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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 ...
I will be speaking at MOSS Camp in St. Louis on April 18th on SharePoint Capacity Planning and Governance. More information at http://www.stlsug.org/MOSSCamp/default.aspx hoping to see you there!

I faced a situation while deploying some solution files on MOSS, there was a delay about 2 hours in deployment.

I noticed that the server Regional settings is set to Pacific time zone with daylight saving, while inside the Central administration it is set to US Central time zone.

This is an issue that was solved in the SP1 for MOSS.

As a work around you can set the time zone to GMT then deploy it will be deployed successfully.

 

Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage of the newer version of Live Maps and ...
*Moved to: I hope you did not pay for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Designer 2007Coz its now free… Head over to the Microsoft Download site and get your copy:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Sharepoint 2007 and SilverlightI have looked at this topic before but I just got my hands on a new Wrox book called “Professional Microsoft Sharepoint 2007 Development using Microsoft Silverlight 2”, phew, could that title be any longer! At only £16 pounds don't expect a 1000 pager, but at just under 300 pages the content is good. It is pretty heavy on code with endless pages of it, but even if you take them out, there is some good content in there. If you have figured out how to deploy ...
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I thought it would nice to put something out there that can help someone who’s looking to either deploy, re-deploy and migrate contents from a database that has grown too large. When planning SharePoint deployment it’s always good to have a clear picture of where your site is going so that you can make the necessary arrangement to put it under control. Microsoft has a good documentation on Architecture to help you answer the hard questions, but how, when and where do you start on capacity planning? ...
Good news! Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! Bad news! Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! I have a love / hate relationship with SharePoint Designer, but I have always been quick to defend it to those developers out there who think it is Satan’s offspring. Although I’m sure some of Dark Lord’s minions had their hand in designing some of SharePoint’s quirks, I’m fairly certain SharePoint Designer is not quite that evil. It does however attempt to spread mayhem. ...
A 'few' years ago I blogged about Themes for WSS 2.0, well there's now a theme pack for MOSS/WSS3.0. I'll try them soon on my SharePoint environment when I'm less busy and will post screenshots here... Direct download link from Microsoft as an MSI file: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Also available as a WSP file curtesy of Daniel Brown: http://www.danielbrown.id.a... ...
There’s a woot-off going on today (http://www.woot.com) So, I’m feeling the need to be clever in my post and maybe do it as lyrics to a song? Can I be that annoying? By the way, if you don’t know what Woot is, please leave now. :) So, stop.. Collaborate and listen… Just kidding, would not force you to endure Vanilla Ice again. Where was I? Oh yes, SharePoint VM’s. If you are anything like me (and God help you if you are), the first time you heard about development in SharePoint you thought it was ...
I ran into Jessica at the MVP Summit and again recently at the Roanoke Code Camp, where she gave some BI talks. Jessica is an interesting person who not only codes in VB, but she digs sci-fi as well. Definitely a geek after my own heart. Check out these NINE Questions with Jessica M. Moss: 1. We’ll start off with an easy one… where are you from? I’ve lived most of my life in, and I still consider my home base to be, a little Virginian town called Culpeper. With my current job and an hour long drive ...
ITCare is back! ITCare - MOSS: The New Breed of Business Intelligence April 29 9:00am – 11:30am ITCare, delivered and hosted quarterly by our Partners is designed to keep you up to date on the cutting-edge technologies. ITCare is a FREE half-day technical seminar series created by IT Professionals for IT Professionals! We'll address the needs and issues today and show you how to make a real difference in the way that you work ITCare - A 360 Degree Look at Virtualization May 27 9:00am – 11:30am What ...
I will be speaking at SPS Saturday Tulsa on March 28th (http://www.schoolofdev.com) about Dazzling SharePoint with Silverlight. I will also be speaking at the St. Louis MOSS Camp on April 18th (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... I have three sessions at the SSWUG.org SharePoint Virtual Conference on April 22, 23, and 24th (http://www.vconferenceonli... If you want a special code to get a discount let me know I can knock $10 off I believe with my speaker ...
If you’re looking for some examples of how to use MOSS as a public facing website, check out Hawaiian Air. They built their website with MOSS 2007 and there’s also a short case study available that talks about some of the experiences creating the solution. I found these links as part of Kanwal Khipple’s recent presentation at the Boston SharePoint Saturday on MOSS 2007 branding. You can view his slide deck from the event here. D ...
