Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 is released

You’ve probably seen the announcements by now, but I wanted to let you know that we made Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 available for download today.  You can download the service pack, and you can read through the fixes that are included in the pack. Updated: A lot more information on the service packs,…


Visual How-To: Customizing Content Query Web Parts by Using Custom Properties in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Another visual how-to for the Content Query Web Part was just posted.  While the previous one we blogged about discussed the use of the CommonViewFields property, this one also goes into how to use the QueryOverride and the DataColumnRenames property.  With all three, you can do quite a lot with this web part, in terms…


Office Online articles on document-to-page converters

We’ve just published some new articles on document-to-page converters, including an overview topic and converter-specific articles for our .docx, InfoPath XML, and generic XML converters.  Take a look, and feel free to offer feedback and ask questions! Configure the document-to-Web page converters Convert a Word document to a Web page Convert an InfoPath…


Two new MSDN articles on WCM

In case you missed them, two new WCM-focused articles hit MSDN recently: How to Create a SharePoint Server 2007 Custom Master Page and Page Layouts for a Web Content Management Site How to Optimize a SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Site for Performance Branding and performance are two of the most popular topics when…


A deep dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API

If you haven’t seen it already, Stefan Goßner has published a great series on how to develop using the Content Deployment and Migration API.  He touches on several examples that reflect many of the things you can do with the API.  You can read his 4-part series on his blog, starting with part 1.


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is DoD 5015.2 Certified

A couple months ago, I posted an entry on the Microsoft Records Management Team Blog about our DoD 5015.2 certification plans.   Well, the test date finally came and went and, over the past two weeks, JITC (the organization within the Department of Defense that administers the test) has been putting MOSS through its strenuous testing…


Increased performance for MOSS apps using the PortalSiteMapProvider

Performance is usually top-of-mind for any web site deployment, including MOSS.  If you’re writing code that deals with SharePoint items, and you’re deploying that code to a site with even moderate traffic, you should consider using the PortalSiteMapProvider for increased performance.  In this post, Chris Richard takes us through the feature and describes how it can…


Anonymous Users, Forms Pages, and the Lockdown Feature

If you’re running an anonymously accessible MOSS website, especially an internet-facing one, you may have noticed that your SharePoint Forms pages are also accessible to anonymous users. For example, if you’re using the publishing features, anonymous users might be able to get to http://SERVER/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx. Typically you don’t want this, so how do you prevent anonymous…


Updates to the MOSS 2007 SDK

Just a quick note that the MOSS 2007 SDK has been updated.  Readers of this blog may find the article on customizing the Content Query XSL of interest. –George Perantatos, ECM Program Manager