Master Pages Revisited: References to master pages in SharePoint

I’m still neck-deep in WCM planning, design, and development on my current project and also get lots of questions on branding topics, so a frequent point of discussion is various design patterns for the use of master pages. One of the topics that’s come up a lot recently is “how do I assign master page…

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Adventures in Regional Settings with Content Query Web Parts & RSS Viewer Web Parts

Here’s another interesting one I encountered with multilanguage WCM sites while living here in Europe. Seems simple enough, but as always with multilanguage sites, appearances can be deceiving… The Requirement This one’s pretty basic. We’ve got a couple of big lines of business for my customer, and they each have large intranet portals that use…

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Using custom scopes on multilanguage variation sites

One of the great things about working on MOSS projects here in Europe is the prevalance of multilanguage requirements. You just don’t encounter multilanguage requirements (at least on intranets & extranets) nearly as often in the US. I’ve had a lot of deep, hands-on experience with custom and variations-based multilanguage sites this year, and wanted…

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Addressing Vanity URLs in a Content Migration

It’s been a blistering few months prepping for MCM, going through the MCM program, and getting caught up on the massive backlog of work and life that occurs when you tell coworkers, friends, and family that you’ll be dropping off the face of the earth for three weeks. 🙂  Now that I finally have a breather to…

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