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MS has recently released a Business User training portal which can be installed on SPS and offers course-like environment where every user can track the completion of chapters/sections that focus upon various portal tasks. Im glad that MS has finally catered to something that should have been catered to long ago. I have had the personal opportunity to install, play & present it at a client engagement and I must confess that the simple idea of having your own course is fabulous. The IT has no ...
Originally posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:37 AM. UPDATE: 12/14/2007 I fixed this error for one instance of my active-active cluster, but I'm still getting the same error on the other instance. I hope this information is useful to someone, as I did eliminate a bunch of possibilities as to the cause, and I did fix it for the one instance. UPDATE: 11/12/2007 I left my original post below, because it might help someone somewhere. The actions listed in the old post below help you to enumerate jobs ...
With the recent announcement of WSS/MOSS SP1 and AJAX support, I decided to relook at the Visual Studio 2008 integration again. Sure enough I was surprised to find that Jan Tielens has been working on making it easy once again to develop web parts using templates. Smart Templates has been put up on CodePlex in order to create more SharePoint project types than are currently available. This includes only Web Parts at the current time. The web part template allows you to do the following: Create web ...
*Moved to: No love between McAfee Enterprise and MOSS 2007Well I think I have found the root of the problem with my Microsoft office SharePoint Server 2007 dev box! It was McAfee plain and simple. Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 SearchEvent Category: Gatherer Event ID: 2424Date: 13/12/2007Time: 09:36:06User: N/AComputer: GLA1VS09Description:The update cannot be started because the content sources cannot be accessed. Fix the errors and try the update again. Read more...Follow ...
*Moved to: Installing The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1 (SP1) ...Again...So far it is exactly the same show as with the WSS update. Installing updates before moving onto the main feature... And it did not ask me to install WSS SP1 this time.. That is another one of those mixed signs... The installation for MOSS SP1 is identical to that of WSS SP1 so I foresee no problems...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: MOSS SP1 Install NotesI thought I should create this blog as I am going along because I usually forget some critical item that gubs my server if I try it again Jeff Holliday has posted on what has changes with a plethora of links to relevant content. make sure you read the pre-requisites for the SharePoint updates from the How to deploy 2007 Microsoft Office System Servers Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Server Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 1 page on the Microsoft support site.Read ...
More on MOSS... In order to build our MOSS application we have decided to make the application as loosly-coupled from SharePoint as possible primarily because of the performance problems trying to develop on a Virtual Machine. So, how do we do it most effectively? With the help of some sound design patterns and a little PowerShell, it becomes pretty simple. Let's begin with the design pattern. First we need to create a standard ASP.NET website project. Then we need to create a "SolutionBuilder" project ...
There is the following complex scenario: a workflow hosted in MOSS is listening in an OnTaskChanged activity which is in a While loop. The task change could happen if a user enters MOSS and manually updates the task (i.e. completes it) or by an external console application, which programatically looks up and alters the task. In the Invoked event handler of the OnTaskChanged activity a web service is called to obtain information which used to proceed further. The web service uses integrated authentication. ...
No the world is not ending, well I don't know if it is or isn't, but John and myself switched to MacBook Pros from our Toshibas. These machines are amazing. I have never been so excited to work with Vista. Don't worry, I am not a switcher. While I downloaded Vista Business from MSDN, I used OS X Leopard and I had the same reaction that I did with my original Apple PowerBook, "What can I do?" I was literally bored on a computer and that takes a lot. Those awesome applications they talk about on the ...
If you have deployed or are in the middle of a MOSS deployment, SP1 should be of major interest to you. It addresses many of the product issues that your team may have realized during the implementation/configuration of the platform. Personally I have experienced two issues which would be resolved by SP1: Editing of documents crashes with multiple versions of Office installed Send to Link in the context menu of the document mutilates the link in the email body For more information, please refer to ...
Just solved a problem, and wanted to document the solution. Problem: SharePoint MOSS 2007 Central Administrations site. Select Application Management --> InfoPath Forms Services --> Manage form templates. This runs the page _admin/ManageFormTemplates.... Response is the ever-helpful SharePoint screen: Error. Unknown Error. Thanks, guys. How do I turn on custom errors in SharePoint? And how do I get Manage form templates to work? Disclaimer: `No warrantees, express or implied, are granted with ...
Since I am currently leading an enterprise portal rollout, I wanted to share a few thoughts on whats there in such effort that does not meet the eye. Political factors aside, strictly on the technical end there are a few creases that need to be ironed out early in the project and some of those are Identifying the Portal stakeholders (could be different from project stakeholders) Targeting the audience that defines the portal strategy and involving them Requirement Gathering from the enterprise and ...

