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Was doing some deep digging in google to find a comprehensive post on MOSS's Security Model, and came across Reza's post. Its a good read and comprehensive. Technorati tags: SharePoint, MOSS, WSS, Securtiy, Object Model, Permissions, SPRole, SRoleDefinition, SPRoleAssignment Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Introduction This week, I've been to ITWorx first public seminar called "CuttingEdge Club" on Saturday. The idea of a public developer seminar was pretty interesting to me being one of the organizers and speakers for the first developer seminars held in Egypt ever (the DemoDay event we started earlier back in November 2006), and being a speaker myself in ITWorx internal seminars just last week! Interestingly enough, ITWorx started their internal seminars/conferences/clubs (call it whatever you like ...
I had a link list on a WSS v3 site and i wanted to show this list on other sites and subsites. So i decided to plug to the datasource and extract the links using a DataView Webpart. It all went well and good but i wanted another view that will show users latest links added a week ago for example . So of course decided to use a filter using the Field Name - Created Comparison - Greater that or Equal to Value - [CurrentDate] But there was no way to change the CurrentDate from the Filter Criteria Menu ...
This week, I played with Expression Blend, started using Visual Studio 2008 and had another great meeting with Philly Dot Net User group. Expression Blend: I’ve built many flash applications. Microsoft has handled some of the complaints I’ve always had with flash. You can program to it!!! Flashes ability to develop beautiful sites is excellent. But the ability to manipulate the output via code is non-existent. The first thing I did is followed a couple of the great training videos from http://www.microsoft.com/Ex... ...

If you want the slide deck for my presentation "Wss 2.0 to Wss 3.0" I delivered at  Richmond Code Camp 4 you can find it on the RCC4 site here.

 

If you have been looking for the promised slides from my presentation on "Upgrading from WSS 2.0 to 3.0" at the Richmond Code Camp 4, don't give up. They will be here soon. I have excuses. I corrupted my registry I am helping get a new user group going There's too much good football on TV - Go Mountaineers! (#7 in the BCS) The dog ate my homework UPDATE: The slides have been posted to the RCC4 site here ...
Microsoft provides three approaches for upgrading from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0. More here. If you are installing WSS 3.0 on a different server than the existing WSS 2.0, the only approach available is the “Database Migration”. This approach is considered "advanced" and requires additional steps. If you have a WSS 2.0 that has not been customized, this seems likes overkill for such a simple upgrade. The following approach lets WSS do some of the behind the scenes work for you. This approach has WSS 3.0 ...
Just came across this wsp builder for sharepoint  (both WSS and MOSS i presume) from codeplex.
Its was built by Carsten Keutmann
Good on you mate :)
I haven't given it a go but it will save alot of time
Enjoy..
Yes, that's the question I have been pondering for the last couple of hours (maybe more). And I am begriming to believe that it cant be done. Other than for the route of either writing a feature receiver to upload the template to a list on activation (but I think this approach is unclean) or modify onet.xml (a site definition?). I think both approaches are unnecessarily complex for the task at hand. Think about it, just so that I could have a custom document library or form library with a custom ...

I have been more than busy and apologize for not being as active in the blog community as I'd like to be.

Also, I'm moving my blogs to www.msftliveblogs.com/mhamilton - and hopefully I'll be able to keep up.

I'm still working on the MOSS and WSS sandbox demos for the Agency - which we hope to launch frist quarter' 08

