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I don’t really want to make an “End of 2009, beginning of 2010” post. Mostly because we’re almost in February, but also because I’m sure both of my readers could care less. I do, however, want to mention what I’ve been up to (mostly as just a shout out to all the cool events and people). Last year became SUPER busy right at the end, and so far this year, it’s been exciting too. I have been traveling quite a bit around the Midwest, speaking at user groups and Code Camps. I did HDC last October, then ...
Recently I was tasked to create a console application to get all the attachments from a list and copy them to a file share. Everyone has code out there, but I noticed not one single place had the correct formatting for everything. First off there is gotcha. You cannot copy SPAttachmentCollection from the List Item and step through the list of strings. You need to pull in the Item.Attachments.UrlPrefix and throw it into an SPFolder Item like below: SPFolder Folder = Web.GetFolder(Item.Attachme... ...
In this Issue: Deborah Kurata, and Praveen. Shoutouts: David Anson announced: Update to free ConvertClipboardRtfToHtmlText tool and source code gives more compact output Jeff Handley reports My Stretch Goal: To Ship RIA Services Source Code ... give him some feedback Laurent Bugnioin posted The MVVM landscape at MIX10 ... I hope to see them all :) Benjamin Roux posted this: The Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's life in Silverlight, and there are other manuscripts on the site as well. It turns out I had ...
Not a simple job but here goes: 1. Make sure the adapter is configured correctly on the BizTalk side. Recommend this is done manually follow Mick Badran’s excellent blog here!! 2. Take the WSSv3 Adapter WS and copy it to the SP2010 environment. 3. Make changes to the WebService Web.config thus: OldVersion=XX.0.0.0 NewVersion = YY.0.0.0 Note: Typically xx=11 yy=14. The version numbers of the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll ...

Due to unforeseen technical issues, we’re postponing the January SharePoint event originally scheduled for tonight.

We’ll be rescheduling Rob Windsor to talk on SharePoint 2010 in February.

Sorry about the inconvenience!

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the official release timeframe for SQL Server 2008 R2 would be May of this year. Since a huge proportion of the features new to SQL 2008 R2 are Business Intelligence-related, Microsoft BI users and professionals should be very happy. Ostensibly, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 will be released concurrently with R2, or very close to it, and the MS BI stack will get its most important refresh in quite a long time. Reporting Services will have important new data visualization ...
In this Issue: Michael Wolf, Justin Angel, Karl Shifflett(2, 3), András Velvárt, Bryant Likes, and Nigel Sampson. Shoutouts: John Papa posted a note: Hidden Gems: Why .NET Developers Need to Take a 2nd Look at Project Rosetta Shawn Wildermuth poses the question Are ORMs Solving Anything? From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4 FileSystemWatcher ... no strings attached Michael Wolf returns with a second pass at his FileWatcher this time having a background thread doing the checking. Video of it in ...
Hey guys so if you want to download my databinding demos and hello world demos here you go: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... My slide deck from Virginia Beach alongside my 2007 demos are also posted up on my Sky Drive. The WCF Demos should work. You must remember though that if you are using a cross domain webservice that you need a policy file at the root of your IIS Directory. In the upcoming months as time permits I will post more demos. I’m sorry for the recent neglect ...
We are now accepting speakers / presentations for Roanoke Code Camp 2010 (western Virginia) being held on Saturday, March 13th at Virginia Western Community College. If you have presented at a past Roanoke Code Camp -- welcome back! Our past reviews tell us we want you back. If you've never presented at a RCC, welcome! We will be having 4-5 tracks this year with topics including .NET anything and everything, SQL Server and SharePoint. If you are passionate about a topic you feel the Roanoke Valley ...
Once you enable the Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010. See below for instructions by Jie Li using Powershell or STSADM: STSADM: stsadm -o setproperty -pn developer-dashboard -pv OnDemand Windows PowerShell: $svc=[Microsoft.SharePoint.... $ddsetting=$svc.DeveloperDa... $ddsetting.DisplayLevel=[Mi... $ddsetting.Update() You can write log information out to the Developer Dashboard ...
So Brian Jackett tagged me in his blog post, suggesting that I post some goals for 2010. Like Brian, I have a formal goal document at work for professional goals. Unlike Brian, I’m not nearly as ambitious with my goals. Professional I used to have a huge list of technologies that I wanted to learn. After a few years of having that same list, I’ve finally gotten more realistic about what I can accomplish in a year. This year, I’m going to focus on: SharePoint 2007 Development -- I've scheduled my ...
