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Getting my geek on… I have decided to call the products VS.10 (Visual Studio 2010), TP.10 (Test Professional 2010), and TFS.10 (Team Foundation Server 2010) Thanks Neno Loje. What's new in Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server 2010? Focusing on Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) ALM-related parts: Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 NEW: IntelliTrace® (aka the historical debugger) NEW: Architecture Tools New Project Type: Modeling Project UML Diagrams UML Use Case Diagram UML Class Diagram UML Sequence ...

Some great news for sharepoint developers,architect,consultants etc...

May 12, 2010 is the official release date for SharePoint 2010 & Office 2010. Also, Microsoft announced their intent to RTM (Release to Manufacturing) for April 2010.

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There are weeks we go about our life thinking nothing is going to change nothing will happen. Then there are other weeks a billion things happen at once. Friday started off very weird for me. I flew into Atlanta and I met some cool people for another SharePoint event. I had some good conversations. Saturday then hit me and my virtual machine bombed in my presentation after the auto updater ran. I was writing code on the board and describing everything in notepad. I would say as presentations go it ...
Ever since we’ve been using Data we’ve been religious. Religious about the way we represent it and equally religious about the way we access it. Be it plain old SQL, DAO, ADO, ADO.Net and I am just referring to religions in MSFT world. A peek outside and I’d need a separate book to list out the Data faiths. Various application areas in networked computing are converging under the HTTP umbrella with a plausible transition to purist HTTP and in turn REST fuelled by the Web2.0 storm. It was time the ...
WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 Active Directory Forms Based Authentication PeoplePicker no users found After finding these steps online from http://dattard.blogspot.com... in order to setup Active Directory Forms Based Authentication I was all set to complete this task, except for one problem. These steps are missing one very important vital step in order for FBA to work with Active Directory. A supplement to step 3 before granting access in step 5 through the people picker. ...
(This is a series of posts covering how to include a WinForm app inside a SharePoint 2007 application. For further info, please see Posts Two, Three, and Four. All of the code can be downloaded in Post Two.) Last year, I had the opportunity to build a solution that involved integrating a Windows Form application into a SharePoint 2007 (WSS version 3.0). In this post, I’ll layout our architecture thinking and in part two, I’ll describe the technical details. Business Case Our challenge was this: we ...
A coworker of mine ran into this error recently, while migrating a document library from SharePoint 2003 to 2007: “A WebPartZone can only exist on a page which contains a SPWebPartManager. The SPWebPartManager must be placed before any WebPartZones on the page.” He saw this when he tried to see the All Documents view for the library. After looking into it, we figured out what had happened. He was migrating documents using the Explorer View in SharePoint. He had copied the contents of the library ...
The other evening an article on the Red Tap Chronicles caught my eye. The article written by Bob Sullivan titled "The Constitutional Issues of Cloud Computing" was very interesting in regards to the direction most of the technical world is going. We all have been inundated about utilizing cloud computing for reasons of price, availability, or even scalability; but what Bob brings up is a whole separate view of why a business might not want to move toward the cloud for services or applications. The ...
*Moved to: Guidance: A Branching strategy for Scrum TeamsHaving a good branching strategy will save your bacon, or at least your code. Be careful when deviating from your branching strategy because if you do, you may be worse off than when you started! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Do you know when to send a done email in Scrum?At SSW we have always sent done emails to the owner/requestor to let them know that it is done. Others who are dependent on that tasks are CC’ed so they know they can proceed. But how does that fit into Scrum? Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
So recently I have had to make the transition from the SharePoint 2007 codebase to SharePoint 2010 codebase. Needless to say there hasn't been much difficulty in the changeover. However in a set of code that I was playing around with and transitioning I did find one change that might cause some pain to others out there that have been programming against the PublishingWeb object in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Publis... namespace. The 2007 snippet of code that work just fine in 2007 looks like: using ...
*Moved to: Do you have a contract between the Product Owner and the Team?Working in Scrum it is useful to define a Sprint Contract between the Product Owner (PO) and the implementation Team. Doing this helps to improve common understanding in, and sometimes to enforce, the relationship between the PO and the Team. Update 14th April 2010Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Here is a list of the events I will be speaking at in the next few months (Yes I am a sado-masochist): SharePoint Saturday Atlanta, Saturday, April 17th SharePoint .org Conference, April 18th-20th TEC, April 25th-28th SharePoint Saturday Huntsville, Saturday, May 1st SharePoint Saturday Philadelphia, Saturday, May 8th SharePoint Saturday DC, Saturday, May 15th SharePoint Saturday Ozarks, Saturday, June 13th I am trying to organize a SharePint at TEC after the LA SPUG meeting with Joel on Tuesday, ...
For those interested here is a link to my sky drive with my demos and slides: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Thanks again for letting me attend the event. Technorati Tags: SPS Charlotte,Silverlight 3,SharePoint 2010 ...
*Moved to: Upgrading from TFS 2010 RC to TFS 2010 RTM doneToday is the big day, with the Launch of Visual Studio 2010 already done in Asia, and rolling around the world towards us, we are getting ready for the RTM. We have had TFS 2010 Beta 2 and RC in Production for nearly 6 months and have had only joy, so moving to the RTM on launch day gives me warm and fuzzy feelings.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Scrum for Team Foundation Server 2010I will be presenting a session on “Scrum for TFS2010” not once, but twice! If you are going to be at the Aberdeen Partner Group meeting on 27th April, or DDD Scotland on 8th May then you may be able to catch my session.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Microsoft is planning to release the second edition of SQL Server 2008, the new edition will named SQL Server 2008 R2 due to be released by May 1st 2010. Amongst the change on the edition is pricing which is anticipated to go up by 25% for the Standard Edition and about 15% for the Enterprise Edition. As for the features, there are some very cool additions including PowerPivot for SharePoint, Master Data Services and Multi-Server Administration. There is also enhancements on the Database Engine, ...
Check out this blog post by Danny Burlage talking about migratio to online BPOS based solutions. Worth a watch..

http://www.bposrocks.com/2010/01/migrating-to-sharepoint-online.html

I've been having issues with my teste environment and I'm hoping someone has run into this problem and can point me in the right direction. I noticed: SharePoint Server Memory is through the roof at times and so is the CPU usage. Most of CPU usage is a sql proccess. Running out of disk space all the time. I looked in the Logs located in the 12 hive and sure enough I have 1G log files that are hard to open because of the size. The following are the 3 error messages that are flooding my SharePoint ...
So you have the power of SharePoint 2010 as a platform. What are you going to do now? How about build upon the power of the SharePoint product and implement solutions to business problems that are intuitive, easy to use, integrated, have a rich user experience and delivered over the web? Sounds good doesn’t it! Come to the April East Bay .NET User Group meeting and watch to me show you how easy it is to build Silverlight applications on top of SharePoint 2010 that can be quickly developed, delivered ...
It’s been a while since Microsoft MSDN and TechNet events have been in Fort Collins. I’m very pleased to be able to pass on Microsoft’s announcement that on April 21st, these events will be held at the Drake Center as half-day events. A huge “thank you” to Erin Dolan, Joe Shirey and Daniel Egan for making this happen! Join us for an in-person event you won’t want to miss! No matter what your role, you’ll find an event series that fits what you do—and what the 2010 products from Microsoft have to ...
A few weeks ago I was updating the master page for a SharePoint 2007 (WSS) site. The client wanted the site updated to reflect the new look and feel that is being applied to another set of sites in the organization. I created a new theme and master page, which I already wrote about here and here. It worked well, except for a few pages on a subsite. On those pages, I got the following error: Server Error in '/' Application. Parser Error Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource ...
*Moved to: Who broke the build? I recently sent round a list of broken builds at SSW and asked for them to be fixed or deleted if they are not being used. My colleague Peter came back with a couple of questions which I love as it tells me that at least one person reads my email Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Going through a VS 2010 IDE Features. We will explore each feature in subsequent posts. The post are documented as being reviewed by me. Breakpoint Labeling Breakpoint Searching Breakpoint Import/Export Dynamic Data Tooling WPF Tree Visualizer Call Hierarchy Improved WPF Tooling Historical Debugging Mini-Dump Debugging Quick Search Better Multi-Monitor Support Highlight References Parallel Stacks Window Parallel Tasks Window Document Map Margin Generate from Usage Concurrency Profiler Inline Call ...
Microsoft has renamed BizTalk Server 2009 R2 as BizTalk Server 2010, and is now telling customers that the evolution of the product recommends it as a major version versus a minor update. BizTalk Server 2009 R2 was designed mainly to bring to the table support for the company’s latest technologies, including Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010. Following is list of key capabilities added to the release 1. Enhanced trading partner management that will enable our customers ...
In my last blog post, I wrote how to deploy a SharePoint theme using Features and a solution package. As promised in that post, here is how to update an already deployed master page. There are several ways to update a master page in SharePoint. You could upload a new version to the master page gallery, or you could upload a new master page to the gallery, and then set the site to use this new page. Manually uploading your master page to the master page gallery might be the best option, depending ...
