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Although new to all this MOSS stuff I am getting stuck in with the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) and XSL. They are a pretty powerful combination, but pretty soon I could see how this could become slightly wild and considering ListStyles.xsl is an "out of the box" file, getting crazy with custom files could become more of a problem than simply a huge file. Check out these two posts on how to manage custom styles. 1. Liam (Sharepoint MVP here in the UK) posts about editing the ListStyles.xsl, but only ...
dotNETwork 4th gathering will be Saturday May 31st. Agenda: 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM SharePoint Development Marwan will give us an overview about SharePoint development. This session will be first session of a SharePoint sessions series. Marwan Tarek MOSS MVP - Team leader ITWorx 01:30 PM – 02:00 PM Coffee Break 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Introduction to Silverlight Hussien will talk about Silverlight. Silverlight™ is the Microsoft® cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next ...
*Moved to: SharePoint Solutions Rant<Rant> There needs to be a way to easily build MOSS Solutions in Visual Studio. I know that there are a bunch of bits and pieces available form Microsoft and third parties, but I want an end to end solution.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Developing for SharePoint on your local computerIf you are wanting to developer solutions for SharePoint in Visual Studio 2008 then you need a couple of things to get started: You will need to install VSeWSS 1.1. http://blogs.msdn.com/share... Then follow the instructions on Martin Vollmer`s Blog in his post on getting it installed without Sharepoint. http://blogs.msdn.com/marti... ...
*Moved to: Change of planAfter having thought about it for a while I think that my idea not to create a separate TOM system independent of MOSS was a bit of a silly idea. The whole point of the system is to exist in any environment, so the first version will exist separate of SharePoint. The main advantage of this will be debugging and testing.... The first version will use simple web pages as stubs to the SharePoint bits, but the final version will need to run in MOSS.Read more...Follow my new blog ...
*Moved to: Creating a SharePoint SolutionOver the next few weeks I will be blogging my escapades in developing an application solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. I have entitled the application "MOSS Time Off Management" and it will be up on CodePlex for all to follow @ http://www.codeplex.com/mos... (coming soon). The idea behind this application is twofold:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
It was a nice day out today, so I decided to take my trusty old notebook out with me and work on some comic ideas. Here is what I have so far: Support Calls (hilarious ones related to SharePoint, if you have ideas e-mail me or contact me with them real life fuels the best stuff) Twitter Mockery and Fun Something related to how devs always have a ton of windows open and need a billion gigs of ram, especially when they need a SharePoint VPC Ability to create multiple alerts (user hilarity ensues) Why ...
I'm all about trying new things, because I believe I am ADHD and get very bored at work sometimes. So my boss and one of my fellow colleagues threw at me a couple of requirements for our newest set of sites. We are working on some sites for various offices, which I think will be really cool. Some of the things that they wanted were the ability to see a set of global links and site specific links on the quick launch bar. They wanted something dynamic, so one of the other devs wondered if we could ...
It's not really huge amounts of fame, but I will be speaking at SUGDC Summer Regional SharePoint Conference. I saw a post yesterday on a blog about this event, so I thought hey why not throw out an abstract and bio see if they want me to come out. At this point I had not thought out exactly how I would get there and where I would stay. They responding today telling me that they would give me 15 minutes to speak about SharePoint and AJAX at a roundtable. I was like that is so cool, but how am I going ...
What is Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services? How is it related to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007? 2 What is Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server? 3 What is Microsoft Windows Services? 4 What is the relationship between Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and Microsoft Windows Services? 5 Who is Office SharePoint Server 2007 designed for? 6 What are the main benefits of Office SharePoint Server 2007? 7 What is the difference between Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites ...
I had an incredible time in Tulsa. Things were a bit rocky at first, because Google gave me some bad directions for Friday night, so I turned around about 4 times just to get the 11th street exist from highway 64. I was a little disappointed with the Doubletree Inn, so I'm sticking with Hampton Inn from now on. $20 for a burger and Ore Ida fries that I could make on my grill at home is insane. Some of the people were really nice at the hotel, but some were just flat out rude. When it was time to ...
Windows SharePoint Services is available as a free download; it helps teams stay connected and productive by providing easy access to the people, documents, and information that they need to make well-informed decisions and get work done. Miscoroft Office SharePoint Server 2007(MOSS) relies on the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology to provide a consistent, familiar framework for lists and libraries, site administration, and site customization. Any features that are available in Windows SharePoint ...
