February 2008 Entries

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)

Silly Error I should have known better...

Yesterday I messed with the default.master file for our main portal page to allow for more real estate on the site. Today I noticed that the lists had a problem showing the bread crumbs on every single site, so I created another masterpage for only the lists and document libraries, unfortunately I did not realize what I had done...A bit later I got some complaints about "File Not Found" errors, so I realized that I did not check the file back in. Later on people start complaining about messages that ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:28 PM | Comments (2)

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)

Custom Flag Issue in Wikis

I must admit that I know only the most basic things about javascript (how to create a slideshow, how to redirect items, and how to write basic functions). I am debugging someone else's code and I still have no idea what I am doing. Basically on every one of these sites we have one default master page with a script inside to check every list and document library to see if a yes/no "Flag" field is checked and also checks the "Flag Expiration" to see if it is expired. If the field is checked and it ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Comments (0)

Knowledge Base Template Error

We created a test farm with SP1 for WSS 3.0 and MOSS. We added our content database from Production by importing the backup files and recreated the application. When I tried to install the 20 WSP Templates for the Fantastic 40 I find out the solution packages are not installing properly. I haven't tried to install these templates after installing SP1, because the old farm they were installed prior to SP1 existing. Does anyone know why the solution package would only install half of the features for ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:34 PM | Comments (3)

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)

Kansas City .Net User Group Meeting

Tonight is the Kansas City .Net User Group Meeting at Centriq Foss in Leawood, Kansas. The meeting should start around 6:00 pm. The topic is MVC in ASP .Net and Doug Butscher, Jeff Julian, and John Alexander should be speaking tonight. So if you can attend I would highly recommend it. If you really want to you can wish me an early birthday, since my 26th birthday is this Sunday (any presents you want to give me I will not turn down:-D). Hope to see you there tonight! Technorati Tags: User Group Meetings,.Net,Kansas ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:38 PM | Comments (0)

Hard Day...

So I saw a weird post on my online banking statement this morning. I googled the company and it turned out to be a Christian Bookstore. I go to work and immediately call the debit card company, because it looked like someone had used my debit card to buy some Christian Book or Paraphanalia. This post was for Friday and it had posted right before I woke up. Not to mention, I am Jewish and I don't remember the last time I ever bought any Christian Books or Paraphanalia since I was taking religious ......

Posted On Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:20 AM | Comments (3)

My Family...Specifically My Dad...

I don't like writing about too much personal stuff in this blog. I usually save it for my anonymous blogspot entries where I usually free style write. I wanted to throw out a good reason why I don't post as often as I would like. My dad has been having a really hard time the past few months. A month ago I got this really bizarre call from my mom that entailed her speaking with an EMT and not directly at the voicemail. I gave her a call on her cell, but she didn't answer. Finally my dad answers, but ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 5:04 PM | Comments (0)

Replace URL's on the Quicklaunch in Javascript

Here is some sample code: while(document.getElementBy... != null) { var menu = document.getElementById('zz... //looks for the hyperlink tags using the quicklaunch tag var hyperlinks = menu.getElementsByTagName('... hyperlinks[0].href = hyperlinks[0].href.replace(... URLToReplace); //replaces the URL text hyperlinks[0].target = "_blank"; //allows for opening the link in a new window i+=1; } This tag for the quicklaunch: zz2_QuickLaunchMenu you can find ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 5:00 PM | Comments (7)

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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