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HTML 5: Predictions for the Future of Silverlight in SharePoint

I’m not sure I have ever thrown this down in writing. I probably have said this 800 or 900 times, but I think that HTML 5 in SharePoint 2010 sucks. The support is terrible in the two most prevalent web browsers at the enterprise level – Internet Explorer and Firefox. If you can’t even get the video tag to work in IE 9 or the latest version of Firefox then that’s a huge fail for the product with HTML 5. What I think needs to be done in the product to improve HTML 5 support so that we can move towards ......

Posted On Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:19 PM | Comments (2)

SharePoint Saturday–3 + Years Later

Click this link: http://sharepoint.microsoft... Notice at the bottom left-hand side of the page there is a SharePoint Saturday mention with the latest events. Now send a shout out to Susan Lennon, Michael Lotter, Eric Harlan, Dux Raymon Sy, Kris Wagner, Josh Carlisle, and every other person who put in some form of effort to the SharePoint Saturday brand. We all worked hard for 3 years or more organizing, volunteering, speaking, sponsoring, or spreading the word ......

Posted On Monday, October 10, 2011 1:23 AM | Comments (1)

SharePoint Conference–Speaker/Booth-Panel Person

So two years ago I had the privilege of attending my first ever Microsoft Conference in 2009. It was pretty neat, because I got to meet a lot of great people and go to a lot of awesome session. This time around, however, it’s my third Microsoft Conference and a little different. I get to be a speaker for my code upgrade session on Thursday, October 6th at 10:30 (End to End Guide to Upgrading Custom Code from 2007 to 2010 – SPC395). I also get to sit on the Women in Technology Panel at the Perficient ......

Posted On Monday, September 26, 2011 9:11 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight, My Love, Please Don’t Go Away

Occasionally I write a rant or two and this one has been boiling for ages. First off you need to read Mike Watson’s Blog Post on Silverlight Ambiguity in Office 365: http://jmikewatson.wordpres... So now let’s get started. First off this post has been boiling since I have heard the question in one of my sessions last year “What do you think will happen to Silverlight now that HTML 5 exists?”. I brushed it aside. I ignored it when ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:30 AM | Comments (1)

National Give Camp Weekend - January 14-16, 2011

What is a Give Camp? I get asked this question constantly in the SharePoint Community. About 3 years ago there was an event called "We Are Microsoft" in Dallas, TX. A lady named, Toi Wright, gathered up a bunch of charities and gathered up a bunch of IT Professionals in the community. They met for an entire weekend devising better ways to help these charities with 3 days projects. None of these charities had in house IT staff or they were lacking. The time these projects would save would help out ......

Posted On Sunday, January 9, 2011 10:09 PM | Comments (0)

2011 The Year of Awesomesauce

So I was talking to one of my friends, Cathy Dew, and I’m wondering how to start out this post. What kind of title should I put? Somehow we’re just randomly throwing things out and this title pops into my head the one you see above. I woke up today to the buzz of a text message. I spent New Years laying around until 3 am watching Warehouse 13 Episodes and drinking champagne. It was one of the best New Year’s I spent with my boyfriend and my cat. I figured I would sleep in until Noon, but ended up ......

Posted On Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:29 PM | Comments (1)

SharePoint 2010 Upgrades and Deployments…A Learning Experience…

The past few months I’ve been playing architect and admin, rather than developer. I have worked with a couple 2010 environments for play and work and at least one upgrade. So here are just a few tidbits that you might not know that I’ve found… When working with the blank site definition you have to activate the taxonomy features through stsadm if you want to use managed metadata. Here is a good article: http://neoassyrian.blogspot... There is a bug ......

Posted On Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:35 AM | Comments (2)

Dude, where is my list instance?

I saw an MSDN Forum post today, so I looked for a ListInstance Hidden property in SharePoint 2007 features. There is none, but interestingly enough there is one in 2010. I wondered what would happen if you did this: <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.micro... <ListInstance FeatureId="00bfea71-de22-43... Title="Hidden List Test" Description="Testing a hidden list." TemplateType="100" Hidden="TRUE" OnQuickLaunch="FALSE" Url="Lists/TestHidden" /> </Elements> ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:00 PM | Comments (0)

MOSSLover Lives On…

A while back, maybe 6 months, I got some bad news about 2010. Microsoft was removing Office from the MOSS equivalent of 2010, so basically my alias would be obsolete the second 2010 caught on in the community. I thought about it for some time. I had some discussions with friends in the community. I even noticed that the MOSSMan changed his twitter id. I started my blog around a WSS 3.0 project when I worked for LRS in there St. Louis Office in February/March 2007. So I think it’s fitting to keep ......

