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No Matter What an Admin Tells You Do Not Add Custom Columns on a Base Content Type in SharePoint 2013

So I had a fun day last week and today trying to figure out why a managed metadata column would not get consumed within the search indexer for SharePoint 2013. I spent several days on this issue. I spoke with Corey Roth and various other SharePoint people on twitter. I ran at least 6 full crawls within a few days. I had at least 100 tabs open on FireFox and at least 20 google searches going trying to figure out this issue. I sent an email to an internal dl at work. Then finally Shannon Bray spent ......

Posted On Monday, April 8, 2013 10:52 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)

Many Different Things Rolled into a Ball

Yeah I know I don’t blog much anymore, because life has taken me places that don’t involve the interwebs unfortunately. I am in the midst of planning two events, starting a non for profit, creating more sessions for various conferences, submitting to various conferences, working a 40 hour a week job, attempting to hang out with boyfriend/friends/family. So you can see that list does not include this blog sadly that’s how it goes sometimes. The bottom piece very important over any of the top pieces. ......

Posted On Sunday, March 20, 2011 10:06 AM | Comments (0)

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)

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)

SharePoint Saturday New York City – Event Number 3

I am organizing my third SharePoint Saturday event – New York City. We are going to have 9 tracks with the capacity for 300 people to show up to the event. Right now we have about 150 registered for the event. There will be a search track, Mindsharp training track, developer, architect, end user, special interest, and administration tracks. It will be a great event with such speakers as Errin O’Connor, Natalya Vokrensenskaya, Joel Oleson, Geoff Varosky, Paul Swider, and others…To see the full list ......

Posted On Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:15 PM | Comments (1)

Migrating the Publishing Pages for Fun and Profit

This week and the following weeks I will be working through a ton of recursive functions to move a rather hefty page library into a Site Collection and subwebs. I figure while I am having some “fun” you guys will profit will a few of my scripts. For any of you out there who are interested in how to create a publishing page in a library here is a little sample code on how to copy items from the page content area and create a new page then replace a welcome page. Here is a small sample: PublishingSite ......

Posted On Saturday, February 6, 2010 3:58 PM | Comments (2)

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)

Yes I'm Still Alive and Attending SPC 09

So I scraped together the money and paid in full to go to the conference as I've said before. Here is a complete list of all the sessions I will be attending: Monday 1:15 - Overview and Whats New for SharePoint 2010 IT Pro's 2:45 - What's New in Office 2010 for Developers 4:30 - Web Content Management in SharePoint 2010 Tuesday 9:00 - Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight 3 and SharePoint 2010 10:30 - FAST Search for SharePoint: Capabilities and Deep Dive 1:15 - Developing SharePoint ......

Posted On Thursday, October 15, 2009 5:30 PM | Comments (0)

Repeated Authentication When Booting A Shared Service Provider

I created a brand spanking new environment, Server 2008 x64, SQL Server 2008, WSPBuilder, and Visual Studio 2008 Team Systems…All the awesome that you would expect out of a base development environment for SharePoint. I get to the Shared Service Provider and it keeps prompting me to authenticate repeatedly. I checked the logs and it looked like it wasn’t even passing credentials in the Event Viewer. I got that generic can’t pass the token or whatever error. So I thought maybe it’s related to a trusted ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:59 PM | Comments (1)

I’m around…Not fully hiding…

So I’ve been kind of busy lately in Omaha…I have a new gig that deals with FAST and SharePoint, but it’s government so I can’t really talk about it. So far I’ve met a person in Omaha related to SharePoint name Kirk Hofer. He is running the SPUG in Omaha. It sounds like it should be fun. Hopefully we can get a few SharePint’s going in the future. I just did our first unofficial SharePint event in KC…We had about 5 people…We might do another next month to see if we can get more if we hold it in Kansas. ......

Posted On Sunday, August 2, 2009 10:45 AM | Comments (0)

70-541, Stump MOSSLover…

On Thursday I am taking 70-541…I am taking many practice exams, reading books, watching webcasts, and doing a billion other things…I encourage anyone to post on this blog thread or in email any questions to stump me related to the WSS 3.0 Application Development. If you do it I’ll blog about the questions that you ask and research the answers more in depth and explain why that is the answer. I encourage a good challenge. Later on this month I will be taking the next exam which will probably be the ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 1:23 PM | Comments (3)

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)

Coders 4 Charity:Why do I want to give my time?

