Monthly Archives: May 2009

Proposal and Scoping Visio diagrams / resources

I was busy looking for something entirely different on SharePoint and stumbled on the following resources, which will come in handy when building proposals / response documents, architecture diagrams, etc. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx – these are a series of models and diagrams … Continue reading

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The HTML Calculated Field

I have been using this function a lot lately, as it’s easy to build, easy to modify and does not require SPD’s Data Form Web Part to create good looking lists. The basic premise behind it is you use a … Continue reading

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Theming – a useful utility for getting colours

So, more on the theming quest for knowledge – I was at a corporate site and they dumped this style guide on my desk and said "Follow That, sport" (actually, it was nothing like that, I’m just talking it up … Continue reading

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A theme with the name ” 1011″ and version already exists on the server.

First time I’ve ever hit this one – Building a custom theme for a client, using the technique Heather Solomon suggested here (Great strategy, saves heaps of time in testing cycles). Everything’s going smashingly, then when I first change the … Continue reading

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Search Not Working? Might be that an update has clobbered it…

I’m starting to hit this problem so much lately that it’s now one of the first things I look for when a client calls me and indicates their search is not working properly. It also seems to affect authentication in … Continue reading

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Logging anomalies in SharePoint Designer Workflows

My mate Yaohan keeps telling me to “man up” and learn how to use Visual Studio and Windows Workflow Foundation to build SharePoint workflows. I just can’t bring myself to do it – It would be such a major transition … Continue reading

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Whoopsie! Service Pack 2 has a 180 day timebomb…

Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. It looks like SharePoint’s latest service pack has a 180 day timebomb in it. There’s a patch coming, and the workaround is pretty easy – you just enter your key again. I … Continue reading

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