Category Archives: Sharepoint Tips

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BEST PRACTICE/HOW TO: Quickly Configure SharePoint 2010 publishing features with approval workflow only on SOME sites…

2011 01 18 MV to All: My current client has a brand-new corporate portal (root site + dozens of hierarchical subsites) done in SharePoint 2010, and wants publishing features enabled, but only a single easy-to-manage approval workflow used across all … Continue reading

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UNDERSTAFFED? That’s when SharePoint matters MOST…

2011 01 02 MV to All: An interesting & ironic phenomenah I witness regularly is companies initially deploying SharePoint, then all-but-abandoning it “because they’re under-staffed, and need the resources elsewhere.”… 😐 The irony is this: if your organization is under-staffed, that is when you … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Change an invalid page layout in SharePoint 2007

2010 12 02 MV to All: This morning I was asked to provision 2 new SP2007 publishing websites based on a client’s existing site template (created by Save Site As Template); historically lots of people have trouble template-ing publishing sites, … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Enable mere mortals contribute items… but NOT DELETE anything.

2010 11 16 MV to All: On our current corporate portal project we had a need for all users to be able to contribute/submit candidate news articles for submission… In order for them to be able to “contribute” to a … Continue reading

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SOLUTION: When your publishing pages are "stuck in edit mode"…

INTERESTING – ever have a client contact you and say their pages were “stuck in edit mode”? When attempting to re-create this phenomena, I noticed the following… The URLs contain additional “Query String Variables” called ControlMode and DisplayMode. THEORY: When creating … Continue reading

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UTILITY – a handy standalone utility for launching IE7/SharePoint 2010 in a kiosk scenario…

2010 09 13 MV: My current project has nearly 50 kiosk-type computers set up in various locations throughout the USA. We learned (after much investigation) that in order for PeopleSoft to successfully integrate and implement SSO with SharePoint 2010, we … Continue reading

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Images & Content missing from SharePoint pages when you browse as a visitor? Remember to PUBLISH PUBLISH PUBLISH…

2010 09 13 MV: As our project (and brand-new content authors) raced this past week into the home stretch of our 6 month-long SP2010 Enterprise Edition deployment, people began noticing that key content – images, footers and page-level content – … Continue reading

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