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Vertical Bar Graph with XSLT in Data View Web Part (DVWP)

As part of a recent project, I needed to create a dashboard page for the requests for executive management. However, since the data was in a list and not a database this was easier said than done. So I started off by researching my options and I found this post on MSDN. This post explains ... Read More

Example CAML queries for SharePoint Designer

I have recently been working on a project the deals heavily with XSLT and DVWPs. One thing to keep in mind is that data manipulation done in XSLT is done client side and thus slows load times. This is especially the case if you are just the equivalent of a SELECT * in your CAML ... Read More

SharePoint 2010 Licensing Quick Reference

–Updated 2/2/2011 Added a few additional reference links at the end. –Updated 1/18/2011 Added Windows Server 2008 External Connector to licensing lists for public facing sites. I have tried to compile a list of sources to help simplify (or least consolidate) information on SharePoint 2010 Licensing. This is a good reference for what is/is not included ... Read More

Catch 22 for Approval Workflow in SharePoint Designer

–I began blogging on this, and found someone else’s blogpost from Dec 2010 who also blogged on this exact topic.  Though I never saw his blog post prior to writing this, credit to Lars Nielson.  I ran into an interesting dilemma while working on my most recent project.  The project involved a number of document ... Read More

Modify the Search Refinement Panel in SharePoint Without Code

The goal of this exercise is to add/modify the refinement panel web part on a search results page in SharePoint 2010.  No code required.  Keep in mind that customization of the OSSSearchResults.aspx page is unsupported. So in my example, I created a Search Center site, and pointed my contextual search to the Search Center. This way ... Read More

F5 redirecting SharePoint sites from HTTP to HTTPS

So I am setting up a standard 5 server SharePoint 2010 farm (2WFE, 1 App, 2 Clustered DB Servers) for a client.  The client is giving me the minimal security permissions for setup and installation, so my troubleshooting options are limited. I have the farm setup and Central Admin running, so today I created the ... Read More

Combine Multiple Libraries into a Single DVWP

I was working on a Document Center today in SharePoint 2010, and needed to create a web part that will show a rolled up view of multiple document libraries in the same site collection.  The following steps outline how to accomplish this: You will need to open up SharePoint designer and navigate to the page ... Read More

SharePoint 2010 Lookup Column in Document Information Panel

So came across a scenario this week where I needed to display a lookup column from a SharePoint 2010 document library in the Document Information Panel in Word and allow access to the object via Quick Parts and not Custom Document Properties.  I created the columns and associated them with the SharePoint List/Content Types and they were ... Read More

Coexistence of Exchange 2003 and 2010

I give full credit for finally getting this to work to this Blog.  In my test environment I have an Exchange 2003 server, an Exchange 2010 CAS/Hub Transport, and an Exchange 2010 DB server. I have migrated some users to 2010, but most are still on 2003.  I have made the CAS the entry point ... Read More

Office 2007 Documents extremely slow to open from SharePoint 2007

We have had an issue popping up lately where documents were loading extremely slowly when we open them from SharePoint. We did some digging and found a few things, but issue ended up being relatively simple and we confirmed a number of times that the problem was fixed. Turns out the issue is not Office ... Read More