We recently had a webcast at SBUG where Hans Hanston from Agile Point demonstrated a little about their BPM product and how it could be used to create a composited solution integrating sharepoint and SAP. This is available for offline viewing on the following link: http://uksoabpm.org/OnlineM... Note one of the really interesting bits of the demo I thought was the upgrade and versioning of a process running in AgilePoints BPM platform. It was interesting to see how you could easily visualise ...
Hyper-V is getting more exposure now that SharePoint 2010 is nearing it's launch as only x64 platforms will be supported. Previously in MOSS/WSS 3.0 developers can use Virtual PC or XP Mode to virtualize their SharePoint server. Hyper-V provides greater network functionality than Virtual PC, allowing you to create Virtual Internal and External network adapters via the Virtual Network Manager. It's also possible to add Legacy Network Adapter. Often you need internet access as well as access to your ...
Just saw a presentation on SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 BI Integration. There are some cool stuff that will be out soon. The presentation focused on PowerPivot and Performance Point server. A end-business user can access her/his datasource, pull in some external data (like weather condition), and create a spreadsheet using PowerPivot. This spreadsheet, in addition to being hosted on SharePoint, can be incorporated through Performance Point by a SharePoint developer, and build a Cube in ...
This post is the tenth and last in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #10 - Keep Your SharePoint Calendar Synced with Google The following is one way you can use to keep your SharePoint Calendar(s) synced up with your Google Calendar. This particular example only syncs in one direction: from Google to SharePoint. It could go the opposite direction, ...
I have a couple posts coming to this respect, but I had the displeasure of working with Apache, SVN, and Perl these past few weeks. First off I tried learning Perl when I was 16 years old and it never took. I couldn’t understand it. I still don’t understand half of what it does and why you would use it over any other scripting language. The most I ever used it prior to these past few weeks was AOL .eml forms back in the day (http://members.aol.com/jad... yeah I know I’m not proud of my 17 year ...
On Friday the Patterns and Practices team released the first drop of the SharePoint 2010 Guidance, http://spg.codeplex.com/Rel... It includes the upgrades for service locator, config manager, and logger. There is some great guidance for the new Sandbox feature of 2010 in the upcoming release. Stay tuned ...
It was one year ago that SharePoint Saturday kicked off in Virginia Beach. Michael Lotter, Susan Lennon, and Kevin Israel thanks for creating one of the most successful events around the world. What started out as one or two events has multiplied into over a dozen events and then some. Thank you so much (especially Michael and Susan) for all that you have given to the rest of us. I wouldn't know most of you guys out there without them. It's been an awesome year. Keep up the good work ...
Ran into this issue today when upgrading a SQL 2008 Express instance up to Enterprise and trying to run Sharepoint Configuration Wizard. Apparently SharePoint 2010 Beta doesn't like SQL 2008 Enterprise without a few hotfixes...Those of which are still in beta themselves...Those can be found in the full text of the error I recieved as follows: "SQL Server at XXX has an unsupported version 10.0.2531.0. The minimum required SQL versions are SQL Server 2005 SP3 CU3, version number: 9.00.4220.00, downloadable ...
This has bitten me a couple of times. This error surfaced yesterday when running a scripted install with psconfig.exe – the error that appears in the log is: LookupAccountName failed to get the SID for account <domain>\LONG AC NAME > 20 chars When setting up SharePoint, we usually have a bunch of service accounts that generally are setup by different teams that manage the Active Directory accounts – well, that’s how it should work, but that’s another story. Many times organizations will ...
SharePoint sends outgoing email as anonymous SMTP. Under Exchange 2003 this wasn’t much of an issue as all you had to do was allow the SharePoint server IP as an allowed relay under the SMTP virtual server. In Exchange 2007, however it becomes a bit trickier since Exchange 2007 has built-in security to make it more difficult to create open relays. First you have to create a custom receive connector with the IP addresses of your SharePoint front ends listed as allowed relays. Set your authentication ...
The next ‘in-person’ meeting for the UK SOA/BPM User Group will be held on the 27th of Jan in Paddington – London, check out the details here, and if you’re coming – be sure to come and say hi – I’ll probably be the loudest chap in the room. again. And even before that, on January 12th, an online meeting will be held with the title ‘Developing Composited Solutions with Sharepoint and SAP’ ...
