Using the SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model to return user information

In a recent project, I needed a way to quickly get some additional details about a user from the user information list. The project is making use of search and in the core results the only item being returned is the display name of the author. Since I needed to get some more details on the user, I needed a quick way to lookup the user by display name from the user information list.

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Silverlight Image Viewer for SharePoint 2010

This week I had a lot of time to experiment with new ideas – snow in Texas has a way of shutting down business. As part of my tasks for this week, I wanted to provide a flashy way to show off images stored in an image library. The idea came from an “employee club” site at a client. The group is made up of people from across the organization who participate in activities outside of the job – Special Olympics, Ranger’s Games and other social or community events.
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