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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 ...
This is a pilot podcast to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter. I would appreciate feedback on what you liked and what you didn’t – and even whether you managed to make it through the 20minutes. Things I already plan to do: More formally split the podcast into sections (Fresh Discovery, User Group, Tip etc) Add music/sounds – especially to introduce the sections Host it “properly” :-) Make it podcast subscriber friendly – via Itunes etc Full show notes for each episode Include interviews ...
In Windows Workflow I had a Replicator Activity inside While Activity. In Replicator _Initialized event handler I've set the InitialChildData property of the activity with the list of my objects, but Replicator didn't invoke any _ChildInitialized event , but went directly to _Completed event (similar problem was reported in the thread ReplicatorActivity shows all children complete when they aren't ). I tried to change a few things without success.It was also confusing that even in Initialized AllChildrenComplete ...
Hello blog readers. This is my first official blog so let me introduce myself and let you know what types of things to expect from this blog. My name is Brian Jackett and I’m a Senior IT Consultant for Sogeti USA in the Columbus, OH area. My primary focus is on the Microsoft stack, but I started out in the Java realm when I first became a consultant. Throughout life I’ve been called a “utility player”, “jack of all trades”, and general dabbler in many different areas. Much of that led to why I enjoy ...
There are four upcoming SharePoint Saturday events all listed at http://www.sharepointsaturd... with speaker information and submission information. Some of them have registration links posted. The four cities and dates are: SharePoint Saturday San Francisco on Saturday, April 25th SharePoint Saturday DC on Saturday, May 2nd SharePoint Saturday Chicago on Saturday, June 13th SharePoint Saturday Charlotte on Saturday, June 20th If you cannot attend any of these events Mark Miller at http://www.endusersharepoin... ...
All right so I exaggerated slightly with the title, but I literally did not see my bed for two weeks. A couple weeks ago was Passover, so I flew to Florida to visit my grandmother. Nothing exciting really, but Passover and fixing bugs. Then my grandmother, her husband, and I flew to Philadelphia to see my cousins. We had a pretty full house. I stayed for about a week and drove into the New Jersey B&R Office. I also spoke at the Philadelphia Office Geeks about Silverlight 2.0 and SharePoint. It ...
If you are going to be in San Francisco or surrounding areas I would recommend attending SharePoint Saturday San Francisco. It will be just as good as all the other SPS events, such as Tulsa, New York, Virginia Beach, Kansas City, etc… The link for the event is http://www.sharepointsaturd... It looks like Paul Schaeflein, Michael Lotter, and others will be presenting. San Francisco is a nice city. You could check out Fisherman’s Wharf and the second largest Chinatown in the country. ...
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User Groups, Trainings, and Community for users of Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Groups Quarterly user groups meet in February, May, and August and culminate at our annual two-day Summit each year in November. Features of our user group are: Customer Spotlight Large group discussions on specific topics Lunch and networking Technical breakout sessions and roundtable discussions Trainings Users come together one a month for two-hour hands-on trainings provided by consultants on our CRM team. Community ...
First things, first… You’ll notice the new blog name “The SharePoint Hillbilly”. This is one of the interesting things that came out of SharePint. What do you think? You like it? hate it? At least it’s a little more memorable. Hey, I AM from Arkansas (no, I’m not married to my sister). ANYWAY! The St. Louis SharePoint User Group was kind enough to put together an amazing SharePoint event this past weekend and even more gracious by allowing me to speak. I met a lot of amazing people, had a lot of ...

Here is a good link that has some good info about exporting SharePoint List to SQL Server using SSIS.

http://blogs.officezealot.com/mtblog/archive/2008/06/03/importing-list-data-into-sql.aspx

 

