June 2008 Entries

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)

KC .Net User Group Meeting Tonight

One of my fellow Coders 4 Charity Groupmates, Lee Brandt, will be speaking about Test Driven Development using C# tonight. If you are in town you must come. If you are not in town and you want to come. Well hop on a flight? Anyway, here is the official information *commenses brainwashing tactics*: Topic: TDD Using C# Test-Driven development is a methodology that can help developers write solid, well-designed code. Very few developers practice it because very few understand how it works and how to ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:22 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)

Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting Recap

As promised here is the links to the presentation and code samples: http://www.codeplex.com/MOS... We had a total of 13 people, which is a massive improvement to the three people that we have been getting. Hopefully, we can continue the trend and have at least 10-15 people at the next meeting. See you guys at the next meeting. Technorati Tags: MOSS,Kansas City Office Geeks,User Groups ......

Posted On Thursday, June 5, 2008 10:17 PM | Comments (0)

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)

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