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This is post of is for all of you out there that due to security restriction can't be a Local Admin on your server but still need to be TFS Server Administrators. This addresses the Domain installed TFS not the workgroup edition (WE). I will comment on the WE were appropriate. As we all remember there are three application that need our attention here, TFS (obviously), Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). For project level security I urge you to use the TFS ...
Creating and using Calculated Columns in your ContentTypes are a bit tricky. First off the syntax for defining a Calculated column is like <Field ID="{Some GUID}" Name="Name" Group="GroupName" Type="Calculated" DisplayName="Display Name" StaticName="Name" FromBaseType="TRUE" ResultType="Number/Text" ReadOnly="TRUE"> <Formula>Some Forumula</Formula> <FieldRefs> <FieldRef Name="Name of Field Referred"/> </FieldRefs></Fiel... For the calculated column to work ...
The Title Column inherrited from Item typically shows itself up in any contentType that would define. But ever wanted to call it something else? Here is how you do it. <FieldRef ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b86... Name="Title" DisplayName="Your Other Name for Title" Sealed="TRUE"/> The trick is in the DisplayName. Reference the Title Colulmn and give it a seperate DisplayName And you could even have a go at LinkTitle <FieldRef ID="{82642ec8-ef9b-478f-acf... Name="LinkTitle" ...
Yay! There is an update to the SDK to reflect WSS v3 B2 TR. Looks like the OSS SDK is still on B2 (i.e. not TR) tags: sdk, wss, sharepoint, v3 Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
MOSS 2007 can be installed as a Stand-alone Server application or as a Server farm or as a Web Front End. MOSS 2007 installs WSS v3.0 automatically. If you have only one server, you have no option but to install Stand-alone Type, this will install desktop database engine (SQL Server 2005 Express Edition) along. It will be an independent instance of SQL Server just for the SharePoint application. But this will result in very poor performance. And can only be used by a very small user group or just ...
In WSS v3, the concept of folders has been introduced into lists, and a folder is also a Content Type, which basically means that you could define your your custom columns/fields against a folder as a content type to track metadata of interest. For example within a Book list, you could have Genre as a Content Type derived from Folders, which could contain a series of book items. I am not going to argue that genre is more appropriate to be a field against the book item rather than a folder, but bare ...
Just a quick reminder of what R2 gives: Microsoft’s B2B EDI/HIPAA Solution Microsoft’s RFID Framework BizTalk Adapter for Windows Communication Foundation (formerly called Indigo) .Net Adapter Framework .Net Line-of-Business (LOB) Adapters (formerly BizTalk LOB Adapters) BizTalk Dev Environment Compatibility with Windows Vista BizTalk WSS Sharepoint Adapter Compatibility with MS Office 2007 Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ...
• What is SharePoint? Portal Collaboration Software. • What is the difference between SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services? SharePoint Portal Server is the global portal offering features like global navigation and searching. Windows SharePoint Services is more content management based with document libraries and lists. You apply information to certain areas within your portal from Windows SharePoint Services or directly to portal areas. • What is a web part ...
Ok this is just a Rant - no thought put into it. OSS 2007 (not sure about WSS v 3) comes with a whole heap of site columns. Now that is a good thing, but for me lately they have become a bit of a bother. Why you might ask? Because all of the good column names are already taken. So for example if I wanted to Create a Column called Location for one of my content types, which is a lookup and picks values from another list, I cant, because its already taken. <waves clenched fist in air/> Cross-posted ...
I deployed a sample ASP .NET 2.0 app in to the _layouts directory of a WSS v 3 setup. This app was not precompiled. When the app runs, executing code that accesses the SP object model gave me the error "Unable to Validate Data". I can think of any reasoning behind that error. But after resetting IIS, all was fine. Note to Self: Recycle the Application pool after each deployment. Technorati : 2007, Sharepoint, Wss, v3 Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Resources on integrating workflows into Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 MSDN: Developer Introduction to Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services V3 and SharePoint Server 2007 MSDN: Walkthrough: Creating Office SharePoint Server 2007 Workflows in Visual Studio 2005 Webcast: Developing Workflows for the 2007 Version of the Microsoft Office SharePoint System and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 MSDN Webcast: Developing SharePoint Workflows Using Visual Studio 2005 (Level 200) Screencast: Creating ...
