Product Review: SharePoint Sense's "SharePoint ShortUrl": Size Matters – Smaller is Better (4.5 Stars)

Written by Todd Klindt. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

For many years now I have maintained a blog that focuses on SharePoint administration. I use it mainly to document tasks I’ve done or to explain weird behavior of SharePoint. If my mother is to be believed, it could possibly be the best blog on the Internet. Taking my mother’s words to heart, I refer people to my blog often.

Transform Complex SharePoint URLs into Short and Friendly Ones

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

SusQtech recently launched their newest product - SP URL Manager.  SP URL Manager is an easy-to-use add-on for SharePoint 2010 that allows users to create simple, “vanity” URLs from the lengthy and complex default URLs in SharePoint.

According to Steve Witt, VP of Marketing and Product Development, SusQtech’s clients have asked for a tool such as this one, designed for use in marketing and communications campaigns. Having vanity URLs in campaigns makes URLs more user-friendly, something marketing professionals can surely appreciate. For example, SP URL allows you to change to 

Content and Code's 1OrgChart Makes Your Life Easier

Written by Tony Rockwell. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

review4 (Rating: 4 out of 5)
Most businesses want an open and communicative environment.  This most commonly includes the display of an organization chart on the company intranet.  For the growing number of companies who implemented SharePoint as their intranet, Microsoft left a gaping hole in the out-of-the-box functionality of both WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 when it comes to addressing this need. Content and Code’s 1OrgChart is one of the better products that has appeared on the market to fill the gap ...

KWizCom's Cascading Lookup Plus, the "Cadillac" of All Cascading List Products

Written by Mike Ferrara. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

review4 (Rating: 4 out of 5)

One column type missing from SharePoint that I've always found useful is the cascading list. Not only is a cascading list a staple field type on most web forms, but it is a big favorite with end users. It magically narrows down your choices on the next column once you've made a selection from the previous column! Big deal right? We've seen these things for years on the web, but Microsoft just did not feel comfortable with making these an out-of-the-box option. Luckily for us, we've got options from 3rd party developers...

Lightning Conductor Extends Built-in CQWP Functionality

Written by Jeremy Caney. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

review3 (Rating 3 out of 5)

Lightning Conductor effectively wraps the built-in Content Query Web Part (CQWP) from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a user-friendly interface.  Whereas the CQWP requires that the user modify either the Web Part Definition XML file or the ItemStyle XSL file to accomplish common tasks (such as adding fields or converting data types), Lightning Conductor wraps this functionality in user-friendly controls exposed via the tool pane.

Displaying Data More Efficiently with Quest Apps for SharePoint

Written by Didier Danse. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

review4 (Rating: 4 out of 5)

SharePoint implementations are currently growing. This is because IT teams can leverage scalability possibilities offered and also because end users can completely configure or create applications. Out-of-the-box SharePoint forms are quite simple and cannot be configured without some customizations (using Microsoft SharePoint Designer) or development (with Visual Studio).

Taxonomy Extension by SharePartXXL Integrates Nicely with MOSS 2007

Written by Jeremy Caney. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

review4 (Rating 4 out of 5)

The Taxonomy Extension by SharePointXXL enables documents and list items to be organized cross-site as part of a connected network model. It is, for the most part, a very well thought-out product which cleverly takes advantage of the intrinsic structure of SharePoint in order to provide a lot of functionality not considered by other tagging or taxonomy systems.

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