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Getting a site homepage working on MOSS 2007

We have recently worked on a POC for developing the Home page of a site in MOSS 2007 portal.
Following links are very helpful in getting the work done.

Change the default page when site is created

News Aggregator web part MOSS 2007

Customizing the Content Query Web Part and Custom Item Styles


Best Practices for Caching in ASP.NET

Following links very useful for getting the Best practices for Caching in ASP.Net applications.

ASP.NET 2.0: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms379559(VS.80).aspx
ASP.NET 1.0: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa478965.aspx


Google Mail missing a Key feature

Recently I found that the junk forward mails that I forgot to clean have piled up and are contributing significant % age of my mailbox consumption. But I felt crippled to see that gmail does not provide any feature to sort the mails on size, or search mails based on size of the attachments.

Well Google advocates against sorting of mails, agreed, but searching the mails based on size of the attachments is a much needed feature in special cases where gmail is certainly falling back.

Though this feature might be intentionally dropped back, this is still a major limitation of the offering.

MOSS 2007 - Introduction to WebParts

Useful links for Developing Custom Web Parts in MOSS 2007

A Developer's Introduction to Web Parts

Customizing Calendar Control web-part


MOSS 2007 - Exporting and Importing Sub-Sites

Recently I was working with Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 (Moss 2007) and the link below is very useful for exporting and importing the Sites/Sub-sites from one site to another.

Following are the main steps for import/export a site or site collection:
1. Export the subsite or site collection by using the following command:
Stsadm.exe -o export -url -includeusersecurity
2. Import the subsite or site collection by using the following command:
Stsadm.exe -o import -url -includeusersecurity

The includeusersecurity parameter specifies that you want to import the security settings for the subsite or site collection. If you do not need the security settings, you can omit this parameter.
For more information about using import/export, see
Stsadm.exe command-line utility .


Tag files in JSP 2.0

Tag files are one of the best features for code re-use in JSP 2.0

Tag files ensure quicker development of tag functions that are re-usable in JSP
Tag files eliminate the use of Java code for writing the Custom tags.

Encapsulating Reusable Content Using Tag Files
Easy Custom Tags with Tag Files
Custom Tag Files

Happy Tagging :)