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Action Description Example AddLookupColumnToList Creates a new <b>list</b>-scoped lookup column pointing to an existing list. Download Quickstart AddSiteColumnToContentType Adds a site column to an existing content type. Download Quickstart AddSiteColumnToList Adds a site column to an existing SharePoint list. Download Quickstart CreateLookupColumn Creates a new <b>site</b>-scoped lookup column pointing to a field in an existing list. Download Quickstart EnsureSiteColumn Adds ...
I have been using VSeWSS 1.3 since it first became available. As of this writing it is still in the CTP release stage. The previous version, 1.2 is still available, but the biggest advantage of the 1.3 release is support for 64 bit OS which was a prime motivator for me. Also 1.3 now supports publishing sites which was not possible with the previous versions. VSeWss 1.3 March 2009 CTP is available, and is the version I am using for the purposes of this article. A good blog post about the extensions ...
Recently my son had noticed that I was reading eBooks on my BlackBerry Storm using MobiPocket reader. Since he and I share an interest in a lot of the same books, he inquired as to if he could do the same thing with his cell phone. Unfortunately his phone is not capable of running MobiPocket reader. I remembered that I still had my Sony Clie NX70V which in its day was a fantastic Palm device. And I used to use it to read eBooks with MobiPocket as well. The problem was that I was not sure I could ...
AS you already know SharePoint 2010 is in Beta release and it only supported for 64-bit OS. I am sorry for them who are looking for a SP2010 version for 32-bit OS. Here i will explain what you need to do to prepare your environment before installing SP2010 Physical Machine: As you already know that SharePoint can be install in 64-bit Windows 7 so your physical machine can be with the following configuration: Processor: 64-bit, four-core, 2.5 GHz minimum per core Ram: 4 GB for developer or evaluation ...
Ok so now we've reached the 2010 SharePoint version milestone, let's see how we got here: SharePoint last 3 major versions: 2003 -> 2007 -> 2010 (The year doesn't necessary correspond exactly to the year a SharePoint release was made) The light or free version: STS -> WSS -> SharePoint Foundation The paid server version: SPS -> MOSS -> SharePoint Server Version 2 or v2 (2003) of SharePoint often refers to STS, SPS ie. SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server Version ...
This week and the following weeks I will be working through a ton of recursive functions to move a rather hefty page library into a Site Collection and subwebs. I figure while I am having some “fun” you guys will profit will a few of my scripts. For any of you out there who are interested in how to create a publishing page in a library here is a little sample code on how to copy items from the page content area and create a new page then replace a welcome page. Here is a small sample: PublishingSite ...
The use of the OWSSVR.dll to filter data on the server side is a great idea as SharePoint can be slow and it tends to become the corporate dumping ground for all documents. Why delete it when we can retain it for auditing... So to be able to filter the data to the current entries before transmitting the data over the wire is great. It look like the perfect solution for my problem and it took a number of confussed hours before I found the posting by GaryJ @ Novotronix. I have copied it below. owssvr.dll ...
More memory leaks. I have been fighting with SPLimitedWebPartManager for a little while now. It seems to be producing issues with memory leaks. If you are reading this, you probably are too. Bryan Napier wrote this blog post about 3 years ago. In it he identified the problem of an internal SPWeb object being developed by the SPLimitedWebPartManager and how to handle it properly. Habanero also posted a nice little how-to to handle intricacies with the object. The thing that they don't tell you is ...
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... ...
Once you enable the Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010. See below for instructions by Jie Li using Powershell or STSADM: STSADM: stsadm -o setproperty -pn developer-dashboard -pv OnDemand Windows PowerShell: $svc=[Microsoft.SharePoint.... $ddsetting=$svc.DeveloperDa... $ddsetting.DisplayLevel=[Mi... $ddsetting.Update() You can write log information out to the Developer Dashboard ...
Hyper-V is getting more exposure now that SharePoint 2010 is nearing it's launch as only x64 platforms will be supported. Previously in MOSS/WSS 3.0 developers can use Virtual PC or XP Mode to virtualize their SharePoint server. Hyper-V provides greater network functionality than Virtual PC, allowing you to create Virtual Internal and External network adapters via the Virtual Network Manager. It's also possible to add Legacy Network Adapter. Often you need internet access as well as access to your ...
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 ...