Last year I had a great experience giving my time to charities for three days in Kansas City. If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I attended last year's event. You know that my team created a WSS Site for the Boy Scouts in Blue Springs, Missouri. This year I am challenging you to come and try to beat us, because yes all of us will be back. We will be teaming up for the event again. We could use some competition. The other big thing I wanted to blog about is we are trying to ......

Posted On Monday, February 9, 2009 1:01 AM | Comments (1)

SharePoint Saturday Kansas City - My Day of Endurance

For anyone new I met yesterday I probably don't remember your name I am really sorry. You see yesterday I was pushing myself to the limit in a couple of weeks and my body was not all too happy. When I got home I watched an episode of House with my boyfriend and called it a night sometime around 11 pm. I never go to bed before midnight and I was exhausted and passed right out until 12 pm the next day. Today I am going to be taking it easy, so I can start coding again on Monday. I will not be running ......

Posted On Sunday, February 8, 2009 1:12 PM | Comments (1)

Jacksonville Office Geeks The Last Stand

So Jacksonville Office Geeks is going to draw it's last breathe on Thursday, February, 19th at 6 pm. I get to be the last person to present at the first SharePoint User Group to be dubbed Office Geeks. My topic is another Silverlight and SharePoint Presentation, however by that time I will be unveiling my search control using webservices or WCF that I will start work on Sunday. If you want to sign up to see my presentation here is the Click to Attend Link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 4:29 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday Call for Speakers and Attendees

There will be an all day SharePoint Event called SharePoint Saturday on Saturday, January 10th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the ATC in Virginia Beach. If you wish to volunteer as a speaker or just want to sign up to attend the event go to http://www.sharepointsaturd... I'm already signed up to present on Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search. As most SharePoint Nation! Events it should be awesome. According to the site if you attend you have the chance to win a Zune or a Mindsharp Training Course. So as ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:51 PM | Comments (1)

Kansas City Day of Dot Net: Changing my Presentation

I know a few people were looking for a SharePoint Development 101 Presentation, so I am changing from my Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search Presentation. I am going to start with a user control and then head towards feature and webpart development. I will also talk about some tools and how to get started with SharePoint Development. That way the people in Kansas City interested in getting started with SharePoint get a little bit of an idea where to start. If you guys are interested in my Wildcard Search ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:42 PM | Comments (0)

Raleigh Code Camp and Chicago Layover

Today for the first time in my entire life I will enter the state of North Carolina. I will be speaking at Raleigh Code Camp about Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search in MOSS (1 of the many talks) using the Query Object Model. I created the user control demo, but I decided to do the webpart demo with STSDev on the fly. I might shove a bit in about what you need to check in STSDev to make sure the webpart is working properly and deploy a webpart properly for those people trying to get started in SharePoint ......

Posted On Friday, November 14, 2008 5:54 AM | Comments (0)

Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search

So I came up with a new presentation based on something I did at Terracon with wildcard search using Patrick Tisseghem's Book on Search. I am going to walk attendees through some basic SharePoint Search Functionality and talk a little about what is missing in the out of the box web parts. Then I am going to show attendees what they can do using the Query Object Model, some ASP .Net Controls, and a GridView to add some more search functionality. Here is a list of the dates and events that I will be ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 5:46 PM | Comments (0)

No matter what a Developer tells you, you cannot declare a site column lookup field without the list guid...

I wrote a couple features with some list definitions, site columns, and a content type with a feature receiver. It was the first real feature that I ever wrote. I built a presentation on features, but that was all research and books. I did the presentation once, but I never really knew much about features. This time around I did not use STSDev or VSEWSS. I knew what the DDF file was and the Manifest.xml from my SPS 2003 days, but was very rusty. I think that this week definitely helped me with my ......

