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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 ...
The SharePoint Saturday Site is down. If you need the Speaker Submission form you can e-mail me at SharePointSaturdayKC@gmail.com. If you want to register for the event go directly to the click to attend at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=134017. Sorry guys and thanks for your patience.
Lately I've had a few people approach me after speaking engagements or conferences and ask for some advice on becoming a .NET developer. Sometimes this has been moving into IT from an unrelated field or other times it's just been a transition of existing development skills into .NET. Now if you have been in this industry for awhile (and had any success) you have apparently demonstrated at least some capability to migrate your skills from one newly released technology to the next. In 2009 it's hard ...
So it looks like the first SharePoint Saturday event will be this weekend. I have most of my demos and a few slides thrown together and ready. They have about 200 people signed up for the event. They had to cut off registration. I hope that we can get nearly as many people in Kansas City as they have in Virgnia Beach. I am getting so many session abstracts and will be cutting them off around January 16th at midnight. I have called so many different consulting firms in the area and heard the words ...
Just read a great post from Doug Ware on how to use Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) on Amazon EC2. This is a very compelling and cost effective solution. Once SharePoint Services are publically available in the Windows Azure Platform, I’m guessing Doug will consider a move. Awesome how-to Doug! Here’s the link to Doug’s original post: Windows SharePoint Services on Amazon EC2 Windows SharePoint Services on Amazon EC2 - eLumenotion Blog Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV ...
In an effort to end the year on a good note, I’ve taken on a huge challenge. About a year ago I sat down to video capture an entire installation of a Virtual PC image of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Although the video took me several days to complete, once I finished the installation I never went back to the video. Now, a year later << Read more . . . >>
Our friends at Lightning Tools have created another survey so that you can provide feedback on how you are using SharePoint. The results of this survey will be posted on their site as well as discussed in a future episode of the SharePoint Pod Show. Take the Survey here ...
I’m getting hit with more and more questions surrounding Taxonomy and Governance. So, with the help of my great Twitter friends it looks like I have some light reading to do. Please let me know of any other resources and I’ll add them. Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 Think About Your SharePoint Taxonomy Before Deployment Mark Schneider's Taxonomy Best Practices 10 Taxonomy Trends to Watch in 2009 Set Up a Governance Committee! It’s SO important that you have a Governance ...
The issue is with Sharepoint blog category view. The page should only show the posts which have been tagged with the category you click on, but I have found this not to be the case. I posted a thread on the Sharepoint blog forums and thankfully Laura Rogers came up with a solution. Here we go… Navigate to the category.aspx page of the Sharepoint blog. Add a Query string (URL) Filter web part. Modify the query string web part settings. Query string parameter name must be Name. Remove the filter from ...
I just found out from Todd Fine that Wintellect has released three SharePoint courses. Nice work guys! I know the guys at Wintellect have been working hard on these. Here are the details: The Great SharePoint Adventure An intense exploration of developing with all aspects of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) including Forms, Services, and Report Center. Developing Solutions with SharePoint Server 2007 Learn the development opportunities with Microsoft’s ...
SharePoint uses service accounts to run specific services behind the scenes. SharePoint does not function under the practice of “running everything as administrator”. There are several documents regarding all of the different service accounts that are recommended for SharePoint, but for some organizations the sheer number of accounts is simply not manageable. So I’ve put together a list of what I would consider the minimum accounts (and rights) for a typical SharePoint installation. The account you ...
We have a big pile of speaker submissions that the track chairs are sorting through and are in the process of getting posted and organized on the website. Subject to change the track line up is: Intro to .NET - John Dunagan / Max Trinidad Web Development – Jonas Stawski .net Clients / Language Features – Vishal Shukla SQL - Scott Klein BI - Scott Klein Visual Studio Team System - Oleg Sych/Randy Patterson Silverlight / Cloud computing / onlin- Bill Reiss / Joe Healy Architecture / Agile - Jeff Barnes ...
For 2009, I've resolved to start participating and giving back to the technical Internet community. For years I've been searching (even before Google - gasp) for technical info online, and selfishly (or mercifully, depending on your point of view) withholding the bits I have to offer. As a brief introduction to me, I am one of those multi-hat types. Depending on the job, I spend anywhere from 30-70% of my time doing hands-on technical work (including coding, but also configuring all the knobs and ...
