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Why is SharePoint so slow?

I'm a SharePoint user. My company has introduced SharePoint and use it as their intranet site. They've made some changes to the masterpages, etc. to let the intranet have a 'corporate' feel. There ...
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Infrastructure knowledge for SharePoint developers

As a SharePoint developer I find that having a good understanding of the underlying infrastructure (such as Active Directory, DNS server, etc.) is very useful. I must say I'm not that good when it ...
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Any reason not to create a new content database for each site collection?

When creating a site collection in stsadm there are 2 commands I could use: createsite and createsiteinnewdb, where the latter creates a new content database for the site collection. Reading around ...
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What are the regular checkups needed on a SharePoint installation?

What are the regular check ups that need to be done on a SharePoint installation to preemptively prevent any problems or at least detect them early? I can think of: Checking event logs Check ...
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Localizing the Content Query Web Part in XSL

Has anyone managed to get the locale ID for the context of an instance of a Content Query Web Part in XSL, without extending the class? DataViewWebParts have a Language parameter passed in, but CQWP ...
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Making Document Libraries visible to some users and not others

I have several document libraries that I would like to list on the front page but make visible to certain users only. If I set it up this way: -UserLib1, user1 has read permissions -UserLib2, user2 ...
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How can I retrieve a list of all user names logged in to SharePoint?

How can I get all user names that are currently logged in to the system in SharePoint 2007?
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How can I migrate my existing MOSS 2007 userprofiles including audiences to SharePoint Server 2010?

We are planning to implement SharePoint Server 2010 in our orginization. Many of our in-house application are heavily dependent upon userprofiles and audience targeting. Is there any Microsoft ...
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Global variables in SharePoint

Is it possible to define a global variable in SharePoint 2010 and then reference it in menus and server-side pages? We currently have a menu item on all 30+ web sites that points to the existing ...
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Should I use lots of SharePoint Lists or a SQL Database to store the data for my new bespoke application?

I am working on a project to create a new bespoke intranet website for around 50 users. The data volumes are relatively small, but in order to model the data I need to store (about the 100 or so ...
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Executing a new instance of a timer job before the previously running instance has finished executing

I have a timer job that invokes a WCF service that invokes a single threaded API internally. TO ensure that my system does not fail, i want to ensure that only a single instance runs at a time. I am ...
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Sharepoint template bug, workflow fix not working

I downloaded Microsoft's Employee Training Schedule and Materials template and installed it. Everything works as I need it to except for one bug, which seems to be well documented. When you register ...
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SQL Server 2005 vs SQL Server 2008 on SharePoint 2010

I'm writing a recommendation for an upgrade scenario from SharePoint 2007 to SP2010. Customer is currently running x64 SQL Server 2005 SP3 on Windows 2003 Server. Does anyone have pros/cons for ...
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How do you remove fields from a custom list in SharePoint that have been added via the 'Add from existing site columns' menu item?

I have a custom list, and I've added a 'Page Image' field by clicking on the 'Add from existing site columns' link on the Settings page for the list. I would now like to remove the field, but clicking ...
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Moving a site to a different site collection

I am looking for a C# script that will move a site with all permissions and content to another site collection. Google isn't helping me or maybe i dont know what exactly to look for. e.g. I have a ...
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Deleting Old Versions in a Document Library

I have a Very Large List (~5000 documents) which has been chugging along for about a year. It has had versioning turned on, with major versions, keeping 2 old versions. We're totally restructuring ...
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Data View Web Part and Custom List Form show Attachments

I have found a few ways to add attachments to a Data View Web Part, but I can only get this to work when the SharePoint:AttachmentsField is not being used anywhere else on the page. Currently my ...
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'Sign in as Different User' Not “Taking”

In some instances of WSS or MOSS when you use the "Sign in as Different User" option, the new login doesn't "take". Is there any known issue here? Usually logging out and then logging back in with ...
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Custom 404 Pages

I have followed Microsoft's instructions for custom 404 pages in SharePoint by setting the web application's FileNotFoundPage property. I am now still getting a 404 error if someone types a site ...
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What is the difference between SPContext.Current.Web and SPContext.Current.Site.OpenWeb()?

My colleague found that some scenarios of working with SPWeb objects depend on how you obtain them. I'm not talking of impersonating with UserTokens - that another story. But at times when you write ...
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Is using SharePoint as a intranet/extranet portal a good idea?

I work for a fortune 500 company in IT and we have developed many systems/applications to do a variety of things. We are in need of some commonality of these applications and a better ...
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How to migrate a 2007 sharepoint list to 2010?

