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SharePoint URL Shortener

5 October, 2011 (14:57) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

A few years ago I developed a free SharePoint URL Shortener and released it to the community. I have not had much time to go back to it since.  I had some time recently and decided to add a feature that I have wanted to have for a long time and many have asked for.

With the release of 1.0.2, you can now customize the short name before it gets created.  If you do not specify a name then one will be generated for you.

The following screenshots show the process:

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If you decide not to customize the name, you simply click “Ok” and one is generated for you:

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You can download this solution from my CodePlex site at http://spurlshortener.codeplex.com.

Future plans for this solution include:

  • Removing the dependency on Central Admin
  • Allowing users to update shortened URLs
  • Provide a list of shortened URLs assigned to an item

[Updated]

SharePoint URL Shortener 1.0.3 was released that added initial SharePoint 2010 support.

SharePoint 2010 Generate URL


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