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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 ...
So I decided it was time to take a few minutes this week and discuss what I learned this week. This moral is not really something new it's more a reiteration. I hate third party features with little to no documentation. I like developing my own products and knowing what I am doing. I was working with some big name third party feature and I felt like an idiot. First off I had to contact them to get an older version of the product. Some guy with a name like Frankenstein's henchman contacted me. If ...
There will be an all day SharePoint Event called SharePoint Saturday on Saturday, January 10th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the ATC in Virginia Beach. If you wish to volunteer as a speaker or just want to sign up to attend the event go to http://www.sharepointsaturd... I'm already signed up to present on Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search. As most SharePoint Nation! Events it should be awesome. According to the site if you attend you have the chance to win a Zune or a Mindsharp Training Course. So as ...
I know a few people were looking for a SharePoint Development 101 Presentation, so I am changing from my Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search Presentation. I am going to start with a user control and then head towards feature and webpart development. I will also talk about some tools and how to get started with SharePoint Development. That way the people in Kansas City interested in getting started with SharePoint get a little bit of an idea where to start. If you guys are interested in my Wildcard Search ...
Typemock are offering their new product for unit testing SharePoint called Isolator For SharePoint, for a special introduction price. it is the only tool that allows you to unit test SharePoint without a SharePoint server. To learn more click here. The first 50 bloggers who blog this text in their blog and tell us about it, will get a Full Isolator license, Free. for rules and info click here ...
So, Nick Swan tagged me to do this blog and I really had to think about 5 of the gadgets and things that I have purchased over the year to recommend as Christmas presents. Here is a list of my 5 recommendations (not in any order). 1. New Sunglasses * As seen on the SharePoint Pod Show! Yep, I needed a new pair of sunglasses and found these and just had to have them. They are Giorgio Armani model 597’s and are pretty cool looking shades. They pair well with anything from casual shorts and t-shirt ...
So this is one of my “in the trenches” blogs. I’ve been setting up a new server to run WSS 3.0, which I’ve done a dozen times. I have several SharePoint 2007 servers I am currently running, and WSS is a prerequisite, so this shouldn’t have been an all weekend project. But, for some reason, this particular install was not cooperating. I performed the same steps in the same order, except in this case I did not install SQL Server. In most of my installations I installed SQL Server since I would be using ...
Event Date: Saturday, January 19, 2009 Event Time: 08:30 (registration), 09:00 – 17:00 Event Location: Microsoft Tampa Office If you want to learn what TDD is all about, this is the event to attend. It’s a day-long event where you will go from start to finish with a sample domain problem and learn how to write tests to drive functionality of the system. This promises to be an excellent event and will be good for both beginners and those experienced with TDD. There will be two tracks running simultaneously, ...
SharePoint has an out of the box, collect feedback Workflow. Although that could be used most of the time, there is an option to create your own feedback workflow through wizards. These are the steps one should follow: Go to your document library you wish to use the customized feedback workflow Click on Settings Choose Document Library Settings Then click on Workflow Settings under Permissions and Management Section Click Add a workflow Choose from the wizard according to what are you after. Below ...
So people are always asking me how do I get Silverlight to work in SharePoint? Then Paul Galvin and some other people told me why not post the steps. So here is what you want to do: Get Visual Studio 2008 and download SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/do... The installer may stick at one part and may take an hour or two, so make sure you leave tons of time to spare. Get the Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio ...
Ok. I have dealt with mismatched version numbers between servers countless times in both SharePoint 2003 and 2007 when transferring data between two environments. What I had not run into (until today) was the fact that WSS 2.0 can be updated (SP3) while Sharepoint Portal Services was bone-stock-out-of-the-box. It took me a bit to figure out what was going on. I was attempting to restore a 2003 site into a test environment but was getting the dreaded "Your backup is from a different version of Windows ...