We have a list in sharepoint 2007 that we need to move to another site which is based on sharepoint 2010. what's the best and fastest method? thanks in advance
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Content query web part - include data from multiple lists

Is it possible to show data from two lists in CQWP? I am having this site setup. Department site -project site 1 -project site 2 -project site 3 - ... Every site is having a blog. I want to show ...
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Using dependency injection with SharePoint

In the particular project I'm working on we are already using Enterprise Library. I'm researching using it (i.e. Unity) for dependency injection. The recommended way to include Unity is modify ...
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Getting started with SharePoint 2010 for SharePoint 2007 Developers

Do you know some quick links that will help a SharePoint 2007 Developers to get started with SharePoint 2010. Let me start with the links I know. General Information on SharePoint 2010 Must watch ...
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Move files between document libraries in the same Site Collection (#2)

Quick note: First and foremost - this is somewhat in line with a previous post of mine found here: Move files between document libraries in the same Site Collection however I've opened a new question ...
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“View all site content” Site actions menu link missing

For some reason the "View all site content" link in the Site Actions menu is missing for sites that do not use the Publishing feature. The moment I enable the Publishing feature for the site the link ...
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How can I filter a view using a blank multi-line field?

I have a multi-line text field and need to be able to show a view with only items where that field is blank (or functionally blank to a human looking at it). I've tried: field contains "" field ...
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Create a decrementing budget

I'm new to sharepoint and I have been tasked to create a depreciation list using a sharepoint 2007 environment. Does anyone how to create a list that displays a fixed fiscal year budget, and as data ...
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SPItemEventReceiver ItemUpdating and BeforeProperties / AfterProperties

I've bound and ItemUpdating event to a document library of a MOSS publishing site, I’m then trying to compare the Before and After properties. When I amend the field in the UI I expect the two values ...
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Avoid sending emails to manager while deleting My Site in Moss

I want to stop the functionality of sending email to the manager of user whose mysite is going to be deleted rather mysite cleanup activity if below things happened to user/user profile: 1) If he ...
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Picture Library Image size event receiver

I created a event receiver but work ok for single file but no work for multiple files, HttpFileCollection collection = _context.Request.Files; for (int i = 0; i < collection.Count; ...
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Actual modified date of a document

Is there someway to get the actual modified date of a file in a document library. Modified field has the modified date for the item and not the file so if one of the meta data of the file changes the ...
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What is a good way to build/install/provision a full web application?

I have a fairly simple SharePoint web application, with a publishing front end, an extranet for customers and an intranet portal. I want this web app to be easily redeployable -- pretty much a ...
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Equivalent of a database table in SharePoint?

I'm making a Publishing site, and part of this site will display information about company products. We have a number of products, and each one should have its own description page. The description ...
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Custom Activity Dependency Property Inheritance

I have created a couple of custom workflow activities for SharePoint 2007 and they are working. However, I find that my custom activities share a lot of properties/methods and so I have attempted to ...
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Missing “Upload Multiple Documents” in SharePoint 2007

I'm using MOSS on the server and have Office Enterprise 2007 and IE9 on the client. In all libraries, I can only upload a single document at a time; the multiple document upload option is not ...
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Catch exception in web part, or let it bubble up?

I'm writing a web part for other sites to use in their SharePoint installation. In the logic of the web part I throw exceptions at certain failure points. I'm wondering whether it is a better ...
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Getting All users from a site

Has anybody have the awareness about to getting all the users from all the site and sub sites. I want to create a access report that will describes each users permission in each and every site and sub ...
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How to add new field to custom list (See edit!)

I am using a Microsoft template for adding Training and Courses for people to register for. Everything is working fine, but I want to add a field to the Courses list. I want to add a field to indicate ...
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Images and Css located in the _layouts folder

Is it wise to store images and css for the site in the layouts/1033 folder within a .wsp and then letting the deployment of the .wsp take care of location, i.e. dont use elements.xml etc. I seem to ...
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Why we need to do IIS Reset after adding a template

I added a template using, STSADM -o addtemplate -filename "C:\Stalker\BaleeeBaleee.stp" -title "YouBreakLive" I can see it in Central Administration in "Custom" site templates when I try to create ...
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Is there a list of Sharepoint 2007 WebParts, Features and ContentTypes that Sharepoint installs with?

Does anyone know where I can find a list of all the WebParts, Features and ContentTypes that are available to a regular Sharepoint installation? What I need to do is identify any of the above in a ...
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Web.Config changes to extended sites programatically

How can you add web.config changes to Extended sites programatically? SPWebConfigModification class does this for both the Main web application and extended web application. I want to do it only for ...
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Get total size of attached files on all list items in SharePoint 2007with PowerShell v2.0

Using Powershell, I have to get the total size of all attached files on all list items for a generic list. I tried using the function below but this displays the total length of names for the attached ...
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Content deployment un-hiding navigation items?

SharePoint 2007 Enterprise, SP2, no post-SP2 CUs. We have a pretty standard staging -> production content deployment job that runs nightly to move over any new or modified content that had been ...
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Language support for Help Desk application template

I am trying to add a new language support to one of the application templates, specifically Help Desk application template. Simply changing the column names crashes the application. The wsp file for ...
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Better to try to reuse built-in site columns, or create your own?

I'm creating a client content type. One of the properties I want to store for each client is their postcode. I could create my own site column, say Client Postcode. But there's also a site column ...
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Why is Session State disabled in SharePoint by default?

Why is Session State disabled in SharePoint by default? Does it not make use of session in any feature of SharePoint at all? If so then which features require session?
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Cannot check out documents anymore

Our WSS3 document libraries no longer prompt to check out. I've confirmed check out is required for editing, and I've tried a new library. We're getting the same results. I also check the ...