Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mashups with Popfly

Popfly is an ubelievably cool new tool to build mashups in silverlight. If silverlight wasn't cool enough already, this seals the deal.

Let me demonstrate: 20 mintues ago I signed up for popfly. And in that 20 minutes I figured out how to use popfly and built this, a little tile image display of Monet images from the web. Sweet! More to come..

Monday, October 22, 2007

Apply a theme to all new sharepoint sites

This blog post shows how to apply a corporate theme to all newly created sites. Very handy.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Authorization vs. Authentication

I was asked the following question today about MOSS: Can MOSS manage passwords? Can I store service account passwords someway in MOSS securely?

Here is an important point about MOSS security:

MOSS does not provide authentication, it only provides authorization. (very important distinction) It relys on either Active Directory or forms authentication to validate passwords. Once AD says yup this person is who they say they are, then Sharepoint takes over. Nowhere in the sharepoint databases will you find a user's password. What you will find in the sharepoint databases is the roles and permissions that a user has.


Friday, October 05, 2007

move documents in SharePoint without losing metadata

Here is a great SharePoint trick. Need to move documents from one library to another without losing metadata?

With the "Content and Structure" section under site administration, you can!

instructions for moving documents without losing metadata