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Document Set is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2010 as part of content/document management. Document set helps to manage group of documents as a single entity. Actualy Document set is a content type that can be attached to any document library and make use of it's features. Advantages of Document Sets Consider a type "Project", each project has requirements document, project effort estimation spreadsheet, project plan presentation. To standardize the project management process, it's enforced ......

I've installed SharePoint 2010 and create first site collection. When I try to specify Target Audience for Announcements webpart in Home page via WebPart Properties, there is no "Target Audience" option. When I did google, articles which specifies how to set Target Audience for List. But that's not what I need. This article will explain how to get Target Audience for webpart in SharePoint 2010 sites. How to specifiy Target Audience for Webpart in SharePoint 2010? Well, It's obvious that free versions ......

For Web Designers and Developers writing CSS code for elements is so time consuming. That too make changes in SharePoint Stylesheets(CSS) needs more patience. First have to make change in CSS, reset IIS(or Application Pool Recycle), clear browser cache/temp files and check. Even for one small change or entire CSS change the mentioned steps has to be done. Sometimes the changes won't reflect and makes little irritating. Many of us faced and facing this issue. Alternatively you can make changes with ......

Most of the time, I get question from new friends who work in other technologies that "SharePoint is for Content Management/WebSite Creation?". Well, it's common because SharePoint is sucessor of Microsoft Content Management Server (CMS) which dedicatedly used for Web Content Management. SharePoint Portal 2001 predominantly focus on Content Management feature, whereas the later releases came with more features. It's very easy to create Colloboration portal with SharePoint in Minutes where it requires ......

Sandbox solution is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2010. It's a secured wrapper around webparts and other elements with limitations. There is no thumb rule that every webpart in SharePoint 2010 belongs to Sandbox Solution. But it's recommended to develop webparts with Sandbox solution. It allows administrators to monitor the solutions and control as required. SharePoint Site Collection administrators can view the resource utilization of each solution and can block if it consumes too much ......

What is Favicon? Sometimes we come across some websites which shows their logo instead of explorer logo in Address bar. A typical example is Google, login to google with IE and watch address bar. You can see google logo then the URL. This icon is stored in the PC when we add the sites as bookmarks. When you open bookmarks menu the site name will show with the icon. How to create Favicon? It's very easy to create favicon. All you need is the company logo or image(in JPG/PNG/GIF format) which you want ......

Social Networking is booming in last few years. For example, Facebook reaches 500 million users(as on July 2010) and Twitter has 190 million visitors per month. It's human tendency to know about others and share information with them. In any organization collaboration is key thing and it helps to improve operating efficiency. SharePoint 2010 development team keeps all these in mind and bundled cool Social Networking features with SharePoint 2010. Social Networking Features Ask Me About Activity Feed ......

In SharePoint 2010, Notifications is another way to display information/warnings without distracting user. It'll be shown in top right below Topbar and Ribbon. Just like Status bar, No Server side code or manual setup required to use Notifications. The required functions are bundled in SP.UI.Notify class that defined in SP.Js/SP.Debug.Js and it's included in SharePoint master page. So no manual include of Js is required. Well, Status bar is used to display content and to hide developer has to invvoke ......

In SharePoint 2010, Status bar is used to display information/warnings without disturbing user with Javascript alerts. Please don't think it is Browser's Status bar. It's a special information bar which displays below ribbon/top bar when invoked. No Server side code or manual setup required to enable status bar. The required functions are bundled in SP.UI.Status class that defined in SP.Js/SP.Debug.Js and it's included in SharePoint master page. So no need to include Js manualy to use Status bar. ......

A page which opened within dialog framework can pass some values(actualy single value) to parent page(Page which invokes dialog). Assume I have registration page which opened within Dialog. If Registration success then I have to pass a value otherwise different value to parent page. It's possible to pass single value with commonModalDialogClose(Retu... Once the registration completed successfuly then I want to show some message in the dialog itself and autoclose after few seconds. ......

SharePoint 2010 provides pretty good dialog framework. Throughout SharePoint sites, Dialog framework has been used to avoid page redirections and keep user in same page. In SharePoint 2007 with help of Lightbox/JQuery, dialog framework can be enabled and used. But it has some limitations and time consuming. So how to open a page in Dialog framework? Well, It's pretty simple. Just add Content Editor webpart in the page and add the below code. <script type="text/javascript"> //User Defined Function ......

Top Bar, Ribbon, Quick Launch are come up with Application Pages by default. If you want to open the page in Dialog Framework then those elements will take more space and make the layout cluttered. You can remove these elements by creating new page layout which is cumbersome/time consuming. One way to hide these controls is by passing a Parameter with the URL. [ ?IsDlg=1 ] SharePoint will hide these elements when It gets IsDlg Parameter on URL. But every time we can't pass these parameters. Then ......

SharePoint 2010 is released and available in 3 Editions. They are Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard Edition Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Before start implementing Sharepoint, its must to select the right edition for given requirement. When we recommend SharePoint to customers, they first ask what's the cost? Well, it's based on what for SharePoint is going to be used. 1. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 MSF 2010 is the least ......

It's a common question very often I've been asked. Well , Microsoft defines "SharePoint is a Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Internet". It's a perfect definition or IT Pros (esp. CXOs), but when it comes to Developers it requires more or different definition. SharePoint first released in the year 2001 as SharePoint Portal 2001. Basically It's a portal which has functionalities for intranet website. The features can be used as it is or can be customized minimum level. SharePoint ......