Office 365 Code Submission – MSOCAF Best Practices

The objective of this article is to share some of the Office 365 Code Submission Best Practices based on my personal experience. The MSOCAF (Microsoft SharePoint Online Code Analysis Framework) tool is your friend which can ensure that the package being submitted is as per the guidelines of MSO. Download the same from : https://caf.sharepoint.microsoftonline.com/Default.aspx…


SharePoint Planning Visio Diagrams

Here is a really cool set of Visio Diagrams related to Microsoft SharePoint. The diagrams illustrate models, scenarios, and flowcharts for planning, designing and deploying SharePoint installations. Models Model: Business Intelligence Model: Office SharePoint Server Application Security Model: Office SharePoint Server Backup and Restore Model: Office SharePoint Server Topologies Model: Office SharePoint Server Baseline Site…

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SharePoint WebParts for FAST ESP

As an early step towards making FAST ESP search capabilities interoperable with SharePoint, a set of installable Web parts for integrating FAST ESP and SharePoint have been made available in Codeplex. With this package, SharePoint administrators can quickly build ESP-based search sites in SharePoint Server 2007 by simply dropping in and configuring the appropriate Web…

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Backup and Restore – SharePoint Farms, Site Collections & Sites

Stsadm can be used to backup/ restore individual aspects of your sharepoint farm. You can backup the entire sharepoint farm, an individual site collection or even an individual site. For Backup: To export sites : Stsadm –o export –url <URL> -filename <FileName>.cmp To back up a site collection: stsadm –o backup –url <URL of the…


SharePoint 2007 Redirect Options

Recently I came across this great article in Todd’s blog on the different redirect options available in SharePoint. These are generally the most common requests from the clients. http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=48


Copying sites in SharePoint 2007

If you wanted to copy a site from one place to another within the same site collection, you can use the copy feature of the sharepoint present in Content and Structure. In case if you have to copy the site from one webapplication to another, or to a different server, you can implement that in…


Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007

I’ve recently got a chance to recently use this real cool tool to check if my client’s MOSS environment/ topology is compliant to the Microsoft best practices. A must have for a MOSS Administrator. The Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects…


Publishing Pages Page Layout URL issue after exporting a site

I’ve recently tried exporting a site and importing it in a different location in the client’s place. I’ve noticed that after exporting the site, all the pages still have the reference to the page layout in the old server. After a bit of search, found that this issue was fixed in the April Cumulative update…


Creating Lookup Columns using CAML

As List IDs are generated at runtime and are non-deterministic, it is not possible to refer to the target list using List Id. So, as a work around, most of the solutions on the internet suggest to write Custom Code. But this can be avoided and the lookup columns can be created using CAML as…

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