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*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 ...
If you read any blogs about SharePoint, you will have undoubtedly read about using features and solutions to deploy your SharePoint customizations. While these work well in most cases there are some situation where you must take some precautions to ensure the deployment goes smoothly.
So I finally went out got the IPhone and love it so much. I ended up not killing At&t and getting it an entire day early without getting charged. I downloaded a ton of different applications for music and tweeting and such. There some things I don't quite like, but will deal with as time progresses and get used to the quirks: For example, I must have really big fingers and continuously hit the wrong buttons. It drives me insane, but it is still far superior to text messaging on my horrible old ...
I am sorry for the lack of blog love. I am going to try very hard to post something awesome once a week. I have a couple birthdays upcoming, including my friend Leah's and my boyfriend Johnny's. I also have a Silverlight Presentation at the St. Louis .Net User Group on October 27th, then the Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on November 6th with a presentation on SharePoint Updates by JD Wade. In between I believe I am going to try and give a how to write a custom wildcard search in SharePoint ...
So finally Kansas City gets a Code Camp and we get an entire SharePoint Track (so I hope) on Saturday, December 6th. I am hoping that we can get together at least 5 sessions. So far Todd Kitta (the MOSS Gone Wild Guy) has offered up his services and he will be bringing his family (including the new baby I hope). So what I ask from you guys is that if you want to speak and you are local or not even local drop me an e-mail. Kansas City needs love too. We have Barbecue, the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, ...
This was my second official conference and first time that I did two presentations. I had a blast playing Rockband and meeting a lot of Oklahomans, Texans, Arkansans, and other assorted peoples. If anyone is curious my slide decks are available at http://www.codeplex.com/mos... If you have any questions or comments I'm here to answer them. I am not sure yet how Silverlight version 2.0 will affect the SharePoint and Silverlight Presentation. I will try to play around with the new version in the ...
GridViews and SharePoint Programming for SharePoint poses some challenges to the .NET developer. Of course first you should be familiar with .NET, I will be using c# in my examples here. One of the main development paths for SharePoint is to create modular functionality in Web Parts. Web Parts are great little chunks of a web page that you can cram anything you can think of into; however you won’t have the nice visual tools you are used to working with. For a simple “Hello World” type application ...
After setting up my Dell PowerEdge 2900 with Windows Server 2008 x64 and Hyper-V, I began the steps of creating virtual environments for things I work on. I already had a virtual SQL Server 2005 which was underutilized - 768 MB allocated RAM and one processor for my various development projects. I wanted to set up Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) as a "mostly" single server install with the exception that I wanted to use the existing SQL Server 2005 installation instead of the embedded SQL ...
CSS Variations in a MOSS Website Part 10 discusses some bonus tips for applying CSS variations in MOSS, by using the Page Layout method or the Subsite method. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Tips for Styling the Navigation Control Part 9 demonstrates some tips for how to style the menu control in MOSS. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Creating a New Web Page Part 8 demonstrates how to create a new page from the custom Page Layout in MOSS. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Assigning the Master Page and CSS File Part 7 demonstrates how to assign the custom Master Page and custom CSS file in MOSS. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Creating a Custom Page Layout Part 6 demonstrates how to create a custom page layout, and how to add field controls and web part zones to the page layout in SharePoint Designer. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Using the Base Master Page to Create a Custom Master Page Part 5 demonstrates how to create a custom Master Page in MOSS, using the base Master Page created by e.magination. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Base Master Page Code Overview Part 4 gives an overview of the base Master Page that was created by e.magination for use in MOSS websites. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Prepping the Files in SharePoint Designer Part 3 demonstrates how to prep the custom design asset files in SharePoint Designer. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Prepping HTML/CSS Templates for MOSS Part 2 demonstrates how to prep local HTML templates for MOSS. It also examines the base CSS file created by e.magination for MOSS websites. Here is a PDF file of the slides featured in this screencast ...
