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Web Parts in SharePoint Editions

Posted by sharepoinTony on November 23, 2010

The table below displays Web Parts available in various SharePoint editions.  This list may not be exhaustive, however it does include all web parts I found when enabling Enterprise features.

Web Part

Foundation

Server 2010 Standard

Server 2010 Enterprise

Description

Business Data Actions

   

*

Displays a list of actions from Business Data Connectivity.

Business Data Connectivity Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts using a list of values from the Business Data Connectivity.

Business Data Item

   

*

Displays one item from a data source in Business Data Connectivity.

Business Data Item Builder

   

*

Creates a Business Data item from parameters in the query string and provides it to other Web Parts.

Business Data List

   

*

Displays a list of items from a data source in Business Data Connectivity.

Business Data Related List

   

*

Displays a list of items related to one or more parent items from a data source in Business Data Connectivity.

Chart Web part

   

*

Helps you to visualize your data on SharePoint sites and portals. (MossChartWebPart)

Excel Web Access

   

*

Use the Excel Web Access Web Part to interact with an Excel workbook as a Web page. (Excel.WebUI)

Indicator Details

   

*

Displays the details of a single Status Indicator. Status Indicators display an important measure for an organization and may be obtained from other data sources including SharePoint lists, Excel workbooks, and SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services KPIs.

Status List

   

*

Shows a list of Status Indicators. Status Indicators display important measures for your organization, and show how your organization is performing with respect to your goals. (KPI List Web Part)

Visio Web Access

   

*

Enables viewing and refreshing of published Visio diagrams.

Categories

 

*

*

Displays categories from the Site Directory. (CategoryWebPart)

Relevant Documents

*

*

*

Displays documents that are relevant to the current user.

RSS Viewer

 

*

*

Displays an RSS feed.

Table Of Contents

*

Displays the navigation hierarchy of your site.

Site Aggregator

 

*

*

Displays sites of your choice. (siteFramer)

Sites in Category

 

*

*

Displays sites from the Site Directory within a specific category. (CategoryResults)

Table of Contents

 

*

*

Displays the navigation hierarchy of your site.

Web Analytics web part

 

*

*

Displays the most viewed content, most frequent search queries from a site, or most frequent search queries from a search center. (WhatsPopular)

WSRP Viewer

   

*

Displays portlets from web sites using WSRP 1.1. (WSRPConsumer)

XML Viewer

*

*

*

Transforms XML data using XSL and shows the results.

Choice Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts using a list of values entered by the page author. (AuthoredListFilter)

Current User Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts by using properties of the current user.

Date Filter

   

*

Filter the contents of Web Parts by allowing users to enter or pick a date.

Filter Actions

   

*

Use the Filter Actions Web Part when you have two or more filter Web Parts on one Web Part Page, and you want to synchronize the display of the filter results.

Page Field Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts using information about the current page. (PageContextFilter)

Query String (URL) Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts using values passed via the query string.

SharePoint List Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts by using a list of values.

SQL Server Analysis Services Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts using a list of values from SQL Server Analysis Services cubes. (OlapFilter)

Text Filter

   

*

Filters the contents of Web Parts by allowing users to enter a text value.

HTML Form Web Part

*

*

*

Connects simple form controls to other web parts. (MSSimpleForm)

InfoPath Form Web Part

   

*

Use this Web Part to display an InfoPath browser-enabled form.

Content Editor

*

*

*

Allows authors to enter rich text content.

Image Viewer

*

*

*

Displays a specified image. (MSImage)

Page Viewer

*

*

*

Displays another Web page on this Web Page. The other Web page is presented in an iFrame. (MSPageViewer)

Picture Library Slideshow Web Part

*

*

*

Use to display a slideshow of images and photos from a picture library. (MSPictureLibrarySlideshow)

Silverlight Web Part

*

*

*

A web part to display a Silverlight application.

My Calendar

 

*

*

Displays your calendar using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.

My Contacts

 

*

*

Displays your contacts using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.

My Inbox

 

*

x

Displays your inbox using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.

My Mail Folder

 

*

*

Displays your mail folder using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or later.

My Tasks

 

*

*

Displays your tasks using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.

Advanced Search Box

 

*

*

Displays parameterized search options based on properties and combinations of words.

Dual Chinese Search

 

*

*

Used to search Dual Chinese document and items at the same time.

Federated Results

 

*

*

Displays search results from a configured location.

People Refinement Panel

 

*

*

This webpart helps the users to refine people search results

People Search Box

 

*

*

Presents a search box that allows users to search for people.

People Search Core Results

 

*

*

Displays the people search results and the properties associated with them.

Refinement Panel

 

*

*

This webpart helps the users to refine search results.

Related Queries

 

*

*

This webpart displays related queries to a user query. (QuerySuggestions)

Search Action Links

 

*

*

Displays the search action links on the search results page.

Search Best Bets

 

*

*

Displays high-confidence results on a search results page.

Search Box

 

*

*

Displays a search box that allows users to search for information.

Search Core Results

 

*

*

Displays the search results and the properties associated with them

Search Paging

 

*

*

Display links for navigating pages containing search results.

Search Statistics

 

*

*

Displays the search statistics such as the number of results shown on the current page, total number of results and time taken to perform the search.

