A centralized calendar is a great feature to have for portals or collaboration workspaces, however, there is no default way to achieve this in WSS without a third party solution.
Gunnar Peipman has an excellent article on creating a SharePoint global calendar using site data query and calendar view control. I have slightly modified the code to allow the Global Calendar web part to query all SharePoint event list and I have added a custom field in SharePoint which will determine if the list item will display on our global calendar web part.
You can visit Gunnar Peipman’s blog to view the entire code I will list sections of the original code and modifications I have made. Read the rest of this entry »
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The SharePoint ECB ( Edit Control Block ) is the contect menu that is displayed for items in a SharePoint list , Jan Tielen has an excellent 3 part post on his blog on customizing the ECB and adding aditional menu items. One idea Jan has applied is a url shorting menu item for sending links to list items documents etc…
Im interested to see what other Ideas people will come up with, what ideas do you have?