Month: April 2012

Extending the Enterprise Content Management Capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Microsoft SharePoint has become a key tool in increasing productivity, however many organizations are either still evaluating the product, have purchased it but leave it sitting on the shelf, or have deployed it but not unlocked the full potential of SharePoint in their organizations. Join us for this special North American tour in which you will learn and see what SharePoint’s true potential can be in your organization. . Microsoft, K2, KnowledgeLake, AvePoint and NewsGator invite you to a special event focused on learning how SharePoint can improve your organization. Learn about innovative solutions that drive value and cost savings for your organization. Experience product demonstrations, in-depth presentation on SharePoint and how you can extend its capabilities beyond a typical "out-of-the-box" deployment and create real value for your organization. Seating for the event is first come-first serve, so please arrive early and join us for complimentary morning refreshments. Agenda 8:30 – 9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast Amenities 9:00 AM – Build Your Business Around SharePoint 9:45 AM – – Intelligent SharePoint Architecture and Optimizing Storage 10:45 AM – Leveraging ECM, Workflow, and SharePoint to build business processes 11:45 AM – Demo: Human Resources Employee On/Off-Boarding & Accounts Payable Process in SharePoint 12:15 AM – Working Lunch 12:30 PM – Leveraging Social Computing in the Enterprise with SharePoint 1:30 PM – Tips & Tricks with SharePoint or SharePoint Training...

Read More

How to Use the Content Query Web Part When Publishing Feature is Disabled

If you want to use the Content by Query Web Part (CQWP), you may have noticed this is only available when you have the Publishing Feature enabled. If you deal with things like evil site templates, you may not want to enable this feature.  In order to successfully use this webpart without the Publishing Feature follow the following steps: Save the web part from a site that does have the Publishing Feature enabled Upload it to your new site Edit the page Go to Insert > Web Part and under the categories, you should see "Upload a Web Part" When you upload a web part, you should see it listed in "Imported We Parts" category. Once you have done this, the next step is copy the Style%20Library/XSL%20Style%20Sheets/*.xsl files from the site with the Publishing Feature enabled across to the current site The easiest way to do this is to open the Style Library folder with SharePoint Designer 2010 on the current site, and another copy of SharePoint Designer 2010 open with the Style Library folder from the site with Publishing Feature enabled, and then drag and drop the "XSL Style Sheets" folder from one SharePoint Designer 2010 to the other (ignore the error about needing to be checked out). This will allow you to be able to add the Content Query Web Part to a page on your site...

Read More

April 2012 CU for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 has been released

The product group released the April 2012 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family. The April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the April CU. The April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2007 is a Post-SP3 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP3 is installed before the April CU. The KB articles for April CU can be found at the following locations (they should be available in a couple of days): KB 2598130 – WSS 3.0 KB 2598129 – MOSS 2007 KB 2598321 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 KB 2598151 – SharePoint Server 2010 KB 2598152 – SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server As you see there is a separate Full Server Package for SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server which simplifies patching of this common installation. The Full Server Packages for April 2012 CU are available through the following links: Download WSS 3.0 April 2012 CU Download MOSS 2007 April 2012 CU Download SharePoint Foundation 2010 April 2012 CU Download SharePoint Server 2010 April 2012 CU Download SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server April 2012 CU After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm. Be aware that the SharePoint Server 2010 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation CU. And the SharePoint...

Read More

SharePoint 2010–BDC Database Response Throttled by Maximum Rows

I was recently working on setting up an external content type to read from a SQL view and ran across this issue.  This error is thrown by SharePoint and will show up in the ULS viewer as one of several messages, the most common is: Database response throttled. Maximum number of rows that can be read through the database system utility is 2000. This feature is enabled by default to protect your SharePoint farm from Denial of Service Attacks, either by affecting your farm performance or by affecting the external system’s health due to large transactions.  You cannot make...

Read More

SharePoint Saturday is in Long Beach on April 14th 2012

#SPSLA Presents: SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles Tomorrow is the the day for SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles. Remember to plan your sessions here. Event: SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles "The Race To Collaborate" Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PT) Location: CSULB University Student Union 1250 Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA 90840 For more information click here: SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles "The Race To Collaborate"   “THE RACE TO COLLABORATE” A Free, IT Community Event Happening Saturday, April 14th on the Campus of Cal State University, Long Beach. Business leaders in the greater Los Angeles area, looking to expand their networks and exposure should mark their calendars for Saturday, April 14, 2012. The team behind the SharePoint Saturday LA (SPSLA) community, lead by Nedra Allmond and Wahid Saleemi, are hosting a free, all-day event on the campus of California State University, Long Beach inside the University Student Union featuring Keynote Speaker, Mark Miller, founder of two of the largest, online SharePoint communities in the world. Also included are interactive workshops, guest lecturers, Microsoft Health Check and more; beginning at 8:30am and runs until 5:30pm. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other SharePoint users, admins, developers and architects, to learn from experts and MCM’s and MVPs, and to get introduced to various vendors and service companies serving the SharePoint community. Breakfast, lunch and snacks...

Read More

Census and Experts Confirm Death of Sprawl in US | Sustainable Cities Collective

“The United States has reached an historic moment. The exurban development explosion that defined national growth during the past two decades has come to a screeching halt, according to the latest US Census figures. Only 1 of the 100 highest-growth US communities of 2006—all of them in sprawled areas—reported a significant population gain in 2011, prompting Yale economist Robert Shiller to predict suburbs overall may not see growth ‘during our lifetimes.’” Census and Experts Confirm Death of Sprawl in US | Sustainable Cities...

Read More

SharePoint 2010–Microsoft Certification Roadmap, The First Step

The SharePoint Connections event out in Las Vegas was pretty fun.  However, it seemed as though the classes were not quite as informative as previous years and I found myself in sessions where the information provided was pretty basic and straightforward.  I think it wasn’t so much that the conference was “dumbed down” as it was that I’ve been exposed to much more information in the last several years in regards to SharePoint 2010 as I’ve set up, maintained, developed and administered various SharePoint farms. The end result is that I started looking at some of the more advanced training available.  From a philosophical perspective, I’ve never really put much stock in the idea of the Microsoft Certifications.  My thoughts on the subject were for the most part either you know it or you don’t, and you can generally gauge a person’s skill level within the first five minutes of talking to them during an interview.  I was especially put off on the idea of certifications when I had a friend of mine pass a series of certifications by memorizing the answers from a brain-dump site.  He asked me to help him prepare for the certification exam by quizzing him on the questions and he would respond correctly with the letter corresponding to the correct answer, but couldn’t tell me what the actual text of the correct answer was. ...

Read More

SharePoint 2010 – CEIP Data Collection Timer job failing

After installing SP1, I noticed that the CEIP Data Collection timer job was enabled but failing daily. The CEIP Data Collection timer job is used by the Customer Experience Improvement Program and is known to be re-enabled when SP1 is installed. If you do not want CEIP enabled: Open Central Administration -> System Settings -> Configure privacy options (/_admin/Privacy.aspx) Under Customer Experience Improvement Program, select ‘No, I don’t wish to participate’. Click OK Go to Monitoring -> Review job definitions (/_admin/ServiceJobDefinitions.aspx) Locate the CEIP Data Collection timer job, it should be on the first page. Disable the...

Read More