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I am looking around on the net for some classes for WPF, WCF, and WF plus any type of certification classes for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Tests. I want to try and pass at least one certification exam for MOSS by the middle of the year. I would also like to learn more information and start writing my own work flows. I know barely anything about WPF, except that it looks really nice. I bet that I could make some really snazzy webparts implementing this technology. I'm not the most awesome ...
I came across an interesting item this morning. I need to deploy web.config changes to a MOSS 2007 farm. After hearing many people including Ted Pattison speak about this in various sessions at the Office Developers Conference, my initial reaction was "Great, now I can make web.config modifications using a SPFeatureReceiver and the SPWebConfigModification class. Additionally, this is discussed in detail here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... and Here: http://www.crsw.com/mark/Li... ...
It took be a while before I realise that while Office 2003 and Office 2007 can be installed side by side, and that it doesn't really matter which version is installed first, it is an entirely different story when it comes to developing Office solutions using VSTO on a development environment with both version installed. In a nutshell, it is not supported and highly unrecommended to have both versions installed when developing using VSTO. The main reason is due to the 2007 Primary Interop Assemblies ...
Ever need a minute away from the craziness of school, home or even work? However you can't leave your office due to way to much on your plate? Well here is two ways of getting that stress out and making your Windows desktop take the punishment. Desktop Games and Chicken destroy. Basically when you launch this software it takes a screen shot of your current desktop and allows you to put various tools of destruction on or act upon your Desktop(screen shot). Works in all versions of windows as far as ...
If you are one of the 11 people who I have noticed on Feedburner that read my blog I have moved it. I am now located at http://www.mosslover.com and hosting my blog on Geeks with Blogs, rather than SharePoint Blogs. I didn't decide to move my blog all at once. It was a gradual decision built on various frustrations. I know it's not Dustin's fault that the templates were no longer available on SharePoint Blogs. I am sure it's not his fault that there was an inability to load screen shots. I love SharePointBlogs.com. ...
What is Microsoft SharedView (Beta)? SharedView is a service that allows communication across firewalls with no IT involvement, and runs on Vista, XP SP2, and Windows 2003 Server. It is designed for ad hoc meetings, either face to face or remote (users are in different physical locations). SharedView also provides integration into Office applications and Windows Live Messenger. It's essentially a free "LiveMeeting Light" What is Microsoft Windows Meeting Space? Windows Meeting Space is an application ...
The tour is almost over. I meant to blog quite a few things during the tour, but just didn't have the energy or free time. I am going to try to draft the notes up into a reasonable blog entry. Most of the notes I have are about reactions people have had to OneNote…. Basic reactions People have really liked what I have show them about OneNote. Many, many people have asked why they haven’t ever heard of it. It solves problems and organizes information in ways they want. People want to know why Microsoft ...
Just a reminder that ALT.NET Open Spaces, Seattle registration is still open, although we are sold out at the moment, we are taking stand-by's just in case some drop out. So, if you hadn't registered with us, go ahead and do so, and don't let the sold out scare you. Just keep in mind that you may not be selected, so I wouldn't make concrete plans if you are traveling to get there. I'm hoping to finish up about 5-6 posts that have been sitting around since last week on F#, the Unity Application Block, ...
Microsoft has announced the next generation of the Technology Specialist exams. There are 6 MCTS exams to choose from, instead of 3 for the current certification track. The main difference is that the new exams are more 3.5 technology (WCF,WF,WPF,ADO,ASP) oriented instead of to the type of application (web,win,distributed) as in the 2.0 track. The exams are ... 70-502 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Presentation FoundationLaunching on 25 March 2008 70-503 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ...
One of our developers has been working on a project to create an Add-in for Microsoft Office Accounting Professional. He's gone the public forum posting route (see the question here) and now we're trying to work our way through the Microsoft support channels. The add-in involves modifying pieces of information for a kit item. Everything is working just as it should EXCEPT when it comes time to saving the quote/order. Anyway, if you, or someone you know, has some knowledge about working with the Microsoft ...
