Yearly archive for 2010

Are you on SharePointReviews.com?

As an organizer of the San Antonio SharePoint User Group, I get the opportunity to meet lots of new members of the SharePoint Community. For vendors new to me, one of the first things I do after visiting their website is check SharePointReviews.com for their listing. To me, that is a measure of SharePoint awareness at the company producing the product. If you make a product for SharePoint, I recommend submitting your product to SharePointReviews.com. It won’t make your product

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What is Limited Access? And how do I remove it?

Definition Limited access: a condition when someone can only see individual items on a SharePoint site. The limited access warning is shown after any user who doesn’t have permission to the entire site gets permission to at least one file or list item. How to remove the warning You might see the following warning banner in SharePoint’s advanced site permissions page. There are limited access users on this site. Users may have limited access if an item or document under

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Import VSeWSS Projects to Visual Studio 2010

Yesterday, Paul Andrew announced availability of the VSeWSS import tool from MSDN. This tool compiles on machines running Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 and have the SharePoint 2010 SDK installed. If you are developing in SharePoint 2007 today, this tool can be an important step in your eventual upgrade to 2010. Personally, knowing I can develop with the Visual Studio Enhancements for Windows SharePoint Services today and import directly to VS2010 and SharePoint 2010 tomorrow gives me a feeling

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PowerShell SharePoint Features Comparison

One example of how PowerShell can help you in your SharePoint migration and upgrade tasks is directory comparison. I’ve used many tools for directory comparison before, but this is hands down the easiest when PowerShell is already installed. In three lines, you have a list of Features installed on one web front end but not the other. PowerShell Basics The solution is based on two out of the box PowerShell commands and one PowerShell principle. Dir command – lists the

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How to find an MCM

Are you looking for insight from a Microsoft Certified Master? Many of us blog, tweet and present regularly and want to be found. Here are some ways to find us: Meet the MCM’s Official, opt-in list of certification awards with Name and Company Master Blog BlogRoll Blog of the MCM/MCA program includes links to 29 blogs by SharePoint Masters My SharePoint MCM Tweeter List I’ve found 15 SharePoint MCM’s on Twitter Here’s an example of a 59 minute SharePoint 2010

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SharePoint 2010 Launch Event Starts Now!

Join the virtual launch event from New York at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010launch Other launch day resources: Joel Oleson posted a collection of Launch Information Dux Raymond Sy is posting video and audio interviews live from back stage at the event My favorite: Mary Jo Foley tells the story of how SharePoint 2010 adoption will be faster than Office 2010 adoption! 30% plan to upgrade in 2010 according to Forrester.

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SharePoint 2010 RTM Install Notes

Now that SharePoint 2010 has been released, who isn’t excited to get their hands dirty trying it out? Follow Joel Oleson’s download links to try it out like I did. After grabbing the bits from MSDN a little over 2 days ago, I have a fully functional 2010 RTM Farm to explore today! Central Admin Configuration Wizards? For me, the fun started with the Initial Farm Configuration Wizard. Sharepointdevwiki.com has screenshots of every step from the beta and not much

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Weather WebService in Powershell

Did you know how easy it is to test a web service in Powershell? I think I can get used to this new tool. Proof of concept Here’s my script for checking the weather in powershell: $uri = "http://www.webservicex.net/WeatherForecast.asmx?WSDL" $WeatherForecast = New-WebServiceProxy -uri $uri -UseDefaultCredential -namespace "WeatherForecast" $WeatherForecast.GetWeatherByZipCode(78247) $WeatherForecast.GetWeatherByZipCode(78247).details This publicly available web service returns the lat, lon of a zip! Sweet. I can find other uses for that. The details object returns the forecast for today and the next

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URL Rewrite + SharePoint = No Support

Example Using ISA, IAG, TMG, custom code or the URL Rewrite Module to modify the path of your SharePoint 2007 URL’s? Word on the street, read twitter and from other new friends, is that you are running an unsupported SharePoint Deployment. You may be asked to remove the rewrite before Microsoft Product Support will help you. This is for 2007, the answer on 2010 may not be definite yet, but I would recommend thinking twice before implementing there, as well.

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