SharePoint 12 directory in the places bar

Recently I have noticed that quite often I need to navigate to the 12 folder using the Open/Save file dialog. While I have already created a shortcut to 12 directory on the taskbar, which is sufficient in many cases and provides me quick access to all SharePoint system files, I was still left with the Open/Save file dialog. To get the quick access to the SharePoint system files in the Open/Save file dialog, I have decided to customize the Places bar and replace one of the locations with the 12 directory.

Back on-line

For the past few hours my blog was off-line. The guys hosting my blog had some serious problems with their RAID setup: one of the disks has died. At 2am GMT they have installed new drives and since then were busy restoring the accounts.

Adding new locations to the Look In dialog

Recently I've been asked by one of our customer whether it would be possible to add a new location to the Look In dialog. In their SharePoint solution they're using a custom Image Library for storing images which are being used across the whole Site Collection. Adding a shortcut to their custom library would definitely simplify their editors work and would improve the editing experience.

Performance of content aggregation queries on multiple lists

Recently I got the task of creating a custom content aggregation Web Part which would roll up content from two lists. As this can be done in many different ways, I've decided to do a little research on which of these methods would perform the best.

SharePoint developer bookmarklets

Tired of navigating through the SharePoint jungle just to get to Site Settings, Style Library or the Master Page and Page Layouts Gallery? Remember this moment, because it's the last time you've done it. Proudly introducing: the SharePoint developer bookmarklets.