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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 ...
After a long long struggle finally me and my team was able to run the Analysis Services reports on SQL Server 2008. We had a big trouble while installing the Analysis Extensions of MS Dynamics 2009 on SQL Server 2008. Moreover, 64-bit added to more troubles. While installing Analysis Extensions on a machine running SQL Server 2008, as soon as you check the checkbox for Analysis Extensions you would encounter an error SQL Server 2005 Analysis SP2 or higher required to continue the install. There are ...
I have a SSIS package that loads data from a Sharepoint List using s Sharepoint List Source component. When i run the package from V.S NET it works well and the data destination is to a sql table. But when i create a job for it and schedule it i get error: Failed to open package file "Package.dtsx" due to error 0x80070005 "Access is denied." I spent time looking at the history of the job and all i could see is that the job failed saying it was was invoked by me but i noticed its been executed by ...
I’m currently working on a SharePoint development project and I’ve run into something that I didn’t think was obvious. (That’s my nice way of saying that I was hitting my head against the wall for four hours trying to figure this out!) I’m putting together a SharePoint Feature that will add two connection strings to the web.config. My original code was something like this: private void AddConnectionString(SPWebAp... webApp, string Owner, string connectionName, string connectionString, uint ...
Hello all, Yes, it has been a very long time since I have posted but I have a good reason I swear. Since my last post, I have changed companies and joined ProKarma as their Microsoft Practice Director. My duties are different from being just a consultant so it is possible I will be expanding my blog posts to other things other than just SharePoint. J However until I get more time and material I figured I would post a couple of issues that I recently ran in to with a client of mine while we were trying ...
At PDC this year, Microsoft announced a major release of the Windows Workflow Foundations (WF); WF4.0 WF4.0 promises better performance, scalability, control, visibility, and usability than its predecessor. Gone are code-asides and the dreaded code activities, replaced with 100% XAML markup and custom activities. MFST has seriously stepped up its tooling to make custom activities easier (including defining a custom WF syntax which gets “compiled” to XAML), an improved designer and debugging support. ...
For anyone new I met yesterday I probably don't remember your name I am really sorry. You see yesterday I was pushing myself to the limit in a couple of weeks and my body was not all too happy. When I got home I watched an episode of House with my boyfriend and called it a night sometime around 11 pm. I never go to bed before midnight and I was exhausted and passed right out until 12 pm the next day. Today I am going to be taking it easy, so I can start coding again on Monday. I will not be running ...
Thanks to the GeeksWithBlogs team for getting my Blog setup so quickly! I am just getting configured and setup, but hope to migrate all of my existing content over to the site over the next couple of weeks. I focus primarily on SharePoint, but occasionally ramble about a few other tech topics as well. Thanks for having me! Tags: Personal ...
The RSSBus SharePoint Web Part might just be the most exciting thing I’ve had the pleasure to work with in quite a while. RSSBus is an amazingly powerful product, but the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part…its just a thing of beauty. What the web part does: it lets you expose data from just about anywhere inside SharePoint. The simplest example is to show an RSS feed like Google News or Yahoo News. I tweeted about that last week. I put together two more simple examples. One is using my Twitter Search RSS ...
So Jacksonville Office Geeks is going to draw it's last breathe on Thursday, February, 19th at 6 pm. I get to be the last person to present at the first SharePoint User Group to be dubbed Office Geeks. My topic is another Silverlight and SharePoint Presentation, however by that time I will be unveiling my search control using webservices or WCF that I will start work on Sunday. If you want to sign up to see my presentation here is the Click to Attend Link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... ...
The Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) will have its next meeting on February 25th at the Urbana Regional Library. This should be a great evening of talking .NET, doing some social networking and then wrapping-up the evening with a raffle. The scheduled agenda is: 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM - Intro Topic: Intro to LINQ with Ganesan Muthiah 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Using Silverlight in SharePoint with Sahil Malik Main Topic Description: Silverlight is one of the most exciting things to come out of ...

I have been wanting to write a blog about Content Type in SharePoint for months now, which seems to be a common theme of mine. I have dozens of blog ideas and zero time. But, with a few days off during the holidays I decided to tackle some of my ideas. So here goes . . .

