Create Datasheet view missing

The other the I got asked why the “Datasheet view” option was laking from “Create a new view”. It turned out to be a more troublesome way to find the solution than first expected. First I checked the users rights on the site collection, but that really did not give any answers. Secondly, I checked…


Unit testing MOSS part 2 (of 2)

In the 1. article on Unit testing MOSS I described some of the findings and experience on unit testing SharePoint applications using the TypeMock Isolator framework. In this 2. article I will provide some examples of unit tests. Code under testYou should of course use TDD principles, but we are in a state where we have…


OneNote and SharePoint – the basics

OneNote is a hidden gem in the Office suite. I use OneNote for all my notes during meetings, workshops etc. As described on Office Online “Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 is a digital notebook that provides a flexible way to gather notes and information, powerful search capabilities so users can find what they are looking for quickly,…


Unit testing MOSS part 1 (of 2)

Some of our team members, including me and Frank Jusnes, were recently responsible for providing recommendations on how to unit test in SharePoint projects, and this is an overview of our findings and experiences. This is the first of two posts on the subject giving an overview. In the second post we are aiming for more examples…


How to get a richer result set in MOSS

To present additional information in the search result will often give a better user experience. The search results web parts can easily be  modified to include meta data stored on e.g documents in MOSS. The meta data is stored via Content Types and the search engine is mapping into these meta data using Managed Properties….


How to create Site Collection in a specific content dateabase part 2

Following up on Thomas’ post on how to create a site collection in a specific content database: You can also use the STSADM command CreateSiteInNewDB     However this does not quite cut it. You would like to decide on which content database each time. To do that, you could use stsadm extensions. It will…

Next step, a roadmap to BI

A little follow up on Stian’s post about “Where did the good stuff go?”. Over at Office online it has been published a great Roadmap to business intelligence features of SharePoint Server 2007. The roadmap has put together a lot of pointers to resources in technet and other places. Here you can drilldown visually into…


Where did the good stuff go?

Is this a typical SharePoint Project/scenario in a nutshell? 1. Analysis phase: “SharePoint will fit our requirements! Lots of functionality we can use! Finally a product addressing a lot of problems we have. Workflows, forms, dashboards… Let’s get this up and running as fast as we can!” 2. POC phase: Small POC’s (Proof Of Concepts)…


Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007

To avoid common pitfalls and keep your Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment available and performing well, follow these best practices based on real-world experience from Microsoft Consulting Services and the product team. Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007