Thursday, February 28, 2008

MOSS 2007 Usage Reports

I’ve been searching for an inventory of MOSS 2007 usage reports. This page seems good enough:

But what I really hope for is an inventory listing with short description of each report, and with all the screenshots. Hopefully I can find one soon.


Managing Enterprise Metadata with Content Types and Search [SharePoint]

Bump into this great write up by Robert Bogue on content type and ways to expose those custom metadata into search. IT starts with real business problem, and then move to example and screen shots on setting things up. Now that’s business and tech know-how in one!


Introduced here:

Direct download here:



MOSS additional IFilter Pack

Although MOSS 2007 now has pdf IFilter included (not included in SPS2003 btw), there are still other file types that are not showing up with proper icon. So here’s an filter pack to handle some of those missing files, such as:


·         Metro (.docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb)

·         Zip (.zip)

·         OneNote (.one)

·         Visio (.vdx, .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, .vtx)


More details at

Another field that lookup from SharePoint list

There’s another improved version at

A field that lookup from SharePoint list

Finally, a feature that enable a field to pick a value from a sharepoint list, made available at CodePlex at Not sure how useful it is yet but I’ll definitely check it out when I can find the time.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

MOSS 2007 Sizing Estimation Tool

This might be old news, but HP has released their MOSS 2007 Sizing estimation tool. It’s a quick way to estimate the hardware required to roll out MOSS 2007. Tools can be downloaded at Additional SharePoint tools can be found at Note that a simple registration is required to get to these pages.