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Include files arent allowed in SharePoint but then there is the DVWP right?
A couple of my colleauges who as far as I know have all their life worked with ASP (mind you not ASP.NET, just the now aged ASP) were trying to dip their feet into SharePoint. One of them developing a paticular WSS site kept insisting on the need for an asp include file to create a bit of jazzy navigation. Now as you know SharePoint does not allow include files. So I proposed for all the links to be on a WSS list and then render the navigation by means of DVWP. Yes this can be done, but to create ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 6:49 AM

The Collective vs the Individual
Bill Simser has a post titled "The Collective vs the Individual". He is not the first to spring up with an idea along these lines. As Mart points out in the comment thread Bob Mixon is setting up a Wiki for SharePoint information, but that isnt the first either. Around last year Amanda had a notion for setting up a Virtual SharePoint user group. Amanda is 'right on' that as individuals working on SharePoint we 'the collective' are geographically distributed. But what I have most wanted out of the ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 28, 2005 1:39 AM

SenSound: Visualizing sound
This is interesting technology. SenSound LLC has developed technology involving microphones and complex data post processing to produce multi dimensional images of sound. ......

Posted On Monday, June 27, 2005 5:21 PM

Replication for SharePoint?
As Mart points out, JOPX is doing a very much better job than me in keeping the list of SharePoint tool upto date. Quite frankly I've given up, I want the ease of a SharePoint list to update and I am hoping Mike does a good job in keeping WSSFAQ.com upto date with all this information ;). Anyways on JOPXs list was Neverfail for SharePoint, which is a replication tool. Interesting! something Ive been looking for, for sometime. And I would assume a lot of you running 'global shops', or having a humongous ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 11:55 PM

How the Batmobile and the batsuit works
Howstuffworks.com has 2 articles on Batman. - How the Batmobile works. - How the BatSuit works ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 10:59 PM

Ozzie & Gates on Information Overload
Fortune.com has a joint interview Ray Ozzie and Bill Gates on Information overload and the future of Email. This is nothing new but the following is explicitly stated "Would you like to use e-mail less?Gates: Sure. We're going to make SharePoint [Microsoft's team collaboration product] a clear adjunct to e-mail. So if we have an event coming up, we can create a shared workspace that contains the documents instead of having a chain of e-mail back and forth with lots of enclosures. " "What about your ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 8:12 PM

Ozzie & Gates on Information Overload
Fortune.com has a joint interview Ray Ozzie and Bill Gates on Information overload and the future of Email. This is nothing new but the following is explicitly stated "Would you like to use e-mail less?Gates: Sure. We're going to make SharePoint [Microsoft's team collaboration product] a clear adjunct to e-mail. So if we have an event coming up, we can create a shared workspace that contains the documents instead of having a chain of e-mail back and forth with lots of enclosures. " "What about your ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 8:04 PM

RCCEWebPart
Recently I had a requirement where the stakeholder for a WSS Site wanted what I call 'Visual Security' i.e. basically where the interface does not render what the user does not have rights to. The requirement wasnt too extensive, they just wanted a few links to lists and a few list forms hidden if the user didnt have the right to add items. And they werent moved by attempts to convince them that content discovery is a good thing. So in the end had to cough up a POC WebPart simmilar to the Content ......

Posted On Friday, June 24, 2005 11:38 PM

Login credential box I hate you!! :)
What a frustrating day. I spent hours looking for a code snippet on google on how to achieve something that I was very sure I had done. I was looking for the snippet which does not bring up the enter credential box if the user does not have rights for a sharepoint section. I knew it could be done, I had done it before. I spent an awfull long time searching the newsgroups (as i recalled the place i had seen it the first time). All this for what? just the one line below // Prevent the request for access ......

Posted On Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:41 AM

IOWA & CS?

Not sure if this is the Community site for Iowa (I mean the geographical location within the US).

What I am sure of is that it runs on CommunityServer.

url: http://alpha.iowa.com/cs/

Posted On Wednesday, June 22, 2005 7:12 PM

XSL Reference
Ian pointed to this XSL Chapter from the XML Bible (http://www.cafeconleche.or... If you are doing plenty of DVWPs like me then its a given that you should know your xsl valueof, functions, whens and ifs ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:10 PM

Baby Dies while Parents play WOW
Sad news, I cant believe things like this can happen. I disagree with Steve Parsons loose terminology of 'Parents', That is putting it lightly I'd sooner settle to something closer to Monsters. Really irresponsible and sick ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:48 AM

RTEs and SharePoint
Ian recently posted about a WebPart called R.A.D Editor. Which is actually super brilliant, and I am sure most of us would more than welcome a tool of its capabilities, but me as a developer am wondering whether the $349s is worthwhile considering the alternatives such as FreeTextBox and FCKEditor. For a simple WSS solutions it might be it might be cheaper to write a simple content editor based on the 2 mentioned above. In the long run considering my woes with SharePoint's RTE and image functionality ......

