Legal Discovery, Symantec Enterprise Vault, and Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration

Hoping this might be a good topic for some people because i guarantee there are very few people who have been through integrating these products.  I have been working on integrating the two products at a client for the past 5 months so hopefully this will help someone out.  SharePoint as a fit for Legal…

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Writing to the SharePoint Trace Log in your code

Updated: You should not register the trace provider on every request.  Use a singleton to check for registration. Found a great example on how to write to the SharePoint trace log on msdn.  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa979522.aspx.  This is very helpful for doing application instrumentation.  Although there are many apis for doing this in .NET very cool to…

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SharePoint, DOCTYPE, and Master Pages

SharePoint by default does not support taking IE out of quirks mode.  This is discussed in a great blog entry by Heather Solomon.  Not enforcing a dtd through the DOCTYPE element in the default.master (for example DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”  “http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd”) Caused me a lot of problems since Height 100% is not honored.  Specifically the…

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Quick Guide on how to install Reporting Services on its own server/cluster in SharePoint Integration Mode without using Kerberos

Install SQL Server 2005 – Reporting Services Only Install SQL Server Service Pack 2 Install Sharepoint (as WFE)- SKU (Enterprise Edition, Standard,etc..) has to match the other SKUs in the farm Run the Sharepoint Server Configuration (do not add central admin unless you want to) – Not sure if this step is needed but can’t hurt…

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Transparent Images in Reporting Services

If you’ve been trying to put a transparent image into reporting services and have not been able to make the background transparent i share your pain. Luckily i found a solution. 1. Place a rectangle where you would place the image 2. Place the image inside the rectangle 3. That’s actually it. Simple and not…

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Automating Report Deployment with Reporting Services in SharePoint Integration Mode

Automating Report Deployment in Reporting Services can be challenging.  SharePoint offers many modes of deployment of files.  Unfortunately the out of the box deployment for SharePoint does not allow for automatic hook up of data sources.  So you can deploy the rdl’s using SPFile upload functions on the SPWeb of your choice but those rdls will exist without…

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How to connect Filter Web Parts

There an excellent post on this blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/edhild/archive/2007/04/17/how-to-connect-web-parts-during-site-provisioning.aspx) about how to connect Web Parts in sharepoint.  With a little change you can connect filters using the same technique. here’s a sample.  I had runtime errors for duplicate connection from the code in the blog entry from edhild when i called mgr.SPWebPartConnections.Add(conn);.This line is not neccessary…

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Search Issues: No-index Attribute

I ran into a pretty unique situation with crawl rules and search.  Here’s what happened… I configured crawl rules to ensure that the crawler does not crawl the internet. I started by adding an inclusion of *://*.somecompany.com/* to include all urls under the company domain I then added an exclusion of *://*.* to ensure that…

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