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Create Expandable Regions in MOSS Publishing Pages

by JamieMcAllister 8. July 2008 18:11
When there is a lot of text on a MOSS Publishing page it can spoil the presentation. This technique allows Publishing Page text to sit in regions that can be expanded and contracted by a reader. A custom button on the HTML editing toolbar makes it easy for content authors to add this feature. [More]

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CMS | Javascript | WCM

Andrew Connells new MOSS WCM book is really good!

by JamieMcAllister 4. July 2008 15:58
I never really saw myself doing book reviews, but this book has to be praised! After doing MOSS Web Content Management since the release of MOSS 2007, I only now wish this book had been published way back when MOSS was released. There is guuidance for Veteran and Rookie alike! [More]

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CMS | Sharepoint | Variations | WCM

Applying Content Deployment rollup fixes 952698 and 952704 - slight issues to address

by JamieMcAllister 27. June 2008 20:46
Applying the Content Deployment Rollup fixes 952698 and 952704 went well, but not entirely smoothly. Here is the remedial action you might need to take. Fingers crossed that Variations benefit from the install. [More]

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Variations | Patches

Release of "Microsoft Parallel Extensions to .NET Framework 3.5, June 2008 Community Technology Preview"

by JamieMcAllister 2. June 2008 21:42
Microsoft have released some extensions to .NET 3.5 that should make it much easier to exploit all those multiple cores on our servers! [More]

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.NET | Parallel Processing

Propagating Document Library Items In SharePoint Variations (in the same way as Pages)

by JamieMcAllister 19. May 2008 19:05
One feature of SharePoint Variations that clients expect out of the box is that items in document libraries should get pushed out to variations in the same way that publishing pages do. Alas, that killer feature isn't included. This article shows how to roll your own Document Library Propagation. [More]

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Broken Variation Links on URL Rename

by JamieMcAllister 12. May 2008 21:24
Variations breaks on this MOSS portal when a Variation Sites url is renamed. This shouldn't happen, but we may have figured out what is causing this behaviour. [More]

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Bug | Sharepoint | Variations

Create Variations Programmatically

by JamieMcAllister 29. April 2008 15:35
Creating MOSS Site Variations programmatically is no picnic, but it is possible. Great detective work by Michiel Lankamp shows the way. [More]

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Variations Sting in the Tail with MOSS Service Pack 1

by JamieMcAllister 28. April 2008 16:35
MOSS SP1 is touted to make your life a little easier if you use Site Variations. It's not without a slight sting in the tail alas. [More]

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Sharepoint | Variations | Service Pack 1

Exposing your MOSS WCM to Mobile Devices

by JamieMcAllister 15. April 2008 14:29
This posting provides some basic guidance for exposing your MOSS WCM pages to mobile devices [More]

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Embed CAML Queries into the Content Query Webpart - Finding Draft Publishing Content

by JamieMcAllister 14. April 2008 16:12
This article demonstrates a powerful code free way of finding your draft publishing content, by embedding CAML queries into the Content Query Web Part (CQWP). [More]

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