Monthly Archives: August 2010

This web site has been configured to disallow editing with SharePoint Designer

With SharePoint 2010, it comes with a button that allows you to open up SharePoint designer and edit the page that you are seeing in front of you. It’s great – particularly for demos. What’s not so great is when … Continue reading

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Booth Babes / Gold Coast Meter Maids at Tech-Ed

For those of you that are not technology-based, there was a very very very small group of people at Tech-Ed that objected to the use of Gold Coast Meter Maids for a promotional activity at the opening night. When I … Continue reading

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Got 2 Active Directory servers on the same domain, each with SharePoint / WSS installed? Uninstalling SharePoint on one AD server will break the other Installation!

Had a problem with my test system recently – I was doing some maintenance on one of my Active Directory servers and noticed that it had SharePoint installed on it. So in a bid to keep a test environment relatively … Continue reading

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Document Libraries and Lists controls disappear when you add a webpart

I just noticed an odd behaviour – it seems that when you add a web part to a page that is related to a Document Library it hides the normal ribbon web part controls. Well, that sucks! It did not … Continue reading

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Open in Explorer View fails on Windows 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2007

When I was building up a MOSS 2007 Environment recently (actually at the start of May), I had a lot of trouble opening document libraries in Explorer view. Like all good developers I have the latest and greatest software stack … Continue reading

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Fun with Office Web Apps…

So, I’ve just spent the last 3 hours trying to get Office web apps up and running on my Laptop. Apart from the install process you have to undertake (I ran a Powershell script for the first time today to … Continue reading

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SharePoint Designer Link Checker–Goooooooone! Here’s something better…

It looks like the link checker has been removed from SPD 2010 (It was never terribly useful, however that’s not the problem – I was hoping that MS would improve it, not remove it) <small tear for features recently departed>. … Continue reading

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