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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Document Library saved as a template is not in the Libraries choices on the Create Page The scenario: A SharePoint user, named Pat, creates a Document Library and saves several forms. The user then requests an administrator of the site to save this as a template (and include the content) named SchoolDocumentLibrary. Pat then tries to Create a new Document Library with the newly created template. However, the SchoolDocumentLibrary is not listed in the Libraries templates. ...
General information The Group Owner of a SharePoint group has permission to add / remove users from a group. The Site Collection Administrator has permission to add / remove users from a group. Only one person (or group) can be assigned as the Group Owner. SharePoint Groups belong to the Site Collection. Set an individual as the Group Owner Navigate to the Change Group Settings page. One way to do this is: Browse to any site within the site collection. On the Quick Launch Click People and Groups. ...
I got back early this morning from a weekend away at the Minneapolis based Twin Cities Code Camp organized by Jason Bock of Magenic and featuring a slew of great presenters. I was down to do a “What is BizTalk” session while my buddy Juan Larios did a talk on Sharepoint. I like having alot of interaction in my sessions, including between attendees, and we definately had that. Some in attendance had experience with BizTalk and were able to give their real world experiences and answer questions that ...
Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Blake and this is my first blog post ever! I have been wanting to start a blog for the last couple of years but... well... you know how things go... :) I plan this blog to be used for different purposes: family stuff, fun staff, rants, venting, and of course computer programing and methodologies! So let me tell you a little bit more about myself: I'm a Missourian. I have lived in Kansas City, Missouri most my life. I went to University of Missouri-Rolla for my ...
So, I have been writing here for over a month, and I have never really introduced myself. I think it's about time that you guys get to know a bit about me. Well, I am Stephanie Grima and I come from a little island called Malta. It's right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, in Europe of course. I doubt that many of you are familiar with Malta but, it's a really sunny island especially in summer. Tourists go crazy over our beaches, good food, history and nightlife. Imagine, we have a whole town ...
Links showing tools to help make development and/or administration of WSS 3.0 and/or MOSS 2007 easier Katrien's About .NET Blog Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Software Development Kit (SDK) http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
WSS Services in SharePoint WSS stands for Windows SharePoint Services. WSS is the foundation product, and in SharePoint, nothing is possible without it. Associate metadata with list items and files Create versions of list items and files Check out files in order to edit Manage approval of content For search facility, index sites, lists and libraries The use of libraries and/or list items in business processes ...
Great post on custom SharePoint caching with SharePoint file dependencies by Vincent Rothwell. » SharePoint caching and CacheDependency Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.msdn.com/MurrayG ...
There's a great article that Andrew Connell recently published that's worth a read, if you touching SharePoint currently or will be in the near future. The article, Prescriptive Guidance for SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Sites, addresses some common things you should keep in mind in planning, architecting, designing and implementing your Publishing sites. Here's a summary on what the article is all about: In Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft has taken the best concepts ...
I read a great article on SharePoint at the Software Development Times on the Web (SDTimes) website. There were some great quotes. I thought Paul Andrew from the SharePoint Product Team gave a great perspective on SharePoint, where's it's been and where it's going. It's worth a read. Here's a couple quotes I really liked: Microsoft's Paul Andrew said the company had not anticipated SharePoint’s popularity in the development community. “When [SharePoint] first came out, things were not scaled for ...
Great new downloads for SharePoint developers at the MSSharePointDeveloper site. MSSharePointDeveloper site or "introduction to SharePoint Development site" has been around for a few months now. It's a great resources for developers that are looking to get into SharePoint development. Here's the new stuff you can find there. The VM's have been updated to Visual Studio 2008, which is awesome! Downloadable WSS Dev VPC Image Updated to Visual Studio 2008 (previously Visual Studio 2005). Smaller download ...
PDC 2008 is right around the corner. If you've taken a look at the session list, you will be psyched to see that there are some great SharePoint sessions. Here's the list of sessions that Paul Andrew, Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint Developer Platform, posted. There are four awesome SharePoint sessions that will be key to hit when you are there: SharePoint Online: Extending your Service by Troy Hopwood SharePoint 2007: Advanced Async Workflow Messaging FAST: Building Search-Driven Portals ...
Free SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities Link: http://www.codeplex.com/SPD... These are add-ons for Office SharePoint Designer and are used in building up Workflows for SharePoint sites. I will be making use of Copy List Item Extended Activity in one of my blogs. This activity lets the user copy items from one site to another (from a subsite to another subsite in the same site). Other activities include: sending attachment with an email ...
