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I wrote on my main blog a small review for Office Live Apps - the Google Docs alternative from Microsoft.
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This is my 100th post to this blog, but it’s also, in a real sense, my first. That’s because, starting now, my blog will be syndicated on RedDevNews.com and VisualStudioMagazine.com, the same sites that carry my monthly column, Redmond Review. For those who haven’t read my posts or columns before, allow me to present a quick intro. (For everyone else, go ahead and skip to the next paragraph.) My name is Andrew Brust, and I’m a Microsoft MVP and Regional Director. I don’t work for Microsoft – they’ve ...
So I scraped together the money and paid in full to go to the conference as I've said before. Here is a complete list of all the sessions I will be attending: Monday 1:15 - Overview and Whats New for SharePoint 2010 IT Pro's 2:45 - What's New in Office 2010 for Developers 4:30 - Web Content Management in SharePoint 2010 Tuesday 9:00 - Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight 3 and SharePoint 2010 10:30 - FAST Search for SharePoint: Capabilities and Deep Dive 1:15 - Developing SharePoint ...
There is nothing earth shattering here. I was just putting together a set of snippets to make life a little easier while developing SharePoint and Office Open XML projects. My search for information crossed a lot of different sites. MSDN has a number of articles about all the features of creating and managing snippets. Below is a compilation of the basics around creating these little helpers. Hopefully it is a little more detailed in the whys then MSDN content. Creating A Snippet File Snippet files ...
The October Service Update for Microsoft Online Services includes several new features and enhancements designed to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. The Service Update is currently being deployed into production data centers. Many of these service enhancements are the result of customer and partner feedback. The following features and capabilities are included in the October Service Update: Bulk Activation of Users PowerShell commandlets will be added to streamline ...
Beware of geeks bearing gifts... I just got notification that I won one of the monthly "stupid prizes for smart people" from Community Credit. Thanks to David Silverlight for founding this great program. I'm sure productivity in my office will soar once I install my new Desktop Swing Ball: I've only started blogging regularly recently, and am working on overcoming my natural shyness to try to volunteer to help out more with the St. Louis .NET community. I hope that sometime in the near future, I'll ...
I’ve needed to pull together some resources for SharePoint training: Figured I’d post them. Virtual Labs: Get first-hand deployment experience through the Virtual Lab series. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 will teach you about installation, organizing content, managing user permissions, creating Web Parts for custom tasks, and much more.It's simple: no complex setup or installation is required to try ...
After submitting several abstracts for the code camps in the surrounding area, I now have my October planned and what a busy time it will be! Having recently returned from the Raleigh Code Camp, which was a fantastic event(many thanks to the organizers for putting together such a well run event for the developer community), I learned that I’ll also be speaking at the NoVa and Philly.NET Code Camps. So in addition to attending some excellent sessions and catching up with some geek friends, I’ll also ...
Wow! Last month’s meeting was terrific! Claudio Lassala’s presentation rocked. Also, the format of the meeting worked so well we’re going to stick with it for the Wednesday, October 28th meeting. This month FredNUG has another great speaker lined up. We’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, Antonio Chagoury will present Mash-Up Your DotNetNuke Using RESTful APIs. This sounds like an informative presentation covering a variety of key technologies. The scheduled ...
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 is finally available for download here. This intermediate release (while we wait for Windows Embedded Compact in 2010) brings several features, the most important of which is probably Silverlight for Windows Embedded. Download a free trial of Expression Blend to create new user interface experience for your embedded device! For more info on the features included in CE 6.0 R3 check the following links: Bruce Eitman's blog Olivier Bloch's blog Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 release ...
I ditched my T-Mobile Dash. If you’ve read sluggish, that’s an understatement. Imagine pressing and holding the #1 key for a shortcut to VME, but the device doesn’t pick it up, pauses, and types eight 1’s across the display – rrrrr! Plus, one would think the apostrophe is worthy of the keyboard. It’s a f’n ‘. Put it on the keyboard! The Samsung Jack is the same WM 6.1 phone, but speedy and few more keys (hello apostrophe!). Plus 3 bars in my basement office on AT&T vs. the <=1 on T-Mobile ...
Yesterday at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston, Kevin Dallas the General Manager of Windows Embedded at Microsoft announced that there will be a Windows CE 6.0 R3 release available within a month. The engineers tell me that the work is complete, now it is just a matter of getting it ready for us to download. The goal of the R3 release seems to be centered on usability. The new features are: Silverlight – or actually a subset with variation. This is not Silverlight for the browser, but ...
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 EXAMS / Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) V3 EXAMS ADMINISTRATORS I thought I had posted these once before. If you have 1 to 2 years of MOSS/WSS administrative experience, you should – at a minimum – have the two (2) following exams under your belt: MCTS 70-631 – Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring MCTS 70-630 – Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring DEVELOPERS If you are a seasoned .Net developer, very solid in the .Net 2.x Framework and ...
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I’ll be very busy over the coming weeks wrapping up a big project for a client so I won’t have much time to write. Here is a brief update on happenings. This week I was able to purchase my PDC 2009 ticket. I am very much looking forward to this event as there are a LOT of exciting topics with the upcoming releases, Office 2010, VSTS 2010, and .NET 4.0. I’ll be pretty busy after this event doing presentations at work, for clients, and a few user groups in the area after learning more at the PDC. Next ...
Documents: White paper - BizTalk Adapter Pack: Connecting LOB Systems and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... White paper - BizTalk Server and WCF Support in Visual Studio 2008: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Downloads: Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Readme and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Installation Guide Download the latest readme and the installation instructions for the BizTalk Adapter Pack: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
The Winnipeg SharePoint UG is back for another year of events and presentations! This Month: Enhancing Connected SharePoint Lists in Outlook 2007 Eric Legault, Microsoft Outlook MVP It's really easy to link an Events, Contacts or Tasks list in WSS to Outlook 2007. But what if you had custom list fields or list views? These elements are not supported! But by using Visual Studio Tools for Office to build an Outlook COM Add-In consuming SharePoint Web Services, you can easily design a custom Form Region ...
What is Sharepoint? SharePoint is Microsoft's product in the Enterprise Portal, Content Management and Colloboration space. SharePoint is actually 2 products. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) - This is what is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and later versions and includes the set of standard site templates for building web sites in SharePoint. In addition WSS includes version control, alerts, RSS feeds ans task notifications. WSS is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and greater and I believe that ...

