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Back by popular demand (again!), Rod Paddock and I are teaming up to deliver this post-conference training workshop at DevTeach 2007 in Montreal next month (May 14-18). This session is designed to give attendees an introduction on how to install, configure, administer, and develop components for deployment in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) environment ...
Access Denied for User 'MOSS\crawlUser'. Securable MethodInstancewith Name 'TableIDEnumeratorInstance' has ACL that contains: User 'MOSS\administrator' with Rights 'Execute, Edit, SetPermissions, UseInBusinessDataInLists, SelectableInClients' or The parameter is incorrect. (Access denied by BDC.) If you get either of the error message above trying to crawl the BDC, the error could possibly be caused by the crawl account not having access to the BDC application defintion; i.e. the crawl account is ...
Something thats new to anyone comming from SPS03 or WSS 02 is the logging in MOSS/WSS3. In MOSS/WSS3 SharePoint does some good logging and the log files are stored in "%commonprogramfiles%\Micro... Shared\web server extensions\12\logs" Technorati tags: SharePoint, Moss, WSs, Logs Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Via Mart Oooh - this tool from John is like an a couple of asprins for the developer writing those CAML queries. Thanks so much for this John Technorati tags: MOSS, SPS, WSS, Sharepoint, CAML Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
The Kid (Vincent Rothwell) has a post on how to create floating toolpanes in SharePoint. Link: http://blog.thekid.me.uk/ar... Lot of good content on his blog. Another SharePoint blog worthy of aggregating. Technorati tags: Sharepoint, Moss, wss, Toolpane, Themes, Templates, Css Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Continuing the YASQ series but now updated for MOSS let me introduce my contribution to Yet Another MOSS Quirk (YAMQ). I was trying to enable Windows SharePoint Search Service on a MOSS Server, on the configuration page I kept entering the required user accounts as just "UserName", and the configuration kept failing. I tried this over and over, and checkign the username, password, secuirty permissions etc. with no luck. The logs provided no help either. How do you get around it, you need to enter ...
Over the last few months I have had a tremendous response to my post about turning off the My Sites functionality it MOSS. You can check it out here. Anyhow, the reason for this post is the last few comments were people were mainly commenting that it is strange how so many people are trying to turn off this feature. I don't find it strange at all. My Sites is not a bad feature or one that is needless, it is just that it comes with additional costs. Not in a licensing sense, but in an administration ...
Wow! Falshy themes and sweet looks, nice! Well, I'd being so busy (and little lazy) lately that I had no rush to blog! Here's an update since my last post, I now work at ---------------- , a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Vienna, Austria as an Intern for the first six months and then carry it on as a career for the next six months! I have already tasted MOSS and Workflow along with the usual stuffs, I realize what work is now! Daily tasks and weekend parties is all part of the work life! Oh, ...
If you are going to modify the My Site functionality in MOSS 2007, this kit will provide you with some guidance as well as a base Visual Studio .NET solution to work with. Below is the description from the site: "Visual Studio 2005 solution file for features to be used in customizing MOSS 2007 My Sites within the enterprise. For more information, go to http://blogs.msdn.com/share... This production release of the MySiteCreate ...
Well, it has been a bit again since my last post. But, I thought I would start out with what I thought was a nice surprise. In January I took the time to go and take the Beta exams for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Application Development. I got to the exam and started it up and quickly found out that the test was on the API of the SharePoint object model. I had expected more of a test integrating applications or creating solutions with SharePoint. Now don't get me wrong, I had previously used the OM on ...
It seems that the web based eventlog viewer have been taken out of SharePoint Central Admin in MOSS RTM as the EventLog.aspx page is missing. It is a shame as I find it useful to see the last 25 event log message output with their full description on a single page. It is annoying when you have to click on each individual Event to see their description in Windows Event Viewer, the up/down arrow doesn't help much either since after clicking a number of times you tend to forget what the description ...
Wrox, publisher of the upcoming Professional SharePoint 2007 Development book John and I worked on, has published an excerpt from the book covering Creating Content Type Metadata for SharePoint 2007 Document Management Solutions. I am very excited to see this book hit the shelves. It has been in the works (from conversation all the way up to printing) since TechEd 2006 Boston when John and I started talking to Jim Minatel about the title. Technorati tags: SharePoint, Wrox, Book, MOSS, Jeff Julian, ...
The other day I was totally playing around with configuring SharePoint to recieve emails. I totally went to town with with configuring Virtual Server (VS), Creating a Private Network within VS, and setting up MOSS Virtual Machine (VM) and Exchange/DC VM. For some reason I couldnt get far. I see the messages I send in Exchange's queue, and on the MOSS box in IIIS under SMTP Sessions I see a session with the Exchange box. But thats it, my lists dont recieve the emails I send. Anyways enough of my ranting, ...
