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http://www.sharepointgroups... Event Sponsors Juan Larios presents Inside SharePoint Workflows Date: January 20 (Tuesday) Time: 5:30 PM Location: One Lombard Place (Richardson Building), 17th floor conference room. Pizza and drinks to be provided To register, click here: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Presentation Abstract SharePoint workflows are a great tool for automating processes. This session will give you a closer look at what workflows are available ...
So it looks like the first SharePoint Saturday event will be this weekend. I have most of my demos and a few slides thrown together and ready. They have about 200 people signed up for the event. They had to cut off registration. I hope that we can get nearly as many people in Kansas City as they have in Virgnia Beach. I am getting so many session abstracts and will be cutting them off around January 16th at midnight. I have called so many different consulting firms in the area and heard the words ...
I just found out from Todd Fine that Wintellect has released three SharePoint courses. Nice work guys! I know the guys at Wintellect have been working hard on these. Here are the details: The Great SharePoint Adventure An intense exploration of developing with all aspects of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) including Forms, Services, and Report Center. Developing Solutions with SharePoint Server 2007 Learn the development opportunities with Microsoft’s ...
SharePoint uses service accounts to run specific services behind the scenes. SharePoint does not function under the practice of “running everything as administrator”. There are several documents regarding all of the different service accounts that are recommended for SharePoint, but for some organizations the sheer number of accounts is simply not manageable. So I’ve put together a list of what I would consider the minimum accounts (and rights) for a typical SharePoint installation. The account you ...
I was working on configuring a ArcGIs 9.3 Server with MOSS & WSS. Works great untill I enabled Security on the ArcGIS Server for the Map Service. Once enabled, You cannot disable the security using the Server Manager. But I wanted to. I was not prepared to rollback my Virtual machine. EDN search & Google search brought me information that was not all that useful. If you have enabled the Security setting on ArcGIs 9.3 server and wanted to disable the security : Just do the following on your ...
Merry Christmas everyone! As my Christmas gift to you guys, here is a list of random SharePoint Resources and tips and tricks you can use to aide you in your development efforts (not to mention, now I’ll know where to find it and can stop looking through all my bookmarks). Again, Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year. Essential Blog Posts and Dev Resources If you are curious what can be done in SharePoint check out the sites listed at SharePoint Public Web Sites ...
The BDC is a great first effort by Microsoft, but there are some items (including the documentation) that needs work. As I mentioned in another post on the BDC, Sahil Malik does a terrific job on getting you started running BDC Application Definitions. It's true that tools like the BDC Metaman and Microsoft's BDC Definition Editor can help, but there simply is no replacement for understanding, as Sahil describes it, "The XML goo" in an Application Definition. I highly recommend you get comfortable ...
Most often Active Directory has got all the information needed for handling profiles in MOSS, but sometimes you might need to update the profiles with data from other systems too (ie CRM). So what do you do? The answer of course is BDC. Recently I was working for a customer that had a rather complex solution for handling access control to various sites and systems based on information in the profiles. Part of the information was found in the AD and the rest was found through a web service. So in ...
While there are loads of reasons why this can happen, I identified an odd one that, hopefully, will help you if you an encounter an IPConfig hang. Scenario and solution: 1. Start a Viftual PC 2007 Virtual Machine running MOSS 2007 w/SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2003 SP2. 2. Open a command prompt and type IPConfig. 3. IPConfig hangs. 4. Break-out of the hung IPConfig command or open a new command window. 5. type net stop mssqlserver 6. type net start mssqlserver This resolves the IPConfig hang ...
Website: www.sharepointmn.com Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Topic: Back to the Basics: Making the Most of WSS v3 Please join us on Wednesday, January 14, for an engaging discussion on Windows SharePoint Services v3. With the current economic landscape, companies are concerned about how they invest their money and how to get the most out of what they've already invested in. With this in mind, we'd like to focus this month on the SharePoint tools and products ...
I've been meaning to post this for a while. Hopefully this helps you as much as it helped me. A great source for learning the BDC is Sahil Mali blog at: http://blah.winsmarts.com/2... Sahil does a phenomenal job of walking you through a database app definition example. Sahil's solution uses pass-through authentication. However, the SingleSignOn approach gives you a powerful alternative that can also take advantage of SQL Server connection pooling. ...
So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ...
