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Catapult Systems upgrade was plagued by an unexpected behavior that was an artifact of a customization we made in 2003. The customization enabled sending a link to a document by e-mail from the Document Library drop down menu. The issue was caused by the upgrade process incorrectly setting the permissions on the folder when it is moved from the 60 hive to the 12 hive. After narrowing the issue to only upgraded sites the team further determined that the permissions on the “catapult” folder containing the customizations did not have the same permissions as the default images folder. Read More →

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Did you know that in addition to all the great note taking features of OneNote 2007 you can search for the text contained inside images? You can add images (screen clips, photos, scans, etc) to your notes and after the note is indexed you can use the OneNote search feature to locate the text. For example, I scanned Eric Russell’s business card into OneNote. When I execute a search for “Eric” I get 13 hits. Read More →

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You should be reading Joel Oleson’s blog. If you did you would gain the wisdom of the ages as it pertains to SharePoint. He used to be an admin for MSW and then moved over to the SharePoint product team. Anyway, every once in a while he posts cool tips to enhance and extend the usability of SharePoint. This post is one example. If you have Vista, you can add a SharePoint search center URL for Instant Search. Read More →

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For the old timers in the house, you will remember Tim from Smiling Goat fame… He’s gone and done it again. This time for Outlook 2007. http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2007/02/27/14001.aspx M Read More →

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So I am addicted to Outlook 2007. There are so many new bells and whistles that I could spend weeks just blogging on the great features that they have added. I am completely impressed with the new UI. For example, when I get a change to a meeting it is now totally obvious what changed. Simple, sure…but I didn’t think of it. Read More →

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There are so many huge advancements in SharePoint 2007 that many of the little things that will make a huge difference are being lost in the shuffle. One of my favorites is the new people picker. The folks at Microsoft have figured out how to make the seemingly simple task of choosing a person in a web application as easy as choosing a person in Outlook. (…and NO I am not talking about the address book. Read More →

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