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It certainly has been a long time and I was hoping to make a full year's absence but then here I am again. Since its been a long time there have been many interesting aspects of technology and life in general that I have experienced.

On MS end, Vista, MOSS, BizTalk 2006, .Net 3.0 have been some of the technologies Ive had the chance to play with. Nevertheless I will try to update the Blog more often and take lesser long casual breaks :)

Steve Sofian's blog has an excellent resource page listing all of the available MOSS training links - go here -Learning MOSS 2007 Links

Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com
Well, just as I had figured I was beat to the punch at providing the details of the upgrade path from MOSS 2007 B2tr to RTM. But, I do have to say that Shane Young did an excellent job providing the gritty details of the upgrade. Check out is very detailed post for upgrading MOSS 2007 to the RTM version. It can be found here. Happy Holidays. Michael ...
So tonight we are rolling our Sharepoint Server 2007 B2TR implemenation to production. The whole week things have been clicking along and going very well (which usually boads badly for the actual push..) Well right out of the gate the good feelings came crashing down when when one of the testers tried to enter the site through the anonymous access side. To test this, I made sure that the site was not added to my Internet Explorer site categories for Intranet, and in the options made sure that it ...
Well as a lot of people have been highly anticipating SharePoint 2007 (or MOSS) has finally made RTM. Now that really isn't anything new to be blogging about, but what is worth blogging about is that the RTM code has been dropped and the team has also put out the upgrade path from B2TR to RTM. Thanks to Steve Sofian's Blog, he posted the KB article to help perform the upgrade. Now, be very aware that when you are performing this upgrade be very sure to have your current setup backed up. Also directly ...
By Eli Robillard ...Liam Cleary has a fantastic in-depth series running on rebuilding a corporate website with the new WCM features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We're talking deep practical dives into CSS, master pages, navigation, and content types. Highly recommended! Part I - Introduction and getting started Part II - Designing the layout Part III - Creating the content types Also checkout "Building tylerbutler.com" Part I - Planning and Basic Branding Part II - Building Content ...
Interesting App for use MOSS 2007 and the Business Data Catalog - Metadata manager for creating application metadata files by hand. Download version 1.0.0.0 of the application here:www.mossbdcmetadataman... is a really raw site at present so take care also it's a very early version so treat with care it may break... Quick 'how to' guide:http://www.mossbdcmet... Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ...
Ever want to use a control that would allow you to choose users in a WebPart. I needed to today, and came across the People Editor control for MOSS. Ishai Sagi has a good post on its usage tags: SharePoint, People Lookup, WebParts, MOSS Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Microsoft .Net 3.0 Framework - What is .Net 3.0 and what is new? As a developer in the field, I am asked periodically about one new technology or another. And these days, I am overwhelmed with questions about MOSS and Vista. Occassionally, I am asked about the new development tools and frameworks - and .Net 3.0 is a hot topic. So, what's new in .Net 3.0? In a word - a lot! Is .Net 2.0 being replaced? Are my previous and current development efforts going to require re-work? No, .Net 2.0 is not being ...
Okay, so it has been a very long time since I have posted and most of it has to do with multiple job changes and the like. Nevertheless, now I think I am pretty secure to start posting again. Currently I am working on a Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS) Beta 2 TR implementation. We are going to production with the technical refresh of beta 2 here in about a week or so. This could get interesting. We were hoping to get the RTM bits by then, but without much indication that they will drop anytime soon the company ...
I have always thought MOSS (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server) is an excellent platform and it is definitely gonna-be future platform of almost all kind of Application development and deployment. One of the example of this is Ben Robb's & Mei Ling's post. In his blog-post Ben Robb has mentioned about Mei Ling blog-post on Commerce Server vs MOSS(showing how MOSS and Commerce Server can complement each other in provisioning an eCommerce site), also he has shown how the functionalities of CS overlap ...
A colleague of mine ran I ran into a bug in MOSS today with the DVWP. i.e. It treates numeric fields as text for sorting (when sorting on column headers is enabled), hence if you sorted in ascending order on the column, the values would be like 1, 10, 11, 2, 3 etc. This happens even though the field is formatted as a number and even when the type is set to x:float. on the sort column. tags: SharePoint, DVWP, Bug, Sorting, Numeric, MOSS 2007 Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
MOSS B2 TR expired on me today. It took me totally by surprise. I backdated the machine by one day and it was fine. Brought it forward by one day, and it said the trial period had expired. Was a bit confused since all web posting for this issue cliam it happens on Domain Controller, and my MOSS server wasnt a domain controller. Anyways the fix is to run the patch for the DC. StandaloneDCWorkaround.msi Thanks for the link Jan tags: SharePoint, Moss, Office Server, 2007, Beta 2, Technical Refresh, ...
