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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. ...
*Moved to: Solution: Getting Silverlight to build on Team Foundation Build Services 2010This is SSW’s first time using Team Build 2010 to automatically create a Silverlight application. In the past the guys have used Cruse Control, but we want to move to a pure TFS 2010 solution. When one of our developers (Allan) added a Silverlight 3 project to the Solution our build server spat it out. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Here are steps on setting up a slideshow on your SharePoint site really fast using a Content Editor WebPart (CEWP), jQuery and a Picture Library. The jQuery for the slide show makes use of the Cycle plug-in located at http://jquery.malsup.com/cy... There are plenty of demos on the site along with instructions on using the API. Here are the steps to implement the slideshow on a SharePoint site: Download the jQuery library and the Cycle plug-in and upload them to a document library Create a picture ...
Conferences: SSWUG.org VConference, 4 sessions, April 7,8, and 9, Register at http://www.vconferenceonlin... SharePoint .org Conference, 2 sessions, April 18-21, http://www.sharepointconfer... The Expert's Conference, Silverlight, April 25-28, enter the code "Gambit" when you register at: http://www.theexpertsconfer... SharePoint Saturdays: SharePoint Saturday Charlotte, Silverlight, April 10th, Regiser at ...
Lunch has been devoured, prizes have been handed out, and now its all about the afternoon sessions! We had some great prizes handed out: a full Telerik suite, JetBrains licenses, O’Reilly books, a conference registration for Prairie Developer Conference, and an HP Netbook! Lunch in the multi-purpose room before prizes are drawn. Will rockin’ the I Love You (you tuck the thumb in for devil horns man) ;) Anvil Digital in the house! For those wondering, yes Dylan found his jacket. Donald Belcham in ...
In the last few months, we moved our Active Directory to Windows 2008 R2. We also recently deployed ISA 2006 to front end for all of our internet facing web services including SharePoint, Team Foundation Web Services, and a few others. To allow employees the ability to change passwords externally or after an expiration using ISA, we implemented LDAPS pre-authentication. We have ISA deployed in the single NIC configuration where it lives in the perimeter network (DMZ) since we are already using a ...
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Here’s the scenario: I have a form which contains a textbox. This textbox should be populated with a query string value. Users should not be able to edit the value of the textbox while adding the item. Solution: The above can be achieved using a Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) and jQuery. Steps: 1. Append the NewForm.aspx url with the following: &PageView=Shared&To... 2. This will cause the ‘Add Web Part’ tool pane to show up. 3. Add a CEWP to the page. 4. Go the webparts properties ...
Liveside.net and Mary Jo Foley are reporting that rumors of Live Mesh’s death are greatly exaggerated. That’s excellent, as far as I’m concerned. Mesh is a good product, and it would be a huge pain if I had to switch to something else were Redmond to kill it. Meanwhile, I continue to find it fascinating how many sync standards Microsoft has across its product set. Here’s a list of them (excluding Live Sync and Live Mesh), and I’m betting it’s not comprehensive. Can you think of others?: ActiveSync ...
I had an interesting scenario where a bunch of memory leaks were showing up. I googled around and found a bunch of issues. I'm sure if you are reading this, you have either just started the search or have been to every blog post about memory leaks. This might be a bit repetative but if you are in the first group that just started maybe this is a nice way to point you in the right direction. You are probably experiencing errors that start like this: "Potentially excessive number of SPRequest objects ...
I recently wrote a feature that was to be activated on a custom site definition. I believe this is called Feature Stapling. I could be wrong. Either post will show you the funny thing I found when trying to delete the groups in sharepoint, that were the custom groups that were created as part of the site definition. What I wanted to do was to create a new site based on the site definition and then do a little house cleaning to set a master page, a css and clean out the groups that were created and ...
To me Azure is a new technology but in fact it's not that new. In the PDC08 Microsoft announced that their cloud computing platform had been released with the name Azure, which stand for the color of the sky. I began to play with Azure recently and will post a series of blogs for what it is and how to use it. But first of all we'd better to understand what's Azure. If we went to the official website of Azure we can find the official definition. The Windows Azure platform offers a flexible, familiar ...
