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If you are developer, software architect or chief technology officer in the UK and work for a company that develops software products (which we often call ISVs) and use Microsoft technologies in your products and would like to be better connected with your peers and the Microsoft UK ISV technical team then please pop over to LinkedIn and check out the new group we have created. (NB: You will need to register on LinkedIn if you haven’t already done so). You can go direct to the group or just type ...
In brief…. take 1 minute to register today if you are UK based and work for a company that creates software products and want to dig into SharePoint 2010 development for FREE with a great UK based SME (subject matter expert). And… if you want to understand the background, read on :-) Microsoft Platform Ready is where we are aggregating resources to help companies who develop software products explore and adopt the latest technologies from Microsoft. There are many benefits to signing up (e.g. the ...
Here’s a quick tip for something that I ran into again this weekend. I was creating service accounts in my development environment’s Active Directory, and one of the names was a little long. My account name was: AccessServicesAppPool . When I went to SharePoint Central Admin and tried to add my new service account, I kept getting an account not found message. I even cut-n-pasted the user name, but that didn’t work. What I failed to notice was that the “pre-Windwos 2000” login was truncated by one ...
The below code demonstrates how you can assign a SharePoint Group to a SharePoint site using the SharePoint object model. SPSite spsite = new SPSite("Site_Name"); try { using (SPWeb web = spsite.OpenWeb()) { web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true; SPGroup sgrp = web.SiteGroups["Group_Name"]; SPRoleDefinition roleDefinition = web.RoleDefinitions.GetByTy... SPRoleAssignment roleAssignment = new SPRoleAssignment((SPPrincip... roleAssignment.RoleDefiniti... ...
How to specify a calculated value for a SharePoint custom field in its XML schema? Like this: <Field Type="DateTime" Format="DateOnly" DisplayName="ExpiryDate" Required="FALSE" EnforceUniqueValues="FALSE" Group="My Group" ID="{99668BDC-5DED-46d0-A4E... StaticName="ExpiryDate" Name="ExpiryDate"> <DefaultFormula>[toda... </Field> ...
The problem: I have an item adding event receiver associated with a custom content type that accesses several managed metadata fields using the syntax "PublishingPage.ListItem["f... Suddenly, I started getting the "Value does not fall within the expected range" when accessing one of the managed metadata fields. I had nothing else except the message and, more annoyingly and off-setting, it only happened with some users. It worked for users who were local administrators of the SharePoint server. ...
I’m trying to find time to update the Prairie Developer Conference 2011 website, and the sessions and speaker information will be up by this weekend including the registration page. For those that are wondering what the session and speaker list looks like, I wanted to give a sneak peak. We have a fantastic set of sessions by world class technologists! We’re covering .NET, Java, Ruby, SQL Server, Agile, User Experience, Mobile, Security, Azure, Office, SharePoint, and others. In fact, this year I’ve ...
My colleague Keith Burns (top chap with great SQL Server skills – but don’t say I said so) is helping to deliver an event focused on helping UK ISVs understand what it takes to move from Oracle to SQL Server. I would recommend you come along if you currently only target Oracle or primarily target Oracle. Looks to be shaping up into a great day. Register Today What: Oracle to Microsoft Migration Workshop When: Friday 11th February 2011, 09:00–15:45 Where: Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, ...
In this Issue: Mohamed Mosallem, Fons Sonnemans, Peter Kuhn, Pontus Wittenmark(-2-), Jeff Fansler, Gill Cleeren, Johnny Tordgeman, Jesse Liberty, Jeff Blankenburg, Walt Ritscher, WindowsPhoneGeek, Daniel Egan, and Matthias Shapiro(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 4.0 Tutorial (11 of N): Roulette Behavior" Mohamed Mosallem WP7: "Working with ControlTemplates in Silverlight for WP7" WindowsPhoneGeek Training: "WP7 Unleashed–Session II Hands On Labs" Daniel Egan Shoutouts: Mike Ormond ...