In Addition to the links that I posted previouslyhttp://geekswithb... Here are some more useful links Source: http://www.sharepointblogs.... Free SharePoint Web Parts (3rd Party) ActiveX Scripting Web Part (Simon Mourier) AD Management Web Part (Fabian) Alert Manager, Subweb Viewer Web Parts (Mart Muller) Avail Lists & Libraries (Sig Weber) Blogparts (Steen Molberg) Breadcrumb Site Navigation Web Part ...
A colleague of mine had a problem today where she connected to RSWebParts on MOSS 2007 and SharePoint gave her a security exception. The solution was to make an exception for the RSWebparts assembly in WSS_MinimalTrust.config. The problem with that approach is that you do know the PublicKeyBlob of the RSWebParts to make the exception. How you go about finding a the PublicKeyBlob is to open up the assembly in ildasm. Check the assemblies manfiest, and there will be the PublicKeyBlob in there. tags: ...
For details and directions visit www.tspug.com!October 13 Schedule: 6:00-6:30 Sign-in, Eat, Meet 'n' Greet 6:30-6:45 Questions and Answers: An open discussion among members. Bring your questions! 6:45-8:20 How Office Clients interact with the Microsoft Office System Servers. Presenter: Savash Alic, Microsoft Consulting How Office Clients interact with the Microsoft Office System Servers We talk so much about the great and cool capabilities of MOSS that sometimes we miss the great integration out ...
Lately I have discovered a quirk with document libraries in WSS v3 and MOSS that is not very consistent. Basially the problem I am seeing is that SharePoint doesnt consistenly handle query parameters passed to aspx pages store in document libraries. For instance if you had a page in a document library called MyPage.aspx, and if you were to point it in your browser as http://server/[site]/Document Library/MyPage.aspx?MyQuery... your page would load only some of the time. More of than not SharePoint ...
MOSS 2007 can be installed as a Stand-alone Server application or as a Server farm or as a Web Front End. MOSS 2007 installs WSS v3.0 automatically. If you have only one server, you have no option but to install Stand-alone Type, this will install desktop database engine (SQL Server 2005 Express Edition) along. It will be an independent instance of SQL Server just for the SharePoint application. But this will result in very poor performance. And can only be used by a very small user group or just ...
Having been around BizTalk since the start I thought it might be fun to blog sme predications for the coming months/year/release So here goes: 1. RFID may at last be the real poster child for BizTalk 2. Supply Chain and the coming of age of BAM - watch this space for my soon to be released White Paper on this 3. BPM - with the launch or rather bending launch of MOSS and Office 2007 poered by Win Windows Foundation we may see BizTalk really hitting the BPM sweet spot but real it needs those analyst ...
So I spent my first day at my new employer's and I am not as impressed as I innitially thought I would be. Spent most of the day setting up or trying to setup MOSS 2007 Beta 2. Ran in to a couple of issues innitially. First there was the issue of a concurrency problem when configuring MOSS. At stage 8 in the configuration process, the Configuration wizard it gave me the following error. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Admini... was thrown. Additional exception ...
Resume – Senior, Hands-On, .NET, C#, VB, ASP, XML, SQL, SharePoint, Crystal, Reporting Services Developer, Team Leader, Hard-Core Coder Rodney Vinyard, 29 Windermere Road, Montclair, NJ 07043 rodney.vinyard@gmail.com · Seeking North NJ/Manhattan .NET/SQL developer job. · Hands-on .NET, C#, VB, SQL, ASP, XML, XSLT, Reporting Services, Crystal. · 30 years of productive, software engineering experience. · Inventive, focused, hands-on software designer, engineer & coder. · Effective leader, writer ...
I have had a ton of feedback regarding my original posting for custom Chrome / Branding of MOSS. One of the dialogs got very specific and I wanted to share a little more here in an effort to clarify some Best Practices for customizing MOSS. I want to clarify that product documentation on MOSS is not complete, it is still in B2 bits, and Best Practices are my take on what they should be when it comes to customizing the back-end, and in no way reflects anything directly from Micrsoft at this time. ...
Removing Forms-based-authentication (FBA) from Internet Presence Web Site (TopNavFlyouts.master) and adding Windows Authentication. REVIEW When we deploy Internet Presence Web Site templates (for publishing), we found that the default authentication model provided is Forms-Based-Authentication (or FBA). This posed a problem on 1 engagement because we needed either Windows Authentication, or we allowed the users to browse Anonymous. Now, during the basic setup of a Web Application in MOSS, you can ...
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Custom Chrome / Branding December 2007 - Update I have moved my blogging to http://www.msftliveblogs.co... I posted this original article there with all of the graphics - check here - http://msftliveblogs.com/mh... Also - this was done in B2 bits - check here for an update to the TR/RTM changes - http://msftliveblogs.com/mh... ...
I and a few others were on on a call with Microsoft Consulting (India) who were giving us a presentation on SharePoint 2007. Interestingly the consultant said that the Beta is good for deployment and the only changes to be expected in the final from the Beta would be minor stuff like 'UI look and feel'. And there I was thinking "Bullshit!". It just could have been the consultant trying to make the sale, but he should know better than to bullshit with people who actually use the product. Any who. ...
