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SharePoint Conference 2012–How To Find Me

Hey guys I will be at the conference if you don’t follow me on twitter and you want to find me. Look around the Women in SharePoint area in the Community Lounge. If you don’t find me at the Community Lounge then I would say try to look at the Planet Technologies booth for me. If you don’t find me in that booth then try Booth #22 the SharePoint Pavilion. If I’m not in any of these places I’m either in a session, sleeping, running, or wearing a cloaking device. You can ask me all kinds of questions ......

Posted On Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:57 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday NYC Update from the Trenches

So as you know I am yet again involved in SPS NYC with my awesome teammates, Greg Hurlman, Jason Gallicchio, Tasha Scott, and Tom Daly. The speakers have finally been picked and a first draft schedule has been posted at http://www.sharepointsaturd... We are also still looking for sponsors if you guys are interested you can also click on the link to grab the form, sign it, and send it to sponsors@spsnyc.com. We are also looking for volunteers and you can fill out the form at the same place ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:49 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday New York City Back in Black

Just like Men In Black we’re back again for another year of SharePoint Saturday New York City. Speakers, sponsors, and volunteer submissions are open at: http://www.sharepointsaturd... If you are a local speaker and you are afraid to submit a full session, then you have the option this year to submit a lightening talk. Everyone has the ability to submit talks for full lectures until the beginning of May. We will keep sponsorships open until they are gone this year. We cannot continue to take ......

Posted On Monday, April 16, 2012 5:00 PM | Comments (1)

Quicklaunch Where Did You Go?

I just spent a good portion of today of part of yesterday on a really weird issue. Our sites had some custom branding for a client and the quick launch displayed perfectly for the root site. When you clicked on all the subsites the quick launch bar would not display. Myself and one of the branding guy’s at Planet, Jaimie Luetjen, were spinning our wheels (and I don’t think it helps that I have a cold). Finally Jaimie is able to login to the site and he threw up a live meeting, so we could figure ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:47 PM | Comments (0)

jQuery Accordion Control Musings

So lately I have been back in the dev arena more so and working from home. I find that I have some spare time because sometimes I pile directly through lunch. Today I was playing around with a control that I felt I had tested thoroughly. I was completely wrong. So here is an explanation of how to build out the accordion control in a webpart without having the same issues. First off go here and download the jquery-ui-1.8.16.custom.min.js and jquery-1.6.2.min.js. Then what I want you to do is create ......

Posted On Monday, January 16, 2012 3:38 PM | Comments (1)

SharePoint Saturdays Some Thoughts– A Follow Up

Paul Schaeflein wrote this yesterday: http://www.schaeflein.net/b... First off Paul is awesome so do not think of this blog post as an attack it is just my opinion. So first off I was there at the first SharePoint Saturday and I knew it was happening well before it happened. I have been an attendee, volunteer, speaker, and sponsor. I have thrown thousands of dollars and effort into these events. I am sold on the idea. Michael Lotter once told me that the whole point of ......

Posted On Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:04 AM | Comments (9)

4 Years Ago this Weekend…

In January 0f 2009 something crazy and awesome happened for me, SharePoint Saturday was born. I was a 26 year old girl from Saint Louis Missouri who was living in Olathe, KS. About 5 month prior I went to the most pivotal event in my career and life in Washington DC, the Regional SharePoint Conference, where I met Michael Lotter, Paul Galvin, Tony Lanni, Bob Fox, and Rachel Appel. Several months later I was visiting Michael at a code camp in Raleigh North Carolina and he told me we’re going to have ......

Posted On Sunday, January 8, 2012 5:22 PM | Comments (2)

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)

2011 So Long and Thanks for All the Fish…

2011 started with a bang and ended with a boom for me. Anyway that’s not what I want to talk about in this blog post. I am not looking back I am walking forward. I was reckless with my life for several years and thought it was the best idea to act in a certain manner. I was reckless because I was neglectful of my happiness. I am changing that in 2012. I am instituting a travel policy where I will be traveling only once a month for an event or user group and no more than once a month. That means I ......

Posted On Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:00 PM | Comments (0)

Happy New Year and More…

First off for those of you who attended some presentations the past few weeks here is the link for the code samples: https://skydrive.live.com/#... Here is the link for the slide decks: https://skydrive.live.com/#... Now I wanted to explain why the blogging has been very few and far between. As you guys know I went through some craziness in the past few months. I am just coming out of the tunnel and I can see ......

Posted On Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:19 PM | Comments (0)

Go Crazy Folks! Go Crazy!

I was born in 1982 in March. That year the St. Louis Cardinal’s won the world series for the first time in a long time. When I was growing up my dad, my brother, and I would go to games. We would cheer and we would scream and we really got into the games. When things were bad there were two I had in life – school and the Cards. I would enter the games and feel like I had a deep connection with my team. It was great. My aunt once said that I would be buried in my backwards Cardinal’s hat. I always ......

Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:05 AM | Comments (0)

SPC395–End to End Guide to Code Upgrade

I have posted all my demo code that I used and the exe for the VSEWSS Import Tool here: https://skydrive.live.com/?... If anyone has any questions send me an email at rebecca.isserman@gmail.com. Thanks for all who attended. Technorati Tags: SharePoint 2010,SharePoint Conference,SPC395,Code Upgrade ......

Posted On Monday, October 10, 2011 10:36 PM | Comments (0)

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)

1 Year Ago Today…

I suppose it’s one year and a bit of a day now, but anyway…One year ago today I started at Planet Technologies. I landed in Las Vegas on Monday, September 13th, 2010 and showed up to the Holiday Inn on Rainbow Blvd. They had two boxes for me, one cell and one laptop, it was kind of like being on a mission for some super secret organization. A day later I showed up to the client site and assessed the situation. I was not sure if this job was the job for me yet. I had good recommendations via email ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:43 AM | Comments (1)

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)

After the Event: SharePoint Saturday NYC

So about a year ago Michael Lotter handed over the reigns to SharePoint Saturday New York City to Jason Gallicchio and myself. I had no real idea what this meant, because each city you run an event in is different. You have to learn the rules about that city. Kansas City I had to fight for speakers, sponsors, attendees, and volunteers. What I quickly learned about New York City is that I have a tiny amount of space and more people who would like to use it than I had the room for. If you look at the ......

Posted On Friday, August 5, 2011 5:36 PM | Comments (0)

Planning an Event–SPS NYC

I bet some of you were wondering why I am not going to any events for the most part in June and July (aside from volunteering at SPS Chicago). Well I basically have no life for the next 2 months. We are approaching the 11th hour of SharePoint Saturday New York City. The event is slated to have 350 to 400 attendees. This is second year in a row I’ve helped run it with Jason Gallicchio. It’s amazingly crazy how much effort this event requires versus Kansas City. It’s literally 2x the volume of attendees, ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:33 PM | Comments (1)

SharePoint MVP Chat

There will be a SharePoint May 25th at 9 pm.  For more information you guys can hit this link up: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2011/05/19/live-chat-special-sharepoint-chat-announcement.aspx

It's a good time to ask a lot of those hard hitting questions and hopefully someone can answer them.  It might also be fun to play stump the MVP :)

Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:04 AM | Comments (1)

SharePoint Saturday NYC–Sponsors and Volunteers

As I did last year I am helping out with the organization of SharePoint Saturday New York City. We already figured out who will be speaking and will be posting the information within the next few weeks. We still have a few sponsorships open at http://www.sharepointsaturd... If you are interested we have two booths left at the Enterprise level. We have no Standard sponsorships left. All other sponsorships, such as Office 365, Foundation, and Prize are left over if anyone is interested download ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:57 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday the Conference–DC

If you guys haven’t heard there is a major conference going on in DC called SharePoint Saturday the Conference. The event will take place on August 11th to 13th in Annandale, Virginia. This is a great conference to speak at last year they had over 900 attendees and 90 sessions. If you guys are interested in speaking or sponsoring please go to http://www.spstc.org. If you have any questions they have an email address on the event site. A lot of the big name SharePoint people you expect to attend SharePoint ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:43 AM | Comments (0)

TechEd NA Deep Thoughts

I used to be envious of those people who could go to every conference. I would look on twitter and I would watch the streaming keynotes. I wondered how can I get to these events? Somehow I did it I’ve been to SharePoint Conference, The Expert’s Conference, and Best Practices Conference plus 31 or so SharePoint Saturdays. So now what? Well I finally got to go to TechEd in Atlanta as a HOL instructor. It’s kind of nice not speaking for once and just helping other people out. I don’t have as much pressure ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:22 AM | Comments (0)

Recruiters: The Good, the Bad, and the Fugly?

