Showing posts from July, 2013

SharePoint 2010 - People Picker that is showing the wrong user profile information

Hi again,

introduction to this issue:  Someone has updated information on their MySite but their details have not propagated through to the People Picker, or any list that shows User Information in it.

Why:  This is due to the User Information List, which is used to supply User Information to all the SharePoint functions that use it.  The User Information List only seems to get updated when a user is first introduced to a Site Collection.  Not even a full Profile Sync will fix it. (You can find the User Information List here: http://[rootsite]/_layouts/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0).  This issue has been documented before and done very nicely on Gary's blog here:

The difference is between Gary's blog post and mine, is that his shows how to get a script to iterate through every Web Application and update specific fields.  Where as I will be showing how to look for a specific fiel…

Making a jQuery banner from scratch

Woah, hang on a minute...  You mean you want me to build my own jQuery solution from scratch!?  Why would I do that when there are so many pre-packaged jQuery solutions out there?

Good question, if you are only making something very simple, maybe you'd like to optimise the amount of code the browser has to execute, and the pre-packaged solution may have many more features than you need...  Ok, I'll admit that's a bit far fetched for me to use as my own excuse.  I had some spare time, and wanted to see how easy it was.

The answer, as always, is it depends.

I was migrating a website from the early 2000's to a SharePoint site and I just wanted to replace a simple flash banner that faded in/out images & animated text.  Great little project I thought.

Here's how:
First I made a simple HTML page with a div for every image and sentence I wanted to fade in and out.  and an id against every div, so that I could reference them in the jQuery.

<script src=&q…

Entertainment book - Melbourne CBD - 2012-2013

Go to 2 expensive restaurants that do 2-for-1 and you've already made back the money you paid for the book.

Oh wow, now you have 700 other tickets of varied usefulness that can save you cash.

I personally prefer just to use all the restaurant ones as they give you the most value for money and force me to go to new restaurants!