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Employee Training Schedule and Materials Template — Seat Count Bug PLUS Security Fix(?)

This is a fairly popular "fabulous 40" template. It also has a bug which is widely known (I’ve even blogged about how to fix it). Sogeti released a codeplex project this week that fixes the bug (which is nice by itself, but not earth-sh…

Developers: How Do I Learn SharePoint?

UPDATE: 04/25/08: Was catching up on some blog posts and found a link to this article: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/032608-microsoft-sharepoint.html?page=1. I make note of it because in addition to asking, "how do I learn sharepoint?&#34…

SharePoint Does Not Provide Calendar Roll-ups; Potential Solutions

UPDATE: An anonymous person in the comments posts this link: http://www.atidan.com/atidan-collaboration-kit.php Forum users often ask a question like this: "I would like to have a calendar at the site level that is populated by events from subsi…

End User Quick Tip: Sort Views in a Document Library, List, etc.

We can, should and do create many views in SharePoint lists (document libraries, custom lists, etc). SharePoint always lists available views in alphabetical order. We cannot change this using out of the box functionality. If it can be done via cu…

Bar is Still Pretty High to Extend MOSS

Today, I was working with a client and describing how to modify the content query web part and display additional bits of information from a content type. "First, you configure the CQWP to connect to its data sources, then you export it to your …

Yes/No (check box) filtering in Content Query Web Part

To filter for a query for the Yes/No check box entitled "PG Milestone", configure CQWP like this: This is another one of those obvious-once-you-know-it but hard-to-find-an-answer-to questions: How to filter on a Yes/No check box using the co…

MOSS Tells Me My Column Name is Reserved or In Use … But It’s Not

UPDATE 12/04/07: See this Microsoft KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923589) for related information. Actually, it turns out it is, but tricksy MOSS had to make it difficult. My customer does some development work on his MOSS site over the weeken…

“Cannot get the list schema column property from the SharePoint list” — description/work-arounds

This week, we finally reproduced a problem that had been reported by a remote user: When she tried to export the contents of a list to excel, things would seem to start working, but then Excel would pop up an error: "Cannot get the list schema colu…

You Can’t Beat SharePoint’s Reach

During the last two days, I have participated in two meetings during which we presented the results of a SharePoint project. The CIO and his team joined the first meeting. That’s standard and not especially notable. The IT department is obv…

For the love of [fill in your most loved person/higher being], don’t change the ‘Title’ site column.

On the SharePoint forums, someone occasionally asks about "changing the label of Title" or about "removing title from lists". Bottom line: Don’t do it! Sadly, the user interface allows a one-way change of that column label a…