Okay, Mr. SharePoint Architect. You've been asked to lead your developers to SharePoint glory, and you're ready to whip out your MSDN DVDs, and stand up a brand spankin'-new MOSS farm. You know the drill, too - you've done this 10 or 20 times, so it's no sweat. Right? Well, it isn't much of a sweat if the client wants a 100% vanilla, no-frills, no-customization MOSS instance. While this sounds ludicrous to you and me now, it brings me unending amusement how so many people bought SharePoint licenses ...
Continuing The Project That Time Forgot, a UML case study in comic strip form... (Click pictures for larger images.) After a long hiatus due to weather, illness, work, conferences, and more stuff than I can explain, the Lounge is back. This Episode gets the ball rolling for Act II, so there’s not much new UML content here yet. But I can give you a few diagrams of the team’s review process. The process starts with some preliminaries, then splits into three threads of operations, each with a separate ...
In this issue: Andy Nogueira, Ken Cox, Alex Knight, Charles Petzold, Fredrik Normén, Page Brooks, Michael S. Scherotter, and Peter McGrattan. Shoutouts: My Phoenix buddy Dan Wahlin had part in a Silverlight book that just hit the street: Professional Silverlight 2 for ASP.NET Developers Released ... very cool, Dan! Daniel Calbet wrote to me with the following two links. They are WPF, they're MVVM, and they're well-done, so definitely worth checking out: Using the Viewmodel pattern to provide Undo ...
When I needed to read an Excel spreadsheet from a SharePoint site, it seemed like a simple enough request. Previously, whenever I needed to open an Excel file, I used an OleDb connection with the following connection string: string connectionString = @"Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OL... Data Source={0};Persist Security Info=False; Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0;HDR=YES"""; connectionString = string.Format(connectionStr... filePath); Of course, you can't open the file from the SharePoint site this ...
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group invites you and all of your friends to Roanoke Code Camp 2009 SATURDAY, MARCH 7th 8am - 5pm The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG) , with support from Microsoft, the International .NET Association (INETA) is hosting the third Roanoke Code Camp on Saturday, March 7th at Virginia Western Community College. This is an all-day, all-free event consisting of 4-5 tracks for a total of 20-25 presentations. Topics will include Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework, SQL Server ...
In Episode 15 of the SharePoint Pod Show, we discussed the preliminary results from the Big SharePoint Survey that was conducted by Lightning Tools. The results are in and you can get them here: SharePoint Survey ...
SharePoint offers the "Spell Check" feature in its "Rich Text Fields" In our custom SharePoint application,we have utilised the "SharePoint Spell Check Web service". There has been a few bugs that has been identified with the SharePoint Spell Check,The Microsoft's QFE Team was involved in fixing the same and delivering back the "private hot fixes". It was observed that the "dictionary language" defaults to "English US" although the "locale = English Australia". This issue is being currently investigated ...
Recently, I was going through setting up some sample navigation approaches for SharePoint. The first step was in creating a bunch of Child Sites and some basic hierarchical structure. For that I used a great tool from IDevFactory called SWAT just to create some empty Team Sites. The one issue with that tool is it doesn’t allow setting a few options globally. What I wanted was to have under the Navigation options to have the “Show Subsites” enabled. In addition to a few other navigation settings. ...
Convergent Solutions Group Presents: Next-Generation Voice and Conferenceing with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Event Code: 135099 Event Date: 2/13/2009 Event Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Welcome Time: 8:30 AM Central Time Location: Microsoft Corporation 8300 Norman Center Dr. Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 USA driving directions Registration Link: Join us today for an event near you. Go to https://www.clicktoattend.c... to register. General Event Information ___________________________... ...
I've been working with the SharePoint API lately. One of my tasks is to copy SharePoint lists from one site to another site. This can be done in code as long as the two sites are on the same machine. It's OK if they are in different web applications, but it can't be from one server to another. If you need to copy from one server to another, you either need to do an export/import, or find a way to save the settings and import them on the new machine. I believe you can use the SharePoint Web Services ...
location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored by: TBD Presenter(s): Brett James and Steve Schaneville Brett is a Senior Development Consultant at Sparkhound, Inc. with over 10 years of software development experience. The last 6 years have been spent working with .NET technologies for both Web and Windows applications. Steve is a Software Development Manager at Amedisys, Inc. His experience includes 9 years of C++ and C# development in Windows and Web applications. ...
The downturn in the economy has brought about many bad news but I was pleased to hear that PPS is now going to become another service in Office 14 SharePoint. I had never liked Performance Point Server as a standalone product as I thought it was Microsoft's way of trying to generate extra revenue out of the near saturated BI - Information worker product range. http://performancepointinsi... ...
Jan 29 – Holiday Party @ Fast Lanes, Lowell, Arkansas Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group Feb 7 – Kansas City Office Geeks (SharePoint Saturday) Daniel Larson Feb 12 – Little Rock .Net Users Group Keith Elder of Deep Fried Bytes Mar 1-4 – Microsoft MVP Summit Mar 18-20 – Mix ‘09 April 2 – Ozarks .Net User Group Claudio Lassala May 11-15 – TechEd 2009 ...
If WSS is free then what are the limitations? There is nothing good that is completely free, right? According to what I have found, if you setup WSS using SQL Server Embedded Edition (on the same server and not Express), then there is not a size limit. You have to setup WSS with the Basic option in order for it to install SQL Server EE (not Express); otherwise Express is installed and there is a 4 GB limit. Some are saying 500 GB may be a size constraint with EE, but I am not sure. SQL Server EE ...
After a long break, I’m back at taking MS cert exams. I recently passed the MS 070-541 exam, MS WSS 3.0 App Dev. Man, SharePoint is interesting. Some of the questions were tricky, but in the end with a good bit of hands on real-world experience and a few weeks of reading and studying the test was passed. It is interesting how you can take one exam and become an MCTS. I’ve already started studying for the first of two upgrade exams from .NET MCSD to VS 2005 MCP Enterprise. I have less than three weeks ...
Join us for TechFuse 2009 on March 17! It’s back and even bigger than last year! With 36 sessions and two keynote presentations to choose from, TechFuse 2009 is the most cost-effective way for IT and Developer pros to get up-to-date, 200-300 level education on the topics that matter to your role. TechFuse will provide you resources on the latest developments in IT and Developer trends, technologies, application implementation issues, products and services from tons of local professionals. Website: ...
We had fun with this one and I hope that you enjoy it as well.  In this episode, you will hear our cheeky humor as well as learn where to focus your SharePoint skills for 2009.

