Forms Based Authentication (FBA) for SharePoint

I typically always hit a snag when implementing FBA for a SharePoint site.  *shrugs*   I just accept it… it will not always go smoothly for me.  🙂 However, there are several resources that I typically lean on as a reference if I get stuck or something isn’t working the way it’s ‘suppose’ to.  Although most…


SharePoint Error Messages

Not a new concept here, but I thought I would add this to my blog so I’m not always referencing other blogs for it. Plus I will be referring to this post very soon.  🙂 When you get an error in SharePoint, by default it’s not going to be very descriptive.  Actually, all it’s going…

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SharePoint Information on Twitter

Do you browse the web for SharePoint information?  Keep an eye on RSS feeds for that next latest and greatest piece of info or tidbit that will make you more knowledgeable on all things SharePoint? You do?  Me too!  Luckily for us, we aren’t the only ones.  Which means there is also many people out…


Office SharePoint Server 2007 Technical Library – CHM

Did you know that the content on TechNet for SharePoint Server (MOSS) is available for download in compiled help format (CHM)?    It’s been available for a few months now, but today they just released version 4.  That’s a great file to keep on a USB drive, phone, or on your mobile pc.  Tons of information…


URL Decoder/Encoder – GUID Converter

What a great little tool by Eric Meyer.  Input a nasty looking URL string, and it will make it into something that you can read.  To explain the possible benefit, let me show you what I used it for. In SharePoint, when viewing a list’s settings you can see the guid for the list in…

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Disable Weak Algorithms – 128 bit encryption enforced

I recently did an implementation of ISA Server 2006 in a SharePoint farm.  The server was being utilized as a Reverse Proxy in the DMZ.  Security was a key element in this project so after implementation there was some penetration testing completed.  That revealed my server was allowing the availability of weak support SSL Ciphers….


SharePoint Visio Stencils

I’m doing some architecture diagrams and site layouts for SharePoint, and came across some great stencils for use in Visio.  Enjoy… MOSS Architecture Diagrams – Visio Server Stencils Visio Stencils for Sharepoint 2007 Site Structures documentation Visio Stencils for Information Architects Update:  Got an email from Ferry den Dopper, who updated his MOSS Diagrams:  Thanks…


What service pack is on my SQL Server?

Quick way to determine which SP is on your SQL Server:  "If you are a DBA in a big SQL Server database shop, keeping track of what service packs are on each SQL Server can become daunting. Here are a couple of scripts that help you determine what service pack you are running on a…


SharePoint Server 2007 Downloadable e-books / content

Microsoft has a good amount of downloadable content for SharePoint.  They make some pretty good references as all of the content is actually available on TechNet.  I like to keep these on an external drive however, In case i need to research something but don’t have Internet access at a client’s site. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262788.aspx The titles…


New Item icon in SharePoint – change how long it shows

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…

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