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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 ...
\I keep forgetting how to do this so I'm blogging it to help me remember. Back in the days of WSS v2 and SPS 2003, one could use some handy URL parameter passing to edit web pages and browse for or search web parts. My three favorite parameters for WSS v2 and SPS2003 were: To Correct or Remove Misbehaving Web Parts http://server/default.aspx?... To Open the Page in Web Part Design Mode http://server/default.aspx?... To Open the Search Web Part Zone http://server/default.aspx?... ...
I am writing this post using the ScribeFire Firefox plug-in. I am still on the lookout for a blog editor that come close to all the features and ease of use found in Microsoft's LiveWriter - but runs on Mac OS X. I have found some close ones -- MarsEdit and X -- but their big achilles heel is that they don't recognize SharePoint blogs running on MOSS 2007 (sp1 or otherwise). Natch Microsoft would build support in to its tool - no one else does though. And I will be damned if I can find a way to manually ...
Bill Reiss announced a SL Game contest, Matt Berseth with Custom DataGrid icons, Palard Julien provides password control, Sean Blakemore on IOC and Moq, Somesegar describes the olympics process, Laurence Moroney with a fun app, Scott Barnes on RSS, Tim Heuer announces hands-on labs, and Expression Blog on animating a line [WPF]. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Game Contest rules and FAQ now online Bill announced this the other day and I held off until I could exchange email with him... looks ...
Recently I ran into an issue where IIS was refusing to load an otherwise previously perfectly good web application in the solution. The Visual Studio 2008 solution included a Web Application csproj, and was referencing it by URL on IIS (that is, not a local file based or Cassini web project). Attempting to load the solution brought up an error: The local IIS URL http://localhost/{YourAppName} specified for Web Project {YourAppName} has not been configured. In order to open this project the Virtual ...
I was working on a search hack and needed the session state from ASP .Net controls and the ids from html controls using this hack: http://www.tqcblog.com/arch... So I came up with a creative solution. I would add the html controls in the background. Here is some code if you would like to add your own hidden html controls or just create some for fun: var currentElement = document.createElement("inp... currentElement.setAttribute... ...
Nick, Brett, and I just went live with Episode 2 of the SharePoint Pod Show.  Check it out here, the topic is "what is SharePoint and the differences between WSS 3.0 and MOSS (standard vs. enterprise)".
Bill Reiss on Embedding fonts, .net Curry on hosting SL Content, Corrina Barber updated another SL2 skin, Lutz Gerhard on Zooming with constraints, Scott Barnes on offline storage, Tim Heuer on Simple properties, DeepZoom app and general posts. From SilverlightCream.com: Be careful when embedding fonts in Silverlight XAP file Bill Reiss discusses issues surrounding straying from the standard font set, and gets some info from Tim Heuer in the process. Hosting Silverlight Content in ASP.NET 3.5 If ...
week3 - Another Fine Mess Date: 20 August 2008, Wednesday Time: 09:00 AM End time: 11:00 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center - Banquet Room More information and online registration: http://wcig.shuttlepod.org/... Join Virgil Carroll from High Monkey and Rick Adams from PC Solutions for this month's topic: Best practices for backup, document archiving, and SharePoint site management. Agenda Why SharePoint environments get out of control: ...
I got tagged by Rob Reynolds && Doug Butscher with the "How I Got Started Programming" blog meme, so here is my story. How old were you when you started programming? I wrote my first BASIC program when I was 10. It was a program that scrolled test from the bottom to the top of the screen. I think it was on a Trash-80. What was your first language? Basic. I did it with the Trash-80 and spent a summer taking a Basic programming class for Apple IIe. (I'm such a geek). What was the first real ...
When registering the Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) in Central Administration in MOSS, I received the "The required windows rights management client is present but the server refused access. IRM will not work until the server grants permission", even if I followed the 'To add SPS-SRV to the RMS Certification Pipeline' step from 'Deploying Windows Rights Management Services with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-By-Step Guide'. Solution: the Central Administration web application ...
Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting Thursday, August 7th on Windows Workflow Foundation. Jeff Julian is going to present, so it should be good. If you want the official information go here: http://www.clicktoattend.co... If you need to sign up for the newsletter or have any other comments, questions, or concerns go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... or fill out the contact form on my blog and I will add you. I'm open for suggestions. So far we have the sponsors through ...
UPDATED: 8/6/2008 - Minor issue on Path I've built quite a few WSS / MOSS machines and one task that I always seem to do is create a simple CMD shell prompt on the desktop (quick launch, etc.) that gives me easy access to STSADM and has the path set correctly. So in the interest of saving time I've created a simple VBScript file located here as well as the full listing below Set Shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set Env = Shell.Environment("PROCESS") DesktopPath = Shell.SpecialFolders("Deskt... ...
Again, maybe old news but I thought I would post something interesting that happened during a recent upgrade from SPS 2003 to MOSS. SharePoint is very finicky when it comes to database transactions and sizing during the gradual upgrade process. Here are a couple of things to note: 1. Make sure you have enough size - When upgrading a site that had about 150GB in content, we needed about 500GB in space to complete the migration. 2. Make sure you know where your _Pair DB's Are - SharePoint for some ...
So, while trying to start services on my new MOSS dev server I ran into a couple of problems this week that are worthy blogging material. Problem #1: The first is that when I created applications for my Default SSP these applications were not showing up in the application drop down in the SSP creation process. The solution? It turns out that System accounts like Local System and Network Service are not allowed as valid application pool identities in MOSS for SSP applications. Problem #2: When I went ...
As with most spatial operation, every ESRI - ArcGIS / Mapobjects developer or end user in the GIS world prefer a spatial selection by drawing a rectangle or a polygon. Off-course its easy with desktop application, Try that with a javascript, its different challenge. I have started working on a Virtual Earth with MOSS project recently and I must say Iam definetly impressed compared to Google earth / Google Maps. I will post another article shortly after this on comparing the two products and my preference ...
Tomorrow morning I will be presenting an MSDN Webcast titled "Bringing Enterprise Data to Life with SharePoint Server and Windows Communication Foundation." The focus of this Webcast will be utilizing WCF-based application adapters from within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). However, these concepts are not isolated to WCF-based adapters; they can be applied to any WCF binding. I will show a great set of demos that explore WCF integration with the Business Data Catalog, custom Web Parts, ...
At work they wanted a global document library to upload Resumes that would link to users profiles. For the first part I created a ListViewByQuery User Control, however you can do this in a WebPart incredibly easy. What you want to do is add the ListViewByQuery in markup or create a new object like so: Web User Control: <SharePoint:ListViewByQuery ID="YourID" runat="server" /> private ListViewByQuery YourID; //add this where you would normally add global fields WebPart: protected ovverride void ...
It is a Preliminary guide for developer who is new and interested to work in sharepoint platform from the scratch. Here, I introduced overall idea on how to work in sharepoint platform with some inportant links for developers and aslo for sharepoint administrator. This is my first post in sharepoint development. After getting lot of difficulties i started to work successfully at last with it. So i think my post would be helpfull to understand easily. I tried to summerize my experience in one article. ...
Been a while since i last posted - I guess its because of my recent engagement with sharepoint focusing on various Moss 2007 focusing on Enterprise Search and BDC and some WSS. I must say Moss 2007 has come a long way from its predecessor, however, What is the most frustrating issue is the "unexpected error" that you get when you deploy anything. Offcourse, I immediately look for the logs and event viewer the configuration analyzer etc., I can now reproduce this error on demand on any webpart - that's ...
I was playing with the ItemUpdated Event in a Document Library Definition File using VSEWSS. I stepped into the filed like a good little girl using the w3wp.exe process. Guess what the ServerContext is null, so I can't use the UserProfileManager...I found this little MSDN Post: http://forums.microsoft.com... It turns out there is a bug in the ServerContext, which is a little bizarre considering you can do SPContext.Current.Web/Site...I guess it's time ...
Had a requirement where search results should be limited to only items of a list. Naturally, I created a new Search Scope and set a rule of type Web Address to include the particular site holding the lists. Well...it did work, but not to my expectations. What was happening was that in addition to displaying the list items, the list views were also being displayed and so were other pages in the site....DOH! Doing a search on the net led me to this site. It was very informative, but it didn't provided ...
I am by no means a search guru, but at work they have tasked me with creating custom search scopes. What they want is the ability to search a bunch of document libraries of a specific name in bunch of office sites. John Ferringer gave me this awesome link: http://blogs.microsoft.co.i... I figured that I could somehow use it to create custom scopes for the document libraries. I started playing around and ...
Cristian Merighi with Triangle Texturing, Scott Barnes with a Pull-down menu, and Tamir Khason with a couple Snippets for SL. From SilverlightCream.com: Triangle Texturing, Theory and Silverlight App I left this post by Christian Merighi off my list last night, so had to post it first chance I got today... this is some serious math, so look at it at your own risk :) ... reminds me of when I look back at my Master's Thesis ... I can't read it either !! ... this post is for show, but in the post he ...
