Tuesday, 23 September 2008

patterns & practices SharePoint Guidance

An updated version of patterns & practices SharePoint Guidance has been posted to CodePlex: http://www.codeplex.com/spg.

I'm interested in the Content Type Upgrade Solution.

Create a Custom Task Pane to Consume SharePoint Server 2007 Query Services in Word 2007

In this visual how-to video, learn how you can access Enterprise Search results from client applications and Web applications outside the context of a SharePoint site.


From: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/bb870301.aspx

Monday, 22 September 2008

COM exception error in Sharepoint with HRESULT: 0x80041051

I was recently working on an enviroment where we got a very unhelpful error. In turns out it is caused by ForeFront!!! So if you get a COM exception error in Sharepoint with HRESULT: 0x80041051 it is caused by Forefront thinking some pages have a virus.

Go to the SharePoint SQL Server and run the following query on each of the WSS_Content databases:

WHERE (VirusStatus > 0) AND (VirusStatus IS NOT NULL)

If any rows are retuned then run the following query:

Update dbo.allDocs
Set VirusVendorID=NULL, VirusStatus=NULL, VirusInfo=NULL
where (VirusStatus > 0) AND (VirusStatus IS NOT NULL)

Repeat this process for each of the wss_content databases.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Pixel Mill

I’ve seen people struggle with customising SharePoint. Generally I recommend you only make minor changes. However some people what to completely brand their SharePoint Intranet.

If you want to rebrand SharePoint but with very little effort it seems like the guys at Pixel Mill have got a solution. Check out http://www.pixelmill.com