Administration, Architecture, SharePoint

SharePoint 2010 Caching options

These are a few notes from Designing a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure PDF. (Page's 3-30 and 3-31) There are 3 different types of caching options in SharePoint 2010. Two of these require publishing features. (page) Output Caching Setting this to as small as 60 seconds can make a big difference on WFE servers load Page… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Caching options

Administration, Architecture, SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint Hyper-V virtual machine DNS fix

After downloading the MS SharePoint preconfigured VM (demo2010a and demo2010b), I started them up on my network and noticed they would not load the SharePoint sites. Here is the VM I downloaded from Microsoft: 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (RTM): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=751fa0d1-356c-4002-9c60-d539896c66ce&displaylang=en After trying the site http://intranet.contoso.com in the Demo2010A machines internet browser… Continue reading Microsoft SharePoint Hyper-V virtual machine DNS fix

Branding, SharePoint

SharePoint 2010 – Themes and CoreV4.css comparison technique for Developers

Ever wonder how SharePoint 2010 uses CoreV4.css and Themes together to style your site? In this blog post, I hope to grab this bull by the horns and make empower you to decode this large file and create your own themes. Basically, I took CoreV4.css located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033\STYLES\Themable and copied… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 – Themes and CoreV4.css comparison technique for Developers

Branding, SharePoint

A great way to create SharePoint 2010 CSS from original CSS

Working with SharePoint 2010's CoreV4.css is very difficult. I have developed a technique to allow developers to leverage SharePoints OOTB CoreV4.css selectors, but while not hacking together CSS selectors and dealing with !important and other CSS hacks. Here is the concept: Your SharePoint page will have 2 stylesheets on it, CoreV4.css and a new blank… Continue reading A great way to create SharePoint 2010 CSS from original CSS

Branding, SharePoint

SharePoint static 2nd level current navigation in MOSS 2007

Summary Requirements: SharePoint MOSS 2007 Must be using a Publishing Site This post will create the SharePoint Current Navigation control that only shows the 2nd level site when browsing, and supports highlighting. The datasource comes from SharePoint as well, so everything is security trimmed, and editable in the browser. This post is for users who… Continue reading SharePoint static 2nd level current navigation in MOSS 2007