I figured I would share an interesting thing I discovered today that appears to be amazingly undocumented. If you use U2U CAML Query Builder to build your CAML queries it creates queries that look like this when querying against columns of type 'User': <property name="QueryOverride" type="string"> <![CDATA[<Where>&l... Name='Author' /><Value Type='User'>[Me]</Val... </property> And that query will not work. It will ...
OK. Now that I've fully recovered from the event, I can post about it. The Kansas City Day of Dot Net was a great success. We had about 90 people, 20 speakers, 4 tracks and WAY too much food. Everybody seemed to have a great time and got some good information out of it. I got to meet some of the people I'd been chatting with online or following on twitter. A HUGE thank you goes out to Doug Butscher, Becky Isserman, Yair Segal and John Alexander. Without them, there would not have even BEEN an event. ...
*Moved to: Removing a dead Solution Deployment from MOSS 2007If, like me, you tried to deploy a solution to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and it ether failed or hung you will need to remove it somehow. But once the status has moved to “deploying”, if you receive an error like this: Error: The web.config is invalid on this IIS Web Site: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\Virt... more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Main Presentation: December11th - Discovering the Possibilities with SharePoint Development Presenter: Ryan Oliveira Location: Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Room ECB 176 Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 Time: 5:00 PM Sponsor: Solutia, Consulting http://www.solutiaconsultin... Prize(s): Sharepoint Training CD, Books NEW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Park in the P9 Lot off of College Drive, and go in door 3B. Do NOT park in the lot by the front of the building. (See the link to the CVTC parking ...
For those of you out there who can't pay a ton of money to attend one of the conferences there will be three SharePoint Saturday events and probably a MOSS Camp going on in the first quarter of the year. Here is the information that I have on these events: Event Name Date Venue Website Comments SharePoint Saturday NYC Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Microsoft Office New York City http://www.sharepointsaturd... All the speakers and sponsors are listed on the website, including Chris Regan, Jay ...
What a lot of fun today was. The last session is going on right now, and there are still a lot of attendees hanging around. We had about 190 registered, and a little over 100 actually showed up. A little more drop off than we would have hoped, but still a great turnout. I would have thought some sessions would be more popular than others, but there seemed to be a fair balance of session attendees, which was awesome. Sounds like Lee Brandt and Becky Isserman picked the right blend of tracks. Many ...
If you're developing webparts using VSeWSS and going to run the setup.bat that that VSeWSS creates, you might need to modify the deploy solution line before running it. The deploysolution instruction that VSeWSS adds contains the -local argument. This is all good if you're going to run it on an implementation with only 1 WFE, but for farms with 2 or more WFE's then you will need to change -local to -immediate. I also make it a habit to call the execadmsvcjobs command before and after adding and deploying. ...
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Q4 BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. Registration URL: www.ncbisig.org Times: 2:30 - 6:00 Agenda: 2:30-3:00 Registration 3:00-3:15 BI SIG Updates & Announcements (Hear about how the organization is growing and changing to better serve ...
Just wanted to write a bit about the upcoming Day of .NET conference coming soon to St. Louis. We are putting the final pieces together this week and currently have nearly 200 people registered. The conference will be on December 13th, 2008 and, if you want more information or just want to register, please check out the site at www.StLouisDayOfDotNet.com. If you are waiting to register, please be aware that our registration closes on Monday, December 8th and we cannot accept on-site registrations. ...
There is plenty of documentation on how to install and configure SharePoint. For the novice SharePoint user there are step-by-step guides, and for the more experienced user there are checklists. During all of these instructions there is very little emphasis on the proper use of Service Accounts used to install and configure SharePoint. It is, by far, one of the ways that you can spend days in SharePoint install and uninstall. In most cases, when I visit a client to help with the installation, they ...
So I decided it was time to take a few minutes this week and discuss what I learned this week. This moral is not really something new it's more a reiteration. I hate third party features with little to no documentation. I like developing my own products and knowing what I am doing. I was working with some big name third party feature and I felt like an idiot. First off I had to contact them to get an older version of the product. Some guy with a name like Frankenstein's henchman contacted me. If ...
There will be an all day SharePoint Event called SharePoint Saturday on Saturday, January 10th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the ATC in Virginia Beach. If you wish to volunteer as a speaker or just want to sign up to attend the event go to http://www.sharepointsaturd... I'm already signed up to present on Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search. As most SharePoint Nation! Events it should be awesome. According to the site if you attend you have the chance to win a Zune or a Mindsharp Training Course. So as ...
