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Tutorial: Deploying an Activity to Office SharePoint Designer I had a really difficult time to deploy my first activity to Office SharePoint Designer, because I didn't find a complete tutorial of how to do it, so I figured out that I should do a proper one and share it with you all. Please read :-) 1. Save and successfully build the activity in Visual Studio 2. Sign the Assembly: · Right click the solution node in the Solution Explorer · Select Properties · Click the tab named: Signing · Check the ...
How to customize the EditForm.aspx when you Edit a list item in a SharePoint 2007 list (EditForm.aspx). 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 that displays default columns associated with the Issue Tracker list properties. The Edit Item form cannot be edited within the browser, so in order for us to accomplish this we have to use SharePoint Designer ...
Another email to share with you, “A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution” : During the past decade, a dramatic transformation in the world of information technology has been taking shape. It's a transformation that will change the way we experience the world and share our experiences with others. It's a transformation in which the barriers between technologies will fall away so we can connect to people and information no matter where we are. It's a transformation where new innovations will ...
I got this email from Steve Ballmer. Okay I know if was more than likely a marketing person from Microsoft that came up with this not Steve, but I thought I would share it as it had some good information in it. I basically got this email because of some newsletter I signed up for on Microsoft's site. A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution During the past decade, a dramatic transformation in the world of information technology has been taking shape. It's a transformation that will change the ...
I occasionally receive letters sent out to the Industry Executives from the top dogs at Microsoft. Here’s the one I just received outlining their newest initiative called Windows Azure, which was just announced at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. During the past decade, a dramatic transformation in the world of information technology has been taking shape. It's a transformation that will change the way we experience the world and share our experiences with others. It's a transformation ...
I think there's nothing more powerful for a .NET developer than the ability to call into the .NET framework from script code. Here are a couple of tips for calling into the framework from PowerShell 1.0: For non-static .NET classes, use the New-Object commandlet (example using the SecureString class) In c# System.Security.SecureString password = new SecureString(); In PowerShell: [System.Security.SecureStri... = New-Object System.Security.SecureString You don't have to explicitly cast the ...
Using Reflection and ADO.NET to create a dynamic Data Layer In this article I will discuss using object oriented techniques and built-in ADO.NET functions to create a data layer which will essentially figure out what values to put into stored procedure parameters, dynamically assign types in ADO.NET and c#, get values from a database and assign them to object properties, and write the code in such a way that you won't have to rewrite it anytime soon; even if you add new objects into your solution ...
The Kansas City .NET User Group will be hosting a Day of .NET on Saturday, December 6th from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It will be held at the Centriq Training Center in Leawood, KS (map). The day's training will consist of three main tracks: Developer Architect SharePoint Feel free to mix and match, attend half a session, or whatever suits you. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during the day, and door prizes will be awarded following the last session. The cost of a day of .NET training? Absolutely ...
ONET.XML Part 4 is the real difference in the site definition we are creating and those offered in many books and blogs. Except for the methodology I am presenting, I haven’t really offered anything new! Today we will start to deviate. The ONET.xml file is fairly simple when you get to using it a few times! The ONET.XML file I am proposing is very simple and not much in it except for some OOTB xml and the only thing that will change in this instance is adding all the features we have created and ...
List Definitions Using SharePoint Solutions Generator 2008 1. Start SharePoint Solutions Generator a. Create List Definition b. The two custom lists are Internal Contact (Custom list) and Tasks (Custom View) c. Hit defaults’ to finish d. VS 2008 Solutions Generator will provide a link to the generated solution 2. Create two Feature folders in the WSPBuilder Solution a. Tasks b. InternalContacts 3. Copy the two folders created by the Solutions Generator into these folders 4. Notice the custom view ...
I spend some time over the last weeks reverse engineering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 and with the help of a few bloggers who really did much of the investigations I just validated them. I’ll allude to these as we develop the site definition. In WSPBuilder when creating a project the tool behind the scenes parses the 12 hive and creates entries in a solution manifest file corresponding to these entries. I won’t go into the details and they aren’t ...
For the last 1 1/2 years I have browsed and used content from hundreds of blogs that I have researched in the performance of my position as a SharePoint developer. I have needed to do this as SharePoint 2007 has many books which have shallow dives into the API only a few offer insights into “Best Practices” and the best way to accomplish SharePoint customizations. This blog entry is some pay back for all those bloggers whom I have used to ensure successful engagements. In the last 16 months I have ...
Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay. Next speaker talks about customer challenges: Stay up to date, lower predictable costs including IT resources, High security and availability. That's why software should be distributed as services "Microsoft Online Services". It is just a beginning, and in the future all of the enterprise software will be optionally distributed as an online service. Read the rest of this entry » ...
So the secret’s out! Microsoft’s Cloud will give us a number of key aspects. First is the foundation or Windows Azure, this can be seen as the cloud OS but is much, much more than that. It is an infinitely scalable Computation, Storage and Management system providing hyper-visor powered virtualization for cloud hosted apps be it web or otherwise. Next we have the application building blocks or Azure services. Here we find the gestation of BizTalk services and SQL data services. We have .Net services ...
This morning Ray Ozzie, the Chief Architect at Microsoft, opened the conference with a great keynote and the official announcement of Microsoft Windows Azure and their Cloud Services initiative. You can find out more about this whole initiative at http://www.microsoft.com/az... The keynote itself was a very high level, "marketing" pitch for a new hosting model for .NET applications and there will definitely be a shift in the way we think about large distributed applications when ...
So I was late to the keynote this morning. No biggie…it doesn’t look like I missed too much in the first half hour. The message from what I did see is pretty clear though: Microsoft is jumping into cloud computing in a big way. So what is cloud computing anyway? From what I can tell so far, its basically the next evolution in internet based services. It’s an infrastructure that allows for anywhere-computing, and for securely connecting internal and cloud based computers to perform tasks. To go along ...
Ray Ozzie, chief architect at Microsoft, opened the keynote. Here are my random notes: Ray thanked everyone for coming to the event and stressed how important we all are in Microsoft's success. He then stressed his work as an ISV in the past and how he also sat in the audience like we are today. PDC is about Microsoft's take on the revolutions happening in the world. It is about combining the best aspects of combining software along with the best aspects of services. Tomorrow Ray will talk on stage ...

Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Ray Ozzie talks about the future of software and Microsoft's take on new software foundations. Mobile platforms increasling important. New software and activation codes for new services will be made available.

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Here I am at PDC, Los Angeles Convention Centre and Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft, just announced that the new Windows on the Cloud named as Windows Azure. Windows Azure is the windows on cloud which offers additional services such as Live Services, SharePoint Services, SQL Services (Formerly SSDS) and a few other services offering a complete cloud platform. Windows Azure is a services platform for development, application hosting & service management on the cloud that businesses ...
I found online some free Workflow Activities for SharePoint, it is worth it to take a look at them and see if they are significant for you: http://wf.netfx3.com/files/... These include: ForEach Activity Workflow WebPage Activity Create Word Document Activity Send Email Activity Create Excel Spreadsheet Activity SQL Server Database Activity Enjoy ...

 

This error arises on the deployment of a SharePoint Workflow where the developer has put an activity above the onWorkflowActivated activity.

Kindly, put the onWorkflowActivated activity as the first activity in your workflow as this is a SharePoint restriction.

Try to deploy again. Good luck!

The files that appear in the solution explorer automatically when you create a new Sequential Workflow Library are: · Feature xml (DeploymentFiles\FeatureFiles) : o This xml file is used to put together a workflow as a feature, in order for it to be deployed into SharePoint. When creating the project, this file is almost blank. · Workflow.xml (DeploymentFiles\FeatureFiles) : o This workflow xml file is the final piece the developer needs to deploy workflow to SharePoint. At the beginning, this file ...
Here are the things that caught my attention in today's MSDN briefing: A. Silverlight 2.0 1. You can use IsolatedStorageFile and IsolatedStorageSettings for storing data on the client machine, but they can be disabled by users, so this case must be treated appropriately 2. Xaml power toys http://karlshifflett.wordpr... , it is a VS 2008 SP1 addin that provide powerful code generating tools on context menus for Silverlight and WPF xaml developing 3. You can access HTML DOM Silverlight, ...
I will be speaking at the St. Louis .Net User Group About Silverlight on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. Like the Kansas City .Net User Group they start at 5:30, but it looks like they go until 7:30. It looks like the group holds office at Three city Place Suite 1100 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Here is my bio and abstract: The Dazzling World of Silverlight using XAML and Expression Blend Silverlight is the shiny new tool that both Developers and Designers can use in harmony. In Expression Studio Designers ...
*Moved to: Hosted TFS, and cheap….from Phase2 I received a wee email from Kevin Doherty the CEO at Phase2. These guys host lots of useful things and the had obviously decided to host TFS as part of their offering.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: How-To: Display your Outlook calendar on you’re My Site I thought I should explain how to enable the "My Calendar" web part on you're my Site (homepage). Here is my "MySite", as you can see I have a horrible picture, but if you check out the red rectangle you will see the "My Calendar" control has already been added to your site. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: How-To: Allow other users to interact with workflow on your MySite If you want to be able to use workflow on you're my site that will allow you to assign tasks to your colleagues, then you need to take a couple of thing into consideration. The most important is to give any users assigned tasks access to the tasks list that you are using for your workflow. You will need to think hard about wither the workflow you are considering would be better as part of your team's site, or as part of ...
Book Review: MicrosoftOffice SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step - Penelope Coventry This book is full of tutorials and hints in building customised SharePoint sites. It helps you build pages complete with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), Libraries, lists and also webparts which are very customisable. I bought the book for the main purpose to learn creating workflows with SharePoint Designer 2007, and it really help me. The book as the title says, is really step by step and it is designed and laid ...
