Skills for SharePoint ?

Yorick over at Share-Point.blogspot.com has a good take on necessary skills for a succesfull SharePoint project. With products like Exchange or OCS you just need a technical guy (or gall) to implement and monitor the solution. With SharePoint, we are on a new level.. The skills you need (which means you probably need a team, …


installing SharePoint 2010 – great script

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!


Failed to connect to database server – install SharePoint 2010 – named pipes

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 …


SharePoint Designer 2010 can no longer connect to SharePoint 2010

I got this error at a client this week: SPD2010 worked really good and I was creating workflows ed. Then I changed the authentication provider from Windows to Claims based security (via powershell). Since then, SPD will no longer connect to my SharePoint. IT gives me the following information-level error in the Microsoft Office Alerts …


site not showing up in the SharePoint 2010 up menu

Imagine you have a site diagram like this: A -B – C If you are in level C, normally when you click on the “up” navigation element: A – B – C If you choose not to inherit the top site navigation, the top site will not show up in your navigation element. For instance, …


easy selecting a view in a document library

When you have SharePoint 2010, you will immediatly notice the new UI. You either like it or you don’t. In SP2007 it was really easy to change a view when you were in a list: you had a button on the right hand site listing the views. In SP2010 you can do the same by …


Open non-office files in SharePoint 2010

Since we made the move to SharePoint 2010, we had some issues (both technical and functional) with the implementation.¬†One of those issues was that our PDF documents could not open in a webpage. We just got the option to save the document, but not open it! Todd Klindt just wrote a solution for this issue …


Fantastic 40 templates on SharePoint 2010

scrum solution for sharepoint

The people behind 21Apps have released their beta product for Managing Scrum Projects. They found it dissapointing there was no good scrum solution for SharePoint, so they are releasing this one. It works on all versions of SP2010 and contains following features: Sprint Planning Burndown Chart Story Board  


SharePoint 2010 books

Joel Oleson has released a good overview of books available for SharePoint 2010 enthousiasts. It is already a long list with a lot of developer books, but he also lists the ones for Admins, designers, end users and Application Specialists. This helps you get a look on the books that are there on the market, …