Applying Custom Visual Design to a MOSS Website Using Master Pages and CSS This 10-part instructional series assumes that the trainee is proficient in HTML, CSS, and .NET Master Pages. The trainee should be comfortable working directly with the code (instead of using design view) in various applications. UPDATE: The base Master Page file and base CSS file are available HERE. The HTML Template example is available HERE. I will also update each chapter post with the corresponding supplimentary PDF ...
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am currently the Senior Production Artist at e.magination in Baltimore, MD. When we started working on MOSS websites in 2007, many of our clients wanted to use MOSS for its CMS capabilities in their branded websites. We had to figure out how to make a MOSS website look like our client's website design, which in every case looked nothing like the default MOSS or SharePoint design! Over the course of 2007 we came up with a base Master Page to use in MOSS, which helped ...
Links showing tools to help make development and/or administration of WSS 3.0 and/or MOSS 2007 easier Katrien's About .NET Blog Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Software Development Kit (SDK) http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
PDC 2008 is right around the corner. If you've taken a look at the session list, you will be psyched to see that there are some great SharePoint sessions. Here's the list of sessions that Paul Andrew, Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint Developer Platform, posted. There are four awesome SharePoint sessions that will be key to hit when you are there: SharePoint Online: Extending your Service by Troy Hopwood SharePoint 2007: Advanced Async Workflow Messaging FAST: Building Search-Driven Portals ...
In the Baton Rouge Area with as open Tuesday afternoon? Check out the SQL Server Users Group Meeting this week. Location: At Lamar Advertising Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored By: FuelTrac Presenter: Mike Huguet BIO Mike is an Enterprise Solutions Architect for Sparkhound, Inc. with over 9 years of experience in developing business solutions for Enterprise, Mid-market, and governmental customers. Five of those years have been as a consultant working with clients such as Jiffy ...
Today is the 5th birthday of GeeksWithBlogs.net. I have only been blogging here for about 6 months, but I am really digging the community and all the awesome bloggers who blog on GWB. A HUGE thanks to Jeff Julian and John Alexander for making GWB possible and for all that they do in the community as a whole. You guys rock! Here's to another five kick-ass years! Some of the awesome GWB blogs I've enjoyed: Chris Williams D'arcy Lussier Theo Moore Dru Sellers Rob Reynolds Becky Isserman ~Lee ...
Microsoft will be presenting some very interesting stuff at the PDC this year. One of the much-anticipated Oslo-related messages came last week, ahead of the conference, with the public announcement of "Dublin", an Application Server and host for WF / WCF applications. And get this: There will be CTP BITS available for .NET Framework 4.0 and Dublin at the PDC! Essentially, Dublin offers significant feature additions to the WAS (Windows Process Activation Services - remember?) that ship with Server ...
Review : Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2007 Best Practices by Ben Curry (Author), Bill English (Author) Unlike some other Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 books that either talk about technical implementation of the product or delve only into the planning for a new implementation this book covers them all from Planning, Implementation and deployment of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007. The book is full of real world scenarios and point the reader to the best practices learned on the field by the author ...
Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ...
Day after tomorrow, I am about to talk about Oslo at my company internal meeting. Now, I have something to add to that session. Microsoft, Today announced Visual Studio 10 (Rosario) and .NET framework 4.0 You can find the press release here! and more information here! So, Microsoft says there basically 5 focus areas with these two new products... 1) Riding the next-generation platform wave (Modeling platform with an eye towards SOA ) 2) Inspiring developer delight (New tools like visual editor, ALM ...
It is a common problem in the sharepoint 2007 developemt to hide the “Sign in” link in the client web browser. I didnt find any perfect solution for that. Let's think one scenario. For example, You are developing a WCM website in MOSS and have two entry points to the website - one web app for internal use to edit the site (i.e. you have to authenticate), and one for the website (i.e. for anonymous access). You have created a master page which obviously has to contain controls that allow users to ...