I know a few people were looking for a SharePoint Development 101 Presentation, so I am changing from my Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search Presentation. I am going to start with a user control and then head towards feature and webpart development. I will also talk about some tools and how to get started with SharePoint Development. That way the people in Kansas City interested in getting started with SharePoint get a little bit of an idea where to start. If you guys are interested in my Wildcard Search ...
So this is one of my “in the trenches” blogs. I’ve been setting up a new server to run WSS 3.0, which I’ve done a dozen times. I have several SharePoint 2007 servers I am currently running, and WSS is a prerequisite, so this shouldn’t have been an all weekend project. But, for some reason, this particular install was not cooperating. I performed the same steps in the same order, except in this case I did not install SQL Server. In most of my installations I installed SQL Server since I would be using ...
How do you stay up on new technologies? How do you approach learning a specific new technology? The first thing you have to accept is that the Microsoft technology stack has gotten so vast that it is simply impossible for a single person to be an expert in everything. This is the most important aspect to remember. This post is simply to describe my personal approach for staying up on new technologies in the hopes that other people will find something valuable in this to add to their toolbox. In terms ...
So people are always asking me how do I get Silverlight to work in SharePoint? Then Paul Galvin and some other people told me why not post the steps. So here is what you want to do: Get Visual Studio 2008 and download SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/do... The installer may stick at one part and may take an hour or two, so make sure you leave tons of time to spare. Get the Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio ...
I recently updated my web hosting from MaximumASP to Mosso. This was primarily because MaximumASP does not allow MySQL on their virtual dedicated servers, and I cannot afford a full dedicated server. MaximumASP always provided great service, and I still use them for my websites that requires solutions such as Windows Sharepoint Services, or other packages that must be installed via Remote Desktop. However, for the majority of my sites I have moved them on to Mosso and I will not look back. Mosso ...
In working through an issue with workflow I stumbled across an interesting 'feature' of workflow and MOSS. Essentially I have a "Project Sites" root web where I am creating child sites via a workflow: Project Sites Child Site 1 List 1 List 2 In these child sites I am creating some lists and setting alerts on them based upon things that happen in the workflow. In attempting to create an alert on a list, I received a "List does not exist" error. In stepping through the code and inspecting all the objects ...
Today for the first time in my entire life I will enter the state of North Carolina. I will be speaking at Raleigh Code Camp about Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search in MOSS (1 of the many talks) using the Query Object Model. I created the user control demo, but I decided to do the webpart demo with STSDev on the fly. I might shove a bit in about what you need to check in STSDev to make sure the webpart is working properly and deploy a webpart properly for those people trying to get started in SharePoint ...
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I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ...
So I came up with a new presentation based on something I did at Terracon with wildcard search using Patrick Tisseghem's Book on Search. I am going to walk attendees through some basic SharePoint Search Functionality and talk a little about what is missing in the out of the box web parts. Then I am going to show attendees what they can do using the Query Object Model, some ASP .Net Controls, and a GridView to add some more search functionality. Here is a list of the dates and events that I will be ...
So I promised you guys one interesting fact based on my dev experiences every week. I failed last week due to a ton of junk going on. Here it is: Open up an "EditForm.aspx" in SharePoint Designer Go to the Insert menu and click on the SharePoint Section and you will see Insert Custom List Form Field At this point you want to choose the list you are working with in the drop down and make sure the radio button for Edit Form is selected Switch to Split and highlight part of the form tables, notice you ...
Windows Azure is an upcoming operating system for the cloud from Microsoft, announced on October 27 at PDC. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft data centers. Azure goes beyond what other providers, such as Rackspace's Mosso or Amazon's EC2, offer. First, it will be available with a complete suite of tools and technologies for building your next big cloud application. Second, the Azure platform's ...
In this issue: Rich Griffin, Nikolay Raychev, David Anson, Manish Dalal, and Terence Tsang. I apologize for not posting this on Monday, but Scott Barnes is asking for everyone's assistance on a poll: Calling all Silverlight/WPF Developers & Designers. Then today Tim Heuer posted this: Hey Startups – get some BizSpark ... wow... if you're a startup, check that out! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight themes 101 - Resource Dictionary Visual Studio Item Template Rich Griffin posted an item template ...
I have recently been working on some web parts for a site hosted on a SharePoint 2007 (aka MOSS 2007). I was unable to get the custom properties to work. Paul Stork was kind enough to provide the answer. Apparently the method declaration changed between SharePoint 2003 and 2007. The reference that I had found was for the older version. Old Version (2003) private const string defaultText = "John"; private string text = defaultText; Browsable(true), Category("Test"), DefaultValue(defaultText), WebPartStorage(Storage.Shar... ...
