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Links (6/28/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 28, 2007

  1. **** SharePoint under the hood – see real error description and callstack/stack trace
  2. Site Templates and Retaining Web Part Configuration Settings
  3. CardSpace Finally Has A Logo
  4. How to deploy-activate WSS-Sharepoint Templates
  5. How WSP files are deployed into your sharepoint 2007 farm
  6. Workflow Development for Windows SharePoint Services - VS2005 vs. SharePoint Designer
  7. SharePoint 2007 Difference between page templates and page instances
  8. Adding to SharePoint List from a Web Service
  9. MOSS and Composite Applications
  10. Tired of not being able to save your WSS sites as templates because they exceed the maximum template size?
  11. TIP: Using code blocks in master pages throws error
  12. Implementing SPSiteDataQuery – Learning by doing
  13. Customizing the Content Query Web Part and Custom Item Styles – Best Practices
  14. .NET Runtime Bug: SharePoint asks multiple times for the same login
  15. Content Deployment: Ensure your platform hygiene before randomly abusing the product and calling support
  16. Maintaining database relations using ADO.NET DataSet from a WebService
  17. InfoPath Forms Services File Attachment The selected file was not found
  18. Adding table headers and/or footers to a Content Query Web Part Layout
  19. Windows SharePoint Services manageability controls
  20. BizTalk Server 2006 extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation (June CTP) SDK Sample
  21. Windows SharePoint Services Manageability Controls (Governance Series Part 1 of 5)

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Links (6/27/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 27, 2007

  1. Extending the Content Query web part
  2. **** Developing Office SharePoint 2007 applications
  3. ‘Go back to site’ url when you delete a site
  4. File Name, Length, Size and Invalid Character Restrictions and Recommendations
  5. When do you create Web Applications, Managed Paths, Site Collections and Sites?
  6. Securing MOSS 2007 Publishing Sites with Lockdown Mode
  7. SharePoint Videos and Webcasts to Get You Jump Started
  8. Programmatically Accessing BDC Data in Custom Web Parts or User Controls in MOSS 2007
  9. MOSS 2007 Custom Search
  10. Content Types and Site Columns when it comes to Versioning
  11. Using DDWRT in xslt-based web parts
  12. Iterating / Recurring Through Nested Folders in C# - subfolders in a document library
  13. Content Type without Title - use RemoveFieldRef (excellent)
  14. HOWTO: Host Office Documents with VSTO automation inside SharePoint 2007 Document Library
  15. Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System
  16. Publishing and Synchronizing Excel 2007 Tables to SharePoint Lists
  17. BizTalk Decompiler for Reflector 5 on CodePlex
  18. MOSS Has Got Game – Glu Mobile’s Website (www.glu.com) – How We Did It – Part 2 of 3

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Seminar: Enabling Information Worker with MOSS 2007 (Cincinnati)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 26, 2007

Topics Covered in this Session:

  • Business challenges, drivers and value proposition
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Portals and Collaboration
  • Methodology and Framework
  • People-Driven Processes – Workflow
  • Reporting and Business Intelligence

Thursday, July 19, 2007
9:00am – 11:30am

Microsoft Office
4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800
Mason, OH 45040

Link

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Links (6/26/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 26, 2007

  1. The SharePoint Community – SharePoint Blogs - i’m missing from the list :(
  2. Free SharePoint DataView Tips
  3. HowTo: Using SharePoint Calculated Columns to Display a List Item as “X” Days Old
  4. Using [Today] in a Calculated Formula (Birthday Lists)
  5. “Failed to configure propagation share.” Error Configuring Office SharePoint Server Search
  6. Fred’s Custom (SharePoint) Workflow Commandments
  7. Two extremely useful (and free!) SharePoint addons have updated commercial offerings
  8. Interoperability TechCenter for MOSS 2007 goes live
  9. Content Tagging Feature in MOSS 2007
  10. ISSUE – Deleted SharePoint document library re-appears in Outlook 2007
  11. MOSS + AJAX + A tinkle of Imagination = Endless Web 2.0 Possibilities
  12. Recommended Guidelines for Search Boundaries
  13. Site Collection Logical Architecture
  14. SharePoint 2007 Single Sign-On Setup
  15. SharePoint Database Growth Rates
  16. **** Tips and Tricks From MOSS 2007 Development Training
  17. Managing your sites & site collections with stsadm
  18. **** Developer tip – Testing SharePoint timer jobs in a development environment
  19. AAM, Vanity URL workarounds
  20. Modifying Grouped By Headers, Part Deux
  21. Hotfix for Windows Workflow Foundation Delay Activity problems
  22. New addin – Excel 2007 can now do two-way sync to a SharePoint list

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Links (6/24/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 24, 2007

  1. MOSS 2007 | Sharepoint 2007 Resource list
  2. SharePoint BI – post webcast resources
  3. When BizTalk meets SharePoint, it makes sense…
  4. Kerberos Authentication Fun
  5. “Under the Hood” white papers for Fantastic 40 Application Templates and Splendid 7 My Site Templates now available
  6. Return Your SharePoint List Items In XML
  7. Use A Method To Get Your SPList
  8. Getting a SharePoint Field Value In C#
  9. Setting SPListItem Moderation Status In C#
  10. Save HUGE Amounts of Disk Space by Slipstreaming Service Packs - saving VHD space
  11. MOSS Usage Log Processing File parsing
  12. The Three-State Workflow – The Forgotten Out-Of-The-Box Workflow for Both WSS and MOSS
  13. Fantastic 20+20+1 Microsoft Application Templates as Farsi
  14. Don’t forget: Web Services/SOAP isn’t the only path to XML from SharePoint
  15. MOSS Deployment within Microsoft
  16. Sharepoint Server 2007 VHD – First Impressions
  17. The Office 2007 VHD – First Experiences
  18. Using RadEditor as a Wiki Editor in MOSS
  19. Error Creating MySite – Hotfix Available
  20. **** SharePoint Weekly 10
  21. Fault Handling In SharePoint Workflows
  22. Elevated Code In SharePoint Workflows
  23. Adding users to SharePoint dynamically at first request after authentication
  24. Non-null types in Spec#, Spec# Part 1

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Links (6/21/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 21, 2007

  1. Importing and exporting webparts in SharePoint 2007 using the object model
  2. Displaying Current User Information in WSS v3
  3. Don’t name the URL for a sub-site ‘CON’ in MOSS 2007
  4. Incoming email on MOSS 2007
  5. Using the Delegate Control - the Delegate Control provides an alternative to adding user controls and server controls to a .aspx page in the normal way
  6. Preventing users to add a beer that already exists in the beer list (or, how to work with the ItemAdding event)
  7. Enhanced Content Query Web Part upgraded to Beta 1.1
  8. Adding custom fields to the Enhanced Content Quey Web Part (Beta 1.2)
  9. Custom Cross List Search Development Pitfalls (Part One)
  10. Custom Cross-List Search Development Pitfalls (Part Two)
  11. Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Part 1 of 2)
  12. Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Part 2 of 2)
  13. Modifying the Workflow Association Data in SharePoint 2007 Pre-Initiation
  14. SharePoint gradual migration “gotcha” to be aware of…
  15. Excel 2007 Add-in for Synchronizing Tables with SharePoint Lists – now available
  16. Impersonating the “All Authenticated User” User in WSS/MOSS
  17. SSRS in SharePoint 2007 site using Forms Based Authentication (SharePoint Integrated Mode)
  18. SharePoint Egg Timer #1: “We want a SharePoint site that doesn’t look like a SharePoint site”
  19. **** How to connect Web Parts programmatically in WSS 3
  20. Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Under the Hood
  21. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD
  22. **** SharePoint 2007 Tools Collection v2
  23. SharePoint Designer Workflow Tips
  24. Versioning WebParts and SharePoint Solution Deployment caveats
  25. Adding New SSP Administrators
  26. Announcing three CodePlex projects for community developed SharePoint WCM components
  27. Skinning SharePoint 2007 Blogs
  28. Solution to sub sites in Sharepoint 3.0 with Team Foundation Server
  29. MOSS 2007 – Enabling Forms Authentication
  30. Elevated Code In SharePoint Workflows

