SharePoint 2010 Top Link Bar Security Trimming

Posted by Bryon on January 23rd, 2012

If you create a new subsite and select to have it add a link to the top link bar, you will automatically get security trimming of the link.  However, if you later add a link to the top link bar manually, you won’t get any security trimming on the link.  You can fix this with some Powershell commands.  This will create a link for you and it will get security trimming.. so just delete the link you added manually and run this:

$w = get-spweb http://sharepoint/site/site
$nav = $w.Navigation.TopNavigationBar
$newLink = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.Navigation.SPNavigationNode -argumentlist @("My link", "/site/site/default.aspx")

Replace the first line with the path to your SharePoint collection.  And in the third line above, the "My Link" and relative URL should be replaced with the link name and relative URL to your site.

Hope that helps you!

6-week Pushup Program

Posted by Bryon on July 31st, 2009

I’ve been training a lot lately to improve my 5k performance and work towards triathlon event.  To build up my upper strength, I started a 6-week pushup program (it’s an iPhone app – yes, the iPhone does everything!).  The graph below is my progress so far.  I did 142 pushups at my workout today…  the next two weeks are going to get really difficult to keep up.


Family photo

Posted by Bryon on July 12th, 2009
Our family photo earlier this year….
Family Photo 2009

Family Photo 2009

My aunt Mickey

Posted by Bryon on March 22nd, 2009

Mickey passed away this past week after fighting breast cancer for a number of years.  We learned the cancer had returned about a month ago – and that her liver was too damaged from previous chemo treatments for them to do anything for her.  We thought she would have 3 months or so – but she went down-hill really fast.  I haven’t ever had anyone close to me die before, so this has been difficult.  It is hard to understand and definitely doesn’t feel fair.  Mickey was always a lot of fun and I have so many memories of holidays, Christmas’s, and of course, the July 4th parties at Mickey and Alan’s house every year.  Things will be different.  Mickey will be missed.


Click for a a photo slideshow of some photos of Mickey.

Videos of little Brendon

Posted by Bryon on December 28th, 2008

Here are a couple of videos of Brendon on day 6!

Nikki’s Birthday

Posted by Bryon on December 22nd, 2008

We celebrated Nikki’s birthday on the 21st, but I didn’t get to post anything since Brendon’s birth came early… but here are a few photos from the birthday.  We went out to Campisi’s Italian in downtown Dallas and then went to see Trysts in Toledo at the Dallas Theatre Three.  We had a lot of fun!   Happy Birthday, Nikki

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Barack Obama Elected President!

Posted by Bryon on November 5th, 2008

“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our Founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,” Obama said last night during his acceptance speech.

I am completely amazed and excited about the election and Obama’s win last night.  Nikki, Nicholas, and I all went up to our voting location late in the evening and cast our vote.  It felt good — like I was helping to bring about much needed change in our country.  I think the election of Obama represents so much — it represents a renewal of America, it represents how far we have come in bringing about equal rights to everyone in our country, and it represents a new generation – a generation that that can enormous pride in that fact that it was able to look past race and elect a president based on the qualifications and hope that the candidate brings.  It feels as if the burden of the past can finally be closed and America can move forward — and I think the rest of the world will look at what happened last night with great respect and admiration.  No matter who you voted for, no one can deny the historical significance of the night.  Obama is a very intelligent man who I think will lead with fairness and a true dedication to do what is best for America.  America really is a place where all things are possible.  A black man, hardly known 3 years ago to anyone outside of Chicago, could rise to be President of the most powerful country in the world… only in America!

He has alot ahead of him — as he said “two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.”  I don’t know how successful Obama will be — but I have hope.  A Newsweek article that I read said that Obama, on the last night of campaigning and on his plane on the way back to  Chicago, walked to the back of the plane where the press section is and thanked the reporters — especially those who had been with him since the beginning.  Obama said “It will be fun to see how the story ends.”  Indeed it will — the story is just beginning.

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