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Links (12/27/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 27, 2007

  1. HOW TO: Programmatically customize site navigation in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007
  2. [Andrew Connell will] be speaking at the SharePoint Conference 2008 – i’ll be there. Structured Approach to Building MOSS 2007 Publishing Sites and Using MOSS 2007 to Create Content-Centric Internet Facing Publishing Sites using Web Content Management
  3. Implementing Master / Detail Relationships Using Custom Lists
  4. Adding category titles to Blog sites (category.aspx)
  5. How to disable access for anonymous users on forms and application pages – ViewFormPagesLockDown
  6. Making the WSS FAQ sites’ default page for Articles snappier
  7. Issues when editing editing PDFs via Sharepoint 2007
  8. Attachments in InfoPath Form that is a Task Workflow
  9. Building Virtualized SharePoint Development Environments Using Differencing Drives – VMs
  10. Virtual machines that was running on VirtualPC / Virtual Server is causing service or driver failed during system startup – get this too but typically not the same driver however
  11. WS-FileConvertor 1.0b – Tool for converting images into text readable format and uploading into SharePoint
  12. SharePoint is taking over the world
  13. SharePoint workflow CreateTask activity invoking example
  14. XML deserialization for SharePoint workflow and InfoPath forms
  15. SharePoint remote BLOB API documentation
  16. BuilderTextBox: Text Property Builder in a custom ToolPane/EditorPart
  17. Overview of a SharePoint Report Repository and Crystal Reports

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Links (12/23/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 23, 2007

  1. SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services – Installation and Setup
  2. SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services – Setup your database
  3. SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services – Authoring a simple report
  4. SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services – Enable End users – The Report Model
  5. NetworkWorld Survey points to Microsoft SharePoint becoming a de-facto collaboration platform
  6. Using PowerShell to set a custom SharePoint Error Page
  7. Alternative to the SharePoint Page Viewer Web Part to solve the height problem
  8. Hide the SharePointQuick Launch menu bar
  9. WSS FAQ – additions and corrections – LXXXV – 16th – 22nd December 2007
  10. Silverlight on SharePoint using Data View Web Part
  11. SharePoint Menu’s using the Ribbon with Silverlight - interesting idea
  12. The Anatomy of a SharePoint Farm
  13. When to use a Site Collection over a Sub-Site
  14. Quick Tip: Content Query Web Part, Lookup Column Value and XSL
  15. Referencing Documents Stored in a Disparate Repository
  16. Getting More from the Content Query Web Part (CQWP)
  17. Video Download: From my Workflow with MOSS 2007 and Visual Studio 2008 Live Web cast
  18. Free SharePoint Business Data Catalog Column
  19. Getting Roles and Permissions on a List/Document Library Level in SharePoint 2007 (or WSS 3.0)
  20. Doing Records Management in SharePoint 2007 Part 1 (Intro)
  21. Doing Records Management in SharePoint 2007 Part 2 (Creating a Records Repository and Configuring the Retention Schedules)
  22. Doing Records Management in SharePoint 2007 Part 3 (Sending Content from SharePoint Server 2007 to the Records Repository site)
  23. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: Tracking Recycle Events
  24. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: What Are The 64-bit Settings?

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Links (12/20/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 20, 2007

  1. **** MS Filter Pack released
  2. **** Sharepoint Search from Tafiti
  3. Using SPWeb.EnsureUser(loginName) to add a new SPUser to a web
  4. BDC Meta Man 2.0.0.8
  5. DCOM and COM class factory error messages in the event log
  6. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: What To Watch Out For
  7. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: Configuring The Shutdown Timeout
  8. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: A Hidden Benefit
  9. Create Silverlight 1.1 applications for SharePoint with VS2008
  10. Tafiti goes Shared Source
  11. Import PeopleSoft info into SharePoint User Profiles
  12. Displaying Charts in SharePoint using Excel Services
  13. Alerts feature in SharePoint
  14. Using InfoPath 2007 Translate function to do what XPath lower-case function does
  15. Create custom site definitions which include CEWPS and using resource files for their content
  16. The ‘One Click Rollout’ versus ‘Clicking It Together’ deployment method
  17. Web part custom property – dropdown list
  18. How to publish the entire document library
  19. Learning Data Warehousing and OLAP -part I
  20. InfoPath form deployed to Sharepoint that reads from config files
  21. Model View Presenter (MVP) Passive View, SharePoint and Mocking

