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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

SharePoint is here to stop large attachments and different versions of the same file flying about the workplace, but how do users send attachments to external users if they have to? ... [More]

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

So you have been given a project and been told to build your company Intranet, but you have not had experience of SharePoint 2010, where do you start? Capture some requirements, install SharePoint out of the box or undertaking a pilot are all common examples of where a project can begin. Internal IT teams are often called upon to undertake projects when they may not have experience of SharePoint before. This article is intended to cover a number of areas and be a starter for 10 approach, seasoned SharePoint professionals, look away now. ... [More]

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Friday, July 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the biggest challenges that you will face when launching and rolling out an Intranet is stopping the intranet from sprawling. Ensuring the structure is maintained is a big job especially when users can create sites for collaboration or projects or customers. If you have customers and projects the engagements usually stick to a certain pattern and so does the files and information that is needed for that engagement.... [More]

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

I have had a few customers recently that have been looking at replacing Access Databases and have talked about connecting the database to SharePoint to retrieve the data. This may sound like a daunting task and as anyone that has used Microsoft Access in anger with a large amount of users knows it can be a nightmare to govern. Firstly lets look at the reasons that you may want to use Microsoft Access as a platform for Storing Data... [More]

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Monday, February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Following on from  a post I did a few months about Searching an external drive I thought I would explain very good feature that some of the SharePoint installs that I had come across were missing. My previous post explained how to hook up SharePoint Search to index a shared drive. Not only can ... [More]

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was trying to provide some navigation for users in the Search Centre and I found this solution that changes the default master page to one with top navigation. Took literally a minute for it to work. http://blog.drisgill.com/2010/09/converting-custom-sharepoint-2010.html Try it out for yourselves.... [More]

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

There are a number of different considerations to take into account when using SharePoint Search in a SharePoint Farm. One of these is the Search Services that you are going to create. If there are some scopes that you want one site to use and not the other then you will need to create a second Search Service. For example, in a relatively small deployment you may have the Development Server on the same server as the Live Server.... [More]

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Friday, November 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

I found a bit of an obvious feature of the Content Query Webpart that enables you to connect to a document library that is filtered with the same filter that you are using in this webpart. The new document centre feature of SharePoint 2010 enables documents to be filtered and search by Meta data that is associated with those documents. In the traditional business you may have departmental sites and document libraries for each department.... [More]

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

One niffy feature that I have found with the Enterprise Search is the ability to search an external drive that is shared as a network share. What is the fuss about you may ask? SharePoint 2007 also has this feature so nothing new in terms of SharePoint. What I have found is that one of the biggest obstacles to adoption is the phrase that a lot of users ask "What about all the files that I have stored in the file share?" ... [More]

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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]