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So I had the recent privilege to work with a bunch of InputFormTextboxes and KWIZ Tagging Controls. None of them would inherit my styles using the CSSClass tags for some reason. So I shoved a couple spans around the controls in the RenderContents method and finally the links inherited everything I needed. Morale of the story: <span></span> is your friend. Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint,CSS,Webparts ...
I had the privilege of meeting John Stover and Sean Bordner at SharePoint Saturday in Virginia Beach. I wanted to post there conference information in case anyone was interested: The upcoming 2009 .ORG SharePoint Conference is focused on sharing SharePoint knowledge and expertise with Associations and Non Profit Organizations. For 2009 the conference has been expanded, providing as many as four concurrent sessions with topics for everyone from the end-user to the CIO. The main Conference consists ...
Because you have to have a sense of humor to do what I do. Otherwise, you'd go putting forehead-shaped dents on all of the flat surfaces your office, and we can't have that. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly why I'm here, and that's why I started this blog - to save your employer money on broken office furniture and computer hardware. I want to personally welcome you to what will become a heaping galvanized bucket-full of knowledge and wisdom regarding SharePoint, ASP.NET, Commerce Server, ...
Hi, I’m Mark and I’m a moron. Every time I think I have a handle on how to do even the most simple things in SharePoint I find out I have to jump through hoops to get things to work just right. I’m hoping someone out there reading this blog will leave a comment saying “Hey! You’re a moron, here’s how you SHOULD have done it!”. I won’t be offended, feel free to belittle me. I have no problems looking like an idiot if I’m learning something. Again, this is a very basic, step-by-step blog. All you pro’s ...
Over the last six months, my Chief Architect Jesus Rodriguez and myself spent our spare time writing a new whitepaper that focuses on the more advanced aspects of BizTalk's Business Activity Monitoring. The end result is over 80 pages of exciting details all about BAM! This paper is available for download and online in the MSDN Library. The paper goes beyond the basic of BAM and explores its architecture and extensibility model. It also details the intricacies of the WCF, WF and BizTalk Server BAM ...
Recently, installed a bunch of new Windows Live components such as Messenger, etc. That update extended my HTTP_USER_AGENT string to beyond 260 characters, which unfortunately IE then, when asked via javascript, reports itself back as IE 6 – this causes the Modal dialog boxes in SharePoint for things like adding web parts to zones to report a message that “Not enough storage is available to complete this operation”. So, since this is an x64 machine, I need to trim down the string which is taken from ...
We are now accepting speakers / presentations for the third Roanoke Code Camp (western Virginia) being held on Saturday, March 7th at Virginia Western Community College. If you have presented at a past Roanoke Code Camp -- welcome back! Our past reviews tell us we want you back. If you've never presented at a RCC, welcome! We will be having 4-5 tracks this year with topics including .NET anything and everything, SQL Server and SharePoint. If you would like to present this year please submit the following ...
Programming Visual Basic applications? Typemock have released a new version of their unit testing tool, Typemock Isolator 5.2. This version includes a new friendly VB.NET API which makes Isolator the best Isolation tool for unit testing A Visual Basic (VB) .NET application. Isolator now allows unit testing in VB or C# for many ‘hard to test’ technologies such as SharePoint, ASP.NET MVC, partial support for Silverlight, WPF, LINQ, WF, Entity Framework, WCF unit testing and more. Note that the first ...

Hi,

I was gettng this error when trying to call the Sharepoint's webservice from my asp.net page.

