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…

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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…

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SharePoint Records Center site and InfoPath promoted properties

I ran into an issue at a customer site that took a bit of research to resolve.  The scenario is that the customer is using a SharePoint 2007 site with the “Records Center” template.  They published an InfoPath form with promoted properties to a forms library in the site.  The promoted properties show up as…


Unable to delete SharePoint 2007 site because "user canceled the action"

Ever try to delete a SharePoint 2007 site via the browser and get an error message stating that the user canceled the action?  If you have access to the SharePoint server, you probably deleted the site from stsadm.  But what happens when you do not have access to the server?  I ran into this scenario with…


Issue with unregistering for a class in SharePoint 2007 Fab 40 template

One of my customers is using the “Employee Training Scheduling and Materials” template that comes with the SharePoint 2007 “Fab 40” templates.  We encountered an issue where users attempting to unregister for a course from the main page of the site were unregistering other users.  The unregister functionality worked properly if the user opened the…


Custom CSS causes Slideshow navigation to disappear

You know the scenario.  Customer wants a SharePoint site that doesn’t look like SharePoint, so you create a custom CSS, override a bunch of styles, everybody is happy, end of story.  Well, almost end of story.  The slideshow navigation disappeared, you say?  How can that be?  All we did was use some different colors and…


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…

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SSRS reports fail after SharePoint host header change

I came across this issue on a project the other day.  Hopefully this will save someone some time.  While we were waiting for the customer’s DNS czar to add an entry for our SharePoint dev site, we had created a hosts file entry and set up the site using a host header (for sake of…


Adding a custom column to Site Settings

Many of you have probably encountered the need in SharePoint 2007 to add custom links to the “Site Settings” page.  Odds are, you probably dropped your links in the “Site Administration” column.  This works fine if you only have a link or two.  What happens when you need to add a number of links?  The…