Linux is a Godsend! Why? It's a mature operating system that has a reputation for being robust and resilient. Has legions of devoted followers a number of which support it with an almost religious fanaticism. Has been popularised in the media fervently. It has become more than just an operating system but a momentous unstoppable force in the IT Industry. Linux has become a movement that represents a seemingly just and noble cause about the success of the underdog using the weapons of mutual cooperation ...
Well, after much trial and tribulation, we finally have our DC ALT.NET site up. Thanks to Phil McMillan and Entropy Zero Consulting for hosting the site! Right now it's a work in progress and I hope to have it more complete tomorrow. As per usual with these kinds of groups, it's a wiki style and will be constantly changing with resources from our previous meeting, voting on the next topics at the next Open Spaces and places for sponsorship among other things. Meeting Announcement Redux Just a reminder ...
Today was yet another snow day in the Chicago Area. The client sent us home around lunch time. Since I don't have remote access to the client I had the unusual experience of trying to get work done at home for the client (grab all the files you need and put them on a thumb drive). I got to thinking about the difference between the office and home and I figured it would be fun to put down a few of these thoughts. Office Have most things you need at your finger tips Direct access to servers You can ...
This is also from an internal mail to SilverKey Tech Egypt office dev. team. Slightly modified this time! (Yes, I know. I should stop this habit of link collection and get back to writing - hopefully soon) Joe On .NET - Windows Workflow Foundation Tutorial Series SourceMaking (Design Patterns, Antipatterns, Refactoring) Brennan’s Blog » Blog Archive » Intellisense for jQuery in Visual Studio 2008 Happy Coding: OOP and FOOP Linq to SQL DataContext Lifetime Management - Rick Strahl's Web Log Dan Driscoll's ...
Speaker: Jeff Julian Date: Thursday, February 7th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Location: Centriq Foss, 87th & State Line Road Sponsor: AJI Software Description: Want to know about what is offered in Service Pack 1 for Office, SharePoint Designer, or SharePoint? Join us this month where we will dive through this topic and discuss how developers can use the advantages offered in the latest bits of SharePoint and Office. Register For The Event Technorati ...
It all started with an email Mohamed Hossam (AKA, Bashmohandes) sent to SilverKey Tech. (the company I work for) local office here in Egypt, referring to the article "Foundations of Functional Programming - Part 1 - B# .NET Blog". It inspired me to send few more language links: Linklist 03022008 - Dynamic programming design patterns, Erlang/C# AMQP Client, AOP - Nauman Leghari's Blog James Kovacs' Weblog - Syntactic Sugar, Compiler Candy, and Other Sweets Charlie Calvert's Community Blog : Expression ...
Need to send some Silverlight flowers this valentines day and don't know how to design? I am here to show you how you can get free clip art and convert them into Silverlight XAML. For this example, I used Microsoft Office Clip Organiser (Comes with Microsoft Office) Adobe Illustrator CS2 Microsoft Expression Design 1.0 Microsoft Blend 2 December Preview With everything ready, start with Microsoft Office Online where you can get the clip art, search for the clip art you need (but ensure that you are ...
This Virtual Lab hosted by Microsoft is on Installing and Configuring SharePoint 2007 (MOSS). I've installed and configured SharePoint on numerous occasions, but I can honestly say that I haven't done any of the more advanced configuration scenarios (e.g., Server Farms) and cannot attest to understanding a lot of the advanced features of configuring the server. This Virtual Lab allows you to learn how to learn how to do a lot in a virtually hosted training environment. I love these Virtual Labs! ...

Article in the MOSS and Office 2007 blog on use of Microsoft Enterprise Library and associated design patterns.

The possible purchase of Yahoo by Microsoft is purely about taking on Google. I have to say with all the privacy concerns around Google and their lack of real success outside their core business this could be a serious challenge to them. Google's advertising model works by shear mass of subscribers paying very small amounts and this is how they have made their money. If this allows Microsoft to challenge the Google brand then I think that is good for the consumer and industry. However all Search ...