*Moved to: Solution - SEO permanent redirects for old URL’s?From time to time, your website structure may change. When this happens, you do not want to have to start from scratch with your Google rankings, so you need to map all of your Old URLs to new ones. This may seem like a trivial thing, but it is essential to keep your current rankings, that you worked hard for, intact.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Tech bloggers like to have a predictions post at the beginning of each year (or the end of the previous one). I’ve never actually written one before, although I have made year-ahead predictions in panel discussions for the now defunct NYSIA. Since there’s no panel this year, and since I’m taking better care of this blog, I’d thought I’d give clairvoyance a whirl right here. The following predictions are pretty random and probably not comprehensive, but I’m making it my new year’s resolution to prevent ...
Hello, Here are the companion resources for the “Dancing with SharePoint” presentation at SharePoint Saturday Kansas City! We talked about best practices to create a SharePoint virtual development environment, ways to get the most functionality out of the box, and some great development tools. Thanks to all who came!!!! “Power User Books” – For getting the most out of the box The SharePoint Shepherd's Guide for End Users Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers ...
Here is a list I have compiled thus far and will probably post as things come up: SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach (January) Baltimore SharePoint User Group (January) SharePoint Saturday Boston (February) Raleigh SharePoint User Group (March) The Expert’s Conference (April) New York SharePoint User Group (May) I am going to attend SharePoint Saturday New York and maybe help out a little. I will probably also attend the Northern NJ .Net User Group and Princeton SharePoint User Group and possibly ...
So I did it. I moved, I ran a SharePoint Saturday, and I attended a wedding. I can’t say everything went smoothly in the process, but I will say it all worked out for the best. I started out my stressful adventure a couple months ago with packing and changing everything over to the new address. Here is my account as best as I can describe it to you guys… I woke up on Friday, December 11th at about 6 am after sleeping on the floor with my boyfriend. The mover’s came at about 7 am to pack the pod. ...
Every time around this year we have about 800 blog posts on how great or how horrible or what happened in the year or the decade. The decade is closing and I will say this that it was one of my favorites. I graduated from high school, college, and I started my first real job. I was active in LGBT rights clubs, Interfaith Clubs, .Net User Groups, SharePoint User Groups. I lead the planning of 2 successful SharePoint Saturday events. I attended these events: MOSS Camp St. Louis (2008 and 2009) Tulsa ...
Wow, it only seems like just last week I was sitting at my PC trying to determine what I was going to concentrate on in software development for 2009. I had also just started the Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) in September 2008 and I was trying to figure out how to get speakers scheduled. Then, things started to quickly fall into place. My local INETA mentor, Frank La Vigne, provided me with a few names of well respected .NET MVPs who would most likely be interested in speaking at FredNUG. (Thanks ...
I am elated to announce that I have been asked to participate on the advisory team for the next release of the SharePoint Guidance by the MS Patterns and Practices team. The upcoming release is focused on guidances around SharePoint 2010. I have already attended one meeting and read through the first few drops of the guidance and am VERY excited about what I see so far. There will be some great information around the selection of the scope of features and determining when to use the sandbox. It will ...
The best practice for publishing an Internet facing SharePoint site is to use ISA as a reverse proxy solution to provide an additional layer of security between the SharePoint portal and the end user. This eliminates any traffic originating from the Internet from ever reaching the internal protected network. Instead the traffic terminates in the DMZ at the ISA server and it in turn performs Active Directory or Forms Based authentication through LDAP, LDAPS, or Radius. It then proxies the content ...
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Sharepoint 2010 comes with huge enhancements in the development experience, exists a feature that i am sure a lot of programmers were waiting, this is the capability to create Webparts using a visual interface, in Sharepoint 2010 this is done and is called Visual WebParts To create a Visual Webpart, first we should create a Visual Studio Project, i selected the Empty Project template for Sharepoint 2010, when the project is created the Sharepoint Customization Wizard is launched, the first innovation ...
In the new film “Up in the Air,” George Clooney’s character, Ryan Bingham, poses a question relevant to the premise of BI as a cloud computing offering. Bingham is a career transition specialist -- i.e. someone who fires people as an outsourced service – and he insists that his services must be delivered on-premise (if you will), despite his firm’s new initiative to start doing so via Web conference technology. That initiative is being pushed by his colleague, Natalie Keener (played by Anna Kendrick), ...
I just installed Sharepoint 2010 on Windows 7 and i’m looking for the new features in the Information Worker area as first step. My first impressions are very favorable to the new look & feel and Content Management, i love the ribbon-based interface. Well, i begun my Sharepoint quest adding Lists to my site. The new interface to add lists to content is so cool, completely based on Silverlight I added a new Survey List to my Site and i can observe the new branching feature for customize the flow ...
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight. Additionally, this collaboration and content management server provides IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools they need for server administration, application ...
