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Guide: MOSS 2007 Multiple site collections on Port 80

December 9, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

Requirement: multiple site collections on port 80 on unique URLs in SharePoint 2007, e.g,. http://democlient1, http://someotherdemo The scenario: you have one development machine which you use for multiple clients. Because of this, you want to host multiple site collections and allow a unique URL for each, without having to specify […]

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Note: Web development coming full circle?

October 31, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

I was recently away on vacation in Cornwall. I took the laptop and iPad with me, expecting to rely on it for connectivity. Staying in a caravan park meant there was no WiFi, and the area in Cornwall we were in had no 3G access. So although connected, it was […]

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Simplified SharePoint solution deployment

June 16, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

Any SharePoint developer will have to work with SharePoint Features at some point. Features are a great way to extend the core functionality of MOSS – in Web 2.0 speak, think of them as “plugins” and you’ll understand why they’re useful. Features can take a variety of forms – workflows […]

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Extend SharePoint Designer’s workflow activities

June 16, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

SharePoint Designer 2007 is a useful tool for performing quick tasks in your SharePoint environment. It’s moreorless Frontpage on steroids, but it’s designed to interact directly with SharePoint installations. I’ve used it almost exclusively to create simple workflows – simple being the operative word. And what’s more, it’s now free! […]

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Reporting a product bug to Microsoft

March 12, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

I needed to update our installation of SQL Server 2008 to include Integration Services so that maintenance plans would run. I have local admin privilege on the machine, but as with most Microsoft related installation tasks, you routinely get so far through the process and you’re hit with the SeSecurityPrivilege […]