Resources to show you how to create code-free business solutions in Microsoft SharePoint
It used to be that you had to be an expert Microsoft developer to create business solutions in Microsoft SharePoint but that is no longer true.
There are many ways for users and power users to create incredible solutions with no coding at all.
Here are two resources that show you how:
Microsoft’s 64-bit support is still sorely fragmented as we find out with a brand new laptop trying to access Microsoft SharePoint.
The joys of working with Microsoft products!
So I have a brand-new, shiny 17″ HP laptop. 64-bit throughout. 6GB of RAM and comes pre-installed with 64-bit Windows.
You would think, then, that you would want to use 64-bit applications right? Wrong!!
I automatically use the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer to access some Microsoft specific sites (Outlook Web Access and SharePoint 2007). I install and use the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office. Does this work well with SharePoint (from Microsoft)? No!
For starters, you cannot upload an Excel spreadsheet to a SharePoint list like you should be able to. You get an error:
Next you try to switch a list into a “Datasheet” view – which looks a bit like a spreadsheet. Inevitably, you get another error:
To fix these errors, you then have to download and install “2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components“.
And you have to use the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).