I've been pondering about the lack of a more efficent process for developing MOSS/WSS Solutions (I mean a solution to a business probelm and not a wsp) lately, because believe it or not, when your MOSS Solution contains more than just one component, e.g. WebParts, Features, ASPX pages, Workflows etc, there is no Solution template in Visual Studio where you can add all these project types and have them compile to a single wsp. Its kind of a pain to develop without this functionality. Serge pointed ...
Nothing much in this post. Just some intersting MOSS/WSS resources on the web. WCM Andrew Connells SharePoint WCM Resources - http://andrewconnell.com/bl... Localisation Mikhail Dikov's post on Feature localisation - http://www.mikhaildikov.com... Troubleshooting Dan Attis's post EventReciever example on changing absolute urls to relative ones - http://devcow.com/blogs/jda... Technorati ...
I have been coming across questions regarding how you can show lists in different sites and subsites when using WSS v3 and i have also asked the question so many times before finding these solutions i would be talking about below. The Content Query Webpart could have come up to many people's mind if you are using MOSS 2007 but unfortunately not many of us are using MOSS 2007 but WSS v3. The first and easiest solution is to use the FlexListViewer webpart if you don't need to do alot of customization ...
Proud to have 3 Sharepoint MVP's in Belgium publishing their knowledge in Sharepoint. Patrick Tisseghem wrote 'Inside Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server' Joris Poelmans and Jan Tielens wrote parts of 'Real World SharePoint 2007: Indispensable Experiences From 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs: Indispensable Experiences from 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs' ...
Using Jan Tielens SmartPart - Using the AJAX Control Toolkit in SharePoint in could be very interesting but sometimes you might get this horror error like Sys.WebForms.PageRequestMan... The message received from the server could not be parsed. Common causes for this error are when the response is modified by calls to Response.Write(), response filters, HttpModules, or server trace is enabled. Details: Error parsing near '_TextBox'. You could get a very detailed article here from ...
The new Central Administration site for WSS 3.0 is proving quite easy to use. In fact, it's so easy to use you can click some links, fill in the blanks and have a new Web Application in no time. It's so easy, if you don't know the best value for the "fill in the blanks" as you create the Web Application it still works. But then, if you want to remember what your answers were; it's not just a single click away. I needed to document the steps used in creating a Web Application and after some digging ...
*Moved to: Team Foundation Server Error TF30177: Team Project Creation Failed - Part 2If you are trying to get team server to talk to another Sharepoint farm this is something to watch out for. I fell into this one myself, and now my American colleagues have hot the same problem (I have changed things like server, account and company names to protect the, erm, servers?). The key things to look for in the log file are the creation details: 2007-08-17 13:06:33Z | Module: WSS | Thread: 7 | Language ...
Recently had a client have issues with their WSS site and needed to restore the content DB. I took a look at their server and could not find the DB's. After a little investigation we discovered that they had attached to the Embedded Edition of sql instead of the Standard edition that was installed. What was strange about this is the way the embedded edition works. I could not attach to it in the SQL manager. After some searching I found this method of attaching to it. \\.\pipe\mssql$microsoft##s... ...
Many of us working with MOSS or WSS v3 must have been battling with this new cool product called Sharepoint Designer. And to be frank its really cool when you get to play with it well. On my Dev WSS site i wanted to get some sample data from Sql server 2005 and host it on my WSS site. So i first started by firing up sharepoint designer > Datasource Library and of course clicked on database connections It actually allows you to just type in your DATABASE name you want to connect to and then username ...
This is of particular interest to me as I'm keeping an eye out on the Server Core as it gets more airplay - I'm hoping to have some very neat ideas about how this can be used? Virtualization listed in the Windows 2008 Component Posters WSS, Virtualization July 18th, 2007 Microsoft just released the 2x two “Lonhorn Component Posters” from the July TechNet Magazine (thanks to Keith Combs for the heads up). Anyway, you can download both the Windows Server 2008 Component Posters from Microsoft Downloads, ...
I'm attending Ted Pattison's course on WSS 3.0 this week in Redmond and today we covered quite a bit around master pages, css, and web parts. From a prior class, Ted was shown an example or intercepting the request using plain a old ASP.NET Module to rewrite the master page directive giving a site the ability to dynamically apply branding based upon configuration across a Site and Site Collection. Here's the link to the CodePlex site that includes the solution. SuperBranding - Home It's great that ...
Microsoft learning has announced that after August 31st, 2007 only Thomson Prometric will be allowed to conduct Microsoft Certification exams. Pearson Vue can take registration for exams till August 31st,2007 and can conduct the tests till December 31st,2007. In case you have any Pearson VUE vouchers its the time to book your registration for the exam. The official details are here I have recently taken exams for WSS 3.0 and MOSS with Pearson Vue and have taken exams with Prometric as well. I personally ...
Having just gone through this, I thought I'd share the basic procedure when calling WSS 3.0 Web services such as lists.asmx and views.asmx from a WCF client. As you may know, the exceptions returned by the WSS Web services are terse. Hopefully, this post will help someone trying to avoid those in their own project. Step 1 - Add a Service Reference to the WCF service you want to call (Duh) Note that I included the "?wsdl". If you don't VS will be redirected to /_vti_bin/Lists.asmx. That doesn't matter ...
I can see I will need to check the price of the Sony MicroVault as Dugie is right, it certainly is small enough to fit in your wallet I would simply add to this with TeraCopy (previous post) being a tool that can support the resume function in traditional SMB, LAN, WAN connections just as it is possible via FTP. I have found myself stuck with trying to download 100mb or more over a VPN just knowing that it will timeout at some stage but being absolutely helpless - well now it doesn't matter with ...
I had a hard time installing application templates on WSS 3.0. Everytime I tried, I would get some kind of error. So, I decided to create a bat file that I can always use to install them. To comply with the width of the blog, I've change the font size of the text. Steps: You must be an admin on the WSS/Sharepoint server. Get the templates from here. Extract them in C:\Temp. Create a "New Text Document" and call it TemplateInstaller.BAT. Save the file in the same folder (e.g C:\Temp) as above. Copy/paste ...
I'm currently have a sharepoint server running WSS 3.0 and I have individual team calendars, and also seperate calenders for each user of WSS. What I'm trying to accomplish is when a team leader publishes a new Calendar event, that members that are apart of that team will also get an entry or event notification into there calender that an event was published into the team calendar. I see no way of doing this unless subscribing to the calendar using Outlook, which would just not be possible. Is there ...
Running WSS 2.0, IE 7, Office 2003 AND Groove 2007 - recently IE 7 crashes everytime I try to open an Office document. PDF documents open just fine. The error was: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Googled and tried several suggestions that did not correct the problem, including remove the Office Tools - Windows SharePoint Services Support (under the advanced add/remove for Office2003). This worked from Microsoft MVP post - Outlook ...
First, here at Tech-Ed 2007, I took and passed exam 70-631 - Windows Sharepoint Services: Configuration.  The test itself was different than I expected.  It focused a lot on network configuration and structure for a WSS deployment and not so much on the actual web app / site collection config.  Overall, it wasn't too difficult.  I now have a MCTS: WSS Config cert and a new logo!