SharePoint Permissions... Part 4 Breaking Inheritance The owner has the permission to create unique permissions at the time you create a site. If you change your mind later, you have to break inheritance. To stop inheriting permissions from a parent site: 1. Browse to the People and Groups page for a site 2. Click the site permissions header in the Quick Launch bar. 3. Choose Actions > Edit Permissions – a dialog box confirming that you wish to stop inheriting permissions appears. 4. Click OK ...
SharePoint Permissions... Part 3 People and Groups Site Settings > Users and Permissions > People and Groups Group is a container for assigning permission levels to a user. Permission levels are a container for storing a set of individual permissions and these permissions are what give rights to a user. Site Permissions section lets the admin/user view the permissions assigned to particular users and groups in the site. From here, one can create new permission levels. Creating a permission ...
SharePoint Permissions... Part 2 Dependencies and descriptions Most of the permissions are dependent on other permissions. When choosing a permission which has dependencies on other permissions, these are automatically selected. For permissions who have dependencies, visit the following link: http://office.microsoft.com... Tips on Administration of SharePoint Permissions It is suggested that at the beginning one uses the standard SharePoint groups which ...
Last night was quite a deep run through the things you can do with SharePoint's administration interface. The Colorado Springs SharePoint User Group was privileged to have local SharePoint MVP Gary Lapointe presenting on how he created his STSADM extensions (an add-on that you can find on CodePlex). It was quite breathtaking to see the number of new extensions he has developed to extend the functionality of the out of the box STSADM utility that you and I use. To be exact he has added a whopping ...
So I followed to the core Phil Wickland's Hello World! Silverlight and SharePoint blog postings here: http://philwicklund.com/def... I figured downloading all the templates for RC0 would work perfectly fine. No it did not I had to uninstall and remove all the dll files from my GAC. When I used the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 templates and information everything worked perfectly fine. So for right now do not use RC0, instead use 2 Beta 2. After I had that issue I went through the blueprints for SharePoint ...
In this issue: Tim Heuer, Mike Snow, Peter Bromberg, Jeff Handley, Terence Tsang, Corey Schuman, and Jonas Follesø. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight in SharePoint web parts Tim Heuer discusses Silverlight in Sharepoint with a group of links out to good information. How to Dynamically Load a Silverlight Control within another Silverlight Control Mike Snow explains how to dynamically load a Silverlight Control into an existing Silverlight App... Silverlight: Dynamically add "favorites" bookmark ...
We got our first link love from the Microsoft Governance Resource Center today. 

Check out the link to the SharePoint Pod Show on there and thanks again to Rob Bogue for doing a great interview on SharePoint Governance!
SharePoint Permissions... Part 1 SharePoint Services 3.0 has five permission levels by default. Particular permissions are associated with these permission levels. The site owner has the privilege to assign these permission levels with different users and/or groups, modify which permissions are associated with these permission levels and add new permission levels according to his needs. Note: Limited and Full Control levels cannot be modified. Default Permission Levels in Windows SharePoint Permission ...
If you haven't been keeping up with the latest news on the Colorado Springs SharePoint User Group site (www.cossug.net) then I thought I would drop a little bit of a blast on my blog. We have decided to move the meeting nights from the first Tuesday to the second Wednesday of every month. This was mainly due to the fact that we were overlapping with another really established .NET User Group in the same area. We couldn't have that. We want everyone to be able to make it to all of the User Group meetings ...
I recently have been working on a solution for a client that is converting their current external membership website to WSS 3.0. I am so happy with the way the solution is coming together. I have always been of the opinion that you use the right tool for the right job and WSS 3.0 is the right tool for this solution. Going back to my perspective that it is easier to develop with SharePoint as a framework than to start a new web project from scratch, WSS was a natural fit for all of the functionality ...
Review : Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2007 Best Practices by Ben Curry (Author), Bill English (Author) Unlike some other Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 books that either talk about technical implementation of the product or delve only into the planning for a new implementation this book covers them all from Planning, Implementation and deployment of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007. The book is full of real world scenarios and point the reader to the best practices learned on the field by the author ...
Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ...
The following lists the announcements made at Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in LA Major announcements: Cloud services: SQL Services (includes SSDS), .Net Services, and Live Services .NET application development technologies for the Internet cloud. New set of .NET APIs for developers to build applications to deploy to the cloud. Cloud OS: Windows Azure Based on Mary Jo's post way back in June, Red Dog project describes the Windows Cloud OS called Windows Azure. This platform as stated ...
I need to give a shout out to the SharePoint Pod Show, because it is another resource you guys could utilize aside from blogs. It is an entire podcast dedicated to SharePoint. Here is the URL: http://www.sharepointpodsho... So far they have an interview with Eric Shupps, one with Robert Bogue, and an old interview with Patrick Tisseghem. They cover such topics as governance, design for performance, and enterprise search. I think that Rob Foster has a really good speaking presence and for anyone ...