As I prepare to embark on this grand tour of Arizona User Groups, it occurs to me that I should have some place on the web for the people attending the presentations to learn more about OneNote. Instead of trying to give them a piece of paper with the links on it, I am going to start my own list right here on my blog. This way, I have it electronic whenever I need it and I don't kill trees! OneNote blogs: David Rasmussen's Blog - OneNote tips, from a developer's point of view. Lots on shared notebooks. ...
Not much hoopla this year over the one year anniversary of Vista. In fact, when I was part of the Microsoft Foots program last year which allowed me to talk to customers at a popular Best Buy in Orlando, FL there was no excitement with customers when I showed them all the new features of Vista along with the new version of Microsoft Office 2007. I often wonder if Vista will ever get accepted at all. Sure all new notebooks have Vista installed on it but what about those PC's that could upgrade to ...
Recently I've squirreled myself away working on a project that had an utterly predictable answer leaving me feeling, why on earth did I bother!? What am I talking about? Migrating from Microsoft Office to an alternative product like Google, Lotus Symphony, Zoho, OpenOffice or Ability. Microsoft Office has long been a mighty cash-cow in the Microsoft farm-yard for many a year now but it has a singular big weakness, the chink in the armour and that is the licensing cost. On face value it's price is ...
*Moved to: Installing MOSS 2007 from scratchI am having occasion to rebuild my Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) development server. In fact, I killed it by adding a Business Data Catalog (BDC) that pointed to a table that had just over a million rows... Now, maybe this would not have caused a problem if I was not using a single server deployment with SQL server on the same box... That's the way the OS crumbles Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
To turn off the annoying customised menus in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook etc) do the following: 1. Start up an Office application eg Word. 2. Select menu item 'Tools' - 'Customize...'. 3. On the 'Options' tab, check (put a tick in) the 'Always show full menus' check-box, then click on the 'Close' button. That's it ...
Well I've seen these about thirty times now, tried them once or twice, but now that I am doing a little more work with my side company, I've found this great tool for becoming a bit more mobile. Check out the suite here. You can run Open Office from a USB drive. Never be without the ability to open word, excel, access or powerpoint files again. I recommend trying the initial suite on that extra USB drive you have laying around for starters, then check out the whole apps list. Adding more portable ...
Wow, didn't realize I was this slow on things.

CONGRATS to S.B. Chatterjee on his MVP for Office Groove! 

See more here : http://weblogs.asp.net/sbchatterjee/archive/2008/01/13/microsoft-mvp-award-for-groove.aspx

Way to go man, 'bout time!
Have you found Office Offline? It's David Salaguinto's web comic about Office and life. I love it. Why? Let's count the ways: 10) David is no more an artist than I am. He even admits it! 9) David uses Visio to create his cartoons. 8) David makes the Visio template available to his readers, so that… 7) David lets his readers create and submit their own comics 6) David takes what drives the rest of us nuts about Office and life and makes us laugh at it 5) David gets what is funny about "Hardware as ...
After reading the January 24th edition of the Redmond Channel Partner newsletter, I was rather dismayed at the magazine's top article titled "Reader Feedback: You Are Preparing for a Recession". You can read the originating blog post here. President Bush isn't the smartest man out there, but he knew when he took office the first time, in order to get out of a recession you have to encourage spending. I keep hearing all this talk about a recession and "preparing" for it. But frankly I'm quite shocked ...
We've scheduled the next MSDN Express event to take place on February 27th, from 1pm-5pm. Zain Naboulsi (our MSDN Evangelist) will be presenting topics TBA. Location will be at the New Horizons office in Rogers. Sponsored by NWA DNUG, New Horizons, Microsoft Technorati Tags: Northwest Arkansas,Microsoft,MSDN,MSDN Express ...
