Thursday, July 17, 2008

Provisioning monthly folder structure in a SharePoint list

Recently I wrote an article about folder content types in SharePoint and how they can be leveraged to improve the document management in a SharePoint document library. The comments to the article show that there is definitely interest and potential in using folder content types, but they also point out some serious omissions. SharePoint MVP Ivan Wilson has taken things to the next level in a project he independently started on CodePlex. It is a console application that allows you to generate a folder structure within a document library. It will create a folder in the root of the document library using the current year-month (e.g. "2008-05"). 

Check out Ivan's post and the project's home page, this really makes the provisioning of the folders much easier.


Pre-order on Amazon: Developing Service-Oriented AJAX Applications on the Microsoft® Platform

For all the AJAX and ASP.NET fans out there I wanted to point out the upcoming book by Daniel Larson (SharePoint MVP). Daniel has an impressive knowledge about what's going on in .Net 3.5 and the coming SP1. The book will guide intermediate as well as advanced developers in the ASP.NET AJAX inroads. I already had a glimpse at some of the chapters and they are impressive and easy to comprehend.

The first to send proof of pre-order purchase, will receive a free book with Daniel's signature!

Developing Service-Oriented AJAX Applications on the Microsoft® Platform (PRO-Developer)
by Daniel Larson

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Cannot wait to see this one in print!