CSS Blog Posts


Here are two links I reference pretty frequently. Wanted to share them because others might use them if they are ever trying to edit CSS.

For the old 2007 version: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/zach/Master%20Page%20Cheat%20Sheet/Forms/ViewAll.aspx

For the 2010 CSS Classes: http://erikswenson.blogspot.com/2010/01/sharepoint-2010-base-css-classes.html

They have been very very helpful to me when editing classes. If anyone has a better resource, please be sure to share in the comments!

Happy New Year!


Hope everyone had a great holiday. I’ll be working on getting up another post soon. I’ve been doing a bit more work with the the Magic Template featured in the last tutorial. Hope to share something more soon!


Easy Breezy Traffic Light Dashboard


It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but things are finally calming down at work (and now it’s the Holidays!). Anyways, this tutorial came about because someone had asked me “Is this possible?” and it is. This is out of the box. We don’t have any eCal or anything enabled at work, and dashboards are becoming a big deal, so I was able to pull together an easy dashboard. If you want to customize it, you’ll need to get a little more into what’s going on, but it should work if you follow my steps below. Continue reading

Been so busy!


This is just a quick update to let you know I’m still alive and I have a great list of things I plan on sharing soon. Two things on the list to get up and running this week is:

  1. A working example of a jQuery image rotator for a page.
  2. A traffic light dashboard that runs off of a project task list.
  3. A blog about purpose, design, and figuring out what you want.

Currently I work in a financial role and that’s kept me really really busy this season for budgeting 2013. With that ‘hopefully’ wrapping up this week, I hope to have a little more time to blog!


My Professional Development Reflection/Plan

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
-Peter F. Drucker

I like to reflect and evaluate what I have done and where I am going. I am a reflective person, so its natural and I think everyone can benefit from it. tWhat have I done in the last year for professional development? Continue reading

SharePoint Saturday Louisville – MS Access Session Recap


Yesterday was #SPSLouisville. It was a lot of fun. Had a little over 100 people come spend their Saturday at the new East Marriott Louisville to learn a little more about SharePoint!

It was my first time speaking at an event, and being a bigger part of the organizing committee putting the event together. It really gives me a new appreciation for all the work it takes to get it together, so I’m super happy with how it all turned out.

Speakers/committee members got legitimate baseball jerseys and all attendees got a SharePoint Saturday Louisville Louisville Slugger Bat (Seen above).

How to hide a section of a form depending on User.


This has been something I’ve been looking to figure out for a while. If anyone knows a better way, please let me know. I’m kind of stuck with a mostly basic setup, but we were lucky enough to be able to do some InfoPath form editing at work.

Basic gist of what I was hoping to do is be able to hide several form elements depending on who is logged in. While I had hoped to be able to do this with a group, or a more dynamic way of editing said people…. I’m happy to have figured it out. Continue reading

Linking a SharePoint List to MS (How-To)

  1. Open up the MS Access Database that you want to link the data too (Or create it) and go to the SharePoint list that you want linked.
  2. In your MS Access database, go up to the ribbon and click External Data > More (Under Import & Link) > SharePoint Lists.
  3. Copy & Paste in the base site URL for your list. Note: Once you start doing this, your sites will be remembered for future use. For example, my list is seen in the next example image.
  4. Then below that, select the option of how you’d like to link it. You can 1. Import data (not link) or 2. Link Data. We’re going to Choose the second for this example, but it’s important to know you don’t have to. Then click Next.
  5. The next screen will show your lists. Click the ones you want linked. Note, regardless if you select User Info, it will link it. That’ll be explained at a further blog post. Click OK.
  6. You’re finished! On your left MS Access Nav you should see your newly linked List. 


  • You are now free to treat it like any other database object (except you can’t edit the columns and fields within Access, you must do that via SharePoint.
  • If you do change the list, you may need to unlink it & relink it for it to work properly.


Double Data Entry – MS Access and SharePoint


So recently at work someone had been asking if SharePoint is able to become usable for data entry from both MS Access and SharePoint. One of his reasons was that they are scattered across the nation and accessing a shared drive Access database is not a good use of bandwidth. I’ve done a few things extensively with SharePoint where I append data INTO SharePoint, where I’ve extracted Data FROM SharePoint but I hadn’t really tried using a live list where I could manage my data living ON a list from both Access and SharePoint. Continue reading

SharePoint Saturday Dayton


My partner and I traveled up to Dayton this weekend to help out the crew up at SharePoint Saturday Dayton. We had a GREAT time socializing, networking, and volunteering for the busy event day on Saturday.

I was able to attend several sessions that I really enjoyed! Met a few new people to follow on Twitter (and hopefully people that can give some guidance when I get stuck). Continue reading