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Links (5/31/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 31, 2007

  1. Tab highlighting in Top Navigation Bar
  2. Another Step By Step Popfly Tutorial for Pulling and Rendering SharePoint Data
  3. Windows Live Writer Beta 2 (with SharePoint 2007 support!) now available
  4. KB932091 has been re-released
  5. How to render Views of Lists
  6. New Governance Tools and one must have freebie – Echo for SharePoint, SharePoint Spy (free), Wisdom from MacroView
  7. Redirector WebPart SP Solution File Download
  8. MOSS2007 – JavaScript Item Menus Part 1 (Real World Examples)
  9. MOSS2007 – JavaScript Item Menus Part 2 (Real World Examples)
  10. MOSS2007 – JavaScript Item Menus Part 3 (Real World)
  11. Getting Away From Fully Trusted Web Parts
  12. Deploying a calculated site column using a feature in SharePoint 2007
  13. Programmatically Using the Outgoing SMTP Server from Central Admin
  14. Feature stapling – relationship of SharePoint Features with site definitions
  15. Enforcing Required Fields on SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Pages via Content Types and Page Layouts
  16. SharePoint 2007: Upload a Document with Its Meta-Data
  17. Change what Page Layout you are using
  18. What’s First, Office Client or SharePoint Deployment?
  19. SharePoint 2007 – want to really know what it can do for you?
  20. Wikis in Sharepoint

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Links (5/29/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 29, 2007

  1. Compiling SharePoint 2007 audiences using the SharePoint object model (C# code sample)
  2. MOSS 2007 (SharePoint) receives US DoD 5015.2 Certification for ECM and Records Management
  3. Problems with licensing MOSS – Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.LicensingConversionJob threw an exception
  4. Private fields or Secure fields
  5. Meanings of variables in the context menu’s script
  6. STP files, under the hood
  7. Reformatting XML retrieved directly from the SharePoint API

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Links (5/28/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 28, 2007

  1. **** SharePoint 2007 URL Quick List
  2. Some example of PowerShell and sharepoint from Spwonderland – great stuff. Over 8 different posts.
  3. Personal Sites / Differen Quotas/ Differnet Content DBs
  4. Opening links in new windows from a SharePoint list
  5. WebPart Exception Handling Standards
  6. Content Deployment – Step By Step Tutorial
  7. Moving on with WebParticles 1
  8. Moving on with WebParticles 2
  9. Moving on with WebParticles 3
  10. SharePoint and Popfly integration — yes, really!
  11. Sharepoint Weekly 7
  12. How to Create a Blog and Get Search Results
  13. Import list data from Excel 2007 into SharePoint – information to fix error message: “Method ‘Post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed”
  14. Fun with Sharepoint 2007 – Sharepoint != Source Safe

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Links (5/25/207)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 25, 2007

  1. Please Use the SharePoint Backup Options!
  2. Displaying the document URL in a document library column – part 2
  3. How to Conduct Page Version Comparison in MOSS
  4. Using Delegate Controls in Sharepoint
  5. Updating an Item inside a SharePoint 2007 Workflow
  6. MOSS 2007: Update on “Central Administration application pool account should be unique.”
  7. DeliverPoint 2007 Beta launches!
  8. How To: Add a feature to an out-of-the-box site definition
  9. Content Query Web Part xsl for showing the xml
  10. How to set user permissions programmatically?
  11. Creating a Lookup column using features
  12. Content Deployment in Sharepoint
  13. The solution to saving properties in Custom Field Types
  14. SharePoint WebPart for displaying Server Information
  15. SharePoint 2007: Issues with DataForm Web Parts and Site Templates

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Display Web Part Page Maintenance Page

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 24, 2007

During my web part exercises, I want to find an easier way to delete a web part from a page. Enter the Web Part Page Maintenance page.

http://portal/area/default.aspx?contents=1

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Windows Server 2003 Antivirus Recommendation

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 24, 2007

As with most SharePoint developers, I make heavy use of Virtual PC to create VMs. One area I have passed over is anti virus. I sent an email to Grisoft and received an email back saying I need the “AVG SharePoint Server Edition” which are sold in packages 25, 50, 75, and 100 licenses. This seems like overkill, along with extreme expense, since they wouldn’t give me a price (they told me to call them).

