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How to Install and configure MS Office SharePoint Server 2007 in the Production and development Environment Welcome to setup SharePoint Environment and to read my eBook. This tutorial Book is for the administrator and also developer who are interested to build a stand-alone development environment to build SharePoint web application. I will show here step by step the complete installation procedure of MOSS and pre-requisites installation. I only attached the most important screen shots for installation ...
I should be sitting in the Denver airport right now waiting for my connecting flight to Tucson, but I’m not. Instead I’m here in Winnipeg trying to make sense of my experience with the U.S. CBP (Customs and Border Protection) representatives. So first, some background: For those of you that don’t know what it is, NAFTA stands for the North American Free Trade Act. This act was intended to help make trade between Canada, the US, and Mexico easier and its been in existence since 1994. Part of NAFTA ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
If there is ever a time to be aware of how powerful your words are, it's now. Jonathan was sitting in his grey fabricated cube, wishing he were anywhere else. It was 9:43 PM on a Tuesday night, and his monitor was spraying that harsh, bluish off-white glow, just as it had been for the past 14 hours. Jonathan was in a foul mood, but it wasn't the long hours that bothered him, as he was accustomed to late nights at the office. He was well-paid, after all, and was grateful for his job. He enjoyed conversations ...
Short while after I wrote about resources for multi-touch on Windows 7 Daniel D left a comment that got me very excited: MultiTouchVista now has a driver that emulates multitouch hardware for Windows 7 I got to try it out myself! Bit later I got everything up and running and I’m happy to report that it’s all true: you can now effectively emulate multi-touch devices under Windows 7. You can see it yourself on this video. In fact it works so well that I was able to demonstrate it last Saturday at 4Developers ...
Introduction This Sunday I upgraded my DELL Latitude | D830 from Windows Vista Business 64 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The build version is Windows 7 Beta Build 7000. I ran an upgrade to test how well the setup would play with my currently installed applications and configuration settings. My expectations we met and in some cases exceeded. For example, soon after launching the setup a compatibility checker was launched. This screen scanned my current OS (Vista) to make sure all installed applications ...
I think that Microsoft is missing a large opportunity with the Microsoft Office product. I’ve been thinking about this for some time now. To me, it has been evolving in the wrong manner over these last few releases and it has bothered me greatly. You might be saying, “what is Bill talking about here, they just did a major and well-received upgrade to Microsoft Office with the Office 2007 release!”. I do have to say that you are right in that regard – but what I am talking about is Microsoft Office ...
Do you keep getting the annoying windows installer keeps popuping up asking for "SKU011.cab" file when ever you open any product of the Microsoft Office 2003 Suite (Office, Excel, Outlook ...)? Here is a quick fix which actually worked Caution: Editing your registry may cause your system to fail to start; modify at your own risk! So please don't send me any nasty messages if you happen to screw anything up. Click on "Start" > "Run" and type "regedit" (without the quotes, please!). Navigate to ...
I read a blog post talking about how businesses were looking for more cost-effective ways to train their employees and help their customers. The post itself was fine, but there was this graphic that was used next to the intro text that bothered me… Nobody was associated with the quote itself, but the way it spoke to me suggested that the feedback the author received from businesses was that people are looked at as a cost to be managed. There are some that might read this and say “Well of course they ...
At the Kansas City Office Geeks meeting tonight, John Alexander brought me a GWB t-shirt with my blog's url on the back! Totally pimped and I am totally stoked to wear it to work tomorrow. Thanks to John and Jeff for running the show, and to Jerod for keeping up with the shirts (and getting me a 5X) ...
Date: March 11th Time: 4:00pm-6:00 pm Location: New Horizons of MN office in Edina During difficult economic times, it's especially important to take stock of your professional and technical skills — so you can meet the immediate challenges and face the future with confidence. New Horizons is proud to present a FREE comprehensive seminar on the how certifications (Microsoft, Cisco, ITIL, BA and Project Management) can strengthen your long-term career prospects, while helping you to keep your organizational ...
Continuing The Project that Time Forgot, a UML case study. (Click images for larger versions.) On the surface, this Episode may seem almost social. Demented and sad, but social. But if you could join Hacker Girl, reading Geek Girl’s Tablet PC over her shoulder, you might see a different picture: And you would also see this diagram: You saw a conversation. Geek Girl hopes that Pilot saw a conversation. But she saw an interview, and a chance to capture and model requirements. Let’s review the notation ...
One of the things I enjoy about a subscription to MSDN is access to all of the latest versions software. So when Installing Office 2007 some time ago, I installed OneNote as well. I did not get the point of this application at first, however I have found OneNote to be a useful tool for keeping track of my To Do items, as well creating a detailed list of Items for a specific project I am working on. What I find especially useful is the ability to create cascading to do items. Outlook provides a task ...