Day three of the MVP summit was held at the Microsoft Campus. Things started badly with a long and slow bus ride through heavy traffic leaving me with no time for breakfast when I finally arrived at the conference centre. I boarded the shuttle for building 43 to find most of my fellow BizTalk MVPs (the ones who have been staying in downtown Seattle since the weekend) equally late, and we arrived en masse about 15 minutes into the first session. Jesus Rodriguez was on his feet presenting the forthcoming ...
It has been a while but nothing excited has really happened to write about until a few weeks ago. I started playing around with MOSS 2007 (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007). To read more about it: http://office.microsoft.com... I am currenlty looking at the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in MOSS. Martin Kearn give an excellent overview here: http://blogs.msdn.com/marti... There is also a pretty ...
I'm in soggy Seattle at the MVP Global Summit, and, like so many of my fellow MVPs, it seems appropriate to keep some kind of daily journal - you know the form - let you know how fortunate I am to be on a big Microsoft freebie, and how unfortunate you are to, er..., not be...and, of course, get a bit of name-dropping in as well. The first round of name-dropping has nothing to do with the summit. A week ago I was at the Microsoft Architect Insight conference at the Celtic Manor outside Newport, Wales. ...
I have spent TWO(2) DAYS on this stupid error:An exception of type System.Security.Principal.I... was thrown. Additional exception information: Some or all identity references could not be translated.when reinstalling Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007). Well, scouring to the ends of Google-land, I didn't find a solution. From what I found never included #3 step below. I finally figured that problem out myself. For all with this error:1. Delete/Remove all SharePoint ...
I experienced an issue with the SharePoint Solution Generator today it kept crashing right the first screen (i.e. choosing Site Definition and clicking next). The exception being thrown shows that the tool is looking for a SharePoint site on the default website i.e. http://ServerName Now in this paticular case there was no SharePoint site on the on port 80 so http://ServerName would naturually fail. As much as I would like to I am not going to complain about this being a silly Exception. The workaround: ...

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In a MOSS publishing site (can I say CMS 2007?) there is an editor in which you can change the navigation elements shown on the Top Navigation. At first glance you would assume that it would be easy to manupilate elements on that top navigation bar through code. Infact Todd has an in-depth article showing you how to add and remove items from the navigation bar. But have you tried to hide an element. Its not as easy at it would seem. TheSPNavigationNode.IsVisible propperty is readonly, and I am yet ...
I recently had the not-so-great-or-fun pleasure of a pure .Net to Oracle application show-down :) And yes, I say that with some pun. In summary, keeping to proper form, I developed a DataProviderFactory that provided the following: SQL Server native client API Oracle BDC to SQL Server BDC to Oracle Now, BDC = Business Data Catalog - a new service provider native to MOSS (Micrsoft Office SharePoint Server) 2007. And trust me - the BDC ROCKS!!! Back to providers. My provider factory basically provided ...
Mikael Gannotti has a posting on how to rename a MOSS Server. http://www.mikeysgblog.com/... Thanks for the tip Michael. Technorati tags: Rename, MOSS, Sharepoint Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Here is a great post regarding MOSS 2007 and pricing (http://blah.winsmarts.com/... I work at technology company and we are doing lots of development with MOSS and installations. One thing that has not been very easy to examine / describe to customers is the Microsoft Pricing for MOSS. This blog post does a great job with examining what each major feature of MOSS costs and what it means. Also, here is a direct link to Microsoft for pricing ...
Thanks to Eric Schoonover and Mike Ammerlaan, we now have UpdatePanel working in SharePoint. To get UpdatePanel in your web part you can derive from Eric's AjaxBasePart (Note: In this sample Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPar... v2 is being used rather than the System.Web.UI.WebControls.W... v3 so you need .dwp instead of .webpart definitions if you are deploying your web part as a feature). For RAD development, head over to Jan Tielens' Blog for his SmartPart with AJAX support. It's ...
CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, the seminal figures in the development of the personal computer, will make a rare joint appearance at The Wall Street Journal's ``D: All Things Digital'' conference this year. The two men will jointly discuss the history and future of the digital revolution in an unrehearsed, unscripted, onstage conversation on May 30 with D co-producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Woh! This could get interesting. I'm hoping it degenerates into a physical ...
It seems like almost everyone is doing social networking outside of work these days. Whether it's MySpace or Facebook or blogs or wikis (or some other tool), almost everyone in the "under 40" realm is jumping on board. At what point will companies start offering this type of functionality for employees? I think that it's sooner than we all might think. Will the kids that are in elementary/high school/college come to expect this functionality to be provided by their potential employers? I really think ...