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Links (12/18/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 18, 2007

  1. **** Extending Stsadm.exe – Site Quota Updater, A Real Life Example
  2. **** Using the iisapp command to get the Process ID for the correct w3wp process for Visual Studio debugging when doing SharePoint, Workflow or InfoPath development - good advice!
  3. **** Programming under the influence - disable/enable event firing using DisableEventFiring(); and EnableEventFiring();
  4. Item Level Permission in workflow CreateTaskXXX activities
  5. Getting user login from the PeopleEditor via Code
  6. STSADM Operations - list of all STSADM operations
  7. 12 “SharePoint” things to do over the Holidays
  8. Issue – Programmatically posting WSS 2007 Discussion List Items shows sender as “System Account” in Outlook 2007
  9. Creating Custom Wikis in SharePoint
  10. Blank Page - in SharePoint using the CEWP
  11. Free Merry Christmas web part
  12. Quick and Easy: Determine Internal Column Name of a Site Column
  13. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: Why SharePoint Requires It
  14. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: Memory Based Recycling
  15. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: Scheduled Recycling
  16. BDC Calendar Web Part now available
  17. Selecting a user in a SharePoint form: Sample of using the PeopleEditor
  18. Deploying site columns and content types to sharepoint webs
  19. Using WebClient in SharePoint context
  20. WSS 3.0 SP1 – a better list of what it contains
  21. Moving MySite data to its own web app and own DB
  22. Developer Map for SharePoint Products and Technologies

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Links (12/16/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 16, 2007

  1. **** Building a simple ASP.Net page based SharePoint application in Visual Studio with the Visual Studio Extensions for WSS CTP 1.1
  2. **** How to install WSS and MOSS SP1
  3. **** Send email from MOSS using Outbound Email settings in Central Administration
  4. Planning and Deploying Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a Multi-server Environment
  5. WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 SDK’s revised (December 2007)
  6. Both SharePoint v3 (WSS v3 and MOSS 2007) SDKs have been refreshed for SP1 + a bunch of new content
  7. ODC2008 Session Lists Are Now Out - looks like 2 great sessions from AC. i’m hoping he gives the same presentations at teh SharePoint Conference in Seattle.
  8. Top Ten Tricks and Traps from this week’s End User SharePoint 2007 – The Basics Workshop
  9. December Issue of the SharePoint Beagle is Out
  10. W3C Validator for SharePoint 2007
  11. WSS FAQ – additions and corrections – LXXXIV – 9th – 15th December 2007
  12. Updating a SharePoint list using the CAML Query Builder dlls
  13. Forms Authentication (Part 1): Introduction
  14. Forms Authentication (Part 2): Membership and Role Provider Samples
  15. Forms Authentication (Part 3): Forms Authentication vs. Windows Authentication
  16. How To: Customizing alert emails using IAlertNotifyHandler
  17. SharePoint Designer and SharePoint Out of Sync - “Cannot perform this operation. The file is no longer check out or has been deleted.”
  18. U2U Caml Query Builder (windows version) folder support
  19. Exporting DataForm WebParts across Webs
  20. Removing user rights
  21. How to: Learn the basics to Silverlight 1.0 in minutes! (This was EASY!!)
  22. Extending the Holiday Approval Workflow
  23. Long Running Business Processes in SharePoint (and other Environments)
  24. Microsoft Access and MOSS – take it with you
  25. How to modify ‘My Timesheet’ web part?
  26. New Dev2Dev Video! SharePoint Development – Making Sense of it All
  27. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint
  28. Overlapped Recycling And SharePoint: The Generic Value Of Overlapped Recycling
  29. Updating Site Quotas, an Extension of STSAdm.exe
  30. SharePoint Deployment Guide

