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This evening I got to a point where I thought it would be wise to get my test environment ready for the SharePoint Saturday Ozarks. I got my SharePoint w/SP1 Installation disk on for my Win2k8 environment. When the installation started for some reason all the options apart from Stand-Alone server type(s) were disabled. It frustrated me because I’ve done this for so long and it couldn’t click why Complete Installation was disabled. After an hour and half of banging my head and thinking of Plan-B I ...
Yesterday I took my 70-630 MCTS exam in Configuring and Administrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I have participated in Microsoft exams a few years ago, and for this one I felt seriously under prepared. I have been using MOSS now for a couple of years and have gone through various administration and deployment scenarios; however the scary thing about 70-630 is the lack of resources available to prepare. The biggest asset I could find where sympathetic community bloggers who have gone ...
Here's the error from one of my users: The list is displayed in Standard view. It cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons: A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed, your browser does not support ActiveX controls, or support for ActiveX controls is disabled. This just started happening this week. Only for one user. No recent patches on the sharepoint server. If you search this on the internet, you get tons of results ...
Microsoft has tools available that add SharePoint templates for things like Web Parts, Site Definitions, and List Definitions. I tried to download and install them onto my Windows XP system but (cue the sad tuba), it complained that WSS 3.0 wasn’t installed on my machine. Unfortunately WSS 3.0 won’t install on XP or Vista…its an OS supported install only. And if you look at the requirements for the VS WSS extensions, it clearly says: In our situation, I don’t eve really want WSS 3.0 installed on ...
Steps for installation of DPM to protect MOSS environment. 1- Install the MOSS then WSS sp1 then MOSS sp1 2- Install Knowledge Base article 941422, "Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" (http://go.microsoft.com/fw... 3- Install Knowledge Base article 941422 on all protected servers on which Windows SharePoint SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 are installed. 4- Prepare the DPM Box: (Install DPM ...

 

The jolly folks at Microsoft have come up with some original names for the next Office products:

Office 14 (note no 13 due to superstitions) is to be Office 2010

More strangely MOSS 14 loses the Office bit to become Microsoft SharePoint server (MSS) so wewill now have WSS 4.0 and MSS 2010!

Read more at the SharePoint team blog

I was recently asked what lessons I've learned when recommending SharePoint for for meeting a business need. While books are written on this topic, I've distilled the list down to what I think are the core of the decision-making process. Know what your stakeholders require in objective, actionable terms This is known as extracting core business drivers. Note that I didn't say requirements. Requirements are what you hand to your developers - core business drivers are what you use to make your recommendation. ...
Brian Harry has posted a list of features that will be in the upcoming beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 Team System. Unfortunately, the date of release for beta 1 has not been announced yet. Architecture (http://blogs.msdn.com/came... Architecture Explorer Layer diagram Use case designer Activity designer Component diagram Logical class designer Sequence diagram Modeling project system UML Model explorer Architecture validation during build Development & Database (http://blogs.msdn.com/habi... ...
On Thursday I am taking 70-541…I am taking many practice exams, reading books, watching webcasts, and doing a billion other things…I encourage anyone to post on this blog thread or in email any questions to stump me related to the WSS 3.0 Application Development. If you do it I’ll blog about the questions that you ask and research the answers more in depth and explain why that is the answer. I encourage a good challenge. Later on this month I will be taking the next exam which will probably be the ...
If you are going to be in San Francisco or surrounding areas I would recommend attending SharePoint Saturday San Francisco. It will be just as good as all the other SPS events, such as Tulsa, New York, Virginia Beach, Kansas City, etc… The link for the event is http://www.sharepointsaturd... It looks like Paul Schaeflein, Michael Lotter, and others will be presenting. San Francisco is a nice city. You could check out Fisherman’s Wharf and the second largest Chinatown in the country. ...
In a bold move, Microsoft decided to rename SharePoint one more time to SharePoint 2010 for the next version. Check out these two articles on the change, but it looks like the detachment from Office does not mean it will be less feature rich with the integration with Office, much like portals weren’t removed when it went from SPS to MOSS. I am excited to see the name change, but we really need a new acronym as trendy as MOSS was. MSP, SPX, not sure. No name has been released for WSS, but my bet is ...
First of all, thanks to all those brilliant people who made the long arduous journey to the UK (and to all those who just happened to be near by). I know it must have killed you to be so far away for so long. I can only imagine how hard it was for you. All of us that couldn’t go really feel for you and feel your pain. Okay! So, for those of us that couldn’t go, some of these guys really did a tremendous job of twittering what was going on during the conference. They absolutely did not have to do ...