Posted On Saturday, March 20, 2010 11:56 PM | Comments (0)

Don’t Complain About SharePoint If You’ve Never Touched Open Source…

I have a couple posts coming to this respect, but I had the displeasure of working with Apache, SVN, and Perl these past few weeks. First off I tried learning Perl when I was 16 years old and it never took. I couldn’t understand it. I still don’t understand half of what it does and why you would use it over any other scripting language. The most I ever used it prior to these past few weeks was AOL .eml forms back in the day (http://members.aol.com/jad... yeah I know I’m not proud of my 17 year ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:15 AM | Comments (3)

SP2010 Knock Out Edition: What You Need to Know…

So I set out on a quest to install a SharePoint 2010 VM with Bob Davis, one of our 101 instructors for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City and a Co-Leader of the KC Office Geeks. We started around 5 pm and ended around 11 pm. Everything that could possible go wrong went wrong in triplicate. Here is a list of things you need to know: Turn on Virtualization in your bios: Bob did not have virtualization turned on in his bios, so the virtual machine I had stubbed out did not work. You need to make sure that ......

Posted On Sunday, November 29, 2009 7:27 PM | Comments (0)

My Experience as a Woman in the Community

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Posted On Wednesday, June 17, 2009 3:59 PM | Comments (13)

Silverlight 3.0 and Extended Databinding with SharePoint Controls

I don't really have a break until after SharePoint Saturday D.C. Once the break occurs I am going to upgrade my VM with .Net 3.5 (finally get it to stick). Then I am going to write a WCF webservice that will pull data from profile services and search. Plus maybe some image library information for fun. I want to build a ton of controls using Silverlight as the front end and SharePoint as the back end. Check back here in about a month or so for some interesting experiments. I will probably post these ......

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 11:54 PM | Comments (1)

Kansas City Office Geeks March Meeting Goodness (A KC SharePoint User Group)

Presenter: Dave Smith Topic: Introduction to InfoPath Forms Services Bio: Dave has over 15 years in Information Technology. Starting with a Lotus Notes Partner, Dave gained an understanding of the value of E-Forms and Collaborative tools. Later, he developed Exchange Public Folder applications using Excel and Word as E-Forms. Dave was chosen by Ingram's magazine to serve on its IT Outlook Forum two years in a row while running one of the largest Microsoft Partners in Kansas City. While most of his ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:34 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday KC Latest Update

First off I have the best volunteers in the whole wide world. The delegation process was not too bad. I don't have as much on my plate as I did before. Second I managed to convince some of my really awesome St. Louis pals to sign up. It looks like we have these guys speaking with the INETA help (tentatively): Daniel Larson Corey Van Dyke Michael Lotter Becky Bertram Corey Roth Todd Kitta Matt Bremer Erin O'Conner Tony Lanni We decided to do two lab sessions back to back that were End User and kind ......

Posted On Thursday, December 18, 2008 3:44 PM | Comments (0)

Free SharePoint Conferences/Events

For those of you out there who can't pay a ton of money to attend one of the conferences there will be three SharePoint Saturday events and probably a MOSS Camp going on in the first quarter of the year. Here is the information that I have on these events: Event Name Date Venue Website Comments SharePoint Saturday NYC Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Microsoft Office New York City http://www.sharepointsaturd... All the speakers and sponsors are listed on the website, including Chris Regan, Jay ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 10:17 AM | Comments (4)

Silverlight and SharePoint: Getting Started

So people are always asking me how do I get Silverlight to work in SharePoint? Then Paul Galvin and some other people told me why not post the steps. So here is what you want to do: Get Visual Studio 2008 and download SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/do... The installer may stick at one part and may take an hour or two, so make sure you leave tons of time to spare. Get the Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio ......

