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The Roanoke Valley SharePoint User Group (RVSPUG) held it's first "event" last Friday (September 25). The group is hopes to grow and increase community awareness by hosting the event during the workday (as opposed to the weeknight monthly meetings). Special thanks to Susan Lennon, SharePoint guru, speaker extraordinaire from Virginia Beach. She delivered two informative presentations back-to-back and answered many questions from a very interactive audience (typical Roanoke!). Susan has posted the ...
Entering function CurrentUserAlias Leaving function CurrentUserAlias Creating new Enterprise Portal Site with following the parameters:\n URL: http://Portal/sites/EP\n Title: EP Site\n LCID: 1033\n OwnerLogin: WE\AxAdmin Administration Web Service URL: http://machine:90/_layouts/... Information: Debugging mode is off. An error occured while Setup was creating a new site. Exception of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapS... was thrown. The Web site http://portal/sites/CEC ...
What a pity. I’ve spent some time recently evaluating SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services with respect to its proposed use on a UK public sector project that will implement a part of the 'national infrastructure'. In every respect but one, Reporting Services provides an excellent fit for the stated requirements. There is already a commitment to using SQL Server, and SharePoint, within the project, so Reporting Services appears the way to go. What is the exception? Well, Reporting Services provides ...
I'm using the ASP.NET membership provider. While testing, I overrode the machine.config and set my password to as follows passwordFormat="Clear" I removed the override (switching it back to the machine.config value of "Hashed"). New accounts are being added with a hashed password. Reseting a password for an account created while the value was set to "Clear" does not hash the password. The passwords for these users remains in clear text. TODO: To hash the accounts that were already added, I need to ...
After its recent Australian successes in Sydney and Adelaide SharePoint Saturday is back, and this time it debuts in Melbourne. The follow up to its premier events takes place on November 14th and is set in Clifton's, 440 Collins St, Melbourne CBD. Currently speakers are to be announced, but I have submitted an application to run a session on Commerce Server and SharePoint, so if you are interested in SharePoint based e-Commerce, and want to touch-base feel free to catch me at this event. As ever ...
This post is the sixth 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. #6 – Shipment Tracking Web Part! I’ve been holding on to this one for a while. Until recently it was just a FedEx shipment tracker, but now the UPS and USPS Connectors have been published at RSSBus.com so this can be what I wanted it to be. This sample will allow the user to input ...
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 EXAMS / Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) V3 EXAMS ADMINISTRATORS I thought I had posted these once before. If you have 1 to 2 years of MOSS/WSS administrative experience, you should – at a minimum – have the two (2) following exams under your belt: MCTS 70-631 – Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring MCTS 70-630 – Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring DEVELOPERS If you are a seasoned .Net developer, very solid in the .Net 2.x Framework and ...
What, Why and How Windows Azure 2009 Platform…… What is an internet-scale cloud service platform hosted in Microsoft data center a platform which provides operating system, a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. a platform for running Windows applications and storing their data in the cloud. a platform where all services (.NET Services, SQL Server, Live Services) installed which can be used by the applications a platform where the code and/or data live in the cloud ...
I sort of underestimated the love of free hands on 2010 training. We have about 71 people signed up with about 50 or so people for the hands on lab sessions. I opened up the registration a couple of weeks ago. It's insane the kind of draw that we are receiving. In February I opened up registration with barely 20 people on the Click to Attend. The guys I worked with had to push to get out publicity. I called up all the local recruiters. With 3 months to spare we are at 71 out of 250. I am going to ...
I’ll be very busy over the coming weeks wrapping up a big project for a client so I won’t have much time to write. Here is a brief update on happenings. This week I was able to purchase my PDC 2009 ticket. I am very much looking forward to this event as there are a LOT of exciting topics with the upcoming releases, Office 2010, VSTS 2010, and .NET 4.0. I’ll be pretty busy after this event doing presentations at work, for clients, and a few user groups in the area after learning more at the PDC. Next ...
We've all been there... It's the feeling you get the first time you walk into a large social networking event. You're like a tadpole in a pool of sharks, all of whom are leagues smarter and more experienced than you, and they are all waiting for the right moment to eat you - or worse - humiliate you when you say something that might disagree with their pedigree. The truth is that nobody knows anybody (except, perhaps, the speakers.... but generally speaking, they didn't get to speak because they ...
Well, here we are again. Last time, we talked about project structure and came up with the one we’ll use for this series. Next we’ll talk tools. We’ll talk tools like Tim Taylor talks tools: with lots of grunts for my favorites and only a little explanation about what the tools do.) This is mostly because there is LOTS of material on the interwebs about all of these tools. I tend to favor the tools that are the most widely used for two main reasons: they have been battle tested by the largest crowd ...
