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  • Blog Post: Variations: Propagate Pages on Your Terms

    Hi everyone, I'd like to answer a common question about how to modify the behavior the Variations feature in SharePoint 2010 uses when propagating pages. That is, how pages in the source variation site are copied and appear on target variation sites as minor draft versions. Page propagation is...
  • Blog Post: What’s New with the Content Query Web Part

    Howdy, my name is Dustin Anglin and I’m a Program Manager on the Enterprise Content Management team. Today I’m here to talk about the new things we’re doing with one of most popular SharePoint web parts, the Content Query Web Part , or as it’s better known amongst acronym-o-holics, the CQWP . If you...
  • Blog Post: View Changes Makes In-Browser Content Localization Easier

    View Changes is a new SharePoint 2010 Variations feature that compares two versions of a source page relevant to the corresponding target page. View Changes provides a report highlighting the differences between the source version that has most recently propagated to the target and the prior source version...
  • Blog Post: Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010: Insights into Reports and Metrics

    As part of SharePoint 2010, we have created a set of features to help you collect, report, and analyze the usage and effectiveness of your SharePoint 2010 deployment.  These features are a part of the Web Analytics capabilities of SharePoint 2010. The overview of the Web Analytics features in SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Variations in SharePoint 2010 – Connecting People with Content

    When you provision a new SharePoint publishing site, one of the first options you’ll see on the default welcome page is to use the Variations feature to manage multi-lingual sites and pages. My name is Josh Stickler and I'm the Program Manager responsible for Variations. In this post, I'll provide a...
  • Blog Post: Web Authoring in SharePoint 2010

    Hi, my name is Kevin Reynolds and I’m a Program Manager on the SharePoint team. Today I will walk you through the process for creating the page above, from creating the page to having it go live on the internet. I will show you the enhanced Web Authoring experience in SharePoint 2010, including editing...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 - Delivering on the Promise

    My name is Jim Masson, and I’m the Group Program Manager for the Enterprise Content Management team within SharePoint. My team is part of the engineering team, and is responsible for designing the features around content management, including managing documents, web content, rich media assets, records...
  • Blog Post: Publishing Sites: Field Controls or Web Parts... That is the Question!

    There isn't a week that goes by where I don't get an email asking me this very question. More often than not, its because someone has been using the Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) when they should have been using the Publishing HTML field type. This mistake typically goes unnoticed until a customer needs...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough

    Hi, I'm Cern McAtee, a technical writer for Office SharePoint Server 2007. I'm pleased to announce that the Office SharePoint Server 2007 content team and the Global Readiness team have combined efforts to write and publish a new walkthrough guide for content deployment: End-to-End Content Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Two new MSDN articles on WCM

    In case you missed them, two new WCM-focused articles hit MSDN recently: How to Create a SharePoint Server 2007 Custom Master Page and Page Layouts for a Web Content Management Site How to Optimize a SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Site for Performance Branding and performance...
  • Blog Post: Increased performance for MOSS apps using the PortalSiteMapProvider

    Performance is usually top-of-mind for any web site deployment, including MOSS. If you're writing code that deals with SharePoint items, and you're deploying that code to a site with even moderate traffic, you should consider using the PortalSiteMapProvider for increased performance. In this post, Chris...
  • Blog Post: Anonymous Users, Forms Pages, and the Lockdown Feature

    If you're running an anonymously accessible MOSS website, especially an internet-facing one, you may have noticed that your SharePoint Forms pages are also accessible to anonymous users. For example, if you're using the publishing features, anonymous users might be able to get to http://SERVER/Pages...
  • Blog Post: Building a real world extranet application with MOSS 2007 (Part 2 of 3)

    Introduction In the first installment of this blog series, we introduced the project and its requirements and started creating the basic site and content structure. In this installment, we’ll cover the customization and branding choices that we made, venture into the slightly gray areas that needed some...
  • Blog Post: Building a new page layout which does not reference core.js (but downloads it while the page is being viewed thereby optimizing response time)