Jaime Rodriguez on DeepZoom, Pete Brown on on Publish/Subscribe pattern in SL, Shawn Wildermuth on XAML Controls, Tim Heuer on new Videos, Bill Reiss on SLStreaming, Philip Beadle on File Uploader, Adam Kinney with updated GamerCard, Brad Abrams focused on Data, Scott Barnes on DeepZoom, SilverlightSDK on MSDN Searching, Mike Snow on SL Transparency and SL Policy Server. From SilverlightCream.com: Working with Collections in Deep Zoom. Jaime Rodriguez almost snuck this one by me, but I caught it ...
Do you need training on PerformancePoint Server? New Horizons of MN in partnership with Solid Quality Mentors has a class coming up the week of July 7 in Edina MN. Link for more information: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Course Title: Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 End-to-End Class Overview Written and delivered by industry experts, this five-day course provides students with the technical skills required to design, develop and manage solutions using ...
If you are in D.C. for the SharePoint Regional Conference this week as of 4 pm I should be in town. I am pretty excited, because this is my first technical conference as a speaker and attendee. If anyone is interested in meeting up I will be staying at the Holiday Inn Dulles, so just send me a direct message on Twitter. If anyone wants to chat about the MOSS Comic I'm all ears for ideas or anything else. I am taking submissions. So far I am going to re-work the first comic when I get my new drawing ...
The following code below enables you to read the response from MOSS List Web Service... MOSSListWS.Lists list_svc = new MOSSListWS.Lists(); list_svc.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredentia... // The URL property for WebService retrieve list_svc.Url = "http://ilocalhost/_vti_bin... XmlNode itemCollection = list_svc.GetListItems("list... string.Empty, null, null, "0", null, ""); XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument(); xmlDoc.LoadXml(itemCollecti... DataSet ...
Rob Houweling with a Sketch Application (2 parts), Martin Mihaylov continuing with Shapes, Karen Corby Parts and States 3 of 4, Scott Barnes with Event Dispatcher, Shawn Wildermuth with Relative URI's, Brad Abrams on Authentication, and Dave Relyea on Pixel Snapping as an Attached Behaviour. From SilverlightCream.com: Creating a sketch application in Silverlight - Part 1, Sketching on the InkPresenter Rob Houweling submitted this sketching application using InkPresenter. Unfortunately, I can't see ...
Michael Washington's Silverlight Desktop, Peter Bromberg on Data, Jesse Liberty on new interface, chirshayuk with 3-parts on encryption, Celso Gomes with Grand Piano, 360 Degree View, and Panoramic Viewer, Joel Neubeck with Media Player with Marker Support, Scott Barnes on Binding to Custom Model, and Pete Brown on SL2B2 and RSS. Karsten Januszewski has ported his samples to Beta 2. Silverlight Girl reports that she continues to find more Silverlight B2 games, and is keeping her list up-to-date... ...
I drew up a quick comic tonight and posted it on twitter. It is a really bad prototype that I am having converted into a better version by a friend. He has a tablet and I have seen a couple of his drawings. I will probably have a few people draw items as things progress and more people get involved. If anyone has an idea for a comic please let me know and I will try to get something out there in the upcoming months. I have no idea what the frequency will be on updates. I'll let you guys know when ...
What is it about "SharePoint" as a platform that is so difficult? I hear this almost every time that you get more than zero SharePoint people in a room. Quite possibly the most frustrating thing about SharePoint for me is the way that companies (not all, but some) view the SharePoint platform as well as staff and train for an operating model around SharePoint itself. A lot of companies are somewhat inadequately staffed or at least inadequately skilled for a full on SharePoint implementation, so I ...
If you are interested in sponsoring Kansas City Office Geeks in July or a later month this year please submit a contact form on my blog. We are currently looking for sponsors for July, November, and December of this year. So far we have August, September, and October covered. Usually the sponsors buy food for dinner and speak for about five minutes about there company and current job openings. Occasionally, the sponsors will provide swag from there company and leave business cards or other items. ...
I recently had a couple ISV's that wanted to leverage Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) together to implement their own internal CodePlex (www.codeplex.com). My ISV's wanted to be able to share code between disparate development groups, have discussions, and ultimately drive reuse of valuable solutions to software related problems. CodePlex is great for the community, but it's not targeted at users within an organization. Being that CodePlex is implemented ...
A good portion of this week was spent recovering some documents that were deleted by a rogue console application (most likely my fault). I wrote a Console Application to combine some document libraries and I spent a good portion of a week testing it. However, I did not really think of enough scenarios, because it obviously did not move the documents properly. Some libraries were moved and others were not. At any rate I practiced my SQL Restoration skills and wrote another two console applications ...
