May01

Exposing Large Files Like Videos in a SharePoint Document Library Using IIS Virtual Directory

I wrote an unpublished post before SharePoint 2010 was released on how to create a feature to store items in a document library on the file system. The benefit of this is that all web front ends have access to the video without any further configu ...[Read More]
Published: May-01-12 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Feb27

Gigantic SharePoint SQL Server LDF Files

  Does This Ring a Bell? SharePoint 2010 was set up months ago, and now the database LDF files are huge. Server hard disk is full or nearly so. Symptoms can be Can no longer upload (sometimes just larger) files to the SharePoint documen ...[Read More]
Published: Feb-27-12 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Apr28

Enabling CKS EBE Comments Alerts

One of my production blogs (this one, actually) was not sending alerts about comments. I have set up several blogs using CKS EBE, and fortunately I was able to use another blog to debug it. The Contact Email value in Blog Settings is not enough, a ...[Read More]
Published: Apr-28-09 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Jan04

Twitter on SharePoint

Showing a list of Twitter.com tweets from a Twitterer on SharePoint is as easy as pasting some HTML and Javascript into a Content Web Part, available in WSS. I created a family Twitter account because sometimes blog entries are just too much to sa ...[Read More]
Published: Jan-04-09 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Jan04

Web.config Changes for Debugging ASPX Page’s Codebehind in SharePoint

Instead of getting the "user-friendly", but frustrating-to-a-developer message "An error has occurred", use these two steps to receive the actual error when developing in SharePoint. Works for both MOSS and WSS. Show the ca ...[Read More]
Published: Jan-04-09 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Oct26

Hiding a List Item from Anonymous Users

Karen asked that I remove one of the links from the gift registry on the internet WSS family site. Instead of removing it, I decided to hide it from anonymous users. Note that during this process, we are warned that "You are about to create u ...[Read More]
Published: Oct-26-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Oct16

Date Formulas in SharePoint Calculated Fields

Microsoft provides a nice compilation of Examples of common formulas, but it does not work as advertised with WSS. I have not tried it in MOSS. Let's say there is a date column named ExpirationDate and an integer named NotificationMonths which rep ...[Read More]
Published: Oct-16-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Sep30

Link to Slide Show from Pictures DVWP Rollup

In addition to the blog rollup’s (see previous post), I am rolling up my top-level picture folders in a picture library called Pictures.  We thought the best user experience would be viewing the slide shows of a particular library.  I was adding a ...[Read More]
Published: Sep-30-08 | 1 Comment | 0 Links to this post

Aug09

SharePoint Object Names – No Spaces

I have always avoided using spaces in object names, even in my file names and directory names. This stems from a programmer's background and a general dislike of seeing things like http://somedomain.com/home%20page.htm. It also makes DOS commands ...[Read More]
Published: Aug-09-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Jul21

Stsadm Restore Successful with Multiple SharePoint Sites on Same Port

I read someplace that some people do not recommend putting SharePoint multiples web applications onto the same port, e.g., the traditional http: port 80. Here's some history. My original plan was to host my WSS internet web applications on a cus ...[Read More]
Published: Jul-21-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

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