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Links (7/31/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 31, 2008

  1. Quick field reference – MOSS 2007/WSS V3.0 Version guide
  2. SharePoint SP1 Sandbox Using Windows Server 2008 (part 1)
  3. SharePoint SP1 Sandbox Using Windows Server 2008 (part 2)
  4. SharePoint SP1 Sandbox Using Windows Server 2008 (part 3)
  5. SharePoint SP1 Sandbox Using Windows Server 2008 (part 4)
  6. SharePoint SP1 Sandbox Using Windows Server 2008 (part 5)
  7. How to Get the Most Value from Social Computing for Business with Microsoft
  8. Wildcard Search in SharePoint
  9. SharePoint Internals: Clearing Configuration Cache Caveat
  10. EndUserSharePoint.com: Enough about “Me”. What about [Me]!
  11. U2U SharePoint Job Definition Configurator
  12. Creating a Scope and Tab for MOSS Search Center
  13. Custom application.master – working around Microsoft bugs
  14. Displaying Embedded Documents in a SharePoint Web Page
  15. Creating Daily Summary E-Mail Alerts for Workflow Tasks
  16. How to Create a Text Resize Function Using Just JavaScript
  17. SPGridView for FBA with Context Menu’s, Paging, Sorting, and Searching
  18. Dynamically Updating A SharePoint Calculated Column Containing A “Today” Reference
  19. Office Online RSS Feeds
  20. The SharePoint family tree
  21. Comparing Dates in a custom SharePoint “Tasks” List
  22. “Best” Practices for Permission Management in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  23. PerformancePoint Server OR SharePoint BI

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Links (7/29/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 29, 2008

  1. **** You asked for it, you got it: .chm builds of library content
  2. Adding validation to a custom list control in SharePoint
  3. How to Customize SharePoint Forms – Part 2
  4. A few notes about STSADM –o migrateuser
  5. U2U List Properties Feature: new version released…
  6. SharePoint Online Now Available!
  7. Create a Site Template from a Publishing Site
  8. Do you use SharePoint Audiences? Beware of AD changes!
  9. PowerShellASP with SharePoint: Scripts in Content Database
  10. SharePoint Magazine articles for July
  11. Twynham School: Technet Example Solution Architecture
  12. Four Rules for Implicit Types in SharePoint Development
  13. Viewing SharePoint ULS Logs
  14. Why SharePoint projects fail?
  15. Duplicate Provisioning of Webparts
  16. Continuous integration in MOSS development using TFS

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Links (7/27/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 27, 2008

  1. You receive alerts for every file that is uploaded to a document library in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Server 2007, although you set up alerts by using a filter for custom view
  2. SharePoint Weather Web Part v0.2 – need to release my web parts too. can’t find the time though.
  3. Inconvenient SPWeb.GetFile(string)
  4. Org Chat Web Part – Part I – Overview and Download
  5. WSS FAQ additions and corrections CXIV – 20th – 26th July 2008
  6. U2U Caml Query Builder Feature: new version released…
  7. SharePoint 2007 Design Tip: Changing the Flyout Menu Arrow Hover Color
  8. Getting SharePoint User Profile Peers
  9. Returing Virtual Directory Path From Web Application
  10. XSLT Date Comparer Template
  11. EndUserSharePoint.com: KPIs for the Masses – Part 1
  12. Basic MOSS Publishing Site Definition
  13. Data View / Data Form: Parameters You Don’t Know About
  14. How to update ‘tp_title’ field of the UserInfo table of the SharePoint’s Content Database from the OM code?
  15. Using nested StateActivity to send regular reminders in Visual Studio SharePoint State Machine Workflow

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Links (7/24/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 24, 2008