Wow… it’s at Day 3 that I usually start to fade fast, and this one’s no exception. Yesterday was awesome… It began with a Silverlight breakfast meetup with an ever expanding contracting group of folks to name a few: Tim Heuer, Laruent Bugnion (thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), John Papa (again thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), Matthias Shapiro, Bryant Likes (finally met you), Pete Brown, Frank LaVigne, Walt Ritscher, and wow, memory loss on the rest of the people. Laurent ...
Incase you didn't know- when you set your index server to use a dedicated server for crawling, SharePoint updates the host file on the index server with the IP address of the WFE. However, there are times where SharePoint adds an invalid host entry when there are 2 or more WFE's. Example - Say there have 2 WFE's - MOSSWFE01 & MOSSWFE02. Setting MOSSWFE02 as the dedicated crawler will cause SharePoint to update the host file in the index server. It adds an entry for MOSSWFE01 with the IP address ...
With Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 about to hit the streets I ask are you paying too much for your EAI solution? Every organisation in the world is forced to evaluate every £ spent. Have you looked at how much you spend on your EAI/Middleware Server/platform and associated services to deliver it? At Solidsoft we know how to make every £ count. By using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006/2009 combined with the best EAI architects and solution developers in the business we can help make those pounds count ...
How to Install and configure MS Office SharePoint Server 2007 in the Production and development Environment Welcome to setup SharePoint Environment and to read my eBook. This tutorial Book is for the administrator and also developer who are interested to build a stand-alone development environment to build SharePoint web application. I will show here step by step the complete installation procedure of MOSS and pre-requisites installation. I only attached the most important screen shots for installation ...
Here is a link to the blog post with the databinding and other SIlverlight demos I have done and slide decks: http://mosslover.com/archive/2009/02/26/silverlight-demos-and-slides-most-updated-versions.aspx
So I have been slacking...and haven't posted a blog in quite some time. Apologies! Alot has happened in the past few months including me moving to a different company and switching roles. I am now working with MOSS 2007 so most of my posts will now probably be related to that instead of SQL related items. I'll keep my posts still related to tips and tricks but may dabble a bit in the politics and business decisions of MOSS 2007. In my experience, SharePoint has proven to me that it's not always necessarily ...
I was working with the People Editor Control and realized there are a couple weird things you need to do before you can read values into the control and save values into a list. Here are a few samples related to saving multiple items into a list and reading multiple items from a list into the control. Updating an Item from a PeopleEditor Control: string[] UsersSeperated = peUserEditor.CommaSeparated... SPFieldUserValueCollection UserCollection= new SPFieldUserValueCollection(); foreach ...
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I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to figure out exactly what I can and can’t do with FBA in SharePoint and thought I’d write a quick blog about my experiences. It turns out there are a couple of hurdles you’ll have to overcome that at first might not be obvious. Setting Up FBA in SharePoint First of all you need to set up your SharePoint Environment to use FBA. There are several decent blogs and articles out there about this, so rather than reinvent the wheel here are a couple to choose from: ...
I did something stupid against all my beliefs and should have never done it. I tried to deploy something on Friday. It was the dumbest mistake. First off I had no idea what type of master pages were in the environment. I assumed there was only one master page in the entire environment and I used the most disgustingly wrong program for a developer, SharePoint Designer. I pasted in this fix for AJAX Update Panels with FireFox (<script type='text/javascript'>_... = document.forms[0].action; ...
I haven't been home in over 2 months. I know some of you wouldn't understand why I am so fixated with going home. I have never lived further than 500 miles away from St. Louis. Just enough space to keep my parents from visiting me every weekend, but just enough space to go home. This past year has been a big whirlwind and last week was the culmination of my insanity. I kept telling my friends I am coming home. I will be home this weekend or that weekend in February or January. I'm usually home for ...
I plan to announce all my future Code Project articles. So, I'm starting here by announcing an older article of mine. The article shows how to implement a workaround to start a Sharepoint Workflow from a custom Folder Content Type. Enjoy! SharePoint Workflows for Folder Content Type Cheers, Calin Tatar ...
In Parts 1 and 2 of this series we covered some of the pitfalls and precautions the need to be taken when deploying SharePoint artifacts such as Site Columns, and Content Types. Wrapping up these posts we will discuss how to deploy Page Layouts successfully. And just so that we are still on the same page, these posts are focused on deploying using the SharePoint Solution deployments not creating these artifacts using SharePoint Designer or the Web Interface. Page Layouts Page Layouts are a great ...