I’ve had this conversation a ton of times with my SharePoint buddies what makes a good recruiter? I have blogged about absolutely abhorring recruiters in general. I don’t hate all recruiters. You can’t use the qualifier “All” for anything, like one of my math teacher’s Mrs. Wildermuth taught me in 10th grade. So which recruiters do I love and which ones do I absolutely never want to interact with again in my life? So here are ramblings on my thoughts to this subject. First off don’t start off asking ......

Posted On Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:19 PM | Comments (3)

New York I Love You/I Hate You...

New York City was always this fantasy far away that I couldn't touch. I'm not sure it's really New York, but a place that was outside of St. Louis. A place that was outside this whole midwestern bubble I lived in when I was a kid. All I had was school and baseball, because well everything else wasn't so great when I until after I turned 18. When I was 18 I had this really great summer and it felt like everything was changing. It was the beginning of my life. I had no idea what that summer meant, ......

Posted On Monday, April 4, 2011 12:52 AM | Comments (0)

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)

SharePoint Saturday LA–Free Conference

There are four really cool national board members for Women in SharePoint, Cathy Dew, Nedra Allmond, Michelle Strah, and and Lori Gowin. Nedra is running Women in SharePoint West and she just also happens to be helping out with SharePoint Saturday LA. If you guys had no idea that California also has SharePoint Saturdays then you were wrong. There is a SharePoint Saturday on April 2nd in the greater Los Angeles Area. If anyone is interested in the vicinity please visit this site: http://www.sharepointsaturd... ......

Posted On Sunday, March 20, 2011 9:48 AM | Comments (0)

South Florida Code Camp

Thank you all for attending my session at the code camp. If you guys have any further Silverlight and SharePoint Questions shoot me an email on the contact form. Here is a link to my presentation:http://cid-8e2... Here is a link to some code samples:http://cid-8e2654c5... ......

Posted On Saturday, February 12, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments (2)

Upgrading Code from 2007 to 2010

So I’ve been doing some upgrades just to see if things will work from 2007 to 2010. So far most of the stuff I want works, but obviously there are some things that break. Did you guys know that in 2007 you could add a webpart to the view pages for lists and libraries without losing the toolbar? In 2010 the ribbon disappears every time you add a webpart. So if you are using Scot Hillier’s Codeplex project to hide buttons it will not work the same way, because the ribbon is going to disappear altogether. ......

Posted On Sunday, February 6, 2011 11:34 AM | Comments (0)

South Florida Code Camp and Other Events

My grandmother wanted me to make her a video when she heard I got MVP in SharePoint Server of one of my sessions. I decided I haven’t visited in two years, so maybe I can do an in person session. I googled around and found South Florida Code Camp, which will be Saturday, February 12th. I will be doing a session at 9:50 in the morning on Silverlight just for my grandmother and whoever shows up. Here is the link for more information: http://www.fladotnet.com/co... In the upcoming months I plan ......

Posted On Sunday, February 6, 2011 11:24 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)

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)

One National Team One Event – SharePoint Saturday Kansas City

I wasn’t expect to run an event from 1,000 miles away, but some stuff happened you know like it does and I opted in. It was really weird, because people asked why are you living in NJ and running Kansas City? I did move, but it was like my baby and Karthik didn’t have the ability to do it this year. I found it really challenging, because I could not physically be in Kansas City. At first I was freaking out and Lee Brandt, Brian Laird, and Chris Geier offered to help. Somehow I couldn’t come the day ......

Posted On Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:43 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday Kansas City v3

So somehow I got involved again with SPS KC without actually living there. I’m going to travel down get some bbq and enjoy the scenery. Right now we have registration open at http://www.sharepointsaturd... There is also a sponsorship form too if anyone is still interested in sponsoring we will close it down in about a week. It’s going to be a lot of fun and who knows the next time I get to the area. It could be years or months again until I venture back. Hopefully I’ll see you all there. Technorati ......

Posted On Friday, November 12, 2010 2:34 AM | Comments (1)

It All Started with a Single User Group

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Posted On Monday, October 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Comments (1)

SharePoint Saturday Chicago Slides and Code Samples

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Posted On Monday, October 18, 2010 8:36 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)

Deploying Multiple WSP Files Using Powershell

I was playing around with some scripts today while I was working on an upgrade. I didn’t want to individually write out the names of files in a batch file and I wanted to create a quick Powershell Script. If you are using SharePoint 2010 you can use these lines of code in the Powershell Manager to deploy only .wsp files to your SharePoint 2010 Web Applications: $dir = [directory] $list = Get-ChildItem $dir | where {$_.extension -eq ".wsp"} foreach($my_file in Get-ChildItem $list){Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:31 PM | Comments (1)

Come One Come All To Best Practices Conference

Why is it important you attend the Best Practices Practices Conference? I can’t vouch for everyone, but I think my sessions will be great (and all the other speaker’s sessions as well). One of them is something I’ve been working on in concept for at least 6 months. This session is called Building A Rich Media Application in Silverlight. The second I saw the tools for webcam and video integration I thought how can we incorporate this into SharePoint? How cool would it be if you could record a netcast ......

Posted On Monday, August 9, 2010 10:51 PM | Comments (0)

Best Practices Conference, Women in SharePoint, and Live Blogging

I’ve been quiet lately for many reasons, such as SharePoint Saturday New York and heavy amounts of travel due to funerals and family events and life. So I think a lot of you have been wondering what is this Women in SharePoint thing? How does it fit into the community? Well, there are five of us, Kathryn Birstein, Cathy Dew, Lori Gowin, Karuana Gitamu, and myself. A year ago from this past June I wrote a blog post how I felt being a woman in SharePoint. It feels great to live in this era, because ......

Posted On Saturday, August 7, 2010 10:10 PM | Comments (1)

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)

Still Alive…

As Glados would say at the end of Portal “I’m still alive…”. I am around, but I’m just not posting as frequently as I should. I am trying to get acclimated to my new job, planning SharePoint Saturday New York City and Women in SharePoint plus trying to lead a normal life doing normal chores and hang out with my boyfriend. What does this mean? Well I’m trying to cut back to one or two events a month, which will include Heartland Developer Conference, Best Practices Conference, SPS Ozarks, SPS NYC ......

Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:58 PM | Comments (0)

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)

Strange Happenings

There are weeks we go about our life thinking nothing is going to change nothing will happen. Then there are other weeks a billion things happen at once. Friday started off very weird for me. I flew into Atlanta and I met some cool people for another SharePoint event. I had some good conversations. Saturday then hit me and my virtual machine bombed in my presentation after the auto updater ran. I was writing code on the board and describing everything in notepad. I would say as presentations go it ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:00 PM | Comments (0)

Upcoming Events

Here is a list of the events I will be speaking at in the next few months (Yes I am a sado-masochist): SharePoint Saturday Atlanta, Saturday, April 17th SharePoint .org Conference, April 18th-20th TEC, April 25th-28th SharePoint Saturday Huntsville, Saturday, May 1st SharePoint Saturday Philadelphia, Saturday, May 8th SharePoint Saturday DC, Saturday, May 15th SharePoint Saturday Ozarks, Saturday, June 13th I am trying to organize a SharePint at TEC after the LA SPUG meeting with Joel on Tuesday, ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:28 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday Charlotte Demos and Slides

For those interested here is a link to my sky drive with my demos and slides: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Thanks again for letting me attend the event. Technorati Tags: SPS Charlotte,Silverlight 3,SharePoint 2010 ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:24 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday Huntsville in need of Speakers and Sponsors…

So I’ve been to events with Cathy, Lori, and Laura. They are good people. Honestly, the best event I ever attended was SharePoint Saturday Ozarks. I had a crappy week and I got there the actual day of the event. Hanging out with the three of them plus Joy made everything so much better. Then there was devLink and SharePoint Saturday DC and a few other events sprinkled into the mix. I was going to attend Birmingham but the timing was bad and other things occurred. Now I have the opportunity to attend ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:50 PM | Comments (0)

Where did my form go in SharePoint 2010!?

So I was working on an intro to development demo for the Central NJ .Net User Group and I found a few kinks. I opened up a form to custom in InfoPath and Quick Published it wouldn’t work. I imed my InfoPath guru friend, Lori Gowin, she said try to run a regular publish. The form was still not showing up in SharePoint. I could open it and it knew my changes, but it would just not render in a browser. So I decided to create a form from scratch without using the button customize form in the list. That ......

Posted On Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:27 PM | Comments (1)

Houston We have a Problem with Silverlight Client OM…

So I was playing around with NavigationNodeCollection, which is basically like SPNavigationNodeCollection just to make sure it worked without a hitch…Here is a little sample snippet of what should work: Unfortunately, you get a nice little javascript error that does not allow you to access the child nodes. I tried a foreach() loop that gets a NavigationNode for each parent then loops through the NavigationNode.Children that did not work either. I threw in two ExecuteQueryAsync statements thinking ......