Occasionally you’ll need to restore content databases in SharePoint, whether to recover some lost data or refresh a dev/test environment. Here are the steps needed in order to access the new data: Determine which database contains the site collection you need to restore. You can find this by going to Central Administration—>Application Management—>Site Collection List. Choose the appropriate web application from the dropdown, and click on the site collection that you’re working with. Restore ...
This is the second guest post from Gil Zilberfeld who works at TypeMock and kindly agreed to do a couple of guest posts on Mocking . The first was an Introduction to Mocking. Typemock Isolator – Much more than an Isolation framework In my last post, I showed how to fake a dependency. But this involved doing a couple of things. First, it involved changing the original method. Then, I had to write wrappers (a real wrapper and the fake wrapper) and finally, I had to inject the fake object in the test. ...
This should not require a blog post! That being said, I struggled on and off for several days before I hit the right sequence of steps to install the SSMS package onto my existing instance of SQL Server 2008 Express. When I initially installed SQL Server 2008 I downloaded the version that said it was “with tools”, assuming that meant I would get the light version of the Management Studio along with the instance. Okay, I know what assume means. And as usual, it did not work as it should have. I ended ...
Last week, the Microsoft Visual Studio team released a new Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Training Kit that works with the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate. The training kit This includes 17 presentations, 22 Demos and 32 Hands-on Labs. I am also particularly excited to see content added for Visual Basic, as well as Office, SharePoint and Application Lifecycle Management! This kit is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework ...
Over the past three plus years that I have been working with SharePoint, I have never had the pleasure of giving an Excel Services presentation to a client. Well, thanks to our awesome sales team this past week I was able to do that very thing. I have been a part of some Excel Services implementations, but they were really focused on trying to create a “poor man’s” business intelligence solution with use Excel Services and Excel on top of an Analysis Services OLAP. Of course, this was prior to the ...
This is not a new topic for most of us, however there are aspects of using Virtual Machines that are applicable to us as developers and consultants that are not often discussed. As a consultant, when I begin a new project I want to be able to turn over my work and an established proven development environment to the client at the end of the project. With a VM I can give them the exact system I used, with all of the configuration and tooling intact. (Licensing can be a tricky issue so be sure you ...
December 2009 Cumulative Updates are available for download for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Cumulative Updates will now always be available at the Update Center For additional download information and detailed descriptions of the December 2009 Cumulative Update visit the Updates Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies at http://technet.microsoft.co... Additional Resources Update Center for ...
One of the major areas developed for v2 of the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF) is its ability to integrate tightly with Msbuild. In order to get SAF working, you simply need to reference the Msbuild Saf task - which can be referenced like this : <UsingTask AssemblyName="Collaboris.Saf, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=182db3eac6a9... TaskName="Collaboris.Saf.Ad... /> You may also choose to create a couple of targets (one for the Undo and one for the Do) - ...
Action Description Example AddLookupColumnToList Creates a new <b>list</b>-scoped lookup column pointing to an existing list. Download Quickstart AddSiteColumnToContentType Adds a site column to an existing content type. Download Quickstart AddSiteColumnToList Adds a site column to an existing SharePoint list. Download Quickstart CreateLookupColumn Creates a new <b>site</b>-scoped lookup column pointing to a field in an existing list. Download Quickstart EnsureSiteColumn Adds ...
Right after you install SP2010 (Foundation or Server), even on a completely updated Windows Server 2008 SP2, when you go to start the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell (the recommended PowerShell interface for working with SharePoint), you get a real ugly looking error: Exception setting "ThreadOptions": "This property cannot be changed after the Runspace has been opened." At C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONF IG\POWERSHELL\Registration\... char:48 ...
There are still Site Template in SharePoint 2010, but they're no longer .STP files. Instead, they're packaged in .WSP files just like web parts and features. No longer is there a "Site Template Gallery", instead there is a "Solutions Gallery". To create a Site Template, browse to the Site you want to create from. Go to Site Actions –> Site Settings –> Save site as template (under the Site Actions heading). Give your template a name, and don't forget to check the "Include Content" box if you ...
Don't like one of your page layouts on your SharePoint Site? No problem, you can solve this problem quickly and easily using the free SharePoint Designer. It doesn't take any programming, just a couple minor HTML tweaks. Note: This is different from modifying the master page, which will effect every page on the site. Instead, we'll be detaching the page from the master page, therefore making it unique on the site. This obviously has its cons when its comes to long-term site style. Here's how a site ...
