Getting the permissions right – SSRS in SharePoint Integrated mode

Recently, I was working on securing SSRS reports when running in SharePoint Integrated mode.  Two settings came back to bite me, so I thought I would blog about them.  You probably already know this, but it is one of those things that you scratch your head over until your memory kicks in.  Anyway, I hope…

3

Fab 40 Employee Training Template and student names with apostrophes

One of my clients has been getting a lot of use from the SharePoint 2007 “Fab 40” template named “Employee Training Resources and Materials”.  As has been documented in numerous blogs, this template contains a few bugs that are pretty straight-forward to correct.  I ran into an issue the other day that was a little…

2

InfoPath, Visual Studio 2008, and the hidden modal dialog

I was recently doing some InfoPath 2007 development in Visual Studio 2008 (sp1) for a client.  The form had a number of views, collected several hundred data elements, and contained a large number of data connections.  Over time (as the form grew larger), I began experiencing an error where, whenever I tried to open the…

2

InfoPath 2007: Creating a no-code unique identity value

On a recent project, I had the need to have InfoPath 2007 create a unique integer value (auto-incrementing) for each entry in my repeating sections.  I researched possible solutions (came across this post from Yaniv that has some good options), but couldn’t find a solution that completely satisfied my requirements.  I wanted a solution similar…

2

The Undocumented "Feature" of Mount-SPContentDatabase

Today we are going to look at an undocumented (as of 8/6/14) functionality related to the Mount-SPContentDatabase PowerShell command for SharePoint 2010/2013.  If you are unfamiliar with this command, I suggest reviewing the TechNet documentation, which can be found here.  I was doing some migration testing for a customer recently and had to mount some…

2

The mysterious credential prompt

I ran into a strange credential prompting scenario in SharePoint 2010 that took several hours to resolve.  Hopefully, this post can save you some time. We are upgrading a customer’s MOSS 2007 environment to SharePoint 2010.  The environment will retain the 2007 look/feel for a short period of time.  Testing was going well until recently…

1

Updating the User Information List

SharePoint site collections contain a hidden list called the User Information List (UIL).  This list contains one entry for every user who has accessed the site collection or been given explicit rights within the site collection.  The list holds basic profile information.  In a farm that is not using a User Profile Application (UPA), most…

1