Quick Tip: Provisioning Web Parts to a Page

When deploying a page to SharePoint through a Modules feature, there are several options adding web parts to this. These are as follows: Add the web parts to the page programmatically via a feature receiver. This approach can be done quickly and easily if you are familiar with coding, however if the feature receiver fails, the web…

9

SharePoint Server 2007 For Worldwide Health and Beyond…

Recently, James Kemp and James Daniel, both contributors of this blog, showcased freely available SharePoint software and guidance that has been designed to help Healthcare organisations address common business challenges. A video from this event has now been placed on Microsoft.com. Although aimed at healthcare organisations, the 40 minute video showcases IP that may be…

0

SharePoint Server 2007 and Records Management: Part 4 of 4

This is the fourth and final post in a series on Records Management using SharePoint Server 2007: 1. Introduction to Records Management, and Definition of Terms 2. Records Management using Standard SharePoint Features 3. Using the DoD 5015.2 Records Management Resource Kit 4. Commonly Requested Enhancements and Features (this post) In the previous posts, we…

1

Using custom Event Log Sources on Least Privilege SharePoint Servers

As you will surely be aware, it is best practice to install production SharePoint farms using something called the “least privilege account principle”. This effectively means that each service account in the farm is dedicated to a specific job and has only the minimum rights required in order to do that job. This is best…

3

How to include Document Template Files in Content Type Features

I recently spent longer than I should have done trying to create what I thought was a fairly simple feature; one that adds a content type to a site collection and also adds a physical file as the document template. This is a common scenario when developing content types to be used in document libraries….

4

SharePoint Server 2007 and Records Management: Part 3 of 4

This is the third post in a series on Records Management in SharePoint: 1. Introduction to Records Management, and Definition of Terms 2. Records Management using Standard SharePoint Features 3. Using the DoD 5015.2 Records Management Resource Kit (this post) 4. Commonly Requested Enhancements and Features  In the previous posts in this series I examined…

1

SharePoint Server 2007 and Records Management: Part 2 of 4

This is the second post in a blog series on Records Management in SharePoint:  1. Introduction to Records Management, and Definition of Terms 2. Records Management using Standard SharePoint Features (this post) 3. Using the DOD 5015.2 Records Management Resource Kit 4. Commonly Requested Enhancements and Features     Part 2: Records Management Using Standard SharePoint Features…

0

SharePoint Server 2007 and Records Management: Part 1 of 4

This blog series will address the role that SharePoint can play in Records Management within an organization and the abilities and functionality that can be leveraged from the platform. The blog consists of four posts: 1. Introduction to Records Management, and Definition of Terms (this post) 2. Records Management using Standard SharePoint Features 3. Using…

0

How to incrementally deploy SharePoint Server 2007 MySites

A SharePoint MySite is a type of SharePoint site that can be created to allow a user to (a) centrally manage and store their documents, content, links, and contacts, and (b) share information about themselves, such as their skills and interests. Each user within an organisation is normally given the rights to create their own…

0

Modifying out-of-the-box SharePoint Server 2007 files

One of the most common and simple ways to customise SharePoint is to directly modify the files that are installed as part of the product (referred to as ‘SharePoint-owned’ files). This is common practice; but not necessarily good practice for many reasons, the most obvious being that this type of customisation is officially unsupported. In…

5