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TechEd–Awesome Free Training in HD
With summer starting soon (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), work slows down as folks head out for vacation. What better time to kick back and watch a TON of technical content from some of the smartest folks at Microsoft? I’m not sure when Channel 9 got so awesome, but they have a killer platform...
18 Jun 2012
Modifying SharePoint Search Results
I have put up a post over on the PTS Blog that shows how to modify SharePoint Search results to include the Document ID in search results. The principles in that post can be used to surface other information that may not be included in the out-of-box search results. Check it out: SharePoint 2010...
7 Sep 2011
Scripting a SharePoint 2010 install with Powershell
Clicking “next” “next” on an installer is sooo 2007. If you stand up and take down SharePoint 2010 farms on a frequent basis (for development or test servers), or you want to be able to quickly do so (maybe for disaster recovery), you have two options. 1) Read through the documentation and figure...
17 Mar 2011
How to create a SharePoint 2010 web part page that inherits the site's left navigation
The subject line says it all… if you create a web part page in SharePoint 2010, by default you will have a page that has the top (global) navigation, but no current navigation on the left. This may be exactly what you want, as you will have a bit more space to work with. If you want to show...
9 Mar 2011
Automate PDF configuration for SharePoint 2010 via PowerShell
PowerShell and SharePoint 2010 go together like peanut butter and chocolate, and Toni Frankola has combined the two to automate a rather error-prone administrative task. Configuring PDF related stuff for SharePoint 2010 (and 2007) is very simple, yet annoying and often forgotten SharePoint configuration...
15 Feb 2011
Embedding a PowerPoint Deck on SharePoint 2010
If you have ever wanted to know how to embed a PowerPoint Deck on a webpage in SharePoint 2010 (using the awesome power of PowerPoint Web App), I have just put up a post over on the Partner Technical Services Blog showing exactly how to do it . Embedding a PowerPoint Deck on SharePoint 2010
1 Feb 2011
Updating passwords on SharePoint 2010
Today’s entry in the “Sean’s simple question about why a KB article had not been updated leads to a lot of research and learning” post is courtesy of managed accounts and password changes with SharePoint 2010. History With SharePoint 2007, instructions on changing service accounts and passwords could...
25 Jan 2011
SharePoint 2010– Storman on Steroids
AKA… how to visualize the files you are storing in SharePoint. * Update on the below after having spoken with the team that runs the internal Microsoft SharePoint farm (thanks Sam for information on the impact!). While everything mentioned does work, the approach has two downsides: It will not...
29 Sep 2010
Creating an Image Map in SharePoint Designer 2010
I’m not sure why this isn’t documented, but thought I’d share the solution in case someone is looking to create an image map with SharePoint Designer 2010. To set the stage, I’ll borrow shamelessly from the article showing how to do this with FrontPage 2003- Create an image map : A picture with...
11 Aug 2010
SharePoint 2010 – 403 error when updating metadata
I have spent a month troubleshooting a crazy problem with SharePoint 2010, stumping everyone that worked on it. The problem was just resolved, and it involves something I’ve never seen before, so I thought I would share so that the solution is out there on the intarwebs :) Environment I have...
28 Jul 2010
Resolution to missing datasheet view with 64-bit versions of Office
I just saw the following from our Product Quality team, and thought I would pass along the resolution. While 64-bit installations of Office 2010 are still relatively uncommon, there are a few known issues/growing pains, and this is one of them Issue: Datasheet feature on SharePoint not available...
26 Jul 2010
Upgrading from SharePoint Portal Server and Project Server 2003 to SharePoint/Project Server 2010
I’ll get the ugly out of the way first… When developing Project Server 2010, the development team was faced with the same constraints that any project team faces… the Project Management Triangle (which the Project Management Institute (PMI) has now replaced with the six-dueling-constraints-of-doom as...
26 Jul 2010
Securing SharePoint and Project Server 2010
A year ago, I showed how to lock down SharePoint 2007 using the Security Configuration Wizard that was introduced with Windows Server 2003. The last post includes information on how the tool works, but as the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit was just released (which includes...
23 Jul 2010
First SharePoint/Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update Available
Woohoo! After a bit of a delay (my calendar says it is July 22nd), the June CU is finally available for SharePoint and Project Server 2010. Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package Description of the Project Server 2010...
22 Jul 2010
SharePoint 2010 Certifications
The SharePoint 2010 Certifications (both for IT Pros and Developers) both go live on Monday. For IT Pros: Exam 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring Exam 70-668 Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator For Developers: Exam 70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development...
9 Jul 2010
Technical Diagrams for SharePoint 2010
Complementing the Technical Diagrams for deploying Office 2010 post, here are the technical diagrams for SharePoint 2010. As I am a visual person, I find these to be more helpful than the written documentation at understanding key SharePoint concepts (I tend to use the written documentation if...
9 Jul 2010
Long URL’s in SharePoint 2010
I had a co-worker recently ask me about some of the incredibly long URL’s now used in SharePoint 2010. In SharePoint 2007, the URL to a document hosted in a document library looked something like http://sharepoint/sites/teamsite/project%20documents/mydoc.xls . Great for cutting and pasting into...
9 Jul 2010
Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer
Just a quick solution in case you ever get the following message when trying to open a SharePoint Document Library in explorer view from Windows Server 2008 Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer. This is due to the fact that Explorer view uses the WebDav...
8 Jul 2010
SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity test results and recommendations
Looks like we are starting to ramp up on the documentation! In my feed of the Microsoft Download Center, I noticed that we just posted results of internal testing on SharePoint 2010 performance. This should be very helpful for those who are looking for some reference test results as to how...
16 Apr 2010
Where are my site templates
Hello All- Every time I setup a new SharePoint 2010 portal, I hit the same problem when I go to create sub-sites… I have no templates! Where are my options for creating a Document Center, Search Center, Record Center, or Blog? Fortunately, the fix is very simple. The other templates...
3 Apr 2010
Content Query Web Part on SharePoint 2010 supports multi-value lookup fields
That is probably the geekiest blog title I have ever written. Sorry. This is just a very cool change between 2007 and 2010 that will probably never make it to a marketing slide, but which solves a frustration that I experienced with 2007. Why is this important? Let me walk you through...
17 Nov 2009
SharePoint 2010 Beta available on TechNet Plus and MSDN
The subject line says it all! I just logged into my TechNet Plus subscription, and Office SharePoint Foundation Server (formerly Windows SharePoint Services), Office SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Search Search Server 2010, and Web Applications Server 2010 are all available for download...
16 Nov 2009
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