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A 'few' years ago I blogged about Themes for WSS 2.0, well there's now a theme pack for MOSS/WSS3.0. I'll try them soon on my SharePoint environment when I'm less busy and will post screenshots here... Direct download link from Microsoft as an MSI file: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Also available as a WSP file curtesy of Daniel Brown: http://www.danielbrown.id.a... ...

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There’s a woot-off going on today (http://www.woot.com) So, I’m feeling the need to be clever in my post and maybe do it as lyrics to a song? Can I be that annoying? By the way, if you don’t know what Woot is, please leave now. :) So, stop.. Collaborate and listen… Just kidding, would not force you to endure Vanilla Ice again. Where was I? Oh yes, SharePoint VM’s. If you are anything like me (and God help you if you are), the first time you heard about development in SharePoint you thought it was ...
Don’t forget, you can attend these events remotely! SharePoint Server 2007: Connecting People, Process and Information This free joint seminar from New Horizons of Minnesota and Inetium will explore how Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can boost organizational effectiveness by providing a comprehensive business solution for managing content, accessing information efficiently, improving business processes, and facilitating team collaboration and communication. April 2 9:00am – 12:00pm SharePoint ...
http://officesharepointpro.... As readers of this newsletter know, I've been referring to Office 14 as Office 2010 just as a "wild guess," but it appears that the name might stick. Last week, during his annual “Strategic Update” briefing with Wall Street analysts, Steve Ballmer disclosed that Office 14 won’t be shipping in 2009. "The next big innovation milestone is Office 14, our next Office release," Ballmer said, "Which will ...

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We have a number of great classes that are guaranteed to run! Don’t miss out! Flash CS4 Level 1 March 26 – 27 Solving Problems Before They Solve You March 26 Dreamweaver Level 3 March 31 Photoshop CS4 Level 1 April 2 SharePoint Site Collection Owner/Team Site Administrator April 1 – 3 OR April 20 - 22 MS Project 2007 (Part 1): Project Initiation and Planning April 8 SQL: Fundamentals of Querying April 17 Access 2007 Level 1 April 23 – 24 MS Project 2007 (Part 2): Project Validation, Baseline and ...
I will be speaking at SPS Saturday Tulsa on March 28th (http://www.schoolofdev.com) about Dazzling SharePoint with Silverlight. I will also be speaking at the St. Louis MOSS Camp on April 18th (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... I have three sessions at the SSWUG.org SharePoint Virtual Conference on April 22, 23, and 24th (http://www.vconferenceonli... If you want a special code to get a discount let me know I can knock $10 off I believe with my speaker ...
I will be speaking about Silverlight and SharePoint at the upcoming KC .Net User Group meeting this Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm at Centriq (for more information go here: http://www.kcdotnet.com/). This is pretty much the same talk I have been giving with a little bit at the end talking about some changes in Silverlight 3 addressed (like direct XML Databinding). I am not going to show any Silverlight 3.0 demos until after my talk on April 18th in St. Louis. I do not want to break any of my demos right ...
If you’re looking for some examples of how to use MOSS as a public facing website, check out Hawaiian Air. They built their website with MOSS 2007 and there’s also a short case study available that talks about some of the experiences creating the solution. I found these links as part of Kanwal Khipple’s recent presentation at the Boston SharePoint Saturday on MOSS 2007 branding. You can view his slide deck from the event here. D ...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:00 AM - Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:00 PM Central Time Welcome Time: 7:30 AM Theater - Regal Brooklyn Center 20 6420 Camden Avenue North Minneapolis Minnesota 55430 United States Event Overview: Join your local TechNet Events team for valuable new tools and technical content – all delivered live by experienced IT pros. We’ll explore Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing, take a quick tour of Microsoft Online Services and Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), and discuss ...
I was using the infamous InputFormTextbox, which is the SharePoint Rich Textbox. I had full html turned on and rich text, so that users could get the full experience in my webpart. I added a normal InputFormRequiredValidator and did some tests thinking yeah this is working fine. The client comes back with an issue and tells me it’s not firing. So I start stepping into the code and realize there is always a <DIV></DIV> tag. I understand why it would add these tags for styling purposes, ...
