Password gets the boot, 123456 reigns supreme

Cross posted from http://www.securit360.com/blog where I am a regular author. 2013 crowned a new champion of the #1 password based on passwords collected from data breaches.  The top password for 2012 was ‘password,’ but 2013 announces that ‘123456,’ reigns supreme. SplashData, a security firm, releases their findings each year of the top passwords discovered from breaches.  This year, due to the size of the Adobe breach, you’ll see some Adobe… Read More »Password gets the boot, 123456 reigns supreme

Target Data Breach Timeline

Cross posted from http://www.securit360.com/blog where I am a regular author. Updated: Originally posted by the WSJ, and sourced here from Business Insider, Target had warning last spring about a new emerging threat against POS systems.  Internal analysts requested additional scrutiny. Updated: According to an article posted on Krebsonsecurity “the initial intrusion into its systems was traced back to network credentials that were stolen from a third party vendor.” The recent retail… Read More »Target Data Breach Timeline

Vertical Bar Graph with XSLT in Data View Web Part (DVWP)

As part of a recent project, I needed to create a dashboard page for the requests for executive management. However, since the data was in a list and not a database this was easier said than done. So I started off by researching my options and I found this post on MSDN. This post explains very well how to modify the XSL of a DVWP to create a bar graph.… Read More »Vertical Bar Graph with XSLT in Data View Web Part (DVWP)

Powershell Delete Files After X Days and Keep Log

I have been managing a project to develop a simple app to upload files to a web server. In order to do this with the way we were managing state, we had to temporarily store the file on the server until submit. This posed a problem with files that were put in temp, but then the browser closed. Since the browser closed didn’t cleanup the file I had to write… Read More »Powershell Delete Files After X Days and Keep Log

SharePoint 2010 Licensing Quick Reference

–Updated 2/2/2011 Added a few additional reference links at the end. –Updated 1/18/2011 Added Windows Server 2008¬†External Connector to licensing lists for public facing sites. I have tried to compile a list of sources to help simplify (or least consolidate) information on SharePoint 2010 Licensing. This is a good reference for what is/is not included in the different versions of SharePoint: http://goo.gl/HWasj Visual breakdown of the basic requirements of a… Read More »SharePoint 2010 Licensing Quick Reference

Catch 22 for Approval Workflow in SharePoint Designer

–I began blogging on this, and found someone else’s blogpost from Dec 2010 who also blogged on this exact topic.  Though I never saw his blog post prior to writing this, credit to Lars Nielson.  I ran into an interesting dilemma while working on my most recent project.  The project involved a number of document libraries that required content approval as well as versioning. The scope of work greatly limited… Read More »Catch 22 for Approval Workflow in SharePoint Designer

Modify the Search Refinement Panel in SharePoint Without Code

[socialwrap align=”left”] [socialicon name=”fb” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”linkedin” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”twitter” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”google” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”rss” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”youtube” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”vimeo” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”pinterest” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”soundcloud” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”instagram” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”flickr” url=”” ][/socialicon] [socialicon name=”email” url=”” ][/socialicon] [/socialwrap] The goal of this exercise is to add/modify the refinement panel web part¬†on a search results page in SharePoint… Read More »Modify the Search Refinement Panel in SharePoint Without Code

F5 redirecting SharePoint sites from HTTP to HTTPS

So I am setting up a standard 5 server SharePoint 2010 farm (2WFE, 1 App, 2 Clustered DB Servers) for a client.  The client is giving me the minimal security permissions for setup and installation, so my troubleshooting options are limited. I have the farm setup and Central Admin running, so today I created the first web app and site collection.  To my dismay, I was unable to open the… Read More »F5 redirecting SharePoint sites from HTTP to HTTPS

Combine Multiple Libraries into a Single DVWP

I was working on a Document Center today in SharePoint 2010, and needed to create a web part that will show a rolled up view of multiple document libraries in the same site collection.  The following steps outline how to accomplish this: You will need to open up SharePoint designer and navigate to the page in which you want the web part to reside. First go to datasources in the… Read More »Combine Multiple Libraries into a Single DVWP