Great new book: "Administrator's Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 Servers". Explore the features, the installation, and the configuration of these seven new servers and gain a conceptual understanding of how your users will be working with them. Forms Server 2007 Groove Server 2007 Communications Server 2007 PerformancePoint Server 2007 Project Portfolio Server 2007 Project Server 2007 SharePointA (R) Server 2007 for Search Along with the release of Windows Vista and the revamped suite of Office 2007 ...
I'm doing another webinar - this time on the wonders of hyperlinking with PowerPoint. I would love to have you come join me! Link Up With PowerPoint! Enhance Your Presentations with Hyperlink Tricks Brought to you by Eli Journals & AudioSolutionz Skill level: Intermediate Software: Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and earlier Live Event: Link Up With PowerPoint! Enhance Your Presentations with Hyperlink Tricks When: Tues, March 4, 2008 • 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT • 60 minute audio/video event Details Most ...
We are announcing our third meeting of DC ALT.NET on February 20th at 7PM. The meeting this month will bring ALT.NET to Reston, Virginia and the Stelligent headquarters. I want to thank Jay Flowers for offering his office as our get together. The food and booze will be provided by Stelligent, so a big thanks to them! Oh, and they are hiring if anyone is interesting (schilling off). I'm glad to see Jay's back blogging again as well, even though he is doing Java stuff now... :-) Oh, and I'd like to ...
Andrew Connell writes: Two new Visual How To's I've been working on have recently been posted on MSDN's online help. Hopefully this will help you in your MOSS 2007 WCM Publishing Site development! Adding Code-Behind Files to Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007 Learn to use code-behind files within master pages and page layouts that are used in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Web content management (WCM) publishing sites. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... ...
If you've been following along reading my postings, you'll know that I've been casting aspersions about the canvas Loaded= event at least on IE6 and maybe FireFox. I've got a couple Silverlight applications that just are not solidly functional in IE6 and FIreFox (at least) and the only thing that made sense was that Loaded= didn't always fire. So to finally 'put that to bed', I decided to write a simple little demo to test that, and as long as I was doing so, I included the OnLoad event as well: ...
This was a really fun interview, because we had the chance to talk to Toi Wright and Amber Weiss, the two people who coordinated the event, and who we worked with closely during the event. Toi coordinated this event by contacting charities in the Dallas area, gathering their requirements and defining a selection process. She was looking for charities who were in need of a software solution, but something that could be completed over the course of a weekend. She also sent out the call to local developers ...
This weekend, Jeff Julian and I have been given the privilege of recording podcasts at Microsoft's We Are Microsoft event, called the Charity Challenge Weekend. We are in Dallas, TX, the location of many wonderful things (light bulbs and elevators), most notably the extremely delicious Baja Burrito at Baja Fresh Mexican Cantina. I have to admit that I was not too aware of what this event was all about, but after learning, I quickly jumped in with both feet. The Charity Challenge Weekend is all about ...
Although the new open format Microsoft have introduced for Office 2007 will soon be the defacto standard in the interim most businesses need to exchange documents in the good old Office 97/2003 format. Remembering to save things correctly can become a chore. So to save having to think change the default save to the old format. To do this do the following: Open a document Click the Office button In Options choose save then 'save files in the format' Select 97/2003 format Click OK ...
I just learned about this today from Joe Stagner's blog, and I wish I would have found out sooner! It sounds like a fantastic conference for those into Sharepoint or any of the Office suite of applications. Like Joe mentions in his blog, there's still time to register so go check it out if Office is what tickles your fancy. Check out the conference site here. D ...
I'm impressed by the fact that they used Silverlight to highlight Bill Gates keynote and Microsoft at CES. Note that the intro is a bit long before they actually let him speak. If you'll notice at the bottom, they included all of the tags for their products they are highlighting. The only logo I questioned was Microsoft Office. How in the world is Office linked to entertainment? I think my favorite bit was about Microsoft Bob http://www.microsoft.com/ces/ Technorati Tags: Microsoft,Bill Gates,CES ...