  1. The buzz with “UrlQueryString” in SharePoint navigation
  2. Infrastructure Update Issues
  3. Creating Custom WebPartZones with Custom verbs (Move right/ Move Left)
  4. Multi-Connected Consumer Web Parts
  5. Wherefore Art Thou Author?
  6. EndUserSharePoint.com: Taming the Elusive “Calculated Column” – Customizing a Task List (Part IV)
  7. KB: When is the SPContext.Current available ? (SharePoint dev)
  8. Collaboration related menu commands are not seen in the Site Actions menu in SharePoint Server 2007
  9. Alert emails not recognized by Outlook as “Alert Emails”
  10. SharePoint Slide Libraries
  11. SharePoint Columns Promotion : InfoPath – Aggregation Function
  12. Hide Open in windows Explorer options from Action menu
  13. Master Page Error from Exporting file from SharePoint Designer
  14. VSeWSS Delete a Feature
  15. SPSite/SPWeb Leaks Revisited
  16. SharePoint Tip: Creating Multiple Sub-Sites with STSADM
  17. Creating a WSS / MOSS Command Prompt on the Desktop
  18. How to Effectively Manage your “12 Hive” SharePoint Customizations and Deployments (Part 1 of 2): Keeping your Developers Honest and your Investment Secure with Source Safe
  19. How to Effectively Manage your “12 Hive” SharePoint Customizations and Deployments (Part 2 of 2): SharePoint Solution Packages
  20. Deploying a .NET, Visual Studio Workflow into a SharePoint List in 10 Easy Steps (Part 1 of 2): Creating the Workflow
  21. Deploying a .NET, Visual Studio Workflow into a SharePoint List in 10 Easy Steps (Part 2 of 2): Deploying the Workflow
  22. Programmatically Uploading a Document into a Document Library with Meta-Data Modifications
  23. Freeware release of Microsoft Virtual Earth Web Part
  24. Second Addition to my FREEWARE section! Polling Web Part!
  25. I see London, I see France… (Properly Securing Your Public Sites Part 1)
  26. I see London, I see France… (Properly Securing Your Public Sites Part 2)
  27. Changing a MOSS Publishing Welcome Page Programmatically
  28. SharePoint 2007 and Web 2.0 Technologies

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Links (7/22/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 22, 2008

  1. **** Public-Facing SharePoint? Here’s something scary… Please activate ViewFormPagesLockDown!!!
  2. SharePoint and World Economics
  3. SharePoint User Interface Tools
  4. Web.Config FeatureReceiver Update
  5. Turn on Approval for all publishing sites
  6. Creating a sub directory breaks SharePoint virtual site makeup
  7. Advanced Search Form and Preselected Scopes
  8. Why does RunwithElevatedPriviliges not work in Event Handlers?
  9. Developing and Deploying a SharePoint Feature – Part 2
  10. SharePoint Web Services
  11. WSPBuilder Extensions 1.0.3 – Visual Studio Addin
  12. Securing MOSS 2007 Publishing Sites with Lockdown Mode

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Links (7/20/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 20, 2008

  1. Custom upload page in Layouts for document library and it’s Navigation from upload menu in the Toolbar. Bend it !! Custom upload menu for the document library.
  2. Why should ‘one’ always save publishing pages in “Pages” list in MOSS !!! Bend It !!!!
  3. How to Customize (Add, Delete or Replace ) the “Site Action” menu items in Publishing site
  4. Customizing the List Toolbar Template – WSS 3.0 & MOSS
  5. Problem in BDC Web Part – Column filtering doesn’t work
  6. GetAvailableWebTeplates / GetWebTemplates does not return custom site definition
  7. WSS FAQ additions and corrections CXIII – 13th – 19th July 2008
  8. SharePoint Magazine
  9. Add Custom Field Type to SharePoint List
  10. Getting started with custom SharePoint Event Receivers
  11. DataViews + Visifire =Silverlight Charting Power
  12. Getting Telerik RADEditor for MOSS installed – Part 1
  13. Use a CustomAction to Fight Blog Spam
  14. Consistent development of Master Pages, Page Layouts and User Controls in MOSS 2007
  15. EndUserSharePoint.com: Searching Multiple Site Collection Using a Tabbed Search Center
  16. Batch Site Manager (Office SharePoint Server)
  17. RSS feed for a View
  18. How to do it: RSS aggregation (merging multiple XML files using XSLT)
  19. Part 2 – Adding user control to SharePoint 2007 (MOSS/WSS) Web Part and handling events in there – Step by Step with task pane properties
  20. Where is the change log?
  21. Dynamic Master Pages
  22. SiteActionsSubMenuCustomizer.cs
  23. Windows 2008 Single Development Machine environment – A quick tip