Trenton Moss has a good overview of WCAG 2.0 at CodeProject. If you're doing public (and frankly even intranet) web sites, you need to understand these accessibility guidelines and be following them. Trenton brings up the good points and the bad points of the new guidelines and lays it all out in black and white (or whatever colors your stylesheet says to use). Overall, well worth a read, including the Guidelines themselves (even if the document IS a bit intimidating) ...
Is it just me or is this latest round of product releases from Microsoft overwhelming? I mean, just look at some of what has released: WIndows Workflow Foundation Windows Presentation Foundation WIndows Communication Foundation Vista Office 2007 ASP.NET Ajax 1.0 Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Web Service Software Factory Smart Client Software Factory Web Client Software Factory And some of what is coming in the not too distant future: WPF/E ORCAS Longhorn Server MOM 2007 The dotted ...
Andrew Connel has written a very detailed and excellent article on HOWTO: Configuring Dual Authentication Providers (AD & Forms) and Anonymous Access for WSS v3 / MOSS 2007 Publishing Site In one go, I was able to configure everything. Over and above this, there is an excellent post by Chandima on How to setup and Configure Forms Based User Administration Feature (Alpha Release) in which he has demonstrated usage of his Custom User Administration Web Part having the following Forms Authentication ...
After installing MOSS and launching the SharePoint Configuration Wizard (psconfig.exe) - you are ready to begin the last leg of your MOSS installation/setup. Here you provide the setup with the particualars for your server. Often you are installing MOSS with SQL Server being remote from MOSS, and you will be using a domain-level service account for the installation. The following is an example of the data you might enter during this step: (if the pic does not show - click here) Here you have a named ...
Recently one of the team members on our Sharepoint implemention what running in to issues trying to get MOSS 2007 area to change to the brand colors for the company. She asked for my assistance because she was in the process of moving to another state and would be out of touch for a week during the transition and the brand colors needed to be done so that she wouldn't have to worry about it when she was done with the move. Anyhow, I am not much of a Style Sheet guy. I never have been, but I didn't ...
SharePointAn Overview of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 The new version of SharePoint is poised to meet all your collaboration and information management needs in a single, integrated platform. Here’s a tour of the new features and tools in MOSS that will change the way your enterprise works. Thomas Rizzo7 New Features That Enhance Security in SharePoint With SharePoint tapping into more enterprise data and becoming more integral to business workflow, security becomes far more critical. ...
Here are some good links: MOSS 2007 - Planning and Architecture The TechNet Planning and Architecture information is now available to download. Download MOSS 2007 / WSS v3 - SDK downloads The SharePoint SDK downloads are now available: MOSS 2007 SDK and ECM Starter Kit WSSv3 SDK and Workflow Starter Kit "SharePoint Solution" Visual Studio project template Vincent Rothwell has shared his "SharePoint Solution" Visual Studio project template SharePoint Solution Package.zip (13 KB) Want a free SharePoint ...
From many of the posts on the newsgroups it seems that there is a bit of a hang up on one particular problem that many of the Sharepoint Administrators and Developers are hitting when they are upgrading their old version of SPS to the new one. First off, there are 3 different ways to upgrade, but the one that seems to be causing some problems is the one where they take a copy of the old 2.0 database and attach it to a new 3.0 instance. This in turn is supposed to upgrade the 2.0 database to be accessable ...
Yep, that is the case at it is unfolding on the SharePoint team blog site about the "RTM" release of the SDK that is supposed to be the cornerstone of information for the product. Unfortunately it has come down to many very pissed off developers that are trying to keep up with a high demand of the new system from their customers and finding that there just isn't any good information any where on much of the API or other parts of the system that seem to be in high demand. I for one am suffering the ...
FQDN = Fully Qualified Domain Name When you install Sharepoint Services (WSS) 3.0 or Sharpoint Portal Server (MOSS) 2007, by default, the website would have address like http://[servername], even if your fqdn is servername.microsoft.com. So what happens is, it's possible not being able to access the Sharepoint Site from the Intranet when you type http://[ServerName].microso... because the site is not mapped to FQDN. It took me while to find out how to change this but here it is. Go to Central ...
Here's and interesting thought for this week...does Microsoft lead or lag the world of BPM? At the beginning of this week BPM suite company Metastorm announced their plans for 2007. What was most striking about their announcement was the way in which they are going to leverage the latest Microsoft technology including Office 2007, Vista and MOSS 2007. In particular they make reference to the Office 2007 ribbon and Vista gadget's. What is the message from Microsoft? Well putting aside the BPM picture ...
