Inside SharePoint – Customize the Mobile Home Page

Hi, These days I’ve been reviewing different ideas I wrote down in the last months. One of those was about how to extend mobile sharepoint features. So I started re-reading the SDK, landing at How to: Customize the Mobile Home Page through Redirection article. It certainly describes in depth the mechanism of the redirection and indeed it…


How to detect which .NET Framework X service pack is installed

Hi, Today I needed to find which versions+SP were installed, so this maybe helpful for anyone else: Lookup in the registry: KeyName:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP and .NET Version Value (DataType REG_DWORD): SP Cheers!


Information Design for MOSS

Hi, I was reading today Stephen P. Anderson’s book and then I realized that Information Architecture is to Findability what Information Design is to Understandability. We focus on the type of information we present to the user, in order to be completely relevant, but I do not really see focus on innovative/automatic ways to “communicate ideas, illustrate information or…


URL Rewriting in MOSS 2007

Hi, There are two things you hear in your first deployment of a Publishing Site: XHTML validation Full URL customization  Although there were some commercial solutions (I remember RAPID having developed an HTTPModule, buti t seems they had deprecated it), I saw public information in order to implement or configure this behaviour. Although it is not…


The URL of a subsite may appear in uppercase even though you used lowercase when you created the subsite in SharePoint Server 2007

Hi, You may find this problem being arised by your customers. You can find the description in the KB: As you can read in the BCL recommendations at DO: Use ToUpperInvariant rather than ToLowerInvariant when normalizing strings for comparison. The problem here is that the key is used as the value too, so…


do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application

Hi, I though that it would be useful to include this as this has appeared many times: If you receive this message:  The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1} to the user XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool. For…


MOSS XHTML Compliant

Hi, There is an increased number of projects focusing on get MOSS being XHTML compliant (well sure it is one of the most requested features for Office14). So I wanted to start a list with all this solutions: Get SharePoint to Validate, To get SharePoint 2007 to validate according to W3C XHTML 1.0 Strict.Google-optimize…


MOSS Performance Counters and thresholds

Hi, Imagine you have reached Ben Curry’s article when searching for performance counters, but you don’t know which thresholds to monitor! Some time ago I found PAL Tool, and I checked a good thing: it has MOSS2007 thresholds. So this should be a good starting point.  Cheers!     PAL.jpg


PowerPoint Productivity to the Max

Hi, In the Web Office Wave, we need a new evolution in the way people share their ideas; improving how we use the technology we have, in our daily world. Thinking of PowerPoint, did you have last week any meeting trying to deliver your ideas to other people?, I would be happy to find deep…


InfoPath and Webs.asmx Web Service

Hi, Did you try to consume data from webs.asmx into InfoPath Forms? I did, and found problems, as InfoPath was not able to generate the full schema (or SharePoint did not generate the expected WSDL). Although there are some limitations in the Web Services InfoPath support I manage to change imported schema in order…