Importing Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet data to SharePoint

Businesses using Microsoft SharePoint technologies host loads of information that are constantly created, modified, accessed and processed by its users. SharePoint servers store this information in what are called ‘Lists’ that typically resembles an Excel spreadsheet. As you may be aware already, you can import Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet to SharePoint [In your SharePoint site, select […]

Rolling out our SharePoint 2010 versions!

The much anticipated release of SharePoint 2010 is on the cards. It’s almost official that the final cut would be released by June 2010. The beta version is already out and is certainly creating a buzz among the business community. The latest version that is coming up has flexible deployment options and has kindled our […]

‘Member of’ details for a User for ALL domains in a forest

Consider the following scenario: There are two domains in a forest with different namespaces namely SPACENET (SPACENET.local) and OtherDomain (OtherDomain.local). Let us assume that SPACENET is the domain that needs to access resources in OtherDomain. In order to allow domain users from SPACENET to access resources in the domain OtherDomain, we need to add SPACENET’s […]

Active Directory Group membership report – listing across domains and forests

A user may be assigned to multiple groups in an Active Directory organization. A group member may have membership in other groups in the same domain (or) in a different domain within the same forest (or) in a different domain in a different forest. An in-depth user/group membership report must include all the groups that […]

Migrating data to SharePoint Lists (MOSS 2007 / WSS 3.0)

When migrating data from non-SharePoint sources / legacy applications, it is important to design, organize and manage your list items and properties carefully so that there is minimal rework on your lists and properties without having to redesign the whole content framework. We will discuss below some of the common list management issues in SharePoint […]

Effective permissions on folders and files…

One of the headaches in finding out the NTFS permissions on files and folders is determining the effective permissions. Files and folders may have permissions explicitly set on them for users and groups and also have implicit/inherited permissions (e.g. users having access or deny to a folder by virtue of  their membership in a group or a nested […]

DocKIT for SharePoint 2007 v3.8 released

We have released a new and improved version of DocKIT for SharePoint 2007 about a week back. We included some nice features based on the customer feedback we received over the last few months. (BTW, we are very attentive when it comes to customer feedback and feature suggestions, which has truly brought us to where […]

SPListX latest version 3.0 released!

This is a significant release of SPListX, not only for us but also for our customers who have been waiting for some time to get these new features. I am sure it was worth the wait for them, because we made sure we addressed all of the important features that will make this an important […]

IIS Reporting for IIS 6 and IIS 7

Due to major technology differences between IIS6 and IIS7 we have two separate reporting tools for IIS: 1. Admin Report Kit for IIS v4.x / 5.x / 6.x 2. Admin Report Kit for IIS 7.0 Both the tools have similar features, except that ARK for IIS 7 is a completely new application developed from scratch […]

Active Directory Reporting – the Essentials

The needs of Systems Management reporting can be broadly classifed into: 1. Compliance Reporting (for internal compliance as well as statutory compliance needs such as HIPPA, SOX etc.) 2. Management Reporting (for delivering the reports that management needs – Mainly in the form of Summary reports without getting into the details) 3. Administrative Reporting (for […]

The DocKIT solution for Sharepoint Document Migration

In our previous post we had discussed in detail many of the SharePoint document migration challenges. Here we will summarize how Vyapin’s DocKIT solution addresses these issues. DocKIT for SharePoint 2007 imports folders and documents to SharePoint libraries with the following metadata that typically define the source content: Custom properties defined in the external metadata […]

SharePoint document migration challenges when migrating files and folders

There are several challenges when migrating documents to Microsoft SharePoint. While these challenges can be overcome, they are a real pain if the migration source, content and file systems are not SharePoint friendly.  We will discuss below some of the common ones here. Folders and files exist in several sources – file shares, web-based sources, network […]