It's weird it's 2009...If I look back to when I was 10 all I wanted to do was get to 18, so I could leave my parents house. On December 31st, 2000 things were so very different. I was 17 years old about to turn 18 a couple months later. I went to my grandmother's apartment at the assisted living facility a week before and she was complaining of a cold or the flu. This day was the day that she would end up in the hospital. I had this gut feeling that we wouldn't see her again outside of the hospital. ...
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at a simple template to help you can use to help document the security roles that need to get created for your new SharePoint application. In this part, we will look at a common process that is used to augment your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)and targets applications that you think might be suitable for running on the SharePoint platform. As you read through this blog post it is important to note that this process (or something similar) can be used to ...
I posted a few months back on getting a good look into the power Sharepoint gives to developers. This was after viewing a great set of presentations on different functionality that can be accessed and used. Recordings from the Sharepoint Firestarter event presentations are now online. So I just want to share, for those who have not yet viewed these presentations, but are interested in sharepoint or getting started in sharepoint or have interest in a particular feature of sharepoint, but haven't had ...
We recently encounted a problem trying to configure the BizTalk WS Adapters in our production environment and we were at a stand still until we ran into the below posted link that helped us rolling out our project to the production environment... We received the below error message when we tried to configure the Windows sharepoint services adapter on a Load balanced Windows Server 2003 Environment. "Error encoutered while querying virtual server state for URL: http//myserver/. Make sure the site ...
Merry Christmas everyone! As my Christmas gift to you guys, here is a list of random SharePoint Resources and tips and tricks you can use to aide you in your development efforts (not to mention, now I’ll know where to find it and can stop looking through all my bookmarks). Again, Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year. Essential Blog Posts and Dev Resources If you are curious what can be done in SharePoint check out the sites listed at SharePoint Public Web Sites ...
<update> Be sure to check out the new video blog post based on this entry. It may be easier to follow and has a couple of upgrades from this post: Creating a SharePoint List Parent/Child Relationship – VIDEO REMIX </update> <update 12-16-2010> I FINALLY got around to blogging how to do this in SP 2010, you can find that blog here: Creating A SharePoint Parent/Child List Relationship– SharePoint 2010 Edition </update 12-16-2010> First Things First Okay, first off, my development ...
The BDC is a great first effort by Microsoft, but there are some items (including the documentation) that needs work. As I mentioned in another post on the BDC, Sahil Malik does a terrific job on getting you started running BDC Application Definitions. It's true that tools like the BDC Metaman and Microsoft's BDC Definition Editor can help, but there simply is no replacement for understanding, as Sahil describes it, "The XML goo" in an Application Definition. I highly recommend you get comfortable ...
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First off I have the best volunteers in the whole wide world. The delegation process was not too bad. I don't have as much on my plate as I did before. Second I managed to convince some of my really awesome St. Louis pals to sign up. It looks like we have these guys speaking with the INETA help (tentatively): Daniel Larson Corey Van Dyke Michael Lotter Becky Bertram Corey Roth Todd Kitta Matt Bremer Erin O'Conner Tony Lanni We decided to do two lab sessions back to back that were End User and kind ...
Website: www.sharepointmn.com Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Topic: Back to the Basics: Making the Most of WSS v3 Please join us on Wednesday, January 14, for an engaging discussion on Windows SharePoint Services v3. With the current economic landscape, companies are concerned about how they invest their money and how to get the most out of what they've already invested in. With this in mind, we'd like to focus this month on the SharePoint tools and products ...
I've been meaning to post this for a while. Hopefully this helps you as much as it helped me. A great source for learning the BDC is Sahil Mali blog at: http://blah.winsmarts.com/2... Sahil does a phenomenal job of walking you through a database app definition example. Sahil's solution uses pass-through authentication. However, the SingleSignOn approach gives you a powerful alternative that can also take advantage of SQL Server connection pooling. ...
Download the design template here. In my role, I am lucky enough to get to design lots of very cool software to solve (sometimes difficult) business problems. Many times, these applications involve design solutions that leverage SharePoint technologies. In this series, I will be discussing some of the design patterns and documentation patterns that I have encountered in my applications. Disclaimer: this documentation is given as-is, so please use it and modify it as needed to meet your needs. This ...
So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ...
