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I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now… Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program that will help you build professional development skills. Ready to move forward in your software development career? Ready to learn new skills, say SharePoint development for example? Well then head over to Ramp Up and check out the available tracks and start moving forward today! Tracks include: SharePoint for Developers Web Development With ASP.NET Learn ASP.NET: For PHP Developers ...
In the last week, I have been working on a project that involves web services. It has been an interesting project, SharePoint projects are always a surprise in that code is supposed to work a certain way and it never really seems to work the way it's supposed to. I feel as though i need to apologize for this post because it's kind of a rant. I still feel like it needs to be said. If someone out there is going to blog please post up code that is your own! and more importantly post up code that actually ...
It’s 6am and I am bored, so I thought I would give you a quick heads up on what’s coming in the next version of SAF (due by the end August). Here’s the Feature list : DSL with Diagram capabilities inside Visual Studio 20008. This is probably been the most exciting one for the release. We have been spending a few months working on a way to create SAF Macros visually via a VS 2008 designer window. This will give you the following advantages : You don’t need to know the Schema for a SAF Macro (which ...
Introduction Well it's now Saturday afternoon and the family have been out shopping all day, so I have taken the opportunity to conduct some tests that I had been meaning to do for a long time now (geek I hear you say). I wanted to find specifically what happens if you want to make changes to Content Types, Columns and Lists that have previously been deployed using Features and CAML. I am going to split my findings up into several posts. I will detail each set of tests then summarise at the end what ...
Introduction In a previous post, I explained my findings with "Upgrading Content Types", but now I want to test out a few scenarios with upgrading Site Columns. On the whole, the test results for Site Columns were pretty similar to that of Content Types. Although, I wanted to test what we can do when it comes to updating site columns that contain data. If you don't want to read each test case, please check out the "Summary" at the end of this post. Test Cases – Removing a Site Column Can we remove ...
A couple of you emailed and asked how to install SAF, so here's some instructions. Installing... If you have never insalled SAF on your SharePoint Farm then you need to install. To do this, you need to use STSAdm commands which I have popped into a batch file. Hence follow the steps below : Logon to a SharePoint Server in your Farm as a Farm Administrator. Download "Install.bat" to that server in your SharePoint Farm (right click "Save Target as...") Remove the '.txt' extension. Download the latest ...
Well, the hayfever has got me again! Here I am at 6am with a bunged up nose and itchy eyes wide awake. So I thought I would do the sensible thing and give you a heads up on what’s due in the next release of SAF. Here’s the Feature list : New Actions STSAdm Action. This allows us to call STSAdm commands and pass arguments from a SAF Macro. Powershell Action. Allows us to to call Powershell “Function” and pass arguments from a SAF Macro. Adapters In SAF, we think of “Adapters” as being components that ...
I am pleased to announce that it’s now possible (with release 1.2.3463.00) , to run STSADM commands from the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF). Hence, if you add the standard STSAdm commands (that ship with SharePoint) to the truly awesome collection that Gary Lapointe has developed, (available on his STSADM Blog), you are looking at over 250 useful SharePoint Actions. This functionality has been made available by a new Action called “StsAdm”. The Action should be called via an Alias like this “Action.StsAdmin”. ...
SAF contains 6 ready-to-use Actions that allow the Exporting and Importing of : - List Items - Lists - Webs The 3 pairs of Actions that allow you to do this, are namely : - ExportListItem & ImportListItem - ExportList & ImportList - ExportWeb & ImportWeb The actions are listed as pairs, for convenience, although there is nothing that mandates that they have to be run one after the other. In fact, you can export a List and import it into a completely different Farm months later if you ...
At Last! Finally, we have released the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF) on CodePlex!! Please take a look at : http://saf.codeplex.com . Now that I can take a minute, I just wanted to spend a bit of time detailing why we have spent the best part of 18 months (with lots of late nights building it!) Here's a FAQ to give you some answers: If you are developing with SharePoint, do you suffer from any of these ? Lots of Defects caused by differences in SharePoint Farms. – eg. “It works on Integration, ...
I was spending some time discovering design patterns. When searching for the decorator pattern, I also aimed to retrieved results for SharePoint. This way I found a nice site about a datalayer for SharePoint. It's based on extension methods and generics. It wraps the SPListItem class, and adds some new "custom" functionality. That way, by using the wrapper, you can access your SPListItem objects more strongly typed ...