Posted On Monday, March 8, 2010 5:43 PM | Comments (2)

Upcoming Presentations

Conferences: SSWUG.org VConference, 4 sessions, April 7,8, and 9, Register at http://www.vconferenceonlin... SharePoint .org Conference, 2 sessions, April 18-21, http://www.sharepointconfer... The Expert's Conference, Silverlight, April 25-28, enter the code "Gambit" when you register at: http://www.theexpertsconfer... SharePoint Saturdays: SharePoint Saturday Charlotte, Silverlight, April 10th, Regiser at ......

Posted On Sunday, February 28, 2010 2:07 PM | Comments (0)

New York Area Community Stuff

I’ve been running around trying to find my place in the community not quite situated yet. This past Monday I attended a community social event where all the community leaders in the area got together and discussed upcoming plans for the year. It was a lot of fun and surprisingly interesting. I thought there would be a lot more people in attendance of this event. I always assumed this area had so many more people. That I would be this tiny itty bitty fish in a very large pond. It didn’t really feel ......

Posted On Saturday, February 6, 2010 4:10 PM | Comments (0)

Bug When Copying Attachments in SharePoint

Recently I was tasked to create a console application to get all the attachments from a list and copy them to a file share. Everyone has code out there, but I noticed not one single place had the correct formatting for everything. First off there is gotcha. You cannot copy SPAttachmentCollection from the List Item and step through the list of strings. You need to pull in the Item.Attachments.UrlPrefix and throw it into an SPFolder Item like below: SPFolder Folder = Web.GetFolder(Item.Attachme... ......

Posted On Monday, January 25, 2010 3:45 AM | Comments (0)

Dazzling SharePoint 2010 with Silverlight Demos All Workie

Hey guys so if you want to download my databinding demos and hello world demos here you go: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... My slide deck from Virginia Beach alongside my 2007 demos are also posted up on my Sky Drive. The WCF Demos should work. You must remember though that if you are using a cross domain webservice that you need a policy file at the root of your IIS Directory. In the upcoming months as time permits I will post more demos. I’m sorry for the recent neglect ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:51 AM | Comments (4)

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)

Happy Birthday SharePoint Saturday!

It was one year ago that SharePoint Saturday kicked off in Virginia Beach. Michael Lotter, Susan Lennon, and Kevin Israel thanks for creating one of the most successful events around the world. What started out as one or two events has multiplied into over a dozen events and then some. Thank you so much (especially Michael and Susan) for all that you have given to the rest of us. I wouldn't know most of you guys out there without them. It's been an awesome year. Keep up the good work ......

Posted On Saturday, January 9, 2010 6:32 PM | Comments (0)

Where I am Speaking…

Here is a list I have compiled thus far and will probably post as things come up: SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach (January) Baltimore SharePoint User Group (January) SharePoint Saturday Boston (February) Raleigh SharePoint User Group (March) The Expert’s Conference (April) New York SharePoint User Group (May) I am going to attend SharePoint Saturday New York and maybe help out a little. I will probably also attend the Northern NJ .Net User Group and Princeton SharePoint User Group and possibly ......

Posted On Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:03 PM | Comments (0)

Three Weeks…

So I did it. I moved, I ran a SharePoint Saturday, and I attended a wedding. I can’t say everything went smoothly in the process, but I will say it all worked out for the best. I started out my stressful adventure a couple months ago with packing and changing everything over to the new address. Here is my account as best as I can describe it to you guys… I woke up on Friday, December 11th at about 6 am after sleeping on the floor with my boyfriend. The mover’s came at about 7 am to pack the pod. ......

Posted On Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:54 AM | Comments (0)

Perspective…

Every time around this year we have about 800 blog posts on how great or how horrible or what happened in the year or the decade. The decade is closing and I will say this that it was one of my favorites. I graduated from high school, college, and I started my first real job. I was active in LGBT rights clubs, Interfaith Clubs, .Net User Groups, SharePoint User Groups. I lead the planning of 2 successful SharePoint Saturday events. I attended these events: MOSS Camp St. Louis (2008 and 2009) Tulsa ......

Posted On Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:28 AM | Comments (0)

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)

SharePoint Saturday KC – Registration Extended

We have extended registration to 300 people due to popular demand. We have 87 tickets left and no hands on lab sessions available. If you are interested in attending an event with 8 tracks (2 hands on labs sessions and 6 breakout sessions) with a mix of 2010 and 2007 topic and you are in the area stop on by. We will have breakfast, lunch, and snacks for everyone. Plus this time around really awesome prizes, such as netbooks, zunes, video cameras, books…Go to http://www.sharepointsaturd... and ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5:45 AM | Comments (0)

The Last UG Meeting…

I don’t think it’s fully hit me yet. This past Thursday was the last user group meeting of the year and the last meeting with me present as leader. Next week I am meeting with about 4 or 5 people to hand over the KC Office Geeks. Every so often I look back and reflect on where I have come in the past few years and how I got to this point in time. We have 177 people on the mailing list and an average from 15-20 people at each meeting. When Jeff handed off the group to me we were average 3 people per ......

Posted On Saturday, November 7, 2009 6:16 PM | Comments (0)

Major Conference Cherry Popped…

So you are going to an event with 7,000 people that have similar interests to learn about a product that you have a vague idea about…I was excited prior to the event and nervous. I had a very bad week before the event. Every piece of technology that I brought with me to St. Louis broke. I had little sleep trying to get my code done and my technology to the point I started out with that Monday. Finally by Friday I was beat and hung out with my friends…On Saturday I went to Coders and everything after ......

Posted On Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:20 PM | Comments (1)

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)

Support SPDevWiki by Sponsoring SPC Shirts

For all 10 of you guys who read my blog and the 200 or so bots that are there to make me feel comfortable I learned something really sad tonight. Jeremy Thake, who runs http://www.sharepointdevwik... lost his shirt sponsor for SharePoint Conference. We all use it as developers in the SharePoint world from correct disposal to how would you loop through a series of items in a list. So come on guys you know you want to sponsor the shirts he was going to make up for SharePoint Conference so we all ......

Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 3:41 PM | Comments (1)

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)

SharePoint Saturday Kansas City 2010 Hands on Labs

I sort of underestimated the love of free hands on 2010 training. We have about 71 people signed up with about 50 or so people for the hands on lab sessions. I opened up the registration a couple of weeks ago. It's insane the kind of draw that we are receiving. In February I opened up registration with barely 20 people on the Click to Attend. The guys I worked with had to push to get out publicity. I called up all the local recruiters. With 3 months to spare we are at 71 out of 250. I am going to ......

Posted On Saturday, September 19, 2009 5:02 PM | Comments (0)

If Music Be the Food of Love, then Play On…

No this is not SharePoint or Silverlight related at all. Tomorrow is 09/09/09 and the Beatles, one of my favorite bands of all time aside from Green Day and Three Dog Night, are releasing there albums in digital format entirely remastered plus as a bonus Harmonix is releasing a special version of Rockband. I can probably throw away $60 for the game, but not so much the money for the remastered tracks. Growing up my dad was born in the 50’s, so his music was primary the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 4:47 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday Kansas City General Registration Open

I have been grinding the midnight oil trying incredibly hard to make this event better than last year. Kevin Hughes, Brian Laird, and Bob Davis are helping me out tremendously. We’ve had some good speaker submissions and we are continuing to receive more (don’t worry still spots left if you are interested). We have total of 24 slots for speakers plus a keynote and 2 separate 101 sessions hosted by our local guys, Bob Davis and Howard Davy. We have just opened up registration at http://www.sharepointsaturd... ......

Posted On Friday, September 4, 2009 7:29 PM | Comments (0)

Feature Stapling a Theme to a Site Definition – The Right Way

We all know about the concept of Feature Stapling and most people write it out correctly on there blogs, such as this post: http://www.sharepointnutsan... However, I’ve noticed that very few blogs have the correct code to post in the FeatureActivated and FeatureDeactivating events. This is the correct code from looking at a CodePlex Project by Scott Hillier, looking at wrong code all over blogs, and debugging some code I cobbled together in Visual Studio to throw ......

Posted On Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:32 PM | Comments (5)

SharePoint Saturday Kansas City Officially December 12th

In the mix of things we were the 2nd SharePoint Saturday event and I think we can do far better. I wanted to have a free conference with 2010 content that people didn’t have to pay for if they couldn’t afford SPC. So we are now finally confirmed for Saturday, December 12th at Johnson Country Community College Regnier Center. This event will be bigger (250 is the cap) and far better. I have a lot of good people helping me out including Brian Laird, Kevin Huges, and Bob Davis. St. Louis is working ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:30 PM | Comments (0)

devLink Slides and Recap

For those of you looking for the slides for my presentation at devLink here is the link: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Here is the code samples: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... So most of you guys know I’m more of an alternative/rock type person. I don’t enjoy country music much. It’s just not my thing that I will go and seek out. I don’t fully hate most of it. In fact Johnny Cash is a huge ......

