August 2010 Entries

Integrating Windows Form Click Once Application into SharePoint 2007–Part 3 of 4

(This is a series of posts covering how to include a WinForm app inside a SharePoint 2007 application. For further info, please see Posts One, Two, and Four. All of the code can be downloaded in Post Two.) As I promised several months ago, I’ll cover the Custom Action piece of our solution. The custom action is used to allow the users to launch our Windows Forms application using Click Once deployment. Our custom action adds a new link to the Action menu of a document library’s toolbar: Adding a ......

Windows Live Sync….being renamed to Windows Live Mesh

Microsoft announced that they going to change the Windows Live Sync service in the future, answering one of my complaints from my earlier post. After the beta, Microsoft is going to rename Windows Live Sync to Windows Live Mesh, but more importantly, increase the size of the SkyDrive size from 2GB to 5! (Courtesy of Paul Thurrott and the Inside Windows Live blog) ......

Windows Live Sync (Beta)

I decided to install the new beta of Windows Live Essentials, mostly for the new Sync app. I also got Live Writer, which has the newer Office style ribbon User Interface. (Here’s the Windows Live blog announcing the beta in June. There was a beta refresh last week.) I’ve been using sync apps for a while now, starting as far back as 2004 (IIRC) with Folder Sync (a company/app which was later purchased by Microsoft). When Live Mesh appeared, I switched to it, primarily so I could not only sync to other ......

Calendar syncing

I’ve been syncing my calendars for years. If you’re interested in why I am using Google, then read the history section, otherwise skip down to the how to section of this post. History For past six years or so, I’ve been using Plaxo to synchronize my calendar and contacts between my work computer and my home computer. My work computers have been Windows XP/Vista/7 with Outlook 2003/2007/2010, so I used the Plaxo Outlook Toolbar to sync calendars and contacts. At home, our main family computer has ......

SharePoint 2010 Administrator Training

I recently passed both of the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration exams (70-667 & 70-668) and I’ve been asked what I used to study for them. In order to help answer this question in the future, I put this post together. First, here are some free resources that I used: http://sharepoint.microsoft... http://technet.microsoft.co... http://channel9.msdn.com/le... ......

How to move an off screen window back to main screen on Windows 7

Ever had the fun of trying to see a window that is open, but off your screen? I ran into this again this week. I have a second monitor hooked up to my laptop most of the time, but when I undock my laptop, I’ll inadvertently leave windows open on the second monitor. It’ll also happen when I open an application and it launches on the second window (because that’s where it was last open). The fix for this is to get the window to move back to the main screen. In Windows XP, you’d simply right click on ......

Firewire drive slow in Windows 7

I rebuilt my laptop this week (it was time) and I ran into this issue again, so I’m documenting it here for my next rebuild. When I installed Windows 7, my external Firewire hard drive (Seagate 500gb) is slow, for whatever reason, but there is a fix. You can revert to the legacy driver. (!) I’ve seen a significant reduction in the time it takes to copy files. I found this answer here: http://social.technet.micro... Here ......

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