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Links (7/17/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 17, 2008

  1. Office SharePoint Server 2007 : Search : Configuring NTFS permissions for NTFS file share/ folders (that don’t inherit permissions) for the search default content access account (xCacls)
  2. Master the order of WebConfigModifications
  3. SharePoint Best Practices Analyzer 2.0
  4. Managing ‘Managed Paths’ through code
  5. Performance of various data merging methods
  6. SharePoint (WSS v3.0 & MOSS 2007) Branding Resources
  7. SharePoint Clarity Master Page
  8. Announcing the International SharePoint Professionals Association
  9. 10 Reasons why SharePoint Designer is cool
  10. SharePoint 2007 – List vs. inherited content types gotcha
  11. How to upgrade workflow assembly in MOSS 2007
  12. Unravel the SharePoint Threaded Discussion
  13. Creating and configuring sites programmatically
  14. Access Denied – Publishing Infrastructure Feature – have been getting the same error recently. sometimes a simple IISRESET solves the issue for me.
  15. How to: Query Search using the Web Service
  16. Adding an InfoPath Preloader (ProgressBar) for long loading forms
  17. Part 2 – Adding user control to SharePoint 2007 (MOSS/WSS) Web Part and handling events in there – Step by Step with task pane properties

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Links (7/15/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 15, 2008

  1. **** Development Tools for SharePoint
  2. **** WSS Event Calendar Listing Web Part
  3. **** Content Deployment and the Infrastructure Update
  4. **** WSS and MOSS Infrastructure Updates Released
  5. Infrastructure Updates Available
  6. Using Regular Expressions To Build SPList Collections
  7. Building Master SPFile WebForm Collections, Remember SPListItems!
  8. PowerShell Building Blocks for SharePoint
  9. Tip – How to rename a SharePoint Server machine name
  10. Specifying Properties when Activating Features through Code
  11. Take SharePoint Content Offline
  12. Search across Site Collections
  13. Upgrading a SharePoint (SP0) Content Database to SP1
  14. SPDataSource – every developer’s friend (part 2)
  15. Versioning Hell – Part 2
  16. Drop-Down List in a ListView InsertItem Template
  17. Tidying up SQL Files in SharePoint
  18. Manage Hierarchical data in SharePoint lists – Building a Project Team site template
  19. Passing a query string parameter to an InfoPath data source
  20. Best Practice For Deploying Shared SharePoint Libraries
  21. Preventing Item Deletions
  22. Imtech Extended ContentQueryWebPart (with paging) source code available
  23. Getting GAC Path Using Reflection
  24. SharePoint and SQL Server 2008, Why Upgrade?
  25. FarPoint Has Released Their Spread Control for SharePoint
  26. Preselecting Page Layout in the Create Page screen
  27. Theme-amajig Refactored: Using Feature Properties
  28. Updating web part properties, without the tool pane
  29. SharePoint Search Integration With Google
  30. SmartTools for SharePointCopy Paste: adds copy and paste functionality to Document Libraries
  31. SharePoint 2007 – Step by Step Creating Custom List Definition and Custom Content Type using VS 2008 (VSeWSS 1.2)
  32. Specifying Global Assembly Cache Permissions

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Links (7/13/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 13, 2008