A nice free toolkit from MS  help administrate and manage Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and Windows® SharePoint® Services version 3.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=412A9EF1-3358-4420-B820-0CA3F4641651&displaylang=en

Steps to make a disaster back up: Record which Web applications are associated with the SSPs · Perform a full back up of the SSPs. · Completely stop the farm by stopping the services associated with Office SharePoint Server 2007 and by stopping Internet Information Services (IIS). · Back up the following databases by using SQL Server 2005 tools: o Content databases o Central Administration content database o Configuration database o Windows SharePoint Services Help Search database o Back Up the SQL ...

We have faced an issue before that some users when opening a document in SharePoint document library the internet explorer crashes.

After investigation I have found that this issue most pobably happens due to existance of several versions of office on the machine.

To solve that check these links:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929360
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938888

 

This is an interesting concept. Branch Cache can be very good in low bandwidth remote offices. If this solutions works, it will be a tremendous boost to SharePoint. Some of the complains that you hear about SharePoint implementation is that it is slow in low bandwidth offices. Branch caching may not help in a Collaboration situation where too much of read write is going on but for everything else it is a great tool. It caches everything, for pages to images to office docs. Here is a quick demo of ...
Sorry, not cracked the problems listed at the end of my last 64 bit dev blog. But added a new one. My BizTalk project required the reading of data from an Excel spreadsheet – don’t ask…. Now previously I have used: the Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider. This allows you to treat the spread sheet as any normal data source. See sample below 1: string strConn = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLE... + "Data Source=E:\\DEMO\\FileLocs\\... + "Extended Properties=Excel 12.0;"; 2: DataSet ds ...
Over the last few months I have made the move to 64 bit – Windows 7 RTM on my laptop and Windows 2008 standard server with hyper-v on my dev box. I’m also running 64 bit Office 2010 and a number of other 64 bit goodies. But it is in the area of development I’m really having ‘fun’. So first off it was time to setup a 64 bit dev image: Windows Server 2008 R2 Std (64 bit) SQL Server 2008 (64 bit) Visual Studio 2008 (32 bit only) BizTalk 2009 Developer Edition (64 bit) Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 (64 ...
Classroom Training – Microsoft Learning Solutions Partners Course 50205A: SharePoint 2007 Web Development Course 50207A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 1 Course 50208A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 2 Course 50209A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 3 Virtual Labs Creating and Deploying Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Workflows for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Office SharePoint ...
In some scenarios, you may have a database that contains text data in a column which is restricted to a certain set of discrete values. In such a case it is a good idea to use an enumeration for representing these data in your domain. - I occasionally came across this situation when I had to deal with legacy databases with large amounts of pre-existing data. - This post demonstrates an easy and effective way to put this "enum value vs. database string" mapping under test, using the xUnit.net unit ...
I love the talks from TED and it so happens that lately I am in urge to watch (almost) all the episodes on the website whenever I can get the time! So, be it a 20 minute ride home from office or just another boring wait for someone, I WANT to watch TED! Alright, that’s exaggeration! To download the episode, I can either subscribe to the channel on iTunes and make 300+ clicks to download each episode or else, I can do this: Open up iTunes and connect to the Store. Search for “tedtalks” and select ...
This is an important list of SharePoint books I thought it will be good to share. Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers Beginning SharePoint 2007 Administration: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step Mastering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building ...
