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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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SharePoint Search: Exclude lists and listitems from search results

I'm very new to MOSS 2007 search and just started playing around with the configuration. At the moment the index contains nearly everything a site has to offer. After testing the search on my ...
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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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Is there a list of SharePoint 2007 WebParts, Features and ContentTypes that SharePoint installs with?

Where I can find a list of all the Web Parts, Features and Content Types that are available to a regular SharePoint installation? What I need to do is identify any of the above in a SharePoint site ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I search for people by birthday?

SharePoint 2007 has a problem finding people by birthday. If you view a person's profile (their "My Site") and click on their birthday, you're taken to a People Search for a term like this: ...
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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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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: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11514833/move-files-between-document-libraries-in-the-same-site-...
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Make SharePoint search results link to document instead of DispForm.aspx with no iFilter

We are storing quite a lot of pdf documents (images with no dual layer text) and do not wish to add a pdf iFilter (with the resultant storage and search performance costs). As we do not have an ...
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How to Migrate from SP 2007 On-Premises to O365?

We have SharePoint site running on SP 2007 On-Premises and plan to migrate to O365. Shall we migrate directly from SP 2007 to O365 direct? If yes, Could you please list out various options available ...
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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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Property doesn't exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings

I am getting this error on my page. Property doesn't exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings.Microsoft.Office.Server.Search After googling, I found that I need to add ...
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How to resolve full names from a Person or Group column (that contains multiple entries) in a designer workflow

I have a custom list with a custom content type, with a workflow, on SharePoint 2007 as outlined in this other StackExchange question. I'm using a Person or Group typed column to contain a list of ...
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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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Export table of all versions of list items

Using SharePoint 2007, and I only have client-side access. I can view all versions of each item in a list by using the IncludeVersions parameter as follows: http://wss/XYZ/sites/SomeSPSite/ThisList/...
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Confirming that a user has read SharePoint content

I'm setting up a sharepoint site for many users that have to read certain bits of infomation every month. How do I set it up that I get confimation that the users has read the information. It needs to ...
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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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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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Execution order of event receivers and workflow on a list

Is it possible to know beforehand whether event receivers on a list will always execute before any workflows associated with that list?
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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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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 one-...
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_catalogs/masterpage/ returns 404 NOT FOUND - MOSS 2007

I am new in Sharepoint, but I am with a project that is using MOSS 2007. When I try to access Gallery > Master Page it redirects to http://myservername/_catalogs/masterpage/. The problem is that ...
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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 portal/...
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How to check if a user exists in a group

How can i check if a user (not the current user) exists in a group. The SPGroup object allows to check if the current user is member of the group, but there is no method that checks if a SPUser given ...
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Possible to pause for less than 1 minutes for SharePoint Workflow?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my workflow wait for less than 1 minutes (e.g. 30 seconds?)
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Page is checked out by another user. How can I force check-in or discard?

A page has been checked out by someone who I am not able to contact. I need to update the page but cannot check it out until the current check-out is finished. How can I force the current check-out ...
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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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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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If custom field exists or not

I got one custom boolean column/field which I want to check if it exists or not before checking its value, currently I am using this code but it ain't working like it should, using (SPWeb web = ...
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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 the ...
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Site Collection Administrator has left the building

We have an issue with some of our SharePoint MOS (2007) installs - the SCA has left the organisation and taken his privileges with him, and we need to reassign his role to someone else. Is there any ...
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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 global....
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How can I list all workflows and associations?

How can I list all workflows and associations? I can find the number through the workflows page in the site collection administration, but i need to find the associations of each... This is for MOSS ...
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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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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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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 ...