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Monthly archive for October 2009

Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 Bookmarks

Some of the New Features of SharePoint 2010 – from SPC09 » Springhouse Blog – Delivering Education to You Wow! "no more SSP" and "Metadata Terms store" The Forrester Blog For Information & Knowledge Management Professionals What was missing from the video interview. Controlling SharePoint 2010 Deployment in VS 2010 – Eli Robillard’s World of Blog. Q&A: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Sharepoint 2010 — Microsoft SharePoint 2010 — InformationWeek Long interview with detail Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Team Blog […]

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Create a SharePoint Custom Action Feature with VSeWSS

Reposted at new location. Orginally published 20-Oct-09 If you are a SharePoint Developer and are not using Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services yet, please read Paul Andrew detail how VSeWSS 1.3 March 2009 CTP addresses all common SharePoint Developer requests. When you are using the extensions, the first thing you might try to do after watching Kirk’s video is use the MOSS SDK Empty SharePoint template to create a very basic feature whose Element Manifest might look […]

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Create a SharePoint Custom Action Feature with VSeWSS

If you are a SharePoint Developer and are not using Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services yet, please read Paul Andrew detail how VSeWSS 1.3 March 2009 CTP addresses all common SharePoint Developer requests. When you are using the extensions, the first thing you might try to do after watching Kirk’s video is use the MOSS SDK Empty SharePoint template to create a very basic feature whose Element Manifest might look like this:     Download ElementManifest1.xml Warning: […]

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SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Conference Day 1 Highlights

My colleague Rich Olivieri offers this summary of SharePoint 2010 Points live from the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas: Support for developing on a client OS so long as it is 64bit Windows 7 or 64 bit Vista SP1. API available through REST. You can call listdata.svc and get a strongly typed response vs a weakly typed response from lists.asmx. It is WCF REST combined with ADO Data Services. You can link lists through a look up column and […]

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.Net SMTPClient Send Through Gmail

To test a Mail application I’m working on, I decided to use GMail, but it wasn’t as easy as I’d hoped. Luckily, I found this code snippet on TechNet Forums that worked for me:   MailMessage msgMail = new MailMessage("?????@gmail.com", ??????@gmail.com, "subject", "message body");SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient("smtp.gmail.com", 587);smtp.EnableSsl = true;smtp.DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;smtp.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("?????@gmail.com", "?????");try{   smtp.Send(msgMail);}catch (Exception ex){} Just replace the question marks with your GMail credentials, and it should work for you too.

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SharePoint Conference Keynote to be Live Streamed

The keynote address Monday by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and VP of SharePoint Jeff Teper will be streamed live from the conference website www.mssharepointconference.com.   Follow the Conference RSS Feed for updates like these straight from the organizers.   Also note, if you are attending the conference in person, note that WiFi will be off during the keynote Monday. If you want to live blog or tweet, you’ll need a cellular modem.   Are you excited about the announcements at […]

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SharePoint 2010 Browser and Server Changes

SharePoint 2010 Requirements You Might Miss SQL Server 2005 64bit is a supported platform for SharePoint 2010 deployments Internet Explorer 6 receives support from Microsoft for Windows XP Service Pack 3 until April, 2014 Your current SharePoint 2007 migration to 64 bit can happen one machine at a time Mixed 32bit and 64bit Farms are supported Also True about SharePoint 2010 Windows Server 2003 is not supported SQL Server 2000 is not supported Your hardware, Operating System, SharePoint and SQL […]

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SharePoint 2007 ActiveX Controls List

My colleague, Chris Alechko, has put together a great list of ActiveX controls and their use in SharePoint. ActiveX Controls that must be allowed in the browser MSCAL.OCX (Calendar control – included with Microsoft Office Professional or installed with Microsoft Access) MSCOMCTL.OCX (Common Controls) MSCOMCT2.OCX (Common Controls2) OWSSUPP.DLL (ExportDatabase – To export a list to a Microsoft Office Access database, OpenDocuments – Launch Office applications to open documents) STSLIST.DLL (ListNet – Edit list in Datasheet view) NAME.DLL (Display presence information […]

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