MOSS 2007 is XHTML compliant out-of-the-box

Recently, while gathering resources for a presentation on MOSS 2007 WCM I'll be giving next week for a Dutch SharePoint community, I have stumbled upon something interesting. Did you know that MOSS 2007 is XHTML compliant out-of-the-box? Well, neither did I. But it is so, according to CMS Matrix.

SharePoint developers don't know what accessibility is

Since a couple of months I've been following the SharePoint Forums @ MSDN. Most of the time I'm just checking whether there are some new questions on Web Content Management (WCM) in MOSS I could answer. Each day there are posted around 100 new questions, so you could say that SharePoint is a quite popular product and the community is really busy with it.

Always consider the source when doing research

Wow, Andrew Connell has just posted quite a comment on how CMS Watch has been reviewing SharePoint for the last couple of months. I've been following CMS Watch for a few months now and I have to agree with Andrew: there hasn't been a single positive word about SharePoint published by CMS Watch. For customers, who rely on their opinion and report, it might seem that SharePoint is nothing but an experimental CMS.

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.