Yesterday our company was slammed with some SQL Server 2005 virus which caused major issues. I want to make sure this virus doesn’t occur in my VM environments.

Can somebody recommend a good, non-expensive anti virus program which will run on Windows Server 2003?

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Links (5/23/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 23, 2007

  1. Why Should I Care About CardSpace and SharePoint?
  2. Your First InfoCard WebPart (CardSpace WebPart Example)
  3. Increased performance for MOSS apps using the PortalSiteMapProvider
  4. Customize the “NewForm.aspx” page for a SharePoint List
  5. Object reference not set to an instance of an object with custom workflow
  6. Create a Custom List Feature
  7. Upgrade Pre-scan Tool – (prescan) updated version
  8. CAML.NET – Simple yet Brilliant
  9. 3 Methods to Upgrade? Let me give you 4 More…
  10. Create a Site Column using a feature deployed via a solution package
  11. Displaying the document URL in a document library column
  12. SharePoint Series / InfoPath BDC Creator – Open Existing BDC Files
  13. Custom SharePoint STSADM Commands
  14. Audience Compilation Issue – “…assign the SSP service account the “pesonalization permissions” it needs to view and edit user profile information, or you can make the necessary profile properties viewable by everyone and just hide them from the users’ profile pages…”

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Links (5/22/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 22, 2007

  1. SharePoint Document Workflow “How to” – Sending an email with SharePoint 2007 (MOSS)
  2. Link to Setting Up a Development Environment for the 2007 Microsoft Office System
  3. MOSS 2007 Document Management Services – Document Centralization – Part 2
  4. TFS – Enhanced support for Windows SharePoint Services
  5. Transform your business with SharePoint Products and Technologies – new whitepaper available!!
  6. How Long Does a Typical Deployment Take?
  7. Copying over a SharePoint list from source site to destination site
  8. How to programatically find list items within a folder
  9. SharePoint 2007 How To – Create a custom list definition
  10. SharePoint 2007 Tools Collection v1 – great list of tools
  11. Publishing content types and site columns using features
  12. Part I – Creating site columns, publishing content types and page layouts using a feature
  13. Part II – Creating publishing content types
  14. 64-Bit IFilter Released for PDF
  15. MSDN Webcast: Business Data Catalog Overview
  16. SharePoint List Based Custom Authentication Provider
  17. Using the ContentTypeID to query child content types in SharePoint
  18. MOSS Multilingual Site Configuration
  19. CardSpace and SharePoint – Part II
  20. The InfoPath form’s ‘Attachment control doesn’t work with SharePoint Workflow forms
  21. May 2007 content on MSDN for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007
  22. How to update Content Types through the Object Model?
  23. SharePoint Feature Manager Update 1.0.0.2
  24. Scheduling audience compilation in MOSS 2007 without limits
  25. SharePoint deployment options:Features or Content Deployment?
  26. 2007 Office System Video: Windows SharePoint Services Platform

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SharePoint, Web Parts, MVP Pattern Gotcha

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 21, 2007

Whew, this one was a head scratcher!

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Links (5/20/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 20, 2007

  1. What’s in a manifest?
  2. Peering into the hidden world of MOSS’s CAML
  3. Unforgivable! – workflow not working due to defunct TaskListContentTypeId attribute
  4. MOSS development recipe
  5. Installing the WSS 3.0 SDK on XP/Vista
  6. Programatically create a SharePoint site based on a site definition
  7. Form Authentication in MOSS 2007
  8. MOSS 2007 And Microsoft CRM Integration
  9. Adventures in Sharepoint 2007 – The Fun Continues
  10. My SharePoint must have FREE add ons
  11. Feature extensions to the WSS blog site template
  12. Links in SharePoint
  13. RAD Tool for building Workflow for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007
  14. SAP Business Pages and SharePoint 2007 – Part 2
  15. Free Download – SharePoint 2007 Templates
  16. More fun with Sharepoint 2007. This Episode: Sharepoint Designer – Adding ASPX File Over-writes Default.aspx?!
  17. SharePoint Developer Interview Questions – Answers
  18. SharePoint and Content Types
  19. What Are Content Types, Anyway?
  20. (Recording) Building document workflow in SharePoint 2007
  21. Australian SharePoint Conference Podcasts
  22. Adding Code-Behind to Custom Pages in Sharepoint 2007
  23. Accurate Metadata Values May Be Difficult to Maintain Over Time in SharePoint Server 2007
  24. STSADM White Paper Released
  25. Why 2000 item limit per view in SharePoint?
  26. Using SharePoint Content Types on Lists
  27. How to set SPFolder.WelcomePage property?
  28. Updating UserProfile Property of type ChoiceList
  29. How to install custom security trimmer?
  30. Debugging Workflows
  31. How to set SPFolder.WelcomePage property?
  32. UserProfileManager object creating fails when we try to create an instance from a SharePoint workflow application.
  33. How to create an XMLFormView control in custom aspx page within SharePoint?

