Sharepoint 2007 Customization Ramp Up – Part 1: Getting Started

Welcome to Part 1 of a multipart series on getting ramped up on SharePoint 2007 customization. My team is working on a good sized Moss 2007 implementation currently and have begun the customization process, in this series I will try to recount the basic steps we have used to get to where we are in the project. This series will consist mostly of links to the many blog and web postings that our team found useful throughout the learning process. I will also try to describe some key points that I think are necessary to “get” Moss 2007 customization. So, without further fanfare, here is part 1. SharePoint 2007 Customization Ramp Up – Part 1: Getting Started For this part, I will only be discussion the very basics of getting started. When my team began the project we had no knowledge of SharePoint 2003 or ECM for that matter. We started by just reading as ...

404 Error for Anonymous Users in Publishing Site

Here’s a quick gotcha that I just remembered. If you are customizing a Publishing Site and you have just created a new masterpage, you may run into a situation where anonymous users are getting a 404 error trying to view the website. This may be obvious to some people but it took me a good couple hours to figure out that in a Publishing Site, approvals are turned on by default. The user you created the masterpage with will be able to see it but until you publish and approve it, no anonymous user will be able to see the masterpage (since it would be a violation of the approval process). I’m thinking Microsoft could have come up with a better error message in this scenario, but I guess 404 makes sense because to that user the page really doesn’t exist yet.