A couple people in the community have heard me complain a lot about my best friend's wedding. I was hoping I could get a get out of jail free card by not being in the wedding, but several months ago I got sucked in with everyone else. I have known Leah for about 8 years. We went to high school together, but did not start hanging out until my senior prom (her junior prom). That was the first time I stayed at her house. Little did I know it was the beginning of a very long and successful friendship. ...
Code Camp 10 last weekend was awesome! I ended up doing 3 out of my 4 proposed presentations, the fourth had some technical difficulties I'll get to in a separate post. As promised ( and a requirement of a Code Camp ) I'm making the presentation slides and source available for download. I have some additional notes for a couple of my presentations: XNA Terrain I mentioned in my talk some Terrain Editors out in the wild, I cam across this one tonight, very cool. SharePoint Branding I had mentioned ...
Earlier this week I attended the first SharePoint Best Practices Conference just outside Washington, DC in McLean, Virginia. The event was organized by Mindsharp, who at this point needs no introduction (or even the hyperlink) as the leading provider of SharePoint training here in the States, and maybe the world. The conference was partially driven by the release of a fairly new book from the Microsoft Press, MOSS 2007 Best Practices. The book is pretty good, too; much better than the Administrator's ...
Martin Mihaylov on the DataGrid, Bill Reis with Text, Scott Barnes Introduces Project Nexus, Jose Fajardo on Expression Design, Terence Tsang with an Image Carousel, and Adam Kinney on Shidonni. Adam Kinney blogged about posting at least once a day to PDC, and Bill Reiss took up that challenge as well, so expect to see some good stuff from the both of them! Oh, and thanks for the shout-out, Bill! On another note, Bill has his RSS feed now provided by FeedBurner, so you need to swap your URI. Steve ...
Martin Mihaylov on the DataGrid, Bart Czernicki on Game Concepts, James Bacon on an update to Mashooo, Joseph Ghassan on Number to Text Presentation, Andy Beaulieu with a Physics Helper for Blend and SL, Scott Barnes on Inner Glows with Blend, Mike Snow on Floating Point comparisons, Terence Tsang with Kaleidoscopes, and Jesse Liberty with a simple application. Laurent Bugnion reports that the Table of Contents for his Silverlight 2 Unleashed book is ready... cool, Laurent! From SilverlightCream.com: ...
week3 - Making SharePoint Work for You Start Date: 17 September 2008, Wednesday Start Time: 09:00 AM End Date: End Time: 11:00 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center - Banquet Room Payment: Free Join Joel Baglien & Jason McKinney from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic. Based on requests from attendees at previous Week3 sessions, we are presenting a hands-on demonstration to show how any organization can improve information availability, productivity and processes, and communication ...
It's been a crazy ride over the past year and a half working at Terracon as the SharePoint Guru (that's what they started to call me because I fulfilled so many different roles). My last day was a little hectic yesterday, because I decided to stay and hang out with my friend Julie F. I like clothes shopping every so often and I heard there was this awesome JCPenney Outlet on 75th street. She had some insane ticket, so I figured if I wait until 5 p.m. everything would get straightened out. It turns ...
A while ago (while still at Microsoft), I created a diagram that provided a functional breakout of the various versions and feature of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. I presented this diagram to customers, user goups, etc. Eventually, I posted it to the internal Microsoft document library (ICE) thinking that someone may want to use it. This morning, I was reading some research from Gartner about Portals and discovered something interesting... They're using my diagram in Microsoft's 2007 SharePoint ...
3 SharePoint sessions have appeared on the PDC 2008 Sessions site today, if you haven't yet added these to your sessions on the PDC site go do it now so Mike Swanson can work his magic on his master sessions schedule. Today is meant to be the last day of the revised Early Bird offer ($200 discount) for the Professional Developers Conference, so if you haven't registered yet, you still have until end of today to take advantage of this offer. The following 3 SharePoint sessions were added to PDC08 ...
Event Name: Week3 - Making SharePoint Work for You Date: September 17, 2009 Time: 9-11 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center Click here to register <registration includes a location map link> Join Joel Baglien & Jason McKinney from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic. Based on requests from attendees at previous Week3 sessions, we are presenting a hands-on demonstration to show how any organization can improve information availability, productivity and processes, and ...