Commerce Server 2009 was the single biggest upgrade to the Microsoft e-commerce platform in nearly 10 years. A large proportion of the changes are the introduction of a single API covering the multiple business logic implementations required within an e-Commerce site. In former releases business concepts such as inventory, catalogue, order management, user profiling, and marketing had each been separated into their own domain logic and thus each had a unique API which made it difficult for new developers ...
It has been a long time coming and I was finally able to find a diamond in the rough by locating a wrapper for the “challenging” yet powerful Lists.asmx service provided by WSS 3.0. On my current project we had the need to interact with WSS to pull back some document templates that reside in a document library. It only made sense for the implementation of this repository to use Lists.asmx or interact with a custom service that uses the SharePoint object model. I figured by now someone had created ...
I’m just pulling together next Wednesday MSDN Flash newsletter and came across this gem. The last 12 months of releases from the Patterns and Practices team: Enterprise Library v4.1 is a collection of reusable software components that help developers with common development needs such as logging, validation, data access, and exception handling. They can be used “as is” or extended or modified by developers as needed. Unity Application Block v1.2 is a lightweight extensible dependency injection container ...
No this is not SharePoint or Silverlight related at all. Tomorrow is 09/09/09 and the Beatles, one of my favorite bands of all time aside from Green Day and Three Dog Night, are releasing there albums in digital format entirely remastered plus as a bonus Harmonix is releasing a special version of Rockband. I can probably throw away $60 for the game, but not so much the money for the remastered tracks. Growing up my dad was born in the 50’s, so his music was primary the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the ...
I have been grinding the midnight oil trying incredibly hard to make this event better than last year. Kevin Hughes, Brian Laird, and Bob Davis are helping me out tremendously. We’ve had some good speaker submissions and we are continuing to receive more (don’t worry still spots left if you are interested). We have total of 24 slots for speakers plus a keynote and 2 separate 101 sessions hosted by our local guys, Bob Davis and Howard Davy. We have just opened up registration at http://www.sharepointsaturd... ...
I’m participating in the Microsoft Gemini CTP (Gemini is the self-service BI component cooperatively provided by the forthcoming SQL Server 2008 R2, Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010) and the SQL Azure CTP. I found intriguing the question of whether these two CTP technologies could be used together. Turns out they can! I successfully got Gemini to import data from a SQL Azure Database (after migrating the AdventureWorksDW2008 dimCurrency table into an Azure database called AWCloud)! I set up the connection ...
Inside MS WSS 3.0 – Pattison & Larson Chapter 1 – Getting Started · WSS is a Site Provisioning (Creating) Engine · Multiple SQL DBs (2005 / 2000 / Express) store content & configuration data · Farm – one or more computers providing WSS to users · Configuration DB – farm wide settings o Server names o User roles · Content DB – one per WSS Application o · WSS runs on top of IIS · Needs IIS to handle incoming HTTP requests · The IIS Default Site has listener that passes HTTP requests to sharepoint/home ...
Documents: White paper - BizTalk Adapter Pack: Connecting LOB Systems and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... White paper - BizTalk Server and WCF Support in Visual Studio 2008: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Downloads: Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Readme and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Installation Guide Download the latest readme and the installation instructions for the BizTalk Adapter Pack: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
I started a series that I titled Mission Impossible. Read the Introduction if you have not already done so, you can find it here. This Post will cover the quota issue and some ideas I put out for the client to decide. This solution can be approached in two different ways, a passive approach and a pro active approach. Let me describe. Let me describe the problem first. A site collection exists with sub sites. The client wanted a quota set to a 2G limit on each sub site. There are no way that can be ...
I am happy to announce the launch of the Regina Technology Community. The Regina Technology Community has formed from a consortium of local special interest groups: • .NET User Group • IT Pro User Group • SQL Server User Group • SharePoint User Group We recognize that no technology is an island. We work in technological ecosystems that requires an understanding of many disciplines. Having one community allows us to deliver a wide spectrum of content to our members. It also provides the forum for ...
The Winnipeg SharePoint UG is back for another year of events and presentations! This Month: Enhancing Connected SharePoint Lists in Outlook 2007 Eric Legault, Microsoft Outlook MVP It's really easy to link an Events, Contacts or Tasks list in WSS to Outlook 2007. But what if you had custom list fields or list views? These elements are not supported! But by using Visual Studio Tools for Office to build an Outlook COM Add-In consuming SharePoint Web Services, you can easily design a custom Form Region ...
What is Sharepoint? SharePoint is Microsoft's product in the Enterprise Portal, Content Management and Colloboration space. SharePoint is actually 2 products. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) - This is what is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and later versions and includes the set of standard site templates for building web sites in SharePoint. In addition WSS includes version control, alerts, RSS feeds ans task notifications. WSS is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and greater and I believe that ...