If you're installing Windows Server 2008 RC1 and expected to use WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 you'll need to wait until 12/11/2007...

It's blocked from running - I read somewhere it's due (WSS & MOSS SP1) December 11, 2007.

One thing I can say about SharePoint (WSS 3.0 & MOSS 2007)development is it sucks. The tools are weak from creating to debugging. Something that literally took about 15 minutes in straight ASP.NET took 3+ hours yesterday. So, I'm rethinking my perspective on SharePoint as an Application Platform when the applications are more complex than just managing lists or data direct in SharePoint, or Workflow involving SharePoint objects such as Lists, Documents, etc. I'm coming away from this thinking ...
Silverlight I found on the Blogosphere: Brad Abram's Intro to Silverlight Webcast, Video.Show 1.0 RC at CodePlex, Game Graphics in Expression Design, Jesse Liberty on 1.0, and great UI ideas from Scott Barnes. From SilverlightCream.com: MSDN Webcast Video Posted: An Introduction to Silverlight (Level 100) This is a WebCast that Brad Abrams did last week that I was too busy to get to, so I'm going to be looking at this... might be worth a look to someone else! Video.Show Update: 1.0 Release Candidate ...
Was doing some deep digging in google to find a comprehensive post on MOSS's Security Model, and came across Reza's post. Its a good read and comprehensive. Technorati tags: SharePoint, MOSS, WSS, Securtiy, Object Model, Permissions, SPRole, SRoleDefinition, SPRoleAssignment Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
First lets dive into the definition of a governance plan infact more importantly what will it do for your enterprise. MOSS/Sharepoint is a collaboration platform and when the process of collaboration begins after deployment many processes will be required to maintain the integrity of data and structure within the enterprise portal. Examples are Team Structure & Responsibilities: Business Owners, IT Admin, IT Support Operational policies: System Admin, Portal Admin, Extranet Maintenace(optional) ...
*Moved to: Event: MSDN: SharePoint for Developers (Edinburgh)Better late than never, but I attended a MSDN event on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Although I eagerly signed up for it, I did not expect to learn a lot: Windows SharePoint 3.0 - Martin Parry Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: AD Update-O-MaticIn my quest to play with test VB 9.0 and it very cool features I created a little application to update Active Directory. I was asked by my boss (Andre) to get some sense of order into Active Directory for the users that will be involved in the proof of concept for MOSS 2007. So I immediately thought of an application to automate this. The idea was to pull the information from AD for the selected users into a database and then make all the changes that are required there ...
*Moved to: VS2008 UpdateWell it seems that Microsoft took the generally felt community suggestion and bundles Team Explorer with Visual Studio 2008 team Suit. I don't know if they did the same with VS2008 Pro or the other version, but it would seem a good idea. I had a few problems uninstalling Beta 2, but I got there in the end and now have VS2008 RTM and MSDN installed, and I am just waiting for Team Explorer's install to complete.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
You may have heard about it, now take a peek at it. Scott Hanselman has posted some MVC bits from DevConnections. You can read about it here. There's not a lot yet, but word is that a CTP is around the corner.
In the last post I focused on the Solution file for a MOSS deployment of Andrew Connell's TaskLogger Timer Job found here. In this post, I'll move on to the second, and in my opinion, simpler Feature.xml. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?><Feature xmlns="http://schemas.micro... Id="FF736F29-1356-4236-9718... Title="Task Logger Timer Job" Description="Installs the timer job." Scope="Site" Hidden="TRUE" Version="1.0.0.0" ReceiverAssembly="TaskLogge... ...
As I mentioned earlier, I am working on a project that involves using MOSS as a development platform or framework to create an entire application instead of just providing a few simple customizations. This means that may of the items will be deployed as solutions (.wsp) and feature deployments. There have been many posts on creating solutions and deploying them to MOSS, but many have lacked the level of detail that would help a lot of developers understand and troubleshoot problems with MOSS solution ...
