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Know your SharePoint Recovery Point Objective?

If you’ve read the Technet article, Plan for data protection and recovery, you’re familiar with the term, Recovery Point Objective. The Plan for data protection and recovery article also covers RPO and the related Recovery Time Objective. But what does this mean in your SharePoint environment? If you use SharePoint today, you might want to consider what support for recovery you receive. If you are managing a SharePoint deployment you’ve no doubt fielded a request to recover content that’s been

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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 and CAML Resource References

Ever poked around in a directory like “C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12TEMPLATEFEATURES”? Maybe you were looking examining one of the core features, like BaseSite, that came with WSS for a clue in your feature development. If you look open the feature.xml file in BaseSite, or other feature.xml files in the FEATURES directory structure, you see $Resources references like this: Reading “Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0” today, I finally made sense of those strings. They refer to entries in

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BDC Slides from SharePoint Saturday Dallas

I really enjoyed presenting on the SharePoint Business Data Catalog at SharePoint Saturday on Dallas. If you attended and wanted to see the slides CorasWorks is hosting the pdf version. Integrate External Data With The Business Data Catalog View more documents from Microlink .

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p&p SharePoint Development Guidance v2 Drop 10

The Patterns an Practices Group at Microsoft has been producing a series of videos about their SharePoint Development Guidance. What’s in Drop 10 caught my attention when they mentioned that Drop 10, a recent release, provides additional ability to VSeWSS for GAC based assemblies.   After an overview, they dive right into a new configuration store they’ve delivered. I’ve included some minute markers below if you want to skip ahead in this 30 minute video. Minute Markers 9:19 Service Locator

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iPod User Perspective on This Week in SharePoint Joel

Joel and Mark Miller may live on to be THE name in SharePoint Podcasts! I love the combination. These two characters complement each other very well. I felt like I was sitting right next to the two of them. In some ways it reminded me of the dinner after SharePoint Saturday Boston. I listened to the first week’s broadcast on my iPod, but I did have to jump through a couple hoops. I downloaded the .mp4, added it to iTunes,

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SharePoint Virtualization Resources from the Experts

I had a Twitter conversation with John Ferringer that unearthed some great SharePoint Virtualization Resources from some top SharePoint Experts. Here’s the thread that kicked it all off:  resing says: @ferringer So, what are the I/O concerns for Database VM’s ferringer says: @resing Its resource contention. You’ve got both the OS & the DB trying to hit SAN for I/O, w/ VMs you take a 50% I/O hit right off the bat ferringer says: @resing I like this write up

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My Brother Chief Scientist on a Jason Expedition

Not SharePoint related, my brother Joe has a new blog about a research trip he’s taking. Joe is the Chief Scientist for the NE Lau Basin exploration with the Jason robots! We will explore the sites of these two eruptions from May 5th to May 13th, aboard the University of Washington’s Research Vessel T.G. Thompson. We will be using the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Jason 2 and the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) D. Allan B. The Jason 2 will collect

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SharePoint Release Management Ruwan Fernando

Ruwan is talking on the #1 Most Requested Topic for SharePoint Saturday, Release Management. As a developer, he loves to code all day and code all night, but considers the topic closer to the typical Administrator Role. Focus on keeping the Live environment stable and consistent with all “experimentation” on another server farm.   Also, here’s a picture of Chad Schroeder presenting on Building an ECB-initiated Collaboration Feature. Chad’s talk was based on a real world solution for a SharePoint

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John Stover – JQuery Maps In SharePoint Designer

John’s got a huge audience in this 10AM session. I count about 60. Full House!   The audience interaction is great too. Demonstrating the Data View Web Part, John covered a lot of introductory basics in SharePoint Designer. For example, he explained how you can set the default new form of a List through right clicking the list in the SharePoint Designer left sidebar. He showed a map of TheSUG.org users using the jquery jMaps wrapper of Google Maps. After

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