SQL Server 2008 and Office Presented: Brian Laird Sponsor: Power I.T. Corporation- Food Provider for the Meeting Date: Thursday, October 2nd(Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:45pm; Presentation from 6:15pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: Discussion regarding performance and functionality enhancements in SQL Server 2008 and how they affect Office applications. Examples will ...
Workflow Activities What are they? Activities are the blocks with which a workflow is build. Every activity developed for the ready-made workflows used in SharePoint, Office Designer, and those which are self-developed, are all done by Microsoft Visual Studio. There are two types of activities: Simple Activities: Their name in no way implies that these activities are easy to develop. As a matter of fact, it can lead to months of coding. Although it is not a rule, simple activities are most of the ...
In a previous post I linked off to Sahil Malik's blog, where he demonstrated the use of the URL protocol for working with SharePoint's RPC methods to export a list's XML definition. Well, since he let the cat part way out of the bag on one of my oldest and best trick, I figured I'd let it all the way out, showing off perhaps my favorite gem of the SharePoint API. There is an awful lot you can do with the RPC methods that make up owssvr.dll. For example, Sahil's post shows you how to get the configuration/definition ...
Topic: SharePoint 2007 Administration You are invited to the SharePoint User group on Wednesday, October 8. At this event we will dig into components of SharePoint Administration. We'll start by reviewing terminology for SharePoint Administration. Next we'll dig into Backup and Recovery in SharePoint. Finally we'll look at ways to move SharePoint content around using various tools and techniques. Discussion points include: STSADM commands Catastrophic vs. more granular backup/restore methods The ...
We have finally gotten our BA/SA people putting their FRD/BRD in Sharepoint (since the ex-VP is such a VIP...oops, sorry), but for some reason I cannot fathom, they upload every version of every document. Sharepoint provides great version control with published and non-published versions. It makes sense to have ONE PLACE to get the RIGHT DOC every time rather than run the risk of getting the wrong one. If I get "the" requirements, it makes sense that there is only one doc that is the requirements. ...
It is a common problem in the sharepoint 2007 developemt to hide the “Sign in” link in the client web browser. I didnt find any perfect solution for that. Let's think one scenario. For example, You are developing a WCM website in MOSS and have two entry points to the website - one web app for internal use to edit the site (i.e. you have to authenticate), and one for the website (i.e. for anonymous access). You have created a master page which obviously has to contain controls that allow users to ...
Just a reminder that the Tampa Bay IASA September meeting is tonight starting at 6:30 PM. SharePoint Architectural Perspectives While SharePoint does have the one-button install option, it isn't a monolithic application that just gets dropped on a server. SharePoint has a number of moving pieces that should be understood by both infrastructure and application architects. In this session, we'll review the architectural makeup of SharePoint's infrastructure, as well as the components of a custom SharePoint ...
I can describe my feeling of mgration from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 in one word-NIGHTMARE. Summary of recommendations. 1.Create combined TFS 2008+SP1 setup as described in http://www.woodwardweb.com/... and in the latest Team Foundation Installation Guide 2. Read Team Foundation Installation Guide ,Upgrade TFS 2005 to 2008 , Tips for upgrading from TFS2005 to TFS2008 3. If you are using fully-qualified domain names (FQDN, e.g., tfsserver.mycompany.com) , replace the FQDN with NetBios ...
Code Camp 10 last weekend was awesome! I ended up doing 3 out of my 4 proposed presentations, the fourth had some technical difficulties I'll get to in a separate post. As promised ( and a requirement of a Code Camp ) I'm making the presentation slides and source available for download. I have some additional notes for a couple of my presentations: XNA Terrain I mentioned in my talk some Terrain Editors out in the wild, I cam across this one tonight, very cool. SharePoint Branding I had mentioned ...
I was using VPC 2007 on Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit for the first time last week. I was creating some user documentation for my new job. I noticed that even with sharing turned on for my C Drive I could not save any files from the VPC to my C Drive. I heard there was really no Vista and VPC 2007 support, so I decided to start experimenting as per usual (don't try this at home I have broken more VPC's than anyone within the SharePoint Community I bet). So I found this Public area on the C Drive ...
Working wtih sharepoint (wss) and scrum... it is neat how the backlogs (lists) can build out quickly. But Sharepoint doesn't by any means enforce a process. The maximum access but the minimum governance. Some tips: 1. Learn scrum first, then implement on Sharepoint. Doing it backwards will have you duplicating the "waterfall" microsoft project tasks in to Sharepoint. 2. Figure out how you will do your "burndown" based on a sharepoint list. Either you manually grab the data daily, or you write something ...
