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Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and earlier this year started putting together one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage ...
If you’re trying to make a WBS from your suite of 2007 applications, Microsoft Download Center has a Visio add-on that might save you some time. To get a WBS pumped out quickly, just do the following: Download and install Microsoft Office Visio 2007 WBS Modeler. Open Visio, and start from the new WBS Modeler. Open Project and open the project you want to make a WBS for. In Visio, click WBS Modeler, then Import From Microsoft Office Project… Click through a couple more settings and here you have it. ...
In the spirit of most Microsoft fan boys, I installed Windows 7 Beta on one of my machines as the primary OS and am having an excellent experience. No, it is not my TouchSmart (even though that would be awesome), but my HP Mini Netbook. As most have stated, this OS is very stable (except Lou and his BSOD) and am really looking forward to the test drive. I tried reporting some bugs I saw in the basics, but didn’t have any luck with the new Send Feedback feature. Hopefully it is due to everyone submitting ...
As soon as I got my mitts on the M3 build of Windows7 at the PDC last year, the first thing I tried was to run it in Fusion on my 15 inch MacBook Pro. It ran just fine sans one little thing – I could never get it to recognize the Marvell Ethernet adapter. Wireless worked fine, but for what I do at work wireless means a constant VPN connection and that was a pain. I did some searching, found one person that had it working on an older MacBook with a different Ethernet chipset. Once the new beta 1 build ...
A lot of people have asked me to explain the differences in the PowerShell Server v2 product with the obvious alternative: PowerShell v2 Remoting via WinRM. PowerShell Server The nutshell is that with the PowerShell Server, you are not limited to Windows machines and you don’t need WinRM or any other software other than the PowerShell Server itself and any old SSH client. This means that the “client” machine, where the commands are being sent from, can be anything – a Linux machine, a handheld device ...
Lately I've had a few people approach me after speaking engagements or conferences and ask for some advice on becoming a .NET developer. Sometimes this has been moving into IT from an unrelated field or other times it's just been a transition of existing development skills into .NET. Now if you have been in this industry for awhile (and had any success) you have apparently demonstrated at least some capability to migrate your skills from one newly released technology to the next. In 2009 it's hard ...
In an effort to end the year on a good note, I’ve taken on a huge challenge. About a year ago I sat down to video capture an entire installation of a Virtual PC image of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Although the video took me several days to complete, once I finished the installation I never went back to the video. Now, a year later << Read more . . . >>
I just found out from Todd Fine that Wintellect has released three SharePoint courses. Nice work guys! I know the guys at Wintellect have been working hard on these. Here are the details: The Great SharePoint Adventure An intense exploration of developing with all aspects of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) including Forms, Services, and Report Center. Developing Solutions with SharePoint Server 2007 Learn the development opportunities with Microsoft’s ...
We've been doing some work with FpML (Financial Products Markup Language) which is an XML standard for describing trades between investment banks, swaps, futures etc. Its a complicated standard in the form of an XSD (XML Schema). So producing XML that is valid against the FpML schema is not entirely straight forward. The best approach we found was to prototype the XML messages by hand before writing the code that would do this automatically from our front office system. This was reasonably straight ...
A lot of people that migrated to Office 2007 probably ran into the issue that the QAT (Quick Access Toolbar) is not included in the Roamind profile. This caused a lot of frustration, until a while ago the only solution was to have logon/logoff scripts that would copy the files over to a roaming location. But Microsoft heard the complaints and they silently released an update to address this. You are now able to move the QAT files to the roaming part of your profile through the following steps Request ...
You know that instance, where you're sitting at home and that vital set of airline tickets or shopping list arrives to you by email, which you pickup on your mobile device (Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android, etc). Of course for things like flight tickets its no good taking your phone to the check in desk and waving it in front of the nice person at the check in desk. (Although I guess that might work). Before you say anything, yes I do no about check in online, but stick with it. What I'm trying to ...
A colleague of mine, Luca Calligaris, in our Eurotech Italy office just received the MVP award for his work answering questions in the Windows CE newsgroups. Luca has been working with Windows CE for several years. He has been instrumental in getting several Windows CE products to market. Luca has is a Microsoft Technology Specialist having passed the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Developer exam. Welcome to the MVP program Luca. The Eurotech Press Release can be found at: Eurotech Developer Earns Microsoft ...
Well, wifey called me (and the world) to task, so I figured I should step up. I'll admit, I was being one of the debbie downers reflecting on everything that I didn't get done this past year. So, well here it is, some reflections on things that I did well and accomplished in 2008. It' all about the family and I made sure I focused on that. My wife and I had a great year. I mean, a REALLY REALLY REALLY good year. Our relationship has never felt stronger (and well, I feel we've been pretty strong from ...
