Challenges Facing Real Estate Executives

Ensuring sound real property asset management is a significant challenge, in light of increasing pressure to reduce costs and eliminate both the misuse and under use of surplus assets. To tackle these challenges, organizations must remain cognizant of the many confounding variables involved, as well as the analytic tools that are available for strategic use. Doing so will enable corporate real estate executives to better predict their future portfolio utilization, manage on-going operating expenses, and potentially defer or eliminate costly capital projects by being

SharePoint 2010 – Custom New Form and Large Lists Exceeding 5000 Items

Every once in a while I come across a new “curve-ball” on Microsoft SharePoint and last week was definitely one. A few months back on a project the project team built some custom forms for a SharePoint list. Since we knew this list would grow greater than the list view threshold (5,000 items) we had done our due diligence in making sure the list was indexed properly and the CAML queries on this list were leveraging the indexes. Everything seemed to be working fine once the list grew over 5,000 items, but then I went to add a new item to the list via the custom new form and I got the dreaded “This view cannot be displayed because it…

Definitive Logic Releases Open-Source SharePoint Tool on CodePlex

For those that do a lot of SharePoint development through SharePoint Designer, Data View Web Parts (DVWP) are often the best option for customizing the display of SharePoint data. Other SharePoint bloggers have referred to DVWPs as the Swiss Army Knife of SharePoint. While they are a great tool they can be quite cumbersome to document and quality check. There is a plethora of ASPX markup that is used by a DVWP to configure aspects such as CAML queries, query string parameters, server variables, and xsl imports. In addition, it is often difficult to navigate the markup when you need to make sure a query string parameter exists or the syntax of a CAML query is correct. Given that, DL…