Monthly Archives: January 2007

Having Trouble Importing a Custom Data View in SharePoint 2007?

The data-view web part is one of the more powerful tools in the SharePoint arsenal, allowing you to completely customize (and control) the data displayed by a basic list-view. I was rather taken aback when I discovered that in SharePoint … Continue reading

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Free WSS V3 Application Templates (20, of the Fab 40) now available …

I awoke this morning with some good news from Lawrence Liu, 20 of the 40 Application Templates are now available for download.  For those of you wondering what an application template is, it’s a site template which has been carefully … Continue reading

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Big day in SharePoint land

So much news so little time: The SharePoint Designer team are starting a blog. Watch for some exciting stuff there. ASP.NET AJAX goes RTM, and Daniel Larson responds with a SharePoint AJAX Toolkit. The MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 RTM SDK’s have … Continue reading

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New graphicalwonder.com Features

While I wish I had the time to respond to every question and comment I get, it’s not always possible.  Sometimes the more popular posts take on a life of their own and people from the community help to answer … Continue reading

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WSS 3.0 Master Pages and Content PlaceHolder's: A Desktop Reference Companion

One of the most powerful tools for customizing SharePoint 2007 is master pages. One of the most common stumbling blocks is understanding the many content placeholders and what they’re used for. There have been several articles published detailing the placeholder … Continue reading

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Best Intranets of 2007 …

Information property of Jakob Nielsen, Usability Expert.  Summary: This year’s winners emphasized an editorial approach to news on the homepage. They also took a pragmatic approach to many hyped “Web 2.0″ techniques. While page design is getting more standardized, there’s … Continue reading

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Enforcing Consistent Workspaces with Preferred Templates and Page Layouts

This is a topic I have not seen a lot of discussion on so perhaps it could fall under a “did you know” category. In Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you can specify preferred templates, and page layouts.  Basically what … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer Toolbar Beta 3 Released.

I stand by the fact that one the best tools available for SharePoint Customization is the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar.  This tool has recently seen a new version released (BETA3). The IE Dev Toolbar let’s you do things like quickly … Continue reading

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Take advantage of the Manage Content Tools

I just realized how little I’ve been utilizing the “Manage Site Content and Structure” tool available out of the box with MOSS 2007. While working on my most recent project I had templated a list w/ content types which I … Continue reading

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Enable Friendly Error Messages

A pet peeve of mine has long been the undescriptive errors SharePoint shovels out by default.  You know, when you change a line of code and now your page renders only “An unspecified error has occured”.  Pretty annoying right? Turns … Continue reading

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