Today’s briefing by Microsoft on their re-booted mobile platform and strategy was very impressive. The prototype hardware they showed looked great and the UI was attractive, productive and unique; it was not an iPhone knock off. Microsoft seemingly brought to bear what it should have long ago: all the cool technologies and properties it already has. Zune, Office with OneNote, Outlook and Exchange, SharePoint, Xbox, Bing Search and Bing Maps all look to be represented and integrated elegantly, rather ...
I have been using VSeWSS 1.3 since it first became available. As of this writing it is still in the CTP release stage. The previous version, 1.2 is still available, but the biggest advantage of the 1.3 release is support for 64 bit OS which was a prime motivator for me. Also 1.3 now supports publishing sites which was not possible with the previous versions. VSeWss 1.3 March 2009 CTP is available, and is the version I am using for the purposes of this article. A good blog post about the extensions ...
Recently my son had noticed that I was reading eBooks on my BlackBerry Storm using MobiPocket reader. Since he and I share an interest in a lot of the same books, he inquired as to if he could do the same thing with his cell phone. Unfortunately his phone is not capable of running MobiPocket reader. I remembered that I still had my Sony Clie NX70V which in its day was a fantastic Palm device. And I used to use it to read eBooks with MobiPocket as well. The problem was that I was not sure I could ...

With the release of the VS2010 Release Candidate, a new edition of the training kit has also been released. Some of the features: 17 presentations, 22 demos, 32 hands-on labs. Newly added content includes VB.NET, Office, SharePoint and Application Lifecycle Management.

The Technology: WSS 3.0 running on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Service Pack 2. The Issue: Sharepoint search stops working, for no apparent reason. Some Clues: At the scheduled time when the Search is supposed to be updating, the following entries are made in the Event Viewer under Application: Sharepoint Event ID: 2436 Type: Warning Category: Gatherer “cannot be crawled. Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search' Details: Access is denied. Verify ...
*Moved to: Upgrading from TFS 2010 Beta 2 to TFS 2010 RC doneVisual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 RC was released yesterday on MSDN. I am happy to report that today we successfully completed upgrading our production TFS 2010 Beta 2 server, to the new TFS 2010 RC. wow. Updated: 11th February 2010– Added link to Brian Harry’s post Updated: 12th February 2010 – Adam Cogan was not clear that there were two problems with snapshoting running servers.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I ran into an error today, while trying to execute the following: stsadm –o addsolution mySolution.wsp . The error was “Failed to extract the cab file in the solution.” A quick search found blog entries stating that either a file in the WSP contained an illegal character or two files were named the same. I looked through my files and found a couple of graphics files with names containing a parenthesis. Since all of my file names were unique, which ruled out the one suggestion, I decided to try renaming ...
Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... At PDC this year, our team spoke to Glenn Berry of NewsGator Technologies, an RSS platform company, about their work with Microsoft development technologies. This is a great video about Sharepoint, Silverlight and SQL 2008, shot by Warren Wilbee. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog @ MSDN My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs ...
AS you already know SharePoint 2010 is in Beta release and it only supported for 64-bit OS. I am sorry for them who are looking for a SP2010 version for 32-bit OS. Here i will explain what you need to do to prepare your environment before installing SP2010 Physical Machine: As you already know that SharePoint can be install in 64-bit Windows 7 so your physical machine can be with the following configuration: Processor: 64-bit, four-core, 2.5 GHz minimum per core Ram: 4 GB for developer or evaluation ...
SAF v2 is now freely available to download from CodePlex @ http://saf.codeplex.com Major points worth noting in this release : - Loads more actions to help you automatically configure SharePoint. - Downloadable examples and documentation explaining how to run every Action. - Run actions from an MSBuild project and pass properties. - Run actions from a SharePoint Feature and pass properties. - Run actions from StsAdm and pass properties. - Support for Dynamic Properties - allowing you to pass values ...
