Regional Settings in SharePoint

You can change the default MM/DD/YYYY datetime format to the DD/MM/YYYY format very easily.

1) Site Collection Settings
2) .NET coding
3) Central Administration

1) Site Collection Settings
Change your regional settings in the site settings menu

Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Modify all site settings

2) .NET coding

using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite(

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Customize the Content Query Web Part

Imagine you want to display certain items from a list that is in another site, you can use the Content Query Web Part and customize the displayed data.

George Peratnos wrote a wonderfull article how to adjust this web part in order to display the data you want.

His method to clear the displayed HTML code is real gift!

Thanks George!

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business Data Catalog Tool

“There are no Business Data Types loaded in the Catalog in the Business Data type picker”

that's where it all started, I used the Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor from microsoft that enabled developers to easily create ADF (application definition files) to import Business Data databases into Sharepoint.

I realised quickly that this tool doesn't worked when I imported the XML in my sharepoint…

After lot's of research we finally found the solution and created our own tool.

I just imported my generated XML of the Northwind database and everything seems to be working.. GREAT!

“Application Definition Import Successful”.

here you can download the working generated XML file:
AdventureWorks.xml

Currently we are not planning to release this tool yet… There is still lot's of work to do before it's finished!

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First Release Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit

Cross Post from Zach Rosenfield


It's with great excitement that I get to be the first to announce the initial release of the Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit! Since shipping SharePoint back in November of 2006 we've been listening to your feedback and requests for more tools to help you run our product. We've been listening and our team is deeply committed to supporting you and our in market products. One of our approaches to better support you is to provide a regular release of additional tools in the new SharePoint Administration Toolkit. This tool pack is oriented towards helping SharePoint administrators with complex or demanding tasks

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