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)

09 April, 2011

How to Create a wiki site

A Wiki  is a website that allows visitors to easily add, remove or edit content on the site, often without the need for registration.  Content on the site is often ‘policed’ by a community of contributors, who have the capability of editing inappropriate or incorrect information.  The most powerful element of Wiki sites is the ease of creating and editing web sites, enabling non-technical users to wholly participate in knowledge sharing or collaboration efforts through Wiki sites.  Within Windows SharePoint Services, a wiki site also enables the capability of viewing versions of a wiki site entry, along with when changes were made and who made those changes.  

Users have the capability of ‘rolling back’ to a previous version if updates are considered incorrect or inappropriate.  Users with Full Control permissions, often administrators of the wiki site, also have the capability to tightly control who has the capability to edit wiki site entries, choosing to allow only a certain group of users to edit a wiki entry, while allowing everybody else to read the wiki site.

Before creating a site, make sure that you are at the location on your site where you want to create a new subsite.

1. Click View All Site Content, and then click Create on the All Site Content page / Site actions-site settings-Under site administration-sites and workspaces

 -In most cases, you can use the Site Actions menu  instead to complete this step.

2. Under Web Pages, click Sites and Workspaces.
          -In the Title and Description section, type a title for your wiki site. The title is required.
          -The title appears at the top of the Web page and appears in navigational elements that help users to find and open the site.

3. Type a description of the purpose of your wiki in the Description box. The description is optional.
          -The description helps users understand the purpose of your site.

4. In the Web Site Address section, type a URL for your wiki site. 

         -Please avoid Special characters

5. In the Template Selection section, click the Collaboration tab if it is not already selected, and then click the Wiki Site template.

6. In the Permissions section, select whether you want to provide access to the same users who have access to this parent site or to a unique set of users.

If you click Use Unique Permissions, you can set up permissions later after you finish entering information on the current page.

7. In the Navigation Inheritance section, specify whether you want the site to inherit its top link bar from the parent site or to have its own set of links on the top link bar. 

This setting also affects whether the new site appears as part of the breadcrumb navigation of the parent site. 

The breadcrumb navigation provides a set of hyperlinks that enable site users to quickly navigate up the hierarchy of sites within a site collection.

8. When you navigate down the site hierarchy, breadcrumb navigation appears on the page to which you have navigated. 

If you click No, your subsite will not appear in the breadcrumb navigation for the parent site and the breadcrumb navigation for your new site will not include the parent site.

9. Click Create.

 If you specified that you want the subsite to have the same permission as its parent site, the new site is created when you click Create. 

10. If the Set Up Groups for this Site page appears, you need to specify whether you want to create new groups or use existing groups for visitors, members, and owners of this site. 

In each section, do one of the following:

If you click Create a new group, either accept the automatically created name for the new SharePoint group, or type a new name, and then add the people whom you want. 

Click the check mark icon to verify any names that you type, or click the Address Book icon to browse through your directory for more names.

In the Visitors to this Site section, you can also add all authenticated users to the Visitors group, which provides the group members with permission to read the content on your site, by default.

If you click Use an existing group, select the SharePoint group that you want from the list.

If you have several SharePoint groups, the list may be abbreviated. Click More to see the full list or Less to abbreviate the list.

11. Click OK.

Wiki site will be successfully created,Thanks...

If you have any queries/questions then feel free to ask...I would be more than happy to help you as well as answer your queries...Thanks again...