The thumbnail extender is a project initiated by Xavier Vanneste which I got the chance to join, a bit quite late but … better late than never.
The project has been released yesterday evening on codeplex, here. You can download all the packages and the source code as well.
The aim of the project was to extend the functionalities offered by SharePoint 2010 and the Office Web Apps.
Indeed, wouldn’t it be nice to get a preview of the documents just by hovering the link of the document or to browse the document in a handy way using Silverlight.
Well this project will bring you all this and more…
On this page, you will find a small explaination on what the project does. I’ll just show two print screens here but you can find more on codeplex.
Thumbnail from search results
The installation is pretty straightforward.
1. Install the WSP file and deploy the WSP
2. Activate the feature on the site collection that you want
3. Add The Search WebPart, Document Library WebPart or Wiki WebPart according to the context
Feel free to let a comment on codeplex or to start a new discussion if you have some new ideas we could use in the next release.