So this morning on a whim I decided to test out my skills and took 70-631 at a local testing center. About 45 minutes later I was walking out with a smirk on my face thinking “Oh yeah”. Needless to say, it was a nice accomplishment after not having studied (and no I didn’t stay in a Holidfay Inn Express last night), so I guess there’s something to be said for being a Systems Architect with about 9 months of MOSS / WSSv3 work under my belt. So on to 70-630 sometime later this week.
I give Microsoft credit for having developed a highly usable framework for the Windows SharePoint Services v2 platform, however I do have to say that they left a lot of room for improvement between v2 and the newly released v3 (which is highly improved in many aspects).
For those who have not yet upgraded, I do have to say that one pet peeve of the v2 platform for me at least, is the Photo Library and its inability to mass edit metadata stored in the Photo Library. For instance, if you were to create a photo library and dump a few hundred images in via “Upload Multiple Files”, for any custom metadata column you have added to the photo library, it selects the default and appends that to the newly uploaded images. This is the common and expected behaviour, however, one would think that similarly to a document library you would have the capability to edit in a datasheet view quickly the information pertaining to the photos, but unfortunately no such capability exists.
Anyone have a workaround solution of any sort for this sort of mass editing?