Let’s do a quick review of how contextual searching in SharePoint Server 2010 FAST Search is supposed to be configured. For those of you who don’t know, contextual seraching is defined by the extra cs paramater in any given search query string. So for example, your search query may look like: http://server/Search/Pages/results.aspx?k=project documents&cs=This Site If […]Continue Reading →
A huge thank you to all of you who attended my session on Saturday in Los Angeles. I had a lot of fun preparing and delivering that content and I hope you all found it useful. As promised, I’m attaching my slides along with the PowerShell commands I ran throughout the demo to restore the […]Continue Reading →
This post is really about documenting a really trivial, and often blogged about, feature within SharePoint: adding custom actions to the Site Actions menu.
Why another post? Simply because, for me, the final solution to my particular problem involved the amalgamation of a couple different posts. Six months down the road, this becomes difficult to track down or recreate, so I like to document the entire experience, what worked, what didn’t. If anyone is not clear on a piece of it, let’s discuss in the comments.
Scenario: I’d like to add a custom action menu item to the Site Actions menu, positioned below the New Document Library link.Continue Reading →
When clicking on links to documents within a SharePoint 2010 environment, users aren’t prompted for whether or not they want to open the documents in Read Only or Edit mode. Instead, the files are opened directly in Read Only mode. Attempting to save a document after making edits, will only result in an error that the document is a read only document. This can be confusing for users.
This post will outline how to get around this issue and what the potential options are.Continue Reading →
This post is a continuation of an article written by Glyn over on his blog. You can read the full article here: Showing which list items have tags or notes in SharePoint 2010.
What I’ll be covering in this post, is extending his article to solve the issues he mentions in his Next Steps and Limitations bit:
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I’m fairly happy with the result that this script and technique gives, although there are some nagging annoyances. Whilst investigating this I tried to repeat the same behaviour as the Tags And Notes icon found in the ribbon, i.e. it would be nice to be able to click on the icons and view/ add tags and notes for the individual items. Unfortunately I found that by adding in the functions to open up the dialog with multiple instances on a page it would always refer to the first item clicked.
Within Office 365, users have the ability to create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents directly within the browser, without requiring the Microsoft Word client (this leverages OWA). Awesome right. But how about when we’ve got Office Web Apps (OWA) configured in our SharePoint farm? Can we force new documents to always be created in the browser and not the client?Continue Reading →
In this post, I outlined how to create expandable/collapsable regions in InfoPath 2007 or InfoPath 2010. This technique works in either one. Basically, if you follow the step by step guide, you’ll have regions configured in your InfoPath form that you can expand and collapse based on the click of a button.Continue Reading →
For those of you who have thought about or are interested in working with Office Web Applications in SharePoint 2010, you might be wondering a little bit about what the configuration is like, and what the impact is for your end users. I’m going to share some notes and some testing I’ve done with the […]Continue Reading →
If you’ve read my previous posts on FAST Search in SharePoint 2010, you’ll be familiar with my article where I describe the issues I had with the Content Distributor ports for FAST. My initial research into this issue let me to the following blog: http://fastforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=223. Basically the users commenting in this thread talk about an […]Continue Reading →