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Links (5/17/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 17, 2007

  1. Understanding SharePoint – Part 1 – Understanding the SharePoint Portal Server Indexer
  2. SharePoint 2007 Filter webparts – using the Page Field Filter webpart on a Lookup field
  3. Deploying web parts as a feature
  4. Deploying master pages and page layouts as a feature
  5. Sample code – creating list based site columns as a feature
  6. Feature to create lookup fields on Codeplex
  7. Creating list-based site columns as a feature
  8. Series : how to create common MOSS site artifacts as features
  9. Deploying content types as a feature
  10. How to debug SharePoint feature receivers
  11. Creating lists with VSeWSS
  12. Determine If SharePoint Context Is Secure (SSL)
  13. GatWeb – Extensions for STSADM – backupwebapp, getwebproperty, setwebproperty, enumlistevents
  14. Role based MySite Templates for MOSS 2007
  15. MOSS 2007 Trick – Search Scopes + Managed Properties = Tasty Dish!
  16. Just Published on MSDN (5/17/2007) – lots of nuggets: articles and webcasts
  17. Customizing MOSS 2007 My Sites within the enterprise
  18. How to create a hyperlink in Reporting Services that opens in a new window
  19. MOSS 2007 – Where are my content types being used?
  20. Return Current User SharePoint MySite URL

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Links (5/16/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 16, 2007

  1. “ChatterBox” persistent chat session for SharePoint
  2. Using SPGridView Filter properties
  3. Understanding the SharePoint calendar and how to export it to iCal format
  4. How To: Display browser enabled InfoPath forms in a web part supporting connections
  5. MOSS2007: Add Custom Wizard Style Navigation To Your Sharepoint Designer Pages Using Inline C#
  6. STSADM : Export User Not Found Error
  7. Remaining 5 of the “Splendid 7″ Role-Based Templates for MOSS 2007 My Sites now available!
  8. 7 SharePoint My Site templates released
  9. Great Team-Based Development Document on MOSS2007
  10. Master Pages vs. Themes: Which Do You Choose?
  11. Get Locale From SPWeb URL
  12. SharePoint Tip: How to Activate the Drop Down Menu in MOSS Sites
  13. MOSS 2007 Document Management Services – Document Centralization
  14. MOSS2007 – Business Data Catalog using BDCMetaMan
  15. **** Team-Based Development in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  16. Open Configuration Panel From WebPart ToolPane
  17. Deploying Windows Rights Management Services with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-By-Step Guide
  18. Removing unwanted tags produced by the BaseFieldControl
  19. How to Use SPForm and SPFormCollection
  20. What is a Property Bag? – good for SharePoint Features
  21. Analyzing Unified Logging Service (ULS) Logs using SharePoint’s Central Admin
  22. New Office Visual How-tos: MOSS and WSS 3.0
  23. MOSS 2007 Best Practices Analyzer Tool – Administrators running this tool will get a detailed report listing the recommendations that can be made to the environment to achieve greater performance, scalability and uptime.
  24. Silverlight and Sharepoint, what is the point?
  25. Visual Studio Extensions (VSe) Deploy Failed (for SharePoint Solution)

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May Cincinnati SharePoint User Group Announcement

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 13, 2007

The May Cincinnati SharePoint User Group meeting will take place on 5/14 at 6:00 pm at MAX Technical Training in Mason. Check out the website.