    [The optimization technique described below is an updated version of a previous blog entry . The primary change is that a new page layout rather than a detached page should be used.] If you have an internet-facing website, you are probably exploring all avenues to make it more responsive to clients...
  • Blog Post: Building a detached page that does not reference core.js (but downloads it while the page is being viewed thereby optimizing response time)

    [Update 02/21/2007: VERY IMPORTANT -- the optimization technique described below may introduce an undesirable caching side effect. An updated optimization technique using a new page layout has been posted here .] If you’ve implemented or are planning to implement a Internet facing website, you...
  • Blog Post: Building tylerbutler.com, Part 6: What Was Tough, and What’s to Come

    Part 1 :: Part 2 :: Part 3 :: Part 4 :: Part 5 :: Part 6 This is part 6 of an ongoing series of posts about my experience building a custom site on top of Office SharePoint Server 2007. If you haven't yet read parts 1 through 5, I'd strongly suggest starting there. In my last post, I discussed...
  • Blog Post: Telerik's cross-browser rich text editor for SharePoint 2007 -- public beta now available

    [Cross-posting from the SharePoint Team Blog ] As previously announced on this blog and as of now officially named r.a.d.editor for SharePoint 2007 , this Web-based rich text editor extends the web content authoring environment of Office SharePoint Server 2007 by providing cross-browser compatibility...
  • Blog Post: Happy holidays as a bunch more MOSS-based Internet sites go live

    On behalf of the SharePoint product group (actually, our official name is the Office Business Platform Group), I wish you a wonderful holiday break and a very happy new year! Here’s a bunch more MOSS-based Internet facing websites that have recently gone live (go here for a list of others mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Building tylerbutler.com, Part 5: Final Touches

    Part 1 :: Part 2 :: Part 3 :: Part 4 :: Part 5 :: Part 6 This is part 5 of an ongoing series of posts about my experience building a custom site on top of Office SharePoint Server 2007. If you haven't yet read parts 1 through 4, I'd strongly suggest starting there. In my last post, I discussed...
  • Blog Post: Building tylerbutler.com, Part 4: The Main Home Page and Migrating Content

    Part 1 :: Part 2 :: Part 3 :: Part 4 :: Part 5 :: Part 6 This is part 4 of an ongoing series of posts about my experience building a custom site on top of Office SharePoint Server 2007. If you haven't yet read parts 1 through 3, I'd strongly suggest starting there. In my last post, I discussed...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 Menu Control -- MossMenu source code released

    (Cross-posted from the SharePoint Team Blog .) The AspMenu class that ships with WSS 3.0 (and by extension MOSS 2007) is nearly identical in behavior to ASP.NET 2.0’s Menu class (as the name implies). AspMenu derives from Menu and adds tweaks to work around a few reasonably well known annoyances...
  • Blog Post: More MOSS-based Internet corporate web presence sites go live

    The HedKandi website that was profiled here is indeed very cool, but most of you probably wouldn’t think of showing it to a CIO or a BDM/TDM as customer evidence or reference for SharePoint Server. J Now that we have RTM’d, there will be many more websites that will go live within the next few months...
  • Blog Post: Building tylerbutler.com: Site Preview Available

    Update: http://www.tylerbutler.com now points to my MOSS site. My old site is no longer accessible, and you don't have to remember the crazy URL for the MOSS preview site. :-) For those of you that have been following my series of posts about building my personal site on MOSS, I have a preview of it...
  • Blog Post: Building tylerbutler.com, Part 3: Customizing Content Query Styles

    Part 1 :: Part 2 :: Part 3 :: Part 4 :: Part 5 :: Part 6 This is part 3 of an ongoing series of posts about my experience building a custom site on top of Office SharePoint Server 2007. If you haven't yet read parts 1 and 2, I'd strongly suggest starting there. In my last post, I discussed creating...
  • Blog Post: Report Rapport in MOSS 2007

    Many of you have probably used the Content and Structure Reports tool to generate reports on content in your site. These reports allow you to query on all the pages and documents in your site collection in a specific way; for example, one report we include out of the box is the "Checked Out To Me" report...
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