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Links (12/13/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 13, 2007

  1. **** Create a custom workflow using SharePoint Designer - very comprehensive post
  2. SharePoint SDKs (and Other Documentation Resources) Now Updated for SP1
  3. Querying SharePoint List from Reporting Services returns only “not null” columns
  4. WSS3/MOSS Service Pack 1 Applied Successfully - going to work on this tomorrow myself
  5. Installing SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 - need the integrated WSS+SP1 install
  6. Report Manager is slow after an IISReset or AppPool restart
  7. Video: Building a Simple “Workflow” Application Without Using Workflow – Custom List Form and Alerts in SharePoint
  8. More help on formulas
  9. SharePoint Monitoring Toolkit Available for Download
  10. Clear the SharePoint Configuration Cache for Timer Job and PSCONFIG errors
  11. Report Builder not Visible
  12. Applications Pages in SharePoint – Getting Started
  13. Adding Groups and Users in MOSS 2007
  14. ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb.Permissions’ is obsolete: ‘Use the RoleAssignments property instead’
  15. How to: Setting up your SharePoint Development Environment
  16. How to Create LookUp Column (SPFieldLookUp) and Associate it to a Field in List?
  17. Reusable Content with MOSS Content Management
  18. How to configure incoming emails on a SPList
  19. How to create a Site Collection in a specific Content Database
  20. Programmatically create link to open SharePoint list in Excel, like Export to Excel Spreasheet list action
  21. My 10 step overview of the SharePoint SP1 installation sequence
  22. MOSS – Save Publishing Site as Template
  23. Using HTTP Module for SharePoint 2007 (MOSS/WSS) site using FBA And RSA
  24. Workflow Insights: Introduction
  25. Visual Studio 2008 and SharePoint - using Smart Templates
  26. When to use the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard

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Links (12/11/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 11, 2007

  1. ***NOW AVAILABLE*** 2007 Office System SP 1 is out: SharePoint + Office clients
  2. **** Announcing the Release of WSS 3.0 SP1 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1
  3. SharePoint Designer SP1 Download
  4. Installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 - be sure to install WSS 3.0 SP1 first before MOSS 2007 SP1
  5. SharePoint Performance and Capacity Planning
  6. How to: Integrate Microsoft SilverLight into a SharePoint Page
  7. SQL Server 2005 Integration with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies
  8. Troubleshooting Integration with SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  9. Can I display multiple web parts from a single list? – web cast and straightforward explanation
  10. Announcing New System Center Operations Manager 2007 Packs for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007
  11. Tracking/Auditing Events in a SharePoint Workflows
  12. My BI projects: Where do I start??
  13. Advanced Workflow Video-cast
  14. UPDATED: Base Master Page
  15. String.Compare for Performance And Readability
  16. Adding Silverlight to SharePoint (with no coding)
  17. A Bug with CustomAction in the Actions Menu
  18. Showing attachments in a Content Query Webpart
  19. Display Content Query Web Part Results in a Grid / Table
  20. Guide to making SharePoint XHTML Compliant
  21. MOSS BDC Design Studio
  22. Calling a web service from a Workflow hosted in MOSS, listening in an UpdateTask activity and beeing invoked by using AlterTask from external application

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Disable MySite and MyLinks in MOSS 2007

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 11, 2007

For my client’s site, they were not interested in My Site and My Links for the first phase. Below are the steps I followed to remove the two links:

  1. Log into Central Administration.
  2. Under Shared Services Administration in the Quick Launch bar, select the one running My Sites.
  3. In the “User Profiles and My Sites” group, click on the “Personalization services permissions” link.
  4. For those users you want to remove the personalization functionality, click on the user name (for example, NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users).
  5. On the “Modify Permissions: Shared Service Rights” page, uncheck “Use personal features”. Click OK to save.
  6. I had to shut down my browser and log in again to see my changes.

Note 1: I read on a few blog posts that on the “Modify Permissions: Shared Service Rights” page, “Create personal sites” pertains to My Sites and “Use personal features” pertains to My Links. I could not uncheck all permissions. Unchecking “Use personal features” appeared to modify both My Site and My Links permissions.

Note 2: If you do not change the Administrator user, you will see My Site and My Links displayed. If you don’t want to see them when you log in as an administrator, change the administrator’s permissions.

Note 3: As far as #6 above, this isn’t required. A timer job runs which will switch all authenticated users. Be patient.

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Links (12/9/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 9, 2007

  1. **** SharePoint – Cascading Drop Down Lists
  2. **** SharePoint Best Practices
  3. SharePoint API – Backup/Restore Across Web Applications
  4. Extending the SharePoint:FieldValue WebControl
  5. SharePoint Monitoring Toolkit
  6. SharePoint end user training: NOW AVAILBLE!
  7. Complete Office SharePoint Server 2007 training available
  8. Developing a reusable SQL Data viewer WebPart for SharePoint -Part 3
  9. Standard WSS/MOSS Data Entry Screens Do Not Support Cascading Drop-downs (or other intra-from communication)
  10. Advanced list search functionality - search web part
  11. WSS FAQ additions and corrections LXXXIII – 2nd – 8th December 2007
  12. How Do I: Customize Content Query Web Parts by Using Custom Properties in SharePoint Server 2007
  13. Video: Customizing Content Query Web Parts by Using Custom Properties in SharePoint Server 2007
  14. How Do I: Customize Search Results with Custom XSLTs in SharePoint Server 2007
  15. Video: Customizing Search Results with Custom XSLTs in SharePoint Server 2007
  16. Hosting a Window Form Control in a SharePoint WebPart
  17. Micosoft switching SharePoint to claims-based authentication
  18. Customizing Alert Notifications and Alert Templates in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  19. Troubleshooting MySite Link Display Issues
  20. Ergo – Aggregated Search across SharePoint, Desktop, Windows Live
  21. Announcing the Beta Release of the SharePoint Capacity Planning tool
  22. Imtech Test Content Generator v1.3.0.0 (free SharePoint 2007 tool)
  23. Convert InfoPath 2007 Forms in a Specific File Format from a SharePoint Form Library
  24. Setting Up a Development Environment for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (Oct07 Update)
  25. How Do I: Create a Custom Task Pane to Consume SharePoint Server 2007 Query Services in Word 2007
  26. Enable Session State in SharePoint 2007
  27. Renaming the SharePoint Central Administration Content Database (SharePoint_AdminContent)

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December Cincinnati SharePoint User Group Announcement

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 9, 2007

The December Cincinnati SharePoint User Group meeting will take place on 12/10 at 6:00 pm at MAX Technical Training in Mason. Check out the website. There are two sessions:

  1. Real World SharePoint 2007 Examples: 3 Different Business Cases for SharePoint, Nicola Young, SharePoint911.
  2. Creating Customer Workflows for SharePoint with Visual Studio 2005, Ted Pattison, Ted Pattison Group.

I finally have the availability to go this month. See you tomorrow!

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Links (12/6/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 6, 2007

  1. Just Released: SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool
  2. SharePoint Batch Query Test Tool
  3. Free Utility: Web.Config Editor with a great UI - Amazing how comfortable you get modifying web.config and trust files when working with SharePoint
  4. Creating a new document in a Document Library
  5. SharePoint 2007 DVD with Carl Franklin & Sahil Malik
  6. Content Migration in SharePoint (Post 2)
  7. Yes/No (check box) filtering in Content Query Web Part
  8. Visual How-To: Customizing Content Query Web Parts by Using Custom Properties in Office SharePoint Server 2007
  9. New Whitepaper about Web Dynpro Integration with SharePoint (MOSS)
  10. 10 Things To Optimize your SharePoint Server Indexing
  11. Introducing the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard
  12. Create a Google Map Web Part for Free
  13. Get SPUser object from SPList item
  14. SharePoint Search Results Customization Tip
  15. Criteria to use when deciding to create a new library
  16. Branding SharePoint
  17. Are You Ready for SharePoint?
  18. Working with SharePoint Events Lists
  19. InfoPath Forms Server, Data Sources and Authentication
  20. How can I see multiple calendars in a single view?
  21. SharePoint Development Tools are Severely Lacking - take a look at CodePlex, plenty of tools up there