So you just finish installing TFS, it works great and you’re about to give out the name to all your devs so they can start using the great new features in TFS but the name of the server uses corporate naming standard and is called rtmtgbs001 that is a great name for the ITO folks they know the scheme and can find that server to patch it and all that but for devs and project manager, and other consumers of TFS data it’s a bit hard to remember and if you have many servers it because quite ...
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Custom Chrome / Branding December 2007 - Update I have moved my blogging to http://www.msftliveblogs.co... I posted this original article there with all of the graphics - check here - http://msftliveblogs.com/mh... Also - this was done in B2 bits - check here for an update to the TR/RTM changes - http://msftliveblogs.com/mh... ...
Update (8-14-2006): InfoPath Forms Services is NOT part of WSS v3. It is a separate install, or you can install it as part of the MOSS 2007 Beta 2 install. The RTM version, last I heard, will be available as a separate SKU or as part of MOSS 2007 Enterprise Edition. Assuming you have already created an InfoPath form containing managed code, this document will explain the steps necessary to deploy it to a WSS form library that is “web-enabled” by InfoPath Forms Services. Publish the Template to the ...
Ok, I think I'm just going to blog on the cool InfoPath sessions from TechEd, since there will probably be tons of people talking about all the great SharePoint sessions. This session was great for us, since a lot of what we do involves form and workflow development. This session highlights the improvements for InfoPath 2007 with regard to workflows. Here are the highlights… InfoPath/WSS now has 2-way databinding, which means changes to form field values in WSS are saved in the form Workflows ...
Monday morning I attended a great session, InfoPath 2007: Office Integration and Collaboration Scenarios. Here are some of the highlights… New form import framework allows for importing of Microsoft Word forms into InfoPath, automatically converting Word fields to InfoPath fields Underlines à Textboxes Tables à Tables containing text boxes Multi-row tables à Repeating tables Improved Publishing Wizard Publish to Email (moved from File menu) Publish to install file (.js or .msi) ...
Windows® SharePoint® Services (WSS) is good and had made programmers life easy for building collaborative websites and to share information, documents across teams, organizations etc. But at the same time there are some aspects of WSS which would make it really 'NOT' programmer-friendly. The idea of lookup fields is there in WSS2.0 SPList but still I think its in the early stages of its life cycle. I have listed some of the limitations around Lookup fields in sharepoint lists which I came ...
With TechEd 2006 less than a week away, I was looking through the session schedule and I thought I'd list some of the sessions I'm most looking forward too. I'm excited about all of the SharePoint Products and Technologies related sessions, but here are a few that I think will be particularly useful (or just fun)... OFC201 The 2007 Microsoft Office System: Clients - Overview and What's NewSpeaker(s): Mark AlexieffThe innovations in the 2007 Microsoft Office system client applications are significant ...
Not so long time ago I had a task to import messages from our NNTP Server to a sharepoint list. Importing itself is not difficult procedure - the problem is that then it is using a standard wss object model it substitutes process credentials instead of the credentials of the message author. As a result after importing - all messages has the same author, and, obviously it's not the thing that I was looking for. Below is example, the c# procedure which first I tried to use - private void AddListMessage(SPWeb ...
I have a little gripe with WSS v3 Beta where the New List page doesnt provide an indication about the type of list you are creating except from the ListTemplateId in the url. So for reference (primarily my own) here is a mapping 101 - Document Library 104 - Announcements 103 - Links 100 - Custom List 115 - Form Library 105 - Contacts 106 - Calendars 120 - Custom List in DataSheet View 119 - Wiki Page Library 108 - Discussion Boards 107 - Tasks 109 - Picture Library 150 - Project Tasks 1100 -Issue ...
