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SharePoint Development Tools
For those doing Visual Studio development for SharePoint, you really have to check out the STSDEV tool on CodePlex. Ted Pattison and friends have done a really good job here. This tool generates class library project files while automating may of the tasks routinely required during development and deployment...
27 Jan 2008
Take SharePoint Content Offline
If you need a solution like this that works great and is very inexpensive.....duh it's free (at least at this time).....then check this out. </steve> Colligo Reader enables you to easily download content from SharePoint sites to your laptop - so you can access the content offline, rather than having...
22 Jan 2008
Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint
The Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint is a new Solution Accelerator being developed by Microsoft. Currently in beta, this toolkit provides you with best practices and tools to securely collaborate with your customers, suppliers, and partners-across the Internet. Taken from the article: The...
3 Jan 2008
Managing Site Collections: new STSADM command
Have you ever wanted to move a site collection from one content database to different content database? Or if you're not a merger you might be a splitter. Well, neatly tucked away inside the recent security hotfix is the new STSADM command mergecontentdbs . I used this recently with a customer that wanted...
25 Nov 2007
Tools for Troubleshooting: Windows Sysinternals
Recall, Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. I was a big fan of Sysinternal's toolset and the good news it is still getting better. If you're an admin or developer, these tools will help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose problems. I currently use Process Explorer, Handle, BgInfo and...
1 Nov 2007
Visual Studio Extensions for WSS is Updated
VSeWSS has been revised and a new CTP is available here . For those not familiar with VSeWSS, you can start here or here . </steve>
23 Aug 2007
Tools for the Graphics Design Challenged
Yes, I belong to this illustrious group. On numerous occasions I've been browsing and came across a Web page that had some excellent color scheme combinations and I wanted to know what the specific colors were so I could reuse. Well, I got a tip from Heather about a really cool and free tool called Color...
31 Jul 2007
MOSS Search Manager
A new site I came across, some cool stuff worth checking out. Download the MOSS Search Manager tool. </steve>
11 May 2007
Getting Strong Names for SharePoint Assemblies
Yesterday I was working with a colleague deploying a custom activity to be used by SPD. I noticed he was using copy and paste to get the public key token from the Windows Explorer view of the GAC. I told him that this was really lame and he should expand his horizons....I said that he should use the...
5 May 2007
WCM Authoring using NON-IE Browsers
Cross-browser rich text editor for SharePoint 2007 Who said there is no free lunch, or free editor??? Well, this is definitely a deal you can’t pass up. If you are using the WCM features of MOSS, then you definitely need to go grab this tool: r.a.d.editor for SharePoint 2007 . As you probably...
10 Apr 2007
MOSS Internet and Extranet Collaboration
For those thinking or planning on this kind of a deployment, there is a new tool you should check out. I know the folks that put this together and they are top notch. </steve> Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2007 Extranet collaboration (i.e. collaboration with individuals...
2 Apr 2007
This will come in handy so keep it bookmarked. </steve>
24 Mar 2007
Visual Studio Extensions for WSS v3
The RTM version has just been released and you can get it here . Overview This release of the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services contains the following tools to aid developers in building SharePoint applications: Visual Studio 2005 Project Templates Web Part ...
23 Mar 2007
Preview PDFs in Outlook 2007
File preview capability can become addicting once you expect it. Since I've been using Vista and Office 2007 I have become addicted. If you'd like to preview .pdf files from within Outlook, then you'll probably want to check this out. If you are interested in how to create a file previewer or just...
17 Mar 2007
Shortcut Functionality with Start++
A cool tool from Brandon Paddock worth checking out. ... Users of WDS on XP may recall the “Deskbar Shortcuts” functionality that allows you to create little aliases between words or characters with commands and searches. For example, you could set up the Deskbar so that you could type “g Stuff...
10 Mar 2007
Tracking ASP.NET ViewState
I was working on some custom Web parts and needed to monitor the viewstate of some of my pages. I have historically used Fiddler for this based on quite a few reccos from friends. A friend forwarded me a link to ASP.NET ViewState Helper so I checked it out; .... it really rocks. You should check it out...
5 Mar 2007
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