Tuesday, September 25, 2007

[SPS2003/WSSv2] Service Pack 3 released

Microsoft has just release Service Pack 3 for SPS2003 and WSSv2.

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains stability improvements and performance improvements. Some fixes that are included with Windows SharePoint Services SP3 were previously released in separate updates. Windows SharePoint Services SP3 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains significant security improvements. Some fixes that are included in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 were previously released as separate updates. This service pack combines these updates into one update.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

List columns in SPS2003/WSSv2 and MOSS2007/WSSv3

In SharePoint 2003/WSSv2 there were some limitations on the number of columns of a certain type:

Lists in Windows SharePoint Services can only contain a certain number of fields or columns. If a list in your site contains too many fields or columns, it are not migrated. You must manually re-create the list. Note that this includes surveys. The maximum numbers for fields and columns are:

  • 64 text fields, including the following field types: Single line of text, Choice, Hyperlink, or Picture.
  • 16 Lookup fields
  • 16 Date and Time fields
  • 16 Yes/No fields
  • 32 Number and Currency fields
  • 32 Multiple lines of text fields
WSSv2 Admin Guide

In MOSS2007/WSSv3 these limitations are gone. The only limitations is the performance of your list: Sharepoint 2007 - Column Limits

[SPS2003] Issue with "Add link to site" option

A colleague of mine ran into an issue with the ‘Add link to site’ option in Site Creation. After clicking the OK button nothing happens. This issue is being discussed in newsgroeps and possibly being caused by hotfix: KB933854

Someone created a solution for this issue, by changing some code in the newform.aspx file. After applying this solution, the issue was solved. More info can be found at: SPS2003 Add Link to Site not working

Changes to newform.aspx:
1. Open this file in a text editor:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server
(Replace [LCID] with your locale identifier, 1033 for English)
2. Find this code fragment:

<SPSWC:InputFormButtonSection runat="server">
<SPSWC:InputFormButtonAtBottom ID="ButtonOk" runat="server"
<SPSWC:InputFormButtonAtBottom ID="ButtonCancel" runat="server"
TextLocId="Page_CancelButton_Text" visible="false" />

3. Replace it with this code fragment:
<SPSWC:InputFormButtonSection runat="server">
<!-- Workaround for WIN2003SP2 issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934229
<input type="button" value=" OK "
onclick="document.forms[0].submit()" />
<!-- <SPSWC:InputFormButtonAtBottom ID="ButtonOk" runat="server"
TextLocId="Page_OkButton_Text"/> -->
<!-- End workaround -->
<SPSWC:InputFormButtonAtBottom ID="ButtonCancel" runat="server"
TextLocId="Page_CancelButton_Text" visible="false" />

4. That's it!!