A colleauge of mine was trying to setup WSS v3 Beta 2 today and was shown this message Service Pack2 is forced if you need to upgrade. Nice! So I am guessing that the upgrade path for customers who have not yet applied Service Pack 2 would be to apply SP2 first and then upgrade (i.e. 2 steps) I just cant imagine why there isnt a direct upgrade scenario. Please educate me if you know better. ...
Here are the major improvements of WSS that I think will encourage people to move to the new office platform. Item-Level permissions - This vital missing feature of Sharepoint 2003 is implemented in MOSS. You can set permissions on a document or list item like you would do on folders. Recycle bin with multiple levels of permission - Deleted documents can be recovered more easily. Better handling of deleted and permanently deleted documents based on roles. e.g. site admins can recover documents that ...
Mart already blogged about this, so go check it out. I might as well add that if you are are a vendor that delivers solutions on the office platform you might be missing out if you dont check it out. Any one in paticular you should take a look at? No, check them all out :) but this might be a good starter Office 2007 WSS Collaboration ...
Tom Rizzo has moved from the SQL product team to the SharePoint product team, and I have been following his blog here But here is an entry from Scott Guthrie's blog (ASP.NET product team) that sounds like really good news for developers using the next release of SharePoint (due out 4th quarter 2006??). I was able to attend a couple of Scott's and a couple of Tom's presentations at Dev Connections last month; both of them were some of the favorite conference sessions. I'll definitely be watching Tom ...
One of the things we did with ASP.NET 2.0 was to work very closely with the SharePoint and CMS teams within Microsoft to enable much richer architectural and developer integration than we had with previous releases. Specifically, we tried to drive many of the core architectural requirements and scenarios they and other portal/CMS vendors had into the ASP.NET 2.0 runtime (for example: web parts, virtual path providers and compilation, site navigation, membership and role management, personalization, ...
I cannot count the number of times I have searched through HTML code and turned on table borders to begin analyzing a web page. yuk! Check out this cool tool (IE Developer Tool Bar) for analyzing a Web page - any Web page you display in your IE browser. With a mouse click you can see table borders, css classes and more. It's also helpful with WSS customization (branding). Overview The Internet Explorer Developer Tool bar provides several features for exploring and understanding Web pages. These features ...
Thanks to each of you that attended my presentation on Branding your WSS site. I have submitted my slides and code to the Code Camp organizers. You should be able to find it soon here: In the meantime, here are the resources / references I used for my research. •Bill Simser’s DevConnections and blog – • SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts : Site Definitions, Custom Templates, and Global Customizations (Microsoft Windows Server System Series) (Paperback) by Jason Nadrowski, Stacy ...
Okay, so I know that I have been gone for a long time, but I am back. I have been deep in learning the ins and outs of SharePoint Portal and working with a really great client (how many times have you heard that before?). First I will talk a bit about the new project. I would say that the client is definitely unique. They are a company that processes human donors bone and tissue. Yes, by process I mean cut up clean up and make ready to ship to hospitals for use in other people that need the parts. ...
When setting up WSS so you can do a full install of BizTalk, you may get an error similar to “System Error 1057 while trying to query service SPTimer”. For me, this occured while using the Configure Administrative Virtual Server section of Central Administration. I was using a local (non AD) service account that I had created. The problem is corrected if you make sure you enter “domain\user name” or “machine name\user name” format. Not easy to correlate this error ...
SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 and Sharepoint WSS lists wierdness Here's a strange problem and how I got around it. I've been using SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 (SSRS) to do some reports based on data in a Sharepoint list. In the past I've had no problems getting all of the data that I needed, but for some reason this time SSRS just refused to get all of the columns from the WSS lists web service. There were 3 or 4 columns that were in the list, but would not return to the dataset that ...