Posted On Sunday, August 16, 2009 9:49 PM | Comments (2)

Apartment Shopping – No SPS NY

I’m not attending SPS NY (or at least I think I will not attend), so I pulled out my speaker submission. I have two full days with my boyfriend to apartment shop and that weekend should be more geared towards finding a place. I really wanted to attend, but priorities need to be placed in other areas right now. I am considering attending SPS Bham, but I am not fully sure where I will be and if it’s at all possible fully. I may speak at theSSWUG.org VConference again this fall (maybe Omaha SPUG and ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:20 PM | Comments (0)

Last Logged Out Time in SharePoint

I was kicking myself last week wondering why am I not seeing a last logged out time in SharePoint. I talked to a few people and I guess I never really though about it. If you are using Active Directory, then there really is no last logged out time for SharePoint. There is a last logged out time in Active Directory, because AD is what is handling SharePoint. So when you logout and you close the browser, then open it back up with SharePoint it will show up with yourself fully logged in. I came up with ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:13 PM | Comments (2)

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)

World of Warcraft Meets SharePoint

So you work with SharePoint and you play World of Warcraft…Well I started talking to some people on twitter and on im and what not. There are a few of us that play World of Warcraft and we love SharePoint. We started a guild called “Sharing the Point” on Thrall on the Horde side. it’s a normal server. I have a couple toons ranging from 75 to 63 to 17…If you are interested in playing with other SharePoint people here is a list of officers who can invite you to the guild: Perengald (Paul Galvin or ......

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 2:11 PM | Comments (1)

devLink…Inexpensive Conference Worth your Dollar…

Are you a developer? There are so many dev conferences out there, but I found out about this one a few months ago. I am speaking on SharePoint and Silverlight at devLink in Nashville. The conference lasts about 3 days from August 13th to the 15th in Nashville, TN (as Rob Foster says NashVegas). I am looking at the speakers from the .Net Community (and SharePoint) and some notable mentions would be Claudio Lassala, Jessica Moss, Steve Andrews, Clint Edmonson, Rob Foster, Eric Shupps, Jeremy Sublett, ......

Posted On Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:40 AM | Comments (1)

ZOMG…Free SharePoint Training?

For the price of zero dollars and zero cents you can attend SharePoint Saturday Ozarks in Harrison, Arkansas. I know a lot of you Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma people are always wondering when we will get more events out this way. We had a ton this year with MOSS Camp St. Louis, SPS KC, SPS Tulsa, and now SPS Ozarks and SPS Dallas. You guys can attend two events within a decent driving distance (Dallas and Harrison are not too far from each other). Mike Watson, Laura Roger, ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:20 PM | Comments (2)

My Experience as a Woman in the Community

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

What the SharePoint Community means to me…Maybe?

So I’ve blogged about this a lot. If you read my blog you know how I got started. Kansas City .Net User Group and walking up to the right person at the right time plus meeting the right people at the right events that just clicked as good people (Lee, Brian, Jeff, John, Tim, Michael). I guess looking back over the past 2 years (as of this month I believe?) in retrospect would be nice. I was pretty hardcore into World of Warcraft back then without many friends newly moved to Kansas City. Right now ......

Posted On Friday, June 5, 2009 10:27 AM | Comments (3)

SharePoint Designer Workflows and Infopath

Last night someone said that you could not use a SP Designer Workflow with Infopath. I guess it’s one of those things that not everyone has worked with. I take it for granted, because I have been using SPD workflows and Infopath. For all of you who never actually have used Infopath. You can publish an Infopath Form and elevate certain fields in the form to a SharePoint Form Library. Before you want to add these columns to the library you want to add them to the Form Options Section (Tools Menu –> ......

Posted On Friday, June 5, 2009 10:06 AM | Comments (16)

Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting this Thursday

This month Howard Davy will be discussing SharePoint Designer Workflows. He was one of the volunteers for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City. He helped orchestrate the event with me and a ton of other people. As his day job he’s a SharePoint Trainer, so this should be a really good presentation. If you guys are in Kansas City and find SPD a little scary. I would show up just to see what it actually can do. We are meeting as usual this Thursday at 5:45 pm at Centriq (8700 Stateline, Leawood, KS 66206). ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:26 AM | Comments (0)

Is She Dead Jim? No…

It’s not that I’m avoiding blogging it’s just that I need some non-SharePoint weekends and weeks. I need to just take some time to chill out. I have three weekends off from events and I am just relaxing and kicking back with friends. I am trying to plan out my move a little more. We narrowed down our options to New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Somerset, Highland Park areas in New Jersey. I am a little stressed right now, so taking some time away from my blog and events for a few weeks is something ......

Posted On Friday, May 22, 2009 6:53 PM | Comments (0)

Becky…Who is Becky?

My name is Becky Isserman. Everyone in the Kansas City Community knew me as Becky before they even knew who MOSSLover was on the web. I didn’t even buy the domain until last year in April after the first event I attended, STL MOSS Camp. It’s really weird how much I’ve done and how far I’ve come since then. I swear I was ten times more nervous that first time. Who wouldn’t be with there dad in the room? When I was at DC I got up and I spoke and I fumbled ten times less. I can see the pay back for ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 12:51 AM | Comments (0)

Dazzling Silverlight and SharePoint at SSWUG VConference

Here is the slide deck link: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Here are the code samples webservice and all: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... If you have questions or comments don’t hesitate to contact me. Technorati Tags: MOSS,Silverlight,SharePoint ......

Posted On Friday, April 24, 2009 8:47 AM | Comments (1)

Upcoming SharePoint Saturday Events

There are four upcoming SharePoint Saturday events all listed at http://www.sharepointsaturd... with speaker information and submission information. Some of them have registration links posted. The four cities and dates are: SharePoint Saturday San Francisco on Saturday, April 25th SharePoint Saturday DC on Saturday, May 2nd SharePoint Saturday Chicago on Saturday, June 13th SharePoint Saturday Charlotte on Saturday, June 20th If you cannot attend any of these events Mark Miller at http://www.endusersharepoin... ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 2:02 PM | Comments (0)

Two Weeks…No Bed…

All right so I exaggerated slightly with the title, but I literally did not see my bed for two weeks. A couple weeks ago was Passover, so I flew to Florida to visit my grandmother. Nothing exciting really, but Passover and fixing bugs. Then my grandmother, her husband, and I flew to Philadelphia to see my cousins. We had a pretty full house. I stayed for about a week and drove into the New Jersey B&R Office. I also spoke at the Philadelphia Office Geeks about Silverlight 2.0 and SharePoint. It ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 1:18 PM | Comments (0)

Free Events this Weekend

If you are going to be in San Francisco or surrounding areas I would recommend attending SharePoint Saturday San Francisco. It will be just as good as all the other SPS events, such as Tulsa, New York, Virginia Beach, Kansas City, etc… The link for the event is http://www.sharepointsaturd... It looks like Paul Schaeflein, Michael Lotter, and others will be presenting. San Francisco is a nice city. You could check out Fisherman’s Wharf and the second largest Chinatown in the country. ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 1:04 PM | Comments (0)

I want to Update an Item, but I don't want the user to see an alert...

I saw this question on a certification exam for WSS 3.0. I narrowed down the answer and it appears that I was right. I wasn't sure if I was correct, so I consulted someone and they looked up the answer. I also went around google to see what is the actual answer. It turns out if you don't run Item.Update(), but instead Item.SystemUpdate() it doesn't end up modifying the Modified and Modified By fields. This basically means that no alert will get sent when you choose this option over the regular update ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:56 AM | Comments (0)

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)

Upcoming Events

I will be speaking at SPS Saturday Tulsa on March 28th (http://www.schoolofdev.com) about Dazzling SharePoint with Silverlight. I will also be speaking at the St. Louis MOSS Camp on April 18th (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... I have three sessions at the SSWUG.org SharePoint Virtual Conference on April 22, 23, and 24th (http://www.vconferenceonli... If you want a special code to get a discount let me know I can knock $10 off I believe with my speaker ......

Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:52 PM | Comments (0)

Speaking at KC .Net User Group

I will be speaking about Silverlight and SharePoint at the upcoming KC .Net User Group meeting this Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm at Centriq (for more information go here: http://www.kcdotnet.com/). This is pretty much the same talk I have been giving with a little bit at the end talking about some changes in Silverlight 3 addressed (like direct XML Databinding). I am not going to show any Silverlight 3.0 demos until after my talk on April 18th in St. Louis. I do not want to break any of my demos right ......

Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:32 PM | Comments (0)

RequiredFieldValidator and InputFormTextBox not Friends…

I was using the infamous InputFormTextbox, which is the SharePoint Rich Textbox. I had full html turned on and rich text, so that users could get the full experience in my webpart. I added a normal InputFormRequiredValidator and did some tests thinking yeah this is working fine. The client comes back with an issue and tells me it’s not firing. So I start stepping into the code and realize there is always a <DIV></DIV> tag. I understand why it would add these tags for styling purposes, ......

Posted On Friday, March 20, 2009 1:36 PM | Comments (1)

Revisiting the People Picker (PeopleEditor) Control

I was working with the People Editor Control and realized there are a couple weird things you need to do before you can read values into the control and save values into a list. Here are a few samples related to saving multiple items into a list and reading multiple items from a list into the control. Updating an Item from a PeopleEditor Control: string[] UsersSeperated = peUserEditor.CommaSeparated... SPFieldUserValueCollection UserCollection= new SPFieldUserValueCollection(); foreach ......

Posted On Thursday, March 12, 2009 3:28 PM | Comments (4)

Why Change Control Systems are Good...

I did something stupid against all my beliefs and should have never done it. I tried to deploy something on Friday. It was the dumbest mistake. First off I had no idea what type of master pages were in the environment. I assumed there was only one master page in the entire environment and I used the most disgustingly wrong program for a developer, SharePoint Designer. I pasted in this fix for AJAX Update Panels with FireFox (<script type='text/javascript'>_... = document.forms[0].action; ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:02 AM | Comments (0)

Silverlight Demos and Slides (most updated versions)

I finally had an entire day of sitting at home where I did not have to pack. I put my slides and my demos on Sky Drive, including the Linq to XML information with the XML file databinding commented out and the webservice code (using WCF). Here is the slide link: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Here are the demos: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... I am not ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:05 PM | Comments (0)

SSWUG.org Online Conference

I am really late in posting about this event with all the craziness. I am participating in an online conference hosted by the SQL Server World User Group. It is strictly an online conference. I will be speaking about Introduction to Feature Design, Visually Designing Webparts, and Dazzling SharePoint with Silverlight. Chris Regan, one of the managing partners at B&R, will be speaking at the same event. For further details (dates, other topics, etc...) you can click on this link: http://www.vconferenceonlin... ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:41 AM | Comments (0)

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 Boston (An event for all New Englanders)

Come one come all SharePoint New Englanders to SharePoint Saturday Boston on Saturday, March 14th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the MS Office on Jones Road in Waltham, MA.  Erik Kraus, Joel Oleson, Kanwal Khipple, Mark Miller...These are just a few of the names of who is speaking at the event.  If you want some more information see the website at http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston/default.aspx. 

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:28 AM | Comments (0)

MOSSLover the Traveling Saga Begins

Last we left our harrowing superhero she was in Kansas City coughing up a storm and running a SharePoint Saturday event.  Now we find her one day off from her speaking gig in Jacksonville, Florida, where she will finally meet the legendary AC.  Will her Silverlight Presentation go well?  Will she make it to SharePoint Saturday New York to help out the mysterious ML?  Tune in next time for details on her adventures with the B&R Gang and AC.

Posted On Wednesday, February 18, 2009 11:57 AM | Comments (0)

The Bad Seed: Battling with Corrupt SharePoint Lists

I had a bug that I worked on for two days. If anyone read my tweets for the past few days they would notice that I wanted to rip my hair out. All my webpart form did was refresh the page. It would not write to the SharePoint Logs or push an error with a Debug.Write Statement. I have a lot of poofy curly hair and I wanted to pull it out of my head piece by piece. Finally I decided to do some last resort debugging, by writing to one of the textboxes to see where the item failed. I noticed that the ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 18, 2009 11:53 AM | Comments (4)

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)

Why is my CSS not working...

So I had the recent privilege to work with a bunch of InputFormTextboxes and KWIZ Tagging Controls. None of them would inherit my styles using the CSSClass tags for some reason. So I shoved a couple spans around the controls in the RenderContents method and finally the links inherited everything I needed. Morale of the story: <span></span> is your friend. Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint,CSS,Webparts ......

Posted On Monday, January 19, 2009 10:25 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint .Org Conference

I had the privilege of meeting John Stover and Sean Bordner at SharePoint Saturday in Virginia Beach. I wanted to post there conference information in case anyone was interested: The upcoming 2009 .ORG SharePoint Conference is focused on sharing SharePoint knowledge and expertise with Associations and Non Profit Organizations. For 2009 the conference has been expanded, providing as many as four concurrent sessions with topics for everyone from the end-user to the CIO. The main Conference consists ......

Posted On Monday, January 19, 2009 10:22 PM | Comments (0)

Exhaustion and Some Virginia Beach

I am a little tired, so I'm not counting this as my official post. I think I need some time and some sleep to process. I did get 6 1/2 hours of sleep last night, which is the most I can say for last week's total. So anyway....I had no idea what to expect from this event. It is my third full on SharePoint Event. I am a code camp nut, so I usually end up meeting all kinds of .Net and SharePoint people. I would have to say this was one of my favorite events. I'm not so sure it can beat the Regional ......

Posted On Sunday, January 11, 2009 9:47 AM | Comments (2)

SharePoint Saturday Site Down

The SharePoint Saturday Site is down. If you need the Speaker Submission form you can e-mail me at SharePointSaturdayKC@gmail.com. If you want to register for the event go directly to the click to attend at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=134017. Sorry guys and thanks for your patience.

Posted On Wednesday, January 7, 2009 10:07 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday

So it looks like the first SharePoint Saturday event will be this weekend. I have most of my demos and a few slides thrown together and ready. They have about 200 people signed up for the event. They had to cut off registration. I hope that we can get nearly as many people in Kansas City as they have in Virgnia Beach. I am getting so many session abstracts and will be cutting them off around January 16th at midnight. I have called so many different consulting firms in the area and heard the words ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 6, 2009 7:23 PM | Comments (0)

Reflecting on 2008...

It's weird it's 2009...If I look back to when I was 10 all I wanted to do was get to 18, so I could leave my parents house. On December 31st, 2000 things were so very different. I was 17 years old about to turn 18 a couple months later. I went to my grandmother's apartment at the assisted living facility a week before and she was complaining of a cold or the flu. This day was the day that she would end up in the hospital. I had this gut feeling that we wouldn't see her again outside of the hospital. ......

Posted On Thursday, January 1, 2009 4:04 PM | 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)

Why I Try and Help the Community...

So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:38 PM | Comments (2)

SharePoint Saturday KC Update

I know I am updating almost every day about the event. I have no idea why, but I am really excited. I've never planned anything. I helped out a little with KC Day of Dot Net, but it's definitely not the same. I feel sympathetic for Lee Brandt. So we have a registration page and a word document that people can fill out to submit speaker abstracts. I am going to start working within the next few days to get more sponsors and setup the sponsor page. If you want to register for the event or download ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:32 AM | 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)

Kansas City Day of Dot Net - Some Thoughts...

As most of you know my blog posts are a little random and more towards free writing. I just think and write. So today the Kansas City Day of Dot Net took place at Centriq. I was freaking out a little bit, because I wanted it to succeed so bad. I was afraid that being our first event here in the past ten year that no one would show up. From what I understand Lee Brandt was thinking the same thing. This event was solely born from his idea that we needed to plan more events in Kansas City. He did a ......

