Tommy Boswell

SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to Rename the SharePoint Search Databases

 

  If you have created the SharePoint Search Service Application using the GUI in SharePoint you have probably noticed that it has added some ugly GUIDs on the end of your database names. In this blog post I will show you how to get rid of them. Renaming the Crawl Store and Property database will be pretty easy but the Admin database will take a little bit of work. Renaming the Crawl Store and Property database 1.Open Central Administration and…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: SharePoint 2010 Column Validation

 

 SharePoint2010 introduct many new functions in the list level, there are managed metadata services, field uniqueness and field value Validation. FieldUnique is very useful , but do not need too much introduction, managed meta data services will also open other article to describe, this article will focus on validation of the related content field values​​. (Now add just a few simple examples, the follow-up and a reference to new and more complex will further improve the article) First of all…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: List Throttling in SharePoint 2010

 

 Heavy database operations on SharePoint server may sometimes affects the user experience; SharePoint 2010 introduced a concept of List Throttling which prevents your server being going down. List Throttling allows an administrator to specify the maximum number of items that can be retrieved in a single request. For example, if user creates a view with page size 5000 but if administrator limits the list view threshold of 2000 items, no rows will be returned to user. Steps to configure the…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Web Templates and Content Type Publishing SharePoint 2010

 

  The Problem Web templates allows you to specify which features to activate by customising the onet.xml file. Usually developers will pick the nearest one or more site definition’s onet.xml they want to use – copy the WebFeatures and SiteFeatures (which is totally acceptable). For example, for a publishing site I may use the CMSPUBLISHING onet.xml which you can find at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates\SPS\XML\onet.xml But what about if your web application is subscribed to a content type…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Userful 7 Projects for SharePoint 2010 on CodePlex

 

 Popular software products usually benefit from strong technical communities. That is certainly the case with SharePoint. SharePoint 2007 saw a rise in the number of open source projects on sites such as CodePlex to fill in the gaps of what is not offered out of the box. With SharePoint 2010, many more features were included in the base product and the development tools such as Visual Studio, but there are still some very useful tools on CodePlex to help you…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to Customize SharePoint Lists Using MS Infopath 2010

 

 Problem The default SharePoint 2010 list forms (DispForm , EditForm & NewForm) are quite generic (as they were with previous SharePoint versions).. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to customize the look & feel of them? InfoPath 2010 to the rescue… Solution Microsoft InfoPath 2010 makes designing and publishing electronic forms easier than ever. InfoPath enables you to create powerful, interactive forms without writing any code. With a few clicks, an Office user can customize SharePoint list forms, add…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Using Views to Add a Confirmation Screen on Form Submit in SharePoint 2010

 

  The InfoPath Form Web Part is pretty handy, but its options for behavior upon submitting are less than ideal. The only options available are leaving the form open, closing it, or opening a new one. Luckily, InfoPath Designer 2010 offers a fairly painless solution. Let’s start with a basic form. This is going to be our default view, but we’ll need two more to handle the submit and cancel actions. Select the Page Design tab on the ribbon and…

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