A nice free toolkit from MS  help administrate and manage Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and Windows® SharePoint® Services version 3.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=412A9EF1-3358-4420-B820-0CA3F4641651&displaylang=en

Steps to make a disaster back up: Record which Web applications are associated with the SSPs · Perform a full back up of the SSPs. · Completely stop the farm by stopping the services associated with Office SharePoint Server 2007 and by stopping Internet Information Services (IIS). · Back up the following databases by using SQL Server 2005 tools: o Content databases o Central Administration content database o Configuration database o Windows SharePoint Services Help Search database o Back Up the SQL ...
This past week I was reminded of the “fun” in which hosting an application within SharePoint can present. We are developing a custom application for our client in which some areas must reside within a SharePoint environment. We did quite a bit of our development in this first iteration within a web application in order to pull things together and present the client with a working end-to-end “prototype.” The architecture is composed of several layers all of which will be “in process” communications ...
To migrate lotus notes to SharePoint here you are the steps and some useful links: Steps: Use Microsoft Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino to start the process of analyzing Domino applications: a. Identify which applications are still active and which applications should be archived. b. Eliminate administration and mail applications from the migration or integration list. c. Determine which applications should be migrated and which applications should be integrated with Microsoft technologies. ...
Here you are a list of nice SharePoint resources: http://sharepoint.microsoft... http://www.sharepointreview... http://social.technet.micro... http://sharepoint.microsoft... ...

A new version of Service pack 2 is ready to be downloaded after solving the issue of expiration

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/06/25/service-pack-2-update.aspx

Changing the passwords from time to time is a healthy thing to do.

Here you are a nice link to do that in SharePoint accounts.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934838

We have faced an issue before that some users when opening a document in SharePoint document library the internet explorer crashes.

After investigation I have found that this issue most pobably happens due to existance of several versions of office on the machine.

To solve that check these links:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929360
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938888

 

We all know about the concept of Feature Stapling and most people write it out correctly on there blogs, such as this post: http://www.sharepointnutsan... However, I’ve noticed that very few blogs have the correct code to post in the FeatureActivated and FeatureDeactivating events. This is the correct code from looking at a CodePlex Project by Scott Hillier, looking at wrong code all over blogs, and debugging some code I cobbled together in Visual Studio to throw ...
A recent episode of .NET Rocks asked this very question, and listening to the episode made me consider my thoughts on the matter. [Disclaimer: Some of this post may be interpreted as “beating up on Microsoft”. This is not my intent. I use Microsoft in my examples because Microsoft development experiences have been the totality of my professional career. The issues I apply to Microsoft can assuredly be applied to any other company out there.] The short answer is “no”. I started writing software for ...
In this Issue: Jonathan van de Veen, Erik Mork, Chris Klug, Robbe Morris, Nick Josevski, Nigel Sampson, Vikram Pendse, and Matthias Shapiro Shoutouts: András Velvárt poses the question Can I jump to Silverlight 3 now? What do the stats say? ... lots of responses... what do you say? Shawn Wildermuth reminds us of A Plethora of Silverlight Behaviors/Triggers courtesy of the Expression Team. Chris Cavanagh has been busy working on A Real WPF WebBrowser... check it out... and even the source :) ... yeah ...
This is an interesting concept. Branch Cache can be very good in low bandwidth remote offices. If this solutions works, it will be a tremendous boost to SharePoint. Some of the complains that you hear about SharePoint implementation is that it is slow in low bandwidth offices. Branch caching may not help in a Collaboration situation where too much of read write is going on but for everything else it is a great tool. It caches everything, for pages to images to office docs. Here is a quick demo of ...
Over the last few months I have made the move to 64 bit – Windows 7 RTM on my laptop and Windows 2008 standard server with hyper-v on my dev box. I’m also running 64 bit Office 2010 and a number of other 64 bit goodies. But it is in the area of development I’m really having ‘fun’. So first off it was time to setup a 64 bit dev image: Windows Server 2008 R2 Std (64 bit) SQL Server 2008 (64 bit) Visual Studio 2008 (32 bit only) BizTalk 2009 Developer Edition (64 bit) Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 (64 ...
I feel a series coming on! I have been involved with a client to develop and customize their present SharePoint Environment. I have incorporated several solutions I would like to share. It was a learning experience and it was definitely Fringe SharePoint!!! The purpose of this post is to set up the scenario and to describe all the factors that were involved with the decision making of the overall solution. I hit several walls and blocking issues and feel it's important for anyone doing anything remotely ...
Classroom Training – Microsoft Learning Solutions Partners Course 50205A: SharePoint 2007 Web Development Course 50207A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 1 Course 50208A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 2 Course 50209A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 3 Virtual Labs Creating and Deploying Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Workflows for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Office SharePoint ...
To Get the SharePoint Versions:Go to any document library you will find it at the top And here you are the version number of the deployed components: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 June 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6510 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 April 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6504 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2: 12.0.0.6421 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Feb 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6341 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Aug 2008 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6327 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Infrastructure Update: 12.0.0.6318 ...

