Category Archives for "SharePoint"

What is a SharePoint Audience ?

What is a SharePoint Audience ?A SharePoint Audience is dynamically populated group of Users that are defined based on a set of ‘rules’ that define who is a member of that Audience. Audiences are only available in SharePoint Standard and above or MOSS. Once an Audience is configured it can then be manually compiled, or […]

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Regulatory Compliance – Auditing

Regulatory Compliance – Auditing The ability to verify and follow through a series of events to prove compliance (or not!) is essential. Historical records detailing who, what and how an event occurred are required by most regulatory bodies. Although the word ‘Audit’ sometimes sends a shiver down many a hardened business professionals’ back, immense comfort […]

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UI Testing SharePoint

UI Testing SharePointAs part of an on-going series of ‘Testing SharePoint‘ we intend to share some of what we have learnt when trying to automate the testing of a SharePoint add-on called DocRead. These posts will specifically cover functional and integration testing – not unit testing (which is worth a whole conversation on it’s own). To get […]

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How to utilise audience targeting in SharePoint

How to utilise audience targeting in SharePointThis article will explain how to setup and configure audience targeting in SharePoint 2010. Before I get started with the guide, I’d like to mention that an Audience is a part of the User Profile Service Application. To manage a SharePoint Audience you will need to open Central Administration website Application Management—–> Manage […]

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Creating a SharePoint Audience for New Employees

How to  create a SharePoint Global Audience for New EmployeesAutomatically identifying a ‘new employees’ group in SharePoint can be achieved really easily using the SharePoint Global Audience function. Global Audiences can be automatically compiled based on a set of rules that you specify. The only restrictions are that this data must be captured and maintained in […]

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Content Migration using SAF

Content Migration using SAFSAF contains 6 ready-to-use Actions that allow the Exporting and Importing of : – List Items – Lists – Webs The 3 pairs of Actions that allow you to do this, are namely : – ExportListItem & ImportListItem – ExportList & ImportList – ExportWeb & ImportWeb The actions are listed as pairs […]

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SharePoint Best Practice Resources

SharePoint Best Practice Resources10 Best Practices For Building SharePoint Solutions An excellent article covering topics such as App Dev, Testing and Continuous Integration. Best Practices: Common Coding Issues When Using the SharePoint Object Model “Learn common issues encountered by developers who write custom code by using the SharePoint object model” http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb687949.aspx Best Practices: Using Disposable […]

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The SharePoint Deployment Maturity Model

The SharePoint Deployment Maturity ModelMOSS has been the most successful server product Microsoft ever released. Sales are growing much faster than Microsoft ever expected and apparently the UK is outstripping worldwide growth. Unfortunately this quick growth is also highlighting one of the major problems that everyone seems to be struggling with – deployment. I’ve been […]

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