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App_Offline – Patch, maintain & troubleshoot your SharePoint portal with class

December 9, 2014

This is pretty slick- we can add a file called App_offline.htm into the root folder of a specific SharePoint web app, and it will have the effect of trumping all other pages and processes with that Web Application. It will simply render the contents of that HTML page. Good for planned outages e.g. patching, CU’s Read More

Reddit Q&A with the SharePoint MVP Experts Chat On Oct 29th

October 27, 2014

From the MVP Community Program: We are launching our SharePoint MVP Expert Chats again!  Have questions about SharePoint 2010 or 2013?  Or SharePoint Online? Office 365?  Please join us October 29th at 1pm EST or 10am PDT where you can have your questions answered live!  We will be using the Reddit Ask Me Anything format.  Read More

SharePoint 2010 File Size Upload Limits – The Essential Mix

January 25, 2013

​Clearly there are a lot of articles & posts on net regarding increasing File Size Upload limits in SharePoint. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any one that was comprehensive enough to include ALL the tweaks you need to consider to accomplish the goal, on both the SharePoint and IIS level. So here’s mine: Errors Encountered: – Read More

Hide / Remove Quick Launch, Main Menu, Ribbon Bar SharePoint 2010

February 26, 2012

SharePoint 2010 introduced some more context-aware UI treats. In case you need to write a new ASPX which you want to display as popup, or you just need it stripped down with less bells and whistles, just add a query string value to the URL references. Same default.master, just that SP 2010 allows you to Read More

Get Check-in Comments with Nintex

January 23, 2012

NOTE: I’ve posted a revised version of this type of method for getting version history. The SQL in this post is not to be trusted! (but the rest is still good so I’ll leave the post as-is for posterity). I needed to grab the document check-in comment insides of a Nintex 2010 / SharePoint 2010 Read More

Save As Template for Publishing Site SharePoint 2010

December 16, 2011

If the publishing feature is enabled on a site in SP 2010, the Save As Template option becomes no longer available. This is because it’s not actually a Microsoft best practice to save Publishing Sites as Templates as there are a number of inherent issues with the process. If you want to live on the Read More

Synonyms not working in SharePoint Search

December 15, 2011

The custom thesaurus functionality of SharePoint search should be old hat to those of us experienced with MS Full Text Search, which is a mature technology that’s been around for years. What may trip you up in trying to get custom synonyms working with SharePoint’s implementation is the nuances of the file paths and deployment Read More

Firefox Friday #2 – SharePoint & Firefox

December 9, 2011

​Firefox does have issues when being used with SharePoint, let’s ID the known issues and workarounds: Feature Limitation Connect to Outlook, Connect to Office, and Sync to SharePoint Workspace Works with an ActiveX control, but requires a Firefox control adaptor. Microsoft Office 2010 does not provide a Firefox control adaptor for this control. The feature Read More

Firefox Friday #1 – Useful Plugins for SharePoint Development

December 9, 2011

As SharePoint developers we are bound to IE but often fallback to other browsers for various reasons such as performance, HTML standards compliance, or in my case with Firefox – the plugins available.   The official Technet on what is and is not supported on various browsers (Chrome is notably not even in there): Read More

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