I have been participating in the KC Corporate Challenge for the past few weeks. I have been hitting the gym and going to practices for Softball, Basketball, Soccer, and Flag Football. Unfortunately, I pulled something in my foot, so I could not actually play in soccer. I am trying to encourage better fitness in my life alongside more self confidence by speaking at various conferences and user groups. My next speaking engagement (and the biggest one) will be a 15 minute presentation on how to create ...
If you keep getting nagged for log ons when using sharepoint this will solve the problem almost 100% of the time. The trick is to use the Windows managed Stored username and password feature. To access this, 1. Simply go into Control Panel 2. Click User Accounts 3. Go into Managed Passwords and click Add 4. Type the URL of the server (without HTTP), for example portal.us.com 5. Enter your credentials and click Ok Now anytime Windows attempts to access ANYTHING on this server it will use the use those ...
SQL Agent Jobs Fails - Event ID 208 Monday, May 12, 2008 9:40 AM Error when attempting to open a step in a (previously created) SQL Server job definition using SQL Server 2005 Management Studio: Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID {E80FE1DB-D1AA-4D6B-BA7E-04... from the IClassFactory failed due to the following error: c001f011. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Manage... ------------------------------ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID {E80FE1DB-D1AA-4D6B-BA7E-04... ...
As promised here is the links to the presentation and code samples: http://www.codeplex.com/MOS... We had a total of 13 people, which is a massive improvement to the three people that we have been getting. Hopefully, we can continue the trend and have at least 10-15 people at the next meeting. See you guys at the next meeting. Technorati Tags: MOSS,Kansas City Office Geeks,User Groups ...
So you have installed SharePoint (WSS or MOSS) and you have been happily using it for a while now. Everyone in the office has been taking part in creating some really cool content or loading their sites up with some very important information. Now fast forward a few months. Your local administrator of the server gets in touch with you to let you know that your SQL Server is running low on memory. What? How could this be? You start to look for the source of the issue and low and behold you run across ...
Title: Developing with AJAX in SharePoint Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the June Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, June 5th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript ...
Imagine that every project in codeplex had to be decomposed into codeplex hosted unit tested functions which complied to some xunit standard - that would go along way towards code reuse, and move away from reinventing the wheel. worked on 2 Silverlight projects recently - see screenshots: and Last 3 months learned the following: NET Components revise – reread Yuval Loweys book – revised best mechanism for interface usage, delegates (circa .NET Framework 2.0), threading. The Interface stuff leads ...
This is the User Guide, Samples and Walkthroughs for the tools for developing custom SharePoint applications with the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, version 1.1 (VSeWSS 1.1). The user guide has sections: Starting out in SharePoint Development Walkthrough of the VSeWSS User Interface including the WSP View The Team Site Project The Blank Site Project The List Definition Project The Web Part Project The Workflow Projects Project Item Templates Best Practices with ...
If you are a developer for SharePoint your best friend has been Virtual PC or VMWare. It’s now time to introduce a new friend, Bamboo Nation's SharePointOnVista go here for more info Technorati Tags: MOSS 2007,Deve on Vista,WSS3.0 ...
Learn ten tips to improve your use of SharePoint Server 2007 with Excel Services from the SharePoint - Excel Services forum. Go here to download Technorati Tags: MOSS 2007,Excel Services ...
We're less than a week away from TechEd US, and I finally have a blog up! This year TechEd will be very exciting for me - my first ever event speaking as a non-Microsoftie. This is a big change for me... I have to get accustomed to referring to Microsoft as "they" instead of "we". Even while working on the outside they seem to give me a ton of stuff to do - I have one breakout session and two TLCs: Tuesday, June 3rd, @ 10:30AM - SOA03-TLC - Read World Business Activity Monitoring This is not your ...
If you read my blog you know my family is insane well that doesn't quite explain my trip and I won't go into much detail about parts of my family. All in all there were good parts of the trip and that is what I will talk about the good parts of the trip and not the bad parts. The highlights of the trip included the Inner Harbor. We got in incredibly late on Friday and ended up passing out on site. The next day we went to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and caught a Unicycle Pirate Lady and the Body ...
Here is the meeting information: Title: Developing with AJAX in SharePoint Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the June Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, June 5th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: ...
Versioning of Workflows with InfoPath forms in MOSS is not supported out of the box. How to do it is described in Dan Herzog's blog ( https://blogs.pointbridge.c... I would add a few words about how to handle the Info Path forms versioning. In the workflow.xml file the namespaces of the InfoPath forms are referenced using Task{Nr}_FormURN elements. From one version of a workflow to another not necessarily all forms will change. The forms which are not changed ...