Andrew Connell

Todd Bleeker's Recycle Bin ROCKS

I thought I posted about this already, but when I went to reference the post, it wasn’t there! So, if you’re into SharePoint, and have been under a rock the last few days (as I’m person #96 to recycle this info), here’s my $.02. What’s awesome about Todd’s solution is that it’s zero-touch server deployment… ok, and that it’s FREE! I had the op to beta his Deleted Items Document Library a few times the last few months. It’s a fantastic solution that meets many user’s requirements. Because it’s all in an STP, there are a few things that it can’t account for. For example, if you delete a document from a mapped drive, or from the Windows Explorer, well it just can’t account for that. I had the pleasure last week to see someone’s (Angus) reaction to seeing it for the very first time as the three of us blew off the last session of the Publisher Summit one day (something about a business solution). This is probably the best, least impact, solution for organizations who need this capability, meeting 90% of the needs. What I haven’t done is pick through Todd’s code… what a case study! Run don’t...

I thought I posted about this already, but when I went to reference the post, it wasn’t there! So, if you’re into SharePoint, and have been under a rock the last few days (as I’m person #96 to recycle this info), here’s my $.02.

What’s awesome about Todd’s solution is that it’s zero-touch server deployment… ok, and that it’s FREE! I had the op to beta his Deleted Items Document Library a few times the last few months. It’s a fantastic solution that meets many user’s requirements. Because it’s all in an STP, there are a few things that it can’t account for. For example, if you delete a document from a mapped drive, or from the Windows Explorer, well it just can’t account for that.

I had the pleasure last week to see someone’s ( Angus ) reaction to seeing it for the very first time as the three of us blew off the last session of the Publisher Summit one day (something about a business solution). This is probably the best, least impact, solution for organizations who need this capability, meeting 90% of the needs. What I haven’t done is pick through Todd’s code… what a case study!

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» Mindsharp’s FREE Deleted Items Document Library Custom List Template

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.