Second, does anyone else think the chairs at the Orlando Convention Center are extremely uncomfortable?
It is time again for another issue that I have run in to during the migration from WSS 2.0 to MOSS 2007 to be posted for everyone to see and also how we went about fixing it. If you do much with SharePoint than you will know (or should know) that there is a little command line utility that will do just about anything that you want to do with SharePoint from the command line. Yep, the little STSADM utility that helps you with installing web parts, features, attaching databases and the like is the ...
Well, as promised quite a while ago I was finally able to get this accomplished for the client I am working with. But before I go in to the steps that I used let me re-iterate the situation. My client has had a Team Sites box setup with WSS 2.0 for a while. This was mainly just for the use of team sites for projects and planning things. It didn't support the whole company, but made it possible for a team to work on a project/issue in a central place. The box was never meant to be a production box ...
Something thats new to anyone comming from SPS03 or WSS 02 is the logging in MOSS/WSS3. In MOSS/WSS3 SharePoint does some good logging and the log files are stored in "%commonprogramfiles%\Micro... Shared\web server extensions\12\logs" Technorati tags: SharePoint, Moss, WSs, Logs Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Justice started a little challange, and i'm answering the call! Basically the idea is about accountability: what are you doing on an ongoing basis that is increasing your skills as a developer? Justice has pushed the envelope somewhat...he's going to be reading a book every week from now until October. That's very aggresive and shows his determination, focus, and apparantly lack of any sort of life outside the range of his Macbook's screen. (Note that one of his books is "MaxOS: The Missing Manual". ...
Via Mart Oooh - this tool from John is like an a couple of asprins for the developer writing those CAML queries. Thanks so much for this John Technorati tags: MOSS, SPS, WSS, Sharepoint, CAML Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
The Kid (Vincent Rothwell) has a post on how to create floating toolpanes in SharePoint. Link: http://blog.thekid.me.uk/ar... Lot of good content on his blog. Another SharePoint blog worthy of aggregating. Technorati tags: Sharepoint, Moss, wss, Toolpane, Themes, Templates, Css Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Brian Keller explains how to do it right here. It's well worth the read. Brian also asks us to give it a spin here I might just do that. WSS v2 has a few limitation that v3 overcomes and we get a lot of new features to boot like a wiki and a better discussion webpart. Now don't forget that "Orcas" will support WSS v3 out-of-the-box so if you feel a bit nervous about the steps that need to be done for this to work in TFS v1 than you can always wait a bit for "Orcas". Cheers, ET ...
Well, it has been a bit again since my last post. But, I thought I would start out with what I thought was a nice surprise. In January I took the time to go and take the Beta exams for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Application Development. I got to the exam and started it up and quickly found out that the test was on the API of the SharePoint object model. I had expected more of a test integrating applications or creating solutions with SharePoint. Now don't get me wrong, I had previously used the OM on ...
Steve Loethen, one of the Microsoft Developer Evangelist, has fixed the E-Learning code he had for free training. I would highly recommend you check it out to... There are a few WSS and a bunch of ASP.NET courses out there to pick from. Technorati tags: E-Learning, Free, Training, Microsoft ...
In my previous post I wrote how you can access the contents of discussion boards using web services. For reading existing discussions threads the Lists web service was all that we needed. However there were problems when creating discussions using the same service. After whole day of trial and error I finally gave up this approach and decided to first try using SharePoint's object model instead.
Andrew Connel has written a very detailed and excellent article on HOWTO: Configuring Dual Authentication Providers (AD & Forms) and Anonymous Access for WSS v3 / MOSS 2007 Publishing Site In one go, I was able to configure everything. Over and above this, there is an excellent post by Chandima on How to setup and Configure Forms Based User Administration Feature (Alpha Release) in which he has demonstrated usage of his Custom User Administration Web Part having the following Forms Authentication ...
For last so many days, I was thinking of downloading new WSS 3.0 Application Templates to explore the template applications and application features. Today I came accross SharePoint Community Portal, where 20 templates (which are complete as of now out of 40) are available not only for download but also to showcase available Features, Lists, WebParts etc. Link: http://sharepoint.microsoft... ...