Clint Edmonson called me out on this trip down memory lane and, since I want to use up as much of his Google juice as I can, I thought I would jump in.Initially, this very much reminded me of those "Surveys" that go around in chain e-mails and (gasp!) MySpace pages, but this idea quickly caught my interest. Here is the current link(ed) list: Michael Eaton (post) —> Sarah Dutkiewicz (post) —> Jeff Blankenburg (post) —> Josh Holmes (post) —> Larry Clarkin (post) —> Brian Moore (post) ...
Configuring a list or a document library to recieve emails could be very useful in an organization since you can search for content easily or use the data for maybe a knowledge base etc.. rather than emails that goes aorund and nobody cares to read them. I wouldn't re -invent the wheel of what steps to take to get started but instead advice you to go through this detailed documentation done by Steve from the combined-knowledge. Well done Steve. But after going through all that and followed the instructions ...
I know I have been really silent and I am not usually this silent. I have not really had a substantially awesome blog entry in a while. Well that is due to some trips, some changes, some book writing, and some life events. First off here is my Flickr Url http://www.flickr.com/photo... so I don't have to embed a ton of pictures. My New York Pictures will be up tomorrow or the next day, but the Maine/New England ones are already up. You can see the beauty of Acadia National Park. I would ...
Stages of Grief and SharePoint Development I have been teaching SharePoint 2007 (WSS and MOSS) Development courses for over a year now! Both the excellent Ted Pattison materials and the (getting better) Microsoft Official Cirriculum courses surrounding SharePoint. The development model for SharePoint customizations using Visual Studio is.... How can we say? "non optimal". We are coding web pages inside of a class library project. That's right. Just sit back and think about that for a minute or two ...
One of the common question in the developer community "how to customize the default approval workflow for page or document from browser?" I hope, "This post is related to answer this question". When we create a web application or sub site under this web app, by default MOSS creates one default workflow: [Parallel Approval] for the page or document list library but there is no workflow for custom list (document or image) library. You have to set a custom workflow for the custom list library as the ...
Scott Barnes on Submitting SL Bugs, Shawn Wildermuth on SL Firestarter in NYC, Jason Cooke Templatinging the Calendar, Jonas Follesø on SL2 apps using WCF, and Mike Snow on detecting alt-shitshift-control-windows and apple keys, delcaring a User Control from a XAML Page, and Creating Smooth Tile Transitions. Don't forget about the Silverlight Write and Win Contest at SilverlightShow. Ivan reported to me this morning that one of the articles in my SC posts from yesterday was entered in the contest ...
Silverlight makes working with videos pretty straight forward, Microsoft makes Silverlight pretty straight forward with ASP.net and sharepoint is written in ASP.net, so match made in tech heaven!! I wanted a video player web part for sharepoint, that had some simple functionality like play, pause and volume. I started with expression encoder which output a nice media player interface...this is OK, but has a couple of restrictions; 1, its far to rich for what I wanted, animations all over the place ...
Quick Summary I attended the Atlanta .NET User Group meeting tonight. Need to find out about local developer events? FYI... You can find out when all the local (greater Atlanta) Microsoft related user groups are happening at the Atlanta .NET Regular Guys website. You can also find out about local developer events at the Community Megaphone (Code Camps and Roadshows and Webcasts). Very easy to subscribe to an RSS feed of local events. Doug Ware, the speaker, is the founder of eLumenotion Training ...
i told my current boss to buy this book, because it looked to be the only SharePoint Search book on Amazon. It covers the basics, such as setting up content sources, crawling, adding scopes, etc... Honestly, I know a lot of that stuff from experimentation and working with SPS 2003. I didn't really care so much for anything, but Chapter 8. To be honest I am not a book reader. I am a book skimmer. I pretty much go into the index or the Table of Contents and get to the pieces that I need for the task ...