Ok so now we've reached the 2010 SharePoint version milestone, let's see how we got here: SharePoint last 3 major versions: 2003 -> 2007 -> 2010 (The year doesn't necessary correspond exactly to the year a SharePoint release was made) The light or free version: STS -> WSS -> SharePoint Foundation The paid server version: SPS -> MOSS -> SharePoint Server Version 2 or v2 (2003) of SharePoint often refers to STS, SPS ie. SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server Version ...
I’ve been running around trying to find my place in the community not quite situated yet. This past Monday I attended a community social event where all the community leaders in the area got together and discussed upcoming plans for the year. It was a lot of fun and surprisingly interesting. I thought there would be a lot more people in attendance of this event. I always assumed this area had so many more people. That I would be this tiny itty bitty fish in a very large pond. It didn’t really feel ...
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Just a quick one to detail how this is done in case someone finds it useful. For those still getting into working with SharePoint features, a feature receiver is a class which contains some code you've written to execute when a feature gets activated. Or deactivated, installed or uninstalled. The key thing to note is that it's just standard ASP.Net debugging. The process is:- deploy the assembly to the runtime location, either the GAC or the site bin directory. Note that if it's the bin directory ...
The use of the OWSSVR.dll to filter data on the server side is a great idea as SharePoint can be slow and it tends to become the corporate dumping ground for all documents. Why delete it when we can retain it for auditing... So to be able to filter the data to the current entries before transmitting the data over the wire is great. It look like the perfect solution for my problem and it took a number of confussed hours before I found the posting by GaryJ @ Novotronix. I have copied it below. owssvr.dll ...
This is a continuation from Deployment of Theme and Resource files Resource File Deployment (Resx) The second item was deploying Resource files to the App_GlobalResource directory present as a subdirectory under each IIS site for each SharePoint Web Application zone. Remember that you can have multiple IIS Sites for each “Logical” SharePoint Web Application. The other requirement we had was that each Web Application needed to have its own set of resource files and were to be deployed and scoped as ...
Recently, we had a deployment scenario where we needed to deploy a custom theme and some resource files (resx) to the Farm and the Web Application zones respectively. Theme Deployment via Feature / Timer Job For the first feature, deployment of a theme, we initially went down the path assuming that we could scope the feature at Farm, and SharePoint would call the FeatureInstalled method in our Feature Receiver. Unfortunately, this all worked in development on our single machine environments. When ...
A while back I decided to leave ProKarma, Inc. There were many reasons for my departure most of which I won't detail in this blog post. However I am proud to announce that I am now part of the ShareSquared, Inc team. I am sure that most of you might not have ever heard of ShareSquared so that is the reason for the post. Not only to update everyone of where I have been, but also give you more information about ShareSquared. ShareSquared is a Microsoft Gold Partner that has consultants spread across ...
We have a rather simple WSS portal that has about six sites, shown using the standard navbar (“tabs”) across the top of the page. This navbar is shared among all of the sites. Each subsite has different permissions, mostly giving certain users some level of edit permission on those subsites. Well, one of the sites has some out of the box Content Editor webparts and we wanted to allow a group of users to edit the content using these web parts. They already had contribute permission, so they could ...
On Monday the PnP team released the 2nd drop of the SharePoint 2010 Guidance. Included is an example of a sandboxed solution, which is a good list aggregation scenario related to SOW’s (statements of work) and estimates across a number of sub-sites. I am VERY excited about the work that is being done and guidance documentation and code that will be released soon. You will also begin to see tests utilizing Moles for “detouring” or “mocking” as well as examples of tests using several different unit ...
More memory leaks. I have been fighting with SPLimitedWebPartManager for a little while now. It seems to be producing issues with memory leaks. If you are reading this, you probably are too. Bryan Napier wrote this blog post about 3 years ago. In it he identified the problem of an internal SPWeb object being developed by the SPLimitedWebPartManager and how to handle it properly. Habanero also posted a nice little how-to to handle intricacies with the object. The thing that they don't tell you is ...
I recently developed a WCF solution with SharePoint that once I deployed cause so many issues with memory leak that it service was shutting down. If you are having issues with a WCF service that hits the SharePoint object model and it is unexpectedly shutting down, most likely it is because memory leaks. I will not write about simple memory leaks since there are lots of great blogs which cover the topic really well. I have had issues with LINQ and SharePoint and I wrote several .Net method extensions ...