I came into the office on January 2, 2009 and found out one of my applications was not finding files that have names based on the day of year and month of year. Here is the problem, my code was looking for a file called 'thepreciousfile200911.txt" instead of "thepreciousfile200901001. This worked 12/28/2008 but when the day of year changed to a single digit on the new year I could no longer check for file existence because the string I was using for the file name was now wrong. When I retrieved the ...
Today Doug came in with his Zune 30 and said, “Look at my screen, this is where it has been for 30 minutes.” I was shocked cause I had never seen that before, then I looked down at mine to find it synced with the exact same screen. So my question for Microsoft is “Why?”. Doug came back to the office a few minutes later saying the Zune boards are going crazy with this happening. I have my Zune 4gb right next to it and it is still working so this must be a Zune 30 only issue, but I can not completely ...
Does your software or database run like a dog? Running out of space? Or doesn't recover well in a disaster? ... then your storage configuration may be one of the reasons. This is a short little post just to give you a heads-up on the basics. You may know bits of it already, hence why I have broken it up into a Q&A format so you can skip what you already now. The Hard-Disk Well we've all seen a hard-disk but the likelihood is that it was in a desktop and you're the only person that uses it at ...
In the post below I am going to run down a short-list of some of the less-popular performance tips and the reasoning behind them. There are loads of blog postings and articles on asp.net performance enhancements, and I urge you to check those out as well. Onto the good stuff... Session.ReadWrite versus Session.ReadOnly It goes without saying that using the Session object will incur some performance overhead so if possible it should be turned off in the web.config. That said, If you’re using the Session ...
Website: www.sharepointmn.com Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Topic: Back to the Basics: Making the Most of WSS v3 Please join us on Wednesday, January 14, for an engaging discussion on Windows SharePoint Services v3. With the current economic landscape, companies are concerned about how they invest their money and how to get the most out of what they've already invested in. With this in mind, we'd like to focus this month on the SharePoint tools and products ...
So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ...
History I have to admit that I’m a browser laggard, I haven’t installed Google Chrome, and I was a late comer to upgrading from Firefox 2.x to Firefox 3.0. I wasn’t always like this. I actually used to pay for Opera rather than deal with Internet Explorer back in the days of Windows NT4 days. Recently I’ve been lazy. Firefox 2.x had all the stuff that I used to pay for in Opera; tabbed browsing, opening entire folders of favourites etc. So the following may not come as news to some people in terms ...
I was working at home this weekend and I left my USB to Serial adapter at the office. My office is only 4 miles from home, but I didn’t feel like driving all the way there. But I almost did because I needed to capture the RETAILMSG output from an application that I was working on. I wasn’t using them so much for debugging, but instead to output some data. I decided to redirect the output and skip going to the office. The first thing that I did was to modify the application to use printf instead of ...
It's true, I'm a Gmail junkie. I've been using Gmail pretty much since the first week it was available. I don't know what I'd do without it. In addition to email, I use it as a massive filing cabinet for all kinds of stuff I just never know if I might need or not... it's always accessible and whatever I stuck in it, I can find with just a quick search term or two. Lately, they added a couple of new features worth mentioning. 1) SMS chat in gTalk is pretty cool, though I don't text nearly as much ...
I know most of you are probably working in places that you can run new tools and toys. Not everyone is so lucky! I find myself working on .NET 2.0, IE6, VS2005, and Office 2003. I am able to run FireFox so that takes some of the sting out of IE6, and I can cope with most everything else in the interests of getting a paycheck every month. But... I would dearly love to be able to run OneNote, they tell me they don't have it for Office 2003, and I've been told that they aren't even going to start looking ...
*Moved to: Removing a dead Solution Deployment from MOSS 2007If, like me, you tried to deploy a solution to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and it ether failed or hung you will need to remove it somehow. But once the status has moved to “deploying”, if you receive an error like this: Error: The web.config is invalid on this IIS Web Site: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\Virt... more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The first public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 was released yesterday, and fulfils expectations by falling in line with the 2008 server and development stack, and offering a few functional extras. I've had a quick run through of it and made some initial notes below. The MSBuild integration is interesting although I haven't got a good grasp yet on whether it will replace custom MSBuild tasks to aid deployment; apparently it works nicely with TFS, but ...
For those of you out there who can't pay a ton of money to attend one of the conferences there will be three SharePoint Saturday events and probably a MOSS Camp going on in the first quarter of the year. Here is the information that I have on these events: Event Name Date Venue Website Comments SharePoint Saturday NYC Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Microsoft Office New York City http://www.sharepointsaturd... All the speakers and sponsors are listed on the website, including Chris Regan, Jay ...
