Tag | SharePoint 2007 Posts

A while back I was helping a client upgrade SharePoint 2007 code to SharePoint 2010 and I came across this interesting problem. I was working web parts that were created in Visual Studio 2008 using WSPBuilder extensions. The first order of business was to convert them to Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 extensions. Why Use Visual Studio 2010 templates? There are two main reasons I highly recommend using Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 templates. ...
Before I describe about my session, let me introduce the history of making this great event. We SharePoint Experts Community arranged this Community Day jointly with Microsoft to introduce SharePoint 2010 on 7th January 2012 which is the first time in Bangladesh. Thanks to Microsoft Bangladesh to Sponsor the whole Program and others co-sponsors. We planned 6 months ago to arrange this type of event for Developers and IT Professional who might be interested about SharePoint Technology and proposed ...
As an individual who does not use Internet Explorer as their primary browser, there is a great feature that you may never notice that allows you to easily copy files to and from a document library: the Open in Windows Explorer link. In browsers such as Chrome or Firefox this link may not appear. I know this isn’t a major groundbreaking feature, but it’s really easy to overlook and it’s worth knowing about, especially when you need to create a local copy of a full document library. In this quick blog ...
I have been trying to put a staging environment together to upgrade from SharePoint 2007 SP1 to SharePoint 2007 SP2. Then we will run the preupgradecheck command to varify that the database wil upgrade properly. We ran into the infamous error: Issue : Content database with modified database schemas User modifications to the SharePoint content database, including but not limited to table schemas, index, stored procedures, are not supported and will cause upgrade to future versions of SharePoint to ...
Our SharePoint team at work noticed that our SharePoint 2010 farm wasn’t returning search results based on the contents of OneNote files that were saved in document libraries. I did a little research and found a solution, by putting together steps from different posts. First, some details: we’re running SharePoint 2010 SP1 (with the June 2011 CU) on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. However, this issue was seen before we applied the service packs and cumulative updates, so I’m not sure what effect, if ...
This is a recent question I ran into on the MSDN TFS Forums. Made me think why I use it and how to make it effective. Here is what my response to this was … “My #1 justification is the fact that when you are looking at TFS source control is not all it does. TFS has the benefit of enabling a solutions team with different roles the right level of visibility. Not everyone will use Visual Studio, for example project managers. In many cases Visual Studio can intimidate the individual. When deployed with ...
If you have large files in a content source that is being indexed by Sharepoint you might run into the following error message: “The file reached the maximum download limit. Check that the full text of the document can be meaningfully crawled.” This is usually caused because SharePoint’s MaxDownloadSize setting is set lower than the size of the file you are attempting to index. You can increase this value, restart the service then kick off a full crawl in order to fix this issue, but SharePoint 2007 ...
I’ve written a couple of posts about SharePoint 2010 Administrator training/learning, so I thought I should follow up with some tips for developer training as well…. Microsoft has two exams for SharePoint 2010 developers. The first is Exam 70-573, Application Development. The second is Exam 70-576, Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications. Those links cover the topics for each exam as well as some Microsoft preparation materials. One of the best sites, and one that I relied ...
When you have Microsoft Office Communicator or Lync installed, and you visit a SharePoint site, you will get these presence indicators next to peoples’ names These indicators (or jelly beans as they are affectionately called) show whether the person is available, in a meeting, out of the office, on a call, etc. When you hover over them, they provide details about the person In SharePoint 2007 (or any other web page), whenever I needed to display a presence icon in custom code, I just use the following ...
Hi All, just wanted to point out a teensy weensy but maybe very useful tip. It might be outdated information if you are using SharePoint 2010, but if you are using SharePoint 2007 then you might find this useful. I am sure all of you working with SharePoint has come across Heather Solomon through her blog, it being a really wonderful resource for skinning SharePoint. Heather also has provided a ton of help to the SharePoint community by sharing the minimal masterpages for WSS and MOSS. What I wanted ...
I am in the proccess of putting together a demo machine. i arleady have a Windows 7 VM with the essentials for SharePoint Deveopment. But I spent some part of the weekend putting together a demo machine and after some thinking I decided to share some points that you might want to consider when putting together a Development or Demo machine as a SharePoint Developer\Consultant. I also welcome any comments and opinions or rebuttles to any of these points. I spent some time and put together a WIndows ...
I recently did some training for a client and one of the topics that came up was upgrading existing 2007 code to SharePoint 2010 Projects. I just wanted to share some of the issues that came up and the discussion that might be usefull to others. If you developed customizations for SharePoint 2007 you either Visual Studio 2005/2008 VSeWSS 1.1/1.2/1.3 or you used WSPBuilder. A lot of fellow SharePoint MVP's and experienced SharePoint Developers used WSPBuilder. I personally prefered it over the VSeWSS ...