I ran into an issue with my SharePoint Central Administration website recently. This was in a my development Virtual PC, using IE7. I would open the SCAW which appeared to be fine, but some of the functionality wasn’t working. I’d click on certain buttons and nothing would happen. I then noticed that IE was reporting javascript errors. I tried using FireFox. Some of the errors that I saw in IE weren’t in FireFox, but some of SCAW (usually popups) didn’t work. Rather try to figure out what I did (I’m ...
By default comments are disabled on SharePoint blogs. Here’s how you enabled them: Go to your blog page and click the Manage Comments link under the Admin links. Expand the settings menu and select List Settings. Click on “Permissions for this List”. Click on the NT Authority\authenticated users. Now here’s the part I think is sort of screwy. Out of the box, you can grant people full, design, contribute, and read permissions. The closes that you’d want is contribute. However, this still gives your ...
Incase you didn't know- when you set your index server to use a dedicated server for crawling, SharePoint updates the host file on the index server with the IP address of the WFE. However, there are times where SharePoint adds an invalid host entry when there are 2 or more WFE's. Example - Say there have 2 WFE's - MOSSWFE01 & MOSSWFE02. Setting MOSSWFE02 as the dedicated crawler will cause SharePoint to update the host file in the index server. It adds an entry for MOSSWFE01 with the IP address ...
Check out John Papa’s blog for much more detail and camera work… I’m just doing highlights. Web… Each of the tools can be used independently or integrate with each other or open source tools Expression Web 3: Standards based web authoring, Multi-laguage, Secure FTP, CSS Diagnostics, SuperPreview Erik Saltwell demoing Expression Web 3 SuperPreview – split screen or full, and can pick the browser to view it in, also can side-by-side the various browsers, or layering them one over the other to see problems. ...
How to Install and configure MS Office SharePoint Server 2007 in the Production and development Environment Welcome to setup SharePoint Environment and to read my eBook. This tutorial Book is for the administrator and also developer who are interested to build a stand-alone development environment to build SharePoint web application. I will show here step by step the complete installation procedure of MOSS and pre-requisites installation. I only attached the most important screen shots for installation ...
I started this series to show how to copy different kinds of lists in SharePoint. Each type of list has its own challenges. In this article I will also demonstrate how to copy custom fields and keep the same internal name. It’s kind of annoying that you can’t create a field with the internal name you specify, but I found a pretty easy workaround. You create the field using AddFieldAsXml on the list Fields collection, and you use the internal name as the display name. This creates the field with the ...
If you have multiple SharePoint web applications running on a server you would see multiple instances of w3wp.exe in TaskManager. When you need to monitor the performance of a SharePoint web app there is no way in TaskManager to figure out which w3wp process is the right one. Here's a quick way to identify the app pool associated with the running worker process: In the TaskManager menu select 'View' -> 'Select Columns' and check the 'PID (Process Identifier)' column Open command prompt window ...
So I have been slacking...and haven't posted a blog in quite some time. Apologies! Alot has happened in the past few months including me moving to a different company and switching roles. I am now working with MOSS 2007 so most of my posts will now probably be related to that instead of SQL related items. I'll keep my posts still related to tips and tricks but may dabble a bit in the politics and business decisions of MOSS 2007. In my experience, SharePoint has proven to me that it's not always necessarily ...
We are using InfoPath with SharePoint more and more in our organization. Anyone who has dealt with InfoPath knows there’s a lot of nice functionality there, but it can also be a pain to work with. I ran across a couple of issues I was finally able to resolve and wanted to spare you guys the same pain I went through. 1. Installing a Code Signing Certificate on an InfoPath form If you want to really take advantage of what InfoPath can do (get user information, pre-populate fields with external data, ...
I was working with the People Editor Control and realized there are a couple weird things you need to do before you can read values into the control and save values into a list. Here are a few samples related to saving multiple items into a list and reading multiple items from a list into the control. Updating an Item from a PeopleEditor Control: string[] UsersSeperated = peUserEditor.CommaSeparated... SPFieldUserValueCollection UserCollection= new SPFieldUserValueCollection(); foreach ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
Stephanie Grima’s Curriculum Vitae Introduction As a person, I consider myself as capable to work alone and with a team easily. I am very hard working, and do whatever I set my mind to doing. I am currently at MCAST ICT, during my last year of my studies reading my Higher National Diploma. I also hold an A-Level in IT as well as a National Diploma in Computing. I see myself working in IT as a web developer or software programmer while I continue furthering my knowledge by doing exams such as MCTS ...