Below are the few webcasts on BizTalk found in CloudTV website. Have a look at once. SNo. WebCast Name Author 1 ESB Toolkit 2.0: Itinerary Demo Brian Loesgen 2 ESB Toolkit 2.0: Order Demo Brian Loesgen 3 Lap Around the ESB Toolkit 2.0 Richard Seroter 4 Integration With SharePoint from BizTalk Mick Badran 5 Implementing BizTalk RFID Mobile Solutions Mick Badran 6 Transactions and Compensation Alan Smith 7 Creating a Highly Available BTS 09 Environment Kent Weare 8 All you need to know about the SAP ...
SharePoint’s Branding Limitations, Part 2 (SharePoint Magazine) As a Front-end Developer with a background in designing I’ll show you how to make a graphical design that works for a default SharePoint-environment. If you want to take control over the front-end, don’t use any themes. Create your art by using style sheets! SharePoint Daily - Bamboo Nation Technorati Tags: SharePoint,Limitations,Part... Windows Live Tags: ...
Assess Your Readiness to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Today Did you know that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 includes the addition of a "preupgradecheck" in stsadmin? It will assess your general readiness for upgrading to SharePoint 2010, provide feedback, and include best practices recommendations. Why wait? Get all the details on SP2 and run your preupgradecheck today! SharePoint 2010 - Bamboo Nation ...
Two great articles to get you started on MOSS 2007 BDC SharePoint BDC Part 1: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com SharePoint BDC Part 1: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog - Tobias Zimmergren's thoughts on development SharePoint BDC Part 2: Creating your first BDC Web Part Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren SharePoint BDC Part 2: Creating ...
An old fix but I felt necessary to post If you open IIS on any of your SharePoint servers and it comes up blank, it is because there are too many threads connected to it at the same time. This is due to the wonderful Timer service for SharePoint. There are two ways to fix this: 1. Do an iisreset (temporary fix) 2. Install this hotfix http://support.microsoft.co... (permanent fix) The hotfix should also fix the following events in the logs that would not go away for anything - Event ID 6398 ...
Check out the new features in SharePoint 2010. Really cool stuff. I highly recommend watching the video here. The cools stuff I remember is LINQ for SharePoint !! how cool is that? no more CAML queries.. blur....anyway watch the presentations that show easy it is to deploy a WSP file into the dev SharePoint page. .. I love it.... For more info on how EMC Application Consulting Services can help you get ready for SharePoint Server 2010 please contact me through this blog Harish Pavithran. Developer ...
While working with Enterprise Portal, we frequently work with URL menu items required for linking our web pages in EP. These URL Menu Items require the URL path to the web pages created in SharePoint. However, when you try to click on the URL property of the URL Menu Item, you recieve an error “The current operation cannot be completed because an unexpected error has occurred.”, instead you should recieve a screen with web folders so that you can easily navigate to the web part page created in SharePoint. ...
---------------------------... Mission turn an 8Gig RAM, quadcore desktop with Vista into a Hyper-V Host ---------------------------... My 8 year old laptop finally died, so I bought a new 8Gig RAM, quadcore deskdop & 23 inch monitor for under $750 including tax and will replace/partition Vista Home with Windows Server 2008 + Hyper V Goal: 1) VM#1 - Sharepoint ...
I was banging my head against the wall over this one for a few days. There was a particular AD security group (over 1000 users) that sharepoint could not resolve. Nothing about it (so I thought) was different than any of the groups that sharepoint could resolve. Same setup, OU and everything. Finally, I realized that the Alias name was not the same as the standard object name which is called the "Pre-Windows 2000" name in Active Directory. In 99% of all the cases, these are the same. For some reason, ...
OK so the title may confuse you – two completely different technologies that are hardly related. However I have been a little busy at nights trying to prepare my Music-Works tutorials for Commerce Server/SharePoint (MOSS) so I thought I would provide an update into something interesting I was playing with yesterday. For those of you who may not know Microsoft Tag is Microsoft's implementation of the QR-Code. Tags are used in marketing for providing online content in off-line medium. The tags themselves ...
Nov 19, 2008 is a day that lives in infamy. It would mark the last day that Justice Gray would have any online presence for 6 months…a gap of silence that left the entire technology community collectively asking WTF. But then in May Justice resurfaced, the absurdity of the SharePoint Knights too much for even him not to comment on. That turned out to be but a teaser, for when July rolled around we saw Justice burst back on to the blogging scene as if he had never left. We were treated to posts such ...
What is Kerberos Authentication? Kerberos (or Cerberus) was a three-headed dog in Greek Mythology which guarded the gates of Haides (King of underworld God of Death). Kerberos was responsible to prevent ghosts of the dead from leaving the underworld. The Kerberos Protocol was created by MIT as a solution to network security problems like: 1) Insecure unencrypted password over the internet 2) Firewalls, which assumes that the bad guys are outside the network, what about the Bad Guys within the network. ...