*Moved to: Another day another Codeplex ProjectI have been using the Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities project on CodePlex to augment the capabilities of SharePoint Designer to add such features as "Start another workflow" which is very useful for compartmentalising your workflow so as to not make it too complicated. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I am going to speak about some of the AJAX Page Loading User Controls that I have created. I am going to talk about how a developer would go about converting the SharePoint Application to work with AJAX. Here is my bio and Abstract: Abstract: AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) allows developers to create loading screens easily without a great deal of development in SharePoint 2007. In this session we will walk through how to create various page load events using the AJAX toolkit, Web User Controls, ...
I bought the domain www.mosscomic.com, because I had an insane idea to start a web comic related to SharePoint. I have always wanted to start a web comic, but never really had the artistic skills. I was wondering if anyone would like to help me out with my crazy endeavor. Let me know through the contact form and maybe I can organize a messaging brain storm session in the next month or so. So far I have one other person interested who is also artistically challenged like myself. Technorati Tags: MOSS ...
If you want to show the progress bar please refer back to this post on how to get an AJAX Progress Bar to work with SharePoint: http://www.mosslover.com/ar... For the next step you want to create a Javascript Function in your user control or web part that looks a little bit like this: <script type="javascript/text" > HideButtons() { var Button1 = <%= Button1.ClientID %>'; document.getElementbyId(But... ...
*Moved to: Major deadline Well the faeces hit the fan at work today...let me explain... We have a completely unmanaged Sharepoint Portal server at work. It was installed in early 2004 and has been running in self service mode ever since. Not all of the company is using it, but those that are, are using it heavily. Particularly areas that service customers and one customer specifically use it so completely that that area of the business would find it hard to function if it was not available.Read more...Follow ...
About XPS file - I have updated the following blog posting with additional details on XPS file http://geekswithblogs.net/k... Indexing XPS documents with MOSS 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/ifilt... XPS Viewer, printer drivers, IFilter http://www.microsoft.com/wh... Microsoft XPS Document Writer - a printer driver that allows you to do "Print to file" to save webpage as a XPS file http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... ...
I am working with a form in InfoPath 2003 using a bunch of filters and the current() row tag in a repeating table. The problem is when I use Rich Text Fields it does not render the HTML correctly. I am seeing tags for divs and breaks. When I try to do a string.replace and pass in the C# break equivalent of \n it removes the tags and adds no breaks in the Rich Text field. I am not sure if many people are using InfoPath 2003 still for development or if anyone is using it in MOSS. If you are you know ...
As you may have read FrontPage Extensions were uninstalled after I pushed some hotfixes to our production box (http://mosslover.com/archi... The day before I noticed that search was not working, but I re-indexed everything and it seemed fine. The next day not so much. The Shared Service Provider(SSP) decided it no longer wanted to recognize production as an indexing server. Right now we are running on a two box farm with ...
So I installed these hotfixes on my SharePoint Test Box: http://support.microsoft.co... and http://support.microsoft.co... Everything seemed to check out fine. There were no weird errors on my box anymore (i.e. 6398, 6482, and 7076). I assumed there would be no problem on my production box. I got onto the production box and followed the instructions for installing the hotfixes, including a restart on the Windows Server Hotfix and running the Configuration Wizard for SharePoint on ...
Yep it's another 3 post day...My brain has too much filling inside that wants to release itself in words today. Either that or this is excess insanity due to rain and eating oreo cookie moose. So it's no surprise that I want to be an MVP some day some of you may know this fact. The question I have asked people is how do I get there? So far I have tried to pick up a couple speaking gigs at the KC Office Geeks and I spoke at MOSS Camp in St. Louis. I plan on speaking at any MOSS Camp in KC or St. Louis ...
So I did not really use multithreading...I went with Ajax instead and I used a button click event. We decided that we wanted to ask the users if they are sure they want to create the site before actually creating the site. It was so much easier in Ajax as you will see in the steps below: First off you want to download and install the ASP .Net 2.0 Ajax Extensions 1.0 from here: http://asp.net/ajax/downloa... Next you are going to need to change the web .config a little bit on your IIS Entry for the ...
With Windows Sharepoint Services v3 its impossible to have a view of a list or a document library with permissions. Not sure if you can do this in MOSS either. Or may its possible but i don't know What i know for sure is we can set and manage permission on each item on a list or on a document in a doc lib. There are times were we need such scenarios but unfortunately we can't implement it in WSS v3. After looking around for options i actually came across this solution for a list and view by at : ...
I completely revamped the user control, because it did not look all that awesome. I changed it to a TreeView and dumped all the table junk. I categorized a lot of stuff too, so that it looks a lot prettier and cleaner. I also changed the file to include all the code and markup in a single file, so there is no longer a second page for code behind. I am going to upload a Windows Application tonight (pending no memory lapses), so that you guys can play around with the Windows Application I created for ...
