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Links (7/31/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 31, 2007

  1. Business Data Catalog Read/Write – Screencast
  2. Open with Windows Explorer not working in Document Library for WSS or MOSS
  3. Using the Business Data Catalog with Single Sign-On
  4. The BIG SharePoint Resource List
  5. Enhancing teaching and learning with SharePoint in Higher Education
  6. SharePoint Learning Kit: Part 2
  7. SharePoint 2007 – Calculated Fields
  8. MOSS + ECM or ECM = MOSS
  9. New Release of BDC Metaman!
  10. All the upgrades – except the one people seem to need the most
  11. Using workflow and policies to view only certain list items
  12. Mirroring, Log Shipping and High Availability resources
  13. SharePoint Installation/Configuration Guides
  14. Shortcuts in Document Libraries
  15. Using Delegate Controls as WebParts
  16. Article series – custom permissions with a site definition
  17. Meaningful conceptual mappings between entities for SharePoint programining/administration
  18. Sync Your Database to SharePoint Using SSIS – Discover how to import and export SharePoint list items using SQL Server Integration Services and the new Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML).
  19. Thank you for a banner year for SharePoint! - from Tom Rizzo

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Links (7/29/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 29, 2007

  1. **** Tools of a SharePoint consultant
  2. Sharepoint Sales Break US$800m - great news for someone starting a new job as a SharePoint consultant tomorrow
  3. Display CSS Classes within SharePoint
  4. Utilizing Custom Navigation Controls in MOSS
  5. Telerik: New Resources for MOSS 2007 available!
  6. MOSS interop
  7. Before/After properties not available for InfoPath content types in Form Library – MOSS 2007
  8. What if you need to hide site templates in MOSS 2007?
  9. BizTalk Architects on Facebook
  10. WSS FAQ additions and changes LXV – 23rd – 29th July 2007
  11. SP Event Recievers Firing 10 Times On Purpose?
  12. SharePoint Data View Part Magic and Search
  13. Using calculated field on Yes/No fields
  14. Easy way of Editing Customized Theme in MOSS 2007
  15. Updated Base Master Page for Collaboration Sites
  16. MOSS2007 – Item Level Menus using “EditControlBlock”
  17. MOSS2007 – Item Level Menu Items using “EditControlBlock” (Part 2)
  18. MOSS2007 – Portal Connections and Quick Launch Items (Part 2)
  19. Illegal characters in Site URL (repost)
  20. ASP.NET WebPart Life Cycle reminder (repost)
  21. Word 2007 Content Control mapping tool (repost)
  22. EventHandlerManager
  23. SharePoint Data View Part Magic and Search
  24. Certification Tests for WSS and MOSS
  25. SharePoint Designer 2007 Backup: Totally Broken for Sites Greater than 24MB in size
  26. Performance Benchmarks for SharePoint Lists
  27. MOSS Metadata Propperty Mapping Wierdness
  28. How to create a minimal.master for WSS
  29. Business Data Catalog Read and Write? You got it!

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Turn off SharePoint Custom Error Messages

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 28, 2007

Below is a list of steps to turn off SharePoint custom error messages so you can see the “true” ASP.NET error message along with the callstack/stack trace. I would recommend only making the following changes in a development environment – not production.

  1. Navigate to the site directory.
  2. Backup web.config.
  3. Open web.config.
  4. Switch Custom Errors off. Search for “customErrors” and set the value to “Off” instead of “On”. You can also set the value to “RemoteOnly” to troubleshoot a production issue.
  5. Enable CallStack. Search for “CallStack” and set the value to “true” instead of “false”.
  6. Save web.config.

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Links (7/26/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 26, 2007

  1. **** Dev Utilities and The New Dev Environment - Just bought ClassMaster last week and am very impressed. I would also add ReSharper to the list.
  2. Creating a New Document Template
  3. Delete Files with Workflow Using Duration
  4. Web parts and extended portals - “Cannot import this web part”
  5. Getting Things Done – The Workflow
  6. DebugViewer in Biztalk
  7. Solution Providers for MOSS
  8. How to create your own custom wiki site definition
  9. Migration Tools
  10. Sleepless in NY – the Ultimate SharePoint Training!! (Free)

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Links (7/25/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 25, 2007

