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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 ...
*Moved to: SharePoint 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Service Pack 1 UpdateI had a number of problems installing SharePoint 3.0 Service Pack 1 and then Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1. In fact, I managed to put my server completely out of action and I have been trying to fix it off and on for a couple of weeks (I have been on holiday). This being my only day in for the rest of this year, I thought I should give it another go, as I did not want the server down for another week... Well, I ...
In my role as INETA Membership Mentor I hooked up with Jeff Julian while trying to process his Office User Group application through INETA. I had heard about GeeksWithBlogs but hadn't ever had an opportunity get familiarize myself with it. Jeff and I got to talking through e-mail and I joined as one of the members. I am now cross-posting my technical posts there and since then my readership has gone up quite a bit. Plus they've helped me automate some submittals to www.community-credit.com. Hopefully ...
Early this month I've read Scott Hanselman's invitation to Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest in Portland. If found the idea to get lots of people to install Visual Studio together quite interesting. I started looking around and quickly learned that this is a huge event for all .NET user groups in United States. However it turned out these meetings are not being held anywhere in Europe. What a bummer! But I liked the idea so much that I though we should organize this in our user group ourselves. We asked ...
Imagine if you will one future for applications. You walk up to any computer and plug in your 128GB Flash Drive (USB3 or USB4). You always have your applications with you and suddenly you have access to them through the flash drive. Your documents and files are on the flash drive as well. You don't have to have an Internet connection and you don't bog down the Operating System (if you use Windows) because you don't have anything but the base install on it. Your applications are very responsive because ...
I just signed up the Philly.net Code camp. Did you? There are only 400 seats available! Here are the details: Our first installment of the 2008 Code Camp series will be held at the DeVry University campus in Fort Washington, PA on Saturday, January 12 from 8:00-5:30. Please register on our web site.-->Detailed directions are on the DeVry web site. Lots of code, just say no to slides! 9 hours 48 sessions (8:00, 9:30, 11:00, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00) 8 tracks 400 seats with tables (laptops welcome) Free breakfast, ...
I seem to be working more and more my lappy these days...still always on the my PC at the office but when at home the laptop has taken over from my machine of choice...strange really because I love having two monitors and find it a fantastic way to work but I guess the freedom a laptop has to offer wins the day. Anyway, I digress...seeing I was working on it more and more I decided to get myself a Christmas present in the guise of a specialist notebook mouse, I looked at several offerings from Microsoft ...
Pros: Dual 400MHz processor Integrated GPS Sliding Keyboard with 40 degree tilt Integrated still/video camera Accepts high capacity microSDHC cards Windows Mobile 6 Office Mobile 6.1 (so you can view Office 2007 files) Cons: Speakerphone isn’t the best No zoom on still camera at the highest resolution Picture quality could be better Lack of integrated 3.5mm audio jack Now that I’ve had my Tilt for a little bit, I figured I’d give a more in depth review for others who might be considering a new Windows ...
Yes I'm going to discuss this again, so if you know me personally, or have heard me talk about it before, just click the "Delete" button :) Somewhere around the fall of 2003 I was working for what was essentially a failed dot com. The product was great, but nobody could figure out how to get US banks to buy into it. Maybe someday, but not then, and not even now for the unfortunate folks that are still trying to make it work. I was working from home, elbow-deep in Win32, MFC, platform SDK in C++, ...
On December 4th, the first inaugural MSDN Express event was a resounding success. We had around 17 in attendance and learned a lot about some of Microsoft's new technologies. A big thank you goes out to Zain Naboulsi, our MSDN Developer Evangelist. Zain, on his own initiative is helping put Northwest Arkansas on the roadmap for Microsoft's Evangelism team. It's been a long time coming that our region has seen some focus and the ability to draw in such high level talent. A big thanks to Jay Smith ...
I just came across this post by Travis Illig, one of the Subtext developers, that brings up an interesting issue with FxCop 1.35. Apparently, FxCop 1.35 uses the Office 2003 spell checker for the spelling rules. If you don't have Office 2003 (and it must be Office 2003) installed, the spell check rules will fail. Travis isn't the first person to document this problem. This problem is known and will be fixed in newer versions of FxCop. Visual Studio 2008 code analysis tools have spelling rules built ...
*Moved to: Festive holiday studying I am sorry to tell you all that I am now (as of Friday past) off for the holiday period. With a little luck and some saved holidays I will not be back in the office until the 3rd January 2008 :) I will be in the office for damage control on the 31st, but apart from that I am a free man...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I found this article today at CIO via an Article at Doug Browns site www.dabcc.com and thought it too good to just post the quote. This is exactly why Virtualization is shaking up the IT market so much - it has the capacity to drastically change the way you think about "Flexibility" and "Agility". Being able to provision on the fly in 30 minutes or so doesn't hurt either - and it's this very reason that makes concepts like VDI seem so very attractive. Virtualization at Warp Speed: How One Company ...
Just wanted to throw out a reminder about the ESB Guidance session this upcoming Monday. Hope you can join us! I'll be running the show on Monday, so please come out and say hello... Join us for the latest Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG) on December 17th at 7:00PM, where we will talk about the Enterprise Service Bus Guidance provided by Microsoft on CodePlex. Since Geoff Snowman will be out, I will be running the show that night, so I hope you come out and hope to ...
I am so glad to have noticed this while in the office ;-) I can set the download going while I head off for Lunch, although I'm not sure I'm going to have too much time to play over the weekend as the missus clearly has ideas of Xmas shopping and taking advantage of the sunny weather this weekend? Microsoft launches Hyper-V beta 1 Thursday, December 13, 2007 | 0 Comments Completely unexpected Microsoft launches today the first beta of its upcoming hypervisor Hyper-V (formerly codename Viridian / ...
My favorite Regular Expression resource, RegExLib.com, received a very nice face lift and enhancement recently and I thought you would like to know. For sometime now, the site was sort of broken, search features were not working, paging through the expressions were flaky and it looked like it was on the verge of going away. However, it looks like Steve Smith and the team were making some major enhancements and I am really excited to run into my next RegEx issue and being able to use this resource. ...

