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    Copying files from Desktop to a CE device

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    So I have this problem, where I need to create a tool that creates a folder with a bunch of files on the PC and then copies all these files over to a CE device. The method of choice here was via ActiveSync over USB. One of the design goals was to be able...
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    Shifting Gears

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    Last year I moved over from supporting developers on SharePoint to testing software for Windows Mobile. This was the driver for my move from India over to Redmond last July. There have been a lot of developments in both the Office Server space as well...
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    GlobeTrotter

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    It's been quite a while since I have posted here. There have been lots of things going around. As some of you know, I was working in the SharePoint Developer Support team, and some amongst you, who have called in might know that there were huge volumes...
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    Single SignOn Error codes and what they mean

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    Error Code Meaning When Thrown Bubbled Behavior How To Overcome -2140993974 SSO is not configured Failure when SSO has not been setup via Central Administration Critical error logged in ULS with error code. If SSO is not configured then configure from...
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    MOSS, SSO, FBA

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    Single Sign On does not work with Forms Based Authentication SingleSignonException caught. Exception Code: 0x8062fffc Source: Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.SingleSignon StackTrace: at Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.SingleSignon.Credentials.SetUserCredentials...
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    IRM and the Object Model

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    A couple of weeks earlier, I saw an interesting issue. It was a normal day as far as days go in support and in comes this issue, where the person in question wants to investigate or rather should I say automate the process of creating IRM settings on...
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    TechReady4

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    I am attending TechReady 4 at the moment. If you are there as well, I would really like meeting up with you. Reaching Seattle from India, was one heck of a journey. With more than 30 hours spent looking at the insides of a plane, we were lucky we didn...
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    Updates, updates, updates...

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    Right of the bat! All SKU's of Office 2007 client and server have shipped. Also, at the same time, the greatest and bestest OS ever has been shipped as well. This is aptly enabled with the "WOW" campaign for both the Office2007 suite as well as Vista...
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    Custom Search and URL zones

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    It's a very common task with SharePoint to create a custom Search web part. The objective ranges from the very intuitive – need to change the search results display - to the very complex perform some complex queries that are not possible Out of the Box...
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    Forms Based Authentication in MOSS

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    There have been a lot of great posts in the blogosphere on how to setup forms based authentication. Some of them: SharePoint Product Group Blog by Steve Peschka Nick Swan [non-MS] What I want to put forth in this post, is a reference on the web.config...
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    Some random issues with Beta 2 Technical Refresh of MOSS 2007

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    Its been quite some time since the B2TR builds for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 were released. The builds have been released as patches and the general upgrade experience has been something that has helped us learn a lot about upgrades and...
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    Adding a List Item inside a folder

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    As with v2, v3 also has seen its fair share of requests on how you can add an item to a folder in a list. Now, there are two types of lists that we are dealing with, lists that store documents and lists that store items. Internally they are identified...
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    Copying publishing site pages

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    Publishing sites are just WSS sites with a special template. Though there is a separate namespace to help with the feature light-up specific to publishing sites. A very trivial scenario would be copying a page from a library, say the Pages library in...
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    Lists Web Service - I

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    As with SPS 2003, MOSS ships with some default web services as well. Most of them have been carried over from SPS 2003, whereas there are some that are newly introduced. The Lists webservice offers some interesting functions to perform remote operations...
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    Pages and ListItems

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    The first thing you notice about MOSS is you can create custom pages that get stored in a doc library/list somewhere on the site. Most of the pages get stored in the Pages gallery. Then theres the Master Page and Page Layout gallery that houses almost...
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    Starting custom SharePoint development with MOSS 2007

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    MOSS 2007 has been developed completely using the .NET Framework 2.0. This is as clear as rain, since the list of pre-requisites begins with the .NET 2.0 redistributable. Given this dependency, MOSS 2007 interacts by nature with Visual Studio .NET 2005...
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    Step By Step - Installation and Configuration

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    In the last installment of the "Step By Step" I mentioned what are the pre-requisites necessary for the installation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Servers 2007. I also put in the links where you can download the pre-requisites instal files. Lets say...
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    The story around 64 bit

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    There has been a lot of talk about whether or not a 64 bit installation is supported or not. Well, the answer is a vehement Yes! Not only that but more interesting is the fact that the SKU's are available for Beta2 with both 32 bit as well as 64 bit builds...
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    Coming up

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    Posts coming up in the next couple of days- Step By Step setup - Configuration Step By Step Setup - Provisioning HowTo setup an environment for developing against Microsoft Office SharePoint server 2007 Navigating the Central Administration...
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    Step by Step Setup - PreRequisites

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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is now finally out in its beta2 avataar . Having been involved with this product since as early as august, the one thing that has been the bane of all the testers is how to install and configure this product properly...
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    Microsoft Events you dont want to miss

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    Beginning tomorrow we have a whole bunch of conferences lined up for the rest of the year. Heres a ball park guide: Event Location Date Virtual MIX 06 Las Vegas, NV March 20-22, 2006 Microsoft Office System Developers...
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    WhoWhereWhy?

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    Theres a lot happening in the Microsoft Office System space over the past 6 months or so. Those of you who have even an inkling of technology might be aware that a new product is on the anvil in the SharePoint space. With the Microsoft Office System 2007...
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    NEW Entry!

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    Check out Karthickeyan Subramaniam's blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/karthick . Another new entry in the world of sharepoint bloggers.
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    Recycle Bin.. Continued..End Game

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    After all this, one thing still remains - the javascript function mentioned in the install instructions. So here goes. <script language=javascript> function Custom_AddDocLibMenuItems(m, ctx) { var RootFolder = GetRootFolder(ctx); setupMenuContext...
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    Recycle Bin.. Continued

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    Setup instructions A) Setting up the configuration 1) Copy the xml files 'Configuration.xml' and 'TrashConfiguration.xml' to the location 'C:\Sharepoint\' 2) Open the file 'Configuration.xml' in notepad and make a note of the values for 'Mirror...
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