As some folks have pointed out (thanks!), the MOSS UI Tutorial videos are no longer available on ScreenCast.com. I was using a free account at ScreenCast and my bandwidth limit was reached, so they have disabled my content. I'm looking around for alternatives, but in the meantime you can see the screencasts on YouTube. Part 1: Master Page Overview and Custom Design Examples http://www.youtube.com/watc... Part 2: Prepping HTML/CSS Templates for MOSS http://www.youtube.com/watc... ...
I know this week is going to be crazy, so I just wanted to post a blog saying... The SharePoint Community Rocks! I figure if you get depressed or something happens just read those three words and remember you are part of the awesomeness of the community. No matter what happens in life we are all SharePoint People and contribute to the community in our own way. Each of you is awesome. Peace out guys:) Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint Rocks ...
I wrote a couple features with some list definitions, site columns, and a content type with a feature receiver. It was the first real feature that I ever wrote. I built a presentation on features, but that was all research and books. I did the presentation once, but I never really knew much about features. This time around I did not use STSDev or VSEWSS. I knew what the DDF file was and the Manifest.xml from my SPS 2003 days, but was very rusty. I think that this week definitely helped me with my ...
In this issue: Jeff Handley, David Anson, Jafar Husain, Justin Angel, Beatriz Stollnitz, Scott Barnes, Chris Anderson, Dave Burke, Bart Czernicki, Terence Tsang, Ben Waggoner, The Silverlight SDK, Joe Stegman, and Lee... whew! Hang in there with me, this is quite a few, especially considering it's the third post today... I'm getting slammed by all the toolkit stuff, and I'm picking through trying not to really list content, trust me! Karl Shifflett reports that XAML Power Toys 3.5 Released Updated ...
I spend some time over the last weeks reverse engineering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 and with the help of a few bloggers who really did much of the investigations I just validated them. I’ll allude to these as we develop the site definition. In WSPBuilder when creating a project the tool behind the scenes parses the 12 hive and creates entries in a solution manifest file corresponding to these entries. I won’t go into the details and they aren’t ...
After 8 years it was time to change the .NET logo. The new logo stand for consistency, robustness and great user experiences. The design look like a "wave" with a suggestion of the letter 'N' that will become recognizable over time as shorthand for the .NET brand name. From: http://blogs.msdn.com/msmos... ...
I will be speaking at the St. Louis .Net User Group About Silverlight on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. Like the Kansas City .Net User Group they start at 5:30, but it looks like they go until 7:30. It looks like the group holds office at Three city Place Suite 1100 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Here is my bio and abstract: The Dazzling World of Silverlight using XAML and Expression Blend Silverlight is the shiny new tool that both Developers and Designers can use in harmony. In Expression Studio Designers ...
*Moved to: Hosted TFS, and cheap….from Phase2 I received a wee email from Kevin Doherty the CEO at Phase2. These guys host lots of useful things and the had obviously decided to host TFS as part of their offering.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Here are some supplimentary files for the MOSS UI Tutorial series that I recently posted. (The tutorial screencast posts begin here.) Here are the Base Master Page and Base CSS File developed by e.magination for use in MOSS websites. Here are the HTML Template files (an HTML file, CSS file, and images) used for the Demo site in the screencast series. I have updated the individual screencast posts with links to the PDF files that go with each post. Each PDF file contains the slides used for that chapter ...
*Moved to: How-To: Display your Outlook calendar on you’re My Site I thought I should explain how to enable the "My Calendar" web part on you're my Site (homepage). Here is my "MySite", as you can see I have a horrible picture, but if you check out the red rectangle you will see the "My Calendar" control has already been added to your site. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: How-To: Allow other users to interact with workflow on your MySite If you want to be able to use workflow on you're my site that will allow you to assign tasks to your colleagues, then you need to take a couple of thing into consideration. The most important is to give any users assigned tasks access to the tasks list that you are using for your workflow. You will need to think hard about wither the workflow you are considering would be better as part of your team's site, or as part of ...
After many long hours working on upgrading our clients intranet from SPS 2003 to MOSS, we completed the rollout over a very long weekend. Ed Buhain, the client and I spent a fair bit of time babysitting the process, tackling last minute gotchas as they came up. One of the final issues we had was after all of the time testing, debugging, prepping, etc we had not run through the upgrade process with the infrastructure update applied. I was fully prepared to do my workarounds in order to get all the ...