First Time Deployment in the Production Environment using Script | Move sites between Production and Development Environment | Content Deployment using STSADM We can do SharePoint 2007 deployment from the Central Administration and using STSADM.exe but most of the administrator prefer to work using stsadm.exe command. It is necessary to remember the command and do the same steps every time. Most of them want to get a batch deployment script or something easier to do it using stsadm.exe command. This ...
Rob's one of my community buddies that I run into at various conferences and online of course. In addition to being a VB MVP, he's been around the UG and Code Camp scene pretty much since there was one. He's one busy guy, so I appreciate him taking the time to answer these NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? I’m from Mississauga, Ontario. It’s a suburb just outside of Toronto, Ontario. I’ve lived there all my life. 2. What do you do? / Who do you work for? / What is your product? Give me the 10 ...
Microsoft SharePoint 2007 for Dummies by Vanessa L. Williams As soon as I got my job as a SharePoint programmer, I was given a couple of books to get familiar with SharePoint as a server. One of the books is Vanessa L. Williams’ “Microsoft SharePoint 2007 For Dummies”. Most of the book focuses on: Tips and features of the server Detailed step by step information to configure a SharePoint Server Set up sites Granting access to users Creating personal sites Data and business management Ways on how ...
Congrats to guys at Microsoft's Enterprise Search Group. According to Gartner, Microsoft is now the leader in Enterprise Search. You can check out the report at http://mediaproducts.gartne... Kudos for all the hard work across Enterprise Search Group spanning Search Server Express, SharePoint and FAST ESP. Here's a screenshot of the Magic Quadrant. Not Microsoft is in the top right quandrant, commonly referred to as the magic quadrant. Microsoft combines ...
Date: October 30 Time: 9am - 12:00am Location: New Horizons of MN 4510 W 77th St Suite 210 Edina MN 55435 Registration Link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Course Overview This is a joint seminar with New Horizons of MN and Inetium. This session will cover SharePoint 2007's workflow and digital form capabilities. With the addition of workflow in SharePoint 2007, users now have the ability to manage and track multiple processes within their organization. This session will ...
Date: December 2 Time: 9am - 12:00am Location: New Horizons of MN 4510 W 77th St Suite 210 Edina MN 55435 Registration Link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Objectives This a joint session presented by New Horizons of MN and Inetium that will explore the various content management capabilities of SharePoint 2007 for managing documents, records and web content. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for content management. ...
Date: October 23 Time: 9am - 12:00am Location: New Horizons of MN 4510 W 77th St Suite 210 Edina MN 55435 Registration Link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Seminar 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. Topics to ...
Part 2 Copying/Moving a document to another library anywhere in the site or sub-site Workflow 2 Go to the document library in which the documents are going to be stored. 1. In SPD, go to File > New > Workflow. 2. Name it “Check Out Item” and attach it to your SharePoint Library… In our case “Documents”. 3. Check the boxes for: a. Automatically start this workflow when a new item is created b. Automatically start this workflow whenever an item is changed 4. Click Next > to Continue. 1. Name ...
Part 1 Copying/Moving a document to another library anywhere in the site or sub-site We need to make two workflows: A workflow started manually on the document which is required to be moved/copied A workflow which starts off automatically when an item is created or modified on the document library which we are moving or copying documents on. Workflow 1 First of all, go to the document library from which the documents are going to be copied or moved. 1. In SPD, go to File > New > Workflow. 2. ...
If you read any blogs about SharePoint, you will have undoubtedly read about using features and solutions to deploy your SharePoint customizations. While these work well in most cases there are some situation where you must take some precautions to ensure the deployment goes smoothly.
