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UTILIZE SYMANTEC SYSTEM RECOVERY 2011 TO PROTECT YOUR SHAREPOINT 2010 ENVIRONMENT

As SharePoint evironments grow and become more widespread, business’ reliance upon the uptime of critical systems continues to grow as well. Having a rock solid backup and immediately restorable solution is paramount.

Purpose built to “Save the Day” and formerly known as Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR), Symantec has an answer – System Recovery 2011

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SHAREPOINT 2010 – EDIT DOCUMENTS AT THE SAMETIME

Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 allow you to edit documents at the same time. Just select ‘Edit in Microsoft [Word, Excel, etc]’ in the context menu of the document that you want to edit and you will be collaborating with any other users that are using that document.

Check out this video that shows you how it works…

SHAREPOINT 2010 – SERVICE PACK 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 is now available! Get it here!

What’s new for SharePoint Server?

• Improved support for Internet Explorer 9.
• Recycle bin: Lets you restore a site collection or a web that was deleted.
• Remote Backup Systems (RBS) and shallow copy can decrease downtime and increase efficiency by moving pointers to databases instead of moving databases.
• You can see which folders are taking up valuable space with the improved Storage Management feature in site settings.
• Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2011.
• A more robust Search Host Distribution service that improves error recovery and performance during the search crawl.
• Adds backup and restore functionality to recover deleted site collections and webs.

What’s new for SharePoint Foundation?

• Improved support for Internet Explorer 9.
• Recycle bin: Lets you restore a site collection or a web that was deleted.
• Remote Backup Systems (RBS) and shallow copy can decrease downtime and increase efficiency by moving pointers to databases instead of moving databases.
• You can see which folders are taking up valuable space with the improved Storage Management feature in site settings.
• Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2011.

What’s new for Project Server?

• The Project Web App now supports all the SharePoint supported browsers in team member scenarios. The scenarios include timesheeting, my tasks, issues/risks, and the homepage.
• Fixed work and effort driven tasks can now be edited in the schedule Web Part
• Manually scheduled tasks now support timephased edits in the timesheet, and usage views in the Project Web App and Project 2010.

What’s new for Search Server?

• Lets users search within PPSX files.
• Scopes can be displayed in the correct language for non-English tenants, not just in English tenants.
• Lets you use host-header site collections and crawl targets together.
• An Order By clause can return results from multiple query components.
• Turkish locale users who have SharePoint installed can search for any string in offline SharePoint help.

What’s new for Office Web Apps?

All Office Web Apps

• OpenDocument Format (ODF) support:
• Lets you view and edit ODF documents in Office Web Apps.
• Lets you use Office Web Apps with the Google Chrome browser.
• Outlook Web App document attachment viewing (for Exchange Online only):
• Lets you view Office document attachments in the browser directly from Outlook Web App.
• Lets you use Office Web Apps with Internet Explorer 9 in Native mode.

Word Web App

Lets you print Word documents from Edit mode (in addition to View mode).

Excel Web App

• Added a Close button.
• Lets you insert charts in Excel Web App.
• Lets you copy and paste values and formulas by dragging the fill handle.

PowerPoint Web App

• Lets you print presentations from PowerPoint Web App.
• Lets you edit text in more shapes, not just placeholder shapes.
• Lets you insert clip art in PowerPoint Web App. (By default clip art support is disabled. An administrator can decide to enable it.)

SHAREPOINT 2010 – MIGRATING LISTS AND KEEPING METADATA

I recently had a project where I needed to migrate a 2007 sub-site from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise. I needed to move all of the lists and keep the metadata (Created Date, Created By, etc) in tact. Here’s how I did it…

  1. Move Content DB from MOSS/WSS to SP2010 using the attach db method and use the -UpdateUserExperience switch
  2. Export the list using the Export-SPWeb Powershell command and the -IncludeUserSecurity switch
    1. export-spweb -identity http://www.sp.com/oldsite -ItemUrl Lists/MyList -IncludeUserSecurity -IncludeVersions All -path serversharefilename.cmp
  3. Import the list into your new site using the Import-SPWeb Powershell command
    1. import-spweb -identity http://www.sp.com/newsite -IncludeUserSecurity -path serversharefilename.cmp

You should now have your list in the new site with all of the permissions and metadata in tact!

SHAREPOINT 2010 – LIST CANNOT BE DISPLAYED IN DATASHEET VIEW

If you are running the 64-bit version of Office, then you will most likely see this error when you try to view a list in the Datasheet View…

“The List Cannot be Displayed in Datasheet view…”

This is because SharePoint expects the 32-bit version of the Access ActiveX plugin. In order to fix this, download the following and install it…

2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components

SHAREPOINT 2010: USING THE SOURCE PARAMETER IN THE URL

Have you ever wanted to send a user to a form to fill something out, but you wanted them to be redirected to another page when they were done?  You can do just that with the Source parameter in the QueryString.  Let’s say that you have a link to a form…

http://SPServer/Lists/MyList/Forms/NewItem.aspx

And let’s say that you want the user to be redirected to a link when they Submit or Cancel out of that form.  All you have to do is add the Source parameter to your link, and the form will automatically redirect to whatever you set that parameter to.  For example…

http://SPServer/Lists/MyList/Forms/NewItem.aspx?Source=http%3a%2f%2fwww.egroup-us.com

You will notice that the value of the Source parameter is URL encoded.  This just means that the non-safe characters have been replaced with a set of characters that the browser recognizes (ie %3a = : ).  When the user clicks on this link and Submits or Cancels out of the form, they will be automatically redirected to http://egroup.jasonmangone.com