Geeks With Blogs


Subscribe by Email:


via Twitter
This is a Flickr badge showing photos in a set called Public. Make your own badge here.

View Will Pritchard's profile on LinkedIn

View blog authority

MOSS Paradox SharePoint, Microsoft BI, .NET, Microsoft Tech and errata SharePoint 2007
New Blog - CKS:EBE
Hey all, Been busy working, working and working. I am moving most of the content here to my new blog, hosted by Please come take a look. We are hosting this on Windows SharePoint Services (WSS 3.0) with the CKS:EBE solution deployed. Lots of good stuff. Best wishes, Will Pritchard SharePoint Developer ......

Posted On Friday, May 16, 2008 8:55 AM

SharePoint is the Fastest Growing Server Product in Microsoft's History
The SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog announced today that SharePoint has passed the $800 Million mark for the previous fiscal year and is the fastest growing Microsoft server product in Micro$oft's history. Congrats to the Blue Monster ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:04 PM

Using the BDC and SharePoint Profile Database to Create A Company Directory Lookup
Using BDC to query our company's SharePoint profiles database ( SharedServices1_DB in our environment ) I was able to create a pretty snappy employee lookup. The data is contained in two tables, the first is the UserProfile_Full table, which contains the Basic Profile Information. The second is the UserProfileValue table. The two are linked by the RecordID Field. First things first - we designed a SQL query that would suit our needs and display the information we needed. Here is what my final query ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 5:53 PM

Official Microsoft Announcement on PerformancePoint Server 2007 CTP3
Just received this from Microsoft Connections today. CTP3 of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 with new Monitoring and Analytics functionality is now available! We are proud to announce the ENU (English) release of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 CTP3 software! This release contains new, updated Monitoring and Analytics functionality. See the "What's new from PerformancePoint Server CTP3" document from the following Connect site for the details. Note that we will be introducing ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 11:34 AM

Application Errors 6398, 6482 and 7076 and the .NET Hotfix (Error 1324)
After much research found the following KB and Hotfix for the 6398, 6482 and 7076 errors that had become the proverbial thorn in my side with my SharePoint server: KB923028 Hotfix However, while installing the Hotfix, I received the following error message "Error 1324. The folder 'Program Files' contains an invalid character" So I found this KB: Error message when you try ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 10:00 AM

SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) 1.1 Production Release - Includes x64 version
Two days ago the SLK project at CodePlex released their version 1.1 of the SharePoint Learning Kit. Included in their Production release is a 64-bit version for x64 MOSS Installations. New in this release is the support for 64-bit architectures. Feature Summary: Supports SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and Class Server instructional content Supports tracking and grading of e-learning and non-e-learning instructional content Allows users to store and manage instructional content in SharePoint document libraries ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11:25 AM

Cleaning Inactive Profiles from SharePoint 2007
By default Office SharePoint Server 2007 imports all profiles from the Active Directory Database. This presents an issue for some companies (mine in particular ;)). After doing some searching I found an older article by Michael Bollhoefer. He tipped me off to the following LDAP filter which worked beautifully, and after running a full profile import and reindexing our SharePoint Search those old Inactive profiles were gone from the Database and the search. (&(objectCategory=perso... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:57 AM

Forefront Security and MOSS ( Exception from HRESULT: 0x80041050)
This one took some time to weed out, but found that the Forefront Scan Engine had incorrectly flagged my welcome page in my Site Directory to VirusStatus=1 and was causing an Exception from HRESULT: 0x80041050 error. Solution: Open your SQL Server Management Studio and go to the Content Database where your default welcome page is returing the error (Usually WSS_Content_[someguid]). Create a new query and run: select *from AllDocswhere (VirusStatus > 0) and (VirusStatus is not null) If you get ......

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2007 5:39 PM

SharePoint Logs That Make Sense
A colleague recommended me Log Parser 2.2 from Microsoft Downloads. I finally gave it a whirl with some notoriously ugly SharePoint Diagnostic Logs and WOW! Get Log Parser 2.2 here. Below is an overtly simple example of the command line functionality, but I encourage you to download this powerful little guy and give him a shot. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600](C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.C:\>logparser "select * from 'c:/logs/*.log'" -i:tsv -o:datagrid Datagrid Output from the ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 4:11 PM

64 bit version of SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) To Be Released
Vandana over at the SharePoint Learning Kit CodePlex site did not commit absolutely to a release date he did say this in the SLK Discussions: The 64 bit release had some hurdles in the form of license issues and then build infrastructure issues. These two have cleared now. There is one outstanding build issue Sample website validation fails during 64-bit build that has been recently reported. This turns out to be a Visual Studio issue which we have to work around to generate an error-free build. ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 1:55 PM

Copyright © Will Pritchard | Powered by: