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After struggling for 2 1/2 days I finally came up with a passable solution for this problem. I would create a custom list mirrored after the Contact List Template, except it would include Full Name as the Title field. I created a console application that would go through each site and create the new list using the clean template, import all the information, delete the old list, and add the link to the QuickLaunch. If you go through my old entries I have information sprinkled about in code sample ...
On some contacts this week we noticed that Last Name Phonetic, First Name Phonetic, and Company Name Phonetic were turned on in some contact lists. I googled around and found a couple articles that said these are Asian Support Fields. I did not really find exactly what Asian Support entails or how to turn it off completely. However, I did find a workaround that basically had me go into the Contact Content Type and hide all these phonetic fields. We are not going to be using these fields anytime soon, ...
I mentioned a while back that we setup a server farm with a Query, Index, Application, and SQL Box. Well we deployed all the old web parts and we are having all kinds of crazy issues on this farm. I'm not sure exactly what nuttiness is occurring, but half the time the solution packages are failing to deploy or the feature isn't installing in the batch files. Unfortunately, I installed VS 2005 and VSEWSS 1.1 and Visual Source Safe. I tried implementing the solutions through Visual Studio and it will ...
I would really like to develop better communications skills, so if anyone has a medium for me to speak about any SharePoint Topic please let me know. So far I have slides for Feature Design and Disaster Recovery, but I can pretty much cover any topic. I am just looking for a way that I can refine my communication skills and get more experience interacting with other people. I usually work weekdays from Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. I should be available anytime after 4:30 pm on weekdays ...
We are looking to build a list of people for the Kansas City Office Developer User Group. If you or your company is interested in getting added to our mailing list send me an e-mail at rebecca.isserman@gmail.com. Also, if you have any topics in mind please let me know. I am willing to present anything Office Centric, including SharePoing, Accesss, InfoPath, or any other Office Products Related....We are also looking for future sponsors for meetings...If you contact me I will put you on the list of ...
Dated: March/2008 Yes as saddening that sounds, it seems it is true. Having a bit of slack time and not being able to give VS2008 a whirl earlier due to project pressures, I broke it out today all eager to gauge what elegance this IDE brings, specially since I had the need to write a test WebPart. Out of instinct I went File -> New Project -> *hold up where is the SharePoint Category. So then me thinks ah! its not built in to the product, maybe another extension for Visual Studio. So googled ...
Remember this post I made a bit ago: Is there a Ghost in SharePoint? Well I spent a good couple of days looking at all kinds of error logs trying to trick it with a feature of the same GUID. Finally, I thought what is the last thing I played with that could have a feature involved and it hit me the U2U CAML Query Builder. I installed this feature and activated it, then realized it was showing up on every single list in my site collection farm. I deactivated the feature and ran the uninstaller. I ...
Here is the official information: March Meeting of the Office Developer User Group of Kansas City Title: Features...What is a Feature in SharePoint 2007? Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ( Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the March Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, March 6th (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 ...
I am actually pleased that today we have a bit of variety in tools that can generate BDC Application Definitions. An addition to this list of tools is "MOSS BDC Design Studio" by Simego, which actually quite good and easy to use. The site offers a 14 day trial version, and prices aren't that bad (but me thinks it should priced more a little bit more reasonably). But still for all the tool is quite good, it seems to be limited to SQL Server and WebServices which is a limitation. The other limitation ...
Right, the virtual server is up and running...time to soak up some SharePoint...get some dnrTv episodes down my throat. Sahil Malik recorded a series of SharePoint episodes, 4 in fact. He starts with what happens when SharePoint is installed and finishes with some massive XML files for a Business Data Catalogue application. Tip: They are an hour long, so watch it in fast mode, the talking speed is still good and it only takes 30 mins to watch. Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Note: You can ...
About 2 months ago, I had to evaluate MOSS / WSS - compare its features and capacity plan. I'm not sure i want I to go down the Sharepoint path - Its too restrictive, too meta-programmy , it doesnt give you OOTB AJAX enabled WebParts, and is a different path than Silverlight (maybe the next version will be SilverPoint ?). On the flipside, the concepts of pluggable WebParts, InfoPath, Excel Services and Sharepoint Workflows are appealing. Basically, to learn sharepoint you have to read the following: ...
I am starting down a path with Sharepoint (MOSS 2007), so I found a nice MOSS virtual machine download, its only a 30 day trial, but that'll do for the moment. It's nice that it comes all installed etc, just to get a flavour. The virtual machine is also a domain controller - not sure whether there is any specific reason that relates to a MOSS installation! The image also contains SQL 2005 SP1, Office 2007 Pro, Sharepoint Designer and some other bits...check the above link for more details. Back to ...
Most of you all would probably be knowing this, but for the newbie out there who is just getting into MOSS's Enterprise Search features this would probably prove useful... Lets say that through the SSP Search Configurations page you've gone and created a couple of Scopes. But when you get back to your site collection you notice that none of the scopes appear in the search scope dropdown (normally located on the top right hand corner of the page), you only see the default scopes. What you need to ...
I want to apologize to anyone reading my feeds lately or reading my blog entries. I am trying import 5 entries a day to the new blog, so you are going to see a bunch of entries from the old blog posted to FeedBurner again. I am really sorry and this mess should be cleaned up, hopefully, within the next few months. Maybe some of the new people reading the blog missed some of the entries, so it might be nice to re-visit some old entries. Maybe you will also notice a gap in some topics related to SharePoint ...
Yesterday I messed with the default.master file for our main portal page to allow for more real estate on the site. Today I noticed that the lists had a problem showing the bread crumbs on every single site, so I created another masterpage for only the lists and document libraries, unfortunately I did not realize what I had done...A bit later I got some complaints about "File Not Found" errors, so I realized that I did not check the file back in. Later on people start complaining about messages that ...
I ran into a problem last week, where I need to update multiple sites navigation really quick by deleting and adding items to the navigation on the quick launch bar. I found this great entry from Todd Baginski: http://www.sharepointblogs.... I wanted to take this a step further by removing nodes from underneath a specific heading. Then I wanted to re-add different nodes, so that I could pull ...
So I am somewhat involved in a user group that was started a couple months ago by Jeff Julian. This user group was created due to a lack of a SharePoint User Group that deals with more developmental and administrative aspects of SharePoint in the Kansas City Area. (Please stop posting comments about the user group that Daniel Webster hosts. I have no beef with him or his user group it is great for project leads and business analysts. I am not trying to spread hate towards anyone.) So we have some ...
