Nintex Forms: Automatically populating the new people picker control

In this post I will be looking at Nintex Forms 2013 and automatically populating the new people picker control with information retrieved from the SharePoint user profile service. The new People Picker control was introduced in the recent update and provides a number of benefits including auto complete on mobile devices and the ability to add the control to repeating sections.
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Uploading Images Directly from a List Input Form in SharePoint 2010

Normally on lists and libraries to add a picture you would use a ‘Hyperlink or Picture’ column. That’s all fine and good if you know the URL for the image. Unfortunately though, this column provides no way to upload or select items already sitting in SharePoint. While searching around for a solution to this problem I found that there were a range of different ways people have achieved this including the creation of new field types and custom aspx upload pages.

I knew that this had to be complicating things, after all you see image upload/selection functionality elsewhere in SharePoint 2010 (Rich Text Editor!).
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SharePoint 2010 and Mega Drop Down Menu Navigation (Updated with Download)

Over the past few weeks I have been looking around trying to find examples on how people have replaced the default SharePoint navigation with a mega menu style nav. These things seem to be all the rage these days so why not jump on the bandwagon.

The closest example that I could find where somebody had implemented this was a CodePlex project titled SharePoint 2010 Starter Masterpage Feature with Mega DropDown Navigation Menu. This project was actually very helpful and pointed me in the right direction. There were a few things that I wanted to improve though, one major area was around the way the menu was maintained and updated.
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