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Following the massive success of SharePoint Saturday's in the US, Brian Farnhill has now decided to launch the series in Sydney. The event will be hosted at Microsoft's Offices in Epping Road, North Ryde and will consist of a whole day of SharePoint based lectures and discussions. This is a great way to get to get immersed in an array of information surrounding MOSS/WSS. So for more information check out Brian's blog post: http://blog.brianfarnhill.c... ...
I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday - Ozarks in Harrison, AR on July 18th on SharePoint Architecture: SharePoint Capacity planning and performance (the labs). http://www.sharepointsaturd... We will take a deep dive on how you can stress test your SharePoint environment with the already available Visual Studio Tools. We will also look SharePoint Capacity planning tools. See you there ...
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 for my primary dev machine, however I recently run into a few problems trying to a developer version of Commerce Server 2009 get working locally. I think however I finally managed to hack it sufficiently to get it working. Here is how to do it [please not however these are registry hacks, and render your product unsupported, so you should do so carefully and only on non-production machines. Please back up your registry before making any edits]: You can only install ...
One of my biggest disappointments when using VS 2010 was the much hyped about SharePoint IDE tools where missing in the beta release. After refreshing my computer to Windows 7, I managed to find an old hyperlink from late 2008 which demo'ed these tools in all their glory. Even though it's a couple of month out of date now, checkout the forthcoming benefits in VS2010 for SharePoint devs in this Channel 9 video: ...
The Dashboard Designer in PerformancePoint Server 2007 gives you the ability to set a number of the properties for the font of a given column in a scorecard including the font-family and the font-size. You can see these settings change in the designer and you can preview the scorecard and see how your scorecard will look when it is deployed. I changed the font in the screenshot above to Wingdings so that you could easily see the difference. In practice this is probably not a typical change, but you ...
How often you should search for the various information? Most likely it occurs every day. It is important, that an information search problem not trivial. Also the information can is in various sources - in files, in e-mail messages, in documents etc. Not the secret, that most part of an information is in a network - local and global. Windows Search which allows to search easily and conveniently on the basis of indexes has been developed in Windows Vista. In Windows 7 a theme of search has found ...
Last week I was asked on one of my CodeProject article, about how to implement a Sharepoint feature that will automatically add subfolders to a parent folder in a document library. To add subfolders when a new Folder(or derived Content Type from Folder) was created, we have to write a feature, that will handle the ItemAdded event. When this event gets fired, we can get the current folder item and add subfolders to it. The following feature adds subfolders( the ones from folders array) when a new ...
The LiveMeeting Q&A session with ScottGu was, as usual, very exciting. As promised, here are some of the highlights from his answers. Microsoft’s Development Process In terms of the development process at Microsoft, Scott said that more projects will be developed with openness, transparency, more frequent releases, relying on customers’ feedback and with OSI open source licenses as in the case of ASP.NET MVC. Silverlight In regards to Silverlight 3 release date, it might be around the July 10th. ...
So I’ve blogged about this a lot. If you read my blog you know how I got started. Kansas City .Net User Group and walking up to the right person at the right time plus meeting the right people at the right events that just clicked as good people (Lee, Brian, Jeff, John, Tim, Michael). I guess looking back over the past 2 years (as of this month I believe?) in retrospect would be nice. I was pretty hardcore into World of Warcraft back then without many friends newly moved to Kansas City. Right now ...
Last night someone said that you could not use a SP Designer Workflow with Infopath. I guess it’s one of those things that not everyone has worked with. I take it for granted, because I have been using SPD workflows and Infopath. For all of you who never actually have used Infopath. You can publish an Infopath Form and elevate certain fields in the form to a SharePoint Form Library. Before you want to add these columns to the library you want to add them to the Form Options Section (Tools Menu –> ...
In this Issue: Sergey Zwezdin, Steve Berry, Colin Eberhardt, and Mike Taulty. Shoutout: Tom is posting his Adventures with Silverlight 3.0 and SharePoint – Part 1 and is looking for others working in the same space. From SilverlightCream.com: Cross domain access policy in Silverlight applications Sergey Zwezdin has a good post up at ASPAlliance on the Cross-domain policy... what it is, why it is, why you should use it, etc... all good stuff!Silverlight 3 Based on Styles Steve Berry gives a quick ...
This month Howard Davy will be discussing SharePoint Designer Workflows. He was one of the volunteers for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City. He helped orchestrate the event with me and a ton of other people. As his day job he’s a SharePoint Trainer, so this should be a really good presentation. If you guys are in Kansas City and find SPD a little scary. I would show up just to see what it actually can do. We are meeting as usual this Thursday at 5:45 pm at Centriq (8700 Stateline, Leawood, KS 66206). ...
With "Dublin" on the horizon as the future distributed application server role for Windows, does it make sense for Microsoft to call this new role "Windows BizTalk Services"? This would in many ways mimic the Windows SharePoint Services/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server paradigm. The only problem in the short term is that BizTalk Server 2009 has just been released and looks nothing like Dublin. The ideal set of products would first include Windows BizTalk Services, which includes all of the lightweight ...
Yesterday I took my 70-630 MCTS exam in Configuring and Administrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I have participated in Microsoft exams a few years ago, and for this one I felt seriously under prepared. I have been using MOSS now for a couple of years and have gone through various administration and deployment scenarios; however the scary thing about 70-630 is the lack of resources available to prepare. The biggest asset I could find where sympathetic community bloggers who have gone ...

