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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 ...
Following the massive success of SharePoint Saturday's in the US, Brian Farnhill has now decided to launch the series in Sydney. The event will be hosted at Microsoft's Offices in Epping Road, North Ryde and will consist of a whole day of SharePoint based lectures and discussions. This is a great way to get to get immersed in an array of information surrounding MOSS/WSS. So for more information check out Brian's blog post: http://blog.brianfarnhill.c... ...
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 for my primary dev machine, however I recently run into a few problems trying to a developer version of Commerce Server 2009 get working locally. I think however I finally managed to hack it sufficiently to get it working. Here is how to do it [please not however these are registry hacks, and render your product unsupported, so you should do so carefully and only on non-production machines. Please back up your registry before making any edits]: You can only install ...
Today my index server started to show this error in the event logs: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt. More or less the same error in three separate events: Event ID 6398 Event ID 6482 Event ID 7076 I did a quick search on the web and found this fix: http://support.microsoft.co... Seems to work but I'm still not sure why this started to happen all of a sudden. My environment: Server 2003 SP2, MOSS SP1, Feb CU ...
Last night someone said that you could not use a SP Designer Workflow with Infopath. I guess it’s one of those things that not everyone has worked with. I take it for granted, because I have been using SPD workflows and Infopath. For all of you who never actually have used Infopath. You can publish an Infopath Form and elevate certain fields in the form to a SharePoint Form Library. Before you want to add these columns to the library you want to add them to the Form Options Section (Tools Menu –> ...
Yesterday I took my 70-630 MCTS exam in Configuring and Administrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I have participated in Microsoft exams a few years ago, and for this one I felt seriously under prepared. I have been using MOSS now for a couple of years and have gone through various administration and deployment scenarios; however the scary thing about 70-630 is the lack of resources available to prepare. The biggest asset I could find where sympathetic community bloggers who have gone ...
We are 2 ½ years from the launch of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and the SharePoint marketing team has finally succeeded to produce a website leveraging their own much hyped product. As blogged by Owen Allen, http://sharepoint.microsoft... launched yesterday. This however isn't the first site launched by Microsoft using the MOSS platform – but what this one certainly embraces more is the recent investments in MOSS extensions such as the latest AKS, and Silverlight controls. ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Beta 1 ShipsVisual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1 will be available to download from MSDN today at 5pm (GMT) and to the general public on Wednesday. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Last week was certainly an exciting weeks for many of the Microsoft bloggers in the community. Microsoft Tech-Ed 2009 in Los Angeles, one of the largest technical industry events of the year took place, and it appeared as always Microsoft reserved many of the announcements for its forthcoming Windows 7, and Office 2010 platform until last week. Being based in Sydney, and I unfortunately didn't managed to attend the event (through cost, as opposed to want), however through the trawling of many blogs ...
