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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions May 2006 Entries
Hi Guys, I created a few Feedburner Urls to the feeds on my blog. SharePoint Content only – All blog content – Currently they point to this blog so you might have to still tolerate the ads (I am looking into what I can do about that). but for starters they are FeeBurner Urls. SharePoint Content only – All blog content – ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 3:05 PM

New What? or List Template Ids
I have a little gripe with WSS v3 Beta where the New List page doesnt provide an indication about the type of list you are creating except from the ListTemplateId in the url. So for reference (primarily my own) here is a mapping 101 - Document Library 104 - Announcements 103 - Links 100 - Custom List 115 - Form Library 105 - Contacts 106 - Calendars 120 - Custom List in DataSheet View 119 - Wiki Page Library 108 - Discussion Boards 107 - Tasks 109 - Picture Library 150 - Project Tasks 1100 -Issue ......

Posted On Saturday, May 27, 2006 1:44 PM

WSS v 3 Configuration - I dont get this
I was trying to setup WSS v3 on a VPC today. The setup went fine, but then the configuration (I mean SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration) failed about 4 times at the “Registering SharePoint Servces” i.e. 5/10 stage before it finally continued. I really dont get it. The exception in the log says this 05/27/2006 17:16:52 10 ERR Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPExce... ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlEx... Cannot open database "WSS_Search_HEX" requested by the login. ......

Posted On Saturday, May 27, 2006 10:05 AM

Microsoft Announces New Digital Image Format
WMP may not equal Windows Media Player in future. Microsoft have apparenlty announced a compressed image format known and Windows Media Photo (WMP) which provides a 20:1 compression (JPEG provies a 6:1) Where I see this being of much use is in camera phones or other devices where taking pictures isnt its main purpose. Will it affect digital cameras? I dont think it would (atleast not in the serious level). There is a reason why Raw is chosen as opposed to JPEG ......

Posted On Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:30 PM

WSSv3 setup - quirk/feature?
A colleauge of mine was trying to setup WSS v3 Beta 2 today and was shown this message Service Pack2 is forced if you need to upgrade. Nice! So I am guessing that the upgrade path for customers who have not yet applied Service Pack 2 would be to apply SP2 first and then upgrade (i.e. 2 steps) I just cant imagine why there isnt a direct upgrade scenario. Please educate me if you know better. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:46 PM

Outlook tip: Remove an entry from autocomplete

Heres a tip from the newsgroups.

How do you remove an autocomplete entry (email id) from the Outlook.

A: When it pops up, arrow down to the entry you want to remove and press delete

NG posting is here.

Posted On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 2:10 PM

Rob from in one the top ten lists mentioned this tool. Its pretty cool, it goes through a list of mp3 and ogg files that you can specify, fingerprints them, checks up the fingerprint against data it has on its server, provides you with the option of updating your id3 tags with the data on the server. Its pretty good/interesting. Check it out ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:33 AM

I love the SharePoint Show
I think the SharePoint show is a really great idea. Its only at episode 3 so far and I am loving it. So far most of the material we’ve been seeing about SharePoint that comes from outside Microsoft is by way of blogs and articles these have mainly been literary pieces, i.e. most of them lack personality and voice (I mean most of them are text). The SharePoint show on the other hands adds that human touch which is quite awesome. Kudos to Gene for comming up with this. As someone who works with ......

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 3:52 PM

Windows Beta of Adobe Lightroom Comming Up

Adobe has a new product on the horizon called Lightroom, although a Windows version of the beta is not available you can sign up for it.

Whats got me hyped is the Non destructive Raw file editing feature.

There Lightroom Demo Videos available.

Posted On Saturday, May 20, 2006 1:29 AM

Office 2007 Technical Readiness Program Presentations
Mart already blogged about this, so go check it out. I might as well add that if you are are a vendor that delivers solutions on the office platform you might be missing out if you dont check it out. Any one in paticular you should take a look at? No, check them all out :) but this might be a good starter Office 2007 WSS Collaboration ......

Posted On Saturday, May 20, 2006 12:33 AM

WMP11 Take 1
Ok so I downloaded, installed, and tried Windows Media Player 11. There is a lot I like about it, the new minimalisting UI is very neat. I really dig it. I love how stuff are organized in the library. They’ve even fixed a few of my earlier gripes (but only a few) The player in its smallest size is still tooo big to tuck anywhere on your screen while you are working (i.e. as default without hunting down for a tini mini skin) Customizable keyboard shortcuts are still missing. Currently as in ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:02 PM

Do it yourself Skype Cordless Phone
There have been a few Skype Phones out there. like NetGear DU@LPhone Linksys More from Skype But here is a do it yourself plan ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 10:08 PM

A bit late on the take
Yeah, to say “I’ve been out of it” is a major understatement, and I blame work for it, well dont we all. But without me knowing it, looks like Windows Media Player 11 sneaked out. As I would have previously mentioned I am a bit of a fussy PC user, always wishing things were more optimal, so stay tuned for my critical review (atleast I hope there will be one). So if you want it, go get it here ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 9:56 PM

If you wear contacts, be very afraid!
Did that title grab your attention? IT should because you might want to know about this. Un-fricking believable. Its been digged a lot and perhaps needs more publicity ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 9:13 AM

Force yourself into the Yahoo Mail Beta Interface

Want to get yourself the new shiny Yahoo Mail beta interface

Heres how.

Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2006 12:41 PM

GWT Compiles Java to AJAX

Google has provided a toolkit that can compile Java to Ajax producing browser compliant HTML and JavaScript.

The toolkit also provides the ability to debug Ajax, an RPC infrastructure, and some more cool bells and whistles.

Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2006 12:37 PM

Holographic Touch Screen Display

This some cool tehc from IO2Technology

Its pretty cool, 30" display that floats in mid air and which has touch screen capabilities.

The device is made such that in can inconspicous.

Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:57 AM

Transparent Toaster

A lot of folks had digged this.


The site claims that the concept is to heat the glass so as to toast the bread. With the current design doesnt that mean that your hand could get burnt if you were to accidently touch the glass.


Posted On Thursday, May 4, 2006 9:52 PM

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