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Month: November 2009

Adding rating ability to a SharePoint 2010 publishing page layout

Adding rating ability to a SharePoint 2010 publishing page layout

In SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has introduced rating functionality for all lists.  One of the most handy and requested features for publishing sites is for users have the ability to rate content.  My clients usually want a 1 to 5 star rating scale and that is exactly what Microsoft has introduced. For my purposes, I created a custom content type and page layout inherited from the OOTB article page layout.  Within this page layout, I wanted the user to be able…

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Variations – Create Hierarchies not immediately working in SharePoint 2010 Publishing Site Template

Variations – Create Hierarchies not immediately working in SharePoint 2010 Publishing Site Template

  If anyone is trying to use variations in SharePoint 2010 beta and they are clicking on the create hierarchies button but nothing seems to happen (i.e. the site structure is not being created):   It turns out that Microsoft has created a timer job called “Variations Create Hierarchies Job Definition” that creates the hierarchies that is only run between 12:00am and 3:00am every day.  Not sure why they have done this when the rest of their timer jobs run…

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Windows Virtual PC hyperlink not working

Windows Virtual PC hyperlink not working

9A725GXMQ9Y9 Ok, so I was excited about my new 64 bit laptop and I wanted to try and install the SharePoint 2010 beta on it.  Knowing that it could only be installed on a 64 bit machine and wanting to get familiar with the new Windows 7 features, I gave Windows Virtual PC a try.  Having being familiar with most other Virtual Machine client & server apps (VMWare, VPC, Virtual Server, VMWare Server, etc…), I ran the Windows Virtual PC…

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Can’t use Windows Virtual PC for SharePoint 2010 Server

Can’t use Windows Virtual PC for SharePoint 2010 Server

  Don’t bother trying to use Windows Virtual PC for implementing a Windows 2008 + SharePoint 2010 development virtual environment.  It turns out that Windows Virtual PC does not support 64 bit virtual operating systems [1] and only runs 32 bit OS’s. [1] http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/faq.aspx http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprovirt/thread/3738371c-dd52-4f81-82ce-22243a81c75b Technorati Tags: Window Virtual PC,SharePoint,Server,development,environment,systems,Forums,microsoft

Outlook not automatically setting hyperlinks and formatting bullets after Windows 7 install

Outlook not automatically setting hyperlinks and formatting bullets after Windows 7 install

So I have my wonderful new Laptop (I will blog about the specs soon), I go ahead and install Microsoft Office 2007 on it and to my dismay, when I’m composing emails, it doesn’t automatically format my hyperlinks, bullets and numbers. I found the solution to this. It turns out that I turned auto-formatting off by accident or for some reason in Windows 7 it is turned off automatically and/or the defaults are different. To fix this, here is what…

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SharePoint 2010 not compatible with Windows 2008 R2

SharePoint 2010 not compatible with Windows 2008 R2

  In my eagerness, I set up a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit virtual image (on VMWare) to install my SharePoint 2010 Server development environment.  It turns out that SharePoint 2010 beta is incompatible with Windows 2008 R2 fresh install [1].  It will cause some services to not startup and work. ***Update*** Microsoft has released a patch for Windows 2008 R2 to allow SharePoint 2010 to work on Windows 2008 R2[2]   [1] http://blogs.msdn.com/opal/archive/2009/11/16/installation-notice-for-sharepoint-2010-public-beta.aspx [2] http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=166231   Technorati Tags: SharePoint…

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Turning off custom errors in _layouts Web.Config for debugging mode in SharePoint 2010

Turning off custom errors in _layouts Web.Config for debugging mode in SharePoint 2010

As a developer, one of the first things I do after I have setup a web application & site collection is:Open the web.config (“C:inetpubwwwrootwssVirtualDirectories<port>”) and set: Debug=”true” instead of the default of Debug=”false” (I do a find on “debug” in Visual Studio) CallStack=”true” instead of the default of CallStack=”false” (I do a find on “callstack” in Visual Studio) CustomErrors=”Off” instead of the default of CustomErrors=”On” (I do a find on “CustomErrors” in Visual Studio) I would have expected this to…

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