- Chuck Norris never starts an Approval workflow in SharePoint. Chuck doesn’t need approval.
- Chuck Norris doesn’t prepare for SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 prepares for him.
- In SharePoint 2010, the Farm Administrators group is being renamed to ‘Chuck’s Group’.
- Chuck does not subscribe to Alerts. He knows what is happening before it happens.
- Chuck Norris has as many items in his View as he wants.
- Chuck Norris doesn’t have a SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan. He doesn’t recover data, only hostages.
- Putting Chuck Norris in the SharePoint Visitors group is futile. Chuck always has Full Control.
- When Chuck performs an stsadm operation he doesn’t need -force. SharePoint detects the power that the enter key is struck with and applies force by default.
In SharePoint 2010, users have the wonderful ability to select multiple items and complete functions on groups of items rather than one by one. This does not apply to workflow tasks however, but is very useful for check in / out specifically. The datasheet view is also there for meta data manipulation which works great for big lists.
All the items described above does however only apply when users have been trained effectively and they are more than simple viewers.
What happens when users haven’t been trained on interacting with task lists?
In this scenario the portal administrators need to hide bits and pieces from the users to ensure that they can’t get to (A) the ribbon and (B) the other list views.
(A) ”Hiding the ribbon”
We will not really be hiding the ribbon, but what we are doing is making it less likely for the user to get to the ribbon when simply wanting to view a list item.
To do this, update the current view and simply de-select the “Allow individual item check boxes” as per the following screenshot:
(B) ”Remove Title URL link from web part”
This is something I often do when doing intranet’s just to ensure that users don’t “easily” get into the list view of a particular list. Off course users with a bit of training will very easily get to this view by clicking on “View all site content”, but by removing the link from the title in the web part, you make a little more difficult for the basic user to get into an area that will potentially confuse them.
To do this, edit the web part and remove the link that is under Advanced –> Title URL as per the screenshot below:
The basic updates above will not fool any trained users, but when rolling out an intranet for the first time, these minor updates will make it less “scary” for those users that are being exposed to SharePoint for the first time.
Happy configuring. :)
“The idea that SharePoint 2007 did not have unique document IDs seems beyond comprehension. How was SharePoint able to track which object was which without this fundamental identifier? It turns out that SharePoint 2007 did use unique identifiers but only internally.
SharePoint 2010 externalizes the use of unique IDs. Although you can enter these IDs directly in to the UI and bring up a document they are better suited to being used either programmatically or embedded in hypertext links; here’s an example of one just so you understand why: 7K3W6YVEA2YC-17-1. You can define naming schemes so a document can be identified even if it moves between site collections.
One thing missing from the unique IDs is that each version of the document does not have its own ID. Ideally you would want to be able to address an individual document in the version stack not just the entire stack.”
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I found a great article explaining the basics of Document Sets in SharePoint 2010 and what you can do with them.
“Document sets are components, similar to folders, that enable users to collaborate on related documents without having to create a new document library or site.
Their purpose is to help organize unmanaged documents and enable collaboration on documents that have all been invested with similar metadata.“
More from the article:
Why Use Document Sets?
In a business context, use of document sets will depend on the company or vertical in which they are being used. Completely customizable, they can be adapted for many different processes such as case management or research projects.
Harmetz and Christensen cite the example of a company that regularly has to develop sales campaigns or proposals. Document Sets enable sales teams to create presentations, proposals, spreadsheets or contracts with shared metadata or which require the application of shared workflow processes.
Document Sets make it easy to use columns for metadata on the Document Set itself as well as the documents within the Document Set. And in order to make management of the document set elements even easier, the properties of that set are displayed on the web part page, or welcome page.
“The Social Networking Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM allows business professionals to monitor and analyze customers’ conversations on social networking sites, and as a result, provides real-time status updates about their products and services. This first release of the accelerator delivers integration with Twitter; other networks will be introduced in future releases.”
“Today is a major milestone in the development of the next generation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, code named “CRM5” as we are pleased to announce the availability of the Community Technical Preview 3 (CTP3) for this release.
This CTP is primarily aimed at software developers and more than 400 of our partners are engaged in the CTP3 program, including independent software vendors (ISVs), global system integrators (GSIs), hosting partners and value-added resellers (VARs), giving them an opportunity to start early development and testing of their solutions. It will be available both on-premises and online in datacenters across North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC).”
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Nice article showing how SharePoint 2010’s people search now caters for nicknames (i.e. searching for Mike finds Michael), and some info on wildcard searching.
“Microsoft is making improvements to its Bing search engine to surface answers more quickly for its users in the hope of helping them make purchasing decisions. Microsoft demonstrated these changes at the Search Engine Strategies show in New York March 25, showing Bing on a Windows Phone 7 Series device and a real-time integration with location-sharing service Foursquare. The new features are the latest move in the company’s broad effort to gain more market share from Google and Yahoo.”