Every time around this year we have about 800 blog posts on how great or how horrible or what happened in the year or the decade. The decade is closing and I will say this that it was one of my favorites. I graduated from high school, college, and I started my first real job. I was active in LGBT rights clubs, Interfaith Clubs, .Net User Groups, SharePoint User Groups. I lead the planning of 2 successful SharePoint Saturday events. I attended these events: MOSS Camp St. Louis (2008 and 2009) Tulsa ...
MOSS doesn't offer this out the box and of course many people would like to have it. Here's a quick and dirty javascript change which will offer this functionality. You'll have to forgive any inelegance in my coding, I'm a bit rusty ;) You need to edit the search.js file and add the following: A trim function function trim(s) { var l=0; var r=s.length -1; while(l < s.length && s.substr(l,1) == ' ') { l++; } while(r > l && s.substr(r,1) == ' ') { r-=1; } return s.substring(l, ...
It took me a while to figure out how to get a list of all the available fields for a particular type of list in SharePoint (for performing custom queries in SPQuery). I was looking for a published list of these fields, which as far as I know does not exist. Instead, you just use the GetList method of the Lists SOAP service. Here’s an example SOAP request: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://sche... SOAP-ENV:encodingStyle="htt... ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1I have been trying since SP1 was released to get it installed at Aggreko, but due to our global, three time zones, development team and release schedules it has been very difficult to get some time set aside for it. Now that I am leaving, last day is Tuesday 17th November, there was more of an apatite to take the hit on time and get it installed.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Some cool guys (all working in ITWorx I guess, one of the biggest Egyptian Software houses) have created a new website: http://www.sharepoint4arabs... The website, as the name implies, is dedicated for ARABIC resources related to SharePoint. It originally contained the technical blogs of the site founders (Founders' Blogs) which are very useful for posts about SharePoint, then very recently they have also lunched Screencasts (Also in Arabic) that start from the very beginning until further advanced ...
I did a presentation earlier this month on PowerPivot (a.k.a Project Gemini) at the MOSSIG meeting and as promised here is the slide deck. If you've seen other "Gemini" presentations there will be nothing new in this presentation, I've really only posted it here so that those who attended the meeting can refer to it. You can download the "short" (1Mb) version with just the content slides: Or you can get the full (8.3Mb) slide deck including the "fairy tale" images from the link below: ...
So you are going to an event with 7,000 people that have similar interests to learn about a product that you have a vague idea about…I was excited prior to the event and nervous. I had a very bad week before the event. Every piece of technology that I brought with me to St. Louis broke. I had little sleep trying to get my code done and my technology to the point I started out with that Monday. Finally by Friday I was beat and hung out with my friends…On Saturday I went to Coders and everything after ...
So just after a year of being in Australia I have finally managed to organise my first industry presentation on Commerce Server 2009. I will be presenting at SharePoint Saturday Melbourne on Saturday 14th November. My talk will cover an introduction to using Commerce Server 2009 alongside MOSS FIS. This follows on from the great success the Commerce Server product team had presenting this topic on at the SharePoint Conference in Vegas. So if you would like to come along and here my talk, please register ...
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 ...
I stood up a standard publishing site on a vanilla MOSS instance for some custom workflow development I'm doing. I went to make a list from the Announcement List template (the one that comes OOB), and found that most of the list and library templates that I was accustomed to seeing weren't there at all. It turns out that by default, the OOB Publishing site definition does not activate the Team Collaboration Lists feature. Go to Site Features and activate it for your publishing site, and they will ...
Over three years ago I ran in to a Microsoft server product that I fell in love with. It is enormous, complex, and useful in so many ways. Enormous because it solves many common business problems out of the box there isn't many competitors that can top that. Complex because there isn't just one way to solve most of the business problems with this product. Any solution that you create with the product can be as unique as the client you are implementing it for. Useful because even with all of the out ...
Today, October 8th, I read on Giles Turnball’s blog, Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg declared that Windows 7 to be a match for OSX and said it it is the best Windows Microsoft has ever produced. People listen to what Walt says, so this I thought this was huge. Here’s the link to Giles Turnbull’s “Cult of Mac” blog - http://www.cultofmac.com/wi... Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.msdn.com/MurrayG ...
