13 April, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Out-of-the-box Webparts

Web Parts are reusable components that display content on Web pages in SharePoint 2010. Web Parts are a fundamental part of the team site experience.

Web-parts are sections which can be inserted into Pages in SharePoint sites. These sections are UI Widgets whose typical uses are:
  • Displaying items from Lists/Libraries
  • Providing Access to Features in the SharePoint platform (e.g. Search)
  • Displaying content defined in the Web-Part's settings (e.g. custom content or an iFrame)

List of SharePoint 2010 Web Parts

Lists and Libraries:
Announcements -Use this list to track upcoming events, status updates or other team news
Calendar -Use the Calendar list to keep informed of upcoming meetings, deadlines, and other important events
Links - Use the Links list for links to Web pages that your team members will find interesting or useful
Shared Documents – Share a document with the team by adding it to this document library
Site Assets -Use this library to store files which are included on pages within this site, such as images on Wiki pages
Site Pages –Use this library to create and store pages on this site
Tasks – Use the Tasks list to keep track of work that you or your team needs to complete
Team Discussions –Use the Team Discussion list to hold newsgroup-style discussions on topics relevant to your team

Business Data
BusinessData Actions
Business Data Connectivity Filter
Business Data Item
Business Data Item Builder
Business Data List
Business Data Related List
Indicator Details
Status Lis

Content Rollup
- Content Query
- HTML Form Web Part
- Picture LIbrary Slideshow Web Part
- RSS Viewer
- XML Viewer

My Information
- My Calendar
- My Contacts
- My Inbox
- My Mail Folder
- My Tasks

Media and Content
- Content Editor
- Image Viewer
- Page Viewer

- Categories 
- Site Aggregator
- Sites in Category
- Summary Links
- Table of Contents

- Advanced Search Box
- Dual Chinese Search - Used to search Dual Chinese documentand items at the same time
- Federated REsults
- People Refinment Panel - This web part helps the users to refine people search results
- People Search Box
- People Search Core Results
- Refinement Panel - used to refine results
- Related Queries
- Search Action LInks
- Search Best Bets
- Searhc Box
- Search Core Results
- Search Paging
- Search Statistics
- Search Summary
- Search Visual Best Bet - displays visual best bets 
- Search Federated Results

Performance Point
- PerformancePoint Filter
- PerformancePoint Report
- PerformancePoint Scorecard
- PerformancePoint Stack Selector

My Information
- My Calendar
- My Contacts
- My Inbox
- My Mail Folder
- My Tasks

Content Rollup
Categories –Displays categories from the Site Directory
Content Query – Displays a dynamic view of content from your site
Relevant Documents – Displays documents that are relevant to the current user
RSS Viewer –Displays an RSS feed
Site Aggregator – Displays sites of your choice.
Sites In Category – Displays sites from the Site Directory within a specific category
Summary Links – Allows authors to create links that can be grouped and styled
Table Of Contents – Displays the navigation hierarchy of your site
Web Analytics web Part –Displays the most viewed content, most frequent search queries from a site, or most frequent search queries from a search center
WSRP Viewer – Displays portlets from web sites using WSRP 1.1
XML Viewer – Transforms XML data using XSL and shows the results

Please let me know in case of any questions or queries so that we can discussed the same and try to resolved it as soon as possible,Thanks

10 April, 2011

Blocked File Types: SharePoint

As a server administrator, you can use Central Administration to restrict certain kinds of files from being uploaded or retrieved, based on the file extension. For example, a file with the .exe file extension can potentially contain code that runs on client computers when the file is downloaded. If files with the .exe file extension are blocked, users can neither upload nor download a file with the .exe extension. By blocking this file type, potentially dangerous content in the .exe file cannot be downloaded and run on client computers.
By default, several standard file extensions are blocked, including any file extensions that are treated as executable files by Windows Explorer. Files with curly braces { or } are also automatically blocked. The file extensions blocked by default are shown in the following table.

