Tag | SharePoint 2007 Posts

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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! ...

Microsoft's resource site has a great wealth of info on SharePoint 2007 product set: have a look here

Introduction This week, I've been to ITWorx first public seminar called "CuttingEdge Club" on Saturday. The idea of a public developer seminar was pretty interesting to me being one of the organizers and speakers for the first developer seminars held in Egypt ever (the DemoDay event we started earlier back in November 2006), and being a speaker myself in ITWorx internal seminars just last week! Interestingly enough, ITWorx started their internal seminars/conferences/clubs (call it whatever you like ...
The Open Highway Ed Musters is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Consultant, and owner of the Open Highway Consulting Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am president of the Toronto .NET User Group, one of the largest in North American with over 4000 members and running for over 5 years now. I am a passionate evangelist of the Microsoft .NET development platform and looking forward to what the future will bring with the release of Visual Studio 2008. I also specialize in SharePoint 2007 development ...
Date: Monday, November 5, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m. <-- Note time change from original post Topic: Introduction to SharePoint 2007 for Developers Speaker: Reza Alirezaei, Development Horizon Corp As a SharePoint developer you must know what types of functionality the SharePoint object model provides, and how to leverage it in order to build custom solutions. During this session attendees will learn the most commonly used objects in the SharePoint object model, including what they are, what they do, and ...
Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, November 1st (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: Sharepoint has several tools related to backing up and restoring site collections. In this session we will learn how to utilize stsadm to back up the site collection and put it on a scheduler, so that we ...
*Moved to: Installing TFS 2008 from scratchWell, setting up TFS 2008 is pretty easy. I have done an upgrade before, but I have now deployed my first pure TFS 2008 server to a clean environment. I have Reporting Services, SQL and TFS on one box and SharePoint 2007 in my Farm. Word of warning: RTFMRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
A Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) production environment is designed according to projected load, usage pattern, services, content volume and growth projections. There is a lot of information that has been published by Microsoft and others on these topics, but i recently had a need to summarize this for a client, so here are hardware and server sizing guidelines for MOSS - brief, to the point and all in one place. Virtualized deployments will be covered in a follow-up post. Guidelines ...
*Moved to: Refocus...You may have noticed that over the last month or so I have been neglecting my blog (too many personal posts) and my focus on development in general. This has been a temporary setback due mostly to starting a new job and not getting to play with Team Server at the moment (plus I had a knee operation the other week). So for now, I will be trying to focus more on Sharepoint 2007 / MOSS and the feature deficient Sharepoint 2003. My new job entails maintaining a heavily customized ...
I recently had an issue while trying to configure the authentication provider for a SharePoint 2007 site. Regardless of the authentication provider that I selected, clicking the save button would result in the following error: An object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Admini... named "Provisioning 1aa06c49-f543-41c2-b3f6-ce7... already exists under the parent Microsoft.SharePoint.Admini... named "". Rename your object or delete ...
Tonight, John and I will be presenting on SharePoint 2007 at the .NET User Group in Kansas City. Along with this presentation we will be launching the Office Developer User Group of Kansas City to add an additional focus on Office and SharePoint development in the area. If you are around tonight, please stop by and have some free food and good conversation. TriCom Technical Services will be the food sponsor this evening so be sure and thank them while you are there. The meeting starts at 6:00pm, ...
Click here for a webcast on msdn to understand the difference between page templates and page instances. A tutorial of how creating Site Pages with SharePoint 2007 designer. http://download.microsoft.c... ...
I love SharePoint and after the book was published and I started reading the competitive books, I love it even more.. With that, I am going to start focusing this blog on SharePoint related data, and of course Geekswithblogs news as well. With that, I definitely want to stick to the development side of the house and wanted to know what you would like to see extending in SharePoint 2007? More Blogs and Wiki features than the community is already offering? Tutorials on Features, Web Parts, etc? Let ...
March 2-6, 2008, I should be in Seattle at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008 event. I don't know if they heard me when I mentioned the php/mySql driven site (probably not), but now the site is actually a SharePoint 2007 site. Hopefully more information will come out about the event, but you can register to get more information here. Technorati tags: SharePoint, MOSS, SharePoint Conference, Conference, Seattle ...
What is Code Camp? Code Camp is a FREE one day event held on Saturday July 14th 2007. This is the third year for Tampa Code Camp. The event will have speaker's from the local community and beyond. Speakers will be presenting some of the most requested topics like ASP.NET AJAX, Visual Studio Orcas, Silverlight, Widows Presentation Foundation, Sharepoint 2007 and SQL Server 2005. This event is like Tech-Ed for Free but it's community driven and its the only place you can get this content for free. ...