What's up with the huge update?  Turns out the biggest is Office 2007 SP1 at 390 Meg...

I'm guessing the Vista SP1 will be 3 Gig at this rate...

 

*Moved to: No love between McAfee Enterprise and MOSS 2007Well I think I have found the root of the problem with my Microsoft office SharePoint Server 2007 dev box! It was McAfee plain and simple. Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 SearchEvent Category: Gatherer Event ID: 2424Date: 13/12/2007Time: 09:36:06User: N/AComputer: GLA1VS09Description:The update cannot be started because the content sources cannot be accessed. Fix the errors and try the update again. Read more...Follow ...
*Moved to: Installing The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1 (SP1) ...Again...So far it is exactly the same show as with the WSS update. Installing updates before moving onto the main feature... And it did not ask me to install WSS SP1 this time.. That is another one of those mixed signs... The installation for MOSS SP1 is identical to that of WSS SP1 so I foresee no problems...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: MOSS SP1 Install NotesI thought I should create this blog as I am going along because I usually forget some critical item that gubs my server if I try it again Jeff Holliday has posted on what has changes with a plethora of links to relevant content. make sure you read the pre-requisites for the SharePoint updates from the How to deploy 2007 Microsoft Office System Servers Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Server Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 1 page on the Microsoft support site.Read ...
That's a great line from "Dancing with Wolves". Robert Pastorelli delivered the line about a skeleton that was found: "I'll bet someone back east is going, Now why don't he write?" In trying to answer a question on the Silverlight.net forum, I went to my site as a reference, and found something that didn't work. Hmmm... so then I tried another page and found more 'somethings' that didn't work. I get quite a few visitors a day, and nobody has written to say anything about that Apparently I'm going ...
One of the things I have been thinking about is the caliber of the people I would work with. I think there are several types I would like to work with (or probably already do and like it!). As I mentioned at the start of this series, this is my definition of my perfect work environment. This almost definitely is not what you would see as the perfect environment and that is okay. I invite you to come up with your own ideas and put them together. Technical PM - While I have had the type of PM I really ...

Around the office here I'm called Mr.Wizard because when I'm called upon I get things fixed, and quickly, often times when it seems hopeless. I always come up with a solution, whether it's a permanent fix or at least a temporary one.

What kind of office nick names, or nick names around the home, have you guys had?

Mine :

