Sandbox Solution

Posted on 2012-08-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-25
Hello Gurus,

We used to have a word macro calendar that use to work up until recently.

I am looking to maybe do it in SP 2010.

The macro essentially pulled information from 4 user's calendars and rendered it to a word document in a quad format.

Please see attached document for a sample of what the document looks like.

Will this be doable in SP 2010 utilizing the sandbox solution?

If so, how?  Sandbox is very new to me.

Thanks for any help or quidance you can provide.
Question by:Isaac
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    the SharePoint "sandbox" is not a "solution". If the Sandbox code service is configured as a service on your SharePoint farm, it will ensure that custom code, for example custom web part solutions don't run wild and take up too many resources in the farm.

    See here for more details:

    So, first you need to develop the code that does what you want it to do. Probably with Visual Studio. Then you deploy it into the sandbox.

    Looking at your example, you may actually not need any code at all. This could probably be done with out of the box tools and SharePoint designer.

    cheers, teylyn
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    Thanks teylyn for the explanation and the link.  Very helpful!

    You mentioned this could be done with out of the box tools and SP designer.  Don't I need some type of Exchange API to communicate with outlook?
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    SharePoint can be linked to Outlook calendars, if everything is set up just so. Then you can use the power of SharePoint Designer to build DVWPs that report on the data. This is more content than a single question can cover, though, since there are many variables in play.

    For some ideas, have a look at

    cheers, teylyn

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