I have been working on a Silverlight Navigation application which uses LINQ to query an XML data source and has been working without a hitch until I added a control to the landing page. All other pages which worked fine were loaded from the navigation service Once I added the control I got a page not found error! (The page is there) and If navigated to, it works as expected. What happens, it that I closed the error Modal dialog and then clicked on another page, then navigate back to the landing page ...
This past weekend (Jan 14-16) there were GiveCamp events accross the country. At the New York City event, nearly 100 developers, designers and database administrators came together to dontate their time to provide technology solutions for over a half dozen charities. The experience was amazing, projects that would normally take weeks or months went from concept to delivery between 6:30pm Friday evening and 3:00pm Sunday afternoon. There were many comparisions to both Habitat for Humanity and Extreme ...
In my previous post after succesfully finshed installing the WSS v3 SP2 and now tried to restore my site to my surprise i came across another error :) Another site already exists at http://mysite. Delete this site before attempting to create a new site with the same URL, l choose a new URL, or create a new inclusion at the path you originally specified I had a look at the Sharepoint Central Admin and i could see the site but the delete button was greyed out So i taught it must be an orphan site so ...
I was trying to restore my WSS v3 dev server today after having some issues with IIS (see previous post) After installing the the Wss v3 SP2 and the wizard got to the end i got an error that the timer service wasn't started and it was unsuccesful. But truly i forgot to restart the Timer ser vice before clicking on the SP2 install. But then i said i would give it a try and try to restore my site from backup but unfortunately NO GO and got the error: An error has occurred on the server.http://go.microsoft.... ...
I was trying to install a new WSS v3 Sharepoint on a 64 bit Windows 2003 server today but the installation was giving some error saying i would need to allow ASP.NET 2.0 in the web server extension in IIS. Looking at the IIS there was a ASP.NET 2.0 32 bit allowed but not for a 64 bit. I tried registering the aspnet_regiis but no luck by doing so: For the 32 bit verison %SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\... -i For the 64bit version %SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\... ...
I have been working to get a SharePoint development course delivered online in February and March – online means lots of opportunities to ask questions. The first dates are now in place. The training is being delivered as a benefit for companies signed up to Microsoft Platform Ready. It is intended for UK based companies who develop software products* Agenda: Day 1 (Live Meeting 3 hours) 1:30 - 4:30 • Getting Started with SharePoint: Understand why and how to start developing for SharePoint 2010 ...
This one is a quick post , but I thought I would post this information as I could not find anything that helped me on this specific scenario. Please read the entire article before taking action as there are some irreversable or very troublesome routes I caution about! Problem: I had a client trying to retract a WSP from Central Admin and would eventually go to an, 'Error' State. I could not retract it and after looking at event logs I figured it was a problem with security. I tried several accounts, ...
First of all, I haven’t been updating this blog as regularly as it used to be. Primarily, due to the fact that, I was visiting a lot of cities talking about SharePoint, Web Matrix, IE9 and few other stuff. IE9 is my new found love and I simply think we have done great work in improving the browser and browsing experiences for our users. This post would talk about IE, general things happening around the web and few misconceptions around IE (I had earlier written about IE8 and common myths ) When you ...
Hi, I presented a talk on Windows Phone 7 @ MoMo and got awesome response, even though WP7 is quite new still. I also demoed 2 applications on both emulator and the actual device. It enjoy the look on audience faces when they see the app actually work on actual device. I see a great opportunity on WP7 and everyone I met agrees on the fact the WP7 has a very bright future ahead. The Ecosystem which WP7 has (developing/ debugging tools, emulator, almost flat learning curve, office/sharepoint integration ...
What is a Give Camp? I get asked this question constantly in the SharePoint Community. About 3 years ago there was an event called "We Are Microsoft" in Dallas, TX. A lady named, Toi Wright, gathered up a bunch of charities and gathered up a bunch of IT Professionals in the community. They met for an entire weekend devising better ways to help these charities with 3 days projects. None of these charities had in house IT staff or they were lacking. The time these projects would save would help out ...