If you're in the Kansas City area and you haven't heard about Kansas City Day of .NET (or KCDODN) then you're missing out. KCDODN is Saturday, December 6th at the Centriq Training center. (Go here to register...) Looks like 4 tracks of .NET Developer goodness, including a session by yours truly. GWB'ers Jeff and John will be there as well... so come say hi if you're there. Kansas City Day of Dot Net Development Architecture SharePoint Special Interest 8:00am - 9:00am Registration & Breakfast ...
Here's the complete list of sessions from PDC and my personal favorites. You can find all the recordings of these sessions at www.microsoftpdc.com. Here's my personal favorites: Windows Azure (Hosted ASP, Workflow, Silverlight, RAW / Azure Storage) A Lap Around Windows Azure (ES16) - 0:46 Slides | WMV-HQ | WMV | Zune A Lap Around the Azure Services Platform (BB01) - 1:12 Slides | WMV-HQ | WMV | Zune Live and Mesh (Sync, Feeds, Resources, Contacts, etc.) A Lap around the Live Framework and Mesh Services ...
I recently updated my web hosting from MaximumASP to Mosso. This was primarily because MaximumASP does not allow MySQL on their virtual dedicated servers, and I cannot afford a full dedicated server. MaximumASP always provided great service, and I still use them for my websites that requires solutions such as Windows Sharepoint Services, or other packages that must be installed via Remote Desktop. However, for the majority of my sites I have moved them on to Mosso and I will not look back. Mosso ...
Just before I add lots of files and folders to my PDC attendee's freebie 160GB USB disk I thought I'd list out the contents as sort of like an audit. PDC 2008 160GB USB Disk file directory listing Autorun.inf starthere.cmd StartHere.html Developer\BluePrints\Inside... Developer\BluePrints\Introd... Developer\dotNetFramework\d... Developer\dotNetFramework\d... Developer\dotNetFramework\d... Developer\dotNetFramework\d... ...
/// <summary> /// Add a user to a Sharepoint group /// </summary> /// <param name="userLoginName">Login name of the user to add</param> /// <param name="userGroupName">Group name to add</param> private void AddUserToAGroup(string userLoginName, string userGroupName) { //Executes this method with Full Control rights even if the user does not otherwise have Full Control SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedP... { //Don't use context to create the spSite object ...
The SharePoint Nation has infiltrated Winnipeg and we are proud to announce the formation of the Winnipeg SharePoint User Group (or WSUG for short)! Our first meeting will be on November 25th at 5:30 PM. Ed Musters will be presenting on SharePoint Customization and Best Practices! If you’re in Winnipeg and are currently developing with SharePoint or are interested in the technology, don’t miss out on this great event! You can find out more information, including details on time and location as well ...
In my last post, I talked about how to start a user group and what the steps were to get it going. In this post I’ll talk about how we got our SharePoint user group up and running in less than a week. November 10 Juan Larios emailed myself, Eric Legault, and Gerald Danais about getting a SharePoint group going. We had discussed this idea on and off as a group over the last few months, but now we were ready to actually make it happen! We discussed that we’d aim for a January 09 event, seeing as how ...
I’ve been involved with user groups for a number of yeas as well as INETA. One of the questions that I’ve heard over and over again through those years has been “How do I start up a user group?” Well my friends, below I’m going to share with you the secret formula…and you may be surprised. Starting a User Group 1. Get a venue 2. Get some speakers 3. Set a date 4. Start getting the word out and building hype. Those are the basic steps that you need to perform to get your user group up and running. ...
Update Presentation slides and sample are now available. Please click here to find them! Yeah, somehow dotNETwork decided to allow me to show all my psychopath about design and implementation in a session with a very weird long title, “Applying Domain Driven Design on ASP.NET MVC”. Yeah, two unrelated topics. In 2 hours frame, I should be introducing day to day development styles from a different perspective. I had a small talk about the process side of the world. This time we move towards the other ...
