Archive for September, 2007

SharePoint Customization Policies

September 28, 2007

Ecco il link ad un prezioso whitepaper sulle linee guida da seguire per la personalizzazione e o sviluppo su SharePoint in maniera “supportata” da Microsoft.

Ontolica Search 3.2 for MOSS 2007

September 27, 2007

E’ appena stato annunciata da Mondosoft l’uscita della nuova release di Ontolica Search for MOSS 2007, il potente tool per migliorare le funzionalità del motore di ricerca di Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Intel performance test su WSS 3.0

September 27, 2007

Segnalo un interessante whitepaper sui test di performance per Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 su CPU Intel.

Di seguito il link con il documento.

Implementare soluzioni multilingua con MOSS 2007

September 25, 2007

Una delle funzionalità di MOSS 2007 che agevola l’implementazione delle soluzioni multilingua è quella delle Variations.

Naturalmente questa caratteristica si combina con language pack ed altre considerazioni.

Di seguito il link ad un ottimo post con un efficace how-to, che aiuta in queste genere di configurazioni.

Risolvere i problemi di upgrade delle aree di SPS 2003 verso i siti MOSS 2007

September 23, 2007

In MOSS 2007 il concetto di area, ben presente in SharePoint Portal Server 2003, è scomparso.  Ora si lavora con siti, e soltanto siti. Mentre in SPS 2003 si distingueva tra aree e siti.

Può capitare di aver personalizzato le aree di SPS 2003, ottendendo l’effetto di “unghosting”. Situazione che potrebbe generare problemi nel corso dell’upgrade a MOSS 2007.

L’upgrade sembra essere completato, ma si perdono i riferimenti corretti alla nuova collocazione delle pagine.

Ad esempio, se c’era l’home page di un sito http://portale/default.aspx su SPS 2003, questa verà ricercata nella stessa collocazione, mentre in MOSS 2007 l’home page è collocata su http://portale/pages/default.aspx.

Il risultato? Error 404 Page not found.

La soluzione?

Si può trovare su questo articolo della KB.

How to point to a custom 404 error Web page in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

September 20, 2007

This article describes how to point to a custom 404 error Web page in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Error: “System.Web.HttpException: Maximum request length exceeded”

September 17, 2007

When uploading large files in .NET, the following error may be received:

System.Web.HttpException: Maximum request length exceeded...

This error relates to ASP.NET’s maxRequestLength setting. By default, ASP.NET limits requests to 4096 kilobytes (or 4 MB), as explained in this Microsoft KB article:;EN-US;295626.

This error will occur if an upload is larger than 4 MB and you have not adjusted the maxRequestLength setting for your application in web.config or machine.config. Solution FileUp Standard Edition can accept uploads of up to 4 gigabytes.

FileUp Enterprise Edition can accept unlimited size uploads. However, when using the product in .NET, it is important to configure the application settings to make sure ASP.NET doesn’t block the large uploads before FileUp can process them.

The maxRequestLength parameter is set in the httpRuntime section of web.config (or machine.config). maxRequestLength is set in kilobytes. So, for example, if you want to allow uploads of 100 MB, you would set maxRequestLength to 102400.

There are some other settings in httpRuntime which you may want to modify for large uploads. Below is an example httpRuntime element. Please adjust the settings according to the needs of your application.

      appRequestQueueLimit=”100″ />

For more information about various ASP.NET application settings which apply to large uploads, see the FileUpEE or FileUpSE documentation:

FileUpEE – Large Uploads in ASP.NET

FileUpSE – large uploads in ASP.NET

Two MOSS 2007 WCM focused MSDN articles just published

September 14, 2007

Avneesh Kaushik is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services and was the SharePoint Technical Lead for the development of the website that was previously profiled here. He has authored two very useful technical articles based his in-depth experience in building that website and a few others, and the articles were recently published at:

PDF Document Type Icon in MOSS 2007

September 14, 2007

MOSS doesn’t install an icon for PDF files by default. It simply shows a generic white paper icon.

This is my procedure for fixing this issue:

  1. Download an appropriate icon for pdf document types.
    1. This is the icon from Adobe.
    2. Save to TEMPLATE\IMAGES directory. (DEFAULT: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\template\images)
  2. Open the file docicon.xml. (DEFAULT: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\template\xml\docicon.xml)
  3. Add a new Mapping element to the ByExtension element.
    <Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”pdficon_small.gif” />
    NOTE: Be sure to change pdficon_small.gif to whatever image you downloaded to represent pdf documents.
  4. Save the edited docicon.xml file.
  5. Restart IIS (iisreset /noforce).

You should now see the PDF icons for all PDF documents in the portal, including search results.

Customizable Everyday Productivity Education (EPE) content developed by Microsoft IT for end user training

September 10, 2007

These simple, easy-to-use customizable job aids were created by Microsoft’s internal IT group to help employees get started with learning more about using a technology or product effectively, selecting the right product or service, or reviewing best practices. The content for Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System were published a couple of months ago, and I (and likely most of you) somehow missed it. The EPE home page is at, but for your convenience, I’ve listed the SharePoint specific content below.