Tag Archives: SharePoint 2010

WORKAROUND/HOW-TO: leverage BUILT-IN Timer Jobs when you can’t build a custom Timer Job

2012-08-28 MV: Here’s a workaround I’ve devised and used with good success, in case anyone else finds themself needing a timer job-triggered workflow instead of an event-triggered workflow, and they’re in a highly-constrained environment… PROBLEM: You  need a custom Timer Job, but are constrained to only say SharePoint Designer 2010 and (typically) Sandboxed Solutions, which don’t permit Timer Job projects to […]

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BEST PRACTICE/HOW TO: Quickly Configure SharePoint 2010 publishing features with approval workflow only on SOME sites…

2011 01 18 MV to All: My current client has a brand-new corporate portal (root site + dozens of hierarchical subsites) done in SharePoint 2010, and wants publishing features enabled, but only a single easy-to-manage approval workflow used across all sites… This looks great & easy – but it only looks that way. Eventually the Approvers in the workflow who expected to […]

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HOW TO: Enable mere mortals contribute items… but NOT DELETE anything.

2010 11 16 MV to All: On our current corporate portal project we had a need for all users to be able to contribute/submit candidate news articles for submission… In order for them to be able to “contribute” to a list, SharePoint OOTB settings would end up giving these mere mortals the ability to EDIT and even DELETE content from […]

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HOW TO: tweak SharePoint 2010 CSS just enough for minimal branding…

2010 05 24 MV: Made some decent gains this week on leveraging a custom CSS file to brand (as opposed to beating & twisting master pages, which I consider only when all other attempts at CSS-based branding to be insufficient) my client’s corporate deployment, so I thought I’d share a few tips & tricks for those branding requests which pop-up […]

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