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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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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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Force comment entry when editing a list item

February 10, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

Quick tip: custom lists are a great way to store data about a business process or operation that doesn’t necessarily fit in a standard list. They can be used to store virtually any type of data, that makes sense in list form. For instance, you might record the configuration details […]

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Workflow error help: failed on start and more

July 16, 2009 Matt Thornton 6

One of the major selling points of SharePoint is the power of workflows. Designing very basic sequential workflows in Sharepoint Designer 2007 is a very straightforward task using the workflow designer wizard. But unfortunately straightforward is the key word here, as you are limited by the functionality available to you […]

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Business Data Catalog tips, hints and errors

July 14, 2009 Matt Thornton 0

A few tips/hints from my experience in working with the Business Data Catalog Definition Editor to create line of business (LOB) application definition files for use in Sharepoint MOSS 2007. 1. Create a SpecificFinder method – by default, BDC DE doesn’t create a SpecificFinder method. You’ll need one for use […]