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Links (6/19/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 19, 2007

  1. Excel 2007 White Paper
  2. Operations for the STSADM command-line tool in Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
  3. Adding a Sites Listing (& Setting Owner) from WSS Object Model
  4. Announcing three CodePlex projects for community WCM code samples
  5. Step-by-Step – A REAL world upgrade of a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS) farm to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) - detailed blog post
  6. Making the Quick Launch appear again on Web Part pages stored in a document library
  7. Professional SharePoint 2007 Development: The Book - very good book
  8. Community Kit for SharePoint 2.0 Pre-Release announcement
  9. sharepoint alerts: how to repair them after a web app move
  10. LINQ to SharePoint – Announcing the 0.2 alpha release
  11. SharePoint 2007 Filter webparts – using the Page Field Filter webpart on a Lookup field
  12. Using Analysis Services data in Excel Services part 1 – Preparing the AD for Kerberos
  13. Using Analysis Services data in Excel Services part 2 – Preparing the MOSS server
  14. Using Analysis Services data in Excel Services part 3 – Create and test an Excel sheet
  15. Common (and simple) coding tasks in SharePoint
  16. Getting Away From Fully Trusted Web Parts
  17. How to render Views of Lists
  18. Tab highlighting in Top Navigation Bar
  19. Custom Navigation Tabs
  20. SPSiteDataQuery – The query cannot be completed because the number of lists in the query exceeded the allowable limit
  21. Using a custom stylesheet for a custom Content Query Webpart
  22. PopFly and Sharepoint integration sceencast
  23. WSPBuilder – A SharePoint Solution (WSP) creation tool
  24. Turning a domain user into a full blown MOSS2007 farm administrator
  25. MOSS2007 – JavaScript Item Menus Part 1 (Real World Examples)
  26. MOSS2007 – JavaScript Item Menus Part 2 (Real World Examples)
  27. MOSS2007 – JavaScript Item Menus Part 3 (Real World)
  28. MOSS2007 – Business Data Catalog using BDCMetaMan
  29. MOSS2007 – Where are my content types being used?
  30. Creating a General-Purpose, Asynchronous SOAP Client in ASP.NET 2.0
  31. SharePoint – IE Crashes when opening Office documents - problem occurs when you have (had) two versions of office installed. remove the owssupp.dll version you are no longer using.
  32. Customizing Best Bets - customize the search results coming from the SharePoint search engine
  33. NO! Your SharePoint Farm Account does NOT need local admin privileges. So don’t give it them!
  34. SharePoint as an IT Service Offering

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Links (6/17/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 17, 2007

  1. MOSS 2007 BDC Search (Full text out of the box solution for your LOB application)
  2. SharePoint for Devs – Sites and Templates Resources
  3. Websites built on MOSS 2007 - this site will be updated accordingly with new sites
  4. Content Query WebPart in SharePoint Server 2007 does not support more then 1000 lists - KB935502:  Error message when you configure the Content Query Web Part in SharePoint Server 2007: “The query cannot be completed because the number of lists in the query exceeded the allowable limit”
  5. Issues Deploying SharePoint Solution Packages
  6. MOSS Search API – Returning the Blurb Where your Searched Text Appears in a Document
  7. Reviving SPSiteManager
  8. Governance / Deployment Checklist
  9. Estimating SharePoint 2007 Index Server Requirements

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Links (6/14/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 14, 2007

