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SharePoint 2010 Prompts For Credentials When Opening Office Documents.

    Over the past few weeks I have run into and been asked about SharePoint prompting for credentials a bunch of times. There are a number of different reasons this could happen. Most commonly it is because the SharePoint site isn’t in the Trusted Sites or Local Intranet IE security zones. If it is […]


How To Install and Configure PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010

  Today we will take a walkthrough on how to install and configure PowerPivot in a SharePoint farm. There are a few requirements to consider before getting started. The first is that you can only install a PowerPivot instance on a sever that has SharePoint 2010 installed. This means that you cannot run the PowerPivot […]

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Configure Custom Search Scope in SharePoint 2010 to Rollup Tasks, Documents, or Sites From Anywhere Part 3

  Last post we covered how to add a core search results web part to a SharePoint page and configure the Web Part to show the results from our custom search scope which we created in part 1. If you didn’t read these posts, they can be found here: Part 1: Creating Custom Search Scope […]


Configure Custom Search Scope in SharePoint 2010 to Rollup Tasks, Documents, or Sites From Anywhere Part 2

  Last time we covered how to create a custom search scope to find and index only the things that we want to display regardless of where they are. If you didn’t read it, you can find it here: Create a Custom My Tasks Web Part to Roll Up Tasks from everywhere Part 1 This […]

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Uploading User Profile Pictures Programmatically

  One of my favorite features of SharePoint 2010 is the User Profile. I think it is one of the most under utilized yet great value enhancement since the last version. Many companies struggle with Identity Management and a single directory for accurate information lookup. With the User Profile we can solve this problem. Although […]


Find What Lists or Sites Are Using a Particular Site Column

  I have come across this problem a few times now. You want to delete the site column and get an error like… You can’t delete this column because it is still in use. Or Fields associated to content types cannot be deleted. The main problem is that how do I know what site or […]


Configure Custom Search Scope in SharePoint 2010 to Rollup Tasks, Documents, or Sites From Anywhere Part 1

Today’s post will be the start of a series of posts that will show how to leverage the power of SharePoint 2010’s search to address limitation of cross site collection content rollup. Many times I get requests to roll up all tasks in SharePoint assigned to a particular user. This is fine if all of […]


Customizing Fab 40 Template in SharePoint 2010

  Last time I went through how to create a document library, create a custom column, customize the project list display item form to include a related documents section on the Budgeting and Tracking Multiple Projects fabulous 40 template using SharePoint designer 2010. We used a connected webpart to filter for only the documents we […]


Making Changes to Fab 40 Template in SharePoint 2010

  I recently was working on creating a site that would do some light project management tracking. The Budgeting and Tracking Multiple Projects template from MOSS 2007 seemed to almost fit the bill. Microsoft has stated that they aren’t providing a new release of the fab 40 templates in 2010 format which is kind of […]


Configuring Kerberos Authentication on SharePoint 2010

There is a few different configurations that can be done to use kerberos authentication in SharePoint 2010. This article gives step by step directions to get it running using Claims authentication with kerberos negotiated windows integrated authentication.  First you need to configure DNS. Create an A record for our soon to be created sharepoint web […]

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