Mr. Wizard

Gambit

Gravitron

If you have deployed or are in the middle of a MOSS deployment, SP1 should be of major interest to you. It addresses many of the product issues that your team may have realized during the implementation/configuration of the platform. Personally I have experienced two issues which would be resolved by SP1: Editing of documents crashes with multiple versions of Office installed Send to Link in the context menu of the document mutilates the link in the email body For more information, please refer to ...
Speaker registration form at: http://codecamp08.fladotnet... We have been receiving speaker proposals, should have enough rooms to accomodate anyone who wishes to speak and will get the sessions posted on the website soon. The tracks (subject to change) are: - Intro to .NET - Web Development - Windows / Smart Client - SQL / Data / BI - .NET New and Cool - Agile / CI - Architecture - Frameworks - Office Development - Gaming - SharePoint - Spanish To attend this outstanding free event, register at: ...
So the first day went really well, the lodge we stayed in was very old and cozy (in a good way) and very WARM. We left the lodge around 10am (after getting a bit of work done) and walked to the building containing Alan's office and hung out with some of the students for a bit before going to lunch with them. We got to see a bit more of the campus since we were walking everywhere. Very nice area and it was good to be back in this part of the country. (I grew up in Virginia, so this is *like* home.) ...
Over the next month or two I will be blogging about a topic that is likely to make you think. If I were to ask you what your perfect work environment was, what would you say? I would like you to think about the people you work with. If you could work with anyone you wanted to and have your boss be anyone you wanted, who would it be (or you could be the boss)? I would like you to think about programming languages. Would you pick just one or would you like to leave the door open to whatever best fit ...
You completed the forms. You did the interviews. You provided references. You even demonstrated the pros (and maybe the cons) using someone's copy. So now you wait patiently to hear word from the adoption agency that your requested new addition is ready. Then it arrives...in a shiny holographic-background DVD...with official logos. Wait what? Did you think I was referring to human adoption? Sorry...let me back up... Visual Studio 2008 was release from Microsoft recently (in 2007 no less). I know ...
I will be presenting the about the WCF LOB Adapter SDK ("Connect ANYthing") at the BizTalk R2 launch on December 13th at the Microsoft Silicone Valley Campus. Please join us for this event - we have some interesting new stuff to show and talk about in the SOA, ESB, BPM arena. Following is the official invitation. Sign up today - it's free! ***************** Join industry experts from Xterprise, Magenic Technologies, and Microsoft on December 13th, 2007 for the BizTalk R2 Launch- Extending SOA beyond ...
Join us for the latest Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG) on December 17th at 7:00PM, where we will talk about the Enterprise Service Bus Guidance provided by Microsoft on CodePlex. Since Geoff Snowman will be out, I will be running the show that night, so I hope you come out and hope to have a great crowd. As someone who is currently using this technology on a project, it's always great to see new ideas and perspectives on the technology. In case you don't know what ...
Yesterday around 4AM, my wife decided to wake me up to tell me that it was time to have our daughter. My first reaction was to throw her the car keys and tell her that I would meet her there after a few more hours of beauty sleep. However, I realized that this day marked the last day of a long stretch of emotional outbursts, spur of the moment crying during certain commercials, and massive stops for bathroom breaks anytime we went anywhere. We arrived at the hospital 30 minutes later. Our first daughter ...
Once things calm down around here I'll actually get to posting code again. Soon enough and hopefully this week. Anyhow... As Scott Hanselman noted in his blog post this morning, there is an Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest at the Microsoft office in Reston, VA on December 12th. Here is the scoop: Come join Andrew Duthie for a night of installing Visual Studio 2008 90 day trial edition at the Microsoft Reston Office and a voucher for the full version. Also, games and networking will be there, so bring ...
David Laribee is prepping right now for his talk...yet another Mac user, and not like others who are using Windows on his Mac...we're going to be seeing Apple Keynote in action folks! Another full house here in the Agile room. David looks to be using a 15" Mac Powerbook. I wasn't a huge fan of the smaller screen size, but Kent Sharkey was in the office last week with his and the resolution is surprisingly good. Woodsy almost tripped Oren...geeze Woodsy, are you that badly wanting to speak that you'd ...
Microsoft's Nick Malik has written a thought provoking piece on understanding the customer and how EA should rise to the challenge of aligning Business and IT be focusing on the customer needs. Essentially, I agree with the sentiment whoever i disagree on a couple of huge monster key points ... 1) I don't believe that the average customer is that tech-savvy! Yep, they dabble and it's enough to get by, but code up mash-ups ... are you joking? Seriously? I can see how Microsoft's vision of the world ...
Introduction This week, I've been to ITWorx first public seminar called "CuttingEdge Club" on Saturday. The idea of a public developer seminar was pretty interesting to me being one of the organizers and speakers for the first developer seminars held in Egypt ever (the DemoDay event we started earlier back in November 2006), and being a speaker myself in ITWorx internal seminars just last week! Interestingly enough, ITWorx started their internal seminars/conferences/clubs (call it whatever you like ...
No no D'Arcy, I'm not quitting GWB. Far from it. In fact, I may occasionally stray from the fold and experience a little bloggish rumspringa if you will, but as long as Messirs Alexander, Julian & Co. will have me, I'll be here. I'm not quitting Magenic. Not even close. The two best career decisions I ever made were, in order: 1) joining Magenic and 2) moving to Minneapolis. I've been given more room for professional growth and development than pretty much anywhere I've ever been. (We're hiring ...
MSDN Subscribers: Get Visual Studio 2008 RTM Now Get it here first! With Visual Studio 2008, you can develop connected, compelling applications for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office system, mobile devices, and the Web ...