I saw this question on a certification exam for WSS 3.0. I narrowed down the answer and it appears that I was right. I wasn't sure if I was correct, so I consulted someone and they looked up the answer. I also went around google to see what is the actual answer. It turns out if you don't run Item.Update(), but instead Item.SystemUpdate() it doesn't end up modifying the Modified and Modified By fields. This basically means that no alert will get sent when you choose this option over the regular update ...
I thought it would nice to put something out there that can help someone who’s looking to either deploy, re-deploy and migrate contents from a database that has grown too large. When planning SharePoint deployment it’s always good to have a clear picture of where your site is going so that you can make the necessary arrangement to put it under control. Microsoft has a good documentation on Architecture to help you answer the hard questions, but how, when and where do you start on capacity planning? ...
A 'few' years ago I blogged about Themes for WSS 2.0, well there's now a theme pack for MOSS/WSS3.0. I'll try them soon on my SharePoint environment when I'm less busy and will post screenshots here... Direct download link from Microsoft as an MSI file: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Also available as a WSP file curtesy of Daniel Brown: http://www.danielbrown.id.a... ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
I wanted to post about one of the best tools I’ve found for getting Kerberos properly configured and in the process getting some great HOWTO information on Kerberos, how it works, etc. When working with SharePoint, and the plan is to have your site run under Kerberos, I recommend using this tool before actually provisioning the Web App. You can do it later, but you’d have to “stop” the WSS provisioned Web App before using this tool. Why? Because the IIS site you use for testing must use the DNS name ...
I’m currently working on a SharePoint development project and I’ve run into something that I didn’t think was obvious. (That’s my nice way of saying that I was hitting my head against the wall for four hours trying to figure this out!) I’m putting together a SharePoint Feature that will add two connection strings to the web.config. My original code was something like this: private void AddConnectionString(SPWebAp... webApp, string Owner, string connectionName, string connectionString, uint ...
Last year I had a great experience giving my time to charities for three days in Kansas City. If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I attended last year's event. You know that my team created a WSS Site for the Boy Scouts in Blue Springs, Missouri. This year I am challenging you to come and try to beat us, because yes all of us will be back. We will be teaming up for the event again. We could use some competition. The other big thing I wanted to blog about is we are trying to ...
If WSS is free then what are the limitations? There is nothing good that is completely free, right? According to what I have found, if you setup WSS using SQL Server Embedded Edition (on the same server and not Express), then there is not a size limit. You have to setup WSS with the Basic option in order for it to install SQL Server EE (not Express); otherwise Express is installed and there is a 4 GB limit. Some are saying 500 GB may be a size constraint with EE, but I am not sure. SQL Server EE ...
After a long break, I’m back at taking MS cert exams. I recently passed the MS 070-541 exam, MS WSS 3.0 App Dev. Man, SharePoint is interesting. Some of the questions were tricky, but in the end with a good bit of hands on real-world experience and a few weeks of reading and studying the test was passed. It is interesting how you can take one exam and become an MCTS. I’ve already started studying for the first of two upgrade exams from .NET MCSD to VS 2005 MCP Enterprise. I have less than three weeks ...
I recently did an upgrade on a scenario that for whatever reason I had not faced before. It was a dual-server TFS 2005 installation and the server had Visual Studio 2005 and Team Explorer 2005 installed as well as WSS 2.0. If you are trying to upgrade a server like this one, here are some recommendations: Uninstall Team Explorer. Well, that's what I did but it may not be necessary, read on for details... the installation guide states that if you are installing 2008 SP1 on a server that also has Team ...
http://www.sharepointgroups... Event Sponsors Juan Larios presents Inside SharePoint Workflows Date: January 20 (Tuesday) Time: 5:30 PM Location: One Lombard Place (Richardson Building), 17th floor conference room. Pizza and drinks to be provided To register, click here: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Presentation Abstract SharePoint workflows are a great tool for automating processes. This session will give you a closer look at what workflows are available ...
Merry Christmas everyone! As my Christmas gift to you guys, here is a list of random SharePoint Resources and tips and tricks you can use to aide you in your development efforts (not to mention, now I’ll know where to find it and can stop looking through all my bookmarks). Again, Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year. Essential Blog Posts and Dev Resources If you are curious what can be done in SharePoint check out the sites listed at SharePoint Public Web Sites ...
Website: www.sharepointmn.com Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Topic: Back to the Basics: Making the Most of WSS v3 Please join us on Wednesday, January 14, for an engaging discussion on Windows SharePoint Services v3. With the current economic landscape, companies are concerned about how they invest their money and how to get the most out of what they've already invested in. With this in mind, we'd like to focus this month on the SharePoint tools and products ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The first public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 was released yesterday, and fulfils expectations by falling in line with the 2008 server and development stack, and offering a few functional extras. I've had a quick run through of it and made some initial notes below. The MSBuild integration is interesting although I haven't got a good grasp yet on whether it will replace custom MSBuild tasks to aid deployment; apparently it works nicely with TFS, but ...