Awesome news! The Microsoft Greater Southeast District has awarded The Georgia Aquarium, based in Atlanta, a software grant valued at $734,110! The aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium featuring an array of animals in more than eight million gallons of water. Microsoft software grant will address much needed upgrades and improvements to the aquarium’s IT infrastructure. Maintaining a thriving venue locally in Atlanta is crucial to the aquarium’s success and strong community presence. Last year, ...
I’m currently working on a SharePoint development project and I’ve run into something that I didn’t think was obvious. (That’s my nice way of saying that I was hitting my head against the wall for four hours trying to figure this out!) I’m putting together a SharePoint Feature that will add two connection strings to the web.config. My original code was something like this: private void AddConnectionString(SPWebAp... webApp, string Owner, string connectionName, string connectionString, uint ...
So, I am working on a Proof of Concept that integrates TFS 2008, Project Server 2007 and MOSS. After I create a site based upon a custom site template I then create a project using the PWA web services (UpdateProjectWorkspaceAddr... The project is created but when I try and update the project workspace URL using the wssinterop web service it fails with a WSSWebIsNotProjectWorkspace error. The template has the correct features activated and if I manually (through the PWA Admin UI) set the project ...
For anyone new I met yesterday I probably don't remember your name I am really sorry. You see yesterday I was pushing myself to the limit in a couple of weeks and my body was not all too happy. When I got home I watched an episode of House with my boyfriend and called it a night sometime around 11 pm. I never go to bed before midnight and I was exhausted and passed right out until 12 pm the next day. Today I am going to be taking it easy, so I can start coding again on Monday. I will not be running ...
Okay, Mr. SharePoint Architect. You've been asked to lead your developers to SharePoint glory, and you're ready to whip out your MSDN DVDs, and stand up a brand spankin'-new MOSS farm. You know the drill, too - you've done this 10 or 20 times, so it's no sweat. Right? Well, it isn't much of a sweat if the client wants a 100% vanilla, no-frills, no-customization MOSS instance. While this sounds ludicrous to you and me now, it brings me unending amusement how so many people bought SharePoint licenses ...
In this issue: Richard Griffin, Scott Barnes, Jesse Liberty(2), Nigel Sampson, Jeff Weber, SilverlightShow, Jeff Brand Andrej Tozon, Somasegar, Dean Chalk, and Jeff Wilcox. Shoutouts: Jesse Libery has a post up on Why I'm Going To MIX, and that goes for me too :) Bryant Likes reports that he has Twilight Source Code Published. Ken Cox has the Episode 3 - Pasted Code from his video up. From SilverlightCream.com: Designer Developer Workflow Part III Richard Griffin has the third installment of his ...
Hey everyone, I've been heads-down in MOSS architecture documentation for the past week. So, in the next few weeks, I'll be publishing a series called, "How to Grow a MOSS Farm." Appropriate name, eh? I think so. At any rate, much is to be said here, and there's more ways to stand up a MOSS farm than there are ways to skin a cat, so I plan on walking you through the things that I always consider when building a farm. My intent is for this series to serve as a starting point for those who need help ...
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So I had the recent privilege to work with a bunch of InputFormTextboxes and KWIZ Tagging Controls. None of them would inherit my styles using the CSSClass tags for some reason. So I shoved a couple spans around the controls in the RenderContents method and finally the links inherited everything I needed. Morale of the story: <span></span> is your friend. Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint,CSS,Webparts ...
I had the privilege of meeting John Stover and Sean Bordner at SharePoint Saturday in Virginia Beach. I wanted to post there conference information in case anyone was interested: The upcoming 2009 .ORG SharePoint Conference is focused on sharing SharePoint knowledge and expertise with Associations and Non Profit Organizations. For 2009 the conference has been expanded, providing as many as four concurrent sessions with topics for everyone from the end-user to the CIO. The main Conference consists ...
Hi, I’m Mark and I’m a moron. Every time I think I have a handle on how to do even the most simple things in SharePoint I find out I have to jump through hoops to get things to work just right. I’m hoping someone out there reading this blog will leave a comment saying “Hey! You’re a moron, here’s how you SHOULD have done it!”. I won’t be offended, feel free to belittle me. I have no problems looking like an idiot if I’m learning something. Again, this is a very basic, step-by-step blog. All you pro’s ...