Our book, Professional SharePoint 2007 Development just released this week and was one of the top 3 sellers at the TechEd bookstore, selling out completely! Wow ...
So a co-worker of mine was talking with me about a project I'm working on right now that involves Sharepoint 2007. He was going to do a code review and I mentioned that my web part is in my solution, but the web page that was required by the web part was in Sharepoint. He said "Well, its a good idea to keep all files in source control." POPPYCOCK I said...Sharepoint has a database, and besides: how annoying is it to maintain TWO different versions of the file: one that's accessed via the Sharepoint ...
I'm trying to add an ASPX page to a Sharepoint 2007 site using Sharepoint Designer. When I do so, it defaults to adding it as "default.aspx" (I don't have a default.aspx page in my structure). But I obviously don't want it to be default.aspx...I want it to be Test.aspx. However...when I rename it, it says to me "do you really want to rename your default.aspx page to test.aspx?". Um...I didn't want this to BE my default .aspx in the first place...kinda silly...must be a "feature"...so I just click ...
I'm banging my head against the wall on this one... I have a Sharepoint 2007 webpart which displays a datagrid. I need to implement functionality to export the data from the grid into an Excel spreadsheet. So in my Export function in my code behind, I do this: [Start Code] Context.Response.Clear(); Context.Response.AddHeader(... "attachment;filename=myexce... = "application/vnd.xls"String... sw = new StringWriter();HtmlTextWriter htw = new ...
Michael Singer posted an article on Information Week about Microsoft's seeming lack of community (Thanks to Scott for originally posting about the article on GWB). I think that he might have gotten some misinformation from less-than-reliable sources, so I wanted to go through his article and give a Microsoft-ie point of view. Let's review the article shall we? "Apple has one. So does the Java community, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is ...
Well, as promised quite a while ago I was finally able to get this accomplished for the client I am working with. But before I go in to the steps that I used let me re-iterate the situation. My client has had a Team Sites box setup with WSS 2.0 for a while. This was mainly just for the use of team sites for projects and planning things. It didn't support the whole company, but made it possible for a team to work on a project/issue in a central place. The box was never meant to be a production box ...
Well, Rob Foster, Murray Gordon, John Alexander, and Myself have all been working on competitive SharePoint 2007 books this past Fall/Winter and they are all being published around the same time. Personally I would suggest purchasing MINE first, but then definitely support the other guys. Honestly, these guys are my friends and I communicate with them frequently so I hope their books sell well. Rob and I have vented to each other via IM about SharePoint when we ran into issues serveral times. Hopefully ...
Kevin Hoffman and I have finally finished writing and reviewing our SharePoint 2007 development book called "SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed". It will be released next month and focuses on SharePoint 2007 development. We are very excited about the outcome of the book and hope that you find it useful ...
Wrox, publisher of the upcoming Professional SharePoint 2007 Development book John and I worked on, has published an excerpt from the book covering Creating Content Type Metadata for SharePoint 2007 Document Management Solutions. I am very excited to see this book hit the shelves. It has been in the works (from conversation all the way up to printing) since TechEd 2006 Boston when John and I started talking to Jim Minatel about the title. Technorati tags: SharePoint, Wrox, Book, MOSS, Jeff Julian, ...
Last night at 3 AM, CST, I published my final chapter for the upcoming Wrox SharePoint 2007 Development title John and I have working on recently. Writing is definitely an interesting process. Thats all I will say about that. After reviewing the other chapters in the book, I am really looking forward to this title being printed. It is available via Pre-Order on Amazon right now if you want to grab your copy as soon as it comes out. Now that this is behind be, I plan to start publishing more posts ...
I love Harold's webcasts on Exchange. He is a highly knowledgeable TechNet presenter. I recommend checking out his on-going 24 Hours of Exchange 2007 webcast series (I would list the link here but finding an event on the Microsoft website is about as frustrating as it gets IMO). I just completed hour 11 which focused on Policies and Compliance. Here are some highlights: Hub transport rules are not replicated to all the hub transport servers by any Exchange replication engine nor are they stored in ...
This post became too long that I had to split to two parts (1, 2). Go To Part 1 The real fun started before SharePoint 2007 session started, I used to believe that this is a great extensible platform especially after reading so many blog posts and articles on areas like AJAX enabling it. Well, until I saw the army!!! A team or two from IT Worx and another team from OMS already working with SharePoint coming to ask about many things including (Why didn’t you warn us that the RTM is in a reality another ...
