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<Foreword>For those looking for help integrating the AJAXControlToolkit with SharePoint check out this post: Integrating ASP.NET AJAX with SharePoint</Foreword> I’ve never been one to use JavaScript that much in my web development, partially because I haven’t had much training with it and partially because I usually work on heavy server side web applications. My current work project was well suited for some of the AJAXControlToolkit controls so I’ve been trying out other controls in the ...
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, ...
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, ...
If you are the minority who have been following my blog from the beginning you would know I am an avid practitioner and developer that centre on Microsoft SharePoint, and associated technologies. So some people may be thinking why write about Commerce Server? Is there any association between this and Microsoft Office SharePoint server (MOSS)? Well the answer is yes and no. In my earlier blog I briefly introduced Commerce Server, and this is hopefully the start of my series of articles introducing ...
Microsoft Online Services – Online is not always Online As a software engineer for a small Microsoft Partner – I have had a blast working with the enterprise technologies – especially since the release of the beta bits of MOSS 2007. The firm I work for is also a Microsoft Hosted Services Partner, and we host key technologies like Exchange, MOSS, Dynamics CRM, SQL Server and the latest craze – the Business Productivity Suite. The following is a blurb from the MSFT Help About BPS Online: The Business ...

This is the new home for my blog.  In the coming days you will see information on SQL Server, WCF, SharePoint and BizTalk.