  1. WSS FAQ additions and corrections CXII – 6th – 12th July 2008
  2. SPListItem.Update() not starting workflow
  3. Another SharePoint Developer/Debugging Tips List
  4. SharePoint Lookups with Lists is Different Sites (Cross-Site Lookup)
  5. Adding SharePoint Document Libraries to the Save As Dialog
  6. How do I make our SharePoint site stop asking me to login? – Part III
  7. Helper Class for Avoiding Memory Leaks with SPSite and SPWeb Objects
  8. Theme-amajig: Updating SPTHEMES.XML Through a Feature
  9. Web Service Results – XPath is your friend!
  10. SharePoint – writing to a SharePoint list
  11. SharePoint 2007 – Site Collections and When to Use Them
  12. Planning A Successful SharePoint Site
  13. The welcome name on a site is not changed as expected after you edit the name of a user profile in SharePoint Server 2007
  14. Sample SharePoint Web.Config for SharePoint 2 Beta 2
  15. SharePoint custom content type without columns problem
  16. How to: SharePoint Silverlight Webpart
  17. SharePoint Webpart Deployment
  18. Developer Webcast: Bringing Enterprise Data to Life with SharePoint and WCF
  19. Creating Re-usable Email Templates for SharePoint Designer 2007 Workflows
  20. Site Definitions versus Site Templates and deciding on the correct customization approach
  21. List Definitions versus List Templates and deciding on the correct customization approach
  22. Features in Office SharePoint Server 2007
  23. Web Parts in Office SharePoint Server 2007
  24. Branding Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Error “The following Url is not valid…” Publishing InfoPath Forms

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 13, 2008

Yesterday while attempting to publish an InfoPath form to a SharePoint site, I received the error “The following Url is not valid…”. My site Url was:


To resolve the issue, create a Blank Team site collection in your web application which is not under “sites”. You need a site at the root of the Url. Problem solved.

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Links (7/10/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 10, 2008

  1. HELP!!! My list is broken! Where did my list menu go?
  2. Inserting “Content Placeholders” into a New “Derived” Master Page using Sharepoint Designer
  3. Branding SharePoint – Part 3: Changing the look and feel of SharePoint components – Intro and Web Parts
  4. SharePoint.Performance : Optimizing web parts
  5. The zevenseas Choice Column Filter Web Part
  6. Performance of content aggregation queries on multiple lists revisited
  7. Be careful when manipulating your SPWeb’s RoleAssignments
  8. RedDevNews.com Article on SharePoint
  9. Hiding Custom Actions in SharePoint
  10. How to Create Rounded Corners for Web Part Title Bars
  11. Exposing data from the BDC as a DataTable
  12. Social Networking with SharePoint MySites
  13. Accessing configuration settings from InfoPath 2007 browser-enabled form templates
  14. How to define indexed column in SharePoint list in schema.xml file
  15. Versioning Hell – Part 1
  16. Removing a custom Content Type
  17. SharePoint vNext and/or Office 14 – Master Data Management!
  18. Is it a go button or a magnifying glass
  19. How to fix: Error on new item creation when custom master page is applied to a SharePoint site

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Links (7/8/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 8, 2008

  1. Saving a custom list template and importing it to another site programmatically
  2. Don’t hide or disable menu items
  3. Truncate the characters displayed in a blog post
  4. Search SharePoint from the Internet Explorer Toolbar Using a Custom Search Provider
  5. Configure Thesaurus in MOSS
  6. SharePoint Forms – Improve layout of Field’s ‘description’ to save screen-space and enhance UX
  7. How to customize rendering of SharePoint list form fields – Part 1
  8. Announcing: conceptClassifier for SharePoint
  9. Why are my SharePoint Groups drop-down disabled?
  10. Removing Duplicate SPList Objects From Typed Collections
  11. GetFeatureAndDependencies – A SharePoint PowerShell Function
  12. Hiding the “Sign in” link in the client web browser

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Links (7/6/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 6, 2008

