Free tech books and documents from Microsoft!

It’s that time of year again!

Each year, Eric Ligman from Microsoft has a blog entry that posts links to a LARGE collection of FREE ebooks on Microsoft technology. There’s no catch, it’s all legal, and it’s simply a “thank you” to everyone who is a Microsoft customer or partner. They are full versions of the titles, they are not time-bombed, etc. They are really and truly FREE for downloading.

Saving time in a SharePoint Person/Group field

When you’re working in SharePoint and you have to fill in someone’s name, you’re seeing what is commonly called a People Picker field. It’s a field that’s set up to allow for names, and it has two icons to check the name format as well as to look up a name in the Select People and Groups dialog box.

However, I often see people clicking on the Address Book icon even if they know the name of the person they want to add to the field. Following are some various ways to add a person’s name into the field and maybe save yourself some clicking around to do so.