I'd been searching for a long time as to how to get the Sharepoint Library version number as a printable field in a Word document. Eventually I found this: Here is a simple method of posting the version number into a word 2007 document using labels... 1. Create a document library and enable versioning (either major or minor) and content types. 2. Add any new metadata fields to the library as required. 3. Add your content types. 4. Go into document library settings and select the first of your content ...
You can download Episode 12 here.

In this episode, Nick, Brett, and I discuss the SharePoint 2007 Business Data Catalog, how to use it, and how it can save you a bunch of money.  :-)  Check it out!
I know I am updating almost every day about the event. I have no idea why, but I am really excited. I've never planned anything. I helped out a little with KC Day of Dot Net, but it's definitely not the same. I feel sympathetic for Lee Brandt. So we have a registration page and a word document that people can fill out to submit speaker abstracts. I am going to start working within the next few days to get more sponsors and setup the sponsor page. If you want to register for the event or download ...
*Moved to: Removing a dead Solution Deployment from MOSS 2007If, like me, you tried to deploy a solution to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and it ether failed or hung you will need to remove it somehow. But once the status has moved to “deploying”, if you receive an error like this: Error: The web.config is invalid on this IIS Web Site: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\Virt... more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Main Presentation: December11th - Discovering the Possibilities with SharePoint Development Presenter: Ryan Oliveira Location: Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Room ECB 176 Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 Time: 5:00 PM Sponsor: Solutia, Consulting http://www.solutiaconsultin... Prize(s): Sharepoint Training CD, Books NEW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Park in the P9 Lot off of College Drive, and go in door 3B. Do NOT park in the lot by the front of the building. (See the link to the CVTC parking ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The first public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 was released yesterday, and fulfils expectations by falling in line with the 2008 server and development stack, and offering a few functional extras. I've had a quick run through of it and made some initial notes below. The MSBuild integration is interesting although I haven't got a good grasp yet on whether it will replace custom MSBuild tasks to aid deployment; apparently it works nicely with TFS, but ...
If you are trying to setup a blog in SharePoint and want to aggregate its feed to a parent site, you’ll find that if you’re using NTLM you’ll get the following error: The RSS webpart does not support authenticated feeds This seems frustrating at first as you begin to wonder why you can create a blog, add RSS feed viewers, but can’t combine the two. Basically this appears to come down to an authentication issue, and NTLM’s lack of ability to delegate credentials. The solution: Kerberos, and what appears ...
For those of you out there who can't pay a ton of money to attend one of the conferences there will be three SharePoint Saturday events and probably a MOSS Camp going on in the first quarter of the year. Here is the information that I have on these events: Event Name Date Venue Website Comments SharePoint Saturday NYC Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Microsoft Office New York City http://www.sharepointsaturd... All the speakers and sponsors are listed on the website, including Chris Regan, Jay ...
As most of you know my blog posts are a little random and more towards free writing. I just think and write. So today the Kansas City Day of Dot Net took place at Centriq. I was freaking out a little bit, because I wanted it to succeed so bad. I was afraid that being our first event here in the past ten year that no one would show up. From what I understand Lee Brandt was thinking the same thing. This event was solely born from his idea that we needed to plan more events in Kansas City. He did a ...
Our TechFuse 2008 Conference on February 26, 2008 drew in over 425 people for a one day conference, focusing on Microsoft Technologies. Featured tracks in 2008 included SQL Server 2008, System Center, Visual Studio 2008, SharePoint 2007 and more. TechFuse 2009 Conference is going to be held on March 17, 2009 (you bet, the luck of the Irish!) at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Center. We have selected our tracks (with feedback from our internal instructors and our students) and they are: Virtualization ...
I wanted to install one of the 20 Admin Templates for WSS v3. I was only interested in the in the HelpDesk Template. So i went and downloaded the help desk templates and added the solution. When i tried deploying the solution i get the error: A feature with ID 75a0fea7-97c5-4487-88e4-70f... has already been installed in this farm Use the force attribute to explicitly re-install the feature. So i tried deploying it using the -force option and the error went a way.So i was happy But anytime i ...
December user group meeting we combined the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group and Roanoke VAlley SharePoint User Group into one meeting. Kudos to Kevin Israel for addressing an audeince that is: 50% SharePoint Admins that do not know .NET 50% .NET Develoeprs that have never seen SharePoint He lived up to the promise of providing contnet for all. Quick overview of SharePoint OTB, SharePoint Object Model and SharePoint Services and then a demo in C#. Might have to do this again sometime before next December. ...