Explore Office SharePoint Server 2007 with training from Microsoft experts, right from your desktop. Download a simple file to get the grand tour of the latest features and changes, including automated workflows to track approval cycles, business dashboards showing how well you are performing on your goals, and syncing documents to Outlook. The training, which includes articles, videos, and interactive tutorials, will lead you step-by-step through the rich features of Office SharePoint Server. Find ...
SharePoint 2007 product set has added many new features and services not least mega-support for Excel. What may have gone un-noticed is it also added great Visio support as well. Learn about enhanced features for integrating Microsoft Office Visio 2007 with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 from this MSDN article ...
]]> The 2007 Caffeinated Codey Showdown is officially over and the votes have been tallied. Despite an early lead by the Canadian contingent (Justice Gray and D'Arcy Lussier), Rory Blyth rallied the troops and surged ahead to win both the Best Blog Humor and Most Fun with Multimedia categories in a landslide. Justice still dominated in the Best Post Title category and the anonymous ALT.NET Pursefight blogger edged out Fake Steve Jobs to claim the title for Best Technical Satire. Congratulations to ...
I spent all day (Jan 12, 2008) at what I have to say was the BEST Phillydotnet code camp to date. If you did not read my last blog, if you weren’t at this code camp – you missed out! An unbelievable 48 session, 48 speakers and just about 400 colleagues to talk with!!! A true win win win situation. In other code camps I would jump around from classroom to classroom to ensure I saw the speakers I wanted to hear. Today because Philly Dot Net grouped the course by subject we were able either pick between ...
If you're wondering what Xobni is, it's "inbox" spelled backwards. But that's not all it is. They are a startup company founded in 2006 whose mission is "to take back the email inbox for our users". Their flagship product is called Xobni Insight and is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook. If you've used Lookout before, Xobni Insight appears to offer all that Lookout offered and then some. The nice thing is that it is available for both Office 2003 and Office 2007. Some of the features offered by Xobni ...
OK, maybe that's not totally true. We have the Royal Canadian Air Farce, we had SCTV, and we had Marketplace and Venture...but honestly, unless CFL Football was on CBC didn't really make it on my list of stations to record programming on during the week. Until now. Douglas Copeland has transformed his book JPod into a tv series. Taking anything from book to small or large screen always has risks: Will the flair and atmosphere of the book transfer to live actors and screenplays? Will there be the ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler RevisitedAs I now have a TFS server in the office and we have Go-Live on 1st February I will be revisiting the TFS Event Handler prototype. I think there is too much work in the main code to get it working, but I should be able to rework the Prototype for Visual Studio 2008 and Team Foundation Server 2008. Hopefully this will not be much work...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Just before Christmas it was annouced that both ILog and SOA Software had joined the Microsoft BPM Alliance. SOA software will provide SOA and BPM governance software and ILog adds Business rules management. Excerpt from SOA Software's press release: "SOA Software works with Microsoft products including BizTalk Server 2006 R2, .NET 3.0, Windows Workflow Foundation, SQL Server 2005, 2007 Office System, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, IIS, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Active Directory ...
Office 2007 + MOSS + WSS 3.0 SP1 is out!! 2007 Office System SP 1 is out: SharePoint + Office clients You must install WSS SP1 before MOSS SP1. Windows SharePoint Services v3 SP1 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 Service pack for the Office 2007 clients as well: 2007 Microsoft Office Suite SP1 This works for all Office suites including Ultimate Separte download for SharePoint Designer 2007 SP1: Office SharePoint Designer 2007 SP1 and for Visio 2007: Office Visio 2007 SP1 ...
Explore several new features for authentication and authorization in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 that make it easier to develop and deploy solutions in Internet-facing and extranet environments. Have a look at these great articles by Steve Peschka of Microsoft Forms Authentication in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Part 1): IntroductionForms Authentication in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Part 2): Membership and Role Provider SamplesForms ...