February 2009 Entries

401.1 Unauthorized error on SharePoint dev VPC after installing IE8 Beta 2

I ran into a really annoying scenario that took me a while to figure out (figure out = scour the net until I found the answer). I was getting this error because I was using the loopback address (127.0.0.1) in my hosts file for a website, where the name didn’t match the machine name. Microsoft implemented some security around this in IE8, which was blocking me from using my test SharePoint site. Anyway, I found the answer here: http://www.21apps.com/share... ......

Getting Hotmail messages in GMail

I got my renewal notice this morning for a service that I was using. The service would fetch email from my Hotmail account and put it in their POP3 servers. I had GMail set to then retrieve the messages from the service’s servers. Well, this service is no longer necessary because Hotmail now has POP3 service with their free accounts (which I found out by reading this). All you need to know is how to setup GMail to access a POP3 server using these values: POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995) POP SSL ......

Odd behavior when working with SharePoint’s SPWebConfigModification

I’m currently working on a SharePoint development project and I’ve run into something that I didn’t think was obvious. (That’s my nice way of saying that I was hitting my head against the wall for four hours trying to figure this out!) I’m putting together a SharePoint Feature that will add two connection strings to the web.config. My original code was something like this: private void AddConnectionString(SPWebAp... webApp, string Owner, string connectionName, string connectionString, uint ......

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