Andrew Connell

Free (useful) SharePoint WebParts [navigation, what's new, alerts, breadcrumbs]

Just got tipped off to a post on Jan Tielens' blog that details four free web parts he built for SharePoint. There is an MSI that will install into the GAC, or there's a ZIP that explains how to install it manually for a specific site (I prefer this... esp since I'm in more of a shared environment). The single assembly contains four web parts in Jan's Leadit.SharePoint.Essentials: What's New: Shows new items added to a SharePoint site. MyAlerts: Shows a summary of all your alerts. Breadcrumbs: Nice showing where you are in a site/subweb hierarchy. Navigation: Shows a tree-like view of the a WSS site-subweb hierarchy. I was looking for something like the Navigation WP for a current project that will have more than 80+ subwebs under a top-level WSS site. » Details on the 4 web parts with ZIP of compiled binaries as well as the source. » MSI installer for Leadit.SharePoint.Essentials and Leadit.SharePoint.RSSReader...

Just got tipped off to a post on Jan Tielens’ blog that details four free web parts he built for SharePoint. There is an MSI that will install into the GAC, or there’s a ZIP that explains how to install it manually for a specific site (I prefer this… esp since I’m in more of a shared environment). The single assembly contains four web parts in Jan’s Leadit.SharePoint.Essentials:

Lead-It Navigation WP

  • What’s New: Shows new items added to a SharePoint site.
  • MyAlerts: Shows a summary of all your alerts.
  • Breadcrumbs: Nice showing where you are in a site/subweb hierarchy.
  • **Navigation: **Shows a tree-like view of the a WSS site-subweb hierarchy.

I was looking for something like the Navigation WP for a current project that will have more than 80+ subwebs under a top-level WSS site.

» Details on the 4 web parts with ZIP of compiled binaries as well as the source. » MSI installer for Leadit.SharePoint.Essentials and Leadit.SharePoint.RSSReader

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.