If you’re doing SharePoint development that requires accessing and modifying SharePoint over HTTP, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the RPC protocol (HTTP posts) used there. Unfortunately its not the greatest thing in the world, but it gets the job done I suppose. Here’s a hard to find but very useful MSDN resource: FrontPage Server Extensions RPC Protocol. Technorati Tags: SharePoint, RPC ...
I spent the past day trying to figure out why I couldn't log in as myself, Sharepoint would always just say I was logged in as System Account. After a ton of research and changing things I ran into this: To fix this, you must run the following commands: stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -identitytype NetworkService followed by: iisreset http://social.technet.micro... That solved my problem. I'm using NTLM authentication and ...
In a bold move, Microsoft decided to rename SharePoint one more time to SharePoint 2010 for the next version. Check out these two articles on the change, but it looks like the detachment from Office does not mean it will be less feature rich with the integration with Office, much like portals weren’t removed when it went from SPS to MOSS. I am excited to see the name change, but we really need a new acronym as trendy as MOSS was. MSP, SPX, not sure. No name has been released for WSS, but my bet is ...
I have a site that needs to be deployed programmatically. It has multiple challenges. One challenge is that the site has columns, custom types, and lookup list. The issue is that the lookup list make use of a custom content type and other content types use the lookup list. This challenge makes it difficult to completely deployable from a feature. Another issue is that the client wants to make use of a document information panel, DIP. The problem I had… is when I tried to make a new DIP template, ...
How to Enable IIS 6.0 Compression for SharePoint: Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) has long support HTTP Compression. However, supporting and implementing compression are two different things. Many settings within IIS are easily configured from the IIS Admin GUI. Unfortunately, enabling and configuring compression is not supported through the GUI and requires editing the IIS Metabase. The metabase can be edited manually or updated from a command prompt. The commands can be combine into ...
Execution Timeout Issue: After six minutes (360 seconds) of execution a SharePoint page will timeout. Now for most situations a six minute execution timeout seems very generous. However, it is likely that this default execution timeout may be reached during such tasks as Feature Activation. Features are activated from a SharePoint Application Page and unless specially coded (not likely) a Feature will execute code in a synchronous manor. Features containing code to create nested site hierarchies ...
Tutorial - Automatically Email SharePoint List and Library Items By Lance Robinson, /n software, Requirements: /n software SharePoint Workflow Extensions Contents Introduction Default Actions Workflow Configuration Customizing Actions Introduction SharePoint administrators who manage lists and document libraries may wish to configure specific lists or libraries to automatically send out emails when items are added or updated. Administrators can quickly and easily configure a workflow to handle this ...
Typically, if Silverlight isn’t installed for the user’s browser, they see this: …or something like that. But what if you don’t want that to display? Maybe you want to actually replace an area with alternate markup, javascript, etc. when Silverlight isn’t available? Or maybe you want to just have your own message letting them know that Silverlight needs to be installed. There’s a built in way to handle this with the Silverlight control. Below is my Silverlight application running in IE: Now, what ...
One of the key configurations to get AJAX working on IIS 7.0 [Windows Server 2008 | Vista] This should be added within the web.config of the SharePoint site. The <system.webserver> Element The <system.webserver> element contains configuration settings used by Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. The following example shows the <system.webserver> element for ASP.NET AJAX. Add this section to the existing Web.config file as a child of the <configuration> element. ...
First of all, thanks to all those brilliant people who made the long arduous journey to the UK (and to all those who just happened to be near by). I know it must have killed you to be so far away for so long. I can only imagine how hard it was for you. All of us that couldn’t go really feel for you and feel your pain. Okay! So, for those of us that couldn’t go, some of these guys really did a tremendous job of twittering what was going on during the conference. They absolutely did not have to do ...
I will be speaking at MOSS Camp in St. Louis on April 18th on SharePoint Capacity Planning and Governance. More information at http://www.stlsug.org/MOSSCamp/default.aspx hoping to see you there!
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I saw this question on a certification exam for WSS 3.0. I narrowed down the answer and it appears that I was right. I wasn't sure if I was correct, so I consulted someone and they looked up the answer. I also went around google to see what is the actual answer. It turns out if you don't run Item.Update(), but instead Item.SystemUpdate() it doesn't end up modifying the Modified and Modified By fields. This basically means that no alert will get sent when you choose this option over the regular update ...
Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage of the newer version of Live Maps and ...
*Moved to: I hope you did not pay for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Designer 2007Coz its now free… Head over to the Microsoft Download site and get your copy:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Real quick note. I got back from the Orlando Code Camp with lots of information. One of the more significant pieces of information came from someone who must remain anonymous but I can tell you that this person is close to the SharePoint 14 project. There has been rumor and wonder about whether the new SharePoint would have the ability to work with the MVC framework. From my source, the day we spoke, MVC will NOT be a part of SharePoint 14. This could change, but most likely it won’t. For me, this ...
This is a short post about me and what I do. Again, trying to keep it short as not to bore anyone. I have been coding for legit gigs for about 12 years and programming on my own for well over 15. I have a background in music and graphic arts as well. Currently I am working for a very large company (80k+ employees) doing SharePoint development. I, like most developers, have a love-hate relationship that is rather unhealthy but I just can’t quit it. It’s this relationship that has driven me to write ...
This is my first post of many. My first few post may be short as I get a grip on how to fit this in with a full time job, continued education and my family.

Additionally, the next week or so I will be finding my way around the blog area and probably changing a few preferences on look and feel.

My next post I will talk a little about myself and my background as a SharePoint developer.
*Moved to: Sharepoint 2007 and SilverlightI have looked at this topic before but I just got my hands on a new Wrox book called “Professional Microsoft Sharepoint 2007 Development using Microsoft Silverlight 2”, phew, could that title be any longer! At only £16 pounds don't expect a 1000 pager, but at just under 300 pages the content is good. It is pretty heavy on code with endless pages of it, but even if you take them out, there is some good content in there. If you have figured out how to deploy ...