Posted On Thursday, November 20, 2008 2:57 PM | Comments (8)

Speaking at St. Louis .Net User Group Monday

I will be speaking at the St. Louis .Net User Group About Silverlight on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. Like the Kansas City .Net User Group they start at 5:30, but it looks like they go until 7:30. It looks like the group holds office at Three city Place Suite 1100 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Here is my bio and abstract: The Dazzling World of Silverlight using XAML and Expression Blend Silverlight is the shiny new tool that both Developers and Designers can use in harmony. In Expression Studio Designers ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 8:55 AM | Comments (1)

Upcoming Events and Insightful Post of the Week

I am sorry for the lack of blog love. I am going to try very hard to post something awesome once a week. I have a couple birthdays upcoming, including my friend Leah's and my boyfriend Johnny's. I also have a Silverlight Presentation at the St. Louis .Net User Group on October 27th, then the Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on November 6th with a presentation on SharePoint Updates by JD Wade. In between I believe I am going to try and give a how to write a custom wildcard search in SharePoint ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:57 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks October Meeting

SQL Server 2008 and Office Presented: Brian Laird Sponsor: Power I.T. Corporation- Food Provider for the Meeting Date: Thursday, October 2nd(Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:45pm; Presentation from 6:15pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: Discussion regarding performance and functionality enhancements in SQL Server 2008 and how they affect Office applications. Examples will ......

Posted On Sunday, September 28, 2008 8:51 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting This Thursday

Exploring VSTO with Visual Studio 2008 Presented: Dennis Bottjer Sponsor: Power I.T. Corporation- Food Provider for the Meeting Date: Thursday, September 4th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: An introduction to the Visual Studio Tools for Office templates included with Visual Studio 2008. This presentation ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 2, 2008 5:29 PM | Comments (0)

Where is my search assembly?

I am hacking the Advanced Search Form, so I realize each scope has an id. I want to get the id that corresponds to my scopes in a drop down list (later on a drop down list checkbox perhaps). So I add the proper assemblies to my test asp .net page and all works well. Then I copy my control into my SharePoint Test Site User Controls area...It states that I am missing an assembly when I load the page...I check the web .config and sure enough it is missing this reference tag in the <assemblies> ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 6, 2008 9:54 AM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting on Windows Workflow Foundation

The Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on Thursday, August 7th at 5:30 pm at Centriq Foss to discuss WIndows Workflow Foundation here is some information: Featured Product/Topic: 2007 Microsoft Office System Recommended Audience: Developers Creating Custom Workflows with SharePoint Presented: Jeff Julian Sponsor: AdvantageTech - Food Provider for the Meeting Date: Thursday, August 7th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:59 AM | Comments (0)

So You Want to Use a ServerContext in an Event Receiver...Too Bad...

I was playing with the ItemUpdated Event in a Document Library Definition File using VSEWSS. I stepped into the filed like a good little girl using the w3wp.exe process. Guess what the ServerContext is null, so I can't use the UserProfileManager...I found this little MSDN Post: http://forums.microsoft.com... It turns out there is a bug in the ServerContext, which is a little bizarre considering you can do SPContext.Current.Web/Site...I guess it's time ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2008 2:08 PM | Comments (0)

My Attempts at Creating Custom Search Scopes

I am by no means a search guru, but at work they have tasked me with creating custom search scopes. What they want is the ability to search a bunch of document libraries of a specific name in bunch of office sites. John Ferringer gave me this awesome link: http://blogs.microsoft.co.i... I figured that I could somehow use it to create custom scopes for the document libraries. I started playing around and ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Comments (5)

What I've been up To and Will be up to...

I have been participating in the KC Corporate Challenge for the past few weeks. I have been hitting the gym and going to practices for Softball, Basketball, Soccer, and Flag Football. Unfortunately, I pulled something in my foot, so I could not actually play in soccer. I am trying to encourage better fitness in my life alongside more self confidence by speaking at various conferences and user groups. My next speaking engagement (and the biggest one) will be a 15 minute presentation on how to create ......

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:32 AM | Comments (0)

Reminder: Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting Thursday, June 5th

Title: Developing with AJAX in SharePoint Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the June Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, June 5th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:32 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks AJAX in SharePoint Presentation (Good for .Net Devs wanting to learn more about SharePoint)

Here is the meeting information: Title: Developing with AJAX in SharePoint Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the June Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, June 5th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 8:47 AM | Comments (0)

MOSSLover Speaking at Tulsa School of Dev

I am going to speak about some of the AJAX Page Loading User Controls that I have created. I am going to talk about how a developer would go about converting the SharePoint Application to work with AJAX. Here is my bio and Abstract: Abstract: AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) allows developers to create loading screens easily without a great deal of development in SharePoint 2007. In this session we will walk through how to create various page load events using the AJAX toolkit, Web User Controls, ......

