Mohamed Zaki’s SharpZip!

Hey all, look what turned up on Codeplex! http://www.codeplex.com/MZakiCustomActions Download Zipped List Items Feature Project Description This Custom UI Actions for Sharepoint extends the lists action menu to allow users to zip document library items and download all of them either with or without version Features Download all document library items Keep the folder hierarchy…

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Help Files

Today was educational. One of my colleagues came to me with a question about customizing the help files in MS Office. I told him to look for CHM files. Turns out I was wrong. Help’s a bit different these days J Here’s what I found: More info on Microsoft Help 2.x – which is what…

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SharePoint Readiness Resources for Customers

Found this great site where you can search for readiness resources online. Includes courses, webcasts and more. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/readiness/pages/search.aspx

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Hardening SharePoint Installations

I wonder how many people have seen this article on Technet? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262834.aspx It’s an excellent resource on hardening your SharePoint environment. Also shows you some commands to use when running PSConfig to set up the Databases. Extranet hardening planning tool The following planning tool is available for use with this article: Extranet hardening planning tool:…

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DVD issue and the not-so-helpful error codes

I was playing Rise of Legends over the last few days. After a late night session the day before, I woke up to find that my DVD drive had disappeared. It was physically present, but for some reason it just wouldn’t play a movie, a cd and certainly not the game. Flabbergasted, I looked at…

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And there’s Audacity…

Almost forgot to write about Audacity. If you’re into podcasting – of the audio sort – then you can surely use this free tool. I was somewhat overwhelmed by it at first, but after locating the Record button, I felt a lot better. Generally most of the podcasting software will record in WAV or other…

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Role Change!

Wow, my last post was on the 12th of May! That’s a reflection of year-end madness we get infected with at MS. So, now that that’s done with, I can return to posting again. Update. I’ve been reallocated as an SSP. So now I’m SSP Biz Productivity. Translation – I was a Techie and now…

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Office Labs

http://officelabs.com Check out he website to find some interesting tools and ideas that we’re trying out. Concept testing is what this site is all about.  The projects you find here are not products or beta versions. They don’t even pretend to be complete product ideas. They are the equivalent of ‘concept cars’ for software. Automotive…

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SharePoint Customizations – SP1 and onwards

SharePoint Products and Technologies Customization Best Practices This section describes best practices for many common types of customizations and whether they are supported in Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Customization, as used in this section, means any addition to, change to, or removal of the settings, content, and templates provided by SharePoint Products and Technologies….

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3 Things

Repost from the SharePoint team blog: Three recent additions to the SharePoint Features project: Toolbar Manager: This Feature allows you to selectively show and hide menu items on the standard list/library toolbar. The feature adds a new web part to the gallery that you can place on any list/library view page. Once placed on the…

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