Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Microsoft SharePoint 2007 – An iPhone Client to view SP Content?

SharePoint comes standard with the support for mobile browsing – and if you’ve used it, you would have to say it does the job. But what if you now you feel like bringing surfacing the information on an iPhone (Besides browsing SharePoint sites directly from Safari)? The product would no doubt be a very attractive app for use on the go.

So recently, I stumbled across quiet an interesting product ‘iShare’ from Spyk software: A SharePoint Client App for the iPhone.

The iShare app allows users to login using Windows Authentication or SharePoint Forms Authentication and view, search and create content within a SharePoint Site. There is a list of files which this little app can open:

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt, .pptx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xslx)
  • Images (.jpeg, .jpg, .tiff, .gif)
  • Web pages (.html, .htm, .aspx)
  • Text Files (.txt)
  • Contacts (.vcf)
  • Now, I do not have an iPhone neither have I used this application – so I cannot comment on the product… so give it a shot and leave a comment :) Apparently you can get it on the iPhone Apps Store.

    Here are some screenshots from the iShare site:

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Windows Presentation Foundation 4 in VS 2010

    I don't usually blog about things other than SharePoint or CRM... but this is just really cool – not new as we’ve all seen this on the surface, but new as it can work on Windows 7! In the video, the speaker has used a Codeplex project “MultiTouchVista” ( in conjunction with a “Windows 7 Multi-touch driver” to enable user input for multi-touching on normal mice.

    Having asking Google more… there’s apparently much Developer resources on multi-touch:

    Now… I wonder if anybody out there has written a track pad multi-touch driver? I don’t want to plug-in more than 2 mice into my Dell XPS!