  1. **** Big Update to CSS Reference Chart
  2. SPDataSource – every SharePoint developer’s friend (part 1)
  3. Tools for Troubleshooting SharePoint Applications
  4. SharePoint Deployment – build own or use hosted service?
  5. BLOBCache, Web Garden and DisallowOverlappingRotation. Are they best friends?
  6. SharePoint – How we did it postings – good list of SharePoint case studies
  7. Adding new locations to the Look In dialog
  8. Branding Tip (WebPart BackGround CSS)
  9. Cleanup Hyperlinks in Calculated Columns
  10. Debugging Features the Easy Way
  11. Step by Step – Creating Connected SharePoint Web Parts using IWebPartField interface and using Editor Part and User Controls
  12. SharePoint Performance — Quick (But Unusual) Tip
  13. Performance of content aggregation queries on multiple lists
  14. WSS as Platform for Internet Web – WSS or MOSS?
  15. SharePoint – What it Takes – several disciplines required for a successful implementation and adoption of SharePoint
  16. Content By Type web part available on CodePlex
  17. Different type of MOSS caching mechanisms?
  18. Miami-Dade County Schools SharePoint Case Study
  19. SharePoint Object Hierarchy: How it all fits together
  20. SharePoint 2007 ID and GUID conventions
  21. How to fix: Custom List Forms will not insert or show up on the Design surface of SharePoint Designer
  22. How to fix: Multipage Meeting Workspace will not display items copied / created by SharePoint Designer workflows
  23. A much easier way to keep track of new SharePoint content published on MSDN and TechNet
  24. Is VSeWSS 1.2 Ready for Prime Time?
  25. Having WSPBuilder exclude your dll when creating a .wsp
  26. Web parts and Form based authentication using SqlMembershipProvider
  27. WSS FAQ additions and corrections CXI – 29th June – 5th July 2008
  28. A very useful batch file for development
  29. Displaying workflow’s that are waiting on approval
  30. This page cannot be edited in SharePoint Designer message
  31. Google Gadget’s = Free WebParts!
  32. Login Prompt When Opening documents in SharePoint
  33. How to add lots of users to a site, to a list, or to a document library in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and in SharePoint Server 2007
  34. Upload a file to Sharepoint 2007 using webservices with a specific content type
  35. CodePlex Project to create Sub Folders
  36. WSS Instance works locally but not remotely
  37. SharePoint developer bookmarklets
  38. CAML sorting by file name
  39. When SharePoint projects go bad …
  40. GetFeatureDefinition – A SharePoint PowerShell Function
  41. My Site Recommendations
  42. InfoPath Master/Detail with SharePoint List Sources
  43. Exporting site content from a SharePoint Content Database for recovery purposes
  44. SharePoint 101- Managed Paths
  45. Using the PeoplePicker in your custom webpart

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Links (7/1/2008)

Posted by Steve Pietrek on July 1, 2008

  1. Polling WebPart
  2. Showing Exchange Inbox in MOSS 2007
  3. SharePoint Search – Lotus Notes Indexing Best Practice
  4. Creating clones of SharePoint VPC images (renaming SharePoint instances)
  5. Getting you ‘People Picker’ to pick AD groups
  6. Attach custom forms to a Content Type: Part 1
  7. Should Develop MOSS Workflow solutions in a 32 bit environment
  8. Changing the PDF Icon in SharePoint – I’ve created a similar Feature
  9. Selecting a SharePoint list in a webpart toolpart
  10. Reference Resources for MOSS and WSS
  11. WSS as Platform for Internet Web
  12. Explorer view is very slow
  13. Common MOSS Publishing pitfalls
  14. SharePoint 2007 : Projet Codeplex > SharePointOfView
  15. Determine if MOSS is installed by checking the Registry key
  16. Building a SharePoint team
  17. SharePoint InfoPath Submission as Anonymous User
  18. Accessibility and MOSS – TechNet white papers

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