Charles Lee

Charles Lee is a SharePoint Subject Matter Expert for Capgemini UK. He was originally a .NET web developer, but currently focuses on best practice and guidance for SharePoint solutions to complex business problems (though he still gets hands-on with some code every once in a while.).

01 March 2010
01 March 2010

SharePoint: Numeric/Integer Site Column (Field) Types

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What field type should you use when creating number based site columns as part of a SharePoint feature? Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provides you with an extensible and flexible method of developing and deploying Site Columns and Content Types (both of which are required for most SharePoint projects requiring list or library based data storage) … Read more
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02 February 2010
02 February 2010

SharePoint: Where have my content types gone?

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Have all your SharePoint site columns and content types ever mysteriously vanished from your site collection?  What could cause this catastrophe to occur? At one time or another when you are developing solutions for SharePoint (MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0) you will be creating and deleting site collections regularly in order to test a piece of functionality.  … Read more
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22 January 2010
22 January 2010

The Upgrade Path to SharePoint 2010

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If your looking at the public beta of SharePoint 2010 and thinking, “We are going to need to upgrade, but where do I start?” then hopefully this basic guide should help you on how to plan and what action to take in preparation for an upgrade. Upgrade vs. Migration In my view there are two … Read more
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14 December 2009
14 December 2009

Deploying InfoPath templates within MOSS 2007

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I am going to start with a quote that I want everyone to remember.  It should be in the mind of anyone developing InfoPath solutions for SharePoint. “Never, ever publish an InfoPath form directly from InfoPath into a production SharePoint environment.” I have seen this too many times and it will make your administrators really … Read more
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11 December 2009
11 December 2009

How to Create Custom SharePoint Workflows in Visual Studio 2008

Whereas simple workflows are possible using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, you will soon reach the point where you will need to use Visual Studio. In the third article in Charles' introduction to Workflows in Sharepoint, he demonstrates how to create a workflow from scratch using Visual Studio, and discusses the relative merits of the two tools for this sort of development work.… Read more
04 November 2009
04 November 2009

SharePoint 2010 – What to look forward to.

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For many months now the intricate details of what’s under the bonnet (that’s the hood to all US readers) of SharePoint 2010 has been for a select bunch of SharePoint MVPs and Microsoft partners, and it has been protected by an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) threatening to bring the world down around the ears of any … Read more
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07 October 2009
07 October 2009

How to Create Custom Workflows in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

SharePoint is an incredibly powerful platform when it comes to managing flows of data, and it seems odd that more people don't understand or use that functionality. Charles Lee builds on his explanation of lists in SharePoint for beginners and gives you a clear, straightforward demonstration of how to build a custom workflow to automate some of your more mundane everyday workflow tasks. … Read more
04 August 2009
04 August 2009

How to Create Custom Lists in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

In the first of a series of  articles about Sharepoint, Charles Lee shows how easy it is to create custom lists that can then be used with Workflows, custom columns, lookup columns, and calculated fields. He then demonstrates how several lists can be used together to create a custom SharePoint application by linking these lists through lookup columns… Read more