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Upgrading Your Office Ahead of Your SharePoint?

September 11 2010 No comments yet

If you just got to upgrade your office to 2010 ahead of upgrading your MOSS, please read this article.

During the last couple of years I have run through a bunch of client cases where MOSS represented a new era for document management especially for the Office Documents. The preceding document management systems comprised mainly of shared network drives –…

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Automatically Enable Dialog Framework for Hyperlinks

September 6 2010 4 comments

With the inclusion of the new dialog framework in Sharepoint 2010 it is quite easy to create stylish dialog windows that comply to the overall look and feel of your site. As Jomit Vaghela explains in his blog, all you need to do is put the parameter IsDlg=1 in your url and use the SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog method with…

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PowerShell Does Not Reload Upgraded Assemblies

September 6 2010 4 comments

If you use PowerShell while developing with SharePoint 2010, you may have come across this. After you upgrade your packages, PowerShell uses old versions of the assemblies that were supposed to be upgraded. This is because the assemblies are loaded to PowerShell’s app domain, and as long as they are used from the same app domain, they do not get…

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Custom Caching Done Fluently

September 3 2010 3 comments

SharePoint includes many out-of-the-box cache mechanisms that can be configured on site and site collection levels. It is not uncommon, however, that you want to make some custom caching in code. Often you simply need more fine-grained control over what is cached and exactly what parameters define the cache key. One scenario where cache profiles are insufficient is…

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10 tips for designing layouts for SharePoint intranets

September 1 2010 10 comments

A nice looking, user friendly layout is an essential part of all SharePoint intranets. At its best the layout encourages users to come back time after time. At its worst it scares people away or makes the entire system difficult to use. Follow these ten rules and you will avoid the most common mistakes.

1. Intranet is a tool, it’s

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SharePoint 2010 – Ajax Panel in Web Part’s Editor Part

June 28 2010 12 comments

Have you ever wanted to have conditional property setting possibilities in your custom web parts? I have. The scenario has been that I would have wanted to render a control to web part property setting based on some other property selection – i.e. if user selects something from web part’s properties, something else would emerge to be selected from…

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