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Friday, October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have setup SharePoint 2010 on my laptop to enable me to test projects that have been developed and to also do some development. There is a good guide on MSDN that details how to set this up. Ensure you read it and click all the links as I glossed over a few and then had to go back. Once the install is complete you can setup the home site and you're ready to go.... [More]

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SharePoint Configuration »

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

The people search in SharePoint 2007 is not very flexible and it often doesn't do what customers want it too. There is the custom development route but this is often costly and time consuming and with MOSS 2007 not an easy task to quantify. The second option is to hook into the existing people search using Javascript and a simple search box. ... [More]

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SharePoint Configuration »

Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

As a project tool SharePoint is a great product, it enables all files to be kept in one place and for all the project team to use those files and collaborate on the project. One problem stopping user adoption which I have found to be an issue too, is the ability to upload files and edit files easily. No matter what your setup, if you use Office 2010 with SharePoint 2007 I find problems with permissions which can sometimes give multiple authentication boxes without actually working. This is where SharePoint Workspace 2010 comes in.... [More]

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SharePoint Configuration »

Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have recently been investigating the options for Architecting SharePoint Servers for a few projects. I have come across a few sites and tools that may be of use to anyone in a similar position who is not typipically a SharePoint Architect. These days everything is virtual which is great for setting up server farms at a lower cost than would have traditionally have been possible. ... [More]

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Sunday, October 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 1st SharePoint Saturday in the UK was held on the 2nd October and I went along to listen to other SharePoint Professionals giving sessions on SharePoint. The venue itself was A* being held at the Hilton Metropole at the NEC in Birmingham and I was glad that the northerners hadn’t been overlooked with the event being held in the midlands, taking just over an hour to get there on the train was ideal. There were certainly a lot of people there and I was suitably impressed by the number of guest speakers that had flown in from around the world to give sessions on everything from using JQuery with SharePoint, through to SharePoint roles in a project. ... [More]