On some pages I just want to hide the SharePoint ribbon. Right now I am working in a multinational who has a lot of different technologies at their disposal: Fill-in forms all have a very uniform look&feel, no matter what technology is behind it. When you want to make them in SP2010, the SharePoint ribbon …
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Today I found one of the hidden gems in SharePoint. (yes, I realize this sounds like playing a game 😉 ) I was looking around to create a test site, and tried the “Group Work Site”. This gave me a quite cool site with a Group Calendar and the usual tasks, links, shared documents and …
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First time when I was working with SharePoint 2010, I was amazed about the new look and feel. In a negative sense, that is! Everyone was feeling so happy and joyful about it, and I just couldn’t get it. We went from a clean look in SharePoint 2007, where all my options are hidden underneath …
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What are you talking about? Don’t know if you have encountered this already, but when you add a webpart to a list, you no longer have the possibilty to choose a view on that list. Let me elaborate: When you have a list, you can click right next to the name to select a view. …
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What are you talking about? Last year I wrote a blogpost concerning the PathToSharePoint solution to parse html on a SharePoint page. That solution was great and was working really well. It wasn’t however working in SharePoint 2010. They have released a new script, specifically for SharePoint 2010! What is it ? Say, you want …
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One of the cool things in SharePoint 2010 for end-users is the validation of columns. In normal applications you can have a validation on a field; examples : – a field number must be between value x and value y that are also on the item – a date must be smaller then another date …
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At a client we designed a custom homepage for their intranet, containing news in categories and a flashy Silverlight picture rotator. We had a problem with the site logo however. On every site the custom logo would appear, but on this page, which was a webpart page, it still showed the old SharePoint logo. In SP …
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Regarding my last post on SharePoint skills, I found this list of SharePoint questions build for functional analists (also called IT-pro’s) who are working with SharePoint. Topics include Search, backup, governance, monitoring, service architecture, sandbox solutions, and other questions. Really good list if you are looking to recruite a SharePoint member for your team!

So, you are ready to install SharePoint 2010 ? You can follow this script by Craig Humpfrey, which gives a lot of good info on the subject and has links to a lot of debugging posts and other good scripts!

At a client I tried to install SharePoint 2010. It could not find my named instance of the database. When I enabled Named Pipes, it worked however. How to enable Named Pipes: – go to your database server – go to the SQL Server Configuration Manager – Go to SQL Server Network Configuration – Protocols …
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