There are two sessions:

  1. Why Utilize SharePoint in the Enterprise
  2. Implementing SharePoint Server 2007: The Top 10 Things to Know

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Links (5/13/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 13, 2007

  1. Adding non-SharePoint links to My Links
  2. MOSS 2007 – Sizing Tool
  3. Microsoft SharedView Beta download
  4. How do I? – Calculate the number of SharePoint Web Front End servers I need.
  5. SharePoint RSS and Web Part Tips
  6. SharePoint Tip: How to specify a Theme
  7. SharePoint Tip: How to tell if your WSS site is on a WSS only install of SharePoint
  8. MOSS Search Manager
  9. SharePoint Development Best Practices
  10. Anonymous Users, Forms Pages, and the Lockdown Feature
  11. Building SharePoint Scorecards using SQL Reporting Services
  12. SharePoint Features – elements, scope and other info
  13. Migrating Public Folder Content to MOSS
  14. SharePoint Designer Article 2 – Creating an XSLT DataView for a sharepoint list
  15. SharePoint Weekly 5
  16. Sharepoint 2007 Document and Records Management resource List (update)
  17. SQL Syntax Queries in MOSS Search
  18. ToolPart Class With System.Reflection
  19. SharePoint Developer Interview Questions
  20. SharePoint RSS TTL
  21. SQL Syntax Queries in MOSS Search
  22. Migrating Public Folder Content to MOSS
  23. SharePoint for Developers – Webcast series (8/12)
  24. InfoPath Form Services – Creating & Publishing Form using Form Services in MOSS 2007
  25. Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX 1.0 Web Part

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Links (5/10/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 10, 2007

  1. Updating BDC list column values from code
  2. Document Management Lifecycle in MOSS
  3. About Katmai, Astoria, Jasper, Acropolis, Pex and an update on LINQ-to-SharePoint
  4. How to lockdown an Internet facing MOSS-based web site
  5. Formatting XML dates from SharePoint using XSLT
  6. Source Code Posted for SharePoint Forums Web Part
  7. How big can my Sharepoint 2007 Installation be?
  8. SharePoint and CardSpace – Part 1
  9. Renaming a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
  10. **** Adding the WSS.XSD to the Visual Studio 2005 XML Schema Cache for IntelliSense
  11. **** Using Visual Studio 2005, MakeCab.exe and MSBuild to Create Window SharePoint Services v3 Solution Files (*.WSP’s)

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Links (5/8/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 8, 2007

  1. Configuring Forms Authentication in SharePoint 2007
  2. Database Migration from WSS 2.0 to MOSS 2007 – note the database had no major errors or major customizations. what do people do which when migrating when there is major errors and major customizations?
  3. SharePoint Workflow Activities in the Toolbox
  4. SharePoint Basic / Extranet Double Authentication
  5. Document Workflow in MOSS 2007: How to extract an email address from an email sent to your Document Library for Workflow
  6. Using quickparts in document templates
  7. List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 has been re-released
  8. Rebranding webparts urls in runtime
  9. Existence of Folder and Files in SharePoint
  10. Custom Web Applications Coexisting with SharePoint 2007
  11. Quick Reference for WSS 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007 x86 and x64 Downloads
  12. Foxit PDF IFilter – x64 and 32 bit Windows
  13. Building accessible HTML controls for SharePoint
  14. Hotfix for Time-Based SPD Actions Available

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Change Active Directory Strong Password Policies

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 8, 2007

Recently I have been creating numerous VM’s for my SharePoint development. Typically the first thing I do is create a base Windows Server 2003 VM with Active Directory. Inevitably, during the process of creating users I receive the error (see below) that the password has not met the password policy requirements. Since I want all users to have the same simple password, I needed a way to change the strong password policies.

Windows cannot set the password for <user> because: The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements.

Below are the steps to do so:

  1. In Windows Server 2003, select Domain Security Policy from Administrative Tools. In Windows Server 2008, select Local Security Policy from Administrative Tools.
  2. In Windows Server 2003, expand Security Settings-Account Policies-Password Policy. In Windows Server 2008, expand Account Policies-Password Policy.
  3. Right-click on “Minimum password length” in the right pane and select Properties. Do not remove the check for the “Define this policy setting” check box (only available in Windows Server 2003). Enter a new setting – I set mine to 0 (no password required) and click OK.
  4. Right-click on “Password must meet complexity requirements” in the right pane and select Properties. Do no remove the check for the “Define this policy setting” check box (only available in Windows Server 2003). Select the Disabled option and click OK.
  5. Close the “Default Domain Security Settings” dialog.
  6. Select Start-Run and type in cmd.
  7. Type “gpupdate /force” (without the quotes) and click Enter.
  8. Type “exit” (without the quotes) to exit Cmd.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND REMOVING STRONG PASSWORD POLICIES IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT.