If you're developing webparts using VSeWSS and going to run the setup.bat that that VSeWSS creates, you might need to modify the deploy solution line before running it. The deploysolution instruction that VSeWSS adds contains the -local argument. This is all good if you're going to run it on an implementation with only 1 WFE, but for farms with 2 or more WFE's then you will need to change -local to -immediate. I also make it a habit to call the execadmsvcjobs command before and after adding and deploying. ...
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Q4 BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. Registration URL: www.ncbisig.org Times: 2:30 - 6:00 Agenda: 2:30-3:00 Registration 3:00-3:15 BI SIG Updates & Announcements (Hear about how the organization is growing and changing to better serve ...
Did you see the announcements over the last month on Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0? Are you still wondering what is new and improved in those products? There is a lot! I’ve been developing on .NET since the beta of 1.0 and I can tell you that this release is as exciting as any of the previous releases. There are a lot of improvements both in the technology and the way that we’ll build applications on the .NET Framework. There will be a larger learning curve for this release than for ...
I've been looking around for sometime, but never found some good information about it. Well, today, I've found some interesting articles (It's not really that new, the article is dated September 15 2008). It seems that there's a possibility for Unit Testing with SharePoint, you can do it with TypeMock. The article is found here. Here are some other referenced articles that might be interesting. Unit Testing SharePoint Beginners guide to TDD Webpart development Sharepoint typemock wrapper (on codeplex) ...
I thought I would restart this blog that I've barely used, by doing the traditional introduction. I'm Kelly Jones and I work for Sogeti USA in the Columbus, Ohio office. I've been working in the IT field for ten years now. Like most computer geeks, I've always tinkered with them, going clear back to my Commodore VIC-20 circa 1983. Several years ago, I setup Another Old Computer Museum website. The name was a little bit of a joke, since there were quite a few websites devoted old computers. I originally ...
How to Customize theme code for MYTHEME theme. It is only necessary if you want to create another one like MYTHEME theme. Here are the instructions of creating Custom Theme with MYTHEME standard. How to: Customize Themes You can add new themes or customize existing ones for application to Web sites in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This programming task shows how to customize an existing theme. To create and customize from an existing theme Copy one of the theme folders in Local_Drive:\Program ...
The 2009 date has been set for January 24, 2009 from 8:00 - 4:30 at New Horizons of MN. Details are being finalized and as soon as the registration page is open, we will post the information here SharePoint Camps are about the SharePoint community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers, administrators and any SharePoint user to come and learn from their peers. Topics are always based on community interest and never determined by anyone other than the community. Registration link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... ...
You're invited. Register at www.sharepointmn.com Please join us on Wednesday, December 10, for another opportunity to collaborate with experts on methods used to maximize the potential of the Microsoft Office SharePoint platform. Previous MNSPUG presenters will team to facilitate an open forum around the platform. Be sure to bring your questions and experience to participate in this dynamic discussion. Several subject areas within the SharePoint platform will be covered, including: • Planning • Development ...
Some of my sharepoint video lessons has been published in Mr.bool E-Learning http://www.mrbool.com/portal/ Portal. I am a technical author of this site. You will see more technical lesson in the next days. It is totaly free to download. Please put your important feedback. Author MJ Ferdous is Software Engineer professional from 6 years ago. Now he is working in OT Group S.P.A., Italy as Sr. Software Engineer since May 08. He is responsible for research and developent (R & D) on SharePoint 2007 ...
There is plenty of documentation on how to install and configure SharePoint. For the novice SharePoint user there are step-by-step guides, and for the more experienced user there are checklists. During all of these instructions there is very little emphasis on the proper use of Service Accounts used to install and configure SharePoint. It is, by far, one of the ways that you can spend days in SharePoint install and uninstall. In most cases, when I visit a client to help with the installation, they ...
My buddy Juan Larios did a 4 part blog series on using a…well, you read the title of this post so you know. I figured the Sharepoint-inclined readers of my blog might find it interesting, so below are the links. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Enjoy! D ...
We launched our Winnipeg SharePoint User Group last night, and it was an awesome event. Ed Musters did a fantastic job presenting and we had a great turnout. Can’t wait for our next event in January! Sharepoint UG has launched in Winnipeg! Mental Note: Figure out the light switches in that room so its not so dark up front. Sorry Ed! Post-event beers and wings ...