  1. Telerik: RadControls for SharePoint 2007
  2. Telerik’s Controls on MOSS
  3. MOSS Contact Details Web Part Image Issues
  4. SharePoint Web Service Example – Grabbing Wiki Content
  5. Scaling to Extremely Large Lists and Performant Access Methods
  6. MOSS 2007 and Accessibility; ADA guidelines and standards
  7. MOSS Search UI Architecture – Introduction
  8. *** NOW AVAILABLE *** White Paper: Working with Large Lists in MOSS 2007
  9. Get SPUser object for someone who’s never browsed a site before
  10. Incorporating Telerik’s RadMenu in a MOSS 2007 Publishing Site
  11. SharePoint guidance
  12. Managed paths for new site collections
  13. Opening documents from SharePoint crashes Internet Explorer
  14. How to Add a Task in a SharePoint 2007 (MOSS/WSS) Site Programmatically
  15. SharePoint Big Secret - EtISPIAL
  16. SharePoint/MOSS 2007 Forms Based Authentication Login/Registration Web Parts Update

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Links (7/24/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 24, 2007

  1. WSS FAQ additions and changes LXIV – 16th – 22nd July 2007
  2. WSS 3.0 support in TFS 2005 now ‘official’
  3. Finalized guidance published for WSS 3.0 support
  4. How to configure Email Enabled Lists in MOSS 2007 RTM using Exchange 2007
  5. Site definition customizations versus using feature stapling Part 1
  6. (Recording) Building custom document workflow in SharePoint 2007

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Links (7/23/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 23, 2007

  1. **** Depth and Breadth in a SharePoint Architect Skillset
  2. **** SharePoint field objects – classname, name and types
  3. Accessing the User Profile in both MOSS and WSS
  4. Another day, another new error message – mssearch.exe (0x0DEC) 0x0E88 Search Server Common GathererSql 0 Monitorable CSqlCrawl::ExecuteCommand fails Error 0x80040e2f – File:d:\office\source\search\search\gather\server\gathersql.cxx Line:407
  5. Free webinar form NewsGator: Increasing SharePoint value with RSS
  6. Using the Save site as template link on a publishing site
  7. How do I? – Installing SharePoint Designer 2007 Step-by-Step
  8. Office Business Applications (OBA) Resources
  9. Connecting MOSS Version number in Word Documents
  10. Edit page command disabled – Edit page command will be disabled when another user has checked-out that particular page.
  11. Warming Up your Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 on Virtual Machine
  12. ISA + MOSS: makes life a lot easier for FBA
  13. Associating the default page in a SharePoint 2007 publishing site with a custom content type and a custom page layout
  14. Adding Comment To Folder In SharePoint
  15. SharePoint Forums Web Part

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Ch-Ch-Changes (lyrics by David Bowie)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 22, 2007

For the past 13 years I have been working on a Business Intelligence product sold mostly to manufacturing companies world-wide. Originally the tool we used was Forest & Trees; however, spending too much time dealing with its shortcomings as a lesser development tool we switched to Delphi 1 a few months after it was released. What a great decision that was!

With the advent of .NET and C#, I realized it was important to update my skills so for the past 3.5 years I have been learning .NET in my spare time. The main reason for my original blog was to track interesting posts on mostly .NET so I could go back and search on them at a later time. Things changed however at last year’s DevConnections conference. I sat in on many SharePoint presentations and was instantly smitten with SharePoint. For the past 9 months, I have been reading up and messing around with SharePoint. I created a separate SharePoint-specific blog earlier this year to keep track of interesting SharePoint links.

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Links (7/22/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 22, 2007

  1. Virtual Eart Web Part
  2. Using Sharepoint’s Web Services to QueryDocuments
  3. How do I make a dashboard show up in the tabs in SharePoint
  4. Folder with comment field
  5. New Icon on New Items
  6. Get rid of your CAML – Download LINQ to SharePoint alpha 0.2.2.0
  7. Relocation of existing SharePoint site(s)
  8. How To Open An SPFile To Access Content
  9. Updating A View Name With An Event Receiver
  10. WCM Content Type IDs
  11. Office Developer How-to Center – great list of links for Access, Excel, InfoPath, Office Fluent Ribbon, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Server, Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office, Windows SharePoint Services, Word, XML in 2007 Office System
  12. Learn how to build document workflow in MOSS 2007 (Live Web cast on July 24th)
  13. MOSS 2007 VS MCMS 2002
  14. Update to Guidance: Configuring WSS 3.0 with Team Foundation Server 2005
  15. RDP in MOSS
  16. Working with CAML.Net – Part 2 [ Introducing the CAML Query Designer ]
  17. MOSS 2007 on Windows 2008
  18. Installing Windows Server 2008 with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  19. Building and deploying SharePoint Solution packages
  20. Blog commenting policy
  21. Running Best Practice Analyzer for WSS and MOSS 2007
  22. Configuring LDAP Provider with MOSS 2007
  23. ****Warm Up your SharePoint Servers…

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Links (7/19/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 19, 2007

  1. Document libraries, Folders & Content Types – it is possible to associate different Content Types with different folders within the same document library
  2. Application Development on MOSS 2007 & WSS V3
  3. Using ASP.Net user controls in your WSSV3/MOSS ASPX pages…
  4. New InfoPath content on the web
  5. What Happens to Listings During Upgrade and Migration
  6. 64-Bit Gotchas
  7. Enabling MySites in MOSS 2007 – if you removed it
  8. MOSS Has Got Game – Glu Mobile’s Website (www.glu.com) – How We Did It – Part 3 of 3
  9. 15 Ways / Questions To A Smooth SharePoint Contract
  10. Common Risks for Common SharePoint Projects
  11. Video: Creating A Knowledge Center 5 of 6 – Building the Blogs Environment
  12. Using a Custom Query with the Search Core Results Web Part

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Links (7/18/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 18, 2007

  1. SharePoint SDK Downloads Refreshed! (7/17/2007)
  2. Recap of Last Weeks Training: In a Word – Awesome! - Michael Gannotti has some good info from training he had last week
  3. LINQ to SharePoint
  4. Sharepoint Learning Kit
  5. Windows Media Player Web Part
  6. Username directly shown in InfoPath form
  7. A SharePoint 2007 (MOSS/WSS) WebPart to show up all subsites under a site
  8. Applying the KISS Principle to PerformancePoint Planning
  9. New Demos to Show the Benefits of Migrating Lotus Domino Apps to MOSS 2007
  10. Branding of Sites in Windows SharePoint Services and MOSS 2007
  11. Some more glaring omissions in the Sharepoint 2007 SDK and Web Services
  12. Programatic way to determine space used on all database tables
  13. InfoPath 2007 Template Parts to the rescue
  14. Beware – MOSS migration of SPS Listings generates problematic Site Columns
  15. Today’s cry for help was to do with the behaviour of one of the fantastic 40 SharePoint application templates - problems: 1) The date is always in US format even though the site is in UK format and the region setting of the machine is also UK 2) Cannot do recurring reservation
  16. Using SharePoint 2007 audiences in combination with MOSS Publishing placeholders
  17. **** Upgrade Performance and Time to Upgrade
  18. Using CustomAction to modify system pages

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Links (7/16/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 16, 2007

  1. IISReset is bruteforce, there are civilized alternatives (IISApp.vbs)
  2. Pulling Data From SQL Server for Use in Sharepoint 2007
  3. Reasons for a Full Crawl
  4. ContentEnumerator.cs for stored procedure sample
  5. Community development for SharePoint
  6. FPRPC Call: How to determine if server is 2003 or 2007
  7. Using client operating systems for MOSS development
  8. Effects on Search After Upgrading from SPS2003 to MOSS
  9. Deploying custom site templates that include SP Designer developed pages
  10. Unattended and Silent Installs

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Links (7/15/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 15, 2007

  1. **** WSS v3 & MOSS 2007 Downloadable SDK’s (*.chm) Files Refreshed
  2. 18 New InfoPath Development Articles
  3. MOSS Security
  4. Building a SharePoint workflow in Visual Studio part 2
  5. Using Microformats with your SharePoint Data
  6. How to get a filtered RSS feed of a SharePoint List
  7. What’s the difference between Windows SharePoint Services and Office Sharepoint Server 2007
  8. Windows Sharepoint Services failed to create the configuration database System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException
  9. MOSS 2007 People Search Issues
  10. MOSS 2007 Install
  11. Returning SharePoint Folder Item Count In C#
  12. Setting up the Office HTML Viewer to Support Users Without Office
  13. SharePoint Metadata Integrity Checker Utility
  14. Display Version and Other SharePoint Metadata in Word 2003 Documents
  15. **** SharePoint for Collaboration Demo My Way - good information
  16. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 List Web Part
  17. Integrate Your Watch with SharePoint List Items and Document Libraries
  18. Massive Scale Deployment – Modularity in SharePoint Farms
  19. Is XML Notepad 2007 for BDC Meta Data(Application Definition) File Creation?
  20. Using the BDC and SharePoint Profile Database to Create A Company Directory Lookup
  21. **** A very common prescan problem that stops you from doing your upgrade
  22. SharePoint’s core.css stylesheet: Put it to where it belongs
  23. Changing Recipient of “Access request for a site” Emails

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Links (7/12/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 12, 2007

  1. **** SharePoint Logs That Make Sense
  2. Debugging Feature in SharePoint 2007
  3. How to implement debug option in SharePoint Application within VS 2005 with complete call stack instead of custom error page
  4. Change a Filename using a Workflow
  5. Locking Down Custom SharePoint Assemblies
  6. Creating custom 404 and landing pages (easy to remember URLs that are redirected) in SharePoint
  7. Modifying ‘system’ pages in SharePoint safely – with sample code
  8. ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider and SharePoint 2007 and Forms Based Authentication
  9. Resources for SharePoint Second Wave - Michael has put together a great list of links
  10. Browser Crashes when Opening Office Documents from SharePoint
  11. How to enable anonymous access for a site collection and disable anonymous access for sub-sites
  12. Deploy a SharePoint list template to SharePoint MySites
  13. Site Restore with SharePoint Designer limitation and work around
  14. Best Practice on Backups
  15. Backup and restore your website using SharePoint Designer
  16. The My Site drives
  17. Cleaning Inactive Profiles from SharePoint 2007
  18. Creating Sites From Templates
  19. Lessons Learned Part II — Upgrading Code That Has Been Deployed
  20. Which server the SharePoint Central Administration web site should be installed on and how to move it there
  21. Uploading files to WSS 3.0 document libraries using HTTP PUT and Lists.asmx
  22. ASP.Net User Control as Web Parts
  23. Creating SharePoint document library folders from CSV file
  24. CQ CQ CQ Using the SharePoint Content Query Web Part with the Fantastic 40 Application Templates
  25. Son of Smartpart article repost
  26. Implementing Workflow and BPM Solutions on the MOSS 2007 Platform
  27. Hey There, Mr. 50,000 Properties Guy - good advice on creating controls
  28. How to filter a SharePoint List or Library by WorkFlow approval status
  29. Capacity Planning Key Info
  30. How to change service accounts and their passwords in MOSS and WSS 3.0
  31. Enhanced Content Query Web Part goes Beta 2
  32. ‘Customizing SharePoint the supported way’ – slides and sample code now available
  33. 10 Steps To Effective SharePoint Project Management
  34. Building professional internet sites using MOSS 2007 – Metatags (Part 1)
  35. Building professional internet sites using MOSS 2007 – Metatags (Part 2)
  36. Building professional internet sites using MOSS 2007 – Page Titles (Part 3)
  37. MOSS User Profile Info – How the information flows
  38. Fix the ‘problems’ in your Site
  39. **** SharePoint 2007: All you ever wanted to know about User Profiles
  40. SharePoint Designer Workflows
  41. LINQ to SharePoint – Improving the parser == debugger visualizer fun
  42. LINQ to SharePoint team blog
  43. Porting SharePoint Designer Workflows to Visual Studio
  44. Why SharePoint Projects Fail
  45. Calling WSS 3.0 Web Services from WCF clients
  46. **** Lessons learned from a real world implementation – Part I
  47. Overview of SharePoint Navigation
  48. SharePoint Solution Deployment: Handy Post-Build Events
  49. Blank “Author” field when querying document libraries
  50. **** All you ever wanted to know about SharePoint 2007 Site Templates
  51. **** Understanding Why SharePoint Server 2007 is so “Chatty” with SQL Server
  52. Customizing the WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 Menu Control — MossMenu source code released
  53. SharePoint OOTB Web Parts
  54. Control the Modifiability of a Workflow
  55. Automated Backup Script for MOSS 2007
  56. Having trouble deleting a page layout because it’s still being referenced?
  57. Considerations when using Features to deploy SharePoint files – ghosting/unghosting
  58. How to create SearchAlert Programmatically?
  59. How to convert a class library project type to a SharePoint Solution project type
  60. Finding all references where a master page, page layout, or other file is used in a MOSS 2007 Publishing (WCM) site
  61. Defining multiple authentication providers to a single MOSS 2007 web application
  62. LINQ for SharePoint
  63. How to set Item Level Permission for MOSS/WSS List/Document Library Programmatically
  64. Creating KPI’s from PerformancePoint Planning Cubes
  65. Foxit PDF IFilter for 64-bit SharePoint Installations
  66. Xpress XML for Microsoft SharePoint
  67. Custom Site Theme for SharePoint 2007 (MOSS 2007) and WSS 3.0
  68. Using SharePoint Designer to optimize your pages
  69. Custom Site Definition with Custom Master Page for SharePoint Portal Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) and WSS 3.0
  70. **** 5 Steps to a Great SharePoint User Experience
  71. Integrating Office 2007 and SAP using VSTO
  72. STSADM GUI Tool from Microsoft
  73. How to Add the Attachment from an InfoPath 2007 Form to a Document Library
  74. Integrating with PerformancePoint Planning – Best Practices
  75. Customizing SharePoint Search
  76. How to Implement Form Based authentication in MOSS/WSS using AspNetSqlMembershipProvider
  77. Working with SPGridView – all in one
  78. Filtering with SPGridView
  79. It’s FINALLY here! Get your Office 2007/Office 2003 co-existence patch NOW!
  80. Crawling external web sites
  81. Programmatically download a document
  82. Tons of New SharePoint Now Content Live on MSDN – July 12, 2007
  83. Migrating SharePoint Portal 2003 Database to SharePoint 2007 using Content Database Migration

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Links (7/1/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 1, 2007

  1. SharePoint Groups, Permissions, Site Security, and Depreciated Site Groups
  2. Partners and Tools to Help with SharePoint Migration
  3. MOSS 2007: How content types and record repository are linked
  4. Overriding the Content Query Web Part
  5. SharePoint Web Services Resources
  6. White Paper Goes Under the Hood
  7. LINQ to SharePoint alpha v0.2 available
  8. Drop a border around your page - CSS tip
  9. Minimal or Base Master Pages
  10. SharePoint Farm Least Privilege and hotfix packages
  11. Free the SPWeb! - using for SPSite and SPWeb
  12. Which WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 site Template is right for me?
  13. Timer Trigger for the Delay Activity
  14. More Online Essential Resources
  15. SharePoint Weekly 11
  16. AJAX User Control Wrapper Available For Download
  17. MOSS/WSS Usage Reporting
  18. Stylize Buttons using Microsoft’s Gradient Filter
  19. Styling Form Elements Using CSS
  20. **** SharePoint – CSS Reference Sheet
  21. Missing UI Settings in the Object Model
  22. What is a Shared Service Provider?
  23. AC’s “Best Damn SharePoint Books” List - I would agree with them. I would also throw in SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed.
  24. Using IComparer For SharePoint Date Comparison
  25. Using the Business Data Catalog and Smart Tags with the 2007 Office System
  26. Information Architecture and Management Controls in WSS 3.0 (Governance 2 of 5)
  27. Finding sites in WSS2.0 content DB’s
  28. InfoPath 2007 Rich Client vs Form Services
  29. **** LINQ to SharePoint – Introducing SPML
  30. Free Online Course: BizTalk 2006 for Developers (Self-paced course)
  31. SharePoint Solution Generator – Deploying to a Production Server
  32. How to implement style in MOSS/WSS Web Parts using CSS and using property
  33. Part 1 – Scott, why do you always ask me to run SPSreport when I call in for help?
  34. How does SPSPORTAL provision without a folder?
  35. Enable proxy settings in SharePoint web.config to view RSS Viewer Web Part
  36. How to change the view from userdisp.aspx to MySite View?
  37. **** SharePoint 2007 Developers Resources

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