Patching SharePoint with minimal downtime

Posted: September 22nd, 2009 | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: | No Comments »

From Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

In brief, the solution requires that you:

  • Disable mirroring and set the mirror databases to read-only
  • Route network and database traffic to the read-only databases
  • Apply software updates to the offline servers
  • Route network and database traffic to the updated servers
  • Apply software updates to the secondary farm
  • Re-enable mirroring and set the mirrored databases to read/write

To read the full solution, see Configure a server farm for minimal downtime during software updates


Patterns and practices Developing SharePoint Applications guidance

Posted: September 8th, 2009 | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: | No Comments »

From Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

Patterns and practices has released a new version of guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems.  The guidance helps customers accelerate constructing advanced applications through examples and documentation. The guidance delivers a guide, a reusable library, and a reference implementation for a partner portal extranet.

Visit http://www.microsoft.com/spg to view the release.


Customizing the SharePoint ECB with Javascript

Posted: September 7th, 2009 | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: , | No Comments »

The SharePoint ECB ( Edit Control Block ) is the contect menu that is displayed for items in a SharePoint list , Jan Tielen has an excellent 3 part post on his blog on customizing the ECB and adding aditional menu items.  One idea Jan has applied is a url shorting menu item for sending links to list items documents etc…

Im interested to see what other Ideas people will come up with, what ideas do you have?


Modify the SharePoint Wiki Interface

Posted: September 7th, 2009 | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: | No Comments »

A nice post on modifying the SharePoint wiki interface.

The screencast is from End User SharePoint ( EndUserSharePoint.com )  while the directions and example of the wiki can be found at  Bits of SharePoint