SharePoint Saturday in Toronto will be happening July 11 at the Microsoft offices. This is the first ever SharePoint Saturday and should be a great community event!

They’re currently looking for speakers, so if you’re interested check out their website to download the speaker submission form.

It’s not that I’m avoiding blogging it’s just that I need some non-SharePoint weekends and weeks. I need to just take some time to chill out. I have three weekends off from events and I am just relaxing and kicking back with friends. I am trying to plan out my move a little more. We narrowed down our options to New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Somerset, Highland Park areas in New Jersey. I am a little stressed right now, so taking some time away from my blog and events for a few weeks is something ...
If you live in Edmonton and do anything with SQL Server you should definitely check out the upcoming first ever meeting of the Edmonton chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (EDMPASS). Colin has done a great job getting this group off the ground, and he’s brought in Scott Gillespie to talk about SQL Server 2008 for Developers and DBA’s. I’ve included the info about the session below. Go be part of your local technology community. Date: May 28th 2009 Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location:Stanley ...
If you ever need to deploy a WCF service to SharePoint 2007, there's plenty of information about how to do it on the web. Including how to make it work with Integrated Authentication or Forms Authentication. And it's all great and works. However, I had to make the service "run" under the context of a particular web (which was actually a subweb). By this I mean that if I have a root site and a subsite and my WCF service calls SPContext.Current.Web I'd want it to return the subsite, not the root site. ...
We are 2 ½ years from the launch of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and the SharePoint marketing team has finally succeeded to produce a website leveraging their own much hyped product. As blogged by Owen Allen, http://sharepoint.microsoft... launched yesterday. This however isn't the first site launched by Microsoft using the MOSS platform – but what this one certainly embraces more is the recent investments in MOSS extensions such as the latest AKS, and Silverlight controls. ...
For people like me opportunities to go to the large professional developer conferences in the US never materialises. However the Microsoft SharePoint team are this time offering one lucky person a break: simply redesign the SharePoint conference 2009 homepage and win yourself a free ticket to the October event. The competition is open for one month and the more details can be found here: http://www.mssharepointconf... For the rest of us who fall more into ...
It's not much to get excited over, but Lee Richardson on his Rapid Application Development blog has posted the first screenshots of SharePoint 2010. Here: They have been captured from the recent Tech-Ed 09 session videos, and quite clearly show in-line AJAX editing of list data. The big red button on the first screen indicates this is the alpha version of the product which a Microsoft contact recently told me had been floating around internally for some time now. Tom has also blogged about the following ...
You read it correctly...TypeMock is giving out free licenses... well not to everyone, but hey... you can try. I'm posting this in hopes I get some licenses that I can hand out to readers... and that would be all of you :) I'll let you know how it goes :) Unit Testing ASP.NET? ASP.NET unit testing has never been this easy. Typemock is launching a new product for ASP.NET developers – the ASP.NET Bundle - and for the launch will be giving out FREE licenses to bloggers and their readers. The ASP.NET ...
Recently I was having trouble with the following code: SPWebApplication webApp = site.WebApplication; webApp.FormDigestSettings.E... = true; site.WorkflowManager.StartW... docList.ContainingDocumentL... docFile.UniqueId), foundWorkflow, foundWorkflow.AssociationData, true); //Turn security validation back on. webApp.FormDigestSettings.E... = false; More to the point, I got the following exception on the line webApp.FormDigestSettings.E... = true; [5/18/2009--4:05 ...
I woke up this morning to quite a nice surprise.  The SharePoint Pod Show is featured on the Microsoft MVP blog today!  It discusses our guests as well as our latest show about Test Driven Development.

Check it out here.
Recently I seemed to have issues with opening PPT files. I am running Office 2007 for a long time now and one of the things that I use most with respect to my work is PowerPoint files. Over the last 2 weeks I saw a certain weird behaviour with PPTs specifically related to printer options. Every time, I try to open the PPT or unlock the system with the PPTs open, they try to print to my default printer. The specific error message would state that the default printer could not be accessed. I dismissed ...
Most awaiting Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1 is available for download now, which include ASP.NET 4.0 enhancements, support for SharePoint development , more support for parallel programming , Cloud computing etc., Here is the quick list of features for developers in Visual Studio 2010 1) Inline Call Hierarchy for better code understanding : This one of the most interesting features of the Visual studio 2010 for developers. This features enables developers to understand the code easily. This ...
Typemock guys, the guys behind the only mocking framework that can apply mocking in complex environments like Microsoft SharePoint, are releasing a new Product,, ASP.NET Bundle. Here is what they’re saying about it: Typemock is launching a new product for ASP.NET developers – the ASP.NET Bundle - and for the launch will be giving out FREE licenses to bloggers and their readers. The ASP.NET Bundle is the ultimate ASP.NET unit testing solution, and offers both Typemock Isolator, a unit test tool and ...
For those of you that haven't read the outcomes from TechEd – the Visual Studio 2010 beta is now available for download on MSDN (for subscribers only). The public release of the beta will be on Wednesday 20th May. For those who spend most of their time on SharePoint, such as me this release is rumoured to have increased support for the SharePoint platform, including F5 debugging, and WYSIWYG web part functionality, and a server browsers for tracking down all those lists, and document libraries within ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Beta 1 ShipsVisual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1 will be available to download from MSDN today at 5pm (GMT) and to the general public on Wednesday. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Last week was certainly an exciting weeks for many of the Microsoft bloggers in the community. Microsoft Tech-Ed 2009 in Los Angeles, one of the largest technical industry events of the year took place, and it appeared as always Microsoft reserved many of the announcements for its forthcoming Windows 7, and Office 2010 platform until last week. Being based in Sydney, and I unfortunately didn't managed to attend the event (through cost, as opposed to want), however through the trawling of many blogs ...
It's an age old adage that on life's journey you always arrive at a fork in the road, and need to decide which path you want to take. At the beginning of 2007 my professional career faced exactly this fate, with the hurt of the looming GEC and the shifting of core skills in many IT departments I was faced with the making a hard decision; continue to seek full time employment or gamble with taking an IT contractor position. My journey however was never about income, stability, or my methods of employment ...

Even though SharePoint 2007 still has the new car smell in many ways, SP 2010 is just around the corner.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/051509-microsoft-sharepoint.html?hpg1=bn

 

The next version of Groove is getting a new name; the successor to Microsoft Office Groove 2007 will be SharePoint Workspace 2010. Microsoft claims that this is a natural progression since Groove is to SharePoint like Outlook is to Exchange. SharePoint Workspace 2010 won't just be the same product with a new name: Microsoft plans to add features that make it easier to deploy and manage. At the same time, Microsoft says that SharePoint Workspace will make it easier to access SharePoint content (or ...
I don’t know Joel personally, but some recent posts of his caused a stir within the community, and he seems like a pretty interesting dude… so that makes him a perfect candidate for a NINE Questions interview. Unfortunately, I never got a pic from him with this interview, so this placeholder pic will have to do for now. I know you’re all chomping at the bit to read my latest interview, so without further ado, I give you these NINE Questions with Joel Oleson, aka SharepointJoel. 1. Where are you from? ...
Windows and the Windows Explorer have had search capabilities for a long time and they have gradually improved over the years. The one thing that was always lacking was an ability to search different contexts (or remote sources). There were some improvements with the Windows Desktop search, but I think the federated search capability in Windows 7 really gets it right. Federated search in Windows 7 introduces support to search different remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies and allows you ...
Have I mentioned lately that I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed? It seems I was brilliant when setting up my SharePoint VM and I used my user account when setting up my VM’s service accounts. Smart move? right? At least I won’t forget what username and password I used. Well…. pretty stupid actually. My password changed on my user account which broke SharePoint on my VM. I couldn’t access any of the sites or Central Administration. Actually, I knew this was going to happen, I was just procrastinating ...
I had the pleasure today of trying to get Silverlight and SharePoint to play nice with each other. You’d *think* this wouldn’t be that difficult. But as I’m learning more about SharePoint, I’m realizing also that things are sometimes more complex than we assume. Prelude: Clarification on Form Content Web Part So in a previous post, I talked about my frustration with how code in a Form Content web part wasn’t behaving the way I expected. Instead of showing the Silverlight app it was always showing ...
As I was working on my recent SharePoint issue (closer to a solution btw, stay tuned!), I had to make a few changes to the web.config file on the server. I remote in, I make some changes, I save, and *poof* – SharePoint is broken?! Odd…the error message is pointing to a typo in the web.config file. Turns out that TypeName was showing as Type?ame. Huh, weird…I didn’t change that area. Oh well. This little game of fix, save, find-new-questionmark went on for a while. I tried a couple of times to revert ...
[Edit: Note that a solution to this was found, and you can read about it here.] Weird problem that I don’t have the answer to…yet. I have a Silverlight app (.xap) uploaded to a document library in my SharePoint site. I want to display this in a Form Content web part. In the source editor I have something akin to this (altered to keep it short and easy to read): <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server"/> <asp:Silverlight ID="Xaml1" runat="server" Source="/Silverlight/Silver... ...

I've found an interesting article where they explain how you can use Firebug (Lite) in IE.

Use firebug in IE

It can come in handy sometimes to fine tune javascript...

Azure session with Chappel was pretty good. I have a better perspective on where Azure fits in. Then attended: OFC03-INT - Integrating Application Lifecycle Management and Project Portfolio Management. Very interesting demo of how an organization ‘could’ build an end-to-end portfolio management toolset using Sharepoint + Project Server + Project Portfolio Server + TFS. Makes a great scenario, but lots of heavy lifting and integration to put the scenario together. Lots of pieces were custom, based ...
As with any typical day, this afternoon I checked my Twitter feed to see Andrew Connell's big announcement that he and Ted Pattison have launched a new company called Critical Path Training. I'm excited about this for multiple reasons. First, take a look at their site...It's all SharePoint 2007 WCM and it's smoking fast! Nice work on the site guys! It's good to see another successful WCM implementation on SharePoint! Here is what makes me really excited about the launch of this new company. If you ...
Hi guys and gals, As some of you may know, I have quit working on SharePoint for the past five months, to focus more on my very last months of studies, for which I am programming a social website which I am hoping to launch this year or earlier next year. As such, I have not been reading or working on SharePoint, and had my interests focused on this project. I am focusing more on C# .NET and AJAX, together with database: MS SQL SERVER. During the last couple of weeks I have been on the look out for ...
Join us May 27th for the next session of the Winnipeg SharePoint User Group where Microsoft MVP Eric Legault will give a guided tour of SharePoint and the Office System. Focus will be on some of the powerful and overlooked features throughout the suite, as well as demonstrating some third-party software and tools that can give real-world value for your current projects. Cool Community Tools Overview of the “Fantastic 40” Site Templates and how they can be batch installed Connecting Office Applications ...
BizTalk Server 2006 Unable to determine whether or not specified user is an administrator. You are attempting to install Windows SharePoint services adapter web service on a virtual server that has not been configured with Windows SharePoint Services TITLE: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Configuration Wizard ------------------------------ You are attempting to install Windows SharePoint Services Adapter Web Service on a virtual server that has not been configured with Windows SharePoint Services. ...
Thanks to Solidsoft for running a great day at Microsoft last week. Topics covered were BizTalk, SharePoint and using them to build successful SOA and BPM solutions. Being responsible for BizTalk and also having had SharePoint land on my plate recently, the day gave me some good ideas about where to take these platforms ...
I’m being pressured by a very non-technical program manager to work with another team to “integrate” our current ASP.NET application set into a non-existent SharePoint 2007 solution. The main problem I have with this is that this SharePoint solution has been sold to leadership by a smooth talking faux-developer. By this, I mean that this guy truly believes that he’s a software developer, but in reality his development career has consisted of scripts for servers, not actual OO-development, but I digress. ...
This set of posts is about a "Mini URL" service that I created initially to help provide a means to automate shortening of URL's for sending in emails to users in SharePoint. If you've used SharePoint and at times you need to send a link to a List or Document item one way is to "right-click" the item (whether it's a folder, list item, or document) then if it's IE choose "Copy Shortcut". You can then just past that into an email and send over to your recipient. Recently, I also noticed that even the ...
I hear a lot of stories that start off with “We were going to use InfoPath for this project but we couldn’t get it to work so we had to do it all as .aspx forms”. Frankly, if I were not so stubborn I would have the same stories. At first glance InfoPath seems like a great solution, then you start to get under the covers a little bit and it becomes more and more frustrating. You end up having to purchase a code signing certificate, open the form up to Full Trust, write Code Behind, etc… and every ...
My name is Becky Isserman. Everyone in the Kansas City Community knew me as Becky before they even knew who MOSSLover was on the web. I didn’t even buy the domain until last year in April after the first event I attended, STL MOSS Camp. It’s really weird how much I’ve done and how far I’ve come since then. I swear I was ten times more nervous that first time. Who wouldn’t be with there dad in the room? When I was at DC I got up and I spoke and I fumbled ten times less. I can see the pay back for ...