Warm-up script for a SharePoint Publishing Environment

I’m doing some performance tuning for a SharePoint 2010 publishing environment at a customer and I had a need for a decent warm up script. Scavenging the net gave me lots of scripts but all of them just warmed up the homepage of a site collection or at best, the homepages of the sub webs.… Continue reading Warm-up script for a SharePoint Publishing Environment

SharePoint Passion

SharePoint Passion

A few months ago, a colleague of mine launched the concept “SharePoint Passion”.​ It was in the concept of end-user adoption and how fast and far one can take end-users from hating SharePoint to embrace and love it. One of our pre-sales picked it up and described it like this… I thought it was hilarious.… Continue reading SharePoint Passion

Resetting a SharePoint List Filter WebPart

I have been using the SharePoint List Filter Webpart a lot this week and one thing annoyed the living hell out of me… there is no option to reset the filter. So, once the filter is set… you need to reload the page to undo it. Not nice, right. Did some searching on the internet… Continue reading Resetting a SharePoint List Filter WebPart

Expose the Web Part Title in the XSL of your CQWP

The last couple of days, I have been busy with customizing the OOTB Content by Query Web Part and Summary Links Web Part from SharePoint 2010. I wanted to get rid of the default look and chrome and present my data in a nice box with rounded corners and a title with matches the rest… Continue reading Expose the Web Part Title in the XSL of your CQWP

Create a cache profile in SharePoint using PowerShell

I have been looking for a way to create a new cache profile in SharePoint using Powershell. This profile can be used in the Page Output cache. I noticed that cache profiles are stored in a list called “Cache Profiles” and implement the “Page Output Cache” content type. So, creating a new profile shouldn’t be… Continue reading Create a cache profile in SharePoint using PowerShell

Create Content Organizer Rules using PowerShell

I just wanted to share a way to create Content Organizer rules in SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell. I was looking for a way to implement those rules using a script. The first thing I did was create a rule using the UI and then fire up SharePoint Manager to have a look at it and… Continue reading Create Content Organizer Rules using PowerShell

Limit available web templates in your custom site definition

SharePoint 2010 allows you to create custom web templates or site definitions. Using the UI, you can limit the available web templates which users are allowed to use if they want to create a new site. The problem with this is that this is a manual action, to be done after creating a new site. It… Continue reading Limit available web templates in your custom site definition

AvailablePageLayouts property value has to be one a single line

Today, I was deploying a custom web template in SharePoint 2010 in which I had specified that only 9 custom page layouts were allowed. I did this by adding a property to the Publishing feature (id 22A9EF51-737B-4ff2-9346-694633FE4416) in my custom onet.xml file called AvailablePageLayouts where you specify the location and the name of the allowed page layouts. The… Continue reading AvailablePageLayouts property value has to be one a single line