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  • Blog Post: SharePoint and RSS

    John Durant , who has an excellent and widely read blog, posted about SharePoint and RSS today after a friend asked him if he knew of any web parts. I did a post back here about SharePoint and RSS, but suspect it’s out of date (hmmm…this is where Wiki’s work right?), so below is my update. Apologies...
  • Blog Post: New User Samples on GotDotNet

    Just spotted four new SharePoint samples go up on GotDotNet: SharePoint List Browser/Copier Demo Application Example of how to upload a file to a SharePoint library via the FrontPage RPC protocol SharePoint Document Library Event Handler for Parsing JPEG Images What's New Web Part for SharePoint Sites
  • Blog Post: The New SharePoint SDK

    The latest release of the SharePoint SDK has seen some significant improvements, I know the content teams have been working really hard on these. Browse/View the SDK in the MSDN Library: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/spptsdk/html/SPSDKWelcome_SV01017094.asp?frame...
  • Blog Post: Branding SharePoint Portal Server

    Well this is a topic very close to my heart. Having spent a significant part of my life last year (<grin>) helping a very large customer in the UK deploy SharePoint, I understand how important it is for a product like SharePoint to reflect an organisations brand. In fact it can be the balance on...
  • Blog Post: NEW CONTENT: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview)

    Download details: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview) I know a lot of people have been waiting for this, and for good reason. I suspect there is a huge opportunity for adding significant benefit to existing (and new) SharePoint Portal implementations by designing your own customised search...
  • Blog Post: Release: Share Points SharePoint User Manager

    Nigel Bridport has dropped a great new utility into the SharePoint community with the first release of SharePoint User Manager (Nige, really need a catchier title for this one), seriously good stuff. Share Points User Manager
  • Blog Post: SharePoint MSDN and RSS

    Superb news folks, SharePoint on MSDN now has an RSS feed. http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/understanding/sharepoint/rss.xml Get Subscribed!
  • Blog Post: New Cotent: How to Customize Your Search Using SharePoint Portal Server 2003

    Office Developer Center: How to Customize Your Search Using SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Blog Post: Updated Content: Windows SharePoint Services Software Development Kit (SDK)

    Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Software Development Kit (SDK) Looks ike the SDK has been updated again...
  • Blog Post: New Content: Windows SharePoint Services: IntelliSense XML Files

    This download includes an update of the XML file used to produce IntelliSense® information for the Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services managed object model within the Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET IDE. Download details: Windows SharePoint Services: IntelliSense XML Files
  • Blog Post: New Content: Creating a Site Context Search Box that Uses Portal Search Results

    Use the search box sample to customize the Windows SharePoint Services site-level Search box to return Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) results. This download contains sample Microsoft Visual C# code for creating the custom search box and a deployment package (CAB file)...
  • Blog Post: JohnD: I'm back from Tonga, and I'm bloggin' about Web Parts

    Just discovered John Durant's site here http://weblogs.asp.net/johnrdurant/ , he is the Author of the The Definitive "Hello World" Web Part Tutorial (see I'm back from Tonga, and I'm bloggin' about Web Parts ) which I linked to in this post How do I quickly get a Debuggable/Deployable web part up and...
  • Blog Post: We didn't plan it this way, honest....

    No sooner had my previous post on quickly building a debug-able/deployable web part hit the net than my SharePoint buddy Maurice Prather posted an article on debugging that picks up exactly where I left off. http://www.bluedoglimited.com/SharePointThoughts/ViewPost.aspx?id=60
  • Blog Post: How do I quickly get a Debuggable/Deployable web part up and running?

    I'm often in a situation where I need to quickly build new web parts, this could be because I want to do some testing or because I'm working on a "Proof of Concept" for a customer. In these scenarios time is the most important factor in the development process. ** I have come up with some simple steps...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine: Use Windows SharePoint Services as a Platform for Building Collaborative Applications

    Mark points out a new Article on SharePoint in the MSDN Magazine. MSDN Magazine: Use Windows SharePoint Services as a Platform for Building Collaborative Applications
  • Blog Post: How To Create A Footer

    We recently had a discussion internally about what the "Best Practice" might be for implementing "Page Footer" type functionality on WSS/Portal pages (well at least the default.aspx ones). I thought it might be useful to summarise some of the ideas we had, and see if anyone else out there had some others...
  • Blog Post: Very interesting: Unleash Your Site's Potential with Web Parts and Personalization in ASP.NET 2.0

    This article discusses: Easy portal development in ASP.NET 2.0 Quick customization techniques Creating Web Parts Personalization and other data stores Credentials and personalization http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/06/ASPNET20Portals/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Jans "Workflow Lite for SharePoint RC1" released

    This is worth checking out, great job Jan... http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/archive/2004/06/02/146932.aspx
  • Blog Post: Help! I have deleted the Topics Area! (or any of the standard areas)

    This has come up a number of times, both internally and with customers I have worked with, so what do you do when you have deleted one of the standard SharePoint Areas? The first thing to say is that it is not a really a good idea. Instead of deleting one of these areas (News, Topics, Sites) I would...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint SDK Update

    The SharePoint Products and Technologies SDK has bee updated again, get your fresh copy here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aa3e7fe5-daee-4d10-980f-789b827967b0&DisplayLang=en
  • Blog Post: More on customising the My Site area

    What a coincidence! John West just pointed out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnwe/archive/2004/05/24/140632.aspx That a new article had just been released in technet about customising the SharePoint "My Site". This is just the sort of content I was referring to when I said documents are steadily rolling...
  • Blog Post: Windows SharePoint Services, Permissions, Links and and Adaptive Interface

    I started to reply to a comment from Giles in one of my previous posts and then figured it was probably worth a post on it's own. So here is the original comment from Giles: "As a consultant, what do you tell clients looking for a collabration solution about the way all administration options are...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Workflow, going to keep my eye on this...

    Looks like Jan ( http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/ ) has been doing some interesting stuff....going to keep my eys on this GotDotNet workspace and see what drops in.... Workflow Lite for SharePoint Generic configurable document library event handler that can be used to create simple workflow and approval scenarios...
  • Blog Post: Three new MSDN Articles on SharePoint Customisation

    Customizing SharePoint Sites and Portals , Part 1 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_SP2003_ta/html/ODC_SPSCustomizingSharePointSites1.asp Summary : The first of three companion articles. Learn ways you can customize a SharePoint site and an area; manage users, sites...
  • Blog Post: Creating Portal Listing with HTML Content

    You all out there may be a little sharper than me, but one thing that took me some time to work out is exactly how to create a new Portal listing with HTML content. In the end I worked this out, thought it might be useful to share the code with you: Sub AddNews(ByVal Title As String, ByVal ListingText...
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