April 2012 Entries

How to delete SharePoint alerts for orphaned (deleted) users–WSS 3.0/SharePoint 2007/2010

An issue came up at my client recently, where our webmaster email account was being flooded with non deliverable email notices. Messages were bouncing back because our SharePoint farm was sending alerts to users and email address that no longer existed. This was on a WSS 3.0 farm, and we don’t have any third party tools (like Axceler’s ControlPoint) to help manage scenarios like this. So, I decided to tackle the problem with PowerShell. Of course the first step in writing a PowerShell script is to ......

WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2010: Tips for delaying the Visual Upgrade

My most recent project has been to migrate a bunch of sites from WSS 3.0 (SharePoint 2007) to SharePoint Server 2010. The users are currently working with WSS 3.0 and Office 2003, so the new ribbon based UI in 2010 will be completely new. My client wants to avoid the new SharePoint 2010 look and feel until they’ve had time to train their users, so we’ve been testing the upgrades by keeping them with the 2007 user interface. Permission to perform the Visual Upgrade One of the first things we noticed ......