When new items are added to a list in SharePoint, a 'New Item' icon is displayed next to the new item.
So how long is new for you? 1 hour? 1 day? 1 week? 1 month? 1 year? 1 decade? 1 century? 1... okay I'll stop there. Hopefully in 100 years we have something a little more elaborate than SharePoint for collaborating. And a flying car to go with it.
In SharePoint, stsadm has a command to allow to change how long this is shown. It's a virtual server property, so can be changed with the following command (in our example we want to change it to show for 2 days only).
stsadm -o setproperty -pn days-to-show-new-icon -pv 2
-pn = Property name
-pv = Property value
To pick back up on the random side note - I was able to set the property value to 36500 days. 1 Century...
- Dan Lewis