This is the link in MS for downloading the full free version of SharePoint Designer

http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?FamilyID=baa3ad86-bfc1-4bd4-9812-d9e710d44f42&displaylang=en

This post is the fifth 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. #5 – QuickBooks Web Part! I accidently overwrote the original post. Sorry about that. Below are the steps for the QuickBooks webpart. If there are other QB searches you need to do, I can help with that. The RSSBus QBOps Connector has a ton of functionality. Step one is to make sure ...
Before we had Azure and the various bits and pieces that became Azure at PDC 2008 Microsoft had a number of disparate groups working on various ‘cloudy’ projects. these included BizTalk Services, Red dog, Mesh and the Live framework to name a few. Then at PDC 2008 with the wave of a marketing teams wand they all be became Azure or Azure Services or Azure platform or …well anyway the over-arching message was that they were all part of Azure!! Furthermore we were presented with the vision below… Now ...
In a current project I work with Binary Messages in BizTalk Orchestration (received by WebService, sent with dynamic SMTP Adapter). To get to know more about the topic the following ressources where extremely useful: http://www.novaenterprisesy... http://www.novaenterprisesy... http://blogs.msdn.com/richa... http://vdcruijsen.net/post/... ...
We have a document library which makes use of the 'Link to a Document' content type which lets users add links to a document library. We noticed that users were using this feature to add links to documents hosted on sites outside of the SharePoint farm. This is all good as far as they are concerned because the content type does its job and end-user can access the external documents by clicking the link. However, we noticed that none of these links were showing up in the search results. When we looked ...
If you were to restart (i.e stop and then start) the search service, in a SharePoint farm, from the 'Services on server' page in Central Administration chances are that you might encounter both or either of the following errors when yo do a search on your web application: Your search cannot be completed because of a service error. Try your search again or contact your administrator for more information. The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service. This happens because after restarting ...
ASP.Net does not provide a rich text box control in its set of web controls. So, if you need to place a rich text box on your SharePoint page you'll have to use a commercial, free or open source text box control (and there are plenty out there). However if you don't want to introduce another dependency, in the form of an external control, you can use SharePoint's built-in rich text box. If you're creating a page layout that binds to a content types field then its straight forward and you can use ...
During my project that is heavily centered around web services, I often found that before I could execute one overall integration, I would need about 3 or 4 web Service calls to collect all the parameters I needed to actually call the web service call I was really trying to execute. I came across an interesting situation where I need to retrieve the List from SharePoint. A web service call will send back an XMLElement with all the information available for a list. The problem is that the list needs ...
I am currently on a project that consists of an integration between a web application and SharePoint. Both applications live in their own servers and so it was necessary to use web services. I have come to many weird glitches and many unresolved issues at this time, I will make an effort to document as much as possible to save people time when working with WCF, SharePoint Web Services, and Visual Studio 2008.0 The first issue I'm going to write about is fairly easy to identify but it was frustrating ...

In debugging a lot of large log files in SharePoint you need to use a nice tool to help you.

 

I have used this tool and i have found that it is a nice and easy one.

 

http://sharepointloggingspy.codeplex.com/