So I installed TeamPlain on my sandbox to see how it behaved, well let me tell you that this is a cool product. It's all web based and gives you access to your TFS work items, all the reports, your documents on the WSS site and even your source code. You can access those things from either VS or WSS but it's now all in one easily accessible site and it look pretty sweet. Well done guys… I'll definitely recommend it for specific scenarios. You still need a CAL to use the site (so you can't just ...
Dev Connections might be much smaller than Tech Ed (I don't actually know, I've never been there). But I have really had an opportunity to meet and talk at length with some really knowledgable people. Some actually now know my name and speak in the hall (I”m trying to decide if that's cuz they enjoyed the chat or cuz I'm scary). Big KUDOs to Julia Lerman for organizing Women in Technology at lunch today. It was fun and interesting to sit and lunch with Julia, Kimberly Trip and Michelle Leroux ...
The WSS formula used to estimate throughput requirements for your organization applies to SPS as well. Read the full article here ...
I have a Windows 2003 Server notebook I use for development. I have a dozen or so IIS 6 sites, and recently decided to place WSS on here for use with BizTalk Server 2006. Alas, the woes of WSS and hostile take-overs!!! I installed WSS on the Default Web Site, added all of my exclude paths in WSS for the sites I needed to continue hosting/developing, and ran into the infamous “Trust” and “Session State” issues. In summary I made the following modifications to resolve these ...
I was trying to create a virtual image with Visual Studio Suite, BTS 2006, SQL Server 2005. But WSS has to be installed in a special way for VSTS so it has be a different image than the one that I am using for BTS 2006 and BAS, Bummer.. I dont know of a way around this. .. anyway for those curious heres the link for the official installation instruction, by the time you read this one I think you will qualify for a honarary degree in something.. Microsoftolgy..perhaps? http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
Windows SharePoint Services SP2 does support the .NET Framework 2.0, CLR 2.0 and ASP.NET 2.0; therefore you can build ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts using Visual Studio 2005 and deploy them on Windows SharePoint Services SP2; however, this process is not as straight-forward as it sounds here! To leverage ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Windows SharePoint Services, a wrapper Web Part must be written to make the ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part appear to be a Windows SharePoint Services Web Part. After this is done, your ASP.NET ...
More on making modifications to WSS.... specifically more on using FrontPage or not for modifications in WSS. I finally have the answer to “Should you use FrontPage for modifications in WSS?”. The answer is “It depends”. Of course that's the answer! So with that, I want to start a list of modifications that can/should be made using FrontPage and a list of modifications that should NOT be made using FrontPage. Today I have two items for the “Use FrontPage for modification ...
Today Microsoft launched Visual Studio, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk 2006 Beta 1 in Denver (These products officially launched Nov. 7th). The event was a great success with about 2000+ engineers in attendance ranging from hobbyists to seasoned professionals. I enjoyed participating in the “Ask the Experts” panel which allowed me to meet many attendees and answer questions about two of my favorite products, VSTS and SQL 2005. Hopefully I helped everyone who asked questions about these ...
Here's how Sharepoint Themes should be implemented, check out these impressive themes by Infotech Canada. Having tried them on our WSS sites I was amazed at how these themes liven up the original dull looking Sharepoint sites. The subtle changes such as the tabbed effect menu bar and the thin web part borders makes a big difference to the look and feel of the Sharepoint site. In my opinion these themes are better than the ones that came with the official Microsoft Sharepoint application templates ...
You receive an "Application has generated an exception that cannot be handled" error message when you remove SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services from your server November 16, 2005 During a routine setup of SPS 03 (SharePoint Portal Sever 2003) I ran into an issue that required me to uninstall the SPS instance. During the uninstall, I received this error once, and on another occasion a different error (reported under a different posting). This article addresses this issue from ...
