Tag Archives: sharepoint

Enabling OCR of TIFF images for SharePoint 2013 Search

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search has the built-in ability to OCR and index the content of your scanned tiff images during a crawl (whether they are are stored in SharePoint or not). This is a very powerful feature, yet a bit mysterious to configure as the configuration steps have changed since the 2010 version. I’ll outline […]

SharePoint 2010: Programatically Retrieve Credentials from the Secure Store Service

SharePoint 2010′s Secure Store Service provides a way to map credentials and delegate access to remote resources. You may already be familiar with the MOSS 2007 Single Sign-on Shared Service, which was the former equivalent. The Secure Store Service integrates seemlessly with Business Connectivity Services (BCS), but it also features an API that can be […]

MOSS FullTextSqlQuery API: Little Known Flags on Managed Properties

I just wrapped up a custom implementation of a faceted search web part that uses the MOSS Full Text Sql Query API. During the development, I ran into issues querying certain multi-valued Managed Properties, specifically Skills and Interests. In my query, I was using the CONTAINS predicate like such: SELECT UserProfile_GUID, PreferredName, JobTitle, Department, WorkPhone, […]

Productivity: What Causes You Friction?

As I am waiting for Reflector to load and my browser to unfreeze, I thought maybe if I write down all the things that cause me friction when attempting to be productive, I may just feel a little less frustrated by it all. So here it goes: Lotus Notes takes up to 20 seconds to […]

SharePoint: Enabling WebDAV on a Development Server

I am currently customizing the display of SharePoint search results for my client and wanted a quick way to do iterative development of the XSLT style sheet used to render the results.  I decided to upload the style sheet to a Document Library in the Search Center site, configure the Core Results Web Part’s XSL […]

SharePoint “Smart” Editor Parts

Stealing the name from Jan Tielens’ SmartPart for SharePoint, I’ve put together a framework for building “Smart” Editor Parts — “Smart” Editor Parts being User Controls that serve as Editor Parts.  This blog post is an excerpt from the complete writeup of the framework. Downloads SharePoint Smart Editor Parts.docx (~159 KB) A complete writeup of […]

SharePoint FBA: Basic “All Authenticated Users” Role Provider

When managing users and groups within a SharePoint Web application configured to use Windows Integrated Authentication,  there is a convenient “Add all authenticated users” link that adds a special Active Directory group – NT AUTHORITY\authenticated users – to the Users/Groups People Editor.  This group refers to any non-anonymous user, which if you ask me, seems […]

SharePoint smartsolutionupgrade stsadm command

I just released a new stsadm command in the Trentacular SharePoint 2007 Features CodePlex project called smartsolutionupgrade.  The purpose of this command is to perform Solution upgrades in a smart manner by performing the following actions: Accepts as input either a single Solution filename or a filename of a text file containing a list of […]

SharePoint Enhanced List View Web Part

I just published an enhanced List View Web Part in the Trentacular SharePoint 2007 Features CodePlex project. The Web Part is a substitute for the out of the box List View Web Part with two additional capabilities: Toggling of views in place (without leaving the web part page) Ability to display lists located in different […]