It seems like almost everyone is doing social networking outside of work these days. Whether it's MySpace or Facebook or blogs or wikis (or some other tool), almost everyone in the "under 40" realm is jumping on board. At what point will companies start offering this type of functionality for employees? I think that it's sooner than we all might think. Will the kids that are in elementary/high school/college come to expect this functionality to be provided by their potential employers? I really think ...
Take a look, Microsoft has created a public SharePoint site and one of the MSDN/TechNet Bloggers has moved over there. I wonder how long before the others start porting their blogs over? It really makes sense to me to have Microsoft bloggers using the SharePoint 2007 blogging functionality. Microsoft.com was the first part to show that SharePoint can scale and moving their blogs over will just prove the point even more. Congrats on the move! Technorati tags: SharePoint, Blogs, Microsoft, Move ...
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All, In a previous post I had mentioned the problems we were having running ASP.NET 1.1 applications side by side with Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS). Well, now there is a good bit of information on the support site for Microsoft. A great colleague of mine sent me this link pointing out the modifications that you need to make to the config files to allow applications to work side by side. This should make things much easier for many people. Check out the link here. Happy Coding. Michael ...
OK, someone at Microsoft please clarify this: One of the new Sharepoint 2007 features is that you can host an externally available website to the masses, which will grab data from the shared datastore as your internal sharepoint, and not have to pay CAL's for each individual user (since, y'know, its the internet, and that could be huge). But instead, you end up paying an insane amount of money to do this, to the tune of approx 50k. If this is just how it is, how unfortunate that one of the kewlest ...
Of late I have been working with a forward thinking company that has been deploying Sharepoint 2007 to production and using it as its Intranet. Last night we upgraded the production servers to the RTM version from B2TR. Everything seemed to go great upgrading the servers but this implementation was a little different. The company has about 14 web applications that need to be reference from the sharepoint portal and they all are classic ASP or ASP.NET 1.1 applications. Still nothing strange there ...
Subscribers, you can now go to MSDN and download SharePoint 2007 Standard and Enterprise.
Well as a lot of people have been highly anticipating SharePoint 2007 (or MOSS) has finally made RTM. Now that really isn't anything new to be blogging about, but what is worth blogging about is that the RTM code has been dropped and the team has also put out the upgrade path from B2TR to RTM. Thanks to Steve Sofian's Blog, he posted the KB article to help perform the upgrade. Now, be very aware that when you are performing this upgrade be very sure to have your current setup backed up. Also directly ...
So this week, I had a good time setting up a medium farm for a SharePoint 2007 project that I am working on. This is the first time I have had to experiene this as well as working with trying to install the B2TR version of SharePoint on the servers. One thing that I noticed very early is that setting up and configuring the servers are not very difficult to do. In fact if you want a good basis to follow along check out Bill English's post on it here. Anyhow, the main reason for this post is the problem ...
So currently we are going to go to production with the B2TR version of the new Sharepoint 2007. Why you may ask? Because the code for RTM is dropping to close to our deployment date to push it out with the RTM code. Anyhow, it should make for a good experience upgrading the farm from B2TR to RTM once we get things stabilized. The next adventure with the implementation of Sharepoint 2007 is the deployment of Team Sites. Now this might sound pretty trivial, but from a discussion I had yesterday with ...
Okay, so it has been a very long time since I have posted and most of it has to do with multiple job changes and the like. Nevertheless, now I think I am pretty secure to start posting again. Currently I am working on a Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS) Beta 2 TR implementation. We are going to production with the technical refresh of beta 2 here in about a week or so. This could get interesting. We were hoping to get the RTM bits by then, but without much indication that they will drop anytime soon the company ...
After a machine of mine became consumed by a project, I have been building a new set of disks latest for my use during new projects. I always build my VPCs using differencing disk. For those of you new to this concept, it allows you to build a disk off of a parent disk and all changes at that point will go to the new disk. With the environment changing on us constantly with different releases of products, it is critical for you to get your project up quick. Here is my example: As you can see, I am ...
Take a look at this. See the link at the top and all the big fonts. I have no idea what happened, and not sure how to turn it off, and actually not sure how I turned it on in the first place. But this actually proves that there are accesbility options baked in to SharePoint 2007 tags: SharePoint 2007, WSS v3, Accesibility Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...