SharePoint SDK has been updated as expected to bring it up to date with the recent SharePoint SPS and WSS Server Pack 2 releases. Download link to the updated SDK and excerpt:The Service Pack 2 (SP2) release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 adds a supported API that you can use to update SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with changes to user accounts. When a user is migrated in the Active Directory directory service, the security identifier (SID) changes for that user. Additionally, ...
Is it just me or is the information regarding customization of Windows SharePoint Services Sites confusing? It seems to be fragmented and incongruent regarding what changes are affected throughout the site, what changes update the template, what changes should be made with FrontPage, what changes should be made in XML files, etc., etc. I have a couple of really good books and they, in turn, reference Web sites and URL's for garnering more information on customization and template creation. I am reading ...
This is great news! Anyone who's spent time developing custom web parts for WSS knows what a pain it is to develop, test, and deploy them. Jan Tielens and the other guys at U2U made all of our lives much easier with the SmartPart v1, and now it seems they've outdone themselves! They have been working, with full support of the Microsoft SharePoint Team, to develop the SmartPart v2, or Son of SmartPart as Mike Fitzmaurice has pronounced it. This new SmartPart will allow WSS to host ASP.Net 2.0 web ...
Anyone who's been working with WSS for any length of time has undoubtedly run into the infamous "ghosting" issue. For anyone who hasn't, check out Todd Bleeker's discussion of the subject here. Now on to the subject at hand. Although I'm a proponent of site definitions as a method of global customization, what about page level customization? Here's an example: Our current customer uses a Windows application containing a Visio drawing in the Visio ActiveX drawing control. It basically monitors a ...
Via Chris Johnson “So ... the smart guys in MS IT have come up with an alternate way of providing document recovery without going to a SharePoint backup. They have also decided that it is so useful that they are providing it to the world via GotDotNet. This solution uses an ISAPI filter that sits in front of the WSS ISAPI filter. It watches for requests from users to delete documents. When it sees one, it grabs the document and copies it down to a file share first, then allows WSS to delete ...
WSS SP 2 has been released. WSS can now: Support for running on 64-bit machines in 32-bit emulation mode Support for Reverse Proxy and Alternate URL support Support for IP Bound virtual servers Support for off-box SSL termination Support for SQL Server 2005 Support for ASP.NET 2.0 Download @ http://www.microsoft.com/do... NOTE: Windows SharePoint Services SP2 should not be used until Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service ...
Citrix is an extremely powerful tool for allowing remote users to connect and participate in a corporate domain environment. For a company like our current client, who has locations all over the world that must be connected, it's a great way to maximize available bandwidth. One of the current projects we're doing involves an InfoPath form installed in a WSS form library. The form executes managed code that requires it to be fully trusted, and it must be available to various locations in the U.S. ...

erouse has a recap of some other new WSS v3 goodness on his blog.

I am sure this is too early to ask, but it is bound to be on the minds of a few.

“With all the changes we hear being infused into the product is WSS still going to be free with Window Server 2003 or Server v.Next? Will it run on IIS6 (highly likely) or be II7 only?”

Highlights Vista gets more of it's bits! Vista now has more 3D experience + the sidebar is back WPF & WCF now looking mature - Microoft Max is a great GUI experience - www.Microsoft.com/MAX LINQ - see here http://www.microsoft.com/pr... Office 12 looks stunning plus has real features - check out storin Power Points slide by slide on WSS then composing a new presentation from those slides - also if the 'master' is changed so is the developed presentation. ...
Got this link from Dustin over a chat session we had today. Its a link to a couple of screenshots of Office 12. Now take a look at the screenshot showing FrontPage. Its got a WSS v.NEXT site loaded into it. So far I like the UI Revamp, but more than that, from what I notice i like the fact that there is breadcrumbs built in (i.e. the ‘You are Here’ text) and also the fact that there is a Recycle Bin built in. Rock On ...