I've been in Rome last week for the Windows Embedded Seminar and I had a chance to appreciate a very tasteful pasta that it's typical of that city. It's also a very simple and quick recipe, and one of my favorites when I came home late from office and I've only a few minutes to cook something edible. The ingredients list is quite short: - long pasta (spaghetti or bucatini) - grated cheesee (the original recipe uses "pecorino romano", cheesee made with sheep milk) - pepper powder - olive oil - salt ...
With so many Twitter clients for the mobile and desktop platforms, one group has been left with no options for falling into the time-suck that is Twitter: the average everyday office employee. These are the people who have restricted internet browsing access and cannot install any 3rd party applications on their computers. How are they supposed to communicate with the outside world in 140 characters or less like the rest of us? Enter Aaron Erickson and his upcoming project: Video: TWIXCEL ...
Windows and Objective-C: two great things that haven't gone so great together. If you are a Windows programmer who has developed some curiosity around the hoary old object-oriented language (perhaps due to its popularity in the programming of a new-fangled device called the iPhone) you are at a distinct disadvantage. One indicator of this is the non-treatment of the Windows platform in books on the language. See for example "Programming in Objective-C", by Stephen G. Kochan, published by Addison ...
Presenter: Dave Smith Topic: Introduction to InfoPath Forms Services Bio: Dave has over 15 years in Information Technology. Starting with a Lotus Notes Partner, Dave gained an understanding of the value of E-Forms and Collaborative tools. Later, he developed Exchange Public Folder applications using Excel and Word as E-Forms. Dave was chosen by Ingram's magazine to serve on its IT Outlook Forum two years in a row while running one of the largest Microsoft Partners in Kansas City. While most of his ...
Registration link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Date: April 23 Time: 9-11:30 Course Overview This session will explore the various Business Intelligence options available from Microsoft and how they integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for business intelligence. This seminar is available live on the web using VoIP (PC audio). Telephone audio is not ...
Come one come all SharePoint New Englanders to SharePoint Saturday Boston on Saturday, March 14th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the MS Office on Jones Road in Waltham, MA.  Erik Kraus, Joel Oleson, Kanwal Khipple, Mark Miller...These are just a few of the names of who is speaking at the event.  If you want some more information see the website at http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston/default.aspx. 
Both Minneapolis and Saint Louis will be hosting a Build Your Skills event. This full day event will introduces developers to a range of the best practices that developers can use to create better applications in a shorter amount of time. Presented by independent developers with a proven track record of having “been there, done that”, each session will provide insight into what it takes to write applications that run faster, are easier to maintain, and are of the highest possible quality. During ...
Update: Fixed a typo and a calculation error. Josh Holmes has a great post on Return on Investment (ROI). And by “great”, I mean great even by Josh’s usual standards. He worked hard on this one. I was privileged to review three drafts before he published it; and by draft two, I was saying, “Josh, this one’s a winner. I’m going to reference this one a lot.” So stop reading me, and go read what Josh has to say. I’ll be waiting here when you get back. OK, you’ve read it. Pretty scary, huh? But the scariest ...
Recently I received a discount code for the virtual conference by SSWUG group, the organizers call it VIP code :) I am going to present 3 sessions under the .net conference sessions and really liked the whole concept; for less than 5% cost of what one would pay at VS live or Teched one can get same quality of session at the comfort of home or office and you can pause the session or replay them when you think it’s getting way over your head to understand the accent of guys like me. Check out the sessions ...
Very exciting news! Microsoft has formally introduced My Phone, a free service that enables users to sync content between their Windows smartphones and the Web. My Phone, backs up a phone's contacts, calendar, text messages, media, Office documents and tasks once daily or on demand. It also lets you edit your PIM information or upload photos to your phone using the Web. On your phone, you can select which items you want to back up. Bottomline - My Phone helps you manage your phone, sync your information, ...
Last night while attending a writing class our company is offering as part of "Excella University", the instructor Daniel Graham mentioned setting the default cut and paste options in Word as a way to keep formatting consistent. By setting it to Match Desitionation or Text Only, you are more likely to stay true to the destination document's formatting. I thought that I blogged how to make that change in Word 2007, but checked and realized that I had not. Here is how to change the setting: 1. Click ...
This is another instalment of avoiding the use of dynamic controls in ASP.NET. The new ASP.NET ListView control is really rather neat; using this control obviates many of the problems which previously led developers to develop dynamic control-based pages, and can replace reams of nasty control creation loops with a simple and intuitive markup-based alternative. One problem which is frequently addressed by developers is the display of hierarchical data. A simple solution to this is to use a treeview ...
UPDATE: A few people have reported issues with audio. Since it is a streamed video, I chose to download the Live Meeting Replay quality audio/video and hence the experience. If you require a better quality for listening / viewing, chose the “Microsoft Office Live Meeting High-Fidelity Presentation” as the format for downloading, after filling in the details in the following link http://msevents.microsoft.c... Here below is a recording of the ...
