Category Archive: SharePoint 2010

Sep 12

SharePoint Personal Sites for users from a Trusted Domain


Whilst working on a small piece for a client to allow their users to create personal sites, I encountered an interesting error with a fairly simple and understandable fix. But i wasted around an hour before I twigged what the issue was, so I figured it’s worth documenting here! For this client, the SharePoint server …

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May 29

5 Minute Fix – Lookup Column Links

A colleague of mine (Thank you Iain!) posed a question to me today of how to remove the links that appear whenever you use a lookup column to another list. Sometimes this behaviour doesn’t make any sense and just confuses the end user. (Microsoft.. please add a tick box when creating lookup fields to remove this!) …

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Apr 18

Avoiding SharePoint Internal Name Pain

For the majority of users, the inner workings of SharePoint don’t hold much interest, but there is one aspect that you might find worthwhile to understand, especially if you are responsible for creating lists or libraries that yourself or others may want to customise later with XSLT, DisplayTemplates or even access using the Client Side …

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Mar 25

Metadata Tag Refiners not displaying in SharePoint 2013 Search Results

While working with a colleague on some search issues in office 365, we noticed something that seems to be a marked departure from SharePoint 2010 and the behaviours around documents tagged with Managed Metadata. In SharePoint 2010, the default search experience was to display a Tags or Keywords refiner in the refinement panel whenever a …

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Jun 06

SQL 2012 Reporting Services Gotchas with SharePoint 2010

Back in March of 2012, Liam Cleary wrote an excellent guide to installing SQL 2012 Reporting Services into a SharePoint 2010 farm in integrated mode. (You can find that post here.) I’ve recently been using that guide to produce a proof of concept for a client, to show that I would be able to install …

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May 15

Preventing the context ribbon from appearing.

Selectively preventing the ‘inconvenient’ context ribbon. Quite often I use list views to display summary data to the end users. This data often takes many forms from either a simple single list item displaying information about a site (I use this quite often in project sites.), to a full featured kpi display from multiple list …

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May 04

Useful Technique – Gooey SharePoint Scripting

Automating the SharePoint GUI using Scripting. My colleague Alex and I have been working on the same client project during the last 6 months and we recently hit an issue that required us to republish 150 content types in the content type hub. Due to an issue with the PowerShell publish commands not working previously, …

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Apr 23

SharePoint Evolutions Conference 2013–It’s a wrap!

SharePoint Evolution 2013 – IW411 – Session Slides So last week saw another awesome conference from the folks at Combined Knowledge. Yes it was the London SharePoint Evolution 2013 conference and my first outing at a major conference as a speaker! I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Those of you who know …

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Feb 01

SUGUK London Session & Slides on SharePoint Search Fine Tuning

Thanks to everyone that stayed around after Dan Holmes’ most excellent Governance session last night to hear me prattle on about tuning your search environment. Just a note about Dan’s session first, I don’t really come from the ‘Business’ side of SharePoint as I’m from a mainly techy background. As a result, I sometimes find …

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