SharePoint has been around for quite some time. I first worked with it in its original version in 2001. And so began a love hate relationship that has lasted these many years. Recently I have been spending a significant amount of time writing custom web parts. Below are a number of notes I have accumulated while rediscovering what SharePoint can do. I don’t claim that these are best practices, only that they have worked for me. Environment General Creating web parts for WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 requires ...
Recently on the MSDN forums a question was raised about how to re-style the Commerce Server catalogue when using Commerce Server 2009 within a SharePoint environment. Those who are familiar with SharePoint and web-parts may have reasonable knowledge around the use of XSLT and apply a style sheet to the web parts parameters, however out –of-the-box this becomes a little challenging for people new to the product. To demonstrate how to achieve a basic XSLT transformation, I will demonstrate splitting ...
I created a brand spanking new environment, Server 2008 x64, SQL Server 2008, WSPBuilder, and Visual Studio 2008 Team Systems…All the awesome that you would expect out of a base development environment for SharePoint. I get to the Shared Service Provider and it keeps prompting me to authenticate repeatedly. I checked the logs and it looked like it wasn’t even passing credentials in the Event Viewer. I got that generic can’t pass the token or whatever error. So I thought maybe it’s related to a trusted ...
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 EXAMS / Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) V3 EXAMS ADMINISTRATORS I thought I had posted these once before. If you have 1 to 2 years of MOSS/WSS administrative experience, you should – at a minimum – have the two (2) following exams under your belt: MCTS 70-631 – Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring MCTS 70-630 – Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring DEVELOPERS If you are a seasoned .Net developer, very solid in the .Net 2.x Framework and ...
For many customers the ROI on software licences is one of the key factors when purchasing software, so when deploying an e-Commerce solution the level of return for frameworks, and CMS platforms such as Commerce Server and MOSS are quite justifiable, however it is the extra features – such as the Store Locator that is difficult spending licensing money on. The current store locator within CS 2009 is based on a commercial Microsoft Virtual Earth web-service, which is provided for non-developer used ...
Adding a new user to a site looks like this: public static void AddPrincipalRoleToSite(SPPr... entity, SPRoleType role, SPWeb web) { SPRoleAssignment roleAssignment = new SPRoleAssignment(entity); SPRoleDefinition byType = web.RoleDefinitions.GetByTy... roleAssignment.RoleDefiniti... web.RoleAssignments.Add(rol... } Principle is the parent object to SPUser and SPGroup. Therefore you can use this method and send both user or group in and it will add it to the ...
I started a series that I titled Mission Impossible. Read the Introduction if you have not already done so, you can find it here. This Post will cover the quota issue and some ideas I put out for the client to decide. This solution can be approached in two different ways, a passive approach and a pro active approach. Let me describe. Let me describe the problem first. A site collection exists with sub sites. The client wanted a quota set to a 2G limit on each sub site. There are no way that can be ...
What is Sharepoint? SharePoint is Microsoft's product in the Enterprise Portal, Content Management and Colloboration space. SharePoint is actually 2 products. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) - This is what is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and later versions and includes the set of standard site templates for building web sites in SharePoint. In addition WSS includes version control, alerts, RSS feeds ans task notifications. WSS is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and greater and I believe that ...
This past week I was reminded of the “fun” in which hosting an application within SharePoint can present. We are developing a custom application for our client in which some areas must reside within a SharePoint environment. We did quite a bit of our development in this first iteration within a web application in order to pull things together and present the client with a working end-to-end “prototype.” The architecture is composed of several layers all of which will be “in process” communications ...
To Get the SharePoint Versions:Go to any document library you will find it at the top And here you are the version number of the deployed components: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 June 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6510 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 April 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6504 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2: 12.0.0.6421 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Feb 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6341 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Aug 2008 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6327 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Infrastructure Update: 12.0.0.6318 ...
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 ...
I was kicking myself last week wondering why am I not seeing a last logged out time in SharePoint. I talked to a few people and I guess I never really though about it. If you are using Active Directory, then there really is no last logged out time for SharePoint. There is a last logged out time in Active Directory, because AD is what is handling SharePoint. So when you logout and you close the browser, then open it back up with SharePoint it will show up with yourself fully logged in. I came up with ...