Okay, so there has been an issue with the portal that I have been working on where an anonymous user could not get to a certain subsite. I turned to this article, which was very helpful previously with getting some anonymous stuff set up previously. The problem is that on the Site level Anonymous Access I wasn't able to see the selection in the Settting tab of the permissions list that said "Anonymous Permissions". They just were not there. Then I happened to realize that when I looked at the url, ...
Whether you are working with forms in custom workflows - or simply trying to publish a form to a form library in MOSS so you can collect information from the user, you may encounter this error. Initially if you Google the error - you may find comments that state that you need to uncomment the following line in the web.config for the web application: <!-- <add name="Session" type="System.Web.SessionSta... --> DO NOT uncomment this field. Many do this and the forms ...
All, In a previous post I had mentioned the problems we were having running ASP.NET 1.1 applications side by side with Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS). Well, now there is a good bit of information on the support site for Microsoft. A great colleague of mine sent me this link pointing out the modifications that you need to make to the config files to allow applications to work side by side. This should make things much easier for many people. Check out the link here. Happy Coding. Michael ...
There is a detailed step-by-step path to follow when applying the B2TR to a B2 MOSS installation. This particular error shows itself when you are upgrading a stand-alone beta 2 installation, and you did not delete the registry keys specified for the Search Service. Interestingly, if you follow the steps - and be sure to delete the registry keys outlined in a stand-alone B2 installation - upgrade, the error does not surface. Googling the error does not return any real support - and MSFT has shared ...
Between beta 2 and beta 2 TR/RTM - a number of things changed in the MOSS master pages/CSS - and the odds are that if you have custom master pages in B2, and especially if you customized the TopNavFlyouts or LeftNavFlyouts master pages - after applying TR or RTM - you'll find that your master page is broke - and the site will not come up. Do not despair - help is close at hand!!! A number of things changed in B2TR and followed into RTM. We can make some minor customizations to your current master ...
Just when you think you have seen it all - I must share one you have NOT seen yet. Emphasis on YET??? As we forge ahead and architect these awesome solutions using MOSS - I suspect it is fairly easy to become enamored of some basics - you know, the little details that are the life-blood of your solution. :) Like I said - basics. Basic 1) WSS is a life-blood underpinning of MOSS. Basic 2) Without basic 1, there will be no basic 2 !!! Today I experienced absolute bliss - from a MOSS perspective :) ...
That is what I said "MOSS 2007 Rocks.. and it is gonna-rock even harder.." Microsoft.com is the 5th most visited Web site and now it is moving on to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Microsoft has already moved the Home Page and in the background are migrating the much of Microsoft.com to the new platform. Needless to say about the vast-ness of the Microsoft site and the amount of content it hosts under so many sections. Hosting of such a site on SharePoint speak volumes about the capability ...
After successfully upgrading MOSS B2TR to RTM (or thinking all was successful) - I started to see this error in the Application Event Log - every 60 seconds. It was preceded by: The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.Sea... - threw an exception. More information is included below. The device is not ready. Like many of you before me - and very likely after me, I Googled to my heart's content - and suffice to say my heart was never ...
Heather Solomon has written an excellent article on how to create and use Custom Master Pages for use accross multiple site collections. One way master pages can be stored and used in MOSS 2007 sites is through creation in SharePoint Designer and storage in the Master Page Gallery. This method will create a master page in the content database. But what if you need to use one or two master page across multiple site collections? For ease of updates and maintenance, we don't necessarily want to store ...
You may see this error - more than once - when working with your Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 deployment. This animal / error generally shows itself after you have applied an upgrade to an existing deployment. For example, when upgrading from B2 MOSS to B2TR MOSS - or when applying a special service pack from MSFT - you may begin to see a lot of these errors pop up in the SYSTEM event log. The error CLSID is followed by a class ID for the DCOM+ application that the service account ...
Just an FYI... As you forge ahead into the world of MOSS and deploying / configuring MOSS sites with actual service accounts - you may very well run into this error. The PRIMARY cause of this error has to do with the service account. When you created the service account, you set a password for it. Did you document that with your client? If you did not, it is very possible that someone in IT at the client site will change it to something THEY know and want to manage. Alas, all things SharePoint begin ...
I just got back from WSS/MOSS v3 training in NYC with Ted Pattison! It was probably the best training I've ever been to. Awesome instructor, awesome examples and very organized labs and lectures. I would highly recommend this training course to anyone looking to dive into developing with Sharepoint v3. Take a look at Ted's website for future training events: http://www.gorillatraining.com ...
The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A). IIS Admin Service goes away after restoring a VHD / VPC Server I recently had the unexpected pleasure of losing my IIS Admin server - altogether!!! Translate - 150% !!! Now, before this - everything was going great - except. During an upgrade of MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) I encounted an issue that forced me to restore a VPC image - essentially bringing over another copy of the VHD and firing ...