Monday, December 1, 2008

Sharepoint - Permission Groups - 12/1/08

I have been asked a few times what is the best way to set permission. Here is what I have discovered. Remember to use proper permissions when creating sub sites, lists, or libraries. The easiest way would be to let your Server Manager take care of your groups through Active Directory, which already should be created for email and network permissions. SharePoint will sync with single-sign on and access those groups. There are times when I want to create a quick custom group, then I'll create those groups within SharePoint, but for the most part, I only use AD groups.

Always use groups though, if you use single user permissions, in the long run you will regret it. If the user leaves or switches responsibilities, you only have to switch out users in the groups, not each individual permission you set. Groups are easier to keep organized and will save you a lot of time in the future.

One more thing, when creating target audiences, you can ONLY use SharePoint groups, AD groups won't work unless you install this hot fix from Microsoft.

Paging Through Document Libraries - 12/1/08

Do you ever get annoyed with out of control Document Libraries, well I do. Here is a quick tip for content editor web parts or any document library hyperlink.

If you highlight the text and click hyperlink, then click browse, the webpage dialog only displays 15 items per page for in the current document library, who wants to page thru to the end to find the most recent file uploaded. Well if you click on the modified handle and select the most recent date in the dropdown, it will narrow down your search and your paging.

This is the most efficient way to locate the file you want hyper linked. Enjoy Microsoft SharePoint.

Cyber Monday! - 12/1/08

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Adobe CS4 - 11/21/08

Sat through a CS4 demo and the new features were extremely impressive. InDesign finally has a Preflight Option that monitors the formatting and spacing. Photoshop now has a ton of pre-made workspaces, found out the animation (image ready) is only available in photoshop extended. Photoshop also now has a full section on non-destructive imaging... there is a new workspace for adjustments that now adjusts the image using vector mask, so at anytime you can delete that vector mask and not ruin the intial image. (contrast, level, brightness, etc) But if you use the original file menu image > adjustments... it will be the old way and destruct the image. Also a great feature in Photoshop CS4 is the tabbed imaging... just like in dreamweaver, photoshop now has tabs for multiple images opened in photoshop.

I will keep ya up to date on the new features as I discover them myself.

Monday, November 17, 2008

SharePoint - 11/17/08

I just participated in a SharePoint Teleforum, which consisted of 77 people from all the Country (including Canada). The teleforum was very informative and it seems like most businesses are still fairly new to SharePoint. I think SharePoint is the perfect solutions for any small business looking for content management. Depending on the size of the department, SharePoint could easily become your document management as well.

I do SharePoint consulting and I provide installation, roll-out, implmentation and migration services that will help your company get off the ground and using SharePoint efficiently.

Please contact me if interested.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thoughts - 11/14/08

Over the years, I have been meaning and forcing myself to blog, but I never had anything interesting or worth putting down for the world to see. I feel as if I will benefit you the most by putting down tips and tricks from my experience working with IT. Stay Tuned for MOSS (SharePoint) and Adobe product tips.

Welcome - 11/14/08

Welcome to, please check back regularly as I will be posting up tips and tricks on several different applications.