After the honeymoon period running on Windows 7, and using this as my primary machine, now that the honeymoon period is over…. System Configuration IBM X200 4GB DDR3 Intel Centrino Pro P8600 Problems Problem #1 – As discussed during my first post, a UAC bug stopped by gadgets prematurely. Boo Problem #2 – After installing my Microsoft Live suite of products, NO JOY with getting my Live Messenger to work. Turns out I needed to get rid of a new feature that does dynamic TCP/IP window resizing Problem ...
At PDC this year, Microsoft announced a major release of the Windows Workflow Foundations (WF); WF4.0 WF4.0 promises better performance, scalability, control, visibility, and usability than its predecessor. Gone are code-asides and the dreaded code activities, replaced with 100% XAML markup and custom activities. MFST has seriously stepped up its tooling to make custom activities easier (including defining a custom WF syntax which gets “compiled” to XAML), an improved designer and debugging support. ...
For anyone new I met yesterday I probably don't remember your name I am really sorry. You see yesterday I was pushing myself to the limit in a couple of weeks and my body was not all too happy. When I got home I watched an episode of House with my boyfriend and called it a night sometime around 11 pm. I never go to bed before midnight and I was exhausted and passed right out until 12 pm the next day. Today I am going to be taking it easy, so I can start coding again on Monday. I will not be running ...
The RSSBus SharePoint Web Part might just be the most exciting thing I’ve had the pleasure to work with in quite a while. RSSBus is an amazingly powerful product, but the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part…its just a thing of beauty. What the web part does: it lets you expose data from just about anywhere inside SharePoint. The simplest example is to show an RSS feed like Google News or Yahoo News. I tweeted about that last week. I put together two more simple examples. One is using my Twitter Search RSS ...
So Jacksonville Office Geeks is going to draw it's last breathe on Thursday, February, 19th at 6 pm. I get to be the last person to present at the first SharePoint User Group to be dubbed Office Geeks. My topic is another Silverlight and SharePoint Presentation, however by that time I will be unveiling my search control using webservices or WCF that I will start work on Sunday. If you want to sign up to see my presentation here is the Click to Attend Link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... ...
Ah...of couse. How silly of me...how intuitive. Symptoms You want to insert text from another document into the document that you are working on, but you can't find the Insert File command. Cause The Insert File command has been renamed Text from File and moved to the Object menu on the Insert tab in Microsoft Office Word 2007. Resolution Use the Insert tab to access the Text from File command ...
Out of all the Windows 7 SKUs I am most excited about Enterprise, see the highlighted reasons as to why: Windows 7 Enterprise This is recommended for medium-to-large business and enterprise customers that choose to license Windows through Software Assurance and is available only through Microsoft Volume Licensing. Key Feature list: Professional features Unlimited applications BitLocker data protection on internal and external drives DirectAccess provides seamless connectivity to your corporate network ...
Microsoft today announced the new product line for Windows 7. In some ways the new Windows 7 product line follows the same ideas of Windows Vista, but the big differences are that each Windows 7 edition is a superset of the previous edition (which means that each higher edition will have every feature of all lower editions) and they will be focusing primarily on two editions of Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional. The breakdown on the different editions is: Windows 7 Starter ...
Today begins the Get Fit in February Challenge from Facebook. If you haven't already signed up - check it out while the month is still young and compete against over 100 other geeks for an MSDN subscription and other prizes! :) Here's my first blog entry concerning the challenge. I'm starting the challenge at 210 lbs...yeah I ended up putting on some of what I lost last year after giving up soda completely. I was down to 195 for a while but I guess the holidays and then not really paying attention ...
Oracle Support sucks. No two ways about it. 12/30, 2 PM. I had to call Oracle Support because my Oracle Apps was hosed and not allowing me to create a Supply Chain Plan. Production is down. Most of the time, the analyst will communicate via the Metalink TAR support ticket. So you have to frequently click update to see if they posted something new to the ticket. This is especially important as the support "follows the sun" through different time zones around the world. Typical response, "you don't ...
I, like many others, download Windows 7 Beta build 7000 on the day it hit MSDN after reading about its availability from Bink.nu. It came as an ISO so was easy to build into a virtual machine however on my home laptop I've partitioned my HDD and had XP in one partition and Vista in the other. Vista rarely gets to see the light of day simple because it is always doing something with the hard-disk! Checking! Scanning! Indexing! All driving me nuts as it slows down the performance of my machine. So ...
Servers are the backbone of enterprise computing today, most websites for example run on either Apache or IIS and will be running on a server of some description. Perhaps because of servers ubiquity it is easy to become complacent about them especially as they are rarely seen but understanding what a server can offer you and it's limitations will definitely help with software development. Servers on the whole are built more of the practicality side than for the esthetics, there is no need to make ...