Posted On Sunday, December 7, 2008 2:15 AM | Comments (0)

What I Learned this Week by Becky Isserman

So I decided it was time to take a few minutes this week and discuss what I learned this week. This moral is not really something new it's more a reiteration. I hate third party features with little to no documentation. I like developing my own products and knowing what I am doing. I was working with some big name third party feature and I felt like an idiot. First off I had to contact them to get an older version of the product. Some guy with a name like Frankenstein's henchman contacted me. If ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:11 AM | Comments (1)

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)

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)

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)

Stepping Back

I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 5:57 PM | Comments (1)

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)

Interesting SharePoint Fact for Last Week

So I promised you guys one interesting fact based on my dev experiences every week. I failed last week due to a ton of junk going on. Here it is: Open up an "EditForm.aspx" in SharePoint Designer Go to the Insert menu and click on the SharePoint Section and you will see Insert Custom List Form Field At this point you want to choose the list you are working with in the drop down and make sure the radio button for Edit Form is selected Switch to Split and highlight part of the form tables, notice you ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 5:40 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Day of Dot Net

We just got Centriq Officially on board for the Kansas City Day of Dot Net on Saturday, December 6th. If you are not registered please go here and register: http://kcdodn.eventbrite.com/. Right now we have 5 SharePoint Speakers committed to the event, including Todd Kitta, Michael Lotter, Todd Bleeker, Steve Walker, and myself. This event will be one of many in the upcoming future we're hoping. We already broke 100 on the sign up. We are probably going to cap it around 125, so sign up asap. We are ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 10:27 AM | Comments (2)

The SharePoint Community Rocks

I know this week is going to be crazy, so I just wanted to post a blog saying... The SharePoint Community Rocks! I figure if you get depressed or something happens just read those three words and remember you are part of the awesomeness of the community. No matter what happens in life we are all SharePoint People and contribute to the community in our own way. Each of you is awesome. Peace out guys:) Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint Rocks ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2008 7:26 PM | Comments (0)

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)

Day of Dot Net Needs the SharePoint Lovens

So finally Kansas City gets a Code Camp and we get an entire SharePoint Track (so I hope) on Saturday, December 6th. I am hoping that we can get together at least 5 sessions. So far Todd Kitta (the MOSS Gone Wild Guy) has offered up his services and he will be bringing his family (including the new baby I hope). So what I ask from you guys is that if you want to speak and you are local or not even local drop me an e-mail. Kansas City needs love too. We have Barbecue, the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:43 PM | Comments (0)

Tulsa Techfest 2008

This was my second official conference and first time that I did two presentations. I had a blast playing Rockband and meeting a lot of Oklahomans, Texans, Arkansans, and other assorted peoples. If anyone is curious my slide decks are available at http://www.codeplex.com/mos... If you have any questions or comments I'm here to answer them. I am not sure yet how Silverlight version 2.0 will affect the SharePoint and Silverlight Presentation. I will try to play around with the new version in the ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:38 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight RC0 and Blueprints

So I followed to the core Phil Wickland's Hello World! Silverlight and SharePoint blog postings here: http://philwicklund.com/def... I figured downloading all the templates for RC0 would work perfectly fine. No it did not I had to uninstall and remove all the dll files from my GAC. When I used the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 templates and information everything worked perfectly fine. So for right now do not use RC0, instead use 2 Beta 2. After I had that issue I went through the blueprints for SharePoint ......

Posted On Thursday, October 9, 2008 9:05 PM | Comments (0)

Disaster Recovery Book and Stuff...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ......

Posted On Sunday, October 5, 2008 2:44 AM | 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)

Vista and VPC 2007: Bug or No Bug?

I was using VPC 2007 on Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit for the first time last week. I was creating some user documentation for my new job. I noticed that even with sharing turned on for my C Drive I could not save any files from the VPC to my C Drive. I heard there was really no Vista and VPC 2007 support, so I decided to start experimenting as per usual (don't try this at home I have broken more VPC's than anyone within the SharePoint Community I bet). So I found this Public area on the C Drive ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:02 PM | Comments (3)

Hectic Week

I started my new job at B&R Business Solutions this week and met some pretty good people (Nas Ali, Chris Regan, and Nick Gallo). It was a lot of days of bad sleep due to some early on health issues with my boyfriend and then later on me falling asleep at odd hours. It was definitely a change of pace, but I liked it. I was actually surrounded by SharePoint People. I felt like I was not a Klingon working on Earth (for lack of a better analogy). It feels like this job will stick for a while. I also ......

Posted On Friday, September 19, 2008 9:32 PM | Comments (0)

Last Days and First Days

It's been a crazy ride over the past year and a half working at Terracon as the SharePoint Guru (that's what they started to call me because I fulfilled so many different roles). My last day was a little hectic yesterday, because I decided to stay and hang out with my friend Julie F. I like clothes shopping every so often and I heard there was this awesome JCPenney Outlet on 75th street. She had some insane ticket, so I figured if I wait until 5 p.m. everything would get straightened out. It turns ......

Posted On Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:26 AM | Comments (0)

Some Trips and Some Changes

I know I have been really silent and I am not usually this silent. I have not really had a substantially awesome blog entry in a while. Well that is due to some trips, some changes, some book writing, and some life events. First off here is my Flickr Url http://www.flickr.com/photo... so I don't have to embed a ton of pictures. My New York Pictures will be up tomorrow or the next day, but the Maine/New England ones are already up. You can see the beauty of Acadia National Park. I would ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 9:55 PM | Comments (2)

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)

Looking for Panelists for the KC Office Geeks

I am trying to start up a panel where a bunch of SharePoint experts (maybe 5 or 6) sit in front of the KC Office Geeks and answer questions members ask. They could range from SharePoint to any office development topics. I am thinking about doing this on our June 4th, 2009 meeting. If you are interested in sitting on the panel fill out the contact form on my blog and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I will probably have the people on the panel talk about there area of expertise for about 5 ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:17 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)

Hartford Code Camp..Big Trip in T-1.5 Days...

For those of you guys in the area the 1st Hartford Code Camp is Saturday from 9 am to 5pm at New Horizons Learning Center in Bloomfield, CT. I will be there and speaking about basics in SharePoint Development. Here is the link for the Code Camp to sign up: http://ctdotnet.org/CodeCam... I'm pretty excited, because this is my first trip to New England. I decided to fly into Hartford around 11 am on Thursday and rent a car, so that I could drive all the way up to Bar Harbor, Maine and back down ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:33 PM | Comments (0)

How I got Started Programming

One of the cooler people I know, Lee Brandt, tagged me in this blog post: http://www.codebucket.org/a... So here goes... How old were you when you started programming? That is questionable...I started building Websites in HTML on AOLPress, HotDog, and Notepad when I was 15 years old. If you don't count HTML, then I was 16. I wrote a "Hello World" Program on my TI-82 Graphing Calculator in 10th grade. What was your first language? HTML/Graphing Calculator ......

Posted On Monday, August 11, 2008 12:29 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)

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)

Kansas City Office Geeks August Meeting

Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting Thursday, August 7th on Windows Workflow Foundation. Jeff Julian is going to present, so it should be good. If you want the official information go here: http://www.clicktoattend.co... If you need to sign up for the newsletter or have any other comments, questions, or concerns go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... or fill out the contact form on my blog and I will add you. I'm open for suggestions. So far we have the sponsors through ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:37 AM | Comments (0)

Calling for Volunteers Who want to Help with the SharePoint Nation Comic

I bought a different domain, because 1and1 kind of took away my customer id for my hosting account after not signing up for three months. The url is now http://www.sharepointcomic.... If you notice there is a shelled out WSS 3.0 Team Site. We finally have something available for people to see. Now I need to find some people who are willing to create logos and brand the site. If anyone is interested fill out the contact form or e-mail me directly if you know my information. Anyone with ideas who ......

Posted On Thursday, July 24, 2008 7:22 PM | Comments (0)

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)

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)

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)

SharePoint Nation...We Need More Midwest Loving...

A friend of mine made a blog post about the lack of conferences in Kansas City. Here is the post: http://www.codebucket.org/a... If you don't know Lee Brandt you need to know him, even if he's not necessarily a full on SharePoint Nation Inductee he's a great developer. He was one of my awesome teammates at Coders 4 Charity. I would like to call him one of my friends in Kansas City. He makes some good points. I also ended up in a conversation with Jeff ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 10:37 PM | Comments (0)

The Feature Caught Between Two Worlds

I was using STSDev to deploy a feature that would create a custom timer job and write SharePoint Usage Data to a webservice. Somehow the feature was deployed, but never actually hit my site collection feature list. When I tried to retract the solution is said that there was a job pending that would not allow me to retract the solution package. After running stsadm -o enumdeployments I found the job id copied the id and ran stsadm -o canceldeployment <job id>. This pushed the solution into the ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:20 PM | Comments (0)

Conference Day #1

I swear a good day lasts forever. This day lasted a long time. Let alone this week was pretty good too. First off this unrelated, but I have an MSDN Premium Subscription with Team Systems, so I can finally develop at home without any issues. How awesome is that? I can do what I love to do for fun without have to use trial copies and uninstalling and reinstalling programs. It gets so annoying after a while. I am so excited, because I can finally do the real playing that I want do with Server 2008 ......

Posted On Friday, June 27, 2008 10:21 PM | Comments (2)

Going to D.C. for the Regional SharePoint Conference

If you are in D.C. for the SharePoint Regional Conference this week as of 4 pm I should be in town. I am pretty excited, because this is my first technical conference as a speaker and attendee. If anyone is interested in meeting up I will be staying at the Holiday Inn Dulles, so just send me a direct message on Twitter. If anyone wants to chat about the MOSS Comic I'm all ears for ideas or anything else. I am taking submissions. So far I am going to re-work the first comic when I get my new drawing ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2008 9:12 AM | Comments (0)

MOSS Comic is a Go

I drew up a quick comic tonight and posted it on twitter. It is a really bad prototype that I am having converted into a better version by a friend. He has a tablet and I have seen a couple of his drawings. I will probably have a few people draw items as things progress and more people get involved. If anyone has an idea for a comic please let me know and I will try to get something out there in the upcoming months. I have no idea what the frequency will be on updates. I'll let you guys know when ......

