Web part comparison: SPS 2003 & WSS v2 –> MOSS 2007 & WSS v3

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Web parts shown in Gray were available in previous version, but not in current version. Web parts shown in Green are available in previous version and current version All other web parts are new to the current version.   I threw this list together fairly…

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Workaround for broken search controls in B2TR

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Since upgrading from B2 to B2TR, many people have reported that their search scope dropdown box now only shows a single scope for the current site, and that the Advanced Search link has disappeared.  Some people have fixed this by creating new sites or site…

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Searching with Property Filters

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. SharePoint can search for content using the values in site columns, as well as performing free text searches.  The official help page that describes this is at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms476494.aspx.  This posting gives some more examples of ways in which this is useful. The names of the…

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RSS Viewer web part and authenticated feeds

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Changing to Kerberos authentication 1.       On the Central Administration page, click Application Management. 2.       Under the Application Security section, click Authentication Providers. 3.       Click the Default provider, and change Integrated Widows authentication to Negotiate (Kerberos)   If SharePoint and the databases it uses are hosted…

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News Aggregator web part

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This topic describes a way to configure SharePoint elements for displaying headlines and abstracts from news articles, aggregated across many sites.  Also a description of customizing the page layout of the news article is given.   Displaying the news headlines:     When clicking on…

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Workflow Tips (Part II – Collect Feedback)

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Collecting feedback from a user as part of a workflow is easily configurable out of the box, but may not be quite intuitive at first pass.  Here’s a simple explanation of how to get values back from the user as part of a workflow step,…

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Workflow Tips (Part I – Configurable Approvers)

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Using SharePoint Designer (SPD), it’s possible to create a workflow that can look up a user’s identity from a SharePoint list in order to send email to the user and collect feedback from the user.  This technique can be used to make a workflow more…

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Remote Library web part (Part II – Implementation)

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This topic discusses using a DataForm web part to show a view of a document library on another site.  This section gives instructions for creating the web part.  For a high-level description of this web part, see http://blogs.msdn.com/markarend/archive/2006/07/16/667490.aspx   Many thanks to Bryan Hart and…

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Remote Library web part (Part I – Overview)

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This topic discusses using a DataForm web part to show a view of a document library on another site.  This overview demonstrates how the Remote Library looks and works.   Displaying the default view of a document library.  The DataForm web part has been modified…

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Very quick intro to portal/search concepts for SPS 2003 people

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The term “Area” is no longer used in MOSS 2007.  Areas were implemented as subsites, however, and it is still possible to create subsites on the Portal.  The ability to manage the hierarchy and navigation of subsites replaces the ability to reorganize Topic Areas on…

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