in the back can’t see.  ZoomIt allows you to easily zoom in and emphasize key action steps.
  • Desktop Sharing. Works with anything (WebEx, Lync, etc.) and allows you to whiteboard on the screen.   Great for remote collaboration as a replacement to standing in front of a whiteboard together.
  • Training.   Use the drawing capability to emphasize new interface elements and action steps.   Used with Camtasia studio you can create powerful videos which “highlight” the key element before clicking or suggestion motion by drawing arrows with from/to direction.
  • Support.   Don’t have SnagIt?   That’s OK.   There’s a lot you can do with ZoomIt to draw on a screenshot and send to users.

ZoomIt can do more than just zoom it.  My favorite way to use the tool is Ctrl+2 for drawing without zoom.   Don’t forget!  ZoomIt can also SAVE the screen to a PNG file.   That’s fantastic for note taking and sharing afterwards.  HTH  Smile

 

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