Posted On Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:40 PM | Comments (0)

IPhone Siddur Application Weirdness

So I finally went out got the IPhone and love it so much. I ended up not killing At&t and getting it an entire day early without getting charged. I downloaded a ton of different applications for music and tweeting and such. There some things I don't quite like, but will deal with as time progresses and get used to the quirks: For example, I must have really big fingers and continuously hit the wrong buttons. It drives me insane, but it is still far superior to text messaging on my horrible old ......

Posted On Saturday, October 18, 2008 5:34 PM | Comments (2)

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)

Listen to the SharePoint Pod Show

I need to give a shout out to the SharePoint Pod Show, because it is another resource you guys could utilize aside from blogs. It is an entire podcast dedicated to SharePoint. Here is the URL: http://www.sharepointpodsho... So far they have an interview with Eric Shupps, one with Robert Bogue, and an old interview with Patrick Tisseghem. They cover such topics as governance, design for performance, and enterprise search. I think that Rob Foster has a really good speaking presence and for anyone ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 1, 2008 2:08 PM | Comments (1)

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)

Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (PRO-Developer) Review

i told my current boss to buy this book, because it looked to be the only SharePoint Search book on Amazon. It covers the basics, such as setting up content sources, crawling, adding scopes, etc... Honestly, I know a lot of that stuff from experimentation and working with SPS 2003. I didn't really care so much for anything, but Chapter 8. To be honest I am not a book reader. I am a book skimmer. I pretty much go into the index or the Table of Contents and get to the pieces that I need for the task ......

Posted On Thursday, August 21, 2008 5:34 PM | Comments (0)

Creating Dynamic Controls with Javascript

I was working on a search hack and needed the session state from ASP .Net controls and the ids from html controls using this hack: http://www.tqcblog.com/arch... So I came up with a creative solution. I would add the html controls in the background. Here is some code if you would like to add your own hidden html controls or just create some for fun: var currentElement = document.createElement("inp... currentElement.setAttribute... ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:14 PM | Comments (2)

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)

Creating Global Lookup Fields

I like SharePoint Designer (aka FrontPage for SharePoint)...As we all know I have been designing websites since 1997, when I was 15 years old. FrontPage and Dreamweaver were my friends after high school, so I know the good and the bad sides of the programs. Today I was attempting to use a custom edit form in SharePoint Designer and a datasource linked to a list. For the life of me I could not get it to work, so I spent a little portion of the day on Google looking for another option. I found a little ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 2:26 PM | Comments (1)

What I've Been Up To...ListViewByQuery and Its Nuances

At work they wanted a global document library to upload Resumes that would link to users profiles. For the first part I created a ListViewByQuery User Control, however you can do this in a WebPart incredibly easy. What you want to do is add the ListViewByQuery in markup or create a new object like so: Web User Control: <SharePoint:ListViewByQuery ID="YourID" runat="server" /> private ListViewByQuery YourID; //add this where you would normally add global fields WebPart: protected ovverride void ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:48 PM | Comments (9)

AD Profile Synchronization in MOSS: What Happens When Someone's Name Changes?

Something interesting came up at work recently related to people changing there name due to some form of life event. I never had really researched what would happen if someone changed there name. I really did not know if there was a GUID in AD, so I spoke with one of our network guys. He said that there is a GUID tied to every AD account, so when the name is changed in AD the information does not need to be changed only the name and account name. I wondered if this worked similarly in SharePoint. ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:34 PM | Comments (1)

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)

How to Upgrade from SQL Express to SQL Enterprise Edition

I was using a VPC today, so that I could restore our content database and keep a copy of our SharePoint instance for development. I noticed that SQL Express only allows about 3-4 gb of data in a database. That wouldn't work out considering our Content DB is 21.9 GB. So I need to find a way to upgrade the SQL Server instace to SQL Enterprise Edition. I did some research and some tweaking and figured it out. If you open up a command prompt window and type in this information: start /wait C:\setup.exe ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:20 AM | Comments (5)

Twitter - How it has saved me...

