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Sharepoint Tip - Recovering Documents directly from the database
Published: 7/13/2010 by mr.dossett

This came in very handy for me in trying to restore a single document.  Saved me trying to connect the database to a sharepoint install in a virtual machine.  

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Relevant Tags: SharePoint

iFilters in SQL
Published: 4/23/2010 by mr.dossett

Very useful info I found at Simple-Talk and don't want to lose.  Go there for the full article on SQL Server Full Text Search: Language Features

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Relevant Tags: MS SQL

Anonymous Surveys in SharePoint Not So Anonymous
Published: 12/31/2009 by mr.dossett

One of the options in SharePoint surveys is to not display the user's name in the response.  While this may appear to create an anonymous survey, it's not really the case.  After your anonymous users have submitted, just change that setting to show user names and there they all are.  If you want to be more subtle in viewing who said what, you can directly query your SharePoint content database:

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Mailto Link Limits / SharePoint E-mail Users Option
Published: 7/14/2009 by mr.dossett

We had a user not able to use the E-mail Users option on a SharePoint group.  When selecting all the users to email she would get the error, "Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed".  Rather a misleading error, as her mail client was installed just fine.

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Relevant Tags: Browsers | SharePoint

InfoPath Form - Not Updating / Cached
Published: 6/19/2009 by mr.dossett

If you publish InfoPath forms to SharePoint, or this may even happen if you put them in other network locations, you may find that when making an update to the form, some users continue to see the old version. I recently tracked this down as being caused by InfoPath caching a version of the form on the users computer.

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Relevant Tags: InfoPath | SharePoint

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