Today for the first time in my entire life I will enter the state of North Carolina. I will be speaking at Raleigh Code Camp about Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search in MOSS (1 of the many talks) using the Query Object Model. I created the user control demo, but I decided to do the webpart demo with STSDev on the fly. I might shove a bit in about what you need to check in STSDev to make sure the webpart is working properly and deploy a webpart properly for those people trying to get started in SharePoint ...
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Check these really good articles by James Tsai. Understand SharePoint Permissions - Part 1. SPBasePermissions in Hex, Decimal and Binary - The Basics Understand SharePoint Permissions - Part 2. Check SharePoint user/group permissions with Permissions web service and JavaScript Thanks Suranja for sending me these links ...
I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ...
So I came up with a new presentation based on something I did at Terracon with wildcard search using Patrick Tisseghem's Book on Search. I am going to walk attendees through some basic SharePoint Search Functionality and talk a little about what is missing in the out of the box web parts. Then I am going to show attendees what they can do using the Query Object Model, some ASP .Net Controls, and a GridView to add some more search functionality. Here is a list of the dates and events that I will be ...
So I promised you guys one interesting fact based on my dev experiences every week. I failed last week due to a ton of junk going on. Here it is: Open up an "EditForm.aspx" in SharePoint Designer Go to the Insert menu and click on the SharePoint Section and you will see Insert Custom List Form Field At this point you want to choose the list you are working with in the drop down and make sure the radio button for Edit Form is selected Switch to Split and highlight part of the form tables, notice you ...
Check it out on Paul Andrew's blog here!

This is HUGE news for SharePoint Developers!!!!
Tech•Ed EMEA IT Professionals Nov. 3-7, 2008 Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) Some notes from Woody, an attendee: http://www.thesanitypoint.c... Jonathan Noble http://jonoble.spaces.live.... PowerShell: http://jonoble.spaces.live.... Tech•Ed EMEA Developers Nov. 10-14, 2008 Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) Jason Zander keynote: http://blogs.technet.com/st... ...
Workflow Toolbox doesn't have SharePoint section This is what you need to do to add the SharePoint Section: Go to the toolbox Right Click and choose ADD NEW TAB Rename the new tab as SharePoint Then right click on new tab and click on CHOOSE ITEMS Browse to: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\ISAPI" Locate the following dll: microsoft.sharepoint.Workfl... Click OK Now you have other activities etc to make use of example: CreateTask, SetState, DeleteState ...

One this is for sure, there's plenty of materials on getting ramped on the Microsoft stack.

We now have up on the MSDN Ramp Up center tracks for SharePoint...

Check it out:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/rampup/default.aspx

www.MyRampUp.com

We just got Centriq Officially on board for the Kansas City Day of Dot Net on Saturday, December 6th. If you are not registered please go here and register: http://kcdodn.eventbrite.com/. Right now we have 5 SharePoint Speakers committed to the event, including Todd Kitta, Michael Lotter, Todd Bleeker, Steve Walker, and myself. This event will be one of many in the upcoming future we're hoping. We already broke 100 on the sign up. We are probably going to cap it around 125, so sign up asap. We are ...
I am absolutely thrilled with the new SharePoint Guidance that has been released from the Patterns and Practices group. It covers the following areas: Creating a SharePoint Development Environment Overview, walkthrough, deployment, and upgrading a sample application that is provided Best Practices on development activities Technical Guidance Quickstarts If you are getting ready to start a SharePoint project or have one (or many) going right now, you should stop what you're doing right now and go ...
MSDN has a new program called Ramp Up. It's a free e-learning program designed to help developers improve/upgrade their skill levels to the next tier. The tracks (called 'routes' for the program) include: - VS.NET 2002/2003 Developers (VS.NET 2005 and .NET 2.0) - VB 6.0 Developers (VB.NET 2.0 track) - Java Developers (C# 2.0 track) - Aspiring Developers (Programming fundamentals, VS.NET 2005 and .NET 2.0, Data and Security, and Web Apps) - VS.NET 2008 - Sharepoint for Developers - Part 1 As a reward ...
