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


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


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


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


SharePoint Backup Batch File

I have tweaked a quick backup method over several development projects. This is the current iteration, and works well for my needs in both WSS and MOSS: @set spSite=http://wss01 @set spPort=7022 @set FileNamePrefix=GFam @set targetPath=C:\ ...[Read More]
Published: Jul-18-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post


WSS Pre-install Checklist

Well, I got the family site up and running today on the internet, but it was not without incident. This was my first WSS install against SQL Server Express on the same machine. I had gone against SQL Server on the same machine as IIS before, but i ...[Read More]
Published: Jul-17-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post


Local Area Connection Disabled

I discovered four days ago that my local area connection was disabled. The wireless was working fine. Trying to enable it resulted in "Connection Failed". A call to Dell Tech Support resulted in using System Restore (Start > All Progr ...[Read More]
Published: Jul-16-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post


Rollup Blog Posts in WSS

I've created my main site with two blog subsites. I want to show the last 5 "recent" (under 90 days) posts on the main page of the main site. A Content Query Web Part would be perfect here, but unfortunately, that is only available in MO ...[Read More]
Published: Jul-13-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post


Anonymous Access for the Family Site

My goal is to extend my main production site from an unconventional port (i.e., not 80) to a site in the cloud with host headers on port 80 where I'll allow anonymous access. I may allow (or require) FBA access on port 80 at some point, and past e ...[Read More]
Published: Jul-10-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post


M4300 Reboots

This is frustrating. I bought a new Dell M4300, and it reboots at inopportune times: when going from the power supply from the factory to a 65-watt power supply from a different Dell computer after closing lid for suspend mode when plugging into th ...[Read More]
Published: Jul-08-08 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

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