SharePoint Infrastructure Update

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

A new UPDATE, not service pack! which contains a load of performance updates and fixes for WSS and MOSS.

This also includes a new Search Settings Interface and the federated search capabilities seen with MS Search Server/Exp 2008

Download links:

Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297)

Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB951695)


Flyout Menus in MOSS!

Monday, 14 July 2008

From time to time, I get asked about flyout menus in SharePoint...Is it possible? Yep - no need to get out the custom JavaScript menu just yet.

You'll need SharePoint Designer and permissions to edit the masterpage... (Tip: please backup the default.master before editing and hacking!) Check out and open the Master Page you are currently using, Run a search for a property called 'MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels', set this to 2 in the Master Page and voila! You’ll get a second level fly out menu!

Note: When searching in SharePoint Designer, You will notice the property is referenced twice, one for the TopNavigationMenu aka Global Navigation and one for the Quick launch. It works in both, although may need some slight tweaking if using with any of the other OOB master pages.

Save Site as Template .stp 10mb Limit

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

If you've ever tried to save a SharePoint site as a template file (.stp) you may have noticed a check box to 'Include Content', Great! a quick and dirty way to migrate a SharePoint site.

Notquite! Issue is there is a 10MB hard coded limit....

You can however use the command line tool - stsadm to increase the limit, I've tested to 524Mb or 524288000

run the following on the SharePoint Server:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn max-template-document-size -pv 524288000