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Links (12/4/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 4, 2007

  1. **** Creating an advanced search box and results web part
  2. **** Performance Analyzer for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  3. **** Updated: Dynamic left navigation width for SharePoint
  4. KB 941955 Update for SharePoint 2007 AJAX Web Part Development
  5. Exchange public folder to SharePoint lists migration tool
  6. What in the world is SharePoint and what is it SUPPOSED to do?
  7. Default Web Application Policies and Determining Number of Service Accounts
  8. Two More Small Notes about Features with a Big F
  9. MOSS Backup, Recovery, Import, Export Operations
  10. Freebies to SharePoint
  11. Project Server 2007 Users: Beware the Fabulous 40!
  12. SharePoint Server Topology – Server Roles and Services on Server
  13. Developing a reusable SQL Data viewer WebPart for Sharepoint – Part II
  14. Create Bar Graphs in SharePoint
  15. Get Friendly User Name For SPAuditEntry UserId
  16. Redirecting to an Error Page
  17. Access denied in OneNote shared notebooks on SharePoint
  18. Integrating Applications with PerformancePoint Planning
  19. Debugging XSLT from a Content Query WebPart
  20. SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog Now Live
  21. Creating new .ACTIONS files for code-free workflow editors
  22. Content Migration in SharePoint

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Links (12/2/2007)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on December 2, 2007

  1. **** Developing a reusable SQL Data viewer Web Part for SharePoint
  2. **** SharePoint Logging Spy on CodePlex
  3. **** ASP.NET AJAX Support in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 SP1
  4. **** Preview into WSS 3.0 SP1 and SharePoint Server 2007 SP1
  5. **** SharePoint Governance and Manageability project on Codeplex
  6. Why event handlers are triggered twice?
  7. Small Font Size in SharePoint Discussion Board
  8. LINQ and SharePoint 2007 and Visual Studio 2008 - now that i finally have my own msdn subscription and vs2008 loaded up, time to spend some time with this (among other things…)
  9. Available for Download: SharePoint Flash Media Library Template
  10. Web Part Life Cycle
  11. Document Library item’s author is current user?
  12. Business Data on the Document Information Panel
  13. Document Information Panel
  14. Free Utility for Testing SharePoint/MOSS 2007 Email Sending in a Development Environment
  15. Browser support in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  16. WSS FAQ – additions and corrections – LXXXII – 25th November – 1st December 2007
  17. Accessing Infopath fields, a simpler way
  18. SharePoint PowerShell for Beginners – continued
  19. Debugging a Document Information Panel – Catch 22 and the solution
  20. Content Migration in SharePoint
  21. Configure Windows SharePoint Services Search Service Settings
  22. Add Content Editor Web Parts a bit faster - interesting….
  23. Understanding the SharePoint Index Server and Crawling of Data
  24. How to Deploy Software Updates to a MOSS Farm
  25. Adding user control to SharePoint 2007 (MOSS/WSS) Web Part and handling events in there
  26. OneOfSix – Creating an NUnit base test class for SharePoint applications (via Matt Hinze)
  27. OneOfSix – Creating an NUnit base test class for SharePoint applications: Part 2 (via Matt Hinze)
  28. MOSS 2007 Profile Import Tool now available at http://www.codeplex.com/SPToolbox
  29. How to Video: Using Active Directory Searching/Lookup in a SharePoint/MOSS 2007 Workflow (with Visual Studio 2008)
  30. Recent SharePoint Search Announcements
  31. SharePoint Branding Issues: Calender View

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