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I am a Female SharePoint Developer (a platinum unicorn). I have been working with SharePoint since I attended the Portal University in 2005. I hold a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I love playing Rockband, organizing user group meetings, working with code, attending events as a speaker or organizer, and having bizarre conversations about geek things with cool people. If you have any comments or questions fill out the contact form and I will try my best to help.



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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 back to this article: http://www.combined-knowledge.com/Downloads%202007.htm.
It looks to be a great article that talks about Exchange Server 2003 and 2007.  I am really interested in setting this up, because I have never really seen the incoming e-mail feature in action.  I would like to know how the e-mails are changed when they hit SharePoint.  I am also curious how the routing through the SMTP Server will look like.  I played a little bit with the drop folder and tried to get it to work without the SMTP Server.  I did a little googling and realized you can't trick SharePoint it knows that there is no SMTP Server.
The other really cool thing I did this week was setup a bunch of Virtual Servers (3 to be exact) on our test server, so that we could host the our Test SharePoint Box in an almost similar environment to our SharePoint Production Box.  It was really neat, because we can remote into the Virtual Servers without an issue and they are all hosted on the Test Box.  I started out thinking this project would be incredibly hard, but it really isn't.  I installed Server 2003 and the network guy joined the servers to the domain and setup remote PC.  We setup SQL 2005 on one box and a complete install of SharePoint on the main box and two of the VPCS.  I installed SharePoint complete on the main box first as a new server farm.  Then all I needed to do was do a complete install and join them to the existing farm.  It was so simple.  You turn off the Search Service on the Application Box and turn it on the Query and Index Boxes.  Then you pretty much check the box in the service on Central Admin based on the server you choose.  I chose the Query option for the Query Server and the Indexing option for the Index Server.  When I setup the SSP it recognized the Index Server and Indexed all the profiles and content properly.  I was so amazed.  Now I need to fix our Production Server, so that it includes two web front ends, a query server, an index server, an application box, and a SQL Box.  Right now we only have a SQL Box and an Application Box, so this will be rather interesting to setup.  I will probably post in the upcoming weeks about how it went.
I hope that you guys all have a nice night.  As I posted in my last entry if you are in the KC Area and free come to the user group meeting tonight.

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