So I’ve been doing some upgrades just to see if things will work from 2007 to 2010. So far most of the stuff I want works, but obviously there are some things that break. Did you guys know that in 2007 you could add a webpart to the view pages for lists and libraries without losing the toolbar? In 2010 the ribbon disappears every time you add a webpart. So if you are using Scot Hillier’s Codeplex project to hide buttons it will not work the same way, because the ribbon is going to disappear altogether. ...
The last 6 to 8 months have been a blur. They have gone fast! Back in June I took part in a group that was creating content for Microsoft Learning to have it be their Microsoft Official Curriculum lineup for SharePoint 2010. In that process I noticed there was something different about SharePoint 2010 when compared to the wealth and quality of documentation that had been available when SharePoint 2007 was out. There is a lot of it! There is of course the MOC Offerings, and the material I worked on ...
This is known issue with SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 platform and not specific to any sharepoint application. Problem: Your windows credential doesn’t work if you try to log in to the web application (http://contosto.company.com) on the server itself although you can access the same site from outside, when you create a SharePoint web application with a host header (contosto.company.com) on SharePoint Server (Server Name: contosto) which is installed on Windows Server ...
What is ULS in SharePoint 2010? ULS stands for Unified Logging Service which captures and writes Exceptions/Logs in Log File(A Plain Text File with .log extension). SharePoint logs Each and every exceptions with ULS. SharePoint Administrators should know ULS and it's very useful when anything goes wrong. but when you ask any SharePoint 2007 Administrator to check log file then most of them will Kill you. Because read and understand the log file is not so easy. Imagine open a plain text file of 20 ...
Document Set is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2010 as part of content/document management. Document set helps to manage group of documents as a single entity. Actualy Document set is a content type that can be attached to any document library and make use of it's features. Advantages of Document Sets Consider a type "Project", each project has requirements document, project effort estimation spreadsheet, project plan presentation. To standardize the project management process, it's enforced ...
Yes, there are still those of us that must bridle our insatiable desires to upgrade to the seemingly supreme and all-encompassing SharePoint 2010 and continue to mend our barely adequate SharePoint 2007 systems. When content types and/or site defined columns are defined at the site collection or subsite level, what are the risks to stop allowing content types based on the defined content type to inherit changes/ settings made to the defined content type? The ultimate goal is to copy items from a ...
SharePoint 2010 provides pretty good dialog framework. Throughout SharePoint sites, Dialog framework has been used to avoid page redirections and keep user in same page. In SharePoint 2007 with help of Lightbox/JQuery, dialog framework can be enabled and used. But it has some limitations and time consuming. So how to open a page in Dialog framework? Well, It's pretty simple. Just add Content Editor webpart in the page and add the below code. <script type="text/javascript"> //User Defined Function ...
It's a common question very often I've been asked. Well , Microsoft defines "SharePoint is a Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Internet". It's a perfect definition or IT Pros (esp. CXOs), but when it comes to Developers it requires more or different definition. SharePoint first released in the year 2001 as SharePoint Portal 2001. Basically It's a portal which has functionalities for intranet website. The features can be used as it is or can be customized minimum level. SharePoint ...
I've spent time the last few month checking out much of the latest in code generation tools. Again one of the most complete and comprehensive is Iron Speed Designer - now in version 7.1. I had the good fortune to talk for about a half hour with Alan Fisher of Iron Speed and I will be adding content here in the next weeks. Hopefully I can also present some examples. Here's the lastest from their press release. For Immediate Release Iron Speed,Inc. Sephorah Green 408.228.3429 sgreen@ironspeed.com http://www.ironspeed.com ...
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We came across a bug in SharePoint 2007 backup/ restore or may SharePoint as a whole. I have been working in a project where we have site migrations and lot of other SharePoint stuffs to migrate and change to fit into the new system. What we do is, take backup, restore and do some stuff after restoration. We were getting an error while restoring a site in a particular list - Exception - Error: Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040E2F at Microsoft.SharePoint.Librar... bstrUrl, ...

Here are the steps to upgrade your SharePoint 2007 "Fabulous 40 Templates" to SharePoint 2010

http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2010/08/18/sharepoint-2010-products-upgrade-and-the-fabulous-40-application-templates.aspx

If you’ve configured PDF for Search in SharePoint 2007 then you are certainly almost there in getting it to work with SharePoint 2010. The process is almost identical with some minor changes due to service name change and directory changes. Below are the steps to get iFilter working and configuring pdf files search in a SharePoint 2010 IFilter Install 1. Download PDF iFilter 9.0 for x64 platforms http://www.adobe.com/suppor... 2. Stop the IIS Admin Services by issuing ...