Introduction Welcome to this series of blog post that deals with Windows Sharepoint Services aka WSS. In this first part we will review the basics of a content management system, the types of content management system and the fitment of WSS in this space. We will delve into the technical details of WSS in the subsequent posts. The content that follows provide a birds eye view into the basics of a CMS system. Overview Basically a CMS is a system for organizing and facilitating collaborative creation ...
After installing Windows 7 and learning how to use the new Virtual PC, I noticed something odd with the way fonts were occasionally displayed in Visual Studio. It took some testing, but I figured out that if I ‘Enabled Integration Features’ with VPC, then ClearType wouldn’t be enabled. It would look like this: With integration features disabled, it looked like this: These screen shots don’t show how different the two look when you’re actually using it. The most noticeable piece is the ‘W’ in the ...
Creating CSR – Certificate Request – and Generating CSR’s for IIS7/IIS 7/ Internet Information Services 7 In IIS7 – it is not intuitive – how to generate your CSR and then get your certificate issued – and apply that certificate to your site. In IIS 6 – it was pretty straight forward once you have walked through the process – but IIS 7 is as different as night/day. In IIS 7 – let’s replace the one for our SharePoint site. We had one already in place, but when we upgraded to SharePoint 2010 – it reconfigures ...
Technorati Tags: SharePoint There are a bunch of SharePoint features in Visual Studio 2010 Beta. They are going over Business Data Connectivity (BDC) designer, which is available in the project template Business Data Connectivity Model. BDC is one of two most important architectural components of Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) which enables users to read and write data from external systems—through Web and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, databases, and Microsoft .NET ...
I ran into an error at work recently when I went to deploy my new SharePoint site, which was a site definition inside a SharePoint solution file. I was deploying the site to our build server. I added the WSP to the farm, deployed it to the web app, and then went to create the new site based on my template. However, I got an error almost immediately, after clicking create. The error was “The template you have chosen is invalid or cannot be found”. I check to make sure that the solution had been deployed ...
Technorati Tags: SharePoint Extending SharePoint Beyond Document Management This webinar teach how we can leverage SharePoint to automate manual, paper-based business processes. Mike Fitzmaurice, Nintex Vice President of Technology and former SharePoint evangelist at Microsoft, will review advanced workflow technologies that leverage SharePoint document libraries to initiate and manage custom processes. Biscom’s John Lane will overview how incoming paper documents can be captured in SharePoint and ...
Technorati Tags: Silverlight Silverlight 4 Beta Information On November 18, 2009, at the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft Corp. unveiled a Beta version Silverlight 4. This latest version delivers hundreds of features and controls that, when combined with the continued innovation in Microsoft’s world-class tools for designers and developers — Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend – present the leading edge in rapid, powerful application development. With ...
Technorati Tags: Siverlight,SharePoint Steven Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie and Kurt DelBene are showing amazing new features: hardware innovations; windows 7; developing Internet explorer; silverlight 4;office, outlook social connector and sharepoint 2010 beta. To view the video go to : http://microsoftpdc.com/Ses... ...
Technorati Tags: MIX On MIX conference will cover "Using Microsoft Silverlight 4 to Create Dynamic SharePoint 2010 User Experiences" by Paul Stubbs The convergence of Silverlight 4 and native support for Silverlight in SharePoint 2010 offers an incredible opportunity to design and deploy rich and dynamic Internet applications. Silverlight 4 Boot Camp by John Papa In this half-day workshop, we can learn the skills necessary to create powerful Silverlight 4 applications. We will start with basic platform ...

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Business Scenario: The client gets some kind of feeds that writes into a process table of their client processing system. The data is stored directly as the raw XML file inside a SQL data column. The XML could store multiple enrollment information for the same member. We need to use this info to determine whether a member is eligible, then insert into a staging table. The staging table is then used as a feed to drive a report that generates an image for each claim and sent off to the different provider. ...
I have been working with Folders, creating them and adding metadata to folders. Along with that I have chosen to implement the property bag for the "ID" for each folder. I guess I could have just used the "ID" as the metadata field in sharepoint, but I like the idea of property bags on sites, and thought I would implement it here as well. I was experiencing something a little funny so I thought I would share, my result looks like this, when trying to create a folder and add metadata and the Id as ...
It took me a while to figure out how to get a list of all the available fields for a particular type of list in SharePoint (for performing custom queries in SPQuery). I was looking for a published list of these fields, which as far as I know does not exist. Instead, you just use the GetList method of the Lists SOAP service. Here’s an example SOAP request: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://sche... SOAP-ENV:encodingStyle="htt... ...