In this Heavy and yet incomplete Issue: Mike Wolf, Walter Ferrari, Colin Eberhardt, Mathew Charles, Don Burnett, Senthil Kumar, cherylws, Rob Miles, Derik Whittaker, Thomas Martinsen(-2-), Jason Ginchereau, Vishal Nayan, and WindowsPhoneGeek. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Automatically Showing ToolTips on a Trimmed TextBlock (Silverlight)" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "Windows Phone Blue Book Pdf" Rob Miles Sharepoint/Silverlight: "Discover Sharepoint with Silverlight - Part 1" Walter Ferrari Shoutouts: ...
This is known issue with SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 platform and not specific to any sharepoint application. Problem: Your windows credential doesn’t work if you try to log in to the web application (http://contosto.company.com) on the server itself although you can access the same site from outside, when you create a SharePoint web application with a host header (contosto.company.com) on SharePoint Server (Server Name: contosto) which is installed on Windows Server ...
In the last couple of months SharePoint traffic (consulting, training and speaking) has picked up. And with that also the requests for deployments. There are good, great, bad and really bad things around this. But that is for another topic. However part of the good and great has been the fact of organizations wanting to do a proof of concept deployment (even when WSS or MOSS has been deployed). We can go through a session (Microsoft has the SDPS concept, SharePoint Deployment Planning Services) of ...
3 sites that any person working with SharePoint should visit are: SharePoint Magazine SharePoint Magazine is an online magazine dedicated to the world of SharePoint and related Information Worker Technologies. End User SharePoint Community driven content, at this point in time the site is a historical archive of content released. Nothing But SharePoint I see this as the natural evolution of EndUserSharePoint.com Follows on the same great principle of community driven content, but expanding from the ...
So I was talking to one of my friends, Cathy Dew, and I’m wondering how to start out this post. What kind of title should I put? Somehow we’re just randomly throwing things out and this title pops into my head the one you see above. I woke up today to the buzz of a text message. I spent New Years laying around until 3 am watching Warehouse 13 Episodes and drinking champagne. It was one of the best New Year’s I spent with my boyfriend and my cat. I figured I would sleep in until Noon, but ended up ...
I have been spending the last 2 weeks immersing myself in a number of Windows Azure and SQL Azure technologies. And in setting up a new business (I’ll speak more about that in the future), I have also become a customer of Microsoft’s BPOS (Business Productivity Online Services). In short, it has been a fortnight of Microsoft cloud computing. On the Azure side, I’ve looked, of course, at Web Roles and Worker Roles. But I’ve also looked at Azure Storage’s REST API (including coding to it directly), ...
November 13th, 2010 was the day I got my Windows Phone 7. It was an exciting day, a lot of anxiety too. Over a phone? Sadly, yes! Being a Zune Pass subscriber, it was something worth looking forward too, being a consultant that relies and works with Microsoft technologies and having the option of OneNote (without converters and such) on my phone was a great thing too. Has that changed over 45 days? No, not really. But I find myself at the very same place I was with my iPhone, I don’t really use the ...
You need to make scheduled nightly backups using powershell or stsadm. You would like to schedule regular backups using windows scheduled but how to create the batch files to run the powershell backup. I had the same problem and I am showing you how to solve this: PowerShell Command to backup SharePoint Site Collection backup-spsite -identity http://SPServer:10001/ -path C:\Backup\Backup.bak OR backup-spsite -identity http://SPServer:10001/ -path C:\Backup\Backup.bak –force (use force to overwrite ...
With the release of the “September – 2010” TFS 2010 Power Tools, came an addition to the Team Foundation Server Administration Console. This addition is the Team Foundation Backups Tree item. The tool is used to create backup plans and to work with it you run through a wizard, just like you would in configuring TFS or any of the extensions it has. The areas covered through the tool include: Backup to a Network Backup Path, retention configuration. Under Advanced Options, the extension to be used ...
A couple of months ago, a friend found a bit of information on TechNet that has proven to be quite useful. See, I am of the opinion SharePoint allows for smaller deployments to be made, and with that said, I am talking about SharePoint Foundation 2010 being used for the most part. But truly the point here is not to discuss whether or not a deployment of SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 is right or not. The fact is they do take place and happen. And information will reside there. ...

