Archive forNovember, 2005

Full Text Index WordPerfect Documents in SharePoint

So last week I set out to add the ability for my clients SharePoint search engine to index WordPerfect documents.  I figured this should be relatively easy to do and that a quick Google search would fetch me all of the information I would need.  WRONG ANSWER!  Turns out I couldn’t find a single person […]

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New SharePoint Portal Area Listings Rollup for Free

My buddy Tony Bierman at SharePoint Solutions just put this together. http://sharepointsolutions.blogspot.com/2005/11/sharepoint-portal-area-listings-rollup.html   Good Job Tony!   Shane SharePoint Help

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If you use Virtual PC you really should read this

http://andrewconnell.com/blog/articles/UseVirtualPCsDifferencingDisksToYourAdvantage.aspx Andrew Connell, fellow MVP, has this great blog on using differencing disks to drastically cut down on the amount of storage you need for VHDs.  He also has some good tips on getting better performance and how to setup a base image.  Check it out if you get a chance. Shane

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What’s New (features) in SharePoint Portal Server Service Pack 2?

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA100214291033.aspx Nice little article on all of the new features like support for advanced proxy configs and a good explanation of how they work. 

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Cannot create an SPS Area after installing WSS SP 2

This is a WSS SP2 issue that causes some havoc in SPS.  The official KB is coming soon this is just a little preview.    Applies To:  Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003     Summary/Symptoms:   When you attempt to create a new area in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 after applying Windows […]

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Online Gallery displays (0) web parts with ASP.NET 2.0

There is a new WSS SP 2 issue that the product team identified with SharePoint virtual servers running ASP.NET 2.0.  The problem is that the Online Web Part Gallery will display (0) web parts.  If a customer had previously set the proxy settings in web.config for ASP.NET 1.1 and then moves to ASP.NET 2.0 the […]

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What is fixed in WSS SP2?

Mike Walsh wrote a nice entry for the WSS faq that makes it easier to read exactly what was fixed in SP2 for WSS.  http://www.asaris-matrix.com/mvp-walsh/Lists/WSS%20FAQ/DispForm.aspx?ID=539 Now somebody needs to do the same for SPS SP2.  🙂 

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New post-SP2 KBs for SPS, WSS, & CMS posted.

SharePoint Portal Server SP 2 (Released 10/18)                           Most important KB articles for SP 2KB 887623 Description of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2KB 906337 Issues that are fixed in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2KB 907763 SPS requires ASP.NET 1.1 (although there was some initial confusion, […]

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Indexes, Content Sources, Source Groups, Search Scopes… Oh My!

I guess all of these cute little critters that make up the search experience aren’t all that straight forward.  Of course if you already got them licked you can Mooooooove along.  This is just kind of a basic overview of how the pieces of the puzzle go together.  If you want some detail stuff on […]

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Good Office 12 Blog (this includes SharePoint v.next)

Lawrence Liu is the Senior Technical Product Manager and Community Lead for Microsoft Office “12” SharePoint Servers.  His blog “Report From The Inside” at http://blogs.technet.com/lliu/ is a wealth of Office 12 information so check it out.   Shane

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