Thursday, March 31, 2005

Using .CAB files to deploy webparts

It beats the hell out of it deploying web parts the old fashioned way, i.e. compiling the .dll and putting it in the .bin and all the rest of it.

Those boys and girls at MSD2D have an interesting solution using .CAB files

Monday, March 14, 2005

guismigrate: its a cracker

If you're suffering with smigrate try this handy guismigrate tool, its also generates log files in useable formats

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Breadcrumbs and more in sharepoint

Do you find sharepoint navigation a little bit annoying, for example why do I need to go the top right of the page to go up the tree of sites, well as luck would have it, the belgian bomber has done it again with this breadcrumb web part for you to use and enjoy.

Security problems....

The problem as related in MSD2D
"Site groups are automatically applied to the portal’s home area and therefore the whole portal if the sub-area’s security setting is not changed. Moreover, sub-area cannot contain site groups that are not applied to the parent area. This is due to the fact that an area inherits either all or part of the site groups applied to the parent area"
So in the instance that a user is a reader at the home area but admin further down, what can you do?. Well what about
"...creating a security group in AD. In the portal’s “manage users” page, set “domain users” as readers. This will give all the domain users reader’s permission. Then in the “topics\divisions\sales” area’s “Manage Security Settings” page, assign administration permission to domain group “Sales”. After these steps, every member of the “Sales” group will have administrator’s permission regarding “topics\divisions\sales” area and reader’s permission regarding other areas. Later you can add or remove members to or from the “Sales” group to assign or revoke administration permissions to or from actual windows accounts".

Monday, March 07, 2005

mobile users can sychronize off-line content

Digilink seem to have an interesting, and reasonably priced product for allowing the synchronization of data saved offline with sharepoint portal and windows sharepoint services called revelation.

Multi-page surveys how-to

Ted Teng at Msd2d has a trick for tweaking a survey to make it run across multiple pages