Monthly Archives: December 2005

SharePoint: SharePoint and VS2005

Bil Simser has a good post on getting started with VS2005 and SharePoint. Teaser: With the release of VS2005 and the recent service packs for SharePoint there is still lots of confusion over building applications and web parts with VS2005 … Continue reading

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SharePoint Customization:Create Alternate Site Collection Paths

Amanda has a neat post on Sometimes depending on your requirements, you need to create site collections with specific urls beyond the typical http://server/sites/sitename. Maybe you want to create a url such as http://server/projects/sitename or http://server/teams/sitename. To do this, you … Continue reading

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SharePoint Customization: Add to MyLinks from Anywhere

On selected portal areas and teamsite pages in Sharepoint you’ll get that link “Add to My Links”. This link will append an entry of the current url to your MySite “My Links” list. However this feature is not availible on … Continue reading

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SharePoint: An event you don't want to miss

Wow, just noticed this come through my inbox. It’s been mentioned a few times in the past but there is a pretty PDF outlining the sessions now. There is an awesome line-up of speakers, several of whom I’ve not yet … Continue reading

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How to Create Alternate Site Collection Paths or Urls for Sites Directory in SharePoint

Sometimes depending on your requirements, you need to create site collections with specific urls beyond the typical http://server/sites/sitename. Maybe you want to create a url such as http://server/projects/sitename or http://server/teams/sitename. To do this, you need to go to the SharePoint … Continue reading

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SharePoint: Right Click + Add to GAC

I just noticed Jan pointing to a great little tip for adding DLLs to the GAC Add following text to a .reg file, double click it, voila: you can add assemblies to the GAC with only two mouse clicks! BizTalk … Continue reading

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SharePoint Tips: What's the difference between WSS/SPS, Sites, Areas, Webs and Subwebs?

Todd Bleeker has a great write up on a common question anyone working with SharePoint gets. What’s the difference between an SPS/WSS site. Teaser from Todds blog: How is a “portal site” different from a “WSS site” different from a … Continue reading

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When Christmas Spirit Meets SharePoint

Shane put together a little SharePoint Christmas theme that when combined with Todd Bleeker’s snow part and Bil Simser’s theme modification suggestion from this past week – makes a cozy little team site for the holidays. For those of us … Continue reading

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SharePoint Customization: Quick Launch Replacement

Thanks to Bil Simser for pointing to this gem. Bob Mixon has apparently been busy doing much more than just risks lists based on the issues list. He found the time to introduce this bad boy: This Web Part can … Continue reading

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VISTA: December Build – Covers are off

Setup and User Interface A teaser from the full Paul Thurrott article on the win supersite: I think people are going to be surprised by how good the Windows Vista December 2005 Community Technical Preview (CTP, or build 5270) really … Continue reading

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