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Windows and the Windows Explorer have had search capabilities for a long time and they have gradually improved over the years. The one thing that was always lacking was an ability to search different contexts (or remote sources). There were some improvements with the Windows Desktop search, but I think the federated search capability in Windows 7 really gets it right. Federated search in Windows 7 introduces support to search different remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies and allows you ...
Have I mentioned lately that I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed? It seems I was brilliant when setting up my SharePoint VM and I used my user account when setting up my VM’s service accounts. Smart move? right? At least I won’t forget what username and password I used. Well…. pretty stupid actually. My password changed on my user account which broke SharePoint on my VM. I couldn’t access any of the sites or Central Administration. Actually, I knew this was going to happen, I was just procrastinating ...
I had the pleasure today of trying to get Silverlight and SharePoint to play nice with each other. You’d *think* this wouldn’t be that difficult. But as I’m learning more about SharePoint, I’m realizing also that things are sometimes more complex than we assume. Prelude: Clarification on Form Content Web Part So in a previous post, I talked about my frustration with how code in a Form Content web part wasn’t behaving the way I expected. Instead of showing the Silverlight app it was always showing ...
On Friday, May 22nd the Central Ohio SharePoint User Group (COSPUG) is hosting a Show and Tell Event at the Microsoft office in Columbus. I’ll be presenting on combining PowerShell and SharePoint. This will be an introductory style presentation for those who have limited to medium experience with PowerShell and a few “laser show” type finale scripts to hopefully wow the crowd. With the current schedule I’ll be presenting during the last technical track session of the day. Shane Young from SharePoint911 ...
As I was working on my recent SharePoint issue (closer to a solution btw, stay tuned!), I had to make a few changes to the web.config file on the server. I remote in, I make some changes, I save, and *poof* – SharePoint is broken?! Odd…the error message is pointing to a typo in the web.config file. Turns out that TypeName was showing as Type?ame. Huh, weird…I didn’t change that area. Oh well. This little game of fix, save, find-new-questionmark went on for a while. I tried a couple of times to revert ...
[Edit: Note that a solution to this was found, and you can read about it here.] Weird problem that I don’t have the answer to…yet. I have a Silverlight app (.xap) uploaded to a document library in my SharePoint site. I want to display this in a Form Content web part. In the source editor I have something akin to this (altered to keep it short and easy to read): <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server"/> <asp:Silverlight ID="Xaml1" runat="server" Source="/Silverlight/Silver... ...

I've found an interesting article where they explain how you can use Firebug (Lite) in IE.

Use firebug in IE

It can come in handy sometimes to fine tune javascript...