The session is going to cover and discuss the role TFS can play in the management of SharePoint implementations, custom development and delivery of solutions.

Check it out here and register … http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/almcatalyst/Pages/Workshops.aspx?courseid=16

I recently spoke at Tech Days 2010 in Winnipeg. These are some tools that will I showcased to help you evaluate where you are now. · PreUpgradeCheck o http://technet.microsoft.co... · SharePoint BPA o http://www.microsoft.com/do... · SPSReport o http://spsreport.codeplex.com/ · SPSFarmReport o http://spsfarmreport.codepl... I also showed a Solution Downloader found here: http://spsolutiondownloader... ...
What is Localization/Multilingual and Globalization? The term "Localization" defined as "Process of translating resources for a specific culture/languages", where "Globalization" defined "Process of designing applications that can adapt to different cultures/languages". When we publish a site for different regions then it'll be great if the site content is displayed in that regional language. SharePoint provides Language Packs which can be downloaded and installed from Microsoft Site. but the limitation ...
I wasn’t expect to run an event from 1,000 miles away, but some stuff happened you know like it does and I opted in. It was really weird, because people asked why are you living in NJ and running Kansas City? I did move, but it was like my baby and Karthik didn’t have the ability to do it this year. I found it really challenging, because I could not physically be in Kansas City. At first I was freaking out and Lee Brandt, Brian Laird, and Chris Geier offered to help. Somehow I couldn’t come the day ...
.NETTER Code Starter Pack contains a gallery of Visual Studio 2010 solutions leveraging latest and new technologies released by Microsoft. Each Visual Studio solution included here is focused to provide a very simple starting point for cutting edge development technologies and framework, using well known Northwind database. The current release of this project includes starter samples for the following technologies: ASP.NET Dynamic Data QuickStart (TBD) Azure Service Platform Windows Azure Hello World ...
Actually, for snacks too, and it is nearly everywhere I turn. If I do Microsoft Exchange work, I know I will run into it. Active Directory, SQL Server, TFS, SharePoint, Azure and most recently Lync. All have provided a way to work with PowerShell and it has taken off (as it should). The question many will have is, How do I get started? A couple of ways are available. There are books, sites and blogs that will help you along the way. This will be the start of a series of posts that, my intention at ...
When you create a Publishing site that has anonymous access enabled, you will notice that anonymous users will not be able to access pages that reside in the “_layouts” virtual directory (e.g. http://siteX/_layouts/viewl... This is because the publishing infrastructure activates a hidden feature that prevents anonymous users from accessing these types of pages. However, if you were to create a site collection based of Blank Site Template, you would notice that these pages are accessible by ...
Here’s how: Open up the Central Administration site and click on “Manage Web Applications” under the “Application Management” section From the ribbon click on “New” (Note: if its an existing web app, then click on “Extend”) Fill in the fields with appropriate values. Under “Security Configurations” make sure to select “Yes” for “Allow Anonymous” Click OK Once the web application has been created, a site collection would need to be created. Navigate to “Application Management” –> “Create Site Collection” ...
On Thursday the 8th of December I attended the "Architecture Forum in the North 2010" hosted by Black Marble. The third time this annual event has been held, it was pitched as featuring Black Marble and Microsoft UK architecture experts focusing on “Tools and Methods for Architects.... a unique opportunity to provide IT Managers, IT and software architects from Northern businesses the chance to learn about the latest technologies and best practices from Microsoft in the field of Architecture....insightful ...
What is ULS in SharePoint 2010? ULS stands for Unified Logging Service which captures and writes Exceptions/Logs in Log File(A Plain Text File with .log extension). SharePoint logs Each and every exceptions with ULS. SharePoint Administrators should know ULS and it's very useful when anything goes wrong. but when you ask any SharePoint 2007 Administrator to check log file then most of them will Kill you. Because read and understand the log file is not so easy. Imagine open a plain text file of 20 ...
