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  • Blog Post: Working with Web Part Pages Tip #3 - Making your navigation control expandable

    The title on these posts is getting long, must be snappier! This is the third post in my “Working with Web Part Pages” series, and in this post I will step through how to group together pages by creating an “expanding/collapsing” style navigation. This becomes important as the number of pages in your...
  • Blog Post: Avoiding the "Add a listing" page when uploading documents to the Portal

    This is certainly a frequently asked question (in fact I’m writing this as I just had it asked via the blog here). The basic gist of the problem is this. When you “Upload a document” within a portal area you are presented not only with the “Upload Document” page below...
  • Blog Post: Branding SharePoint Portal Server

    Well this is a topic very close to my heart. Having spent a significant part of my life last year (<grin>) helping a very large customer in the UK deploy SharePoint, I understand how important it is for a product like SharePoint to reflect an organisations brand. In fact it can be the balance on...
  • Blog Post: NEW CONTENT: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview)

    Download details: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview) I know a lot of people have been waiting for this, and for good reason. I suspect there is a huge opportunity for adding significant benefit to existing (and new) SharePoint Portal implementations by designing your own customised search...
  • Blog Post: SAP Integration Tools Released on GotDotNet

    A good mate of mine ( Michael Alexander ) was involved in putting some of this together so it's sure to be good! InfoWorld: Microsoft supplementing SharePoint apps integration: August 09, 2004: By Paul Krill : APPLICATION_DEVELOPMENT : APPLICATIONS : NETWORKING : WEB_SERVICES Integration with SAP...
  • Blog Post: Editing Site Definitions

    Good article by Thom Robbins on how to create your own WSS Site Definition. http://radio.weblogs.com/0131777/stories/2004/06/26/creatingCustomSiteDefinitions.html
  • Blog Post: How To Create A Footer

    We recently had a discussion internally about what the "Best Practice" might be for implementing "Page Footer" type functionality on WSS/Portal pages (well at least the default.aspx ones). I thought it might be useful to summarise some of the ideas we had, and see if anyone else out there had some others...
  • Blog Post: Very interesting: Unleash Your Site's Potential with Web Parts and Personalization in ASP.NET 2.0

    This article discusses: Easy portal development in ASP.NET 2.0 Quick customization techniques Creating Web Parts Personalization and other data stores Credentials and personalization http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/06/ASPNET20Portals/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Adding a Custom View Style to Windows SharePoint Services

    Adding a Custom View Style to Windows SharePoint Services http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/odc_SP2003_ta/html/ODC_WSSAddingCustomViewStyle.asp Summary: Enhance the experience of users in Windows SharePoint Services by creating and deploying a custom view style for lists...
  • Blog Post: Jans "Workflow Lite for SharePoint RC1" released

    This is worth checking out, great job Jan... http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/archive/2004/06/02/146932.aspx
  • Blog Post: Help! I have deleted the Topics Area! (or any of the standard areas)

    This has come up a number of times, both internally and with customers I have worked with, so what do you do when you have deleted one of the standard SharePoint Areas? The first thing to say is that it is not a really a good idea. Instead of deleting one of these areas (News, Topics, Sites) I would...
  • Blog Post: "My Recent Documents" web part on the Public "My Site" page

    On the Public view of the "My Site" page you will notice there is a web part called "My Recent Documents". This is generally liked however people often have concerns about the following: 1. It "can" display sensitive documents to end users 2. It is difficult to remove So, just though it would be useful...
  • Blog Post: More on customising the My Site area

    What a coincidence! John West just pointed out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnwe/archive/2004/05/24/140632.aspx That a new article had just been released in technet about customising the SharePoint "My Site". This is just the sort of content I was referring to when I said documents are steadily rolling...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Personalisation on Portal Area pages

    I made the following statement in yesterdays post: "....much like you can enable on any area of the Portal if you like ( Hmmm...idea for another post! )" So how do I give someone in the "Portal Members" group rights to create a personal view of a given SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Area page without...
  • Blog Post: Customising the "My Site" Templates

    I know there are a number of people out there customising SharePoint Portal sites via the "Templates" (love to hear of your experience). This basically involves changing the files stored here: Local_Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\TEMPLATE\<Locale ID>...
  • Blog Post: Windows SharePoint Services, Permissions, Links and and Adaptive Interface

    I started to reply to a comment from Giles in one of my previous posts and then figured it was probably worth a post on it's own. So here is the original comment from Giles: "As a consultant, what do you tell clients looking for a collabration solution about the way all administration options are...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Workflow, going to keep my eye on this...

    Looks like Jan ( http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/ ) has been doing some interesting stuff....going to keep my eys on this GotDotNet workspace and see what drops in.... Workflow Lite for SharePoint Generic configurable document library event handler that can be used to create simple workflow and approval scenarios...
  • Blog Post: Three new MSDN Articles on SharePoint Customisation

    Customizing SharePoint Sites and Portals , Part 1 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_SP2003_ta/html/ODC_SPSCustomizingSharePointSites1.asp Summary : The first of three companion articles. Learn ways you can customize a SharePoint site and an area; manage users, sites...
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