Here are some good links: MOSS 2007 - Planning and Architecture The TechNet Planning and Architecture information is now available to download. Download MOSS 2007 / WSS v3 - SDK downloads The SharePoint SDK downloads are now available: MOSS 2007 SDK and ECM Starter Kit WSSv3 SDK and Workflow Starter Kit "SharePoint Solution" Visual Studio project template Vincent Rothwell has shared his "SharePoint Solution" Visual Studio project template SharePoint Solution Package.zip (13 KB) Want a free SharePoint ...
January 11, 2007 (EST) - Why Developers Love Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS)speaker: Eli Robillard - Eidenai Innovations location: 200 Bloor Street East Toronto (Manulife Financial) - International A Don't miss this event on Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0. WSS 3.0 is a free extension to Windows Server 2003 and makes possible a whole new way of designing and developing enterprise applications. Office SharePoint Server 2007 extends WSS 3.0 with a wealth of new capabilities. As a developer, ...
Just when you think you have seen it all - I must share one you have NOT seen yet. Emphasis on YET??? As we forge ahead and architect these awesome solutions using MOSS - I suspect it is fairly easy to become enamored of some basics - you know, the little details that are the life-blood of your solution. :) Like I said - basics. Basic 1) WSS is a life-blood underpinning of MOSS. Basic 2) Without basic 1, there will be no basic 2 !!! Today I experienced absolute bliss - from a MOSS perspective :) ...
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- I've installed BizTalk 2004 on a developer workstation several times at this point. For a developer workstation I recommend the following: 1) If you do 'regular' ASP.NET development on your workstation and you will continue to do so after installing/configuring BizTalk then when you are configuring Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) do not configure it to use your default website. Create a second website in IIS and point to ...
So no news from me for a while... Have kind of had my head buried in my Xbox360 which i bought only recently... But will talk about that later, what i really want to talk about is all the cool news from microsoft in the last couple of weeks... We have had Office 2007 RTM, Windows Vista RTM, Powershell V1.0RTW, Windows Sharepoint Services RTW... And its not long till Exchange 2007 RTM... (I'm sure i have missed some other really cool news... For those of you with Technet Subscriptions i believe Office ...
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) = cryptographic protocol which provides secure communications on the Internet (application layer) [TSL (Transport Layer Security) = SSL successor. SSL 3.0 and TSL 1.0 remain substantially the same] HTTPS = HTTP over SSL HTTPS = URI Scheme indicating that HTTP is to be used but with a different default port (443) and an additional encryption/authentication layer between HTTP and TCP (SSL). Uses SSL as a sub-layer under the regular HTTP application layer and uses port 443 ...
I had a working demo with BTS 2004, InfoPath and WSS. The WSS site contains 3 views based on filters on a field from the InfoPath form. After playing around with it for a while I re-published the InfoPath form to the WSS site because I had done some changes and the filters on the WSS views disappeared (because the field on which they were based was republished). This caused the following anyoing error: The adapter "WSSLib" raised an error message. Details "Server was unable to process request. --> ...
Googling for some insight on the SPDataSource I came across the blog by the guys at SharePoint Solutions. Its a very usefull programming reference blog. If you are a SharePoint developer check out their blog, because they have some good tips to share, and while the posts may not be many, the content so far is good. Link: http://sharepointsolutions.... tags: SharePoint, Development, Visual Studio 2005, WSS Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
In Addition to the links that I posted previouslyhttp://geekswithb... Here are some more useful links Source: http://www.sharepointblogs.... Free SharePoint Web Parts (3rd Party) ActiveX Scripting Web Part (Simon Mourier) AD Management Web Part (Fabian) Alert Manager, Subweb Viewer Web Parts (Mart Muller) Avail Lists & Libraries (Sig Weber) Blogparts (Steen Molberg) Breadcrumb Site Navigation Web Part ...
Lately I have discovered a quirk with document libraries in WSS v3 and MOSS that is not very consistent. Basially the problem I am seeing is that SharePoint doesnt consistenly handle query parameters passed to aspx pages store in document libraries. For instance if you had a page in a document library called MyPage.aspx, and if you were to point it in your browser as http://server/[site]/Document Library/MyPage.aspx?MyQuery... your page would load only some of the time. More of than not SharePoint ...