Enabling Anonymous Access in SharePoint isn’t just a matter of flipping a switch in IIS manager. Anonymous Access must be enabled in IIS and then configured in SharePoint. But there are also situations where this basic configuration isn’t sufficient. In this talk we’ll review how to enable and configure anonymous access for SharePoint web sites, lists, and libraries. Then we’ll enumerate some "Tips and Tricks" for overcoming specific issues with SharePoint anonymous access. We’ll demonstrate solutions and workarounds for questions like:
1) How do you require authentication for certain files and list items while maintaining anonymous access for the rest of a list?
2) How do you enable anonymous responses to a discussion list?
3) Can BLOGS and Wiki sites be used in an anonymous access site collection?
1) Using a Page Viewer web part to display the existing website from inside SharePoint.
2) Configuring the ASP.NET website to run from a Virtual Directory inside the SharePoint Web Application
3) Converting the existing ASP.NET web pages and code beside files to run inside a SharePoint web site.
4) Refactoring the ASP.NET web site as a set of Web Parts in the SharePoint site.
I just got back from the second SharePoint Best Practices Conference, and if anything this was even better than the first. Of course the weather was wonderful. I left Cleveland on Sunday with it snowing and arrived in San Diego to sunny temperatures in the 70s. The hotel staff were terrific, the other speakers were knowledgeable, and there were lots of attendees looking for answers. I did two presentations and promised that I would post my slides as soon as I got home. They’ll also be coming out on a Post Conference DVD, but that may take 6 weeks or so. So PDFs of the slides from my talks are posted below for download.
We’re already talking about the third SharePoint Best Practices Conference so if you missed this one keep an eye out for the next one. Most conferences focus on the “HOW“ to do SharePoint. This conference focuses on the “WHY“. You don’t want to miss the next one.
I’ve been invited to do a return guest spot on MSDN’s GeekSpeak Internet radio show August 6, 2008. The show is broadcast every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00PM Pacific time (3:00-4:00PM Eastern). I’ll be talking about Branding using master pages in SharePoint. The abstract for the talk and registration link are listed below.
Making SharePoint not look like SharePoint – SharePoint’s use of ASP.NET master pages makes it possible to completely change the branding of your SharePoint site to match your existing corporate branding. In this geekSpeak, Paul Stork will demonstrate how to convert a sample web page from an existing corporate Web site into a master page for SharePoint. The new master page will then be applied to a SharePoint site completely changing the look and feel to match the existing web page. Join us to see how SharePoint’s use of master pages can make branding your SharePoint site possible.
I will be speaking at the Cleveland SharePoint User Group on Wednesday, July 23rd. The meeting will start at 4:00pm. My topic will be "SharePoint Branding”. Here’s a brief description of the talk:
• SharePoint Branding
SharePoint’s use of ASP.NET master pages makes it possible to completely change the branding of your SharePoint site. In this talk I will describe how SharePoint uses master pages. I’ll also demonstrate building a new master page from scratch and converting an existing HTML page’s look and feel to SharePoint. Join us to see how SharePoint’s use of master pages can make branding your SharePoint site possible
The location for the July 23rd event has changed due to construction in the Cleveland Microsoft Office Conference Room. Instead of meeting at the Microsoft Office we will be at the Oxford & Associates office. Address information for the office is below:
Oxford & Associates
Commerce Park 4
23240 Chagrin Boulevard Suite 130
Beachwood, OH 44122
Wednesday, July 23rd from 4pm – 6:30pm