Switching content types of an item doesn’t lose field values

I was asked a question the other day that at first glance seems to be a really simple question – but yet I didn’t immediately know the answer to it. Having got the answer I think it’s worth sharing. The question was:

“If a list item has its content type changed does it lose the . . . → Read More: Switching content types of an item doesn’t lose field values

Create a content type search refinement panel in SharePoint 2010

On a recent SharePoint 2010 project I’ve been asked to configure the search experience. There’s been no great customisation to do in this instance, however with just a little configuration it’s been possible to achieve great results (pun intended).

I’ve started from a site based on the Enterprise Search Centre template and made a few . . . → Read More: Create a content type search refinement panel in SharePoint 2010

Enterprise Content Types

I attended a fantastic session today at the SharePoint Conference regarding how content types have been improved in SharePoint 2010 from the MOSS 2007 implementation. In MOSS is was a restriction (and a real headache) that content types where specific to a site collection and duplicate content types would be required for other collections. Whilst . . . → Read More: Enterprise Content Types