Updates for SharePoint & Build levels

A good resource on how to update a SharePoint farm is available at the following link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx#LatestUpdates The following blog posting will (hopefully also in the future) show the patch levels of your SharePoint farm accordingly to he CU / SP you’ve installed: https://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepointalps/archive/2010/09/21/aktueller-microsoft-sharepoint-2010-build-level.aspx And further more: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sharepointjoe/archive/2011/02/01/sp2010-sharepoint-2010-build-level-and-version-numbers.aspx The next one: http://todd-carter.com/page/SharePointVersions.aspx    


PowerShell Cookbook

Very useful: http://www.johndcook.com/PowerShellCookbook.html


Count the number of MySites

If you want to get the number of MySites just drop the following cmdlet ind your PowerShell console: (get-spsite -webapplication http://my.contoso.com -limit all).count


Show Computer in Windows Explorer

To get the Windows Explorer started with “Computer” instead of the libraries view, edit the properties of Windows Explorer. Set the target of the Windows Explorer to “%windir%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}”


Content Query WebPart – Helpful links

The Content Query WebPart (CQWP) really makes fun. If you want to aggregate or spread information within a single site collection this webpart will be your friend. If coding the appropriate XSLT and editing the needed files is not your daily business here is a list of links that I find to be very helpful…


Show raw data from CQWP

Read this blog-posting to get to know how to dump the raw data of a content query webpart.


Disable loopback check

Everything is described in: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926642/en-us


How to delete a timer job definition

YOU SHOULD ONLY DO THESE ACTIONS ON A NON-PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT  If you want to delete a Sharepoint Timer Job Definitions follow these steps: Get the GUID of the timer job definition with the following cmdlet:get-sptimerjob | sort-object -property Name | ft Name, Id stsadm.exe -o deleteconfigurationobject -id <GUID>