Daniel Reed
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Posted by mirata on Feb 9, 2014 in SharePoint | 2 Comments
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Hi all, I’m not dead. I apologise profusely for not posting, replying etc. But there are a few reasons you don’t care about but I will go through anyway: I have 2 jobs which keep me very busy You would not believe the amount of spam that arrives on this site. Choosing which posts go through is an exercise of mental willpower Life is awesome and you have to go outside once an a whole But enough of that. The one thing I am definitely receiving is that my Picture Gallery Web Part has been very well received. I appreciate [...]

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Posted by mirata on Apr 9, 2012 in Download, SharePoint | 26 Comments

Download Mirata.CascadingLookup.wsp (13kb) As you may notice, I’ve been away for a while. Constantly busy on other things – its always the same! In any case, here is my next free SharePoint component. A Cascading Lookup field. This wsp file is free for use. Of course I’ll always be keen to hear if you use it with anything interesting. I’ve always been a little baffled by the fact SharePoint never included a Cascading Lookup field out of the box. It seems rather obvious to me that this would be a requirement for many people in Enterprise environments, especially for categorising [...]

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Posted by mirata on Jul 19, 2011 in SharePoint | 7 Comments

I recently created a masterpage using advanced CSS features such as rounded borders and shadows. As many of you will know, the only Internet Explorer releases to navitely support these features without the use of tools like CSS3PIE are IE9 and the pre-release builds of IE10. Now depending on how you are using your SharePoint environment, the site will be displayed in either IE8 Mode, or IE8 Compatibility Mode even if you have IE9. This is often due to a number of factors: Compatibility View settings – by default, Intranet Sites are set to display in Compatibility Mode, so Intranet SharePoint sites [...]

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Posted by mirata on Jul 19, 2011 in Download, SharePoint | 115 Comments
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Download Mirata.PictureGallery.wsp (103kb) Download Mirata.PictureGallery-source.zip (422kb) Update: I have released a new version above. It incorporates a number of fixes including: Locating Picture Libraries on SharePoint installations where the language is not English. Thanks to a number of users such as Serdar Ozcan for helping me identify this. A property which allows you to disable JQuery. This is useful for people who have custom Master Pages and already register JQuery. Some style fixes During a number of my client projects, people have mentioned their lack of satisfaction with the out-of-the-box Picture Library list views. They give you basic thumbnail and [...]

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Posted by mirata on Jun 11, 2011 in SharePoint | 1 Comment

This is the second time in one week that I have been burned by group policy issues. We had a report from a client that the BCS component of their site was failing. It was reporting anonymous access denied, which of course there is plenty of material you can find on Google. But on a bit of investigation, it seemed like the actual Service Application was failing. I tried to go to the settings via Central Administration and received the following error: The BDC Service application Business Data Connectivity Service is not accessible. The full exception text is: The HTTP [...]

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Posted by mirata on Jun 11, 2011 in SharePoint | 2 Comments

I’m making this post because there was no useful information on the Internet about this specific problem. If it helps someone out, please let me know. Last week we encountered a problem with SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search. In our virtual environments in the office, everything would go fine. The developers and infrastructure guys could install it from the GUI and powershell with no problems. But on the client site, installation would fail every time. Naturally this leads to suspicion of site-specific nuanaces that lots of places have. Maybe some strange group policy or Active Directory setting. Possibly some sort of firewall [...]

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Posted by mirata on May 2, 2011 in Optimisation, Web Design | No Comments

For a number of projects recently, I have had to use custom fonts sites – both SharePoint and otherwise. This is always a tricky area for a number of reasons: Browsers all have their own text-rendering nuances Not all browsers accept the same custom font formats (though this is improving as older browsers phase out) Custom fonts add page weight. The first 2 points can be more or less worked around by supplying different font formats such as TTF, WOFF and OET files. The main problem is the page weight. Fonts are cacheable items because they remain static, but one [...]

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