SharePointPedia.com has been launched as an example of a public-facing social computing application. It is built on top of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. The vision behind it is to enable users on the Web to find and share content about SharePoint and SharePoint related stuff. If you have a Windows Live ID you can register and submit content, recommendations, leave comments, and vote for the best content. If you love MOSS then get down to the site...remember the bigger the community ...
As a long time BizTalk Architect/consultant and having been involved in a number of advisory discussions and technology sessions with the Connected Systems Division of Microsoft I've had a fair amount of time to decide what it all means.... In the recent announcements it will come as no surprise that the basis of Oslo is the next versions of existing products: Oslo is the code name for a set of technical investments that aim to significantly simplify designing, building, managing, and scaling service-oriented ...
Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, November 1st (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: Sharepoint has several tools related to backing up and restoring site collections. In this session we will learn how to utilize stsadm to back up the site collection and put it on a scheduler, so that we ...
A Couple older links and one absolutely fantastic new one, I'll save it for last :) I found a couple older posts by Jeff Prosise that are still relevant: VS2008 and SL 1.1 and Game of Life in SL 1.1; Some animation code from Mossy Blog; and the one I can't stop playing with: SilverlightVR 360 by Michael Washington and Jeff Paries -- I won't attempt to do it justice... go run the app! From SilverlightCream.com: Lessons from the Trenches: Visual Studio 2008 and Silverlight 1.1 This is a good write-up ...
One of my peers/friends in the Chicago area announced a new community event in November. Go check out Larry Clarkin's post about a MOSSCamp coming up in a couple of weeks. http://larryclarkin.com/Mar... Let me know if you are going. Technorati Tags: MOSS, Sharepoint, .NET ...
Hello, everyone and anyone. I'm an IT engineer with 13 years of experience. Like everyone else, I use the Internet to find answers to technical problems. Once in a while, the search engines don't have the answer and I have to find it myself. I stood up this blog to post answers which may or may not be easy to find elsewhere. Hopefully it adds some value to you. I don't intend to do much talking outside of technical geek speak, so you'll need to go elsewhere to read opinions and other entertaining ...
A Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) production environment is designed according to projected load, usage pattern, services, content volume and growth projections. There is a lot of information that has been published by Microsoft and others on these topics, but i recently had a need to summarize this for a client, so here are hardware and server sizing guidelines for MOSS - brief, to the point and all in one place. Virtualized deployments will be covered in a follow-up post. Guidelines ...
Just came across this wsp builder for sharepoint  (both WSS and MOSS i presume) from codeplex.
Its was built by Carsten Keutmann
Good on you mate :)
I haven't given it a go but it will save alot of time
Enjoy..
Recently, I was asked to help build a web application that, like most custom dev projects, has its own RDBMS, and general application layers to present the data users are able to manage. The application has some simple workflows, but generally is simple CRUD stuff. Additionally, the client needs to be able to associate the data stored in the custom application with physical files which can range from 50-300MB each. At this point, anyone reading this blog is thinking...why are you blogging about this?? ...
Yes, that's the question I have been pondering for the last couple of hours (maybe more). And I am begriming to believe that it cant be done. Other than for the route of either writing a feature receiver to upload the template to a list on activation (but I think this approach is unclean) or modify onet.xml (a site definition?). I think both approaches are unnecessarily complex for the task at hand. Think about it, just so that I could have a custom document library or form library with a custom ...
Ken Dopierala posted a Managed Code solution for providing your own context menu; A post by Scott Barnes from June about Hit Testing in Silverlight; and Retrieving and using a Fill color from the Silverlight.net forum; From SilverlightCream.com: RTLRightClickFix Ken Dopierala of RTLLogicSystems offers a Javascript and Managed Code solution for using your own context menu instead of the default "Silverlight Configuration" menu. Performing a hitTest with Silverlight This is one from June by Scott Barnes. ...

