Fab 40 Templates for MOSS 2010


Someone took the effort to take a look into the templates released by Microsoft for 2007 and released them for 2010.

the first thing that caught my ttention, is that i no longer need to installe the core.wsp.

It seems that the converted templates are “clean” templates now.

Take a look here for more information and downloads.

The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view – SharePoint 2010

Ever seen this message.


It seems that when you have Office 2010 64bit isntalled, or no office at all, this message is generated by SharePoint when trying to open a list in Datasheetview.

The reason is that it depends on functionality that is part of office 32bit.

So , how can we fix it. According to Microsoft there are 2 methods. Take  a look at this page to see which methods.

I think there is only one (is also mentioned on the MS support page). Install the 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity.

After installing everything is working as intendend.


SharePoint 2010 navigation – nice to know

ever since working with SharePoint 2010 i wondered how the navigation was configured. then this morning i found this qoute.

Once you activate publishing for a site collection, every template within that

site collection will use the publishing navigation controls. This means that if

you create a team site as a subsite to a publishing site, that team site will use the

publishing navigation, not the team site navigation described earlier.


Hope this will information will help others also.



When do i need Office 2010 with SharePoint 2010

A question i hear from a lot of customers is:

Do i need to update/upgrade to Office 2010 when upgrading to SharePoint 2010 ? Most companies don’t want to update (again) and tell there users a new version of Office will be installed.

What you need to know is: Which features of SharePoint 2010 require Office 2010. If that is known you can decide to upgrade to Office 2010, or to postpone this upgrade.

So, which features require office 2010 to be installed:

  • Open, edit, and save documents using Office Web Apps
  • View and update SharePoint ’ s managed keywords and tags
  • Display SharePoint’s managed keywords and tags within the actual document
  • Navigate by keywords when browsing existing Office documents
  • Reduced protection of documents using Microsoft Information Rights Management (IRM)
  • Reduced ability to add digital signatures with Microsoft IMS
  • Restrict editing per user with Microsoft IMS
  • Allow co-authoring of an Office document in realtime
  • Offline access to SharePoint content with SharePoint Workspace
  • Integrate Microsoft Access applications in SharePoint


If these features are not required or a not important at first, you can decide not to upgrade to office 2010.at least not at first. you can always decide later to upgrade.

Hope this information will help others to decide if an upgrade is needed.




The version of SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites that is downloaded and installed before May 25, 2010 does not have all product features enabled, or it runs with reduced functionality

If you installed Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 For Internet Sites Enterprise, and then you tried to activate the product by using the enterprise key before May 25, 2010, you encounter the following symptoms:

  • The following Enterprise features are not available, or the features have reduced functionality:
    • Access Services
    • InfoPath Forms Services
    • Chart Web Parts
    • Excel Services
    • PerformancePoint Services
    • Visio Services

To verify that you are encountering this issue, consider the following scenarios:

  • One of the following GUIDs exists in the output of the (Get-SPFarm).Products cmdlet:
    • 1F230F82-E3BA-4053-9B6D-E8F061A933FC
    • F48AC5F3-0E33-44D8-A6A9-A629355F3F0C
  • The following registry subkey contains one of the previous GUIDs:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions14.0WSSInstalledProducts{90140000-110D-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}

For more info and a solution look here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2143810

5 times internal memory equals minimal free disk space

Yesterday we installed SharePoint 2010 on a new server.

Since it’s a pilot to check out new functionality and to see if we can accomplish what we want, we started out with a “moderate” server.

After installing, i went to the central administration and saw i got a critical issue.

Nice to be informed about this , but i didn’t expect it. I had already done the installation twice, to get acquainted with the new version. So , i was unpleasantly surprised.

You are offered a hyperlink to show the critical issue.

It was: Drives are at risk of running out of free space

How was this possible. So i decided to check out the free disk space. it was 29 Gb.

So that could never be the issue. But, after reading the complete error message i found out it was an issue.

The complete error message was (click on the issue to see the complete message):

Available drive space is less than five times the value of physical memory. This is dangerous because it does not provide enough room for a full memory dump with continued operation. It also could cause problems with the Virtual Memory swap file:

And that was correct because it had 6Gb memory installed.

5 * 6 Gb = 30 Gb > 29 GB.

So remember : the amount of memory installed is reflected on the amount of needed free disk space.



SharePoint designer 2010

How odd.

Today i wanted to isntall the SharePoint designer 2010.  So i went to the several Micsosoft websites (Office en SharePoint) to look for the download.

Nowhere to find !

even when searching the Microsoft site , i only found references to the beta versions. But, when searching for SharePoint Designer specific in the downloads section: the finally popped up.

For all you out there also searching for it, here are the links

Before i forget, i worked with the new version some hours now, and it’s really nice to see that it’s much better then the 2007 version!