It's an age old adage that on life's journey you always arrive at a fork in the road, and need to decide which path you want to take. At the beginning of 2007 my professional career faced exactly this fate, with the hurt of the looming GEC and the shifting of core skills in many IT departments I was faced with the making a hard decision; continue to seek full time employment or gamble with taking an IT contractor position. My journey however was never about income, stability, or my methods of employment ...
My name is Becky Isserman. Everyone in the Kansas City Community knew me as Becky before they even knew who MOSSLover was on the web. I didn’t even buy the domain until last year in April after the first event I attended, STL MOSS Camp. It’s really weird how much I’ve done and how far I’ve come since then. I swear I was ten times more nervous that first time. Who wouldn’t be with there dad in the room? When I was at DC I got up and I spoke and I fumbled ten times less. I can see the pay back for ...
For those of us who want to start programming sharepoint but get intimidated by the extensive setup needed to begin with C# and visual studio, IronPython is for you. Frankly, I have been too lazy to take on the task of installing and configuring visual studio on a VM with MOSS. My background(many moons ago) is java development. I'm not a python expert. Nor am I a sharepoint programming expert. I may not even be considered a java expert anymore. And I'm definitely not a C# or .NET guy. I'm writing ...
If you use: stsadm -o createsite [required fields] -sitetemplate STS#0 to create your site collections, the default groups are missing (Owners, Visitors, Members). If you create your site collections without the -sitetemplate option, when you first visit the site, you get a page to choose a site template followed by a page to to setup the default groups for the site. Nice. If you're like me, you create 50 sites with the -sitetemplate option before figuring out there are no default groups.... So what ...
Steps for installation of DPM to protect MOSS environment. 1- Install the MOSS then WSS sp1 then MOSS sp1 2- Install Knowledge Base article 941422, "Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" (http://go.microsoft.com/fw... 3- Install Knowledge Base article 941422 on all protected servers on which Windows SharePoint SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 are installed. 4- Prepare the DPM Box: (Install DPM ...
In this Issue: Alex Golesh and Somasegar. Shoutouts: If you haven't been to the Team Silverlight blog, you should. Scott Barnes has done an awesome job on the UI for the blog... and they've got good stuff going and some coming up! Josh Santangelo sent me this link to a visualization they did for Microsoft: Microsoft Local Impact Map Kevin Dockx has announced an update: Silverlight Drag and Drop Manager v1.1 released! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Quick Tip: How to resize window from Silverlight ...
Fair warning, I’m combining several blog posts into one. As a father, there’s nothing that makes you more proud than to see your son take his first steps, say daddy for the first time, or catch his first ball. In my professional career I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments my peers have been making. These are the people I’ve been working with and helping their professional community efforts, and while I like to think I helped them in some way, truth be told, they entirely did the work on their ...
Password Change Procedure for MOSS 2007 Change the server farm account password: Change the server farm account password in Active Directory. Log on to the server that hosts Central Administration. At the DOS command prompt, navigate to the following directory: c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extentions\12\bin Execute the following command: Stsadm.exe -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin <DOMAIN\UserID> -password <newpassword> On each server in the farm, navigate ...
Here is the slide deck link: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Here are the code samples webservice and all: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... If you have questions or comments don’t hesitate to contact me. Technorati Tags: MOSS,Silverlight,SharePoint ...