Update (8-14-2006): InfoPath Forms Services is NOT part of WSS v3. It is a separate install, or you can install it as part of the MOSS 2007 Beta 2 install. The RTM version, last I heard, will be available as a separate SKU or as part of MOSS 2007 Enterprise Edition. Assuming you have already created an InfoPath form containing managed code, this document will explain the steps necessary to deploy it to a WSS form library that is “web-enabled” by InfoPath Forms Services. Publish the Template to the ...
I know I have been away from this blog too long, and I am going to wrap up on my Directory Services Part 3 and 4 in 2 weeks and get those posted. I've been snatched out of the 'design box' and have spent the last several weeks on a deep-dive, total immersion of MOSS - Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I've been very fortunate to be on an RDP, TAP and DEMO development efforts for MSFT (Microsoft) and after all the initial pains - my first take is THIS IS AWESOME STUFF! Key areas that we thought ...
Like a rollingstone: While attending the latest Office Developers Conference in London a new TLA (well FLA) can to my notice – MOSS – Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server! With day 1 over highlights have been: VSTO (Visual Studio tools for Office)– Road map explained (see below for more detail) MOSS! – So much better than previous sharepoint versions In particular the Sharepoint Workflow story VSTO Road Map: VSTO 2005 ——> ‘Cypress’&mdash... ...
Ok, I think I'm just going to blog on the cool InfoPath sessions from TechEd, since there will probably be tons of people talking about all the great SharePoint sessions. This session was great for us, since a lot of what we do involves form and workflow development. This session highlights the improvements for InfoPath 2007 with regard to workflows. Here are the highlights… InfoPath/WSS now has 2-way databinding, which means changes to form field values in WSS are saved in the form Workflows ...
So I'm in Boston at Tech Ed 2006. Lots to see and learn... Its been a great time so far. I went to a session today on changes to improve the integration between SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 (SSRS) and Sharepoint V3 (MOSS & WSS). Here's a few things I learned: The changes will be part of a SQL Server 2005 SP coming out a month or two after Office 2007 ships. Reports can be stored in Sharepoint document libraries and use Sharepoint's security, including report-level (like item-level) security ...
After stumbling through the many hands on labs and walk-throughs available to beta testers, I found the following link refreshing and chock full of information to help those new to MOSS get up and running with some of the main-stream aspects of MOSS. http://download.microsoft.c... You cannot save or print this PDF, but you'll ...
I think the SharePoint show is a really great idea. Its only at episode 3 so far and I am loving it. So far most of the material we’ve been seeing about SharePoint that comes from outside Microsoft is by way of blogs and articles these have mainly been literary pieces, i.e. most of them lack personality and voice (I mean most of them are text). The SharePoint show on the other hands adds that human touch which is quite awesome. Kudos to Gene for comming up with this. As someone who works with ...
Here are the major improvements of WSS that I think will encourage people to move to the new office platform. Item-Level permissions - This vital missing feature of Sharepoint 2003 is implemented in MOSS. You can set permissions on a document or list item like you would do on folders. Recycle bin with multiple levels of permission - Deleted documents can be recovered more easily. Better handling of deleted and permanently deleted documents based on roles. e.g. site admins can recover documents that ...
Well, according to the Microsoft Rep we are offically able to talk more about SharePoint 2007. So I guess the best way for me to relate what I am finding with the program that I am participating in would be to go through the general lessons that we are doing. Hands On Lab 1: This is pretty much a whats new in the SharePoint 2007. SharePoint 2007 is drastically changed from teh blocky old view that was 2003. It is cleaner and seems to be way more organized. Navigation has been cleaned up a lot since ...
BBC 4 will be premiering a new show next month featuring 3 IT workers. The high-rise towers of Renham Industries are full of go-getters, success stories, and winners... apart from in the basement. While their beautiful colleagues work upstairs in fantastic surroundings, the I.T. department - Jen, Roy and Moss - lurk below ground, scorned by their co-workers as geeky losers. The best part is that the episodes will be available on the internet a week before they air on BBC 4. Check back Jan. 27th for ...
Hello, This is my first blog entry. I suppose an introduction is in order. My name is Steve Moss. 1 great wife, 2 outstanding kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 horses. Currently, I'm the Director of Client Server Applications and Architecture for a major chip manufacturer. But I'm a developer at heart. I started programming in collage in 1976, and have been at it ever since. As a hobby, an adjunct to other jobs, and finally as a professional. Over the years I've programmed in a large chunk of the languages ...

“Personalization means different things to different people.”  - Ken Moss 

My earlier entry on this topic got the most interest of anything that I've written on this as-yet young blog. Now that the Gmail vitriol has subsided somewhat, we are beginning to see some more rational evaluations of the future service. The best so far seems to be David Pogue's evaluation in today's New York Times. His article was expanded on by Robert MacMillan in his Filter column in the Washington Post. Both are recommended to be read carefully. For an opposite view, read Walt Mossberg's piece ...