In this issue: Jim Lynn, Shawn Wildermuth, Jeff Weber, and Terence Tsang. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher reported on an interesting Web Design judging site: CommandShift3 - You be the judge of good Web Design. Scott Barnes reports that Silverlight is all over The Moment..... looks like lots of Silverlight involved in the inauguration! From SilverlightCream.com: Funky Popups using Tweener Jim Lynn sent me this one, and I've added Jim to my big list... he is using the Tweener class from Silverlight Contrib ...
OK, so I haven't been the best blogger. You know how it goes - you start working on a project and it consumes all your time. Then you start on another project, then another, and so on. The good news is that I was doing some very interesting work and have lots to share here. To give you an idea of what's to come, here are some of the topics I've been working on: BizTalk, MOSS, WCF, and WF - all together in a series of Hands-on-Labs soon to be available from Microsoft BAM For Developers - a series ...
In this issue: John Stockton, Adam Kinney, Koen Zwikstra, Matthias Shapiro, Swiss MSDN Team Blog, Jordan Knight, Scott Barnes, Tim Heuer(2), and Mike Snow. Shoutouts: Terence Tsang suggests Let’s Join Mix 09 - 10K challenge!!... can't wait to see his entry :) Laurence Moroney is plugging MIX09: MIX09 – Why YOU should be there., and Adam Kinney says there will be another discount available tomorrow! From SilverlightCream.com: CodePlex, now with Silverlight John Stockton pinged me on his new post about ...
I just want to issue Microsoft a simple challenge that could revolutionize their software development process and quality control, make their apps integrate better, and make a world of difference to customers and implementation partners the world over: Get your shizzle together, and start building common modules all your enterprise products can leverage. A great example of what I'm talking about is User Profiles. MOSS 2007 has a very robust User Profiles engine. Commerce Server 2007 has its own somewhat ...
If you’re doing WSS/MOSS development then you need to understand the implications of when to Dispose and not Dispose of your objects from the SharePoint object model. Roger Lamb has been keeping us all up to date and I’m sure there’s more forthcoming… http://blogs.msdn.com/roger... ...
So I think I picked something up this weekend. Not sure what, but I'm not feeling so great. You know me I'm running at 50 mph and when I get sick I have to stop and pause. Sometimes it's great, but other times not so much. Anyway, so a little more on the meeting with Joel, so there was a speaker dinner Friday night. I left my coat by my chair and went to the bathroom. When I came back Joel was sitting next to my chair. It was apparent who it was and I kind of just sat there stunned. Honestly, this ...
Tuesday, January 27th 2009 10:00 am -12:30 pm Meritide invites you to attend the first Minnesota Sitecore Users Group hosted at our offices in St. Paul. You'll see several product demos and have an opportunity to get your questions answered by Eric Dzik and Michael Casey from Sitecore http://www.meritide.com/ http://www.sitecore.com Contact: petes13pts@msn.com or cassandra.telmosse@meritide... ...
Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and earlier this year started putting together one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage ...
If you’ve been running x64 WSS/MOSS in development VSeWSS has been a challenge (wouldn’t install – albeit I believe the Bamboo solutions folks had some hack…) Now, the CTP of VSeWSS 1.3 has been announced SharePoint Team Blog CTP Preview of VSeWSS Key capabilities in 1.3 The extensions now install on x64 bit OS. Visual Studio 2008 and SharePoint must be already installed. Command Line Build option for TFS and MSBuild integration Separate WSP Package and Retract commands. You can now build the WSP ...
I am a little tired, so I'm not counting this as my official post. I think I need some time and some sleep to process. I did get 6 1/2 hours of sleep last night, which is the most I can say for last week's total. So anyway....I had no idea what to expect from this event. It is my third full on SharePoint Event. I am a code camp nut, so I usually end up meeting all kinds of .Net and SharePoint people. I would have to say this was one of my favorite events. I'm not so sure it can beat the Regional ...
I would like to take a moment to thank all the organizers and participants at the first-ever SharePoint Saturday event in Virginia Beach. Thanks also to some of the celebrity spekers (Todd Bleeker and Joel Oleson) who came in from out of town and gave the event that little extra bit of credibility. Special thanks also goes out to Susan and Gary Lennon for arranging and coordinating one of the finest tech facilities I have ever seen - the Advanced Technology Center at Tidewater Community College in ...