Azure session with Chappel was pretty good. I have a better perspective on where Azure fits in. Then attended: OFC03-INT - Integrating Application Lifecycle Management and Project Portfolio Management. Very interesting demo of how an organization ‘could’ build an end-to-end portfolio management toolset using Sharepoint + Project Server + Project Portfolio Server + TFS. Makes a great scenario, but lots of heavy lifting and integration to put the scenario together. Lots of pieces were custom, based ...
As with any typical day, this afternoon I checked my Twitter feed to see Andrew Connell's big announcement that he and Ted Pattison have launched a new company called Critical Path Training. I'm excited about this for multiple reasons. First, take a look at their site...It's all SharePoint 2007 WCM and it's smoking fast! Nice work on the site guys! It's good to see another successful WCM implementation on SharePoint! Here is what makes me really excited about the launch of this new company. If you ...
On Vista: Right click on “My Computer”, choose “Map Network Drive…” Choose a drive letter, and click “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.” Click on “Choose a custom network location”, type in the address for the network location. For Shared Documents Library, this will be something like: "http://yourserver/yoursite... Documents". a name for the network location, and click next. Voila. Technorati Tags: SharePoint ...
Hi guys and gals, As some of you may know, I have quit working on SharePoint for the past five months, to focus more on my very last months of studies, for which I am programming a social website which I am hoping to launch this year or earlier next year. As such, I have not been reading or working on SharePoint, and had my interests focused on this project. I am focusing more on C# .NET and AJAX, together with database: MS SQL SERVER. During the last couple of weeks I have been on the look out for ...
Original: 2009/5/6 Updated: 2009/12/1 – see bottom Updated: 2009/12/31 – see bottom (Follow up post here) Have you ever had a need to deploy some files to all of the virtual directories (every IIS site folder corresponding to a zone in the web app) for a SharePoint web application feature? After searching the interwebs high and low I was unable to find any information relating to this topic, so this might very well be one of the first publicly available. I want to say that getting this to work yesterday ...
Join us May 27th for the next session of the Winnipeg SharePoint User Group where Microsoft MVP Eric Legault will give a guided tour of SharePoint and the Office System. Focus will be on some of the powerful and overlooked features throughout the suite, as well as demonstrating some third-party software and tools that can give real-world value for your current projects. Cool Community Tools Overview of the “Fantastic 40” Site Templates and how they can be batch installed Connecting Office Applications ...
Using the PowerShellToys PowerShellWebPart, I was able to insert a PowerShell command prompt inside my SharePoint page with only a few lines of code and some html. Here is the PowerShellWebPart template that I used: <div style="background-color:Dar... color:white; height:400px; width:650px"> <form method="GET" action="" enctype="multipart/form-dat... PS> <input type=text name="query" size="40" value="<%=$request['quer... /> <input type=submit value="Execute" /> ...
BizTalk Server 2006 Unable to determine whether or not specified user is an administrator. You are attempting to install Windows SharePoint services adapter web service on a virtual server that has not been configured with Windows SharePoint Services TITLE: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Configuration Wizard ------------------------------ You are attempting to install Windows SharePoint Services Adapter Web Service on a virtual server that has not been configured with Windows SharePoint Services. ...
Thanks to Solidsoft for running a great day at Microsoft last week. Topics covered were BizTalk, SharePoint and using them to build successful SOA and BPM solutions. Being responsible for BizTalk and also having had SharePoint land on my plate recently, the day gave me some good ideas about where to take these platforms ...
I’m being pressured by a very non-technical program manager to work with another team to “integrate” our current ASP.NET application set into a non-existent SharePoint 2007 solution. The main problem I have with this is that this SharePoint solution has been sold to leadership by a smooth talking faux-developer. By this, I mean that this guy truly believes that he’s a software developer, but in reality his development career has consisted of scripts for servers, not actual OO-development, but I digress. ...
At PowerShellToys.com, you’ll find a bunch of new toys for PowerShell, including the first full release of PowerShellASP + free community license. The new toys? PowerShellADO, PowerShellPanel, PowerShellWebPart, and PowerShellRSS. Here’s a brief description of each, in my own words. For the official description and examples, check out PowerShellToys.com. PowerShellASP – write ASP pages with PowerShell scripting instead of vbscript. PowerShellADO – execute PowerShell cmdlets and return the results ...
This set of posts is about a "Mini URL" service that I created initially to help provide a means to automate shortening of URL's for sending in emails to users in SharePoint. If you've used SharePoint and at times you need to send a link to a List or Document item one way is to "right-click" the item (whether it's a folder, list item, or document) then if it's IE choose "Copy Shortcut". You can then just past that into an email and send over to your recipient. Recently, I also noticed that even the ...
I hear a lot of stories that start off with “We were going to use InfoPath for this project but we couldn’t get it to work so we had to do it all as .aspx forms”. Frankly, if I were not so stubborn I would have the same stories. At first glance InfoPath seems like a great solution, then you start to get under the covers a little bit and it becomes more and more frustrating. You end up having to purchase a code signing certificate, open the form up to Full Trust, write Code Behind, etc… and every ...
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 ...
if you're adopting Scrum you'll need to decide what level of tooling you'll use. Are you going to use sticky notes on a whiteboard? An expensive 3rd party solution? My opinion is that If you're just learning Scrum it's worth the investment to learn the tools you're most likely to use long-term. For general Agile software development I've been completely happy with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS). When you install TFS plus Visual Studio plus Team Explorer, you get the complete package of document ...
I have been involved in a huge public folder migration project for my company. One particular folder I migrated had a hierarchy of 1500 subfolders. The migration tool was nice enough to migrate the permissions for me for each folder into sharepoint. Cool, right? Yes until my manager told me he just wanted to manage the parent folder in sharepoint and have the subfolders inherit everything. There is nothing in sharepoint out-of-the-box that lets you do this in one shot. Now there are probably many ...
Here's the error from one of my users: The list is displayed in Standard view. It cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons: A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed, your browser does not support ActiveX controls, or support for ActiveX controls is disabled. This just started happening this week. Only for one user. No recent patches on the sharepoint server. If you search this on the internet, you get tons of results ...
XPMode(XPM) for Windows7 came as quite a surprise as this feature wasn't available in the Beta stages of the Windows 7 releases. This secret feature wasn't officially announced until earlier this week when Windows 7 RC became available for MSDN subscribers (read in more details here: http://www.microsoft.com/pr... So what is XP Mode in Windows 7? The following Microsoft Video summarise quite nicely this new feature in Win7: XP Mode will encourage a lot of ...
During an upgrade, the psconfig command fails with Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products and Technologies. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrad... was thrown. Quick live search and I find on Jukka’s blog the answer: http://blogs.msdn.com/jukka... Specifically, a feature was not installed, and quickly installing using the stsadm command Jukku provides, it then works… ...
As this week has been very busy I haven’t had time to write up a full blog post about some of the fun things I’m working on, but instead I thought I’d throw out a listing of some technologies I’m currently working on or watching. Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) – I have this installed as my primary OS on my home desktop. Loving the slick interface and list of new features that keep getting announced. My only gripes so far are that the included build of IE8 is beta and can’t be upgraded to RTM, and that ...
For those of us who want to start programming sharepoint but get intimidated by the extensive setup needed to begin with C# and visual studio, IronPython is for you. Frankly, I have been too lazy to take on the task of installing and configuring visual studio on a VM with MOSS. My background(many moons ago) is java development. I'm not a python expert. Nor am I a sharepoint programming expert. I may not even be considered a java expert anymore. And I'm definitely not a C# or .NET guy. I'm writing ...