There are a number of tools out there that will auto-gen your DAL from a database schema, most notably nHibernate. But another tool, SubSonic, should be on your queue of tools to research and investigate...especially if you're getting hot under the collar for the upcoming MVC framework from Microsoft. SubSonic is an open source product that will automagically generate your DAL and supporting entity objects based on a database schema. I've been lucky to have Kent Sharkey here in the office the last ...
With the deluge of blog posts talking about the recently releases of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5, Scott Guthrie talks about the steps to uninstall the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 release you should follow before installing the final release. It's great that Scott has put together this list since it not only tells you all of the components that are installed when you install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 but also tells you the order to uninstall them. This post also indirectly brings to ...
I was recently at a one day BizTalk training given by a solution partner at the Microsoft office in Atlanta. They had a giveaway at the end, as they usually do. I never win these. It's one of those things that I expect to not happen every time I go. Well, this time I won. A free copy of Halo3. Ok, ok...I know...good score, right? Well, I don't have an Xbox 360. Or at least, I didn't own one. I am now the proud owner of a Halo3 edition Xbox360, and the ashamed owner of a psyche that realizes I have ...
... only if the rank and file users are pretty tech savvy! This week my colleagues and I have been experimenting with Wiki's to find one that we could use in an initiative to capture the corporate memory. What we discovered was that most Wiki's have a pretty low level of intuitions at key points. For example inserting images, creating simply hierarchal structures and simple navigation. Now I appreciate that many have a reasonable text editors so users don't have to use tags but this just seems to ...
I know you're probably sick of reading about how awesome it is here in MN... tough! We had snow today. Not a lot, and none of it stuck, but it was definitely snow. Awesome. As a point of reference, it was 76 degrees today in Greenville. No snow there. Moving to the home office was the smartest thing I ever did. Not only is there enough work here in town that I'll practically never have to travel (unless I want to) but it gives me the opportunity to do all the fun, awesome community stuff I love to ...
I hate to script. There I said it. I am a GUI-lover. That being said, I also know the power of scripting and automation can be a tremendous time-saver. That's why I try to script whenever I can. And here are some killer resources for the scripting IT Pro. Script Center All-in-One Script Center All-in-One features over 160 scripting-related articles collected in a single .CHM file. This collection features all of the Tales From the Script, Office Space, and Scripting Clinics columns, plus much, much ...
Another Microsoft step toward the synchronization of data I think it’s a great technology on Microsoft platform. It’s a comprehensive synchronization platform independent from any data type, any data store and transfer protocol and network topology. Microsoft Sync Framework will be ship with Visual Studio 2008 with other technologies like Language Integrated Query (LINQ), Tools for Microsoft Office and multi supported .Net Framework version. Microsoft Sync Framework provides a platform that support ...
"Shadow IT" is a term used to refer to technology efforts taken on by business units, usually without the knowledge (or blessing) of the IT department at large. Shadow IT can be a double-edged sword. You should understand the potential problems of Shadow IT and how to manage it. Let's start by understanding how Shadow IT is formed. Formation of Shadow IT Shadow IT forms when there is a disparity between the need for technology and avaialble resources to implement the needed technology. Companies ...
Following the lead of Tech·Ed Barcelona, Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 will also be expanded into a "split event". For the first time, Tech·Ed U.S. is evolving from a one week conference to two separate back-to-back conferences: Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 Developers, June 3-6, and Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 IT Professionals, June 10-13, in Orlando, FL. Each event is priced separately, but there will be special package pricing for those that want to attend both events. The format is intended to provide the same experience but ...
At Teched 2007 in Barcelona, Spain S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division, announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 will be released at the end of November. It's the first major update to Visual Studio, Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE), since 2005. Some of the key features in VS 2008 include: LINQ. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is the most-anticipated new feature of Microsoft's next IDE. LINQ will make access to databases ...
Microsoft's Home Server sounds like a perfect solution to the problem we all seem to be facing at home. We started with on computer but now the wife and kids seem to have them too. Plus the work laptop. Now the printer sharing sucks and the backup strategy involves 3 Our Fathers and 2 Hail Marys. HS to the rescue! Just add a bunch of USB disks, plug in your printers, and install a client thingy and it rocks. My problem is that it rocks in my office 3 feet away. I never turn the damn thing on. It's ...
Still looking for the elusive second vehicle, but I've now hit three dealerships and have come out relatively un-slimed. Dealership 1: Saturn Saturn of old is not the Saturn of new apparantly, with their "no haggle price" being in question as more and more GMC-ness invades the company that tries to be different. Upon approaching the lot I was greeted by a very nice salesman, and after telling him I was interested in taking an Outlook out for a drive he asked me to wait inside while he brought one ...
so Microsoft (via Soma's blog) have announced the S+S Blueprints, so this tells us what Mike has been up to since Project Glidepath, but I'm left wondering a couple of things, are these factories? (in my humble opinion yes), are these extensible? (can I make changes to the blueprint (guidance package))... umm no (at least not that I've found so far).... how do these blueprints fit in with the Rosario Factory story?, do they play with P&P Factories? .... yeah that's more than a couple... Oh and ...