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If you are getting the message... This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer ...whenever you try to click on a hyperlink in a mail message when you are in Outlook or in a Word document, it is primarily because your default web browser has a 3rd-party setting that doesn't work and play well with Office products. For example if you are using the FireFox web browser, try changing the default web application to be Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps: ...
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Q4 BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. Registration URL: www.ncbisig.org Times: 2:30 - 6:00 Agenda: 2:30-3:00 Registration 3:00-3:15 BI SIG Updates & Announcements (Hear about how the organization is growing and changing to better serve ...
You're invited. Register at www.sharepointmn.com Please join us on Wednesday, December 10, for another opportunity to collaborate with experts on methods used to maximize the potential of the Microsoft Office SharePoint platform. Previous MNSPUG presenters will team to facilitate an open forum around the platform. Be sure to bring your questions and experience to participate in this dynamic discussion. Several subject areas within the SharePoint platform will be covered, including: • Planning • Development ...
My apologies for being tardy with the follow up post on my Nokia E71 experiences. Its amazing how work tends to take over your life at points and keep you from the things you truly love – spending time with your family or writing blog posts. Thanks for the reminder emails some sent me that I promised to pen this. Before I get started, there has been some other follow-on Nokia news. First Nokia is rumored to be working on the E75, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard version of the E71. It offers a 2.4” screen ...
I know a few people were looking for a SharePoint Development 101 Presentation, so I am changing from my Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search Presentation. I am going to start with a user control and then head towards feature and webpart development. I will also talk about some tools and how to get started with SharePoint Development. That way the people in Kansas City interested in getting started with SharePoint get a little bit of an idea where to start. If you guys are interested in my Wildcard Search ...
Larry Clarkin of The Thirsty Developer podcast is one of the leaders of the Chicago Architects Group and makes the Microsoft office available for some of our meetings. As we were setting up for last week’s meeting Larry was recording an episode of The Thirsty Developer. There were a few things about the situation that surprised me. The first thing was that I always imagined a large box for recording and head sets and everything hooked up to a computer. The whole setup was barely noticable except ...
Many of those who know me (probably my only blog readers) know that I started a new job at the beginning of the year. At that time, I started working from home full-time, with the occasional trip to the client site. Working from home had many positives and a few negatives. On the positive side, I saved a lot on gas, I have been able to spend a lot more time with my family, and I've been able to take care of things at the house that I would normally have to take time off for. At times, my focus was ...
In this issue: Andrew Myhre, Silverlight Girl, webgui, Tim Greenfield, Shawn Wildermuth, Manish Dalal, Arturo Toledo, Ruurd Boeke, Joel Neubeck, Ning Zhang, and Chris Hay. Yikes... another 12 today! From SilverlightCream.com: Digital Wall - redux Andrew Myhre sent me an email about this app this morning, and I have to admit I didn't 'get it' at first ... but after some reading on his site, this is pretty darn cool.. you log in, and draw on top of whatever is there already, and you're seeing a display ...
The basis for much growth in science has been the sharing of ideas. Ideas get passed around, question, examined, peer reviewed and eventually built on. This system has worked for centuries, taking man from the discovery of fire - to the moon and back. Computer software is much the same. Ideas thought up, built on and improved - this has taken computing from machines requiring a legion of white clad acolytes and air conditioned offices to something I can slip into my shirt pocket, read emails, send ...
Ok. I have dealt with mismatched version numbers between servers countless times in both SharePoint 2003 and 2007 when transferring data between two environments. What I had not run into (until today) was the fact that WSS 2.0 can be updated (SP3) while Sharepoint Portal Services was bone-stock-out-of-the-box. It took me a bit to figure out what was going on. I was attempting to restore a 2003 site into a test environment but was getting the dreaded "Your backup is from a different version of Windows ...
I'll admit it. At first I didn't get it. Microsoft's cloud computer platform Azure levels the playing field in an incredible way. Think about it: You have a great idea for a company but getting it it up and running is going to require a huge financial investment in server hardware to get the thing to a reasonable scale. You can't afford that, so maybe you try to get venture capital (how's that going to work out in this economy?) With Azure you can build your app and deploy it on Microsoft's infrastructure. ...