Everyone is talking about Twitter and half the SharePoint Dev Community is using it (Lawrence Liu, Bil Simser, Alpesh Nakar, Matt Ranlett, etc...). I joined Twitter a long time ago and never really used it. I found it asinine and annoying at first, then a ton of devs joined. So I started to actually post and keep up with what was going. It is a neat little tool, because people post links for tools and blog entries that are not always aggregated in the places that I normally look. Sometimes I can ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 3, 2008 11:40 PM | Comments (0)

MOSS Comic Random Ideas

It was a nice day out today, so I decided to take my trusty old notebook out with me and work on some comic ideas. Here is what I have so far: Support Calls (hilarious ones related to SharePoint, if you have ideas e-mail me or contact me with them real life fuels the best stuff) Twitter Mockery and Fun Something related to how devs always have a ton of windows open and need a billion gigs of ram, especially when they need a SharePoint VPC Ability to create multiple alerts (user hilarity ensues) Why ......

Posted On Friday, May 16, 2008 10:07 PM | Comments (0)

My Experience with Coders 4 Charity

First off it rocked...Special thanks to Lee Brandt, Blake Thiess, Joe Loux, Timothy Wright, and John Alexander. These guys were my teammates and what I would consider some of my new friends. They are some of the best band-mates a girl could ask for in Rockband also. So here is a little bit of my experience in general: I was looking forward to this event for a month. I was incredibly excited, because I love helping a good cause and felt like I had not done enough to give back to the community. I love ......

Posted On Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:09 PM | Comments (4)

Hotfix 946517 and 941422, What happened to search?

As you may have read FrontPage Extensions were uninstalled after I pushed some hotfixes to our production box (http://mosslover.com/archi... The day before I noticed that search was not working, but I re-indexed everything and it seemed fine. The next day not so much. The Shared Service Provider(SSP) decided it no longer wanted to recognize production as an indexing server. Right now we are running on a two box farm with ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:40 AM | Comments (0)

Multi-Threading: How do I do that?

I am researching multi-threading in ASP .Net 2.0, because I have a special Site Creation Web User Control that I created and I want to show a loading screen. So far I have watched the dnrTV(http://www.dnrtv.com) video on multi-threading in a Windows Application. I thought you could do this in ASP .Net, unfortunately that is not the case. Does anyone know a good multi-threading reference? If so, let me know and in return I will post a little example on how I would create the loading screen in co-existence ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2008 3:48 PM | Comments (3)

But My AD Group is Email Enabled!? So Why Can't I Send Alerts?

Well kids if you did not know about this little known bug now you do. Even if you email enable your active directory group, then SharePoint may still not send alerts. I have no idea why this problem occurs. If you search for that AD Group, then you will notice no e-mail address will show up for that group even if it has an address attached...Well I did some googling and I found this beautiful article: http://blog.gavin-adams.com... Basically, ......

Posted On Monday, March 24, 2008 12:05 PM | Comments (9)

Is there a Ghost in SharePoint?

Today I was playing with the test environment re-installing all those 20 wsp templates from the Fantastic 40. I notice that the "Content and Structure" area is not working on Production and Test. This is what I am seeing: Feature 'df31abb1-d432-4fa5-bdb1-25... for list template '7655' is not installed in this farm. The operation could not be completed. So I google around and look at the MSDN SharePoint Forums and some guy suggests to search the log files. Well here is what I see in the log ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:50 AM | Comments (5)

Pardon My Construction

I want to apologize to anyone reading my feeds lately or reading my blog entries. I am trying import 5 entries a day to the new blog, so you are going to see a bunch of entries from the old blog posted to FeedBurner again. I am really sorry and this mess should be cleaned up, hopefully, within the next few months. Maybe some of the new people reading the blog missed some of the entries, so it might be nice to re-visit some old entries. Maybe you will also notice a gap in some topics related to SharePoint ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:34 PM | Comments (0)

Upcoming Work this Week

This week I wrote yet another console application that will write to an html file and create two tables. It basically reads from a list a specific entry, then breaks up the entry into multiple pieces based on a delimiter. Then it uses a web service to send the information through a stored procedure and writes to an html file. If you are remotely interested in the code I can post it just let me know. I am also working on setting up incoming e-mail. So far I have found a couple entries that all link ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:23 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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