Hello for the land of CHAOS... More and more companies that have implemented MOSS2007 are scrambling...Why you ask? SharePoint is the new share drive, the new dumping ground just another place that has created chaos for companies. This site will be dedicated to Taxonomy, Information Structure and how to use it with Sharepoint. Here is a great link that explains what I am trying to accomplish. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts! http://aiimknowledgecenter.... ...
The event was a lot of fun. The audience was prepared with tons of questions and the presenters had some great topics. Clint Edmonson mentioned the idea of doing a MOSS Camp in Kansas City, and I think we will definitely look into it after Coders 4 Charities. Technorati Tags: MOSS Camp,St. Louis,SharePoint ...
Actually, I wanna be like ScottGu and ScottHa and Phil Haack, and.... well you get the idea. I have been thinking about things I want to accomplish in my career for awhile now. I have set out some goals for myself. Like Becky Isserman, I want to become an MVP. This is a bit longer road for me because, I have not been super active in the developer's community here. It's not that I don't want to, I just haven't figured out how. I haven't figured out how ScottGu and ScottHa and Phil manage to do it. ...
Just wanted to chime in a to say Jerod and I are on the road, had to stop to get some gas, Taco Bell, and surf the web with my bluetooth and MacBook. I love technology. We will be in St. Louis in about 2 hours. Technorati Tags: MOSS Camp,Driving,Taco Bell ...
John Stockton on a small animation secured inline on a page of text, Martijn Croezen & Rob Houweling have a very nice Texture mapping applcation up, Andy Nogueira has a Silverlight Wrapper Web Part, Michael Sync helps resolve a Silverlight error, Jesse Liberty with Videos on Event Handling, Delay updates ConvertClipboardRTFToolToHTML, Shawn Wildermuth aggregates some SL2 bugs, Pete Brown on XAML Drop-Shadows, and Jaime Rodriguez with an awesome DeepZoom Primer. I didn't want to make a huge deal ...
I had never written a Windows Application outside of my training course almost 3 years ago in .Net 1.1 around the time I received my MCAD Certification. I agreed to write one using some of the code from my Console Applications. I was pretty scared. I wasn't sure if I would be able to rise to the challenge. I must say I really enjoyed it. I believe that I could write another one if I wanted to do it. I kept adding on more features that I wanted, until finally I just said enough. I need to finish this ...
Today was day 2 of the MOSS boot camp. I didn't actually realize it was a boot camp when I initially signed up. I'm not really a fan of that format, as I don't think they're terribly effective for most people. Still, the class is going pretty well. We covered Web Parts today, which was pretty interesting. We also digressed a bit here and there, covering various 3rd party tools the instructor thinks are neat. That's fine... I'm all for anything helpful. The labs are going really smoothly although ...
I ran into a lot of problems at work related to viewing all user alerts, permissions, and libraries/lists with different permissions. So I created a little open source project using a bit of the source code from SUSHI on Codeplex. I liked the fact that it displayed everything from top down via sites/lists/libraries that had different permissions than the top site. However, I modified it a bit to display permissions, alerts, and all sites information plus all lists and libraries that did not inherit ...
I will be speaking at MOSS Camp (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... in St. Louis on creating/changing multiple sites, lists, libraries through a Windows Application that I am going to port from one of my Console Applications. I am not a big Windows Application Fan, so I will probably port this application over to a web user control that links into the SMART PART...Anyway, I have too much book stuff to do, sleep to catch up on (neighbor decides they want to play music until 2/3 am every ...
Introduction In this post I would like to share my experiences about creating and maintaining a web site for a Wroclaw .NET User Group and platforms that can use to create such web site. Hope that some of my thoughts will be useful for someone who is active member of any community group. I am a leader of Wroclaw .NET User Group since November last year. Since then Wroclaw .NET User Group grows quite quickly and we have more and more needs and expectations how our web site should look like. Currently ...
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 ...
So I wanted to try DelivePoint from Barracuda Tools and I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting this tool to map out the Active Directory Groups for each site with the type of permissions plus tell me what lists and libraries had a break in permissions and what groups were associated. When I tried to view the permissions for a given site it only allowed me to choose site collection administrators, full control, designer, and readers. There was no option to view any custom permissions, contributors ...
Yes folks, I received one of the most abstract error messages from MOSS the other day. When trying to provision a new site collection (team site site collection, that is), the error message that was thrown by MOSS was titled: "Unknown Server Error: d". After checking my usual spots for crazy activity when errors are thrown (event logs, IIS logs, MOSS logs, etc.) which turned up nothing, I tried to provision a new site collection of a different type thinking "ahh...it must be in the site provisioning ...
