SharePoint Database Naming Standards

Call me picky, but I think it’s important to consistently name your SharePoint databases—especially on a shared SQL Server hosting multiple farms and applications.  Not only is it a good practice, but by showing that you care about the databases, you’ll earn the respect of even your most grumpiest DBAs.  I wish the SharePoint administrative…

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Make the RSS Feed Viewer Web Part Dynamic Using Filters and Web Part Connections

One of the shortcomings of the RSS Viewer web part is that it can only be bound one feed.  In this walkthrough, I’ll show you how to make the RSS Viewer web part dynamic with filter web parts and web part connections to enable binding to multiple feeds.   Create the RSS Feeds List In…

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Subscribe to SharePoint Web Parts using Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices

One of the new features of Internet Explorer 8 is Web Slices.  This feature enables you to subscribe to a section of a web page and notifies you when the content changes.  By design, SharePoint Web Parts are a natural fit for this feature, and in this article I’ll show you how to build a…

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