Posts for SharePoint 2010

Auto populate Search suggestions for SharePoint People Search

SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - August 9, 2012

One of mine customers wanted to replace their existing phone directory with the SharePoint OOTB user profiles. They already had all the data in the Active Directory and also had pictures for most employees, so SharePoint sounded like an obvious choice. One of the requests was to have search as…

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Document farm configuration settings in SharePoint Server 2010 – SPDocKit 2.0

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - July 12, 2012

I forgot to post this earlier, but last month we released a major release of Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint 2.0 (SPDocKit) . The product has been on market for almost a year know and I must say we are very happy with it’s progress. To this date more than 150 customers, large…

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Juice up your SharePoint with SharePoint Cool Buttons

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 20, 2012

When working with customers one often hears the following complaint: “Wow, this SharePoint is sooo ugly…”. I personally think SharePoint 2010 has very nice nice and professional design, but since customer is always right, from time to time I need to make it look more pretty. For some customers the…

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Walkthrough: Add tabs for custom scopes in Enterprise Search Center

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 19, 2012

When configuring SharePoint Search for customers I often help them configure their SharePoint Enterprise Search center. Companies usually index various content: SharePoint, Web Sites, File Shares, and it’s always good to divide different content sources with tabs, just as popular Search Engines like Google and Bing do. So what do…

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Localizing CoreSearchResults Web Part with XSLT

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 10, 2012

I recently had to create a custom formatting via XSLT for SharePoint CoreSearchResults Web Part. This is not very complicated, and has been around since SharePoint 2007 (Customizing Enterprise Search Results). This time, however, we had to localize the XSLT transformation so that it displays different labels based on SharePoint…

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Use case: Managing Job Applications with SharePoint

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 10, 2012

I recently hired two employees for my company. The process is usually simple, an opening is posted on local jobs site and all the job applications are received via email. As we always require applicants to submit some additional forms and to complete a small writing or code development task…

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SharePoint installation and maintenance slide decks from Windays 2012

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - April 27, 2012

This week I delivered a SharePoint session at Microsoft Windays 2012 Conference in Rovinj, Croatia. The session was on SharePoint 2010 – Installation and maintenance – best practices. If you are a novice SharePoint admin this could be good staring material for your SharePoint project. SharePoint 2010 – Installation and…

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Search with auto suggest for SharePoint lists – new version

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - February 12, 2012

Two years ago, while SharePoint 2010 was still in beta, I released Search Suggest for SharePoint 2010 lists. A number of people contacted me with various bug reports and feature suggestions. Finally, I found some time and refactored this old code to accommodate your suggestions. Changes Improvement: You can now define list…

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Add a user to the SharePoint_Shell_Access role for all SharePoint 2010 content databases

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - January 27, 2012

In order to use Windows PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 Products, a user must be a member of the SharePoint_Shell_Access, and you can do that via Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet. However if user needs to work with a lot of content databases then you need to repeat this procedure over and over. Here…

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How to enable alternate languages in Office365

Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - November 30, 2011

Yesterday Microsoft announced Office365 (trial) availability in 22 additional countries (including Croatia :)). This blog post explains what you need to do in order to enable additional languages for the SharePoint site hosted in the Office365 environment: Open your team site via browser. Click on the Site Actions > Site Settings.…

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