I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to figure out exactly what I can and can’t do with FBA in SharePoint and thought I’d write a quick blog about my experiences. It turns out there are a couple of hurdles you’ll have to overcome that at first might not be obvious. Setting Up FBA in SharePoint First of all you need to set up your SharePoint Environment to use FBA. There are several decent blogs and articles out there about this, so rather than reinvent the wheel here are a couple to choose from: ...
I did something stupid against all my beliefs and should have never done it. I tried to deploy something on Friday. It was the dumbest mistake. First off I had no idea what type of master pages were in the environment. I assumed there was only one master page in the entire environment and I used the most disgustingly wrong program for a developer, SharePoint Designer. I pasted in this fix for AJAX Update Panels with FireFox (<script type='text/javascript'>_... = document.forms[0].action; ...
This weekend (Feb 21st, 2009) I will be attending and presenting at SharePoint Saturday New York the event has been organized by Michael Lotter. My Session: Session Name: From Frustrating Problems to Proactive Solutions | A Dozen Tips for Improved SharePoint Performance Session Description: Over one dozen easy to implement performance tips. Tips will discuss a wide range of topics from adjusting out-of-the-box settings to identifying memory leaks in custom code. This discussion will benefit anyone ...
The fantastic 40 templates from Microsoft can cause issues with content deployment. The following error prevents content deployment with the templates installed: 1. The content type name cannot contain: \ / : * ? " # % < > { } | ~ &, two consecutive periods (..), or special characters such as a tab. at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPCont... name) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPCont... strVal, String& strLocalized) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPCont... ...
The following error can occur during content deployment: The changeToken refers to a time before the start of the current change log. The changeToken refers to a time before the start of the current change log. at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deploy... minChangeTime, Int32 minChangeNumber) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deploy... at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deploy... at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deploy... ...
Every ASP.NET developer is accustomed to writing configurable values into the web.config for directing programming logic at runtime. This practice has always made a lot of sense for storing things that will change depending where assets (such as databases, web services, etc.) are going to live come production time. The tricky part comes in when you need to store configurable values that change the behavior of your code, but don't apply to other systems in any meaningful way. An example of one such ...
Date: March 12, 2009 Time: 3:00pm - 6:30pm (Resistration begins at 2:30pm) Learn more and Register! ANNOUNCING BI SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. 3:00 - 3:15: BI SIG Updates & Announcements 3:15 - 4:30: SharePoint ...
I plan to announce all my future Code Project articles. So, I'm starting here by announcing an older article of mine. The article shows how to implement a workaround to start a Sharepoint Workflow from a custom Folder Content Type. Enjoy! SharePoint Workflows for Folder Content Type Cheers, Calin Tatar ...
I finally had an entire day of sitting at home where I did not have to pack. I put my slides and my demos on Sky Drive, including the Linq to XML information with the XML file databinding commented out and the webservice code (using WCF). Here is the slide link: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Here are the demos: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... I am not ...
I am really late in posting about this event with all the craziness. I am participating in an online conference hosted by the SQL Server World User Group. It is strictly an online conference. I will be speaking about Introduction to Feature Design, Visually Designing Webparts, and Dazzling SharePoint with Silverlight. Chris Regan, one of the managing partners at B&R, will be speaking at the same event. For further details (dates, other topics, etc...) you can click on this link: http://www.vconferenceonlin... ...
Presenter: Dave Smith Topic: Introduction to InfoPath Forms Services Bio: Dave has over 15 years in Information Technology. Starting with a Lotus Notes Partner, Dave gained an understanding of the value of E-Forms and Collaborative tools. Later, he developed Exchange Public Folder applications using Excel and Word as E-Forms. Dave was chosen by Ingram's magazine to serve on its IT Outlook Forum two years in a row while running one of the largest Microsoft Partners in Kansas City. While most of his ...
Registration link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Date: April 23 Time: 9-11:30 Course Overview This session will explore the various Business Intelligence options available from Microsoft and how they integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for business intelligence. This seminar is available live on the web using VoIP (PC audio). Telephone audio is not ...
Come one come all SharePoint New Englanders to SharePoint Saturday Boston on Saturday, March 14th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the MS Office on Jones Road in Waltham, MA.  Erik Kraus, Joel Oleson, Kanwal Khipple, Mark Miller...These are just a few of the names of who is speaking at the event.  If you want some more information see the website at http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston/default.aspx. 