I am sorry for the lack of blog love. I am going to try very hard to post something awesome once a week. I have a couple birthdays upcoming, including my friend Leah's and my boyfriend Johnny's. I also have a Silverlight Presentation at the St. Louis .Net User Group on October 27th, then the Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on November 6th with a presentation on SharePoint Updates by JD Wade. In between I believe I am going to try and give a how to write a custom wildcard search in SharePoint ...
So finally Kansas City gets a Code Camp and we get an entire SharePoint Track (so I hope) on Saturday, December 6th. I am hoping that we can get together at least 5 sessions. So far Todd Kitta (the MOSS Gone Wild Guy) has offered up his services and he will be bringing his family (including the new baby I hope). So what I ask from you guys is that if you want to speak and you are local or not even local drop me an e-mail. Kansas City needs love too. We have Barbecue, the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, ...
This was my second official conference and first time that I did two presentations. I had a blast playing Rockband and meeting a lot of Oklahomans, Texans, Arkansans, and other assorted peoples. If anyone is curious my slide decks are available at http://www.codeplex.com/mos... If you have any questions or comments I'm here to answer them. I am not sure yet how Silverlight version 2.0 will affect the SharePoint and Silverlight Presentation. I will try to play around with the new version in the ...
GridViews and SharePoint Programming for SharePoint poses some challenges to the .NET developer. Of course first you should be familiar with .NET, I will be using c# in my examples here. One of the main development paths for SharePoint is to create modular functionality in Web Parts. Web Parts are great little chunks of a web page that you can cram anything you can think of into; however you won’t have the nice visual tools you are used to working with. For a simple “Hello World” type application ...
Last Updated: 10/17/08 I'm working in a test WSS 3.0 environment and I would like to be able to move a subsite with subsites to another environment. There are several ways to move a WSS 3.0 site. The first one I tried almost worked. I will document my attempts (and reason each attempt was or was not successful here. SharePoint Designer The technique: Create a placeholder for the new location of the site Use WSS 3.0 browser Create a site using the Blank Site template. Create a backup of the site to ...
Topic: Social Networking On Wednesday, November 12th, we will explore how to use SharePoint for social computing that will power the next generation of business productivity. During the session we will highlight the following components and how they can be extended using customization, Codeplex and partner solutions: MySites Blogs Wikis Podcasting Unified Communications Furthermore, if you have specific questions that you would like answered, we encourage you to submit them to info@sharepointmn.com, ...
After setting up my Dell PowerEdge 2900 with Windows Server 2008 x64 and Hyper-V, I began the steps of creating virtual environments for things I work on. I already had a virtual SQL Server 2005 which was underutilized - 768 MB allocated RAM and one processor for my various development projects. I wanted to set up Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) as a "mostly" single server install with the exception that I wanted to use the existing SQL Server 2005 installation instead of the embedded SQL ...
Creating a Custom Page Layout Part 6 demonstrates how to create a custom page layout, and how to add field controls and web part zones to the page layout in SharePoint Designer. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Prepping the Files in SharePoint Designer Part 3 demonstrates how to prep the custom design asset files in SharePoint Designer. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am currently the Senior Production Artist at e.magination in Baltimore, MD. When we started working on MOSS websites in 2007, many of our clients wanted to use MOSS for its CMS capabilities in their branded websites. We had to figure out how to make a MOSS website look like our client's website design, which in every case looked nothing like the default MOSS or SharePoint design! Over the course of 2007 we came up with a base Master Page to use in MOSS, which helped ...
So, I've been on a mission, to show that we can port our mobile portal application suite over to iPhone. We've long been using a Windows Mobile delivered portal that takes Sharepoint, Dynamics NAV and a host of other line of business system (LOB) and delivers them to our mobile workforce. The core of our business at Anglia Business Solutions (www.angliabs.com) is to allow our consultant's, sale staff and support engineers to work remotely. For any service based company our lifeblood is accurate time ...