Here is a list of all you need to know about Performance and capacity planning for SharePoint.

http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/07/09/capacity-planning-key-links-and-info.aspx

 

Microsoft has tools available that add SharePoint templates for things like Web Parts, Site Definitions, and List Definitions. I tried to download and install them onto my Windows XP system but (cue the sad tuba), it complained that WSS 3.0 wasn’t installed on my machine. Unfortunately WSS 3.0 won’t install on XP or Vista…its an OS supported install only. And if you look at the requirements for the VS WSS extensions, it clearly says: In our situation, I don’t eve really want WSS 3.0 installed on ...
Steps for installation of DPM to protect MOSS environment. 1- Install the MOSS then WSS sp1 then MOSS sp1 2- Install Knowledge Base article 941422, "Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" (http://go.microsoft.com/fw... 3- Install Knowledge Base article 941422 on all protected servers on which Windows SharePoint SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 are installed. 4- Prepare the DPM Box: (Install DPM ...
Module 1 - Developing Solutions on the SharePoint Platform Module 2 - Web Parts Module 3 - Page Navigation Module 4 - Page Branding Module 5 - Data Lists Module 6 - Web Services Module 7 - Event Handlers Module 8 - Content Types and Site Columns Module 9 – Workflow Module 10 - User Management Module 11 – Silverlight Module 12 - Deployment ...
Enterprise Search Training Videos 14 Training Videos on Enterprise Search: Module 1: Workshop Overview Module 2: Enterprise Search Overview Module 3: SharePoint Search 2007 Walkthrough Module 4: Search Architecture and Deployment Scenarios Module 5: Crawl and Query Processes Module 6: Relevance Ranking Module 7: Customizing the End-User Experience Module 8: Developing Search Solutions Module 9: Business Data Catalog Search Module 10: Extensibility and Integration for Search Module 11: Search Administration ...
I attended the Central Ohio Day of .NET (CODON) a few weeks ago and had a great time. I attended Josh Holmes keynote first thing. Josh focused on simplicity and how we should keep that in mind when building solutions. I liked the content and I thought Josh did a good job of delivering it. I then attended Jeff Blankenburg’s CSS talk. Jeff did a really good intro to CSS by showing several of the most common layout samples that you see on the net. After Jeff’s, I saw Leon Gersing’s “JavaScript is Awesome” ...
Password Change Procedure for MOSS 2007 Change the server farm account password: Change the server farm account password in Active Directory. Log on to the server that hosts Central Administration. At the DOS command prompt, navigate to the following directory: c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extentions\12\bin Execute the following command: Stsadm.exe -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin <DOMAIN\UserID> -password <newpassword> On each server in the farm, navigate ...
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 ...
Seems that SharePoint rocks nowadays :-) Last year, the SharePoint business unit surpassed 100 million licenses and $1 billion in total revenue, according to Microsoft. And as read on the Redmond Developer News site, with the coming of Visual studio 2010: "Microsoft has been scaling up our guidance, and our application and tools, really, really fast," Andrew says, noting that Visual Studio 2010 will fully integrate SharePoint development support. That is something to look forward... :-) ...