I ran into a really annoying scenario that took me a while to figure out (figure out = scour the net until I found the answer). I was getting this error because I was using the loopback address (127.0.0.1) in my hosts file for a website, where the name didn’t match the machine name. Microsoft implemented some security around this in IE8, which was blocking me from using my test SharePoint site. Anyway, I found the answer here: http://www.21apps.com/share... ...
I wanted to post about one of the best tools I’ve found for getting Kerberos properly configured and in the process getting some great HOWTO information on Kerberos, how it works, etc. When working with SharePoint, and the plan is to have your site run under Kerberos, I recommend using this tool before actually provisioning the Web App. You can do it later, but you’d have to “stop” the WSS provisioned Web App before using this tool. Why? Because the IIS site you use for testing must use the DNS name ...
I have been working with Silverlight 2 and its integration into SharePoint and I am a convert! I had thought that this was an application that would change the face of the internet! I just kind of browsed it while it was in its 1.0 stage and now I am a confirmed Silverlight advocate! I had a web part that I built that was an ad rotator with lost of business process on the server. You know the kind of rules: 1. GoLiveDate 2. ExpireDate 3. SortOrder 4. LinkURL 5. Approved! 6. More! Not hard to do on ...
I came across this last week. It took me entirely too long to get it fixed, considering how simple the resolution was. It turns out that my understanding of how Workflow operates wasn't up to snuff. Scenario I have a workflow attached to a forms library, activating when a list item is modified. The intent of the workflow is to modify one or more fields on a particular list item in this list, after it is edited by another process. Each of these fields are modified in different methods, which are tied ...
I am honored to be one of the speakers for this year SharePoint Connections in Orlando FL between March 22 -25 2009. This is one of the biggest events for SharePoint around the world and it always comes with a great learning experience. I will be speaking on:- · SharePoint and Business Intelligence · Information Rights Management (IRM) · SharePoint Single Sign-On. I am excited to be one of the speakers and to share my knowledge on SharePoint Movement. More information for this event can be found ...
Juan Larios and Eric Legault will go head to head and compete to prove whether using the SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio is the better environment for developing SharePoint WebParts! Topics will include WebPart architecture, deployment, reusability, debugging, data-source connectivity, and other features. These topics target the beginner to intermediate developers. Come find out which technology emerges as the victor! When: Wednesday, February 25 2009 – 5:30 PM Where: 17th Floor Conference Room, ...
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I am very excited about the new BDC book that is coming out soon from SharePoint Pod Show co-hosts Brett Lonsdale and Nick Swan called "SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to the BDC". I have had a chance to review some of the chapters in this book and am very excited to see something like this hit the market. You can check out the details of the book at the following link as well as pre-order a copy. http://www.manning.com/lons... ...
1. I installed and activated the RSSBus Web Part for SharePoint, which allows me as a SharePoint owner or member to create a customized web part from one of dozens of RSSBus connectors or any RSS/Atom feed I like, such as a Twitter Search RSS feed. 2. I added the RSSBus Web Part to my SharePoint page, and edited its content using the Source Editor. I am using the following template to format the results of my search.twitter.com RSS result: <rsb:call op=http://search.twitter.co... ...
In Parts 1 and 2 of this series we covered some of the pitfalls and precautions the need to be taken when deploying SharePoint artifacts such as Site Columns, and Content Types. Wrapping up these posts we will discuss how to deploy Page Layouts successfully. And just so that we are still on the same page, these posts are focused on deploying using the SharePoint Solution deployments not creating these artifacts using SharePoint Designer or the Web Interface. Page Layouts Page Layouts are a great ...
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Last we left our harrowing superhero she was in Kansas City coughing up a storm and running a SharePoint Saturday event.  Now we find her one day off from her speaking gig in Jacksonville, Florida, where she will finally meet the legendary AC.  Will her Silverlight Presentation go well?  Will she make it to SharePoint Saturday New York to help out the mysterious ML?  Tune in next time for details on her adventures with the B&R Gang and AC.
I had a bug that I worked on for two days. If anyone read my tweets for the past few days they would notice that I wanted to rip my hair out. All my webpart form did was refresh the page. It would not write to the SharePoint Logs or push an error with a Debug.Write Statement. I have a lot of poofy curly hair and I wanted to pull it out of my head piece by piece. Finally I decided to do some last resort debugging, by writing to one of the textboxes to see where the item failed. I noticed that the ...