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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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    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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    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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    Programmatically adding a List with custom fields

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    When a list is created programmatically using a custom template, the custom fields do not get displayed in the UI. These fields do not become a part of the displayed fields of the default view. The Problem - A common task like uploading a file...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    SPListItem.Update()

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    Now thats a funny title. This is something I worked on quite recently. Consider a scenario where you are trying to access a number of lists programmatically. The issue I dealt with was concerned with lists in a recurring event of a metting workspace....
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    Area 51

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    This started of as another one of those weird things. Well, so here goes. Problem: Accessing the news listing through the Object Model. Solution : // get the reference SPSite site = new SPSite(“http://localhost”); // this will point to the portal URL...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Recycle Bin

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    With v2 of Sharepoint, restoring deleted documents was a much sought after elixir. And to that effect were made a number of attempts at coaxing the product to allow us to retain copies of the deleted items. Once such simplistic approach was documented...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Trustworthy!!

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    The other day I landed on a very interesting issue. Before I break in the solution, let me just try and explain the problem the way it came in. Well, there was this guy who had created a custom web part to fetch a report from some database. He was...
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    Recycle Bin.. Continued

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    Now that we have handled the Upload and Delete events, let us handle the Restore event . Implemented in a class library which contains similar classes as the earlier library. Again we have a BaseEventSink class which is extended from the default available...
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    Digging the content index

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    Touring the Content index with the Object model...
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