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  • Blog Post: Demoing Geneva Beta 2 with MOSS 2007

    I put together a little video demo of using Geneva Beta 2 stuff with MOSS 2007. You can get these VMs using the links from the previous post, but it is an awful lot to download and setup. So I thought a video might be appealing.
  • Blog Post: Geneva Beta 2 support for MOSS 2007

    Since a lot of the customers I serve are government agencies, there has always been a lot of interest in ADFS with SharePoint. But there has always been lots of issues... ADFS being targeted to only federating Active Directory, what about Office client integration, SAML protocol support, etc... Well...
  • Blog Post: Building Presentations from SharePoint Content

    This is really just a publish of an old demo I have had for some time, but finally got around to putting a video together. This demo is about two different ways to build PowerPoint presentations based off of SharePoint content. The first uses an Office Add-in approach and the second does everything on...
  • Blog Post: Been Reviewing DPM 2007 SP1 Updates

    And came across a series of webcasts that I had to share: What's new for SharePoint in DPM 2007 SP1: http://edge.technet.com/Media/What-is-new-in-DPM-2007-SP1-for-protecting-SharePoint/ DPM Licensing Changes: http://edge.technet.com/Media/DPM-2007-sp1-Licensing/ Deep Dive on how DPM works: http...
  • Blog Post: Video Demo: Merging SharePoint List Data into Word Documents

    I've recently been moving a lot of my older demos from when MOSS first RTMed into my new dev environment. During the move, I am also taking the time to update them to VS.NET 2008 and any other nicer tools that have come along. A popular demo of mine is a solution that shows you how to merge SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: POP3 on Windows Server 2008 MOSS Dev Env

    Just a quick note... If you are a MOSS dev setting up a new development environment on Windows Server 2008, you might have noticed that there is no POP3 service anymore. This makes it a bit difficult to shows workflow with email notifications, etc if you don't have the ability to have a user mailbox...
  • Blog Post: A SharePoint adventure in "Publish Links to Office"

    So I had a need to do a little thing such as get a link to a MOSS site to show up in the "My SharePoint Sites" Save-As dialog in Office. First, this wasn't a site that I was indexing so, I couldn't rely on it picking up the fact that I was a member and automatically putting it into My SharePoint Sites...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for the SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool ';' error

    I was preparing for the upcoming conference and wanted to demo some of the new tools coming for SharePoint. Often I have heard the customer's IT department talk about finding rogue SharePoint installations and getting better metrics on how these servers were being used, so I thought I would spend some...
  • Blog Post: How To: Add security trimming info to custom actions in SharePoint

    I have been asked the same question a few times in the last few weeks about custom actions in SharePoint and how to hide or show them depending on the user's identity. This information is spelled out in the SDK but I haven't seen much of it written in blogs, etc so I just thought I would post a quick...
  • Blog Post: Video: Demo of Extending SharePoint to Collab on Document Fragments

    I have had many requests from customers and peers to have a look at my solution for supporting collaboration on fragments (or sections) of a MS Word document. In fact, few have referred to it as "slide libraries for word documents". It leverages the some custom actions in SharePoint with the Open XML...
  • Blog Post: New MOSS SDK includes new BDC Tool

    There is a gold nugget in the new MOSS SDK that was just released. Included in the download is a new BDC tool that allows you to more easily create those XML application definition files. Here are some of the highlights: Highlights: · Tool supports Databases (SQL, Oracle, OLEDB, and ODBC) and Web...
  • Blog Post: How To: Add a feature to an out-of-the-box site definition

    I often get asked how one should approach adding features to the out-of-the-box site definitions. On one hand, just putting in a new GUID in the onet.xml file does not seem like a big deal. On the other, Microsoft has had a stance going back to SharePoint 2003 that organizations should avoid modifying...
  • Blog Post: Book Review: Microsoft SharePoint Building Office 2007 Solutions in C# 2005

    This is the C# version of Scot Hillier's new book. I was really anticipating this book as Scot's last two on SharePoint 2003 were great. Especially the Advanced one. In fact, it was his books that made me consider writing my own. As expected, Scot delivers on the 2007 version providing a great introduction...
  • Blog Post: How To: Display browser enabled InfoPath forms in a web part supporting connections

    Here is a little something from one of the chapters in the book ( http://blogs.msdn.com/edhild/pages/pro-sharepoint-solution-development-combining-net-sharepoint-and-office-2007.aspx ) With MOSS, there is the new Forms Services capability that allows you to take an InfoPath designed form and present...
  • Blog Post: How To: Connect web parts during site provisioning

    If you have been following the How To's recently posted here, you will remember that I have a site definition that has the BDC Item web part on it. And I have a custom filter web part that pulls an ID out of the web's property bag. The only remaining item is how to get these two web parts connected during...
  • Blog Post: How To: Create a site collection in a workflow

    So if you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I am a big fan of site collections versus very deep site trees. There are many benefits to creating a flat structure of site collections; especially when you are considering using those site for instances of a business process. With a site...
  • Blog Post: How to: Supply a doc template for a Content Type in a Feature

    So if you have played with MOSS features at all, you probably know that it is possible to deploy all kinds of customizations as features: custom actions, workflows, list definitions, content types, etc. In my demo, I wanted a feature that contained a content type for a document library to also provide...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Book Update

    Just chiming in on where we stand on the book. I just finished writing up the conclusion chapter. I've updated the TOC ( http://blogs.msdn.com/edhild/pages/pro-sharepoint-solution-development-combining-net-sharepoint-and-office-2007.aspx ). The chapter is called "Realizing the Vision". In this chapter...
  • Blog Post: The unwritten work-arounds for using the SharePoint Solution Generator

    So I have been working on a demonstration lately with the new SharePoint Solution Generator which is an included tool in the Windows SharePoint Services Extensions for Visual Studio. The promise of this tool is that you can point it at an existing site or list and get an equivalent SharePoint list or...
  • Blog Post: Excel Services and User Defined Functions in Managed Code

    So I just finished coding the solution for my chapter on Excel Services. The more I dig deep in this feature of MOSS the more I am impressed. The thing is you have to look past the fact that this allows an organization to post thin-client read-only versions of spreadsheets. This is a great feature and...
  • Blog Post: Almost finished my book... Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007

    So I have not been posting for quite some time. The major reason is that every moment outside of work is being put into this latest effort. The book is called "Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007". It is going to be published by Apress in the spring. I'm nearing...
  • Blog Post: Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint and Office 2007

    New SharePoint 2007 Book: Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007 Overview and Goals for the Book First and foremost, this is a book for developers. It is a book about solving common problems of information workers by extending the foundation of Office...
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