Posted On Friday, May 2, 2008 7:55 PM | Comments (0)

Hotfix 946517 and 941422, Where did my FrontPage Extensions Go!?

So I installed these hotfixes on my SharePoint Test Box: http://support.microsoft.co... and http://support.microsoft.co... Everything seemed to check out fine. There were no weird errors on my box anymore (i.e. 6398, 6482, and 7076). I assumed there would be no problem on my production box. I got onto the production box and followed the instructions for installing the hotfixes, including a restart on the Windows Server Hotfix and running the Configuration Wizard for SharePoint on ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 6:33 PM | Comments (0)

How I Got an Ajax Progress Bar to Work in SharePoint

So I did not really use multithreading...I went with Ajax instead and I used a button click event. We decided that we wanted to ask the users if they are sure they want to create the site before actually creating the site. It was so much easier in Ajax as you will see in the steps below: First off you want to download and install the ASP .Net 2.0 Ajax Extensions 1.0 from here: http://asp.net/ajax/downloa... Next you are going to need to change the web .config a little bit on your IIS Entry for the ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:39 PM | Comments (7)

System.Directoryservices won't appease me...

I was playing around with another user control yesterday that would allow me to show people who is inside an AD Group. Unfortunately, in the object model (as far as I can tell) there is one function "IsDomainGroup" that can even help out. So that inevitably brought me to use this AD Wrapper that someone created in my company. It will display the group users on a windows app on the server or on an asp .net application on the server in the c:/program files/common files/microsoft shared/web server extensions/12/templates/lay... ......

Posted On Saturday, April 12, 2008 10:30 AM | Comments (4)

Adding a Web User Control to a Web Part Feature...

I'm sure that you can use the control template also and have it install the solution. I put a feature in this area: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\CONT... and created a new web part feature using STSDev. Then I added code using this blog post: http://devpinoy.org/blogs/w... It was pretty nifty if you don't feel like installing the SMARTPart ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:54 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks in Da HOUSE!!!!!

What is an Office Geek? An Office Geek is someone - typically a developer or administrator - who works with or is interested in working with some aspect of the Microsoft Office System. The Office System encompasses both client applications (Word, Excel, etc) as well as server applications (primarily SharePoint, but also Forms Server, workflow, etc). This could mean that you work with SharePoint, use VSTO to write OBAs, define taxonomies, maintain corporate records, etc. I found this little blurb ......

Posted On Monday, March 17, 2008 9:14 AM | Comments (0)

Using SharePoint Designer Workflows to Check-In an Item

At EndUserSharePoint I noticed that he encountered a bug when checking in files, so I responded with a little fix I created that involves a SharePoint Designer Workflow. Here is a link to his blog post: http://www.endusersharepoin... It looks like a few people want to know how you would use SharePoint Designer to Check-In Items. So here is a little walk-through (will be adding screen shots as this post has been moved): For starters you need to open up Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 4:57 PM | Comments (26)

WPF, WCF, and WF and SharePoint Cert Classes/Books/Reference Materials

I am looking around on the net for some classes for WPF, WCF, and WF plus any type of certification classes for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Tests. I want to try and pass at least one certification exam for MOSS by the middle of the year. I would also like to learn more information and start writing my own work flows. I know barely anything about WPF, except that it looks really nice. I bet that I could make some really snazzy webparts implementing this technology. I'm not the most awesome ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 4:52 PM | Comments (0)

Moving My Blog

If you are one of the 11 people who I have noticed on Feedburner that read my blog I have moved it. I am now located at http://www.mosslover.com and hosting my blog on Geeks with Blogs, rather than SharePoint Blogs. I didn't decide to move my blog all at once. It was a gradual decision built on various frustrations. I know it's not Dustin's fault that the templates were no longer available on SharePoint Blogs. I am sure it's not his fault that there was an inability to load screen shots. I love SharePointBlogs.com. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:56 PM | Comments (2)

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