Having had my brush with SharePoint and its intricacies, and after learning that its original iteration was classic ASP flavored with Javascript and XML, I became intrigued about re-usable web components and how I could go about creating my own. I decided not to bother with .NET, as this was just a little experiment designed to get me into coding-for-fun once again. I decided to go classic ASP with a sprinkling of Javascript and XML and a whole lot of XSLT. My project was a webpart-enabled web portal ...
I recently met with a client that asked if you could like documents in SharePoint. I had many internal reactions the client asked but one specific memory stood out for me. A year ago I performed a migration from a document management system called DocuShare to SharePoint 2007. Docushare Migration to SharePoint 2007 There is very little out there on Docushare Migration, I thought maybe I would take the time to write a paragraph about this. I'm sure that Quest Software and DocAve have something to ...
I recently had to configure Forms Based Authentication for our website (in my case SharePoint, but the same would apply to a plain ASP.NET website) and I wanted to configure it to use Active Directory for the account storage. Our website is going to be accessed at the corporate office, using Windows Integrated Authentication and we’ve set up a separate website pointing to the same content for our extranet users. Both corporate and extranet accounts are going to be stored in AD. Just for review, FBA ...
After my 3 1/2 month vacation (spelled laid off) I finally landed a new position, although it is only a four month contract. What worries me is that it has never taken more than a week or two to find a new position in the Charlotte, NC area so I started thinking about adding to my skill set. I would like to get into SharePoint development but it seems impossible to get a position without experience in it (make sense) and it is very expensive to set it up at home so I started looking for training. ...
Hi all , I recently was working with a client that implemented a telerik navigation control as a quicklaunch. They decided to split up all the sub-sites into their own site collection. They wanted to place quotas on subs sites, and if you don't know, you can only set quotas on site collections and not sub sites. This switch or splitting of sites posed some interesting problems. 1) Telerik Control now needed to be added to each sub site for navigation. The control specifics were added to a master ...
Hi all, Just wanted to tell you all that I am now a SharePoint MVP!! Thanks to Darcy Lussier for the nomination.So what does this mean? I certainly don't feel smarter, or that I'm any more compitent than before. This Brings me back to evaluate why I blog and why I give to the community. Make no mistake, this award is something that means a lot to me but it does not magically give me special powers! It is nice to be recognized by my peers and I look forward to all the perks that come along with being ...
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. Most often Silverlight applications take up the whole screen and the page that is hosting the application contains only one control. It is possible to split you application into smaller controls. This can be valuable when you are ...
Yesterday in New Orleans, the Microsoft World Partner Conference 2009 kicked off with some of the big highlights at the event where the Office 2010, and Office web-apps announcements, with SharePoint appearing high on the list. The event has also kicked off a few sneak-peaks into the new platform, scheduled for an exclusive-beta program in the coming weeks. While I digest the amount of data being released, here is a quick glance at some of the new SharePoint 2010 screens... New User Interface, which ...
I wanted to write a blog post to document how I do some day-to-day things. It helps me to keep track of my work habits, refine them and perhaps help some others who are looking for some solutions. My current rig is a Apple MacBook Pro 13” unibody. It has the 250Gb drive with 4Gb memory. I am running the latest version of OS X Leopard. I am really enjoying the 13” form factor. It is a little smaller and lighter than the previous 15” unibody which, to me, just felt heavy. I also don't notice the lost ...

Here is a nice post about the various components of BDC Meta Man http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/07/06/how-we-did-it-bdc-meta-man-web-edition.aspx

 

The Commerce Team have been working hard, and the second release of the 2009 Commerce Server product has now hit CTP. The team are also currently looking for Microsoft client's to assist in the on-going development of this release by participating in the Microsoft Commerce Server TAP program. The latest release of the product which is rumoured to be set for release in early 2010 now includes: In-line Catalogue editor: a feature we saw introduced after the initial release of CS 2009 on Codeplex, the ...
As the Winter draws in, every day we are getting closer to the inaugural SharePoint Saturday event in Sydney. The closing date for speakers is now upon us, so if you are interested in getting involved and demonstrating your knowledge and expertises make sure you get your enrolment in today. The link to the application form is here: http://tinyurl.com/lpcxu9 If however you are a more reserved individual and wish to participate in the audience you can now book your place online on the official website: ...
This evening I got to a point where I thought it would be wise to get my test environment ready for the SharePoint Saturday Ozarks. I got my SharePoint w/SP1 Installation disk on for my Win2k8 environment. When the installation started for some reason all the options apart from Stand-Alone server type(s) were disabled. It frustrated me because I’ve done this for so long and it couldn’t click why Complete Installation was disabled. After an hour and half of banging my head and thinking of Plan-B I ...