I must admit that I know only the most basic things about javascript (how to create a slideshow, how to redirect items, and how to write basic functions). I am debugging someone else's code and I still have no idea what I am doing. Basically on every one of these sites we have one default master page with a script inside to check every list and document library to see if a yes/no "Flag" field is checked and also checks the "Flag Expiration" to see if it is expired. If the field is checked and it ...
We created a test farm with SP1 for WSS 3.0 and MOSS. We added our content database from Production by importing the backup files and recreated the application. When I tried to install the 20 WSP Templates for the Fantastic 40 I find out the solution packages are not installing properly. I haven't tried to install these templates after installing SP1, because the old farm they were installed prior to SP1 existing. Does anyone know why the solution package would only install half of the features for ...
This week I wrote yet another console application that will write to an html file and create two tables. It basically reads from a list a specific entry, then breaks up the entry into multiple pieces based on a delimiter. Then it uses a web service to send the information through a stored procedure and writes to an html file. If you are remotely interested in the code I can post it just let me know. I am also working on setting up incoming e-mail. So far I have found a couple entries that all link ...
Here is some sample code: while(document.getElementBy... != null) { var menu = document.getElementById('zz... //looks for the hyperlink tags using the quicklaunch tag var hyperlinks = menu.getElementsByTagName('... hyperlinks[0].href = hyperlinks[0].href.replace(... URLToReplace); //replaces the URL text hyperlinks[0].target = "_blank"; //allows for opening the link in a new window i+=1; } This tag for the quicklaunch: zz2_QuickLaunchMenu you can find ...
At EndUserSharePoint I noticed that he encountered a bug when checking in files, so I responded with a little fix I created that involves a SharePoint Designer Workflow. Here is a link to his blog post: http://www.endusersharepoin... It looks like a few people want to know how you would use SharePoint Designer to Check-In Items. So here is a little walk-through (will be adding screen shots as this post has been moved): For starters you need to open up Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer ...
I am looking around on the net for some classes for WPF, WCF, and WF plus any type of certification classes for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Tests. I want to try and pass at least one certification exam for MOSS by the middle of the year. I would also like to learn more information and start writing my own work flows. I know barely anything about WPF, except that it looks really nice. I bet that I could make some really snazzy webparts implementing this technology. I'm not the most awesome ...
I came across an interesting item this morning. I need to deploy web.config changes to a MOSS 2007 farm. After hearing many people including Ted Pattison speak about this in various sessions at the Office Developers Conference, my initial reaction was "Great, now I can make web.config modifications using a SPFeatureReceiver and the SPWebConfigModification class. Additionally, this is discussed in detail here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... and Here: http://www.crsw.com/mark/Li... ...
At work they wanted me to create a 2 question survey that allowed the users to post as many times as they wanted anonymously on multiple sites. I had created a document library on multiple sites using a console application, but I had never created a survey. They also wanted there domain users to have access to the survey, so that they could post and not delete or edit the surveys plus a couple of alerts setup. The sites already existed and were being created from a template, so I just updated the ...
OOTB the Search Core Results webpart simply emphasizes the search string you entered in the Search Box by wrapping it within the <b></b> tags. But let’s say you need to highlight the search terms in different colors; what do you do? Write a new results webpart? No! you only need to adjust the Search Core Results XLS. This is how it’s done: Open up the XLS editor and copy the contents to notepad or some other editor (if your fine with editing it in the MOSS’s default editor, go right ahead) ...
As part of setting up Enterprise Search for a major IT company, I had to create content sources for a number of web sites hosted on the company’s intranet. Pretty easy you say, well yes. But the problems arose when MOSS began crawling the websites. There were more Crawl Errors in the crawl log than Crawl Successes. Seems that the web applications MOSS was crawling were not being maintained properly and there were loads of broken links. Naturally, I pointed this fact out to the administrators and ...
If you are one of the 11 people who I have noticed on Feedburner that read my blog I have moved it. I am now located at http://www.mosslover.com and hosting my blog on Geeks with Blogs, rather than SharePoint Blogs. I didn't decide to move my blog all at once. It was a gradual decision built on various frustrations. I know it's not Dustin's fault that the templates were no longer available on SharePoint Blogs. I am sure it's not his fault that there was an inability to load screen shots. I love SharePointBlogs.com. ...
*Moved to: Waffling on SharePoint...Documentation, documentation and more documentation.. The life blood of IT. The only problem being that it is very difficult for a technically minded individual such as myself to write documentation with NO technical content what so ever! These documents are what the business really want; They do not care that the workflow capabilities of SharePoint bring easer workflow to the masses, they only care that it is there; They do not care that we will be deploying on ...
This is an update to my previous post on Gantt chart web part by Teun. WSS 3.0 version of this web part can be found here. Although MOSS has an out of the box Gantt view for lists as can be seen below the SharePoint Gantt view is bloated compared to the Gantt chart web part. Not only do you get the nice rounded corners for the chart but it will pick up Group by settings of the tasks list and display a black container around the grouped tasks. Many people have reported problems activating this web ...
Just thought I'd give you an idea of some of the content that will be presented at the Raleigh Code Camp 2008 this Saturday. Jim Wooley - What's new in VB 9 Richard Campbell - Performance and Scalability Mark Dunn - BizTalk Miguel Castro - How to Work with Recruiters Rob Zelt - Silverlight Bill Jones - LINQ in VS 2008 Josh Carlisle - Customizing MOSS Publishing Brian Gough - Wrapping a User Control in a SharePoint Web Part Josh Carlisle - SharePoint for ASP.NET Developers Kevin Boles - SQL Server ...
Countdown till the 2008 launch in Belgium and the start of the TechDays summit has started. Proud to see loads of great Belgian speakers here. Here a list speakers I like, collegeas, community (visug) friends, Microsoft.be guys and other certified trainers and people I met at other Microsoft events. Gill Cleeren : A collegea at Ordina, MVP, SilverLight geek presenting Next Generation Web Applications. Dandy Weyn : A Redmond based SQL Guru with Belgian roots has multiple sessions on SQL 2008. Peter ...
This Virtual Lab hosted by Microsoft is on Installing and Configuring SharePoint 2007 (MOSS). I've installed and configured SharePoint on numerous occasions, but I can honestly say that I haven't done any of the more advanced configuration scenarios (e.g., Server Farms) and cannot attest to understanding a lot of the advanced features of configuring the server. This Virtual Lab allows you to learn how to learn how to do a lot in a virtually hosted training environment. I love these Virtual Labs! ...

