Integrating SharePoint with other portals and web applications

Introduction  Maybe you’re lucky enough to work for a company that has standardized on SharePoint portals and ASP.NET applications across the board. In that case, you do not need to integrate different types of portals and web applications. For most large corporations, though, there will be many portals and different technologies behind those portals. I am currently…

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MOSS rich text editing from any browser with Telerik’s r.a.d.Editor

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 uses an ActiveX control to provide rich text editing capabilities (actually HTML editing) in several places. Here are a few places where it is leveraged: Multiple-lines-of-text column editor in list item editing Content Editor Web Part Wiki editor in the Wiki template Page Content editor in Publishing templates The…

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List of MOSS 2007 ActiveX controls (created searching the visible code)

I was looking for a list for all ActiveX controls used by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, but it seems like this list is not available at this time. The best references I could find was the SharePoint team blog post on web browser compatibility at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/07/19/671735.aspx, the documentation on browser compatibility at http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/ff6c5b8c-59bd-4079-8f0b-de4f8b4e0a861033.mspx and the…

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Site Directory in MOSS 2007 via a custom Search Scope

In a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, you will likely need to provide your users a list of sites you host. There are a few ways to do this. First, you can leverage the out-of-the-box Site Directory template, coupled with a few settings in Central Admin to force users to select one or two…

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Complete reference of all STSADM operations (with parameters) in MOSS 2007

This post is obsolete. Please check the SP1 version of it at:http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/03/15/complete-reference-of-all-stsadm-operations-with-parameters-in-moss-2007-sp1.aspx I was looking for a specific action under “STSADM -o spsearch” and I noticed that there is no way to get those details unless you’re in front of a MOSS 2007 server. So I decided to do a little scripting to get the…

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Crawling SharePoint sites using the SPS3 protocol handler

When you setup your content sources in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007), you have a few options to choose from: SharePoint Sites, Web Sites, File Shares, Exchange Public Folders and Business Data. When you use the SharePoint Sites option, you’re instructing the indexer to crawl a WSS web front end and you will use sps3:// as the…

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Packaging, Deploying and Instantiating SharePoint Applications

There are tools and methods to package, deploy and instantiate SharePoint applications (I made a case for these SharePoint applications as opposed to ASP.NET applications in a previous blog post here). If you are deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) in a farm environment at an enterprise, there pros and cons of using each one:…

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The risks around SharePoint application deployment

SharePoint is growing in popularity, partially due to its great model for describing and deploying packaged applications. This is especially true in the latest v3 or 2007 release, with the introduction of the “solution” deployment. However, if you’re deploying those applications, you should be aware of the risks involved, particularly if you are hosting a…

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The Case for SharePoint Applications

Introduction  I have been spending some time on the idea of using SharePoint as an application hosting platform, as opposed to using regular ASP.NET applications. Some solutions are a great fit for this, others are not. My main goal is to describe some pros and cons, in order to help make the decision between the…

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Enabling and Disabling SharePoint Integration in Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 improves the SharePoint integration, which was already there in Outlook 2003. In a SharePoint list, you will find the “Connect to Outlook” option in the “Actions” menu in a list or library. In Outlook 2003, we had the option to use a registry setting or Group Policy Object (GPO) option to disable that…

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