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2005 3:44 AM

Maurice on Validating Part properties
Here is an enlightening post by Maurice on Part Property Validation http://www.bluedoglimited.c... ......

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2005 2:46 AM

FCKEditor
Looking for a very rich, Rich text editor? Take a look at FckEditor. I know that looks like a typo but it isnt its supposed to stand for FrecCK Editor. Its loaded and there is a managed version, Java version, and a version for Plone ......

Posted On Friday, June 17, 2005 12:51 AM

Got a storage problem maybe this guy can rent you some disk space.
A friend of mine sent me this link . Check it out - 6 Power supplies, about 20 cooling fans, and about 20 disks - woah!! That baby must be sucking the equivalent power required to run a small town ;) ......

Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2005 2:03 AM

Instant Messaging and Hollywood hiring
Here is an interesting read at Wired, about how instant messaging is turning the face of hiring in Hollywood. I believe there is a nugget of an idea in there somewhere that the rest of the world could use. If this were to take of then some organisation might actually go and couple the status messages with a direct link to resumes and other job related functionality provided by the organisation. Rash though of the moment: The bandwagon aint a bandwagon at the moment, its just a pony and a cart, but ......

Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2005 12:21 AM

Instant Messaging and Hollywood hiring
Here is an interesting read at Wired, about how instant messaging is turning the face of hiring in Hollywood. I believe there is a nugget of an idea in there somewhere that the rest of the world could use. If this were to take of then some organisation might actually go and couple the status messages with a direct link to resumes and other job related functionality provided by the organisation. Rash though of the moment: The bandwagon aint a bandwagon at the moment, its just a pony and a cart, but ......

Posted On Monday, June 13, 2005 2:01 AM

DHTML Magic? Nirvana?

A friend of mine was looking for some DHTML effects and in his hunt he came across this link which I snatched from him.

http://dhtmlnirvana.com

Its a very cool link with some neat DHTML effects

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2005 10:06 PM

Yahoo Mindset
Saw the buzz about Yahoo Mindset at Lockergnome.com This is also interesting, Y!'s version of Google Labs: http://next.yahoo.com/ ......

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:49 PM

Chris Walker on Paging the DataView
Chris Walker has a gem of a post that definitely deserves linking to. You can find his post on adding page numbers to the DataView here. He is right, this is a very very common requirement that gets asked all the time. Ideally this functionality should have got rolled out in FrontPage itslef. I feel that the default DVWP template for paging is a bit flawed primarily because all it show you is Reset | Previous (Items X to Y) Next. Telling your users that you are showing Items X to Y is of no value ......

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:22 PM

What a few Mac game developers have to say about the apple switch to Intel
Shacknews points to a survey at insidemacgames that queried from the Mac game development community the implications of Apples decision to switch to intel based architecture. Link: http://www.shacknews.com/on... In future th is move would have interesting implications to us Windows developers as well ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 8, 2005 10:08 AM

Time to revisit those UPS commercials
I was just reading this article at Wired about how customer data records for CitiFinancials has been lost by their courier. Talkabout strange coinicidences, just today I was having a chat with a few of my buddies regarding to Courier services. It apparently had cost a friend of mine 5000 bucks (Rupees) to send a 500g package to Canada via DHL. Which led to a conversation along the lines of 'possibilities of other couriers being cheaper, but what about their reliability?". The entire conversation ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 7, 2005 4:41 AM

Rat DVD
Here is a neat tool for all you DVD buffs RatDVD is a tool that promises to do dvds what mp3 did to music. Check it out. it would pretty awesome for archiveing some of your favorite movies to the hard disk ......

Posted On Monday, June 6, 2005 7:13 AM

Win XP default user per profile

I found this Gem today,

It lets you set the default browser per user profile which is usefull if you are having multiple profiles per machine.

Posted On Thursday, June 2, 2005 4:43 AM

The unofficial ugly look to the scooby's
Ok the cats out of the bag now. And it doesnt look anything nice. A couple of pics have been leaked of Imprezzas (WRX included) sporting the new Tribecca grill. Heres a pic. If they wanted a funky grill they could have atleast had a straight hood and had the grill groove into the bumper (ala VW style). This new look might take a lot more time geting used to than the original bug eyed version of the Imprezzas. There is more pics here ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 6:00 AM

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