I was doing some documentation today on this site that is part of a collection of customized sites. It has JavaScript (yuck) and web parts galore. I get to this site that deals with Affiliated Items for this particular site and I notice that there are 5 web parts. I am wondering why do you need 5 web parts when you take in a query string and provide a list of items. What you really only need is a Query String Web Part connected to another Web Part or a Web Part that reads the Query String. For some ...
Well kids if you did not know about this little known bug now you do. Even if you email enable your active directory group, then SharePoint may still not send alerts. I have no idea why this problem occurs. If you search for that AD Group, then you will notice no e-mail address will show up for that group even if it has an address attached...Well I did some googling and I found this beautiful article: http://blog.gavin-adams.com... Basically, ...
Last Wednesday was my last day at the university, where I have been working. I am starting a new job for a law firm, taking a little twist in technology as I move from mainly doing back-end development to a far more user centric environment on a large MOSS 2007 project, which is my preferred space. I have enjoyed my time at the uni, but among other things I will NOT miss the nightmare commute everyday. This is the leaving card I was presented with ;-) And a couple bottles of wine, one being my favourite ...
An update to my previous post on storing SQL BLOBs in SharePoint. Since MOSS SP1 it seems that you can do this in a supported way by implementing the ISPExternalBinaryProvider COM Interface. More info can be found in the WSS SDK. Limitations around using BLOB store provider (EBS) should be noted. Thanks to Itay for blogging about this! More info on EBS: http://blogs.msdn.com/husse... ...
Inspired by Scott Gu, I also felt the need of blogging the Links/BlogPosts I liked: ** March 19th is the date in "my" context and not that of posts I refer. Build & Release Automation (it is on top priorities in my list of personal project development) CI Server: Redefine Your Build Process with Continous Integration: Jay Flowers has written an excellent article on CI and about his tool CI Factory. I think Jay Flower has some similar thinking process I do, CI Factory has almost the same features ...
What is an Office Geek? An Office Geek is someone - typically a developer or administrator - who works with or is interested in working with some aspect of the Microsoft Office System. The Office System encompasses both client applications (Word, Excel, etc) as well as server applications (primarily SharePoint, but also Forms Server, workflow, etc). This could mean that you work with SharePoint, use VSTO to write OBAs, define taxonomies, maintain corporate records, etc. I found this little blurb ...
There are so many good things happening right now in the Polish .NET Community that I thogh it would be best to put it together in one post. So here you have it: C2C'08 is a first ever countrywide IT conference organized by community of Microsoft .NET and SQL Server professionals. On April 5th 2008 eleven speakers will have opportunity to show the most wanted topics, and answer the most desired questions. The list of speakers looks very impressive and includes celebrities like Dino Esposito and Matin ...
I did not realize this fact until today...I really dislike XPath as I am not allowed to express hate due to it being technically against my religious beliefs. I was working with a form in InfoPath 2003, because Terracon is not getting 2007 until next year. I created this form that uses a repeating table and a drop down list. When certain values are selected on the drop down list it will pop up certain text in various columns in this row. Unfortunately I was getting only the last row using a count ...
If anyone is interested in a MOSS code camp and they can get to St. Louis on April 5th they will be hosting a MOSS Camp Event. I signed up to present, but I'm not sure if I'll get picked. I want more experience and this event looks really cool. Plus I go to St. Louis once a month, so I figure I will get to see my best friend who I am missing this weekend. After all I have at least two or three extra places I could stay if for some reason I couldn't stay at my parents place. Here is the link for anyone ...
Looks like I will have the pleasure of speaking at the St. Louis MOSS Camp in April. The event looks awesome, and I wish we could draw a large enough crowd of speakers and attendees in Kansas City, but I don't think we are there yet. I will hopefully be presenting on WCM, but I left to options open to the organizers. If you are in the area, I would highly suggest this event. List of Current Topics: MOSS UX Customization Best Practices SharePoint 2007 Custom Workflow SharePoint 2007 Custom Web Parts ...
Look what I did to Paul Galvin's Blog Yesterday: I posted one comment received an error and gave it. I guess the error meant my browser wanted to post 6 comments on his blog without my name, even if I was logged into my Live ID. What I love is that every time I log on with my Live ID at work it won't post my name on comments anymore. Thank you blocking software...It's really grinding my gears...It's great we don't get to use messenger the productivity level rocks, but every so often something is ...
I was working a SPDataGridView Webpart today. I was trying to get the grid to refresh and re-bind itself after a specific client was deleted in the web part. When I tried to clear the grid it would not clear at all. It would refresh with the exact same data, until I hit F5 on Internet Explorer. I finally thought to myself what if I get rid of the Dataview as a source and call the DataSet directly. Sure enough I change it and clear the DataSet, then rebind and grid and when I delete the client it ...