Generic error messages… SharePoint can sometimes be full of them. This morning I ran into the “Web Part Error:: Cannot import this Web Part” error (below) that I’ve seen many times before, but none of the usual fixes corrected it. The background story is that I’m developing a number of site templates that are pre-populated with security groups, lists, content types, and web parts for easy deployment of a custom application hosted on a SharePoint site. [As an aside, in the next week or so I’ll be ...
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Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other. Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the ...
Following the massive success of SharePoint Saturday's in the US, Brian Farnhill has now decided to launch the series in Sydney. The event will be hosted at Microsoft's Offices in Epping Road, North Ryde and will consist of a whole day of SharePoint based lectures and discussions. This is a great way to get to get immersed in an array of information surrounding MOSS/WSS. So for more information check out Brian's blog post: http://blog.brianfarnhill.c... ...
I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday - Ozarks in Harrison, AR on July 18th on SharePoint Architecture: SharePoint Capacity planning and performance (the labs). http://www.sharepointsaturd... We will take a deep dive on how you can stress test your SharePoint environment with the already available Visual Studio Tools. We will also look SharePoint Capacity planning tools. See you there ...
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 for my primary dev machine, however I recently run into a few problems trying to a developer version of Commerce Server 2009 get working locally. I think however I finally managed to hack it sufficiently to get it working. Here is how to do it [please not however these are registry hacks, and render your product unsupported, so you should do so carefully and only on non-production machines. Please back up your registry before making any edits]: You can only install ...
One of my biggest disappointments when using VS 2010 was the much hyped about SharePoint IDE tools where missing in the beta release. After refreshing my computer to Windows 7, I managed to find an old hyperlink from late 2008 which demo'ed these tools in all their glory. Even though it's a couple of month out of date now, checkout the forthcoming benefits in VS2010 for SharePoint devs in this Channel 9 video: ...
The Dashboard Designer in PerformancePoint Server 2007 gives you the ability to set a number of the properties for the font of a given column in a scorecard including the font-family and the font-size. You can see these settings change in the designer and you can preview the scorecard and see how your scorecard will look when it is deployed. I changed the font in the screenshot above to Wingdings so that you could easily see the difference. In practice this is probably not a typical change, but you ...
How often you should search for the various information? Most likely it occurs every day. It is important, that an information search problem not trivial. Also the information can is in various sources - in files, in e-mail messages, in documents etc. Not the secret, that most part of an information is in a network - local and global. Windows Search which allows to search easily and conveniently on the basis of indexes has been developed in Windows Vista. In Windows 7 a theme of search has found ...
Last week I was asked on one of my CodeProject article, about how to implement a Sharepoint feature that will automatically add subfolders to a parent folder in a document library. To add subfolders when a new Folder(or derived Content Type from Folder) was created, we have to write a feature, that will handle the ItemAdded event. When this event gets fired, we can get the current folder item and add subfolders to it. The following feature adds subfolders( the ones from folders array) when a new ...
The LiveMeeting Q&A session with ScottGu was, as usual, very exciting. As promised, here are some of the highlights from his answers. Microsoft’s Development Process In terms of the development process at Microsoft, Scott said that more projects will be developed with openness, transparency, more frequent releases, relying on customers’ feedback and with OSI open source licenses as in the case of ASP.NET MVC. Silverlight In regards to Silverlight 3 release date, it might be around the July 10th. ...
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 ...
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 –> ...
Here is a PowerScript function to automate the process of getting/logging the current number of connections to a particular Web Server. It will tell you the number of connections for each site on the server, so you can see the number of SharePoint connections, SharePoint Central Admin connections, etc. Thanks to MOW and Lee Holmes for their examples of using the PerformanceCounter class in PowerShell. function Get-WebServiceConnections(){ $results = @{} $perfmon = new-object System.Diagnostics.Performa... ...
In this Issue: Sergey Zwezdin, Steve Berry, Colin Eberhardt, and Mike Taulty. Shoutout: Tom is posting his Adventures with Silverlight 3.0 and SharePoint – Part 1 and is looking for others working in the same space. From SilverlightCream.com: Cross domain access policy in Silverlight applications Sergey Zwezdin has a good post up at ASPAlliance on the Cross-domain policy... what it is, why it is, why you should use it, etc... all good stuff!Silverlight 3 Based on Styles Steve Berry gives a quick ...
Many people configure email alerts in SharePoint through SharePoint Designer Workflows. The process is simple and useful, here it is outlined at End User SharePoint. In a nutshell, you create a workflow that sends out an alert, attach the workflow to a document library or list in SharePoint, tell SharePoint to run the workflow whenever the library/list changes. The options for sending the alert in SharePoint out of the box are limited to sending a plain email. I want more. Enter the /n software SharePoint ...
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). ...
This week I got to play with some of the controls in the AJAX Control Toolkit, specifically the Modal Popup Extender. I hadn’t gotten a chance to sink my teeth into anything AJAX so I was pretty excited to see what it offers. On my current project I’m building custom web parts for a SharePoint application being used on limited size screens (think 800x600). As such we need to be very resourceful with screen real estate and limit the number of page changes. The Modal Popup Extender sounded like a great ...
With "Dublin" on the horizon as the future distributed application server role for Windows, does it make sense for Microsoft to call this new role "Windows BizTalk Services"? This would in many ways mimic the Windows SharePoint Services/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server paradigm. The only problem in the short term is that BizTalk Server 2009 has just been released and looks nothing like Dublin. The ideal set of products would first include Windows BizTalk Services, which includes all of the lightweight ...
Yesterday I took my 70-630 MCTS exam in Configuring and Administrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I have participated in Microsoft exams a few years ago, and for this one I felt seriously under prepared. I have been using MOSS now for a couple of years and have gone through various administration and deployment scenarios; however the scary thing about 70-630 is the lack of resources available to prepare. The biggest asset I could find where sympathetic community bloggers who have gone ...

SharePoint Saturday in Toronto will be happening July 11 at the Microsoft offices. This is the first ever SharePoint Saturday and should be a great community event!

They’re currently looking for speakers, so if you’re interested check out their website to download the speaker submission form.