The resolution for this is putting the following code in the web.conig.

i.e. enable impersonation in your web.config and deny anonymous access in IIS

<identity impersonate=”true”/>

Hope this helps

Programming Visual Basic applications? Typemock have released a new version of their unit testing tool, Typemock Isolator 5.2. This version includes a new friendly VB.NET API which makes Isolator the best Isolation tool for unit testing A Visual Basic (VB) .NET application. Isolator now allows unit testing in VB or C# for many ‘hard to test’ technologies such as SharePoint, ASP.NET MVC, partial support for Silverlight, WPF, LINQ, WF, Entity Framework, WCF unit testing and more. Note that the first ...
If you’re doing WSS/MOSS development then you need to understand the implications of when to Dispose and not Dispose of your objects from the SharePoint object model. Roger Lamb has been keeping us all up to date and I’m sure there’s more forthcoming… http://blogs.msdn.com/roger... ...
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 earlier this year started putting together 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 ...
If you’ve been running x64 WSS/MOSS in development VSeWSS has been a challenge (wouldn’t install – albeit I believe the Bamboo solutions folks had some hack…) Now, the CTP of VSeWSS 1.3 has been announced SharePoint Team Blog CTP Preview of VSeWSS Key capabilities in 1.3 The extensions now install on x64 bit OS. Visual Studio 2008 and SharePoint must be already installed. Command Line Build option for TFS and MSBuild integration Separate WSP Package and Retract commands. You can now build the WSP ...
During the closing session of Virginia Beach SharePoint Saturday, I guy came in alone and sat next to me. I started chatting with him and found he was very impressed with the event. He had never heard of User Groups, Code Camps and had found out about SharePoint Saturday by chance. He wanted to know how to find out more. My initial reaction was to collect his email address, promise to send him information and then maybe send it to him in a few weeks. Then I remembered and gave him the link to CommunityMegaphone. ...
The first, ever (but not last) SharePoint Saturday was held January 10th in Virginia Beach. Congratulations to the organizers of this very successful event. The primary organizers were Susan Lennon - Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads UG leader Michael Lotter - SharePoint architect, author and evangalist Kevin Israel - Richmond UG leader There was an awesome lineup of presenters including many SharePoint MVPs and authors. Each of them volunteered not only their time but many paid their own expenses. I ...
I am a little tired, so I'm not counting this as my official post. I think I need some time and some sleep to process. I did get 6 1/2 hours of sleep last night, which is the most I can say for last week's total. So anyway....I had no idea what to expect from this event. It is my third full on SharePoint Event. I am a code camp nut, so I usually end up meeting all kinds of .Net and SharePoint people. I would have to say this was one of my favorite events. I'm not so sure it can beat the Regional ...
I would like to take a moment to thank all the organizers and participants at the first-ever SharePoint Saturday event in Virginia Beach. Thanks also to some of the celebrity spekers (Todd Bleeker and Joel Oleson) who came in from out of town and gave the event that little extra bit of credibility. Special thanks also goes out to Susan and Gary Lennon for arranging and coordinating one of the finest tech facilities I have ever seen - the Advanced Technology Center at Tidewater Community College in ...
January 12 IIBA Professional Development Days Conference January 12 Twin Cities Developers Guild www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... January 13 - 14 MACO Winter Conference (Government event) January 13 TechMasters www.techmasters-tc.com Jan 13 CTA Luncheon - High speed wireless Eagan Community Center www.ctamn.org January 13 - MSDN Developer Conference www.msdndevcon.com Jan 14 SharePoint User Group Meeting www.sharepointmn.com January 15 BizTalk User Group www.mnbiztalk.com Jan 15 Code Freeze http://www.umsec.umn.edu/ev... ...
Ok, we are going to be using Sharepoint. We can't fight it so might as well learn it. Considering when you are just starting you have to learn everything, a colleague of mine thought it would be a good idea if our web team broke up the work and shared the knowledge. The plan is for each of us to take a topic, research it and then come up with a presentation. We are going to use the blog as a reference for reveiw and a tool for organizing. Not sure if this approach is going to work for everyone but ...
Today /n software announced new versions of three more toolkits today: SharePoint Extensions V3 BizTalk Adapters V3 SSIS Tasks V3 I have been involved in building these products, so if you have any questions feel free to let me know. Technorati Tags: BizTalk, SharePoint, SSIS ...
http://www.sharepointgroups... Event Sponsors Juan Larios presents Inside SharePoint Workflows Date: January 20 (Tuesday) Time: 5:30 PM Location: One Lombard Place (Richardson Building), 17th floor conference room. Pizza and drinks to be provided To register, click here: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Presentation Abstract SharePoint workflows are a great tool for automating processes. This session will give you a closer look at what workflows are available ...