Be Strict with your HTML

I have been learning a lot about CSS and XHTML. One of my first challenges was simply getting SharePoint Designer to use XHTML Strict as the default. Turns out the smarties at Microsoft already thought of this. Here’s how to set the default document type for your pages.  

Faster Word Blogging

Those who know me, know that I am a keyboard and short cut junkie. Here is a faster way to blog from Word. Create a shortcut with the following command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE" /t"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\Blog.dotx" Now you can create a blog article from Word without creating a document first! Back to work!

Welcome Exchange 2007!

The infrastructure team has begun some testing on the Exchange 2007 migration. My mailbox was moved the other night and this is what I have noticed. The Process When the guys moved my mailbox I had to be offline for the move. They tested the migration and let me connect. Outlook had no issues or…

Miscellaneous Crash Behaviors

We have several cases where IE and Office crash when connected to SharePoint sites. Usually related to document editing, saving, etc. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833714 speaks to the issue. The solution that we have found to work most often is the "reinstall SharePoint components" option.  

Site Templates and Anonymous Access

I have always said that the choice of the site template is one of the most important choices that you make for your client. Case in Point: After struggling with the "Publishing Portal" template, I recently chose to use the "Collaboration Portal" template for a site that is going to be internet facing. I began…

Hiding Controls from Anonymous Users

I have been working on our latest initiative this weekend, MOSS Connect. As I was plowing through issues I ran across an article where the author was hiding different page elements from anonymous users with the following tag: <Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl runat="server" PermissionsString="BrowseDirectories"> [content to be rights-trimmed] </Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl>   It occurred to me that I could hide…