[Did I overdo the use of FREE in the title? :-)] April 12th to 16th is Microsoft Tech Days – 5 days of sessions on Visual Studio 2010 through to Windows Phone 7 Series. Many of these days are now full (Tip - Thursday still has room if rich client applications is your thing) but the good news is the development community in the UK has pulled together an awesome series of “fringe events” during April in London and elsewhere in the UK. There are sessions on Silverlight, SQL Server 2008 R2, Sharepoint ...
Hello Guys, I am Dipesh Bhanani, An IT Consultant from an MNC. I have worked with many client as a SharePoint Consultant ever since. I have been on various successful engagements deploying Project Server 2003/2007, SharePoint 2003, MOSS 2007 and InfoPath 2007. People have asked me for years why I don’t start blogging. I have come across many technical hurdles in the ocean of SharePoint and resolved them passionately. So I thought why I should not share my knowledge to alleviate SharePoint troubles. ...
Sorry for the rather lengthy post here. I get asked this all the time so I decided to post it…Visual Studio 2010 editions will be available on April 12, 2010. Product Features Professional with MSDN Essentials Professional with MSDN Premium with MSDN Ultimate with MSDN Test Professional with MSDN Debugging and Diagnostics IntelliTrace (Historical Debugger) Static Code Analysis Code Metrics Profiling Debugger Testing Tools Unit Testing Code Coverage Test Impact Analysis Coded UI Test Web Performance ...
I recently had a requirement to update the branding on an existing Windows SharePoint Services (WSS version 3.0) site. I needed to update the theme, along with the master page. An additional requirement is that my client likes to have all changes bundled up in SharePoint solutions. This makes it much easier to move code from dev to test to prod and more importantly, makes it easier to undo code migrations if any issues would arise (I agree with this approach). Updating the theme was easy enough. ...
With SharePoint's next release on the horizon (May 12th) many of my clients and colleagues are starting to ramp up for the upcoming tidal wave of functionality. Microsoft has been doing a terrific job of getting as much information out in the public lime light as possible over the last few months and I think that will definitely pay off with regards to acceptance of the new version of SharePoint. However, there are still some aspects of the new platform that are a little murky. Aspects such as: "Should ...
So I’ve been to events with Cathy, Lori, and Laura. They are good people. Honestly, the best event I ever attended was SharePoint Saturday Ozarks. I had a crappy week and I got there the actual day of the event. Hanging out with the three of them plus Joy made everything so much better. Then there was devLink and SharePoint Saturday DC and a few other events sprinkled into the mix. I was going to attend Birmingham but the timing was bad and other things occurred. Now I have the opportunity to attend ...
*Moved to: Do you know that every user story should have an owner?When you are building complicated software and working with customers it is always nice for them to have some idea on who to speak to about a particular story during a sprint. Update 14th April 2010Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
MIX day 1’s keynote was all about Windows Phone 7 (WP7). MIX day 2’s was a reminder that Microsoft has much more going on than a new mobile platform. Steven Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie, Doug Purdy and others showed us lots of other good things coming from Microsoft, mostly in the developer stack, that we certainly shouldn’t overlook. These included the forthcoming IE9, its new JavaScript compiling engine and support for HTML 5 that takes full advantage of the local PC resources, including the Graphics ...
I came across this error when i was trying to ajaxify my sharepoint site. After adding the AjaxifyMoss from the codeplex developed by Richard Finn. And tried loading my site i got the error Error: The base type 'System.Web.UI.MasterPage' is not allowed for this page So i decided to check the web.config and i noticed the SafeControl tag doesn't have the .Net 2.0 assembly included despite the fact i added both vsersios 2.0 and 3.5. Its possible the.Net 3.5 assebply overwrote the 2.0. Anyway after i ...
Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/c... This article describes an approach to the management of cross reference data for BizTalk. Some articles about the BizTalk Cross Referencing features can be found here: http://home.comcast.net/~sd... http://geekswithblogs.net/m... http://geekswithblogs.net/c... Options Current options to managing this data include: ...
In the previous post I mentioned about manipulating SharePoint PeoplePicker control using JavaScript, in this post I will show how to validate the InputFormTextBox contol using custom JavaScript function. Here is the nice post by Becky Isserman on why not to use RequiredFieldValdator or InputFormRequiredFieldValid... with InputFormTextbox. function ValidateComments() { //retrieve the text from rich text editor. var text = RTE_GetRichEditTextOnly("&l... rteComments.ClientID %>"); if (text != ...