Article in the MOSS and Office 2007 blog on use of Microsoft Enterprise Library and associated design patterns.

Garth Pickup, CEO of Solidsoft is pleased to announce that once again Solidsoft is a key sponsor of Microsoft’s prestigious Architect Insight Conference taking place this year on 28 and 29 April in Old Windsor. “The Future of IT” is a key consideration for all our customers and is reflected in the theme of the conference, during which senior Solidsoft architects will present the following sessions: Building an Enterprise Service Bus with BizTalk Server 2006 and WCF Fast Forward to the Future of the ...
Various settings and customizations (e.g. Master Pages, Content Types) can be pushed to an entire SharePoint Site Collection pretty easy. But crossing the Site Collection can't be accomplished without building your own solution (which typically involves writing code). The Microsoft guys and girls have released a tool that can help you with these scenarios: SharePoint Cross-site Configurator (http://www.codeplex.com/SP... The SharePoint Cross-site Configurator The tool automates the process ...
*Moved to: Installing MOSS 2007 from scratchI am having occasion to rebuild my Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) development server. In fact, I killed it by adding a Business Data Catalog (BDC) that pointed to a table that had just over a million rows... Now, maybe this would not have caused a problem if I was not using a single server deployment with SQL server on the same box... That's the way the OS crumbles Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Kerberos and SharePoint 2007If you want to use Kerberos authentication and not NTLM with SharePoint then there are some extra tasks that you need to get someone with Domain Admin privileges to perform. For EVERY dns / port combination a SPN needs to be added to Active Directory to tell it that it is allowed to use Kerberos to authenticate a specific account or server to that URL. In a production environment with a farm of multiple server you will need to use the account option. The account ...
We installed first time in a stressy condition the SP1 for a production server (a simple farm installation). There was an error during running a custom workflow (developed in Visual Studio 2005) attached to a custom list; we googled out that it was a MOSS bug solved by SP1, which was not installed yet. The plan was to install SP1 and restore a backup from previous midnight for the content database in order to regain the status of a workflow which crashed due to the MOSS bug mentioned above. What ...
John Stover has written an excellent post on MOSS 2007 Licensing and Configuration Scenarios. Some other important links related to this are as under: Windows Server 2003 R2 Pricing MSSQL Server 2005 Editions & Pricing MOSS 2007 & Related Technologies Pricing Cornelius also has posted an excellent post on Complete MOSS Licensing info ...
Andrew Connell writes: Two new Visual How To's I've been working on have recently been posted on MSDN's online help. Hopefully this will help you in your MOSS 2007 WCM Publishing Site development! Adding Code-Behind Files to Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007 Learn to use code-behind files within master pages and page layouts that are used in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Web content management (WCM) publishing sites. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... ...

