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Nick Grattan is an  expert on Microsoft SharePoint development, administration and workflow process engineering, and Microsoft technologies. He now works as Solutions Architect at Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA . For more information see LinkedId profile.


He was the Microsoft MSDN Regional Director for Ireland from 1997 to 2008 and is the author of several books including “Windows CE 3.0 Application Programming” (Prentice Hall PTR, 2000), “Pocket PC, Handheld PC Developers Guide with eMbedded Visual Basic” (Prentice Hall PTR, 2002) and “Windows CE Development for Dummies” (John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1998); many articles for publications such as the “Developer Network Journal” and white papers for Microsoft Corporation.

Written by Nick Grattan

June 14, 2007 at 11:50 am

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  1. I am having trouble installing your Custom Workflow Activity Pack into windows server 2008 running MOSS 2007 sp1 in a hosted environment. I have searched the net extensively and not able to get a resolution.
    The error message I get is access denied. I am logged in as a member of administrators group, running explorer as administrator.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    chris miller

    July 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    • At what point do you get the access denied error?

      Nick Grattan

      July 24, 2009 at 5:37 pm

      • I was using windows explorer /runas administrator in two explorers, I tried to drag and drop the dll to the assembly folder and that is when I get the access denied error, seems I don’t have the proper security even though I am logged in as administrator group.
        NOTE: I have since I sent this comment, run gacutil and was successful in implimenting the activity pack.
        By the way, works great, definitely helped.

        chris miller

        July 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

  2. Hello,

    I have one problem I was read your tips “Changing Order / Hiding Columns in New / Edit Forms” everything is ok, bu my sharepoint server is not allow. How to achive Colomns ordering ?



    October 16, 2011 at 8:40 am

    • First check to make is ensure you have sufficient permissions to edit list settings. Regards, Nick.

      Nick Grattan

      October 17, 2011 at 7:46 am

  3. Hi Nick,

    is there a way to caputure the current date and time in a data sheet view in sharepoint.

    please consider this as urgent.


    john nadar

    January 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm

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