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 ...
Just got back from giving my PowerShell + SharePoint presentation at the COSPUG Show-N-Tell event. Great turn out with just under 100 registered. Shane Young gave a good keynote even if he let slip a few juicy tidbits about SharePoint 2010. Steve Carvajal also gave a good talk on the upcoming Geneva framework for rights identity. Sadly I didn’t have time to see a speaker during the other slot. Thanks to everyone who came to my talk. Below are links to my presentation and the demo files I used. You’ll ...
If you live in Edmonton and do anything with SQL Server you should definitely check out the upcoming first ever meeting of the Edmonton chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (EDMPASS). Colin has done a great job getting this group off the ground, and he’s brought in Scott Gillespie to talk about SQL Server 2008 for Developers and DBA’s. I’ve included the info about the session below. Go be part of your local technology community. Date: May 28th 2009 Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location:Stanley ...
If you ever need to deploy a WCF service to SharePoint 2007, there's plenty of information about how to do it on the web. Including how to make it work with Integrated Authentication or Forms Authentication. And it's all great and works. However, I had to make the service "run" under the context of a particular web (which was actually a subweb). By this I mean that if I have a root site and a subsite and my WCF service calls SPContext.Current.Web I'd want it to return the subsite, not the root site. ...
We are 2 &frac12; years from the launch of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and the SharePoint marketing team has finally succeeded to produce a website leveraging their own much hyped product. As blogged by Owen Allen, http://sharepoint.microsoft... launched yesterday. This however isn't the first site launched by Microsoft using the MOSS platform – but what this one certainly embraces more is the recent investments in MOSS extensions such as the latest AKS, and Silverlight controls. ...
For people like me opportunities to go to the large professional developer conferences in the US never materialises. However the Microsoft SharePoint team are this time offering one lucky person a break: simply redesign the SharePoint conference 2009 homepage and win yourself a free ticket to the October event. The competition is open for one month and the more details can be found here: http://www.mssharepointconf... For the rest of us who fall more into ...
It's not much to get excited over, but Lee Richardson on his Rapid Application Development blog has posted the first screenshots of SharePoint 2010. Here: They have been captured from the recent Tech-Ed 09 session videos, and quite clearly show in-line AJAX editing of list data. The big red button on the first screen indicates this is the alpha version of the product which a Microsoft contact recently told me had been floating around internally for some time now. Tom has also blogged about the following ...
The default RSS feeds in SharePoint are very basic and I want them to contain more information. I managed this by generating my own RSS feeds. Here is how I did it: First, install the RSSBus SharePoint WebPart. After running the setup, go to the Site Collection Features page to activate the Web Part. In order to create custom RSS feeds, you’ll also need to activate the “RSSBus Service Handler” feature. I created a special document library for my feeds, I called it “Really Simple Services”, since ...
You read it correctly...TypeMock is giving out free licenses... well not to everyone, but hey... you can try. I'm posting this in hopes I get some licenses that I can hand out to readers... and that would be all of you :) I'll let you know how it goes :) Unit Testing ASP.NET? ASP.NET unit testing has never been this easy. Typemock is launching a new product for ASP.NET developers – the ASP.NET Bundle - and for the launch will be giving out FREE licenses to bloggers and their readers. The ASP.NET ...
I added a little newsgroup browser to my SharePoint site with about a one page RSSBus SharePoint WebPart template. It works by importing the RSSBus NntpOps Connector. It calls its nntpListArticles operation to list the articles of a particular newsgroup and displays them in a table. Then when an article is clicked on, it calls the nntpGetArticle operation to retrieve the actual article – don’t worry – it will only retrieve the first 1000 lines of the article – if the thread is larger than that it ...
Recently I was having trouble with the following code: SPWebApplication webApp = site.WebApplication; webApp.FormDigestSettings.E... = true; site.WorkflowManager.StartW... docList.ContainingDocumentL... docFile.UniqueId), foundWorkflow, foundWorkflow.AssociationData, true); //Turn security validation back on. webApp.FormDigestSettings.E... = false; More to the point, I got the following exception on the line webApp.FormDigestSettings.E... = true; [5/18/2009--4:05 ...
I woke up this morning to quite a nice surprise.  The SharePoint Pod Show is featured on the Microsoft MVP blog today!  It discusses our guests as well as our latest show about Test Driven Development.