Here's the complete list of sessions from PDC and my personal favorites. You can find all the recordings of these sessions at www.microsoftpdc.com. Here's my personal favorites: Windows Azure (Hosted ASP, Workflow, Silverlight, RAW / Azure Storage) A Lap Around Windows Azure (ES16) - 0:46 Slides | WMV-HQ | WMV | Zune A Lap Around the Azure Services Platform (BB01) - 1:12 Slides | WMV-HQ | WMV | Zune Live and Mesh (Sync, Feeds, Resources, Contacts, etc.) A Lap around the Live Framework and Mesh Services ...
In my last post, I talked about how to start a user group and what the steps were to get it going. In this post I’ll talk about how we got our SharePoint user group up and running in less than a week. November 10 Juan Larios emailed myself, Eric Legault, and Gerald Danais about getting a SharePoint group going. We had discussed this idea on and off as a group over the last few months, but now we were ready to actually make it happen! We discussed that we’d aim for a January 09 event, seeing as how ...
Topic: Migrating a Data Aware WPF Application to Silverlight 2.0 Presenter: Mike Benkovich, Microsoft Date: 11/18/2008 Time: 12pm - 2 pm Website: http://www.ilmservice.com/s... Abstract: One of the great things about WPF and Silverlight is that they’re both built on top of XAML and with Silverlight 2.0 you can leverage the latest data manipulation capabilities of LINQ. In this session we’ll take a look at a basic WPF application that pulls data from a web service. We will explore VB.NET’s ...
All right, I've had enough. It's time for me to issue a decree: Henceforth, programmers who wish to use the clipboard must be licensed in the same fashion as automobile drivers are licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Yes, yes, we call it the Secretary of State's Office here in Michigan; but more people know it as the DMV.) 1. Before you may use the clipboard to copy code, you must take 20 hours of classroom instruction on how not to use your clipboard. 2. Before you may be fully licensed ...
So our last episode has generated some back-and-forth between the guest stars in the comments. Due to anomalies in the Spacetime Continuum, these comments appear in reverse order. I'd like to correct that order, and then respond. First, most-frequent-commenter Mitch (a.k.a. @anklebuster, a.k.a. Dad Geek) wrote: That was a great comic strip! Thanks for letting me have a part. At first, I wasn't getting the data flows. Then I thought about Office Race and the "trap" where there is a 66% chance of going ...
UPDATE: At the suggestion of Ernie Out in the Barn, here's a larger PDF for 11x17" paper. SECOND UPDATE: Boy, was I tired when I printed up those rules! I lost the paragraph that explained how the game ends, and I spelled "through" as "throw". Fixed here and in the PDFs. In our last episode, The UML Guy was tried for violations of Process and common decency; but pulling out all his best Captain Kirk tricks, he turned the illogic of the system against itself, and was acquitted. He decided to celebrate, ...
There are mainly two situations where rules are used: As a full ruleset on Policy activities Rulesets are a set of rules It is most of the time a business logic collection which is not related to the rest, and so it is kept in a set/unit by itself. 2. As conditions on activities While ConditionedActivity Group Replicator IfElseBranch Reference taken from a Book - Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System by David Mann ...
So, I got new branded Asus R50A UMPC for test. This ultra mobile machine with 5.6" WSVGA (1024x768) screen, based on Intel US15W chipset, comes with Intel Atom Z520 (1.33 Ghz, 533Mhz) processor, 1Gb of RAM and 20GB SSD. Also it has 3.5G mobile unit, integrated 802.11b/g network card and GPS. First impression was very cool. Slick design, big screen build in fingerprint reader. What in the box? Power adapter (110/220V), compact keyboard, bunch of cables, extra stilus and handling strap. What else this ...
I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ...
So I came up with a new presentation based on something I did at Terracon with wildcard search using Patrick Tisseghem's Book on Search. I am going to walk attendees through some basic SharePoint Search Functionality and talk a little about what is missing in the out of the box web parts. Then I am going to show attendees what they can do using the Query Object Model, some ASP .Net Controls, and a GridView to add some more search functionality. Here is a list of the dates and events that I will be ...
After upgrading to Microsoft® Office 2007 is the default for all documents is the .???x format for example new Word documents now end in .docx instead of .doc. Although the new file type offers many improvements over the old one, it can be troublesome to use if you work with many people that have older versions of Office. There are workarounds available from Microsoft, but it's usually easier just to send them something you know they can open. One way to solve the problem is to simply change the ...
What a month November is turning out to be. All kinds of good things happening in my life, all at the same time. PodCampAZ What a weekend!!! Over 500 people came together to network, learn, win prizes, eat, drink, be merry, etc. My sessions weren't as full as I would have liked (10 to 20 in each), but those that were there were very willing to talk about the topics at hand. Other than session time, I spent the days running around getting the prizes sorted. Unlike last year's epic fail on the prize ...