Monday, October 17, 2011

Shameless Self-Promotion

It is always a difficult exercise to get interviewed for a job. It becomes even more difficult if it concerns an internal interview aiming to promote your company. Anyway, who I am and what I do is now available on YouTube: My work at Aliaxis

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sure Step Template for SharePoint 2010

Last year, I wrote an article explaining how to deploy the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step template in SharePoint 2007. This year, I had to figure out how to deploy the Sure Step template in a SharePoint 2010 environment. So here are a few tricks.

I used the Microsoft Sure Step client platform version, Content

The first step is to retrieve the Sure Step Project Site Template.wsp file from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics\Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step\SharePoint Templates. Note that the .stp file is useless for SharePoint 2010. Once you have that .wsp file, upload it to the Solutions center of the site collection where you need your Sure Step template.

Once the file is uploaded, you need to activate it. In order to activate it, you must ensure that you have the necessary rights and also that the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Sandboxed Code Service is started. If not, simply start it from the Central Administration -> System Settings -> Manage services on server page.

As soon as the Sure Step template solution is activated, you can create a sub-site using that template in your site collection.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lego Digital Designer: An Amazing Tool

Today in order to provide additional basic Lego building instructions to my son, I decided to download, install, and test the Lego Digital Designer. Within 30 minutes, I had everything set up and designed a first model (copied from Lego Box 5898).

I have been positively surprised by the ease of use of the LDD. Being a big fan of Lego, I foresee many hours to be spent with it.

Friday, February 11, 2011