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:29 PM | Comments (0)

Calling Out for Sponsors and Speakers for Kansas City Office Geeks

If you are interested in sponsoring Kansas City Office Geeks in July or a later month this year please submit a contact form on my blog. We are currently looking for sponsors for July, November, and December of this year. So far we have August, September, and October covered. Usually the sponsors buy food for dinner and speak for about five minutes about there company and current job openings. Occasionally, the sponsors will provide swag from there company and leave business cards or other items. ......

Posted On Monday, June 16, 2008 5:32 PM | Comments (0)

My Battle with the Quick Launch Accordion Slider Control

A good portion of this week was spent recovering some documents that were deleted by a rogue console application (most likely my fault). I wrote a Console Application to combine some document libraries and I spent a good portion of a week testing it. However, I did not really think of enough scenarios, because it obviously did not move the documents properly. Some libraries were moved and others were not. At any rate I practiced my SQL Restoration skills and wrote another two console applications ......

Posted On Friday, June 13, 2008 9:49 PM | Comments (15)

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)

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)

New Firewall Woes

Our networking department is implementing a new firewall/vpn device a Cisco ASA 5520. They allow access to the main Intranet Portal, but there are some links from one of the groups that go to SharePoint. The firewall is encrypting the links using SSL and allowing access to the entire SharePoint Portal. I am trying to figure out how to block access to SharePoint using this VPN Connection. I am going to look around into some type of redirect option. It is new and exciting for me, but entirely uncharted ......

Posted On Friday, June 6, 2008 3:03 PM | Comments (4)

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)

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)

Baltimore Trip Synopsis

If you read my blog you know my family is insane well that doesn't quite explain my trip and I won't go into much detail about parts of my family. All in all there were good parts of the trip and that is what I will talk about the good parts of the trip and not the bad parts. The highlights of the trip included the Inner Harbor. We got in incredibly late on Friday and ended up passing out on site. The next day we went to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and caught a Unicycle Pirate Lady and the Body ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:50 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)

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 15 Minutes of Fame in D.C.

It's not really huge amounts of fame, but I will be speaking at SUGDC Summer Regional SharePoint Conference. I saw a post yesterday on a blog about this event, so I thought hey why not throw out an abstract and bio see if they want me to come out. At this point I had not thought out exactly how I would get there and where I would stay. They responding today telling me that they would give me 15 minutes to speak about SharePoint and AJAX at a roundtable. I was like that is so cool, but how am I going ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:53 PM | Comments (0)

Tulsa School of Dev Rocked!!!

I had an incredible time in Tulsa. Things were a bit rocky at first, because Google gave me some bad directions for Friday night, so I turned around about 4 times just to get the 11th street exist from highway 64. I was a little disappointed with the Doubletree Inn, so I'm sticking with Hampton Inn from now on. $20 for a burger and Ore Ida fries that I could make on my grill at home is insane. Some of the people were really nice at the hotel, but some were just flat out rude. When it was time to ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 12:43 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks June Meeting

There will be a Kansas City Office Geeks meeting on Thursday, June 5th at 6 pm at Centriq FOSS probably a SharePoint Overview with Office Tools or a re-doing of my presentation at the Tulsa School of Dev on SharePoint Development in AJAX. If anyone is interested please e-mail me at rebecca.isserman@gmail.com or go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... I understand that this is the week fo TechEd for Developers, so some people may not be inclined to come. For those of you not going it will be a great ......

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:43 PM | 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)

Wanted Artists and Writers to Work on MOSS Comic

I bought the domain www.mosscomic.com, because I had an insane idea to start a web comic related to SharePoint. I have always wanted to start a web comic, but never really had the artistic skills. I was wondering if anyone would like to help me out with my crazy endeavor. Let me know through the contact form and maybe I can organize a messaging brain storm session in the next month or so. So far I have one other person interested who is also artistically challenged like myself. Technorati Tags: MOSS ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:26 PM | Comments (1)

Hiding Buttons After Clicking Them and Showing a Progress Bar in AJAX

If you want to show the progress bar please refer back to this post on how to get an AJAX Progress Bar to work with SharePoint: http://www.mosslover.com/ar... For the next step you want to create a Javascript Function in your user control or web part that looks a little bit like this: <script type="javascript/text" > HideButtons() { var Button1 = <%= Button1.ClientID %>'; document.getElementbyId(But... ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:20 PM | Comments (0)

Dynamic Quick Launch Links in a Nested Master Page

I am attempting to do something nutty that I will explain in a second... We need all the links from a link list appended to the bottom of the quick launch and a bunch of global links appended to the top of the quick launch. The global links are universal to a bunch of sites, however the bottom links are not. So we decided to add the global links to the top master page and the site specific links from the link list to a nested child master page. The global links can change if the applications are ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:09 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)

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)

Alerts...Why is it possible to setup an alert with the same frequency on the same item?

I kind of abandoned the administrator side of SharePoint lately on this blog. I wanted to write about an issue at Terracon that I have run into as of lately. I wrote a Site Data Reporting User Control as many of you have noticed. You have probably seen the CodePlex Project recently...Well I started to get a little curious and check if users were creating multiple alerts on a library, list, or item. I was a little astonished to see multiples of threes and fours set to a document library or list or ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 4:22 PM | Comments (0)

So I want to be an MVP...

Yep it's another 3 post day...My brain has too much filling inside that wants to release itself in words today. Either that or this is excess insanity due to rain and eating oreo cookie moose. So it's no surprise that I want to be an MVP some day some of you may know this fact. The question I have asked people is how do I get there? So far I have tried to pick up a couple speaking gigs at the KC Office Geeks and I spoke at MOSS Camp in St. Louis. I plan on speaking at any MOSS Camp in KC or St. Louis ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:30 PM | Comments (10)

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)

Progress Bar Made Easy in .Net 3.5

I have no idea how to incorporate this into a web part or get a web user control to function, because this is based off of .Net 3.0 and VSEWSS 1.1 is based off of .Net 2.0. Here is how you would include a progress bar in an ASP .Net 3.5 Application or Web User Control: <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="TestingAjax.ascx.cs" Inherits="TestingAjax" %> <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server"> </asp:ScriptManager> <asp:UpdatePanel ID="UpdatePanel1" ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 16, 2008 3:03 PM | Comments (2)

Site vs. Web What is the Deal with the Names?

So for all of you who do not know what a Site is vs. a Web here is a little explanation. A Site means a Site Collection in features, web parts, and anything that uses the object model. A Web, however, is a single Site within the Site Collection, so I have to ask this question why is it not just Site and SiteCollection. Why does MS use Web and Site? Also, would you not think that Web would actually be a Site Collection, because it sounds more like the World Wide Web or some type of intricate collection ......

Posted On Sunday, April 13, 2008 11:23 PM | Comments (3)

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)

Babies First Windows App

I had never written a Windows Application outside of my training course almost 3 years ago in .Net 1.1 around the time I received my MCAD Certification. I agreed to write one using some of the code from my Console Applications. I was pretty scared. I wasn't sure if I would be able to rise to the challenge. I must say I really enjoyed it. I believe that I could write another one if I wanted to do it. I kept adding on more features that I wanted, until finally I just said enough. I need to finish this ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 2, 2008 11:56 PM | Comments (0)

Site Data Reports...I finally decided to shove something on Codeplex...

I ran into a lot of problems at work related to viewing all user alerts, permissions, and libraries/lists with different permissions. So I created a little open source project using a bit of the source code from SUSHI on Codeplex. I liked the fact that it displayed everything from top down via sites/lists/libraries that had different permissions than the top site. However, I modified it a bit to display permissions, alerts, and all sites information plus all lists and libraries that did not inherit ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 1, 2008 4:30 PM | Comments (0)

Speaking at MOSS Camp in St. Louis...

I will be speaking at MOSS Camp (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... in St. Louis on creating/changing multiple sites, lists, libraries through a Windows Application that I am going to port from one of my Console Applications. I am not a big Windows Application Fan, so I will probably port this application over to a web user control that links into the SMART PART...Anyway, I have too much book stuff to do, sleep to catch up on (neighbor decides they want to play music until 2/3 am every ......

Posted On Monday, March 31, 2008 5:20 PM | Comments (0)

Going into Hiding...

