Archive for the ‘SharePoint 2010’ Category

Data View WebPart – Format Any value-of select to wrap text

March 25, 2013

Latest “bang my head on the desk” moment was to wrap text in a data view web part. The XLST was modified to show conditional formatting and had columns I wanted, however modifying the width of the webpart, scrollbars appeared. Which is not what I nor the customer wanted.

To avoid this to show line of business data and/or any content from sharepoint, edit the XLST and change the span style for the particular value-of select column, e.g from:

<xsl:value-of select=”/dsQueryResponse/NewDataSet/Row/@title” />


<span style=”width:32px; overflow:auto; white-space:normal”>
<xsl:value-of select=”/dsQueryResponse/NewDataSet/Row/@title” />


‘New Document’ requires a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible application and web browser – Office 2013 and SharePoint 2010

February 26, 2013

Office 2013 is not compatible with SharePoint 2010.

I have seen when creating content from a document library, a dialog box states that a SharePoint Foundation compatible application and web browser is required to create content.

In order to work around this problem, uninstall InfoPath 2013 and this problem will go away.

This has been tested on Windows 8 running Office 2013 and IE 10.

User Profile Service – Pictures simply not updating AD Thumbnailphoto attribute

April 18, 2012

I have been facing an issue with the thumbnail photo attribute in AD not updating


This blog was a godsend:

Email attachments from a Document Library in SharePoint 2010

October 20, 2011

I have had to look into how we can email attachments from Document Libraries in SharePoint 2010.

Bear in mind, Microsoft will only allow you to email links out but is a little annoying when you have to use Windows Explorer and manage your documents (esp if you have hundreds!) so I have found a lovely Codeplex solution to do the job for me!

Check it out, works beautifully:

Ensure that your outgoing SMTP server is specified correctly in CA to.

SharePoint Designer 2010

October 19, 2011

I will highly recommend Penny Coventry’s SharePoint Deisgner 2010 step by step book. I have had a particular interest in workflows over the last few months and have made a great solution for a new employee workflow! Fantastic book and update to the SharePoint world!!
Fairly good price on Amazon:

Optimising a Virtual Machine in a SharePoint 2010 Dev Environment

September 28, 2011

Very, very useful post by Andre.

Troubles opening Windows Explorer from a Document Library in SharePoint 2010

August 4, 2011

Ever come across the issue where a document library refuses to open in Windows Explorer with SharePoint Foundation 2010?

I came across an issue – whenever I opened a document library in Windows Explorer, I was prompted with an Office install set up dialog, requesting for my installation disk.

Yes, I know, strange but it’s true.

To overcome this issue, go to services.msc on your PC/Server and ensure that WebDav client is started. In my case, it was disabled, stopped and well.. enabling it fixed the issue.

Here is a WIKI explaination on what the WebDav client does:

Hope this helps!

Replicating User Profiles with Exchange 2010 and OCS

August 1, 2011

Came across a lovely blog post which goes in depth as to how to set up MySites with Exchange and OCS.

Check out:

Office 365 and SharePoint Online

July 14, 2011

Office 365 was released as an office hosted Microsoft solution, encompassing Microsoft Exchagne, Professional Plus, Lync and SharePoint 2010. This is the BPOS replacement and is worth upgrading your existing solution or see what is on offer .

I have been using the SharePoint Beta release for a while, it’s an easy, simple collaboration piece of software. Pricing wise, it will save your business stacks of money, no server administrator, no backup team to call on, Microsoft deal with this all.

The snag, you’ll need a Microsoft partner to purchase the product. If you’re interested in the Office 365. Also, the pricing can be confusing.

Check the site: for more information or.. contact me ( and I’ll assist you with your perfect plan!