(This is a series of posts covering how to include a WinForm app inside a SharePoint 2007 application, which allows users to upload batches of files to a SharePoint document library. For further info, please see Posts One, Two, and Three. All of the code can be downloaded in Post Two.) Just a quick review of our solution, as detailed in the first three posts of this series: a Custom Action adds a menu choice to a document library’s Upload menu, which links to a Windows Form application deployed using ...
(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 ...
I found it very odd that this was not available when doing some search engine queries. My requirement was to take in an AD user name and query SharePoint 2010 to determine the SharePoint groups in which the account belongs. The code was to run from within a RIA Authentication Service, which is code run on a server and is not likely on the SharePoint server. This code will also work with SharePoint 2007 (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007). You will need to add a Web Reference to http(s)://<spservername&... ...
Since installing Option Pack 4 for Windows NT to get IIS running Classic ASP, we have all felt the lack of ease from Microsoft to actually create websites on a developer box. There has always been an expressed need to not need a custom configured machine to install Visual Studio and create web sites right away. Why must we open Windows Configuration and add all these pieces if a solution for our OS could be added to the development product line. My first development job was 10 years ago when I worked ...
I ran across a blog entry with a consolidated list of links to the SharePoint 2007 planning worksheets. These are good starting points for your discovery, analysis, and design and are provided by Microsoft. I would suggest tweaking them to meet your organizational needs. http://itfootprint.wordpres... TechNet provides a consolidated list of planning worksheets for SharePoint 2010. http://technet.microsoft.co... Technorati ...
Webinar: Filling the Gap in SharePoint Records Management Find out how you can solve your challenges with conceptClassifier for SharePoint and leverage SharePoint 2007 and 2010 in this free one hour webinar. This informative webinar will focus on records management in SharePoint and how Concept Searching’s award winning conceptClassifier for SharePoint automatically generates conceptual and descriptor metadata from documents, automatically changes the Content Type, and automatically declares records. ...
For Immediate Release Iron Speed, Inc. Kelly Fisher +1 (408) 228-3436 kfisher@ironspeed.com http://www.ironspeed.com Iron Speed Version 7.0 Generates SharePoint Applications New! Support for Microsoft SharePoint speeds application generation and deployment San Jose, CA – June 8, 2010. Software development tools-maker Iron Speed, Inc. released Iron Speed Designer Version 7.0, the latest version of its popular Web 2.0 application generator. Iron Speed Designer generates rich, interactive database and ...
I saw an MSDN Forum post today, so I looked for a ListInstance Hidden property in SharePoint 2007 features. There is none, but interestingly enough there is one in 2010. I wondered what would happen if you did this: <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.micro... <ListInstance FeatureId="00bfea71-de22-43... Title="Hidden List Test" Description="Testing a hidden list." TemplateType="100" Hidden="TRUE" OnQuickLaunch="FALSE" Url="Lists/TestHidden" /> </Elements> ...
I recently got an error when adding a new SharePoint 2007 (SP2) server to our existing MOSS farm. I had run the installation fine, and was walking through the SharePoint Configuration Wizard, when I got an error on step 2: “Resource retrieved id PostSetupConfigurationFaile... is Configuration of SharePoint Products and Technologies failed.” I searched the net, but didn’t really find anything. I then remembered that I had forgotten to run the latest SharePoint updates (for us, the latest applied ...
(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, Three, and Four. All of the code can be downloaded in this post, Post Two.)In my last post, I explained why we decided to use a Click Once application to solve our business problem. To quickly review, we needed a way for our business users to upload documents to a SharePoint 2007 document library in mass, set the meta data, set the permissions per document, ...
(This is a series of posts covering how to include a WinForm app inside a SharePoint 2007 application. For further info, please see Posts Two, Three, and Four. All of the code can be downloaded in Post Two.) Last year, I had the opportunity to build a solution that involved integrating a Windows Form application into a SharePoint 2007 (WSS version 3.0). In this post, I’ll layout our architecture thinking and in part two, I’ll describe the technical details. Business Case Our challenge was this: we ...
So recently I have had to make the transition from the SharePoint 2007 codebase to SharePoint 2010 codebase. Needless to say there hasn't been much difficulty in the changeover. However in a set of code that I was playing around with and transitioning I did find one change that might cause some pain to others out there that have been programming against the PublishingWeb object in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Publis... namespace. The 2007 snippet of code that work just fine in 2007 looks like: using ...