UPDATE (1/14/2009): UPDATED FOR WINDOWS SERVER 2008.

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Links (5/7/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 7, 2007

  1. Copying items from another List
  2. **** NTS: The *best* best practices WSS development article out there
  3. Using SharePoint to search SQL BLOB Data
  4. Deleting Large Sites and Recovering from the Failed Deletion of a Site
  5. Some notes on the fantastic 40 SharePoint templates
  6. To Unghost or To Not Unghost, That Is the Question
  7. Video: Going from a SharePoint List to an Excel Spreadsheet to a Word Document to a Blog in Around 2 Minutes
  8. Document Workflow in MOSS 2007: How to enable the portal to receive external emails
  9. Searching documents of various file types in MOSS 2007
  10. Did you know that you can use SharePoint to search OneNote content?

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Links (5/6/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 6, 2007

  1. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 as an application development platform
  2. Scanning Enabler 2007 Product enhances SharePoint adding support for Desktop Scanning
  3. SharePoint and Silverlight
  4. Securing Application Pages in SharePoint 2007
  5. Get Your SharePoint Books – Hurry While Supplies Last! – free online books
  6. New Telerik RadControls – RadControls for Silverlight
  7. MOSS2007 – Search Test Tools
  8. Sharepoint Weekly 4
  9. SPClientUtilities – toggle edit mode or show tool pane anywhere
  10. Anonymous Search Results in WSS v3
  11. Download Prescan.exe – link
  12. MOSS Search: Searching conceptsConcept Search
  13. Getting Strong Names for SharePoint Assemblies
  14. Always Specify Element with Custom Content Types
  15. Master Page Not Inherited by Document Center Sites
  16. Creating Document Center Sites on a Publishing Portal
  17. CAML.NET continued and using SPLists as your custom authentication provider
  18. Resources for Sharepoint geekSpeak

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Links (5/3/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 3, 2007

  1. More Visual How-To’s
  2. ManageFeatures.aspx – not authorized to view
  3. SharePoint 2007 RSS Aggregation Web Part
  4. Fantastic Article on Using Database Mirroring with WSS 3.0/MOSS
  5. Top 17 case studies for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and several new MOSS-based web sites
  6. Tip of the week: Make Your MOSS Workflow Forms Look Like Microsoft’s
  7. **** Deploy a SharePoint Solution Programmatically
  8. Avoid that IISRESET as a SharePoint Developer
  9. Coming soon – The return of IQueryable – LINQ to SharePoint
  10. LINQ to SharePoint – 0.1.2.0 Alpha release available now
  11. Developing ‘Accessible’ MOSS 2007 web sites
  12. RSS feeds without the ContentByQuery WebPart on your site
  13. Tool to auto-generate CAML queries in MOSS
  14. Implementing single sign-on (SSO) with MOSS 2007
  15. SharePoint Features – elements, scope and other info

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Links (5/2/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on May 2, 2007

  1. Where to Get the Silverlight Plug-In
  2. Tiered Support Details from MS IT
  3. **** What Does Development with SharePoint Mean?
  4. **** JUST RELEASED: Post-RTM Update to MOSS and WSS SDK Documentation is Now Live on MSDN
  5. **** WebPart Exception / Error Handling
  6. SharePoint/MOSS 2007 Forms Based Authentication Login/Registration Web Part
  7. **** SharePoint 2007: Deployment Tips: Defining custom content types
  8. DITA Exchange
  9. Sharepoint 2007 For Developers Webcasts Coming Soon
  10. SharePoint Collaboration Software video interview from Burton Group
  11. Glu Mobile uses MOSS UI
  12. SharePoint Designer Article 1 – how to edit a page?
  13. One of more field types are not installed properly
  14. MOSS SCAW Database Name – Rename an existing SCAW database and Create a new farm and name the database

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