Tag Archives: Questions and Answers

The Role of a SharePoint Architect

A student at USPJ Academy asked what to start reading to become a SharePoint architect. What skills are required and what roles should an architect fill? Here’s my response: I speak mostly from a solution architect perspective, since that’s what I do, but I’m certain that other architects may contribute more. Pending other people responding, […]

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Question: Why are there always two constructors in a SharePoint custom field type class?

I’ve worked a bit recently on custom field types in SharePoint for an upcoming Understanding SharePoint Journal issue. Actually, I’ve worked with custom field types for a long time, one of my first WSS3 project involved creating a cascading custom field type. Looking back I think it would have been easier, and less painfull, to […]

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Find Number of Users Currently Logged on to a SharePoint Site

Here’s an example of why asking the right questions can lead to a rockslide. This question was received by email: “ Do you know if there is a way to monitor how many users are currently logged onto a MOSS server? I’ve searched high and low and can’t find this simple bit of information. The […]

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