Check it out here.
Recently I seemed to have issues with opening PPT files. I am running Office 2007 for a long time now and one of the things that I use most with respect to my work is PowerPoint files. Over the last 2 weeks I saw a certain weird behaviour with PPTs specifically related to printer options. Every time, I try to open the PPT or unlock the system with the PPTs open, they try to print to my default printer. The specific error message would state that the default printer could not be accessed. I dismissed ...
Most awaiting Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1 is available for download now, which include ASP.NET 4.0 enhancements, support for SharePoint development , more support for parallel programming , Cloud computing etc., Here is the quick list of features for developers in Visual Studio 2010 1) Inline Call Hierarchy for better code understanding : This one of the most interesting features of the Visual studio 2010 for developers. This features enables developers to understand the code easily. This ...
Typemock guys, the guys behind the only mocking framework that can apply mocking in complex environments like Microsoft SharePoint, are releasing a new Product,, ASP.NET Bundle. Here is what they’re saying about it: Typemock is launching a new product for ASP.NET developers – the ASP.NET Bundle - and for the launch will be giving out FREE licenses to bloggers and their readers. The ASP.NET Bundle is the ultimate ASP.NET unit testing solution, and offers both Typemock Isolator, a unit test tool and ...
For those of you that haven't read the outcomes from TechEd – the Visual Studio 2010 beta is now available for download on MSDN (for subscribers only). The public release of the beta will be on Wednesday 20th May. For those who spend most of their time on SharePoint, such as me this release is rumoured to have increased support for the SharePoint platform, including F5 debugging, and WYSIWYG web part functionality, and a server browsers for tracking down all those lists, and document libraries within ...
I used the RSSBus WebPart to create a multi-source search in SharePoint – this will let me enter one search term, and see results from a variety of different search services at the same time. The RSSBus WebPart template turned out to be extremely simple, thanks to its built-in feed manipulation capabilities. <div id="search"> <label for="search"><b>Se... <input id="search" type="text" name="search" size="25" value="[[_request.form:search| def('')]]" ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Beta 1 ShipsVisual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1 will be available to download from MSDN today at 5pm (GMT) and to the general public on Wednesday. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Last week was certainly an exciting weeks for many of the Microsoft bloggers in the community. Microsoft Tech-Ed 2009 in Los Angeles, one of the largest technical industry events of the year took place, and it appeared as always Microsoft reserved many of the announcements for its forthcoming Windows 7, and Office 2010 platform until last week. Being based in Sydney, and I unfortunately didn't managed to attend the event (through cost, as opposed to want), however through the trawling of many blogs ...
It's an age old adage that on life's journey you always arrive at a fork in the road, and need to decide which path you want to take. At the beginning of 2007 my professional career faced exactly this fate, with the hurt of the looming GEC and the shifting of core skills in many IT departments I was faced with the making a hard decision; continue to seek full time employment or gamble with taking an IT contractor position. My journey however was never about income, stability, or my methods of employment ...

Even though SharePoint 2007 still has the new car smell in many ways, SP 2010 is just around the corner.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/051509-microsoft-sharepoint.html?hpg1=bn

 

The next version of Groove is getting a new name; the successor to Microsoft Office Groove 2007 will be SharePoint Workspace 2010. Microsoft claims that this is a natural progression since Groove is to SharePoint like Outlook is to Exchange. SharePoint Workspace 2010 won't just be the same product with a new name: Microsoft plans to add features that make it easier to deploy and manage. At the same time, Microsoft says that SharePoint Workspace will make it easier to access SharePoint content (or ...
I don’t know Joel personally, but some recent posts of his caused a stir within the community, and he seems like a pretty interesting dude… so that makes him a perfect candidate for a NINE Questions interview. Unfortunately, I never got a pic from him with this interview, so this placeholder pic will have to do for now. I know you’re all chomping at the bit to read my latest interview, so without further ado, I give you these NINE Questions with Joel Oleson, aka SharepointJoel. 1. Where are you from? ...