If you did not know already I am writing a book with John Ferringer about Disaster Recovery. We just got the contracts and in the past two weeks. We finally deciphered them and will have them sent in within the next week. Now all I need to do is finish up Chapter 2, which so far consists of two pages and some really horrible place holders for screen shots. I am going to lock myself in my room with my ipod and Dell XPS over the weekend. All I will be doing is writing book chapters and taking screen ......

Posted On Friday, March 28, 2008 6:22 PM | Comments (3)

DeliverPoint...Oy...

So I wanted to try DelivePoint from Barracuda Tools and I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting this tool to map out the Active Directory Groups for each site with the type of permissions plus tell me what lists and libraries had a break in permissions and what groups were associated. When I tried to view the permissions for a given site it only allowed me to choose site collection administrators, full control, designer, and readers. There was no option to view any custom permissions, contributors ......

Posted On Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:19 PM | Comments (2)

The Lazy Web Parts

I was doing some documentation today on this site that is part of a collection of customized sites. It has JavaScript (yuck) and web parts galore. I get to this site that deals with Affiliated Items for this particular site and I notice that there are 5 web parts. I am wondering why do you need 5 web parts when you take in a query string and provide a list of items. What you really only need is a Query String Web Part connected to another Web Part or a Web Part that reads the Query String. For some ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 25, 2008 4:10 PM | Comments (0)

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)

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)

My Nemesis XPath

I did not realize this fact until today...I really dislike XPath as I am not allowed to express hate due to it being technically against my religious beliefs. I was working with a form in InfoPath 2003, because Terracon is not getting 2007 until next year. I created this form that uses a repeating table and a drop down list. When certain values are selected on the drop down list it will pop up certain text in various columns in this row. Unfortunately I was getting only the last row using a count ......

Posted On Friday, March 14, 2008 5:54 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Lovers Code Camp in the Lou

If anyone is interested in a MOSS code camp and they can get to St. Louis on April 5th they will be hosting a MOSS Camp Event. I signed up to present, but I'm not sure if I'll get picked. I want more experience and this event looks really cool. Plus I go to St. Louis once a month, so I figure I will get to see my best friend who I am missing this weekend. After all I have at least two or three extra places I could stay if for some reason I couldn't stay at my parents place. Here is the link for anyone ......

Posted On Thursday, March 13, 2008 2:06 PM | Comments (0)

The DataGrid and His Enemy the Dataview

I was working a SPDataGridView Webpart today. I was trying to get the grid to refresh and re-bind itself after a specific client was deleted in the web part. When I tried to clear the grid it would not clear at all. It would refresh with the exact same data, until I hit F5 on Internet Explorer. I finally thought to myself what if I get rid of the Dataview as a source and call the DataSet directly. Sure enough I change it and clear the DataSet, then rebind and grid and when I delete the client it ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:33 PM | Comments (0)

Contact List Limb Re-Attachment

After struggling for 2 1/2 days I finally came up with a passable solution for this problem. I would create a custom list mirrored after the Contact List Template, except it would include Full Name as the Title field. I created a console application that would go through each site and create the new list using the clean template, import all the information, delete the old list, and add the link to the QuickLaunch. If you go through my old entries I have information sprinkled about in code sample ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:29 PM | Comments (0)

Asian Support & SharePoint Limb Decapitation Issue

On some contacts this week we noticed that Last Name Phonetic, First Name Phonetic, and Company Name Phonetic were turned on in some contact lists. I googled around and found a couple articles that said these are Asian Support Fields. I did not really find exactly what Asian Support entails or how to turn it off completely. However, I did find a workaround that basically had me go into the Contact Content Type and hide all these phonetic fields. We are not going to be using these fields anytime soon, ......

Posted On Saturday, March 8, 2008 11:18 PM | Comments (0)

Trouble with Solution Packages on a SharePoint Server Farm

I mentioned a while back that we setup a server farm with a Query, Index, Application, and SQL Box. Well we deployed all the old web parts and we are having all kinds of crazy issues on this farm. I'm not sure exactly what nuttiness is occurring, but half the time the solution packages are failing to deploy or the feature isn't installing in the batch files. Unfortunately, I installed VS 2005 and VSEWSS 1.1 and Visual Source Safe. I tried implementing the solutions through Visual Studio and it will ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 12:15 PM | Comments (0)

Looking for More Speaking Opportunities in Kansas City and Surrounding Areas

I would really like to develop better communications skills, so if anyone has a medium for me to speak about any SharePoint Topic please let me know. So far I have slides for Feature Design and Disaster Recovery, but I can pretty much cover any topic. I am just looking for a way that I can refine my communication skills and get more experience interacting with other people. I usually work weekdays from Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. I should be available anytime after 4:30 pm on weekdays ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 10:34 AM | Comments (0)

Looking For People

We are looking to build a list of people for the Kansas City Office Developer User Group. If you or your company is interested in getting added to our mailing list send me an e-mail at rebecca.isserman@gmail.com. Also, if you have any topics in mind please let me know. I am willing to present anything Office Centric, including SharePoing, Accesss, InfoPath, or any other Office Products Related....We are also looking for future sponsors for meetings...If you contact me I will put you on the list of ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 10:30 AM | Comments (0)

Proton Pack Engaged -- SharePoint Ghost Caught

Remember this post I made a bit ago: Is there a Ghost in SharePoint? Well I spent a good couple of days looking at all kinds of error logs trying to trick it with a feature of the same GUID. Finally, I thought what is the last thing I played with that could have a feature involved and it hit me the U2U CAML Query Builder. I installed this feature and activated it, then realized it was showing up on every single list in my site collection farm. I deactivated the feature and ran the uninstaller. I ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 4:13 PM | Comments (0)

Feature Design at the KC Office Developer User Group

Here is the official information: March Meeting of the Office Developer User Group of Kansas City Title: Features...What is a Feature in SharePoint 2007? Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ( Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the March Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, March 6th (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 ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 10:40 AM | Comments (0)

Day After Birthday Blues

It's Monday about 7:00 am...Your boyfriend's alarm just went off and you sort of half wakeup. You feel like someone hit you with a large truck. You don't know exactly why you feel like someone hit you with a truck. You begin to ponder is it because you went out and did not take it easy at all while you had a sinus infection. Is it because you were banging the drums a little too hard on Rockband the other night? 7:17 am roles around, so you wake up do the morning routine and head to work. Your entire ......

Posted On Monday, March 3, 2008 11:36 AM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Developer User Group (hopefully KC Office Geeks soon)

We will have a meeting for the Kansas City Office Developer Group Meeting on Thursday, March 6th at 6 pm at Centriq Foss. The website is http://www.kcoffice.org. I will be speaking about Feature Design in Sharepoint. Basically, I will talk to you about what you should put in features, so that you can roll it out sitewise. I promise to bring some candy with me and there may be some questions involved. I don't have a full abstract or profile created, but I have basically been working with SharePoint ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 3:55 PM | Comments (0)

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)

Programmatically Add and Remove Items from the Quick Launch Bar

I ran into a problem last week, where I need to update multiple sites navigation really quick by deleting and adding items to the navigation on the quick launch bar. I found this great entry from Todd Baginski: http://www.sharepointblogs.... I wanted to take this a step further by removing nodes from underneath a specific heading. Then I wanted to re-add different nodes, so that I could pull ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:26 PM | Comments (24)

Calling all people involved in a SharePoint User Group for Any Kind of Help

So I am somewhat involved in a user group that was started a couple months ago by Jeff Julian. This user group was created due to a lack of a SharePoint User Group that deals with more developmental and administrative aspects of SharePoint in the Kansas City Area. (Please stop posting comments about the user group that Daniel Webster hosts. I have no beef with him or his user group it is great for project leads and business analysts. I am not trying to spread hate towards anyone.) So we have some ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:19 PM | Comments (2)

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)

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)

What's in the Pipline for Me in the Future...

I have a lull at work as it happens every once in a while, so of course you see me post at least once a day. I am kind of ADHD when it comes to having nothing to do at work. Today I went through SharePointFeeds.com about 800 times refreshing the OMEA Reader, looked up some Silverlight creation tools, played around with a few PowerShell Tools, and now I find myself at this blog yet again. I am half waiting for a book proposal to get pushed through a publishing company that contacted me. I just sent ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 4:55 PM | Comments (0)

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)

Adding a New Survey to SharePoint w/ Alerts and Custom Permissions

At work they wanted me to create a 2 question survey that allowed the users to post as many times as they wanted anonymously on multiple sites. I had created a document library on multiple sites using a console application, but I had never created a survey. They also wanted there domain users to have access to the survey, so that they could post and not delete or edit the surveys plus a couple of alerts setup. The sites already existed and were being created from a template, so I just updated the ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:22 PM | Comments (4)

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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