Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Starlight Day MOSS based web site

Our team at DiData have just completed another MOSS based Internet web site.

The Starlight Children's Foundation is an amazing organisation doing wonderful things for sick children.

The site looks fantastic and performs really well too. check it out....and while you are there, why not make a donation :)

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Starlight Day

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

SharePoint Cross-site Configurator - Home

The Solution Accelerator Team at Microsoft have released a tool on Codeplex to help deploy setting across farms.... I haven't tried it yet, but it looks interesting.

The SharePoint Cross-site Configurator

The tool automates the process of deploying the MOSS site settings in all or selected sites in a server farm as shown in the following list:
Note The Tool also enables IT administrators to customize the site settings to be deployed.
  • Applying Master Pages across a SharePoint server farm.
  • Setting up Web Titles for all or selected site collections across the farm.
  • Applying audit control settings to all or selected sites.
  • Adding advanced settings such as “Allow content type management” to all types of lists.
  • Adding a new Expiration Policy at the site collection level.
  • Adding a new Expiration Policy to content types, lists, and documents.

SharePoint Cross-site Configurator - Home

Joel Oleson's Blog SharePoint Land : Global SharePoint Deployment Partner Solutions

Nice article from Joel Oleson about Geographically distributed MOSS environments with a list of partners providing solutions to various categories of issues.

Joel Oleson's Blog SharePoint Land : Global SharePoint Deployment Partner Solutions

Preventing auto renumbering when pasting between Word 2007 docs

I have been trying to work out how to paste a complex list with lots of numbering from one word doc to another. You would think it would be simple right?

When I pasted to the new document, it would renumber the list based on previous lists in the document which is definitely what I didn't want as it was a legal section of the document.

I found this link with some info from Stefan Blom which provided a solution.

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.word.numbering&tid=2a8f0bff-f647-484b-8c50-d66bcb5e65c2&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=&p=1

I copied the section to a new document.

Created a new macro and added the following line;

ActiveDocument.ConvertNumbersToText

I ran the macro which converted the auto numbering to text, and then I could copy and paste to the new document preserving the original numbering...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Where are the VS2008 Extensions for MOSS?

I have my VS2008 VM running nicely now on top of Windows 2008 RC. The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit is pretty good too. Working through some of the demos at the moment. The LINQ one is pretty interesting, although I am trying to get my head around Lambda expressions at the moment.

I'm keenly awaiting the new Extensions for SharePoint..... I believe they are supposed to be available real soon now....