So you work with SharePoint and you play World of Warcraft…Well I started talking to some people on twitter and on im and what not. There are a few of us that play World of Warcraft and we love SharePoint. We started a guild called “Sharing the Point” on Thrall on the Horde side. it’s a normal server. I have a couple toons ranging from 75 to 63 to 17…If you are interested in playing with other SharePoint people here is a list of officers who can invite you to the guild: Perengald (Paul Galvin or ...
I was recently asked to develop a script which would allow all sites to inherit the global navigation. Here it is. param( $rootUrl = "http://litwaredemo" )"Setting STSADM"$stsadm = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\bin\STSADM.EX... Sites XML"[xml] $sites = &$stsadm -o enumsites -url $rootUrl"Loading Microsoft.SharePoint"[[ System.Reflection.Assembly]... ...
I’m building out a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (SharePoint 2007) site for my client. The site uses two different methods of authentication, one for intranet users and one for extranet users. The intranet users will be logging onto their workstations using their corporate domain based username and password. We have one Url in SharePoint for these users, which is set to the out of the box Windows authentication. When the user goes to this Url, IE6 is set to send the credentials to the site, so ...
If you faced an unknown error in SharePoint, I am sure that it will not be your happiest moment. To know what is the real error to be able to solve it you have to change 2 options in web.config of the web application that hosts your site. 1-Open web.config 2- Change customErrors mode="on" to customErrors mode="off" 3- Change CallStack="false" to CallStack="true" And wishing you a happy debugging ...
I just posted a new screencast called “SharePoint Guidance for ISV Developers” You can watch it here, or go directly to the Screencast.com link at http://www.screencast.com/t... Here’s a quick abstract about the screencast: With the growing presence of SharePoint 2007, more and more developers are looking to use SharePoint as an application development platform. Available guidance is provided by many sources and can often seem contradictory. We provide architects and developers with some ...
You know what happens when we change the name of a SharePoint server right? It simply won’t work again unless you run the SharePoint Server configuration wizard. So what would happen if you do the same for the SSRS (SQL server reporting services) server? Some say you might not be able to connect to the reporting services again. I changed my reporting server’s name and still was able to create reports and do some other things. But clearly there were some problems. I tried to get support from my colleagues ...
Are you a developer? There are so many dev conferences out there, but I found out about this one a few months ago. I am speaking on SharePoint and Silverlight at devLink in Nashville. The conference lasts about 3 days from August 13th to the 15th in Nashville, TN (as Rob Foster says NashVegas). I am looking at the speakers from the .Net Community (and SharePoint) and some notable mentions would be Claudio Lassala, Jessica Moss, Steve Andrews, Clint Edmonson, Rob Foster, Eric Shupps, Jeremy Sublett, ...
For the price of zero dollars and zero cents you can attend SharePoint Saturday Ozarks in Harrison, Arkansas. I know a lot of you Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma people are always wondering when we will get more events out this way. We had a ton this year with MOSS Camp St. Louis, SPS KC, SPS Tulsa, and now SPS Ozarks and SPS Dallas. You guys can attend two events within a decent driving distance (Dallas and Harrison are not too far from each other). Mike Watson, Laura Roger, ...
If you are the minority who have been following my blog from the beginning you would know I am an avid practitioner and developer that centre on Microsoft SharePoint, and associated technologies. So some people may be thinking why write about Commerce Server? Is there any association between this and Microsoft Office SharePoint server (MOSS)? Well the answer is yes and no. In my earlier blog I briefly introduced Commerce Server, and this is hopefully the start of my series of articles introducing ...
Microsoft Online Services – Online is not always Online As a software engineer for a small Microsoft Partner – I have had a blast working with the enterprise technologies – especially since the release of the beta bits of MOSS 2007. The firm I work for is also a Microsoft Hosted Services Partner, and we host key technologies like Exchange, MOSS, Dynamics CRM, SQL Server and the latest craze – the Business Productivity Suite. The following is a blurb from the MSFT Help About BPS Online: The Business ...

This is the new home for my blog.  In the coming days you will see information on SQL Server, WCF, SharePoint and BizTalk.

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Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other. Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the ...
Following the massive success of SharePoint Saturday's in the US, Brian Farnhill has now decided to launch the series in Sydney. The event will be hosted at Microsoft's Offices in Epping Road, North Ryde and will consist of a whole day of SharePoint based lectures and discussions. This is a great way to get to get immersed in an array of information surrounding MOSS/WSS. So for more information check out Brian's blog post: http://blog.brianfarnhill.c... ...