  1. I’m Indexing and I only get errors - Search not working – Event ID 2436
  2. “SharePoint Blog” Search - http://blogdemo.mondosoft.com/blogsearch
  3. BDC Rocks - Fix the “The LobSystem/LobSystemInstance Property ‘WsdlFetchUrl’ is missing” error
  4. MOSS & SharePoint Related MCTS Certification Information
  5. MOSS Has Got Game – Glu Mobile’s Website (www.glu.com) – How We Did It – Part 1 of 3
  6. Prescan.exe Download and Information
  7. Using Javascript to Manipulate a List Form Field
  8. MOSS Query Tool – My New Favorite Tool
  9. EP Site Templates not appearing under “Custom Tab” in WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007
  10. Using Javascript to Manipulate a List Form Field
  11. More Object Oriented JavaScript Techniques with the SharePoint Ajax Toolkit
  12. Download: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007
  13. MOSSAdRotator download
  14. SharePoint Spy - free tool will allow you to spy into the internal data of SharePoint and compare the effects of making a change
  15. SmartPart for SharePoint - The SharePoint web part which can host any ASP.NET web user control

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Links (6/12/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 12, 2007

  1. **** SharePoint 2007 Tools Collection v2
  2. Sharepoint 2007 Installation with best pratice, Phase 1
  3. **** How to Create a MOSS 2007 VPC Image: The Whole 9 Yards
  4. SharePoint 2007 Flash Animation Web Part
  5. SharePoint 2007 limitations
  6. Building A String Array Of Local User Names
  7. **** WebPart Contract Programming (Design by Contract)
  8. Team-Based Development in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  9. Integrating Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SAP

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Links (6/10/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 10, 2007

  1. RSS Manager
  2. Working With The ASP.NET Provider Database
  3. SharePoint Replication
  4. Web Parts for SharePoint developers resources
  5. SharePoint Governance – Key to a Successful Deployment
  6. Virtual Server Issues and Recommendations for MOSS Virtual Environments
  7. MOSS Development Environment and Windows Update Bug
  8. Silverlight on SharePoint using Data View Web Part
  9. Associate a site column to a content type using SharePoint 2007 Object Model
  10. CruiseControl Webparts v1.2
  11. Overview on developing custom fields and adding connected dropdowns functionality
  12. Workflow Errors - Failed on Start, Errors Occurred, Forms (InfoPath)
  13. Data Views and the battle of Database Connections
  14. Configuring Kerberos for SharePoint 2007: Part 1 – Base Configuration for SharePoint
  15. Configuring Kerberos for SharePoint 2007: Part 2 – Excel Services and SQL Analysis Services
  16. Using Visual Studio, MakeCab.exe and MSBuild to Create WSS v3 Solution Files (*.WSP’s)

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Quick Access to STSADM Command

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 8, 2007

  1. Type Windows Key + Break to bring up the System Properties dialog.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click the Environment Variables button.
  4. In System Variables, scroll down and highlight the Path Variable.
  5. Click the Edit button.
  6. In the Variable Value text box, go to the end of the entry and type in a semicolon.
  7. Type in the following: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\bin
  8. Click the OK button in the Edit System Variable dialog.
  9. Click the OK button in the Environment Variables dialog.
  10. Click the OK button in the System Properties dialog.
  11. Open a command prompt and type in stsadm to test your work.

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Links (6/7/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 7, 2007

  1. Feedback web part - feedback feature request
  2. SharePoint 2007 – watch out for FormUrls in a content type feature definition
  3. SharePoint Architectures and MUST HAVE Documents
  4. Example of Silverlight – SharePoint Integration Complete with Downloadable Code
  5. Test Drive Forefront Security for SharePoint
  6. Using SharePoint Web Services to Explore Document Libraries
  7. Autonomy to deliver search technology for SharePoint - looks interesting but only for very large customers
  8. Allowing InfoPath forms to redirect to pages in other site collections
  9. Starting workflow from eventhandler
  10. Real World Extranet Application with MOSS 2007
  11. How does SharePoint need to be configured for use with the Monitoring Server?
  12. Answers to FAQs about SharePoint Blogs and Wikis
  13. What every SharePoint and EPM administrator needs to know about Alternate Access Mappings

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Missing Windows SharePoint Services Workflow Code Snippets

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 7, 2007

Today, while messing around with a SharePoint Hello World Workflow project, I ran into an issue where the code snippets for feature.xml and workflow.xml files went missing in Visual Studio 2005. I found this link.