I wanted to install one of the 20 Admin Templates for WSS v3. I was only interested in the in the HelpDesk Template. So i went and downloaded the help desk templates and added the solution. When i tried deploying the solution i get the error: A feature with ID 75a0fea7-97c5-4487-88e4-70f... has already been installed in this farm Use the force attribute to explicitly re-install the feature. So i tried deploying it using the -force option and the error went a way.So i was happy But anytime i ...
If you're developing webparts using VSeWSS and going to run the setup.bat that that VSeWSS creates, you might need to modify the deploy solution line before running it. The deploysolution instruction that VSeWSS adds contains the -local argument. This is all good if you're going to run it on an implementation with only 1 WFE, but for farms with 2 or more WFE's then you will need to change -local to -immediate. I also make it a habit to call the execadmsvcjobs command before and after adding and deploying. ...
Some of my sharepoint video lessons has been published in Mr.bool E-Learning http://www.mrbool.com/portal/ Portal. I am a technical author of this site. You will see more technical lesson in the next days. It is totaly free to download. Please put your important feedback. Author MJ Ferdous is Software Engineer professional from 6 years ago. Now he is working in OT Group S.P.A., Italy as Sr. Software Engineer since May 08. He is responsible for research and developent (R & D) on SharePoint 2007 ...
So this is one of my “in the trenches” blogs. I’ve been setting up a new server to run WSS 3.0, which I’ve done a dozen times. I have several SharePoint 2007 servers I am currently running, and WSS is a prerequisite, so this shouldn’t have been an all weekend project. But, for some reason, this particular install was not cooperating. I performed the same steps in the same order, except in this case I did not install SQL Server. In most of my installations I installed SQL Server since I would be using ...
Ok. I have dealt with mismatched version numbers between servers countless times in both SharePoint 2003 and 2007 when transferring data between two environments. What I had not run into (until today) was the fact that WSS 2.0 can be updated (SP3) while Sharepoint Portal Services was bone-stock-out-of-the-box. It took me a bit to figure out what was going on. I was attempting to restore a 2003 site into a test environment but was getting the dreaded "Your backup is from a different version of Windows ...
The Network admin guys did some windows patch update on the WSS v3 - OS - Windows 2003 server Until after logging on to the site tried doing some searching and Oops no search results returned So i taught sure the services has stopped or i have to restart the service but after checking the services on the OS and the Sharepoint Central Admin everything thing looks ok. Well its time to look for a fix So what next and where to start . First was this Microsoft Support site: but didn't solve the problem. ...
Once Again, I programmed another style of a task list. It seems like I have written more workflow management systems than I have anything else. This one was probably the simplist one I ever did. The client simply wanted to track help desk calls. BUT it had to be custom - or so they thought. I showed them WSS and what they could do with that... NOPE it had to be a like excel. So I did what I have done so many times before, created two tables, created a form, copied code that I wrote years ago and ...
Last Updated: 10/17/08 I'm working in a test WSS 3.0 environment and I would like to be able to move a subsite with subsites to another environment. There are several ways to move a WSS 3.0 site. The first one I tried almost worked. I will document my attempts (and reason each attempt was or was not successful here. SharePoint Designer The technique: Create a placeholder for the new location of the site Use WSS 3.0 browser Create a site using the Blank Site template. Create a backup of the site to ...
Links showing tools to help make development and/or administration of WSS 3.0 and/or MOSS 2007 easier Katrien's About .NET Blog Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Software Development Kit (SDK) http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
WSS Services in SharePoint WSS stands for Windows SharePoint Services. WSS is the foundation product, and in SharePoint, nothing is possible without it. Associate metadata with list items and files Create versions of list items and files Check out files in order to edit Manage approval of content For search facility, index sites, lists and libraries The use of libraries and/or list items in business processes ...
Great new downloads for SharePoint developers at the MSSharePointDeveloper site. MSSharePointDeveloper site or "introduction to SharePoint Development site" has been around for a few months now. It's a great resources for developers that are looking to get into SharePoint development. Here's the new stuff you can find there. The VM's have been updated to Visual Studio 2008, which is awesome! Downloadable WSS Dev VPC Image Updated to Visual Studio 2008 (previously Visual Studio 2005). Smaller download ...
I recently have been working on a solution for a client that is converting their current external membership website to WSS 3.0. I am so happy with the way the solution is coming together. I have always been of the opinion that you use the right tool for the right job and WSS 3.0 is the right tool for this solution. Going back to my perspective that it is easier to develop with SharePoint as a framework than to start a new web project from scratch, WSS was a natural fit for all of the functionality ...