.adeMicrosoft Access project extension
.adpMicrosoft Access project
.appApplication file
.asaASP declarations file
.ashxASP.NET Web handler file. Web handlers are software modules that handle raw HTTP requests received by ASP.NET.
.asmxASP.NET Web Services source file
.aspActive Server Pages
.basMicrosoft Visual Basic class module
.batBatch file
.cdxCompound index
.cerCertificate file
.chmCompiled HTML Help file
.classJava class file
.cmdMicrosoft Windows NT command script
.comMicrosoft MS-DOS program
.configConfiguration file
.cplControl Panel extension
.crtSecurity certificate
.cshScript file
.dllWindows dynamic link library
.fxpMicrosoft Visual FoxPro compiled program
.hlpHelp file
.htaHTML program
.htrScript file
.htwHTML document
.idaInternet Information Services file
.idcInternet database connector file
.idqInternet data query file
.insInternet Naming Service
.ispInternet Communication settings
.itsInternet Document Set file
.jseJScript Encoded script file
.kshKorn Shell script file
.masMicrosoft Access stored procedure
.mdaMicrosoft Access add-in program
.mdbMicrosoft Access program
.mdeMicrosoft Access MDE database
.mdtMicrosoft Access data file
.mdwMicrosoft Access workgroup
.mdzMicrosoft Access wizard program
.mscMicrosoft Common Console document
.mshMicrosoft Agent script helper
.msh1Microsoft Agent script helper
.msh1xmlMicrosoft Agent script helper
.msh2Microsoft Agent script helper
.msh2xmlMicrosoft Agent script helper
.mshxmlMicrosoft Agent script helper
.msiMicrosoft Windows Installer package
.mspWindows Installer patch package file
.mstVisual Test source files
.opsMicrosoft Office profile settings file
.pcdPhoto CD image or Microsoft Visual Test compiled script
.pifShortcut to MS-DOS program
.prfSystem file
.prgProgram source file
.printerPrinter file
.pstMicrosoft Outlook personal folder file
.regRegistration entries
.remACT! database maintenance file
.scfWindows Explorer command file
.scrScreen saver
.sctScript file
.shbWindows shortcut
.shsShell Scrap object
.shtmHTML file that contains server side directives
.shtmlHTML file that contains server side directives
.soapSimple Object Access Protocol file
.stmHTML file that contains server side directives
.urlUniform Resource Locator (Internet shortcut)
.vbMicrosoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)) file
.vbeVBScript Encoded Script file
.vbsVBScript file
.wsWindows Script file
.wscWindows Script Component
.wsfWindows Script file
.wshWindows Script Host settings file

How to Create a folder in a library + SharePoint 2007

When we creates a document library in our SharePoint sites, The most important thing is manage the files by creating appropriate folders by using proper naming conventions.

Microsoft has provided a detailed documentation on this: 

If you have several types of documents or diverse content within a library, you can create folders to help you organize the content.

If the library is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

If the name of your library does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your library.

1. On the New menu , click New Folder.

Note: The person who created your library may have specified that folders cannot be created in the library. If this is the case, the New Folder command is not available.

2. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK.

Note: If you have multiple libraries with folders and the people in your group like to browse a library as they would browse their hard disk, your group may want to enable your site to use the tree view. You can use the tree view to expand, collapse, and easily navigate folders. 

If you have permission to design sites, you can enable the tree view in the Navigation options on the Site Settings page

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you

There has been an error creating the personal site. Contact your site administrator for more information

When an end user tries to create an individual site collection on their personal My Site page by clicking the My Content link for the first time, he might encounter this error message.

There has been an error creating the personal site. Contact your site administrator for more information

This error can occur when the SharePoint administrator does not use a wildcard inclusion managed path to configure the My Site Settings for the User Profile service application connected to the Web application that hosts My Sites.

 If you create the My Site host site collection that is deeper than the root path, the site collection must use an explicit inclusion managed path.

Please try these steps to resolve this error message:

1. Central Administartion

-Click Application Management.

-In the Service Applications section, click Manage service applications.

-On the Manage Service Applications page, click the User Profile service application that is associated with the Web application that hosts My Sites, and then, in the Operations section of the ribbon, click Manage.

-On the Manage Profile Service page, in the My Site Settings section, click Setup My Sites.

-On the Manage Profile Service page, in the Personal Site Location section, verify that the value in the Location box is a wildcard inclusion managed path defined on the Web application that hosts My Sites. If not, create a new wildcard inclusion managed path for the Web application, and then use it as the value in the Location box

2. Self-Service site creation:

-Open Central Administration
-Under Application Security select Self-Service site management
-Select the Web Application that is hosting My Sites
-Set Enable Self-Service Site Creation to On 

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned info then please let me know,Thanks

Plan for My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)