SharePoint Installation in Windows 7 or Vista is not same as Windows Server 2008. You might have difficulties if you do not follow the proper steps. Here i have been tried to explain how to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 or Vista and configure it. Assume, Installed OS Windows 7 x64 (as you may already know SP only support 64-bit OS) and Windows update Install SQL Server 2008 Install SharePoint 2010 You can install SharePoint using the following steps A. Install software prerequisites 1. Install ...
I wanted to officially thank the organizers, speakers, volunteers and the attendees of SharePoint Saturday South Florida. Being the first event in South Florida the reception was phenomenon and the group of speakers from keynote by Joel Oleson to session’s speakers from well renowned speakers like John Holliday, Randy Disgrill, Richard Harbridge, Ameet Phadnis, Fabian Williams, Chris McNulty, Jaime Velez to organizers like Michael Hinckley amongst others. With my Business Intelligence (BI) presentation ...
I got a question in MSDN forum that how to add a SharePoint document property in respective document's footer and it should be available to all new documents. It's really interesting and started R&D on this. Lets see how to insert document property in header/footer. How to use SharePoint document property inside Document's Header/Footer? Here the steps on creating document library and update the document template. First I'll create a Document Library named "Docs". If you already have document ...
Rating is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2010 that can be added to any SharePoint List/Library. It helps users to evaluate and authors to get feedback. In SharePoint 2007, we have write code and deploy it as feature for rating. How to enable Rating in SharePoint 2010? It's very straight forward to enable rating in SharePoint 2010 lists. First let's create a Custom list named "Search Engines". If you already have list/library then you can skip this. Once created, open the list select "List ...
Language packs enable to view SharePoint site in other languages like Dutch, Spanish, etc. These language packs are available free to download from Microsoft site. Once it's installed and configured in SharePoint then users will get option to select those language and view the site in that language. Where can I download SharePoint 2010 language packs? Microsoft provides 40 different languages (including English) for SharePoint Foundation/Server 2010. Those language packs have the sharepoint site ...
Document Set is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2010 as part of content/document management. Document set helps to manage group of documents as a single entity. Actualy Document set is a content type that can be attached to any document library and make use of it's features. Advantages of Document Sets Consider a type "Project", each project has requirements document, project effort estimation spreadsheet, project plan presentation. To standardize the project management process, it's enforced ...
Yes, there are still those of us that must bridle our insatiable desires to upgrade to the seemingly supreme and all-encompassing SharePoint 2010 and continue to mend our barely adequate SharePoint 2007 systems. When content types and/or site defined columns are defined at the site collection or subsite level, what are the risks to stop allowing content types based on the defined content type to inherit changes/ settings made to the defined content type? The ultimate goal is to copy items from a ...
In browsing around and following people on twitter, I have come across valuable documentation. First, the SharePoint Technical Reference http://www.microsoft.com/do... Second, Getting Started with Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
I've installed SharePoint 2010 and create first site collection. When I try to specify Target Audience for Announcements webpart in Home page via WebPart Properties, there is no "Target Audience" option. When I did google, articles which specifies how to set Target Audience for List. But that's not what I need. This article will explain how to get Target Audience for webpart in SharePoint 2010 sites. How to specifiy Target Audience for Webpart in SharePoint 2010? Well, It's obvious that free versions ...
Today I had to change the title of several pages in several publishing sites. You can find the powershell script below. Notice that you have to access the pages as PublishingPage and not SPListItem,otherwise you will not be able to modify the Title field ("Title" is ReadOnly). Also, you have to go through the same procedure as in the UI: checkout, change property, checkin and publish (and maybe approve if the library requires it). Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.Power... -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue ...
What does SharePoint Composer, an IPad, and a Halo Reach Xbox 360 bundle have in common? The 2010 SharePoint Composer Giveaway! ShareSquared is hosting a giveaway that has some terrific prizes. We have used this same giveaway at the last few technical conferences and it is about to close. Generally, we are giving you the ability to get in on the action even if you were not able to attend one of the conferences. If you would like more detail about the giveaway, timeline, and its rules then follow ...