[SharePoint 2007/2010] WebDAV Connections Slow (Open With Explorer)

Have you noticed that when you connect to SharePoint via WebDAV or use the Open With Explorer option from a Document Library that it is incredibly slow? There is a very simple fix: Goto Start > Control Panel Select the Internet Options control panel Under the Connections tab, select LAN Settings Uncheck “Automatically detect settings” […]

[SharePoint 2007] Server Out Of Memory and Internal Server 500 Messages

On one of the SharePoint 2007 servers that I support, we started receiving intermittent Internal Server 500 error messages. Upon further investigation, we found that in the ULS logs we were receiving the following error message repeatedly: After an IISRESET, the issue would go away for about 20 minutes and then it would come back. […]

[SharePoint 2010] Custom Actions Default Locations and Group IDs

Custom Actions in SharePoint can be added to virtually every part of the SharePoint interface. Finding a complete list of the locations to reference in the Custom Action ELEMENTS.XML file has been a bit cumbersome. The MSDN article (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb802730.aspx) has some, however it appears the writer simply took the SharePoint 2007 list and added the […]

[SharePoint 2010] Custom Actions – Intro

This is the first in a series of posts about using Custom Actions in SharePoint 2010. To get started, I thought it prudent to introduce the topic to those who have not used Custom Actions in SharePoint before. Custom Actions are not a new concept to SharePoint 2010, much of this information also applies to […]

[SharePoint 2010] Point My Site URL to SharePoint 2007 My Sites

Many organizations choose to stage their migration plans from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 instead of migrating or upgrading everything all at once. My Sites might be one of the pieces that gets migrated later on in the migration plan. Keeping the My Sites on 2007 would require the SharePoint 2010 sites to point to […]

[SharePoint 2007] Remove Commas From Number Column Workaround

I thought this article was a brilliant workaround and wanted to share. It was original posted over at: http://sharenotes.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/workaround-format-sharepoint-number-column-to-remove-commas/ Let’s say you have a column named “TicketNumber” of number type in your list. By default SharePoint formats it to show with commas. If your requirement is not to show those comma’s then here is a […]

[SharePoint 2007] Immediate Alerts Console Application

For SharePoint 2007 I had a need to write a console application that fires the Immediate Alerts timer job manually. The Immediate Alerts timer job executes every 5 minutes by default to send out the email alerts setup by users in SharePoint. For most cases, simply changing the interval of the timer service with stsadm […]

[SharePoint 2007] “Use my local drafts folder” Default Option

When opening Office documents in a Microsoft SharePoint document library that requires Check Out, users generally receive a pop-up window to confirm that they want to open and check out the document, such as the one below: The pop-up window has the option to “Use my local drafts folder.” For many users, using this option […]