 

The jolly folks at Microsoft have come up with some original names for the next Office products:

Office 14 (note no 13 due to superstitions) is to be Office 2010

More strangely MOSS 14 loses the Office bit to become Microsoft SharePoint server (MSS) so wewill now have WSS 4.0 and MSS 2010!

Read more at the SharePoint team blog

<Update 2013-07-01> This script has been updated for SharePoint 2010 / 2013. Please see my updated script and blog post at PowerShell Script to Enumerate SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Permissions and Active Directory Group Membership. </Update 2013-07-01><Update> Posting code didn’t format as well as hoped. Download the below script here. </Update> For those of you who are SharePoint admins or developers but have never dug into the SharePoint API or PowerShell, I would recommend ...
In part 1, I showed how to add Twitter Search to SharePoint using the RSSBus WebPart. In part 2, I added input properties to the script so that the web part was controlled by the properties in the property editor. Now, I can hook this up with a regular input textbox to let the user drive the search. Now my RSSBus WebPart script looks like this: <rsb:info title="My Custom Search"> <input name="query" description="A default query" default="SharePoint" /> </rsb:info> <div align="center" ...
Environment: SIngle server farm - Windows 2003 - MOSS SP1 I found another server with the same "access denied" error in the crawl logs. So I applied the Loopback fix but then another error: The system cannot find the path specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070003) After searching the internet, I found the solution. You have to make sure the "gthrsvc" folder exists under your search account's Temp directory. Then restart the search service. CMD> net stop osearch CMD> net start osearch Then ...
Got woken up this morning by frantic people in Amsterdam. Their document libraries stopped receiving emails! First thing I checked was to make sure emails were still making it to the sharepoint server. To the IIS drop box at least... So I sent a test email there. Yep, they were definitely getting there. And they were disappearing too so that means the timer service was working and picking them up. So where the hell were they going? So I throttled the email events: After sending another test email, ...
Environment: MOSS SP1 with Feb CU - WIndows Server 2003 I noticed this issue today after installing the Feb CU last week. The sharepoint crawler was not crawling any sites that had a DNS alias to itself. For example, my servername was myserver01 and I have a DNS alias called myportal. The crawler would not crawl http://myportal and anything under it. This sucks. My error from the event viewer: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, or add a crawl ...
In an earlier post I showed how I use the RSSBus SharePoint WebPart to show a list of Twitter search results in your SharePoint pages. Now I’ll expand on that a bit to show how to make the WebPart a bit more dynamic. The script of the webpart itself gives a ton of power to the webpart user. As shown before, each tweet can be formatted however you like. But we can do so much more, like specifying webpart input properties. Starting with the same script from last time, here’s how I can make the search ...
I was recently asked what lessons I've learned when recommending SharePoint for for meeting a business need. While books are written on this topic, I've distilled the list down to what I think are the core of the decision-making process. Know what your stakeholders require in objective, actionable terms This is known as extracting core business drivers. Note that I didn't say requirements. Requirements are what you hand to your developers - core business drivers are what you use to make your recommendation. ...
Two three days back I was searching for some information on the net, and I came across Tim Huffman's blog on GWB. I have been planning to start my technology blog for quite some time now, and after seeing Tim's blog I did not have any doubt as to where to host my blog! And yes.. after creating this post, I don't have any doubt as to why this site is called GeeksWithBlogs; I am directly keying in HTML, instead of the regular write and format-by-clicks routine. And being a foolish n00b13, I thought ...
My new article on how to customize New or Edit Form (NewForm.aspx or EditForm.aspx). How to make multiple custom edit form for different item status. How to link those Forms with the list item by creating custom link column When you want to enter a edit item into, let’s say, your Issue Tracker list, SharePoint calls upon the EditForm.aspx page for that list. The page contains a customized List Form Web Part which cannot be edited within the web part, so in order to accomplish this I use SharePoint ...
I saw Michael @Gannotti’s Tweets Wiki and thought it was pretty handy. It made me think of @jazzychad’s TweetGrid and how that would be nice inside SharePoint. So I combined these two into my own little twitter search page in SharePoint, and here’s how: Tools I used: RSSBus SharePoint WebPart. Installed and activated the RSSBus SharePoint WebPart, added the webpart to my SharePoint page. I went to search.twitter.com, and did a search for “PowerShell”. The results page includes the RSS feed for the ...