The other day I was working with a class that pulls back all the audit information for a user, SPAuditQuery. It has some really good options, especially query by user. I was trying to pull information from the site collection for the user, however I continued to receive a non-descript error message. Finally, I thought to myself what permissions does this user have and sure enough the user was a Site Admin and not Site Collection Admin. If you are pulling audit logs from a Site, then check that the ...
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 ...
At Last! Finally, we have released the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF) on CodePlex!! Please take a look at : http://saf.codeplex.com . Now that I can take a minute, I just wanted to spend a bit of time detailing why we have spent the best part of 18 months (with lots of late nights building it!) Here's a FAQ to give you some answers: If you are developing with SharePoint, do you suffer from any of these ? Lots of Defects caused by differences in SharePoint Farms. – eg. “It works on Integration, ...
Two great articles to get you started on MOSS 2007 BDC SharePoint BDC Part 1: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com SharePoint BDC Part 1: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog - Tobias Zimmergren's thoughts on development SharePoint BDC Part 2: Creating your first BDC Web Part Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren SharePoint BDC Part 2: Creating ...
OK so the title may confuse you – two completely different technologies that are hardly related. However I have been a little busy at nights trying to prepare my Music-Works tutorials for Commerce Server/SharePoint (MOSS) so I thought I would provide an update into something interesting I was playing with yesterday. For those of you who may not know Microsoft Tag is Microsoft's implementation of the QR-Code. Tags are used in marketing for providing online content in off-line medium. The tags themselves ...
This evening I got to a point where I thought it would be wise to get my test environment ready for the SharePoint Saturday Ozarks. I got my SharePoint w/SP1 Installation disk on for my Win2k8 environment. When the installation started for some reason all the options apart from Stand-Alone server type(s) were disabled. It frustrated me because I’ve done this for so long and it couldn’t click why Complete Installation was disabled. After an hour and half of banging my head and thinking of Plan-B I ...
So you work with SharePoint and you play World of Warcraft…Well I started talking to some people on twitter and on im and what not. There are a few of us that play World of Warcraft and we love SharePoint. We started a guild called “Sharing the Point” on Thrall on the Horde side. it’s a normal server. I have a couple toons ranging from 75 to 63 to 17…If you are interested in playing with other SharePoint people here is a list of officers who can invite you to the guild: Perengald (Paul Galvin or ...
Microsoft has today announced that they have fixed the unfortunate bug that was released with MOSS 2007 SP2, which reverted the product back to a 120-day trial. KB971620 now resolves this problem and can be found at the following links: X86: http://download.microsoft.c... x64: http://download.microsoft.c... ...
Are you a developer? There are so many dev conferences out there, but I found out about this one a few months ago. I am speaking on SharePoint and Silverlight at devLink in Nashville. The conference lasts about 3 days from August 13th to the 15th in Nashville, TN (as Rob Foster says NashVegas). I am looking at the speakers from the .Net Community (and SharePoint) and some notable mentions would be Claudio Lassala, Jessica Moss, Steve Andrews, Clint Edmonson, Rob Foster, Eric Shupps, Jeremy Sublett, ...
For the price of zero dollars and zero cents you can attend SharePoint Saturday Ozarks in Harrison, Arkansas. I know a lot of you Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma people are always wondering when we will get more events out this way. We had a ton this year with MOSS Camp St. Louis, SPS KC, SPS Tulsa, and now SPS Ozarks and SPS Dallas. You guys can attend two events within a decent driving distance (Dallas and Harrison are not too far from each other). Mike Watson, Laura Roger, ...
If you are the minority who have been following my blog from the beginning you would know I am an avid practitioner and developer that centre on Microsoft SharePoint, and associated technologies. So some people may be thinking why write about Commerce Server? Is there any association between this and Microsoft Office SharePoint server (MOSS)? Well the answer is yes and no. In my earlier blog I briefly introduced Commerce Server, and this is hopefully the start of my series of articles introducing ...
Microsoft Online Services – Online is not always Online As a software engineer for a small Microsoft Partner – I have had a blast working with the enterprise technologies – especially since the release of the beta bits of MOSS 2007. The firm I work for is also a Microsoft Hosted Services Partner, and we host key technologies like Exchange, MOSS, Dynamics CRM, SQL Server and the latest craze – the Business Productivity Suite. The following is a blurb from the MSFT Help About BPS Online: The Business ...
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Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other. Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the ...