I have been more than busy and apologize for not being as active in the blog community as I'd like to be.

Also, I'm moving my blogs to www.msftliveblogs.com/mhamilton - and hopefully I'll be able to keep up.

I'm still working on the MOSS and WSS sandbox demos for the Agency - which we hope to launch frist quarter' 08

Silverlight Cream #100 -- This all started on May 16th after MIX07 with so much Silverlight flying around, I found it hard to keep track of everyone, and thought I'd blog fun new things I found. From the email I received, it seemed like people liked the idea, so I continued. Then on August 19th, SilverlightCream.com made it's debut. Now I have a way to allow SL developers that I wouldn't normally be aware of send me links to their work. All I can say is Keep up the Good Work Everyone!! Ronan Geraghty ...
*Moved to: Refocus...You may have noticed that over the last month or so I have been neglecting my blog (too many personal posts) and my focus on development in general. This has been a temporary setback due mostly to starting a new job and not getting to play with Team Server at the moment (plus I had a knee operation the other week). So for now, I will be trying to focus more on Sharepoint 2007 / MOSS and the feature deficient Sharepoint 2003. My new job entails maintaining a heavily customized ...
The following blog gives a set of steps to allow the smooth migration or upgrade of a SharePoint 2003 portal site to MOSS 2007. (Note only portal aspects covered) 1. Analysis and Identification Carryout a full assessment of existing portal to include: Sites Usage Standard Web Part usage Custom Site Definitions & Templates Screen layouts and UI customisation Databases Infrastructure Evaluate New requirements Out of the box Web Parts provided by MOSS 2007 Extension of existing web parts UI requirements ...
I recently joined a project which automates different processes from a company using MOSS 2007 with Workflow Foundation and InfoiPath 2007 forms. We have the following scenario: create a SharePoint task in a deployed workflow with the CreateTask activity, wait for its completion with the OnTaskChanged activity and then delete the task with the DeleteTask activity. We have to control the timeout, so we tried to use in a parallel branch a Delay activity. In SharePoint 2007, if a workflow has a delay ...
So, don't fancy lugging the projector with you to that next meeting with the customer? Want to do some impromptu PowerPointing for more than one person while having an informal meeting at Starbucks? No problem, just use your mobile SmartPhone as your projector! Hands-on with Texas Instruments' cellphone projector Now that we have email, internet, TV, GPS, cameras, and satellite radio on our cellphones, our next wish is for bigger, higher resolution screens -- which seems paradoxical, because larger ...
I've been pondering about the lack of a more efficent process for developing MOSS/WSS Solutions (I mean a solution to a business probelm and not a wsp) lately, because believe it or not, when your MOSS Solution contains more than just one component, e.g. WebParts, Features, ASPX pages, Workflows etc, there is no Solution template in Visual Studio where you can add all these project types and have them compile to a single wsp. Its kind of a pain to develop without this functionality. Serge pointed ...
Nothing much in this post. Just some intersting MOSS/WSS resources on the web. WCM Andrew Connells SharePoint WCM Resources - http://andrewconnell.com/bl... Localisation Mikhail Dikov's post on Feature localisation - http://www.mikhaildikov.com... Troubleshooting Dan Attis's post EventReciever example on changing absolute urls to relative ones - http://devcow.com/blogs/jda... Technorati ...
I have been coming across questions regarding how you can show lists in different sites and subsites when using WSS v3 and i have also asked the question so many times before finding these solutions i would be talking about below. The Content Query Webpart could have come up to many people's mind if you are using MOSS 2007 but unfortunately not many of us are using MOSS 2007 but WSS v3. The first and easiest solution is to use the FlexListViewer webpart if you don't need to do alot of customization ...
When you want to pass data from a Sharepoint workflow to a task InfoPath form, the recommended method (in fact I don't know of any other one) is using a "receive data" data source, defined by the ItemMetadata.xml file. The structure of this file is documented in various places around the net, for simple data types (like, say TextBox-es or CheckBox-es). Unfortunately, when it comes to passing data to complex controls like the drop-down list , it seems there just is a void of information, although ...
Proud to have 3 Sharepoint MVP's in Belgium publishing their knowledge in Sharepoint. Patrick Tisseghem wrote 'Inside Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server' Joris Poelmans and Jan Tielens wrote parts of 'Real World SharePoint 2007: Indispensable Experiences From 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs: Indispensable Experiences from 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs' ...
Microsoft have released a new version of the WSS/MOSS SDK below is an overview of what's in it. Download here Overview The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 SDK is designed for solution providers, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, and other developers to learn about the new Office SharePoint Server 2007 enterprise application and platform. It features conceptual and "How to" articles, sample code, and programming references.What’s New in this Release for the MOSS SDK ...
After creating this blog 2+ years ago, and only posting 3 articles and starting lots of other, I realized, that I suck at blogging. So, I have resolved to blog more often, but with shorter topics: That's right, Microsoft has finally realized the need to have an integration path with MOSS (their premere corporate portal solution) with Dynamics AX (their premere ERP system) Please read this white paper, it has a lot of great ideas! http://download.microsoft.c... ...
aka, List Column not appearing in Managed Propperty Selector. I am not sure if I have blogged about this before, but I do recall falling for this stumbling block earlier. If I have blogged it, then this is a worthy reminder When wanting to map a crawled property as a managed property, please be cautious when declaring the managed property to select the appropriate type, because when you click that "Add Mapping" button to select the crawled properties to map to, the crawled properties that are going ...
*Moved to: Studying for the new jobI will be starting a new job in around a month and I wanted to get up-to-speed with the technologies that the new company want to be using. To start with I have had a look at a number of certifications: Technology Specialist: BizTalk Server 2006 Technology Specialist: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Application Development Technology Specialist: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuration These will be on top of the MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer exams ...
What is WCF (Indigo)? Well in a nutshell, this is Microsoft’s new programming model that allows you to create distributed service orientated architectures. Technologies such as COM+/.NET remoting (1.1/2.0) /Web services etc. have all been binded together (and hopefully replaced by WCF) in a uniform manner, allowing end-to-end point communication in a interoperable approach regardless of what network/wire protocols are in use. It’s a programming model that allows you to build services on the client ...