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  • Blog Post: Upgrade and Migration Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta)

    If you are planning for upgrading your MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 to upcoming Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010/Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 I definitely encourage you to look at the “ Upgrade and Migration Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) ” site.
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 2 Update

    The public update for the Service Pack 2 expiration date issue is now available for download. The update can be applied before or after Service Pack 2 installation. If the update is applied prior to installing Service Pack 2 it will prevent the expiration date from being improperly activated during...
  • Blog Post: IIS 7.0 and RequestLimitsElement

    As we all know in ASP.NET we can configure the maximum length of the request using httpRuntime 's " maxRequestLength " attribute (By default this is set to 4KB and SharePoint uses 50MB as a default value). While this setting works with IIS 6.0, in IIS 7.0 a new attribute " RequestLimitsElement " needs...
  • Blog Post: WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 SP2

    Just a quick note that the SP2 for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 will be available on April 28th 2009! More information can be found here .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Certified Master program for SharePoint 2007

    I just wrapped up an intensive Three week MCM training up in Redmond and wanted to share couple of posts on the program from colleagues who attended the R2 (Beta) for folks who are interested: Master Training: Are You Ready? My Microsoft Certified Master experience Certified Master...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting team site's default page errors caused by adding faulty web part

    In cases when SharePoint cannot load the default page for a team site caused by adding a faulty web part, "Web Part Maintenance" page can help the site admin to remove the fault web part or reset the page to its default setting. While a link to this page is available on the "Edit Item" form for pages...
  • Blog Post: Server Upgrade and Migration Tool for Microsoft Office InfoPath

    The Server Upgrade and Migration tool allows a SharePoint farm administrator to change hard-coded URLs in InfoPath form templates, UDC files, and content types to ensure that the form templates continue to work correctly in the following circumstances: When performing a gradual upgrade from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: December Cumulative Update for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 is now available for download!

    December Cumulative Update for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is now available for download: December Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 December Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office Servers More information can be found here .
  • Blog Post: Support for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 withouht SP1 will end on January 13th 2009

    Per our " Lifecycle Supported Service Packs " link the support for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 without SP1 will end on January 13th 2009 and it is recommended to apply SP1 before the deadline to be in supported state.
  • Blog Post: Patterns and practices for SharePoint is published on MSDN

    This guidance helps architects and developers design, build, test, deploy and upgrade SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation that is named the Contoso Training Management application demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and application lifecycle management...
  • Blog Post: check for publisher's certificate revocation slowing down SharePoint

    While working on an engagement deploying a medium farm on Windows 2008 with no internet connection I noticed a considerable performance hit causing by check for publisher's certificate revocation which is on by default. Basically by having this option set, all managed code go through a cert check...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 Best Practices articles are now live!

    Recently I collaborated on a SharePoint Collaboration best practice article which just got published on Technet along with a series of great articles on Operation, Publishing, Search and My Sites: · Ops: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850692.aspx · Pub: http://technet.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Known issue with Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

    If you are planning to deploy this update to your production environment, pay attention to a known issue that may affect AAM functionality in which discovered after release of Infrastructure Update for WSS 3.0, the KB 951695 has been recently updated with more information on the issue: "Installing...
  • Blog Post: Using nested StateActivity to send regular reminders in Visual Studio SharePoint State Machine Workflow

    Note. I want to thank Daniel Odievich for providing the content of this post, a must read! When developing SharePoint workflows, one often needs to send email notification for a task, and then keep sending regular reminders for this task at scheduled intervals. When developing workflows in SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Deploying External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint in a medium farm

    Update: The External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint (ECTS) is now available exclusively on CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source Web site. To access these resources, visit the Community Kit for SharePoint on CodePlex. http://cks.codeplex.com/ External Coolaboration Toolkit for SharePoint ...
  • Blog Post: www.MSSharePointDeveloper.com launched!

    This is just announced by Paul Andrew: To help drive adoption of SharePoint by Software Developers we have launched a campaign to .NET Developers at http://MSSharePointDeveloper.com . We’re doing advertising at TechEd Developers USA this week and on www.asp.net . The new material is designed to help...
  • Blog Post: Getting 5762 error moving site collections to separate database using STSADM mergecontentdbs

    Mergecontentdbs is a new stsadm extension (part of WSS 3.0 SP1) which allows SharePoint administrators to easily move site collection(s) between different content databases, this is really handy when you migrating a monolithic SPS 2003 content db to MOSS 2007 and trying to separate MySites and Team Sites...
  • Blog Post: New whitepaper on Workflow and SharePoint

    A new whitepaper on Workflow titled " Developing Workflow Solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows Workflow Foundation " by a good friend of mine Daniel Odievich and truly yours is now published (as of 05/23/08) on MSDN. Update: Whitepaper's sample projects (sequential and...
  • Blog Post: Adding a link to a shared folder in document library using "Link to Document" content type

    Recently I was asked by one of my customers to help them with a solution to allow uses adding link to documents on their shared folder, OOB "Link To Document" contnet type can be used to add a link in document library refrencing documet in another document library, if user tries to add a URL with differnet...
  • Blog Post: SPS2003 migration to MOSS and the demise of WSS 2.0 site groups

    As you may know the security features have been completly revamped for WSS 3.0 comparing to WSS 2.0 ( for good reasons ), as part of this change during migration each WSS 2.0 Site group within a site gets mapped to a custom WSS 3.0 Permission Level and all the members will be added individually as SP...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 with SP1 Released (Trial version)

    MOSS 2007 with SP1 (Trial version) just released and can be downloaded here: Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1 (32 bit) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2E6E5A9C-EBF6-4F7F-8467-F4DE6BD6B831&displaylang=en Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1 (64 bit) http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Setting Workflow Status to custom value

    To set the Workflow status to a custom value add your custom Status values to workflow.xml under <MetaData>: <ExtendedStatusColumnValues> <StatusColumnValue>Rejected</StatusColumnValue> <StatusColumnValue>Failed Verification</StatusColumnValue> </ExtendedStatusColumnValues>...
  • Blog Post: Using Delay activity in WSS 3.0 custom Workflows (Lessons learned)

    WF's DelayActivity is best suited for scenarios such as sending Reminders or if you want to force your WF to dehydrate for a batch update on Item's column(s), as you may know a .NET 3.0 hotfix or SP1 needs to be installed so that the Delay activity works. Scenario: You use DelayActivity and set...
  • Blog Post: Weired WSS event when deploying MOSS using pre-configured databases

    When configuring a Farm or creating Web application using pre-configured databases, psconfig, stsadm -o extendvs, stsadm -o createssp and other related commands run successfully but you will see bunch of 3759 errors in the Event log. Event Type: Error Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 Event...
  • Blog Post: How to get the name of the user changing a Task in a Custom workflow code

    I was asked by one of my colleagues on how to have access to the name of the user who is modifying a task programmatically within the Workflow code. Every time a task gets modified by a user ( SPTaskProperties.AssignedTo ) the OnTaskChanged activity populates the OnTaskChanged.ExecutorProperty and the...
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