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Thursday, May 27, 2010

MOSS Usage Reports explained

I got an email from a client asking me about MOSS usage reporting and why the numbers seems to not match up. After some googling, I found a great document with detailed description of parameters displayed in the usage reports.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Viewing your SP 2007 files using Outlook 2010

You can connect a list/library on SharePoint 2007 to your Outlook 2010. Doing so will allow you to
  • preview document from Outlook
  • post reply to discussions via Outlook
  • search within the connected list/library using Outlook Instant Search
  • it enables offline access and editing

Synchronise items to Outlook

Step 1 Navigate to a SharePoint library or list that you want to sync with Outlook.

Step 2 Click on Actions from the toolbar and select Connect to Outlook.

Step 3 A windows will pop up requesting for permission to access Outlook, click Allow.

Step 4 The library is now connected to Outlook and can be found in your left navigation pane in Outlook under SharePoint Lists header.

Preview Document

Select the document from the connected list in Outlook and the document content will be shown in the Reading Pane.

Offline access and editing

Documents that you have edited will have an icon to indicate that the changes have not been saved to SharePoint.

Step 1 Double click the document to open it

Step 2 Click on File and select Check In

Step 3 Select the type of check in and enter comments pertaining to the changes made to this document and click OK.

Check in your offline document onto SharePoint

Step 1 Double click the document in Outlook to open it.

Step 2 Click on Edit Offline

Step 3 A pop up box will appear providing information on where your document will be stored when it’s being edited offline. Click OK to proceed.

Step 4 Make your changes and save the document.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hiding left navigation in SharePoint 2010

To hide the left navigation in SharePoint 2010, you will need to the following to a content editor web part on the page. Place it so that its the first webpart on the page to load, otherwise, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the left navigation.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unable to Browse to SharePoint Site from Server - Custom Host Header

I have created a web application with a custom host header and on the server, I am not able to browse to the site. The problem is the loopback check. To resolve this issue, I need to disable loopback check registry key.

1. Open the Registry Editor (regedit)
Caution: Incorrectly editing the registry can severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer.
2. Open the following key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa.
3. Create a new DWORD value called DisableLoopbackCheck.
4. Set the value to 1.

5. Reboot the server.
Note: This is required for the change to take effect.
If this resolves the issue, there is a more secure way of making this change. Instead of making the server-wide change that DisableLoopbackCheck implements, you can disable checking for specific host names. For more information about how to do this, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Information is taken from Microsoft MSDN site

Monday, January 11, 2010

WebPart Maintenance Page

SharePoint gives you "An unexpected error has occured" after you dropped in a custom webpart. So how do you get to the webpart maintenance page to delete the webpart? Simple, just add ?contents=1 to the end of the URL.

Example: http://localhost/sites/TeamA/pages/default.aspx?contents=1