SharePoint Designer Support Team Blog

Providing insight on hot and common issues, supportability, and how-to's for Microsoft SharePoint Designer. Coming direct from the support engineers themselves. Read who we are.

SharePoint Designer is now FREE + customers on Software Assurance get rights to Expression Web

SharePoint Designer is being made available as a free download, and SharePoint Designer customers on...

Author: michmon Date: 04/02/2009

Hotfix Alert: After you install update 957691, you cannot set a user type column from the workflow when you create or update a list item

Symptoms: Workflows will fail to update a Person or Group column after applying the October CU for...

Author: michmon Date: 02/25/2009

Understanding How You Use This Blog

Ed has asked if a few of us could help out with his survey by posting a link to it here. I'm happy...

Author: michmon Date: 08/06/2008

Data View / Data Form: Parameters You Don’t Know About

From my old blogging site DataFormWebPart.com, this post continues to garner good amounts of...

Author: michmon Date: 07/25/2008

Interested in a job supporting SharePoint Designer at Microsoft?

This may seem a bit odd for a blog post, but I wanted our new team position to get as much exposure...

Author: michmon Date: 07/10/2008

How to fix: Error in SharePoint when custom master page is applied

UPDATE: Found this get hit through our support channels several times last week. As it turns out,...

Author: michmon Date: 07/10/2008

How to fix: Custom List Forms will not insert or show up on the Design surface of SharePoint Designer

Symptoms:When attempting to insert a custom list form in SharePoint Designer the form never displays...

Author: michmon Date: 07/03/2008

How to fix: Multipage Meeting Workspace will not display items copied / created by SharePoint Designer workflows

Symptoms: Documents copied from one document library to another using a SharePoint Designer workflow...

Author: michmon Date: 07/03/2008

How to fix: Slow page loads when opening pages that have custom new item forms [DataFormWebPart] for large lists [around 6000 items]

Symptoms:After creating a custom new item form for a SharePoint list having a very large number of...

Author: michmon Date: 06/17/2008

How to fix: SharePoint Designer created workflow that periodically stops and does not send emails

Symptoms:SharePoint Designer 2007 created workflow will "stop" before the Send Email action. This...

Author: michmon Date: 06/16/2008

How to fix: Recieve error "Unable to display this Web Part" on Data Views after restoring site from backup

Symptoms: After restoring a SharePoint site using site template .STP files, .CMP files, or the...

Author: michmon Date: 06/06/2008

Cat's out of the bag - How to get back attachment functionality with Custom List Forms

IMPORTANT: This issue has now been resolved via an official hotfix from Microsoft. Please see Error...

Author: michmon Date: 04/29/2008

How to prevent Supporting Files from being incorrectly set to erroneous page

Symptoms: After replacing normal list form (ListFormWebPart) with custom list form (DataFormWebPart)...

Author: michmon Date: 04/10/2008

How to hide search control on default.master

Summary: This post describes how to hide the search control on default.master. The steps described...

Author: michmon Date: 04/10/2008

How to fix: Recurring Meeting Workspace error: ‘g_InstanceID’ is undefined

Note: I'm lifting this from my DataFormWebPart.com blog post, in hopes of the workaround getting...

Author: michmon Date: 03/24/2008

A small introduction to the SharePoint Designer Support Team Blog

We are excited to provide insight on hot and common issues, supportability, and some how-to's for...

Author: michmon Date: 03/24/2008