Tommy Boswell

SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to Create and Use Document Sets in SharePoint 2010

 

 Problem SharePoint stores documents in document libraries. There are folders to group different types of documents into a document library. But the problem is, it just provides a logical grouping, it doesn’t provide any special attributes, metadata or object model to support the complete set of documents. For example, a folder doesn’t allow trigger any workflows. Solution In SharePoint 2010, there is a new feature called document sets which allows users to group different kind of documents under a single…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Tips SharePoint 2010 Development Environment

 

 Unless you’ve been under a rock, or the aliens abducted you, you must have heard about SP2010 by now. There are many exciting changes around SP2010, and this blogpost deals with the changes specifically around your development environment. Two major new developments – a) VS2010 comes with SharePoint dev tools, and b) SharePoint 2010 can now be installed on Windows 7 or Windows Vista (for development purposes only). But all things considered, what is my development environment likely to be?…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to Set a Service Application Administrator in SharePoint 2010

 

 SharePoint 2010 allows Farm Administrators the ability to delegate administrators for individual Service Applications. Once provisioned, the Service Application Administrator will gain access to a security-trimmed Central Administration where they can only access and configure the roles granted to them. This is perfect for scenarios when perhaps you want to offload the Profile, Managed Metadata, or Search features off onto other departments. Let’s walk through how we can use SharePoint 2010 to provide least privilege access to the User Profile…

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SharePoint Server 2010 :: Solve – The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator.

 

 When trying to publish a page in SharePoint 2010 publishing template, you get this error: The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator. Problem: The State Service is not configured.  When you decide to configure everything yourself when installing 2010, the state service can only be installed/configured using PowerShell or the configuration wizard. Solution: Configure via configuration wizard: Go to central admin,…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Basic Branding/Customisation in SharePoint 2010

 

 I will show you how to do some basic customisation on a SharePoint 2010 Publishing site, and then to make a few tweaks on the “CSS” file on the SharePoint page. I have created a simple Sharepoint 2010 Publishing site and have used SharePoint Designer 2010 to edit the Master Page and create a simple Top banner and make a slight change on the Quick launch menu, adding some simple image and links on the left side.I will detail this…

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