Adding a new page to a SharePoint team site with the quick launch bar

On a recent project I was tasked with performing a few updates to a SharePoint team site but with the constraint of using only out of the box techniques – i.e. no solution deployments. All went well and it even gave me a chance to polish some Data View Web Part and JQuery skills – . . . → Read More: Adding a new page to a SharePoint team site with the quick launch bar

Find the title and description of a feature with PowerShell

Here’s a useful line or two of Powershell to help track down details of a feature in your SP2010 environment – specifically the Title and Description of a feature from its ID. Why is this needed? A couple of weeks ago I saw a message from Marc Anderson (@sympmarc) about receiving an error message when . . . → Read More: Find the title and description of a feature with PowerShell

Social database limits – Is 500 million enough?

As part of a question I was looking into recently I re-stumbled across the SharePoint Server 2010 Capacity Management: Software boundaries and limits article on TechNet. This is full of all kinds of interesting facts and figures to help you plan your solution appropriately. Whilst scanning through it my eye caught on the following entry:

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Showing which list items have tags or notes in SharePoint 2010

One of the great areas of functionality added in SharePoint 2010 is Social Feedback – the ability for users to add tags and notes to content as part of the managed metadata service. As has been discussed many times this is a fantastic feature to increase the classification of content and the overall findability of . . . → Read More: Showing which list items have tags or notes in SharePoint 2010

Publish all pages in a site collection with PowerShell

SharePoint front-end guru and general nice guy Ben from Web.0 contacted me recently to ask how he could publish multiple pages across a SP2010 site collection. It seems he’d been given a backup from an existing project with a fairly deep site structure and many many pages in various states of approval.

My first thought . . . → Read More: Publish all pages in a site collection with PowerShell