Convergent Solutions Group Presents: Next-Generation Voice and Conferenceing with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Event Code: 135099 Event Date: 2/13/2009 Event Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Welcome Time: 8:30 AM Central Time Location: Microsoft Corporation 8300 Norman Center Dr. Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 USA driving directions Registration Link: Join us today for an event near you. Go to https://www.clicktoattend.c... to register. General Event Information ___________________________... ...
location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored by: TBD Presenter(s): Brett James and Steve Schaneville Brett is a Senior Development Consultant at Sparkhound, Inc. with over 10 years of software development experience. The last 6 years have been spent working with .NET technologies for both Web and Windows applications. Steve is a Software Development Manager at Amedisys, Inc. His experience includes 9 years of C++ and C# development in Windows and Web applications. ...
The downturn in the economy has brought about many bad news but I was pleased to hear that PPS is now going to become another service in Office 14 SharePoint. I had never liked Performance Point Server as a standalone product as I thought it was Microsoft's way of trying to generate extra revenue out of the near saturated BI - Information worker product range. http://performancepointinsi... ...
Jan 29 – Holiday Party @ Fast Lanes, Lowell, Arkansas Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group Feb 7 – Kansas City Office Geeks (SharePoint Saturday) Daniel Larson Feb 12 – Little Rock .Net Users Group Keith Elder of Deep Fried Bytes Mar 1-4 – Microsoft MVP Summit Mar 18-20 – Mix ‘09 April 2 – Ozarks .Net User Group Claudio Lassala May 11-15 – TechEd 2009 ...
Join us for TechFuse 2009 on March 17! It’s back and even bigger than last year! With 36 sessions and two keynote presentations to choose from, TechFuse 2009 is the most cost-effective way for IT and Developer pros to get up-to-date, 200-300 level education on the topics that matter to your role. TechFuse will provide you resources on the latest developments in IT and Developer trends, technologies, application implementation issues, products and services from tons of local professionals. Website: ...
Because you have to have a sense of humor to do what I do. Otherwise, you'd go putting forehead-shaped dents on all of the flat surfaces your office, and we can't have that. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly why I'm here, and that's why I started this blog - to save your employer money on broken office furniture and computer hardware. I want to personally welcome you to what will become a heaping galvanized bucket-full of knowledge and wisdom regarding SharePoint, ASP.NET, Commerce Server, ...
Hi, I’m Mark and I’m a moron. Every time I think I have a handle on how to do even the most simple things in SharePoint I find out I have to jump through hoops to get things to work just right. I’m hoping someone out there reading this blog will leave a comment saying “Hey! You’re a moron, here’s how you SHOULD have done it!”. I won’t be offended, feel free to belittle me. I have no problems looking like an idiot if I’m learning something. Again, this is a very basic, step-by-step blog. All you pro’s ...
In the current issue of Inc. Magazine, Joel Spolsky discusses something that many businesses face: how do you measure and reward performance. He discusses in the article the young intern who came up with an idea that brought in a million dollars (almost all profit) for 4 weeks of work. Pretty good ROI for sinking 4 weeks of salary. But even in the shadow of this obviously huge feat, Joel still struggled with whether to compensate the developer. He writes: How do you properly compensate an employee ...
This is a step by step instruction on how to dynamically generate MS Word 2007 documents. Background on Word 2007 Document Internals Word 2007 document is based on the Office Open XML file formats. As you will see, the Office Open XML file formats are based on standard ZIP file technology. Each top-level file is saved as a ZIP archive, which means you will be able to open a Word document just as you would any other ZIP file and look inside. Note that the 2007 Microsoft Office system applications ...
The Good News: We have the first leaked screenshots of the next Office suite on the web (view here).

The Bad News: Groove is going to be part of the next offering.

The Hopeful News: Maybe the Groove MVP's won't clog up the mic's at the MVP summit Q&A like last year begging that Groove not go away. ;)

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I’ve always been a big fan of Windows Live OneCare for all my personal machines. That’s why I was surprised to hear that Microsoft Windows Live OneCare is going away in the 2009. Fortunately the key piece I used it for is being replaced by Morro, basic protection from malware—including viruses, spyware, rootkits, and Trojans. Here’s some more detail on the announcement from Michael Cherry at Directions on Microsoft: “In order to increase the number of Windows computers with basic protection from ...
I have installed Windows 7 on “bare metal” on one of my machines. This was a laptop that I work with and it was a very easy install. First off, it was the quickest OS install that I have ever experienced. You can tell that Microsoft spent some significant time working on the performance and quality of the install and bravo to the team that worked on that feature! I also used the 64-bit version of the operating system. More and more people are turning to 64-bit and it is really starting to be the ...