Steps to Fix:

  1. In Visual Studio 2005, on the Tools menu, click Code Snippets Manager.
  2. Change the language to XML.
  3. Add [System]:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Xml\1033\Snippets\Windows SharePoint Services Workflow to your snippets.

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June Cincinnati SharePoint User Group Announcement

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 7, 2007

The June Cincinnati SharePoint User Group meeting will take place on 6/11 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. How to make your SharePoint site not look like a SharePoint site

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Links (6/6/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 6, 2007

  1. WSPBuilder released - A SharePoint Solution (WSP) creation tool
  2. Enhanced Content Query Web Part
  3. Telerik has released fullblown radEditor for MOSS 2007
  4. Sharepoint parent and sub-sites creation using c# through webservices
  5. Configure MOSS to crawl Lotus Notes
  6. U2U CAML Query Builder revisited
  7. Why isn’t there a default value for lookup fields? - Ishai has a way to do so
  8. Is it Best to Centralize my Metadata Repository?
  9. Using the ‘Reusable Content’ list on a public website
  10. Form Authentication for MOSS 2007 Site
  11. Customizing the Login Page in SharePoint 2007
  12. Keeping Up with the Community Kit for SharePoint (CKS)
  13. SharePoint Whitepaper: SharePoint Products and Technologies customization policy
  14. Force execution of expiration policies in MOSS
  15. Site Import With SharePoint Designer and Expression Design
  16. MacBook and SharePoint: How do you access and edit a SharePoint site from a Mac
  17. Milestones, SharePoint, and Atlas Falling - Orcas SharePoint Workflow improvements

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Part 6: Add the Web Part to a SharePoint 2007 Site

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 6, 2007

This is Part 6 of a series on creating web parts and deploying them to SharePoint using a VS 2005 Solution Project. There are 6 parts in the series.

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Part 5: Deploy the Solution to SharePoint 2007

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 6, 2007

This is Part 5 of a series on creating web parts and deploying them to SharePoint using a VS 2005 Solution Project. There are 6 parts in the series.

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Part 4: Create Solution Project

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 6, 2007

This is Part 4 of a series on creating web parts and deploying them to SharePoint using a VS 2005 Solution Project. There are 6 parts in the series.

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Part 3: Create Strong Name Assembly

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 6, 2007

This is Part 3 of a series on creating web parts and deploying them to SharePoint using a VS 2005 Solution Project. There are 6 parts in the series.

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Part 2: Build Test Web Site

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 6, 2007

This is Part 2 of a series on creating web parts and deploying them to SharePoint using a VS 2005 Solution Project. There are 6 parts in the series.

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Part 1: Build Web Part Assembly

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 6, 2007

This is Part 1 of a series on creating web parts and deploying them to SharePoint using a VS 2005 Solution Project. There are 6 parts in the series.

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Links (6/4/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on June 4, 2007

  1. Create more accessible SharePoint sites
  2. SharePoint Scaling Limits
  3. MOSS Workflow Activity Events
  4. New White Paper – SharePoint Products and Technologies Customization Policy 2007
  5. Turning a domain user into a full blown MOSS2007 farm administrator
  6. Login prompt Search usage reports
  7. How To: Attach Multiple Files from a SharePoint Document Library to an E-Mail
  8. WSPBuilder – A SharePoint Solution (WSP) creation tool
  9. SharePoint 2007 Installation Step by Step
  10. Retrieving all properties for a Sharepoint list
  11. Using a custom stylesheet for a custom Content Query Webpart
  12. Preparing for TS 70-630 Configuring MOSS 2007 Exam
  13. SPSiteDataQuery – The query cannot be completed because the number of lists in the query exceeded the allowable limit
  14. Post Installation Tasks for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0
  15. Hot off the press: Announcing echo for SharePoint 2007
  16. Feature definition files must be named ‘feature.xml’
  17. SharePoint Code Access Security: Requesting minimal assembly permissions
  18. Explore the SharePoint 2007 object model with Python

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