A few weeks ago I was updating the master page for a SharePoint 2007 (WSS) site. The client wanted the site updated to reflect the new look and feel that is being applied to another set of sites in the organization. I created a new theme and master page, which I already wrote about here and here. It worked well, except for a few pages on a subsite. On those pages, I got the following error: Server Error in '/' Application. Parser Error Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource ...
This should not require a blog post! That being said, I struggled on and off for several days before I hit the right sequence of steps to install the SSMS package onto my existing instance of SQL Server 2008 Express. When I initially installed SQL Server 2008 I downloaded the version that said it was “with tools”, assuming that meant I would get the light version of the Management Studio along with the instance. Okay, I know what assume means. And as usual, it did not work as it should have. I ended ...
Recently I was tasked to create a console application to get all the attachments from a list and copy them to a file share. Everyone has code out there, but I noticed not one single place had the correct formatting for everything. First off there is gotcha. You cannot copy SPAttachmentCollection from the List Item and step through the list of strings. You need to pull in the Item.Attachments.UrlPrefix and throw it into an SPFolder Item like below: SPFolder Folder = Web.GetFolder(Item.Attachme... ...
So Brian Jackett tagged me in his blog post, suggesting that I post some goals for 2010. Like Brian, I have a formal goal document at work for professional goals. Unlike Brian, I’m not nearly as ambitious with my goals. Professional I used to have a huge list of technologies that I wanted to learn. After a few years of having that same list, I’ve finally gotten more realistic about what I can accomplish in a year. This year, I’m going to focus on: SharePoint 2007 Development -- I've scheduled my ...
Hello, Here are the companion resources for the “Dancing with SharePoint” presentation at SharePoint Saturday Kansas City! We talked about best practices to create a SharePoint virtual development environment, ways to get the most functionality out of the box, and some great development tools. Thanks to all who came!!!! “Power User Books” – For getting the most out of the box The SharePoint Shepherd's Guide for End Users Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers ...
Ok, I’ve been bitten twice in the past week on this. If you have InfoPath 2010 Beta installed and you’ve also got SharePoint 2007 running, at least with the latest SP2 and October CU, you run into an issue that surfaces in the logs as follows One or more types failed to load. Please refer to the upgrade log for more details When you pull that log apart, you’ll see that it’s attempting to load a few types such as Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.S... from assembly 'Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.... ...
Hello, Here are the companion resources for the “Dancing with SharePoint” presentation at SharePoint Saturday Kansas City! We talked about best practices to create a SharePoint virtual development environment, ways to get the most functionality out of the box, and some great development tools. Thanks to all who came!!!! “Power User Books” – For getting the most out of the box The SharePoint Shepherd's Guide for End Users Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers ...
The Microsoft SharePoint team put together a very good blog post detailing the history of SharePoint. They posted it on Monday, October 5, 2009, just a couple of weeks before the big SharePoint 2010 announcements they’ll be making at the SharePoint Conference. My own history with SharePoint, going back to a proof of concept I did with SharePoint Portal Server 2001, isn’t nearly as happy as they describe. What I do remember from eight years ago, was some of the very odd UI that it had. (I think this ...
Classroom Training – Microsoft Learning Solutions Partners Course 50205A: SharePoint 2007 Web Development Course 50207A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 1 Course 50208A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 2 Course 50209A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 3 Virtual Labs Creating and Deploying Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Workflows for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Office SharePoint ...
This is an important list of SharePoint books I thought it will be good to share. Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers Beginning SharePoint 2007 Administration: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step Mastering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building ...
It’s 6am and I am bored, so I thought I would give you a quick heads up on what’s coming in the next version of SAF (due by the end August). Here’s the Feature list : DSL with Diagram capabilities inside Visual Studio 20008. This is probably been the most exciting one for the release. We have been spending a few months working on a way to create SAF Macros visually via a VS 2008 designer window. This will give you the following advantages : You don’t need to know the Schema for a SAF Macro (which ...
Windows and the Windows Explorer have had search capabilities for a long time and they have gradually improved over the years. The one thing that was always lacking was an ability to search different contexts (or remote sources). There were some improvements with the Windows Desktop search, but I think the federated search capability in Windows 7 really gets it right. Federated search in Windows 7 introduces support to search different remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies and allows you ...
As with any typical day, this afternoon I checked my Twitter feed to see Andrew Connell's big announcement that he and Ted Pattison have launched a new company called Critical Path Training. I'm excited about this for multiple reasons. First, take a look at their site...It's all SharePoint 2007 WCM and it's smoking fast! Nice work on the site guys! It's good to see another successful WCM implementation on SharePoint! Here is what makes me really excited about the launch of this new company. If you ...