Model View Presenter / Passive View Benefits A hot topic near and dear to my heart is Model View Presenter (MVP) or Passive View design pattern. This design pattern forms a good model for keeping a strong separation between UI logic and business logic. In the MVP model, the data access objects constitute the model, the View is the UI components kept as simple as they can be and the Presenter is where the business logic is. These three components interact with other through interfaces to further reinforce ...
Before doing this posting i need to say something about my recent sharepoint post. because One question could be arise that "why all of my recent post is related to sharepoint 2007?" The answer is: i am working with sharepoint 2007 for last few months specially for one of our client. I am responsible for all Reserch and Development work and architectural setup. You will also find some important post in the next days. Different custom workflow for same page creation and modification from browser Doesn't ...
Web browser support is divided into two levels: level 1 and level 2. Although administrative tasks on SharePoint sites are optimized for level 1 browsers, Office SharePoint Server 2007 also provides support for other browsers that are commonly used. Level 1 Web browsers · Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x (32-bit) · Windows Internet Explorer 7.x (32-bit) Level 2 Web browsers Level 2 Web browsers provide basic functionality, so that users can both read and write in SharePoint sites and perform site ...
Publishing document using custom workflow You have to do it in the workflow setting for specific List library from Document Library Settings under settings tab. Then you have to do the same thing similar to custom workflow for page. Here, only the difference is that there is no initial workflow for the custom document list. In our example is Instruction guide. Then do the same steps for creating workflow from the previous solution (Sharepoint: Creating custom Workflow to approve page or document ...
Earlier this week I attended the first SharePoint Best Practices Conference just outside Washington, DC in McLean, Virginia. The event was organized by Mindsharp, who at this point needs no introduction (or even the hyperlink) as the leading provider of SharePoint training here in the States, and maybe the world. The conference was partially driven by the release of a fairly new book from the Microsoft Press, MOSS 2007 Best Practices. The book is pretty good, too; much better than the Administrator's ...
I started my new job at B&R Business Solutions this week and met some pretty good people (Nas Ali, Chris Regan, and Nick Gallo). It was a lot of days of bad sleep due to some early on health issues with my boyfriend and then later on me falling asleep at odd hours. It was definitely a change of pace, but I liked it. I was actually surrounded by SharePoint People. I felt like I was not a Klingon working on Earth (for lack of a better analogy). It feels like this job will stick for a while. I also ...
Event Name: How to Facilitate the Government out of Governance Date: October 15th, 2008 Time: 9-11 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center Click here to register <registration includes a location map link> Join Virgil Carroll from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic. . Virgil will be sharing with the group his recent standing room only talk from the SharePoint Best Practices conference in Washington DC. Virgil will be able to respond to questions, feedback, and comments during ...
Phillydotnet.org 3rd code camp for 2008 will be held at the DeVry University campus in Fort Washington, PA on Saturday, October 11 from 8:30-5:00. Please register on our web site.-->Detailed directions are on the DeVry web site. sold out. There will be another Code Camp in May.--> Lots of code, just say no to slides! 8 hours 50 sessions (8:30, 10:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30) 10 tracks including new IT Infrastructure and Enterprise 500 seats with tables (laptops welcome) Free breakfast, lunch, and afternoon ...
The beta downloads for the new Windows Live Wave 3 applications are here. This includes new versions of: Messenger Mail Writer Photo Gallery Movie Maker Toolbar Family Safety Microsoft Office Outlook Connector To give you an idea of what’s new in some of the products: The look and visible features have been updated in all of the products, but the ones that are most noticeable are Messenger, Writer, and Mail. There are a lot of new features in Messenger, but some noticeable ones are that “Shared Folders” ...
*** NEVERMIND...I FOUND THE PROBLEM. *** I was ignoring one simple line of code. I am attempting to programmatically add an attachment to a SharePoint list using the Lists Web services API. Here is the algorithm I am following: 1) Created list item using CAML. The item ID is returned. 2) Using the returned item ID from #1, call the "AddAttachment" method to add an attachment. 3) Receive "401: Unauthorized" error. I tried adding the same attachment to list manually using the same credentials and it ...
I was just checking out the PDC site for the upcoming event and noticed that they had added more sessions. Now I had already gone and added a bunch of interesting sessions to my schedule, most of my time slots are now triple or even quadruple booked. I got quite a shock as I was looking at the neat tag cloud thingy they have for browsing the sessions by topic. Can you believe it? There is a session for XNA! I was quite impressed that there were two sessions at TechEd Developers for XNA. My top topics ...