So I was working on an intro to development demo for the Central NJ .Net User Group and I found a few kinks. I opened up a form to custom in InfoPath and Quick Published it wouldn’t work. I imed my InfoPath guru friend, Lori Gowin, she said try to run a regular publish. The form was still not showing up in SharePoint. I could open it and it knew my changes, but it would just not render in a browser. So I decided to create a form from scratch without using the button customize form in the list. That ...
For those out there that are a little curious as to whether SAF is any use to your organisation, please read this FAQ. What is SAF ? SAF is free to use. SAF is the "SharePoint Action Framework", it was built by myself and Hugo (plus a few others along the way). SAF is written entirely in C# code, available from : http://saf.codeplex.com. SAF is a way to automate SharePoint configuration changes. An Action is a command/class/task/script written in C# that performs a unit of execution against SharePoint ...
I was developing custom ASP.NET page for a SharePoint project, and the page uses SharePoint PeoplePicker control. I needed to manipulate the control on the client side based on the user inputs. PeoplePicker Picker is a complex control and the difficult bit is that it contains many controls on the page (use the page source viewer to see the HTML tags generated). So getting into the right bit is tricky and also the default JavaScript functions like, control.disabled; control.focus(); will not work ...
*Moved to: When should I use Areas in TFS instead of Team Projects in Team Foundation Server 2010Well, it depends…. If you are a small company that creates a finite number of internal projects then you will find it easier to create a single project for each of your products and have TFS do the heavy lifting with reporting, SharePoint sites and Version Control.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
INTRODUCTION If you are a SharePoint developer you know that there are two basic ways to develop against SharePoint. 1) The object Model 2) Web services. SharePoint object model has the advantage of being quite rich. Anything you can do through the SharePoint UI as an administrator or end user, you can do through the object model. In fact everything that is done through the UI is done through the object model behind the scenes. The major disadvantage to getting at SharePoint this way is that the ...
So I was playing around with NavigationNodeCollection, which is basically like SPNavigationNodeCollection just to make sure it worked without a hitch…Here is a little sample snippet of what should work: Unfortunately, you get a nice little javascript error that does not allow you to access the child nodes. I tried a foreach() loop that gets a NavigationNode for each parent then loops through the NavigationNode.Children that did not work either. I threw in two ExecuteQueryAsync statements thinking ...
As a SharePoint developer, I work a lot with Virtual Machines (presently using Windows Virtual PC, with Windows 7). I’m using these VMs with my laptop, and in order to get better performance, I’ve moved them to external hard drives. (These drives have faster RPMs, larger caches, and a larger capacity, than the internal drive.) I have one large external drive at home, another similar drive at the office, and a small, slow portable drive that I carry with me. So, at the end of each day at the office, ...
Spent the last weekend fighting to get firefox to connect to a sharepoint portal hosting my homegrown TFS instance's TFS/WEB and team project portal from a friends' place. Firefox is THE favourite browser and I was hating to se it fail miserably with NTLM authentication. Fun part is it showed the login prompt accepted credentials and like a pestering young puppy came back for the same credentials. After banging my head and various "I don't know what I don't know" attempts I decided to play god and ...
I came across this list of very interesting stuff below (and it could save lots for time) 1. Faceted Search: http://facetedsearch.codepl... 2. Podcasting Kit for SharePoint: http://pks.codeplex.com/ 3. Knowledge Base: http://spkb.codeplex.com/ 4. SharePoint Branding Tool: http://brandingtool.codeple... 5. SharePoint User Account Control: http://spuac.codeplex.com/ 6. SharePoint Enhanced Calendar: http://spenhancedcalendar.c... 7. Enhanced Discussion Board: http://edb.codeplex.com/ ...
My company, Applied Information Sciences (AIS), is currently hiring for multiple positions. AIS is growing and we have immediate needs for all levels of technologists with a focus developing on the Microsoft stack! We are seeking .NET developers with a strong Object Oriented Foundation around the DC metro area. Our goal is to find smart people that are technology enthusiasts and interested in staying on the bleeding edge. If you have a passion for solving complex business problems by building flexible ...
After extending a windows Authenticaton site in sharepoint to use Forms Authentication a user compained she couldn't export a list to spreadsheet and that the option under the actions menu was missing. So i taught it has to do with the FBA setup after some reasearch. I found this solution on MSDN Microsft good on you this time So basically Form Authentication will reduce some functionality such as in document llibrary we wont see new document, edit in spread sheet,open with windows explorer etc. ...