All Microsoft Blogs in place


This is an excellent blog post aggregating all Microsoft Blogs and broken down by technology

http://blogs.technet.com/blogms/pages/directory-of-microsoft-team-blogs.aspx

6 Things that you think will work in SharePoint but doesnt


  1. When you have a Gantt view of the Task List, Web part connections are unavailable.  Hence you cant filter a Gantt View using the Filter Web Parts
  2. DateTime columns cannot be used for Grouping in the Content Query Web Part out of the box
  3. You cannot use the PortalSiteMapProvider to retrieve Navigation items from another site collection
  4. If you have a Date Column in a List, it cannot be used as a Lookup Column on another List
  5. If you activate a Feature on a site and then save it as a Site template and create a new site from this template, the FeatureActivated code doesnt fire
  6. You cannot write back to a List from Excel 2007.  This was available in Excel 2003. You will need Access for writing back to a List from Office (Update: Refer to WorkerThread’s link below for an add-in)

If you have any more of these oddities, please post in the comments and I will update this list

Edit: When you use the Content Migration APIs to copy lists and libraries from one farm to another, person fields do not copy over correctly

Create Publishing Pages on custom Document Libraries in SharePoint


Have you ever wanted to create pages in your custom document libraries in MOSS 2007 ?

When you click on Create Page under Site Actions, it always defaults to the Pages library. Well not any more.

Here is a great post on how to work around that limitation.

http://blogs.msdn.com/syedi/archive/2008/07/18/why-should-one-save-publishing-pages-in-pages-list-always-in-moss-bend-it.aspx

Some things to note after making these changes

  1. Import the Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing namespace in your custom page
  2. Enable the Page Content Type for the document library for it to show up in the dropdown list
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