Search Summary

 

*

*

Displays suggestions for current search query.

Search Visual Best Bet

   

*

Displays Visual Best Bet.

Top Federated Results

 

*

*

Displays the Top Federated result from the configured location. (TopAnswer)

Contact Details

 

*

*

Displays details about a contact for this page or site.

Note Board

 

*

*

Enable users to leave short, publicly-viewable notes about this page. (SocialComment)

Organization Browser

 

*

*

This Web Part displays each person in the reporting chain in an interactive view optimized for browsing organization charts. (ProfileBrowser)

Site Users

*

*

*

Use the Site Users Web Part to see a list of the site users and their online status.

User Tasks

*

*

*

Displays tasks that are assigned to the current user.

Tag Cloud

 

*

*

Displays the most popular subjects being tagged inside your organization.

Media Web Part

*

*

Use to embed media clips (video and audio) in a web page.

Content Query

*

*

Displays a dynamic view of content from your site.

Summary Links

*

*

Allows authors to create links that can be grouped and styled.

List View Web Part

*

*

*

Use to display a view of a list or document library.

Blog Year Archive

*

*

*

Displays the blog archive of the previous three years.

Document Set Contents

*

*

Displays the contents of a Document Set.

Document Set Properties

*

*

Displays the properties of the Document Set.

Enter a Document ID

*

*

Finds a document by its Document ID

My Links

*

*

Displays a list of a users ‘My Links’

What’s New

*

*

*

This Web Part shows new information from specified lists and libraries.

Whereabouts

*

*

*

Use to display Whereabouts information

PerformancePoint

 

PerformancePoint Filter

*

This web part displays PerformancePoint filters. Filters may be linked to other web parts to provide an interactive dashboard experience. Filter types include lists and trees based on a variety of data sources.

PerformancePoint Report

*

This web part displays PerformancePoint reports. Reports may be linked to other web parts to create an interactive dashboard experience. Report types include: Analytic charts & grids, Strategy Maps, Excel Services, Reporting Services, Predictive Trend charts, and web pages.

PerformancePoint Scorecard

*

This web part displays a PerformancePoint scorecard. Scorecards may be linked to other web parts, such as filters and reports, to create an interactive dashboard experience.

PerformancePoint Stack Selector

*

This web part displays a PerformancePoint Stack Selector. All PerformancePoint web parts, such as filters and reports, contained in the same zone will be automatically stacked and selectable using this web part.

SQL Server Reporting Services Report Viewer

*

Use the Report Viewer to view SQL Server Reporting Services reports. (ReportViewer) Only available with Reporting Services integration.

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What not to do – buying web parts

Posted by sharepoinTony on September 10, 2010

This is a message to business managers trying to solve problems using SharePoint.

First, good job using SharePoint!

Now, please DO look at the options available to you that will help you get things done or enrich your SharePoint environment.

Please DON’T puchase web parts without talking to your SharePoint Administrator, Specialist or whomever you have focused on SharePoint.

Why?  Well, here is a short story (which I will call a fairy tale) that should make my point.

Once upon a time there was a department looking for a more robust solution than was available in their OOTB SharePoint 2007 environment.  They happily danced around while looking for solutions and discovered a shiny web part package that was priced very well.  The joyful department manager purchased the package and gleefully notified the SharePoint Administrator of the wonderful find.  The glorious admin reviewed and installed the tool and went about configuring for the perfectly good solution for the happy department.

The happy department requested a meeting.  Before they start using this new dandy they want a few changes.  The excitement filled the air as the team listed requirements for their solution.  What’s this?  They want to change the columns used by the solution’s installed list.  They want the solution to use existing InfoPath forms.   Gee, that seems reasonable doesn’t it?

A cloud of darkness appeared over the happy crowd, evil seemed to rain over them, sadness ensued.

You see children, the solution is a good one only if it meets the requirements set forth in the beginning.  Oops, no requirements had been written.  That’s OK as long as the needs to enrich the environment and make the identified task easier for the joyous department members are met.  Oops, the solution won’t allow those desired changes to the list.  Oops, it will not allow the use of InfoPath forms.

Hmm, what went wrong?

Then End.

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Snazzy Summary Links

Posted by sharepoinTony on February 19, 2010

Here is one way to let your users add style to their Summary Links web part.

Step 1 – go to SharePoint Layout Images

and check out the SMALL images/icons list.  Choose some that you want to make available to your users.

Step 2 – Make a list (or an faq, a KB article, or whatever method you use to communicate and help your users) of those icons including the path needed to use them.

I chose to create a table with a very short description in one column and the url path in another column.  For example I have:

Icon Description Icon URL Path
yellow star /_layouts/images/star.gif
push pin /_layouts/images/lg_icpinned.gif

Step 3 – Let your users know that they can use the URL Path from that list in their Summary List Web Part – in the Image URL field for a link.  If the Style chosen for the link is any of the “image” options then the icon will appear with their link.

This allows your users to make their links more snazzy without increasing the size of your picture libraries.

I suggest using the little web/globe icon as a standard for external links  to provide both a uniform feel and informative option to link icons (/layouts/images/csweb.gif).

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