Geeks With Blogs

News I am a long-in-the-tooth (or short-in-the-gum) SharePoint architect and now even a Geeks-With-Blogs blogger. Wow!!
Points To Share Mostly SharePoint December 2011 Entries
Idiosyncrasies–2010 correction
in a previous blog about the idiosyncrasies of calculated fields, I used the the default KPIs. "/_layouts/images/kpidefaul... is the Red KPI "/_layouts/images/kpidefaul... is the Yellow KPI "/_layouts/images/kpidefaul... is the Green KPI This was then, in the days of SharePoint 2007. Nowadays, in SharePoint 2010, they moved them a little. Their new home is the Template directory. so here is the new arrangement: "/_Template/images/kpidefau... is the Red KPI "/_Template/images/kpidefau... ......

Posted On Friday, December 30, 2011 10:16 PM

Bug Or Feature
Bug or Feature? © 2012 By: Dov Trietsch. All rights reserved. I was born in a time and place where avant-garde accountants used a handle-powered adding machines, old-fashioned ones still used pencil and paper, and all used their heads. As a child I did most of my calculations mentally and reverted to paper and pencil only for the really tough ones. As a young statistician I did most of my calculations on an Electro-mechanical calculator which had the ability to do the sum of x while computing the ......

Posted On Friday, December 23, 2011 7:56 AM

Highlighting a Managed Application or a Web Application
Highlighting a Managed Application As you search (Google is better, because Bing lacks BANG!!) for existing solutions for SharePoint Central Admin tasks You are usually instructed to highlight one app or another, or one web app or another. Nobody tells you how to achieve this task, but on occasion you scratch your head in puzzlement. You click on the app and some window opens, but you actually wanted the ribbon. Scratch your head no longer! Here is what needs to be done. Just click on the line under ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 6:16 PM

Renaming SharePoint Service Apps Databases
Renaming SharePoint service app databases When you install SharePoint 2010 and use the wizards, you will be asked which services you’d like to install. By default all but Lotus-Notes-Connector are preselected. SharePoint will install the services and assign a plethora of databases to serve these services. Alas, horror of horror, all these databases are named by Microsoft and all end with GUIDs. DBAs and other keepers of standards abhor it. Sometimes they even go a step further and want the DB names ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:47 PM File Upload limitations
Overcoming the Asp.Net FileUpload limitations. In 2.0 and up, Microsoft introduced the FileUpload control. As you’ll see in the code below, usage is simple. Park it on the form in design mode, and use the FileUpload.SaveAs(URI) method to save it in a URI of your choice. Add a button, name it Upload (btnUpload) and that’s it. Now write the code as I have and try it. <% @ Page Language ="C#" AutoEventWireup ="true" CodeBehind ="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits ="FileUpload._Default" %> <! ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 10:09 AM

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