10 DIY SharePoint Web Parts
10 DIY SharePoint Web Parts is a series of postings containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. These examples will require the use of the highly acclaimed RSSBus SharePoint WebPart.
The RSSBus SharePoint Web Part isn’t like most others – it cannot be called a uni-tasker. It is the most exciting thing I’ve had the pleasure to work with in quite a while... its just a thing of beauty.
What does it do? It lets you expose data to SharePoint (WSS or MOSS) from just about anywhere.
The power comes when you use the “Connectors” – these Connectors get data from all sorts of data sources like web services, Excel documents, CRM systems, databases, email and other Internet servers, office applications, and tons more. It does any of hundreds of tasks that you direct it to do, and is completely customizable. It is literally hundreds of WebParts in one.
In this series, I will show 10 example web parts that you can build and customize yourself. From there, you will have the know-how to build custom web parts out of your own ideas.
- Image Rotator - Easy
- Recently Modified Libraries and Documents List - Easy
- Custom SQL Queries - Medium
- List Active Directory Groups and Users - Medium
- QuickBooks Web Part! - Easy
- Shipment Tracking Web Part - Easy
- Search Email History - Medium
- Twitter - Easy
- MS Dynamics CRM - Easy
- Keep Your SharePoint Calendar Synced with Google - Easy
Installing RSSBus SharePoint Web Part
Before any of the 10 DIY Web Parts will work, you'll have to install the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part. To do this, download and run the setup.
Using the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part
Here is a screencast showing the absolute basics of how to use the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part after it is installed.