Working with Web Part Pages Tip #3 – Making your navigation control expandable

The title on these posts is getting long, must be snappier! This is the third post in my “Working with Web Part Pages” series, and in this post I will step through how to group together pages by creating an “expanding/collapsing” style navigation. This becomes important as the number of pages in your site grows, consuming…


Avoiding the “Add a listing” page when uploading documents to the Portal

This is certainly a frequently asked question (in fact I’m writing this as I just had it asked via the blog here). The basic gist of the problem is this. When you “Upload a document” within a portal area you are presented not only with the “Upload Document” page below: But immediately after it the “Add…


Branding SharePoint Portal Server

Well this is a topic very close to my heart.  Having spent a significant part of my life last year (<grin>) helping a very large customer in the UK deploy SharePoint, I understand how important it is for a product like SharePoint to reflect an organisations brand. In fact it can be the balance on one of those “go – no go”…


NEW CONTENT: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview)

Download details: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview) I know a lot of people have been waiting for this, and for good reason. I suspect there is a huge opportunity for adding significant benefit to existing (and new) SharePoint Portal implementations by designing your own customised search front-ends…. …and the best bit is that it’s really not…


SAP Integration Tools Released on GotDotNet

A good mate of mine (Michael Alexander) was involved in putting some of this together so it’s sure to be good! InfoWorld: Microsoft supplementing SharePoint apps integration: August 09, 2004: By Paul Krill : APPLICATION_DEVELOPMENT : APPLICATIONS : NETWORKING : WEB_SERVICES Integration with SAP is critical to many customers, so it’s good to see some tools…


Editing Site Definitions

Good article by Thom Robbins on how to create your own WSS Site Definition.


How To Create A Footer

We recently had a discussion internally about what the “Best Practice” might be for implementing “Page Footer” type functionality on WSS/Portal pages (well at least the default.aspx ones). I thought it might be useful to summarise some of the ideas we had, and see if anyone else out there had some others. 1. Static Text If the footer you…


Adding a Custom View Style to Windows SharePoint Services

Adding a Custom View Style to Windows SharePoint Services   Summary: Enhance the experience of users in Windows SharePoint Services by creating and deploying a custom view style for lists or document libraries. You can create a view style that goes beyond the default styles to provide users a specific kind of interaction with…