January, 2004

  • LauraJ's Weblog

    SharePoint: Adding icons for other document types (like PDF)

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    I've seen lots of questions on various SharePoint newsgroups about how to get PDF files to show up with the right icon in document libraries. The process is documented in the WSS admin guide , but it's not that easy to find. I'm working with the folks...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Orcut Overload?

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    I've played a little with Orkut , the new social networking software. I love the design, it's so clean and functional. Did you notice the title letters are all made with people? This afternoon when I checked my email, there were a bevy of invites and...
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    Difference between Windows Sharepoint Services and Sharepoint Portal Server 2003

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    I ran across a Microsoft Knowledge Base article the other day that has a good comparison of the features in Windows Sharepoint Services and Sharepoint Portal Server 2003. This information exists in other places, but this is a nice concise summary. It...
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    Translate this page

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    Check out the new links to the left, one for Translate this page , which takes you to Systran, where you can type in the web page address and select a language, and one specially for Erol and Stramit , that automagically translates this page to French...
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    Integrate an InfoPath Form with an Access Database

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    In the InfoPath webcast on Friday January 23 , Raghu mentioned an article about Integrating InfoPath and Access. He said he thought it was in the Access section of the MSDN Library , but it actually lives in the InfoPath Section . Microsoft Office...
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    Oh hey, a new MSDN blogger

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    Christa Carpentiere , our new SQL/Data Access Content Strategist, has a blog - where else but on sqljunkies.com ! Thanks to Matt for the link!
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    Best Practices for SharePoint Portal Server Management

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    Kent pointed me to this article by Kenton Gardinier in Windows Server System Magazine (previously known as .NET Magazine). It walks you through ensuring adequate capacity for your SharePoint Portal Server installation, while at the same time reducing...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Washington State Democratic Caucuses: Feb 7

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    This year, the Democratic party in Washington is opting for a caucus rather than a primary. Caucuses require, in my opinion, much more commitment than voting. You show up, talk, listen to other people talk, move around into groups (hopefully of 15% or...
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    Bits and Pieces #1

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    Mads Nissen from Oslo, Norway has a very cool .Text template, and interesting posts to boot! Jonathan Hodgson pointed me to an article he has written on Generating Thumbnail Images from PDF Documents using VB.Net Tommy wonders " I wonder why you have...
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    InfoPath Webcasts/Training continued

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    After watching the second webcast in the series yesterday (which was good but fast paced), I downloaded the Training Materials I talked about earlier in the week. Unfortunately, some of the instructions are kind of confusing (nothing you couldn't figure...
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    New InfoPath 2003 Training Materials available

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    Contoso Sales Report and Contract Generation Solution These solution-based training materials are designed to help technical decision makers and solutions developers/architects understand and learn about building Microsoft® Office InfoPath™...
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    InfoPath/Office 2003 Webcast Series

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    To coincide with the release of the new InfoPath Developer Resource Kit/Training Materials , there is also a series of InfoPath/Office 2003 Webcasts (sorry, I posted some of these before, but I wanted to talk about the series as a whole. A second session...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Wow that was quick!

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    There's a new KB article on PDFs in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 . It addresses getting your PDF files indexed as well as getting the icon to show up . Many thanks Gabe and Iyaz for getting the answer to this common customer question documented! Update...
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    SharePoint: Get rid of that pesky "!New" tag

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    Here's another Microsoft Knowledgebase article , this one tells you how to get rid of that pesky !New tag when you add a new item to Sharepoint site. This "How To" applies to Sharepoint Team Services, Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows Sharepoint...
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    New KB Articles of interest to SharePoint fans

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    There were a couple of interesting new KB articles in the last couple of days that I haven't mentioned yet: 831090 "Cannot run the FrontPage Server Extensions on this page" error message when you try to upload a file to your SharePoint Web site. This...
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    SharePoint links added to right nav

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    I've mucked with my style-sheet, and added two sets of SharePoint links to the right nav (Microsoft and non-Microsoft). If you know of good sites for SharePoint information, feel free to leave a comment here or send me email. I will also be adding a set...
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    WSS and Visual Studio.NET 2003

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    Conrad has an interesting post on interactions he's experiencing between WSS and VS.Net 2003, and how he solved the problem. And besides being interesting, his post reinforced my nascent belief that I need a new home computer, so I can use the old one...
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    InfoPath 2003 Resources

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    InfoPath 2003 Technical FAQ InfoPath 2003 Support Center InfoPath 2003 SDK Download MSDN InfoPath Resources InfopathFAQ.com (Stephen Cummins)
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    Why all the SharePoint/InfoPath posts?

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    As the whole blog transition has wound to a close, and I've ended up with two separate homes, I've been thinking a lot about how I can add value to the community through this blog (other than a series of perhaps interesting, but generally inconsequential...
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    How to use the Gthrlog.vbs tool to view gatherer logs in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

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    There's a new Microsoft Knowledgebase article that talks about how to use the unsupported gthrlog.vbs tool. From the article: Every time that SharePoint Portal Server creates an index or updates an index, SharePoint Portal Server creates a gatherer...
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    Eric Legault: Indexing Adobe PDF Files in SPS 2003

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    Continuing on the topic of PDF files in Sharepoint, Eric Legault has a post on how to get the PDF files indexed so they show up in search. As you may know, SharePoint includes filters to index many file types (Office docs, web pages, Tiff images, Visio...
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    MSN Ads

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    Some people love the MSN Butterfly ads and some people hate them -- to each their own. If you're in the "love 'em" camp, though, only4gurus.com has them available for download .
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    CNet: Google and Social Networking

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    Google tip-toed into the hot market of online social networks with the quiet launch of Orkut.com on Thursday, CNET News.com has learned. The search company, which is expected to go public this year, is flexing its power with its Internet fans by constantly...
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    Scoble: What about Favorites, asks Ed

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    Robert says" I stopped using Favorites about five years ago. Hint, what happened about five years ago? Google. My favorites file back then was about 5000 items. It just got so big, and so out of date, that I stopped using it. Today my "favorites...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Here, there and everywhere

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    There's been a lot of moving around in the Microsoft blogging world, and in the last couple of days the dust has finally settled , and the new default home for what was once http://blogs.gotdotnet.com is now http://blogs.msdn.com . Lots of people worked...
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