Scanning directly to WSS/SPS

Microsoft Partners never fail to amaze me with some of the coolest product add-ons out there. Today I came across this one from Dark Blue Duck … Scanning Enabler. Allows you to scan directly into a WSS/SPS document library. Very nice, simple but effective. http://www.darkblueduck.com/Products/ScanningEnablerWSS.aspx

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Great WSS site definitions ‘how to’

This is a great new site definitions white paper by Patrick Tisseghem.  This is the first thing people should read if they are looking at building a custom site definition. Creating Site Definitions for Windows SharePoint Services

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List ‘Save as template’ functionality & WSS Site Definitions…

I recently had to make some changes/additions to a customers custom site definitions.  As everyone should know, the way to go about this is to “hide” your V1 site definitions by using the Hidden=”TRUE” attribute in the WebTemp.xml file,  take a copy of your V1 definitions and modify those.  As part of this you will…

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SharePoint TODAY field and calculated fields…

A customer sent me a link to a page they found about using the Today field in calculated sharepoint fields.  I don’t know how you would fear with our support people … but here is the note from Pete Blair on the workaround: It is possible to use “Today” in a function as a reference…

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New improved SharePoint Recycle Bin released!!! (must have)

One of the most frequent questions I get from customers is around a recycle bin for SharePoint.  This is not functionality that you get Out of the Box (OOB).  OOB you need to go back to a backup to retrieve a deleted document (this is being sorted out in the next version by the way). There…

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Right click email on Documents in SPS/WSS

WinApp Technlogy has a nice little free addon called the “Outlook Power Tool for SharePoint” that allows you to right click and email doucment(s) to people.  I have implemented this a number of times for customers … but it is nice to see this little addon for anyone to use: http://www.winapptechnology.com/products/free/freeopwp.asp    

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Site Definition KickStart

A while back Fitz announced the availablity of the Site Definition KickStart project for developers working on sharepoint site definitions.  This includes a sample site definition and nant and nunit bits for deployment and testing of your site definition. Up to this point i had not been developing site definitions this way.  I had been doing…

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Telerik r.a.d editor controls for SPS

Finally it seems i am allowed to blog about this.  I have had a customer on the Alpha of this for a while and it is a web part that i think many many many people are crying out for. The Telerik r.a.d editor web part for SharePoint provides the rich text editing controls in…

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Custom Create Site link to create site on different WSS farm

I am working on a project right now that has about 4 standalone WSS farms and a central SPS portal farm.  The WSS farms are geographically spread out.   I wanted to provide users the ability to create a new site on any farm as easy as they can using the “Create site” link in…

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Run once in an WSS/SPS site/area…

There are many times when you need to so somethign to a WSS site just after it has been created … and before the users have get their sticky little hands on it. Some of these might include setting up site groups, provisioning users into groups etc… A nice way to do this is to…

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