Friday, 12 November 2010

Make Firefox display sites like an iPad

Came across this gem today. I've lent my iPad to colleagues (I don't think I'll get it back), and needed to test a website for iPad compatibility.

Mashable has instructions for changing your Firefox user input string to that of the iPad:

Type “about:config” in the address bar, click the right mouse button, select New – String, and name it “general.useragent.override”. Then enter the value “Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10″.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Check in multiple SharePoint documents

When using SharePoint it's handy to add multiple documents to a library at once.

I either use the Open in Windows Explorer feature to achieve this, or Upload Multiple Documents from the Action Menu on the Document library.

If there are meta-data columns in the library which are required to be completed, and no default value is set, SharePoint uploads the documents, but marks them as checked out, so they're not available to other users.

Checking in each document from the contextual menu on each document in the library is painful.

However, there is a better way.

First, from the Actions menu, choose Edit in Datasheet. Use this spreadsheet-like view to complete those meta-data columns

Second, from the the Site Actions button is in the top right hand corner, click  Manage Content and Structure. This will let you browse the site through to your library. When you've found the library, select all the documents, then use Check In from the Actions menu to check the documents in.

Voila, one library of checked in documents!

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Types of wikis

"In the Flow" and "Above the Flow". 

Reading this blog post on two approaches and types of wikis,, is a useful guide to the reasons why wikis may succeed or fail in their implementation.

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Friday, 21 May 2010

SharePoint SUSHI

One of the challenges with a SharePoint environment is managing the security. Who can see what? Can a person see what they're supposed to see?

SharePoint's out-of-the-box interface is limited in this area. Sure, you can tell which SharePoint groups or Active Directory groups have access to a resouce, but there's no easy way to find out who belongs to those groups from within SharePoint.

SharePoint Sushi (love the aconym - it stands for SharePoint Utility with a Smart Helpful Interface) is a great free tool which lets you view your SharePoint permissions from the user perspective. for the download and docs.


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