#EVRYShare @ASPC2014 final delivery

Our main delivery during this Arctic SharePoint Challenge has been, though a bit defragmented, revolving around the Lynx Ink case. Our version of the Lynx-case sports a web shop, an intranet site and several services and features used by both customers and employees.

The Web Shop sells different products that the customers buy for their lynxes. It also provides services such as ridding customers of their lynx when they have grown tired of them. The intranet site contains statistics for the sales people working at Lynx Ink and tracking services for the customers.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aNXdYv6MsU

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The site is custom tailored from master page, to page layout and cover the customers design needs not covered by SharePoint 2013. The custom design also elevates SharePoint covering accessibility and smooth design using HTML5 and CSS3. Topped with the native coloring feature of the Design Manager the design follows best practice for SharePoint 2013.

Lynx execution feature

As a service Lynx also assists its customers to put down their lynx when they for some reason is unable to maintain their lynx. The customer fills in a form that is sent via SharePoint to the CRM-system used by the sales department. From there on the process is handled by sales and legal to accept or deny the request.

The LynxShop lynx tracking page

The lynx tracking page is made for lynx owners that have a lynx with a tracking colar. The LynxShop is the only place in the world where a tracking colar for lynxesesss is available by the way.

When you enter the page we show a simple Web Part that lists out all the lynxesesss in the system (with a tracking colar). By clicking on the Show link on the far right side, the page reloads and more info appears, three more Web Parts to be precise.

The first one shows extended information about the selected lynx (picture, name and description).

Then we have the most interesting one, a google map which shows the current location of the lynx, where the tracking colar started broadcasting, and the route in between these two points.

Right next to this we have a simple Web Part that shows the current weather forecast for the current location of the lynx.

The LynxShop customer heat map page

A simple page that shows a google heatmap based on the locations of all our customers. This is important for the sales –and marketing people of our organization. Then can then see where they could concentrate their sales and marketing to gain more customers.

The LynxShop amusement page

This page shows two things.

  • A countdown bar which indicates how long to when the next lynx will be executed. This is based on data from our CRM system.
  • Quote of the day. We believe it’s important to keep our employees and customers happy and smiling so….

The LynxShop Receipt Generator

When a purchase is done in the LynxShop, a service is being kicked off in our backend which will generate a receipt document which will be shipped off to the customer by e-mail. This document will be a merger of multiple documents and other information.

The LynxShop Execution Receipt Generator

When a customer has applied for a execution permit on their lynx (or applied for execution by a hit-man), this application will be processed by our execution agents in CRM. When they approve/deny the application, a document will be generated and sent to both the lynx owner and the hit-man (if it’s a hit-man case).

Reminder to the jury


We just want to remind you guys that we have submissions for

  • Community Champions
  • Datamining (you wanted to see our stuff?)
  • Embedding numbnut

…in for review.

We understand that you guys are busy, but we just want to make sure nothing slips through unnoticed 😉

Thanks guys!

Horns up!

Behold – the mighty babelfish….

Behold – the mighty babelfish…. Why? 42!

Remember Towel Day, 25th of May! 😉

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost.” What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)[3]

—Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Kill the Lynx – Apply for an execution permit

Aims at: Embedded Numbnut, Doh, etc

All Lynx’s is protected by the Federal Nature Preservation Agency, so your just can not just go round killing of you Lynx’s.

However… We got to admit… Sometimes your Lynx just get a little bit out-of-hands, and becomes a royal pain in the butt™…

So… We created a application form in the shop…  (by the way – the shopcart is now working)

And to give Microsoft more License money, we send it to Microsoft Dynamics CRM for further workflow…

Go to the shop and click on the “apply for execution permit” tab:

Fill in the form:

When you click the button – it execute an integration into Microsoft CRM


And we added a tribute mini-easter-egg – mostly harmless – just for the heck of it…

Keep track of the time while keeping track of your lynx pet

We noticed that our customers spends a lot of their precious time keeping track of their lyncx pets. We feel our customers’ frustrations given that lynx are known for crossing sees and continents as their daily running routine.


provides a time tracker SharePoint app that shows the local time of the user.
This way our customers are delighted to known that they keep track not only on
their pets but also on their time as well.


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We actually think that this MIGHT be useful to SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE 😉

Where the f*ck is my lynx?!?


As a service in the LynxShop we let our customers track their pet Lynx (given that they have purchased a tracked colar and installed it on their pet lynx). The tracking service is implemented using node.js and Google Maps. Node.js provides the latlon values for the plotting of the map.


On the same page we also have two Web Parts, Visual Web Parts no less! We loved SharePoint 2010 so much, that we have problems letting go. Anyways, one Web Part for listing out the registered pet lynx, where the user can click a link to show more info on the lynx and show a map which shows where your lynx is right now, and where it has been since the tracker colar startet broadcasting.

An addition to this page appeared out of void last night. We suddenly realized that it would be extremely valuable to have a Web Part that shows the current weather forecast for the current location of the lynx (and had nothing to do with trying to get the Data Miner badge). We used the free weather data from yr.no as our external datasource.

The result (we do deeply appologize for the nasty design, layout and general look of the page, we ran out of time):


There’s no magic here (we do not believe in Magic and wizardry, pun intended), just plain, simple, bad code.

We’re not really sure which badges we aim for here, neither how many. However, we do believe that it’s about time someone made a system like this to serve all the lynx owners out there. They have been neglected way too long!

Begging is pathetic, so we’ll just ask nicely; please award us the two badges… pretty please with sugar on it.