Dynamically changing master pages in SharePoint Server 2007

Summary: Learn how to dynamically change master pages in a SharePoint publishing site on the fly. Introduction to Master Pages in SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides flexible support for publishing sites and features for creating master pages, content types and content pages using object model and declarative syntax. Many organizations require…

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Update on FBA support with Office Client

If you have worked with SharePoint FBA and have seen the issues with Office client, there is some good news for you. In a new patch for client there is support added to make the client work properly with SharePoint and provide better user experience. Steve, the Master Ranger has blogged the process very nicely…

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BlobCache Demystified

Just read Stefan’s post on blob caching. Very interesting to know that it’s not a publishing only feature. Other site types like team sites can also use it. This can help to squeeze out some extra perf benefit from these site types.

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SharePoint Exams..Passed!

Just passed the two new SharePoint IT Pro exams… 70-630 WSS 3.0 Configuring and 70-631 MOSS 2007 “Configuring” Technology Specialist (TS) exams. It was a productive week at TR4. Since I was a speaker also so it was a little busy for me to prepare for the exams. But I really enjoyed the exams and fortunately was…

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Extending Stsadm Command

  While going through the WSS v3 Object Model, I came across an important interface ISPStsAdmCommand. Initially, I wasn’t able to find any documentation as product is about to RTM and doc is not complete. After some  research and thankfully to an excellent post by Tony Bierman at http://sharepointsolutions.blogspot.com/2006/09/extending-stsadmexe-with-custom.html, got lot of information about this Interface. I…

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SharePoint Designer doesn’t change Site Setting Page

Pages in the _layouts directory are not affected by changes done to Master Pages using SharePoint Designer. Sharepoint runtime always pick up things from _layouts directory for url’s pointing to “_layouts” directory . 1. Try changing the background color for master page for your site using SharePoint Designer. 2. Go to site main Default.aspx. You will see…

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