Good blog on using AJAX with WSS3.0 and MOSS 2007,

Read it here

Scott Barnes discusses and gives a good reference to Michael Scherotter's webcast of Workflow and Expression Encoder, Brad Abrams reports the Firstarter Video site is fully functional, and LiquidBoy goes way over the top with his iPod-Touch-style color picker. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight: Instant YouTube out of the box Scott Barnes of Mossy Blog discusses the 'youtube-out-of-the-box' button syndrome a bit, then redirects us to a page by Michael Scherotter that has a webcast for Windows ...
Office 2007 + MOSS + WSS 3.0 SP1 is out!! 2007 Office System SP 1 is out: SharePoint + Office clients You must install WSS SP1 before MOSS SP1. Windows SharePoint Services v3 SP1 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 Service pack for the Office 2007 clients as well: 2007 Microsoft Office Suite SP1 This works for all Office suites including Ultimate Separte download for SharePoint Designer 2007 SP1: Office SharePoint Designer 2007 SP1 and for Visio 2007: Office Visio 2007 SP1 ...
Explore several new features for authentication and authorization in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 that make it easier to develop and deploy solutions in Internet-facing and extranet environments. Have a look at these great articles by Steve Peschka of Microsoft Forms Authentication in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Part 1): IntroductionForms Authentication in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Part 2): Membership and Role Provider SamplesForms ...
I was trying to install a feature in MOSS 2007 which has got some Telerik controls (RadGrid, RadWindow, RadComboBox, RadUpload and RadAjax) in it. But after activating the feature which has some pages which use the SonOfSmartPart to host user controls which contain the Telerik controls, I got this error because of RadGrid: [Exception: The control must be placed inside a form tag with runat=server.] Actually I got this error when I started working in MOSS, but I debugged it for some time, then I took ...
I am sure some of you have been stuck with this, or are reading this because you are still stuck with this problem. i.e. not being able to change the granular permissions of a listitem for a user or a group. Well then I shouldnt waste your time but should point out to null's blog which shows you how its done. Technorati tags: sharepoint, moss, permissions, securtiy Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...

2008 is going to be a bumper year for a number of reasons not least the launch of Longhorn - sorry Server 2008!

With .Net 3.5 now live and BizTalk in its 2006 R2 version coupled with MOSS 2007, AJAX and Silverlight things look great...

So lets hope all our hopes are realised!

*Moved to: SharePoint 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Service Pack 1 UpdateI had a number of problems installing SharePoint 3.0 Service Pack 1 and then Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1. In fact, I managed to put my server completely out of action and I have been trying to fix it off and on for a couple of weeks (I have been on holiday). This being my only day in for the rest of this year, I thought I should give it another go, as I did not want the server down for another week... Well, I ...
It's been a while since my last post ... in fact more than a year. A lot changed for me since then. One of the main changes is that my struggle with CRM has ended and I've switched to developing with sharepoint. The main reason for that is that I changed my employer. I will now work exclusively with Sharepoint, MOSS and its WCM features. This is something very new and exciting for me. I really enjoy it since I got a little bored with MS CRM (and with my former company but that is a different story). ...