Here is a good training material for SharePoint Developers. Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills. Ramp Up has a solid foundation of premium technical content from subject-matter gurus, and provides easy-to-access content in a variety of forms that guide you in learning the important skills. Join Ramp Up (it's free!) and help advance your career - click on a track now ...
The Network admin guys did some windows patch update on the WSS v3 - OS - Windows 2003 server Until after logging on to the site tried doing some searching and Oops no search results returned So i taught sure the services has stopped or i have to restart the service but after checking the services on the OS and the Sharepoint Central Admin everything thing looks ok. Well its time to look for a fix So what next and where to start . First was this Microsoft Support site: but didn't solve the problem. ...
While trying to create a SharePoint 2007 web part I hit a problem that my web searches did not come up with any answers.  The problem was I needed the web part that was imbedded in SharePoint to access the query string.  I lucked out when examining the objects when debugging the code.  The context object is available to the web part and it holds a pointer to the HttpRequests object which includes the Query string property.
I have recently been working on some web parts for a site hosted on a SharePoint 2007 (aka MOSS 2007). I was unable to get the custom properties to work. Paul Stork was kind enough to provide the answer. Apparently the method declaration changed between SharePoint 2003 and 2007. The reference that I had found was for the older version. Old Version (2003) private const string defaultText = "John"; private string text = defaultText; Browsable(true), Category("Test"), DefaultValue(defaultText), WebPartStorage(Storage.Shar... ...
As some folks have pointed out (thanks!), the MOSS UI Tutorial videos are no longer available on ScreenCast.com. I was using a free account at ScreenCast and my bandwidth limit was reached, so they have disabled my content. I'm looking around for alternatives, but in the meantime you can see the screencasts on YouTube. Part 1: Master Page Overview and Custom Design Examples http://www.youtube.com/watc... Part 2: Prepping HTML/CSS Templates for MOSS http://www.youtube.com/watc... ...
I know this week is going to be crazy, so I just wanted to post a blog saying... The SharePoint Community Rocks! I figure if you get depressed or something happens just read those three words and remember you are part of the awesomeness of the community. No matter what happens in life we are all SharePoint People and contribute to the community in our own way. Each of you is awesome. Peace out guys:) Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint Rocks ...
Today I encountered a new error at work which is: “Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact your server administrator.” This occurred when I opened a SharePoint site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, and then tried to add a Workflow. Apparently, if one makes a mistake when deploying his/her custom activities, no workflows work. The solution to this is to find the error in Visual Studio and then restart the IIS and try over again. Most probably, the error is in the new ...
I just recieved an e-mail from David Silverlight telling me that I have won the grand prize of October with 95,500 points. I feel so happy about this! I was not expecting to win the grand prize for giving out my opinions over IT, and by helping those in need in SharePoint and other general programming techniques. So I won this cute Robotic Junkyard Dog called Scraps : "This mischievous robotic mutt performs a programmable series of up to 80 moves--if he listens, that is. He cocks his head, twitches ...
PDC has come to an end and I’m sitting here reflecting on what I've experienced over the last few days. The PDC experience has been quite different than the Tech Ed or Dev Teach events I've attended in the past. There's a different vibe to PDC, and a different message that Microsoft is trying to get across. Where Tech Ed is all about teaching, PDC is all about telling. At PDC, Microsoft is describing the direction they're heading in for the next few years. They're giving us a glimpse into where they're ...
Sometime this error has been occured from Windows SharePoint Services Administration command when the user do retractsolution or deploysolution like the follwing C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o retractsolution -name "%PackageName%" -local -url %TargetWebUrl% or C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o deploysolution -name "%PackageName%" -local -allowGacDeployment -url %TargetWebUrl% A deployment ...
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 ...