SQL Server 2008 and Office Presented: Brian Laird Sponsor: Power I.T. Corporation- Food Provider for the Meeting Date: Thursday, October 2nd(Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:45pm; Presentation from 6:15pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: Discussion regarding performance and functionality enhancements in SQL Server 2008 and how they affect Office applications. Examples will ...
Workflow Activities What are they? Activities are the blocks with which a workflow is build. Every activity developed for the ready-made workflows used in SharePoint, Office Designer, and those which are self-developed, are all done by Microsoft Visual Studio. There are two types of activities: Simple Activities: Their name in no way implies that these activities are easy to develop. As a matter of fact, it can lead to months of coding. Although it is not a rule, simple activities are most of the ...
In a previous post I linked off to Sahil Malik's blog, where he demonstrated the use of the URL protocol for working with SharePoint's RPC methods to export a list's XML definition. Well, since he let the cat part way out of the bag on one of my oldest and best trick, I figured I'd let it all the way out, showing off perhaps my favorite gem of the SharePoint API. There is an awful lot you can do with the RPC methods that make up owssvr.dll. For example, Sahil's post shows you how to get the configuration/definition ...
I can describe my feeling of mgration from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 in one word-NIGHTMARE. Summary of recommendations. 1.Create combined TFS 2008+SP1 setup as described in http://www.woodwardweb.com/... and in the latest Team Foundation Installation Guide 2. Read Team Foundation Installation Guide ,Upgrade TFS 2005 to 2008 , Tips for upgrading from TFS2005 to TFS2008 3. If you are using fully-qualified domain names (FQDN, e.g., tfsserver.mycompany.com) , replace the FQDN with NetBios ...
Earlier this week I attended the first SharePoint Best Practices Conference just outside Washington, DC in McLean, Virginia. The event was organized by Mindsharp, who at this point needs no introduction (or even the hyperlink) as the leading provider of SharePoint training here in the States, and maybe the world. The conference was partially driven by the release of a fairly new book from the Microsoft Press, MOSS 2007 Best Practices. The book is pretty good, too; much better than the Administrator's ...
week3 - Making SharePoint Work for You Start Date: 17 September 2008, Wednesday Start Time: 09:00 AM End Date: End Time: 11:00 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center - Banquet Room Payment: Free Join Joel Baglien & Jason McKinney from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic. Based on requests from attendees at previous Week3 sessions, we are presenting a hands-on demonstration to show how any organization can improve information availability, productivity and processes, and communication ...
So last Friday one of my clients called me up in a panic. He had just realized that he had crashed his SharePoint site. What was troubling is that he was making modifications to the SharePoint sites Master Page with SharePoint Designer. Now generally as developers we know this can be a touchy situation in SharePoint using SPD, but as a business user he rightfully didn't understand the implications that using SPD had on SharePoint sites. Nevertheless here is what happened. He logged in to the site ...
In one of my previous blog posts I was sizing up 3 different methods of generating SharePoint solutions in Visual Studio. It was a fairly lengthy post about using things like the Visual Studio Extensions, WSPBuilder, and BAT files, but one reader bought to my attention that I never evaluated the STSDEV Solution Generator. Well lucky for me the reader chimed in and let me know that there was a hole in my post. I finally was able to find something to try the STSDEV Solution Generator on to try to stretch ...
Event Name: Week3 - Making SharePoint Work for You Date: September 17, 2009 Time: 9-11 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center Click here to register <registration includes a location map link> Join Joel Baglien & Jason McKinney from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic. Based on requests from attendees at previous Week3 sessions, we are presenting a hands-on demonstration to show how any organization can improve information availability, productivity and processes, and ...
I was installing Search Server express 2008 on my WSS v3 server. Everything was looking good until i came across this ugly error when trying to delete a SSP from the Shared Services Admin from the Sharepoint Central Admin site An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, "SharedResourceProvider Name=SSP Parent=SPFarm Name=SharePoint_Config", could not be deleted because other objects depend on it. Update all of these dependants to point to null or different objects and retry this operation. ...
As part of taking part in starting up a new SharePoint User Group I finally was able to get the site up and running. Funny and ironic as it might seem Shannon and I decided to go with the "eat your own dog food" approach and create the site with WSS 3.0. Furthermore our efforts were also expedited by using the Community Kit for SharePoint's User Group site template. Now don't just assume that since it is up that it will not change. There will be quite a few additions to the site in the coming days ...
Stages of Grief and SharePoint Development I have been teaching SharePoint 2007 (WSS and MOSS) Development courses for over a year now! Both the excellent Ted Pattison materials and the (getting better) Microsoft Official Cirriculum courses surrounding SharePoint. The development model for SharePoint customizations using Visual Studio is.... How can we say? "non optimal". We are coding web pages inside of a class library project. That's right. Just sit back and think about that for a minute or two ...