Styling the PerformancePoint 2010 Dashboard Output

Using Dashboard Designer in SharePoint 2010 allows one to build powerful visualizations for end users.  Unfortunately the ability to style the output is limited in the designer.  With a little CSS it is possible to take the generated dashboard output and apply some styling to the page elements in order to achieve commonality or branding…

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Common SharePoint 2010 Developer Installation Issues

This is one of those posts you hope will save a lot of people some time, but also a place to store my notes related to installing a complete developer machine on Windows Server 2008 R2 with local accounts, PowerPivot, and a full installation of SQL Server.  There are several posts out there that address…


SharePoint SPUtility.GetLocalizedString() Behavior

I was recently working with a customer with some localization behavior in SharePoint.  What I didn’t realize at the time was the way that GetLocalizedString() works.  The fallback behavior of .NET looks first for the specific language-locale (en-US, de-DE, etc.) from the UICulture.  If that isn’t found it tries to locate a language neutral culture…

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Manage and Generate the SharePoint Thesaurus files with a SharePoint List (Part 2 of 2)

In the last post we addressed the basics of implementing the SharePoint thesaurus file using a SharePoint list.  This included creating the content type, fields and list schema we would use to make this a reality.  As part of that exercise we also created a custom action, a ribbon button, that we could use to…


Manage and Generate the SharePoint Thesaurus files with a SharePoint List (Part 1 of 2)

I have seen a few implementations of SharePoint Thesaurus generators that use various means to manage the data in a thesaurus file and then generate the file.  Why not use a SharePoint list to do the same thing.  If you are using Excel, as most of these do, why not a list.  By using a…


SharePoint 2010 Team Site Wiki Implementation

SharePoint 2010 changed the way team sites worked.  Now the home page is more of a WIKI implementation that allows you to intermingle content and web parts together in a rich text area.  In my opinion this is a good thing.  You will notice that the home page for the team site template is sitepages/home.aspx. …

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Threaded Discussion using SharePoint 2007 Web Services

There have been a few comments lately on this post I made a while back on how the threaded discussion works.  Their question revolves around working with the SharePoint threaded discussion via web services, and more specifically how to post a response to thread or a response to a response.  I was going to work…

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web.config Encryption and SharePoint

This post comes form another question generated from a customer.  I have encrypted my web.config section and I want to be able to pull that information out of the configuration file. That’s easy right, .NET takes care of that?  Typically it does, given the right permissions were granted in IIS and that everyone connected as…

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