Microsoft has released SharePoint Designer 2007 for free, enabling anyone developing with SharePoint to take advantage of this great tool!

You can get the download information from the Microsoft Download Center website here.

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SharePoint Designer 2007 is now available as a free download!

This can be disappointing to someone who has already purchased it, and it's disappointing to me as a user group leader who has a copy to give away. However, if you have SharePoint Designer 2007 Software Assurance current as of April 1st, 2009, you will receive upgrade rights to Expression Web for the lifetime of their SA agreement.

Get your copy now … Mentioned here: http://office.microsoft.com... Direct Link here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Registration required… Well, almost free ...
Microsoft announced on March 30th thats SharePoint Designer will be a free download as of April 1st 2009, more information about it can be found at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointdesigner/HA103607621033.aspx
One of my clients wanted to have the user profile on SharePoint to be redirected to a custom page that they have created showing the user's picture and other detailed information that would not basically appear on the out of the box user details page. With this task in hand I have to explain the mechanism behind user profiles details page. When a user is clicked on SharePoint, userdisp.aspx page is called which determines the destination of the page. This page can ge found at 12hive\Templates\Layouts. ...
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Today and today only is your chance to own a piece of SharePoint history and show your support for those people who make your SharePoint life just a little bit more tolerable every day. Without these guys we wouldn’t be putting down those razor blades at night. We’d actually turn in those applications to McDonalds or just curl up into the fetal position under our desk and suck our thumbs. These ‘Titans of SharePoint’ give us hope that someone can actually comprehend all this crap and make it accessible ...
Saturday March 28th 2009 was our second annual School of Dev and first ever SharePoint Saturday. We had over 80 people in attendance despite a snow storm. Only one speaker ended up canceling which was truly amazing considering the weather. For me the day began by dropping off two boxes of books that would later be given away as prizes. I then joined Steve Walker for a Panel QA Discussion Session. We were joined by Cory Roth and Chris Barba. We had some great questions around designing a SharePoint ...
I don't really have a break until after SharePoint Saturday D.C. Once the break occurs I am going to upgrade my VM with .Net 3.5 (finally get it to stick). Then I am going to write a WCF webservice that will pull data from profile services and search. Plus maybe some image library information for fun. I want to build a ton of controls using Silverlight as the front end and SharePoint as the back end. Check back here in about a month or so for some interesting experiments. I will probably post these ...
I thought it would nice to put something out there that can help someone who’s looking to either deploy, re-deploy and migrate contents from a database that has grown too large. When planning SharePoint deployment it’s always good to have a clear picture of where your site is going so that you can make the necessary arrangement to put it under control. Microsoft has a good documentation on Architecture to help you answer the hard questions, but how, when and where do you start on capacity planning? ...
I have been working on a project for the past year or so. This project was originally decided to be implemented in a BizTalk environment. Although most of us were new to this form of SOA development we went ahead with the understanding that we would eventually learn enough to stand up, manage, and develop for BizTalk. With this in mind we developed our entire application in such a way that we thought the app would simply plug in to the BizTalk environment (from an orchestration point of view any ...
On April 1st, 2009, Microsoft is putting on a free 24 hour virtual event covering developer-related topics. There will be 95 live sessions provided via Live Meeting in the following tracks: *Windows Development and Frameworks *Windows Mobile Development *Office and SharePoint Development *Developer Tools, Languages & Practices *Web Development & User Experience More information on each track can be found here: http://www.msfttechdays.com... Macro Shaw will be presenting ...
Minnesota SharePoint User Group SharePoint and Business Intelligence You're invited. Please join us on Wednesday, April 8, as we explore Business Intelligence leveraging the SharePoint platform. In this session we will cover the various Business Intelligence integration points with SharePoint 2007 including: Excel Services PerformancePoint Server 2007 SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) SharePoint filters Dashboards KPI lists and more! This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how ...
Good news! Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! Bad news! Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! I have a love / hate relationship with SharePoint Designer, but I have always been quick to defend it to those developers out there who think it is Satan’s offspring. Although I’m sure some of Dark Lord’s minions had their hand in designing some of SharePoint’s quirks, I’m fairly certain SharePoint Designer is not quite that evil. It does however attempt to spread mayhem. ...
Microsoft has packed up Visio stencils for creating diagram of server deployments such as SharePoint Server technology. These models are created using Office Visio 2007. You can modify the Visio files to illustrate how you plan to incorporate Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies in your own environment. Ref: http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... Download this zip file of Microsoft Office Visio stencils to create your own diagrams for models of server deployments. Cheers ...