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  • Blog Post: Foxit PDF IFilter must be reinstalled after installing a software update or ... Microsoft Filter Pack

    Hi, Testing search in a development environment, I faced that after installation of MS Filter Pack you need to repair FoxIt ifilter installation. So it seems it behaves as a software update too ;) By the way, they got a success story in Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services. Great! Cheers! P...
  • Blog Post: How to: Programmatically read the ChangeLog in PowerShell

    Hi, When I was working to get powershell scripts from MSDN samples to get/set information, I created too one for reading the changelog. It was a bit tricky to build, but I manage to port Querying for specific changes to PowerShell. You can review the changelog API in the Microsoft SharePoint Developer...
  • Blog Post: Web Slices and SharePoint

    Hola, Last week, I read in a DL a question about how to show something cool, provide value and without custom code. Well there are many scenarios in SharePoint that empower final users in order to do this. I instantly thought about WebSlices. As a microformat you can "decorate" your markup and...
  • Blog Post: From app_offline.htm to Failover Farm. SharePoint High Availability Scenarios

    Hi again, Last months this has been one of our main tracks we have been working on. As useful reading in order to get previous concepts, you may start reading the Plan for redundancy guide. Here you will get the idea that there are several roles that can be redundant, and others not; and traditional...
  • Blog Post: How to: Programmatically Manage the Crawl of a Content Source in PowerShell

    Hi, If you have read my previous post you may think, why did you stop there? Well, that is what I thought too :), and started with this article from MSDN. We wanted to start managing the crawling of our content source more programmatically, as we have seen that running several at the same time...
  • Blog Post: How to: Programmatically Export the Crawl History to a CSV File in PowerShell

    Hi, When I came across the article at MSDN How to: Programmatically Export the Crawl History to a CSV File I thought I would never create such a tool just for that specific feature, as you end up with additional requirements in order to create an admin tool. But today I needed to get data from...
  • Blog Post: Use jQuery to make FrontPage requests

    Hi, It is interesting to see JQuery growing in the SharePoint space. For sure client APIs will enrich the ecosystem of SharePoint applications. Some time ago, we needed a way to get some information we were storing in the property bag of our SPWebs. As the process to store the values were automated...
  • Blog Post: Inside SharePoint - Customize the Mobile Home Page

    Hi, These days I've been reviewing different ideas I wrote down in the last months. One of those was about how to extend mobile sharepoint features. So I started re-reading the SDK, landing at How to: Customize the Mobile Home Page through Redirection article. It certainly describes in depth the mechanism...
  • Blog Post: Information Design for MOSS

    Hi, I was reading today Stephen P. Anderson's book and then I realized that Information Architecture is to Findability what Information Design is to Understandability. We focus on the type of information we present to the user, in order to be completely relevant, but I do not really see focus on...
  • Blog Post: URL Rewriting in MOSS 2007

    Hi, There are two things you hear in your first deployment of a Publishing Site: XHTML validation Full URL customization Although there were some commercial solutions (I remember RAPID having developed an HTTPModule, buti t seems they had deprecated it), I saw public information in order...
  • Blog Post: The URL of a subsite may appear in uppercase even though you used lowercase when you created the subsite in SharePoint Server 2007

    Hi, You may find this problem being arised by your customers. You can find the description in the KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953457/en-us As you can read in the BCL recommendations at http://blogs.msdn.com/bclteam/archive/2005/06/01/424012.aspx DO: Use ToUpperInvariant rather than ToLowerInvariant...
  • Blog Post: do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application

    Hi, I though that it would be useful to include this as this has appeared many times: If you receive this message: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1} to the user...
  • Blog Post: MOSS XHTML Compliant

    Hi, There is an increased number of projects focusing on get MOSS being XHTML compliant (well sure it is one of the most requested features for Office14). So I wanted to start a list with all this solutions: Get SharePoint to Validate, http://www.codeplex.com/GSPTV To get SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: MOSS Performance Counters and thresholds

    Hi, Imagine you have reached Ben Curry's article when searching for performance counters , but you don't know which thresholds to monitor! Some time ago I found PAL Tool , and I checked a good thing: it has MOSS2007 thresholds. So this should be a good starting point. Cheers!
  • Blog Post: InfoPath and Webs.asmx Web Service

    Hi, Did you try to consume data from webs.asmx into InfoPath Forms? I did, and found problems, as InfoPath was not able to generate the full schema (or SharePoint did not generate the expected WSDL). Although there are some limitations in the Web Services InfoPath support http://msdn.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Global Asset Picker - SharePoint

    Hi, Did you get in trouble finding elements through OOB features with hundreds (or thousands) of hundreds of documents/pages? I think this is something everybody meet sooner or later in a SharePoint environment. I have several opportunities to improve Asset Picker, but the way it is built (based...
  • Blog Post: SearchMonkey, OpenCalais and MOSS

    Hi all, This is something I really wanted to start including in my public projects (and I will do), as certainly Search will need to improve in coming years. www.cuil.com www.powerset.com www.wikia.com Yahoo with BOSS and SearchMonkey www.searchme.com www.songza.com just check...
  • Blog Post: Promoted Column of integer type does not appear in the library : InfoPath

    Hi, Following on our development with promoting infopath columns into a document library, we found that an integer node, was not in the document library, but if you drilldown to the content type schema it was there. Well, I found that it is documented in a KB: Some fields that are promoted as...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint Columns Promotion : InfoPath - Aggregation Function

    Hi, These (days, weeks, months?) I'm extremelly busy, but I though this is quite interesting. Deploying InfoPath forms with columns promoted programmatically, I found that the documentation is quite poor. So here it is: If you add to a Content Type a Field with an aggregation function, the options...
  • Blog Post: The browser or gateway element with ID 'SKTDevicesSamSung' cannot be found

    Hi, You may face this error when registering Custom Control Adapters in your environment. I did, and after AKS 2.0 I'm confident many will do. The problem comes from the entries about InfraWare devices, at the compat.browser that it is copied when you provision a web application. They are copy...
  • Blog Post: Application Pages BreadCrumb and how world is connected

    Hi, Sometimes I wonder how different people get the same results with no communication between them. History has many examples: calculus , radio , ...so seems it is the other way round: we usually work at the same time trying to solved the same problems. Working on my Search Extensions project...
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