 

The jolly folks at Microsoft have come up with some original names for the next Office products:

Office 14 (note no 13 due to superstitions) is to be Office 2010

More strangely MOSS 14 loses the Office bit to become Microsoft SharePoint server (MSS) so wewill now have WSS 4.0 and MSS 2010!

Read more at the SharePoint team blog

Environment: SIngle server farm - Windows 2003 - MOSS SP1 I found another server with the same "access denied" error in the crawl logs. So I applied the Loopback fix but then another error: The system cannot find the path specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070003) After searching the internet, I found the solution. You have to make sure the "gthrsvc" folder exists under your search account's Temp directory. Then restart the search service. CMD> net stop osearch CMD> net start osearch Then ...
Environment: MOSS SP1 with Feb CU - WIndows Server 2003 I noticed this issue today after installing the Feb CU last week. The sharepoint crawler was not crawling any sites that had a DNS alias to itself. For example, my servername was myserver01 and I have a DNS alias called myportal. The crawler would not crawl http://myportal and anything under it. This sucks. My error from the event viewer: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, or add a crawl ...
I was recently asked what lessons I've learned when recommending SharePoint for for meeting a business need. While books are written on this topic, I've distilled the list down to what I think are the core of the decision-making process. Know what your stakeholders require in objective, actionable terms This is known as extracting core business drivers. Note that I didn't say requirements. Requirements are what you hand to your developers - core business drivers are what you use to make your recommendation. ...
We've started our home grown Moss Camp this week. The session was interesting but we still have a way to go. I'm missing so many pieces. Can't somebody help!!! Ok we began with creating a site from a template.....we were supposed to already have a VM setup. Uh - oh...oh it's easy....even if your a total novice when it comes to networking...this is what I was being told anyway. I was able to get Virtual Server 2005 installed and use the VHD from Microsoft that is set to self destruct early next year. ...
Brian Harry has posted a list of features that will be in the upcoming beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 Team System. Unfortunately, the date of release for beta 1 has not been announced yet. Architecture (http://blogs.msdn.com/came... Architecture Explorer Layer diagram Use case designer Activity designer Component diagram Logical class designer Sequence diagram Modeling project system UML Model explorer Architecture validation during build Development & Database (http://blogs.msdn.com/habi... ...
There are four upcoming SharePoint Saturday events all listed at http://www.sharepointsaturd... with speaker information and submission information. Some of them have registration links posted. The four cities and dates are: SharePoint Saturday San Francisco on Saturday, April 25th SharePoint Saturday DC on Saturday, May 2nd SharePoint Saturday Chicago on Saturday, June 13th SharePoint Saturday Charlotte on Saturday, June 20th If you cannot attend any of these events Mark Miller at http://www.endusersharepoin... ...
On Thursday I am taking 70-541…I am taking many practice exams, reading books, watching webcasts, and doing a billion other things…I encourage anyone to post on this blog thread or in email any questions to stump me related to the WSS 3.0 Application Development. If you do it I’ll blog about the questions that you ask and research the answers more in depth and explain why that is the answer. I encourage a good challenge. Later on this month I will be taking the next exam which will probably be the ...
All right so I exaggerated slightly with the title, but I literally did not see my bed for two weeks. A couple weeks ago was Passover, so I flew to Florida to visit my grandmother. Nothing exciting really, but Passover and fixing bugs. Then my grandmother, her husband, and I flew to Philadelphia to see my cousins. We had a pretty full house. I stayed for about a week and drove into the New Jersey B&R Office. I also spoke at the Philadelphia Office Geeks about Silverlight 2.0 and SharePoint. It ...
If you are going to be in San Francisco or surrounding areas I would recommend attending SharePoint Saturday San Francisco. It will be just as good as all the other SPS events, such as Tulsa, New York, Virginia Beach, Kansas City, etc… The link for the event is http://www.sharepointsaturd... It looks like Paul Schaeflein, Michael Lotter, and others will be presenting. San Francisco is a nice city. You could check out Fisherman’s Wharf and the second largest Chinatown in the country. ...
First things, first… You’ll notice the new blog name “The SharePoint Hillbilly”. This is one of the interesting things that came out of SharePint. What do you think? You like it? hate it? At least it’s a little more memorable. Hey, I AM from Arkansas (no, I’m not married to my sister). ANYWAY! The St. Louis SharePoint User Group was kind enough to put together an amazing SharePoint event this past weekend and even more gracious by allowing me to speak. I met a lot of amazing people, had a lot of ...
I spent the past day trying to figure out why I couldn't log in as myself, Sharepoint would always just say I was logged in as System Account. After a ton of research and changing things I ran into this: To fix this, you must run the following commands: stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -identitytype NetworkService followed by: iisreset http://social.technet.micro... That solved my problem. I'm using NTLM authentication and ...
In a bold move, Microsoft decided to rename SharePoint one more time to SharePoint 2010 for the next version. Check out these two articles on the change, but it looks like the detachment from Office does not mean it will be less feature rich with the integration with Office, much like portals weren’t removed when it went from SPS to MOSS. I am excited to see the name change, but we really need a new acronym as trendy as MOSS was. MSP, SPX, not sure. No name has been released for WSS, but my bet is ...
First of all, thanks to all those brilliant people who made the long arduous journey to the UK (and to all those who just happened to be near by). I know it must have killed you to be so far away for so long. I can only imagine how hard it was for you. All of us that couldn’t go really feel for you and feel your pain. Okay! So, for those of us that couldn’t go, some of these guys really did a tremendous job of twittering what was going on during the conference. They absolutely did not have to do ...