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SECRET! SharePoint fastest, largest ROI can be done RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX

2011 01 20 MV to All: Yeah.. THAT got your attention. The amazing thing is, it’s a completely true, defensible statement. The greatest ROI SharePoint can offer comes when you accept the out-of-the-box functionality as-is, and simply GET BUSY USING … 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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MODEST KPI'S IN KEY SHAREPOINT LISTS ARE STILL USEFUL…

2010 06 01 MV: In my day-to-day work as a profesional project manager, I find that in many (not all) situations, even modest KPIs are quite useful – often MORE useful than my fancy arcaine-and-complex-formulae-driven KPIs. Try adding the following … Continue reading

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TIP: SQL ALIASES NOT necessary when your SharePoint farm has SQL CLUSTER…

This morning I had a great discussion with an esteemed colleague Bart,  whose outcome should be of interest & use to many SharePointers… TYPICALLY with SQL Server there is merit to “abstracting” the actual SQL Server and Instance from external … Continue reading

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Sharepoint Magic: The Much-Beloved "&ToolPaneView=2" trick…

EVERYTHING in Sharepoint is a web part page… … but for the auto-generated list pages like NewForm.aspx, ViewForm.aspx and EditForm.aspx, the Site Actions menu DISABLES (read !@#$%^&* HIDES) the “Edit Page” menu item, leaving The User thinking that the only … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Enlarge display of the multi-line text field in a custom Sharepoint list

ANYONE USING SHAREPOINT LONG ENOUGH has noticed just how aggravating the default 384px wide multi-line text fields can be… Surprisingly, this is NOT controllable at the “control” level, but once again just requires some CSS tweaking… Nick Grattan offered up … Continue reading

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