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September 2007 Entries

This one isfrom one of our team here at Solidsoft - Dave Robinson: When creating any custom columns for content types, create the field without a space and then rename the field to include any spaces. e.g If you have a field ‘Sox Reference’, create the field with a name of ‘SoxReference’ and then edit the field to make it ‘Sox Reference’. If you create the field with a space in initially, then when you are trying to access the field within webparts and stylesheets you have to put all the escape characters ......

WSS 3.0 Windows SharePoint Services conforms to the Windows Server 2003 licensing model. The usage of the Windows SharePoint Services on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, is limited to front-end Web serving tasks. The data storage portion of Windows SharePoint Services may not be installed or used on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition. Versions Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007Server and client access licensing. For each server, or each server in a farm, a valid server license must be purchased. ......

Great set of articles by Stefan Goßner : Deep Dive Into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API - Part 1 Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API - Part 2 Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API - Part 3 Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API - Part 4 ......

Words from the master himself....

"It is omelettes and eggs. No eggs - no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs."

“In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes."

“So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem.”


Here are some random interesting notes about master pages in SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0:

  1. The first thing you should know about how master pages work in SharePoint is how the "default.master" is used.......

More here....


BT has announced a significant firmware update for its PVR and VOD service BT Vision this week. The upgrade begins at 1am on Wednesday 19th and will last for ten hours. This is a comprehensive download and will remove a large percentage of the bugs which have bedeviled the system since its launch. This is the second firmware update By BT in a mater of weeks. The telco previously added a ‘padding’ option to user recordings, allowing viewers to extend a preset recording time to prevent the conclusions ......

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Editions SKUs Enterprise Standard Branch Developer Primary Scenario Designed for customers with enterprise-level requirements for high volume, reliability, and availability Designed for businesses with moderate volume and deployment scale requirements Specialty version of BizTalk Server designed for hub and spoke deployment scenarios including RFID Available for development and testing purposes, and BizTalk Server 2006 Evaluation Edition (EVAL) is for free evaluation ......

Microsoft have now launched the fifth full version of BizTalk Server. BizTalk Server 2006 R2 adds to and improves the existing release BizTalk Server 2006 adding new Business Process Management and SOA/ESB capabilities, improved EDI and AS2 support and a major addition of RFID capability. The news doesn't just stop there so pop along to http://www.microsoft.com/bi... •Learn more about BizTalk for SOA •Learn more about BizTalk for Business Process Management ......

Thanks to Mike Badran for this (see original here) Factoid Source 12 of the 15 largest Retailers in the World run Microsoft BizTalk Elsevier Food International, September 2006 (sourced from PlanetRetail database) 5 of 10 largest Hotel Chains in the World with over 2 Million rooms use Microsoft BizTalk Hotels Magazine, July 2007 6 of the 8 largest U.S. Pharmacuetical Companies use Microsoft BizTalk Fortune 1000 by Industry, April 30, 2007 4 of the 5 largest U.S. Electronics Parts Manufacturers use ......

Microsoft's Live project grows with the addition of Windows Live Translator. Try it here:


Whilst the big focus is the release of BizTalk 2006 R2, Microsoft also released BizTalk Server Adapter Pack Beta 2 for testing today, to help customers integrate their line of business applications. The adapters work with BizTalk Server 2006 R2, SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and are scheduled to be available in the first half of 2008. Additional information on Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and related technologies can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/bi... ......

Developer Map for Office 2007 Developer Map for SharePoint Products and Technologies Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 Managed Object Model ......