gazillion spelling errors on blank sharepoint publishing pages

Some publishing page layouts show a gazillion spell check error on just blank pages. After some research it turns out that the User Contact field control will cause a large number of spell check errors just by been on the page.   Workaround is to add a piece of javascript to the page in order…

Access Denied trying to uninstall assemblies from GAC

On a SharePoint 2010 development server running Windows Server 2008 R2, I had to uninstall some assemblies in the GAC and I kept getting access denied, when trying to delete them. This was the case both using gacutil.exe and the Windows Explorer when running in Administrative mode. So, looking for at a way to do…

Upgrading custom content types to 2010

A key learning for everyone trying to upgrade 2007 custom solutions to SharePoint 2010. If you have custom content types which inherit form the Page publishing content type (or any publishing content type), you will be able to upgrade your sites and create subsites – BUT you will not be able to create new site…

SharePoint 2010 Logical architecture planning

My favorite piece of TechNet documentation just got updated for SharePoint 2010. Check out the documentation and download the Visio diagrams:  

Configuring incoming and outgoing e-mail

I was testing out a few things in a lab with Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010, and I naturally wanted to configure incoming and outgoing mail. The safe place to look is of couse there: E-mail Integration for SharePoint Foundation 2010. But being really Exchange-stupid, I needed some help and I found theses two guides…

SharePoint 2010 RTM – "Trail period has expired" error

So, I was building 4 server medium-ish farm on Friday, and everything when fine until i spun up the first site collection just to test the Office Web Apps install — and then it failed; “Trail Period has expired” – hmm. RTM software – check Right product key – check. Very wierd – so, I…

Planning and deployment downloadable books for SharePoint 2010 are now available

Beta versions of the planning and deployment downloadable books for SharePoint 2010 are now available on TechNet. Downloadable book: Planning guide for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta  ( Downloadable book: Deployment guide for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta (     

SharePoint 2010 RTM

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End of support for MOSS 2007 SP1

There are a few different dates out there and it’s highly confusing to figure out a straight answer … But it’s worth noting that the normal support policy for service packs has been extented with a grace periode of approx. 3 months, which makes the end of support date for MOSS 2007 SP1 July 13th 2010….

Building high quality WCM sites – part 1

I’ve helped build a few WCM sites the part couple of years, and for each project learned more about what it takes to a) be predictive, b) be interactive and lastly c) produce high quality sites. To me those three are the key things to focus on build WCM sites (or any SharePoint solution for…