Suggestion Box

Hey all, as you may have noticed the frequency of posts on this blog has tapered off a bit.  We’ve covered quite a few topics over the past several months, and had some great conversations in the comments of each post. I’d like to use this post as a virtual “suggestion box”, to solicit feedback…


Posts from the conversation: Tyler Butler at MIX 07

Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know our own Tyler Butler is at MIX 07.  He has a presentation on building Internet sites on MOSS 2007.  He’s also going to be posting on tylerbutler.com his experiences at the conference. Be sure to keep an eye on his site for updates.  And, if you want…


Building a real world extranet application with MOSS 2007 (Part 2 of 3)

Introduction In the first installment of this blog series, we introduced the project and its requirements and started creating the basic site and content structure. In this installment, we’ll cover the customization and branding choices that we made, venture into the slightly gray areas that needed some additional thinking, and discuss some of our “off…


Customize the Page Editing Toolbar in MOSS 2007

In MOSS 2007, there is a Page Editing Toolbar that allows a user to edit a web page from a web browser (see picture below). Out of the box, this toolbar already provides a rich set of features for editing and publishing web pages in a publishing site. However, you may or may not know…

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Building a new page layout which does not reference core.js (but downloads it while the page is being viewed thereby optimizing response time)

[The optimization technique described below is an updated version of a previous blog entry. The primary change is that a new page layout rather than a detached page should be used.]   If you have an internet-facing website, you are probably exploring all avenues to make it more responsive to clients.  For some users – particularly…


Using field value controls and edit mode panels to tweak your page rendering

I wanted to quickly touch on one question that landed on our radars recently, both to discuss the solution but also highlight a couple of controls that you may not be very familiar with. The question deals with the markup that our field controls emitted.  Someone wanted to place a set of image field controls…


Building a real world extranet application with MOSS 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

Occasionally, I ask SharePoint professionals, who have implemented real world solutions on SharePoint Server, to do a guest blog entry about their experience. This is one such case. Read on and enjoy. <Lawrence />   Introduction In November 2006, Infotech Canada (a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner) was approached by Microsoft and presented with the challenge…


MOSS Navigation Deep-Dive – Part 2

Welcome back! I’m going to continue with my overview of Navigation in MOSS 2007. If you missed part one, I’d definitely suggest reading that first. We’re going to start off today by looking at the configuration options available on the Navigation Settings page which is accessible through the Site Actions menu or off of the…

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MOSS Navigation Deep-Dive – Part 1

Hi everyone, I’m Chris Richard. Today I want to take some time to walk you through some features of navigation in MOSS 2007 from an implementation perspective, and show you some things you can do to customize your Web site’s navigation. First, let’s explore some of the navigation-related features in MOSS 2007.  I’ll start off…


Building a detached page that does not reference core.js (but downloads it while the page is being viewed thereby optimizing response time)

[Update 02/21/2007: VERY IMPORTANT — the optimization technique described below may introduce an undesirable caching side effect. An updated optimization technique using a new page layout has been posted here.]   If you’ve implemented or are planning to implement a Internet facing website, you are probably exploring all avenues to make it more responsive to users and…