Do you have a new feature you would like to see added to a Word? Maybe you have a complaint about how something in Excel works… Maybe you would like to see a specific feature in Outlook changed… or maybe you would like to make your voice heard on complaints or new features suggested by others. If so, then you will like the new site, MakeOfficeBetter.com. Is this an official Microsoft site? No, but it is the brainchild of one of the product planners on the Office team, Steve Zaske. I think this is ...
I decided to join in on the fad and perform a dual boot installation of Windows 7 RTM on my laptop with Windows XP. I am working on a project with a pretty tight timeline so installing from scratch was way too risky. I took the advice from some of my co-workers and went for the dual boot option by creating a partition using Acronis Disk Director in which to install the new OS. I created a 30 GB partition and started installing with the DVD that was created from the ISO. The installation was super ...
I have recently completed work on a WPF application which required a reasonable amount of interaction with Microsoft Outlook. Specifically, we needed to implement two operations: firstly, we needed the ability to generate a new email and open it in Outlook (without sending it); and secondly, we needed to send an email via Outlook behind the scenes, without any user interaction. There were a couple of additional requirements affecting how this functionality could be implemented. One of these was a ...
*Moved to: Finding features: Calendar previewAnother nice feature of Outlook 2010 that I like is the Calendar preview: Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Much as people love hearing on the new features of ASP.NET, one of the frequent requests that I receive is around performance counters, high transactional sites using ASP.NET and real world applications that do very well on ASP.NET. While there are thousands of sites out there running on ASP.NET, many of them being mission critical, our own Windows Update is a great example of high performance. Windows Update is something all of us use, whether we like it or not. It helps maintain your system up ...
Host: Jody Gilbert, Senior Editor 10 things Career Collaboration IT management Network administration Programming and development Project management Security Shortcuts Support Tips Web design Contact 10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010 With the release of the Office 2010 Technical Preview, details are finally starting to roll in. Deb Shinder highlights some of the features she thinks might make the new version worth the upgrade 10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010 Technorati ...
Assess Your Readiness to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Today Did you know that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 includes the addition of a "preupgradecheck" in stsadmin? It will assess your general readiness for upgrading to SharePoint 2010, provide feedback, and include best practices recommendations. Why wait? Get all the details on SP2 and run your preupgradecheck today! SharePoint 2010 - Bamboo Nation ...
I'm a big fan of being a self-starter, always learning, and trying new stuff. A big percentage of what I've learned in the software biz has been ratting around in other people's code... I had one Fortran IV class back in '67 and I sucked at it. I had some 1-on-1 help from a great guy teaching me BASIC in '68, and since then it's been Assembly (how many people bought their own copy of MASM?? -- twice??), Pascal, C, C++, C#, various databases, and forgetabout all the OS versions from mainframes to ...
It has been known for a little while now that Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 7, will be released to the computer makers to install as the machine OS for the computers they are getting ready to sell in late July. Then later in the Fall (OCT 22nd), it will be available to the public for purchase. This is welcome news for many who were not as successful with Vista and are quite tired of Windows XP. I was definitely in that camp. I have a lot of computers that I run at home and they were all Windows ...
What is Kerberos Authentication? Kerberos (or Cerberus) was a three-headed dog in Greek Mythology which guarded the gates of Haides (King of underworld God of Death). Kerberos was responsible to prevent ghosts of the dead from leaving the underworld. The Kerberos Protocol was created by MIT as a solution to network security problems like: 1) Insecure unencrypted password over the internet 2) Firewalls, which assumes that the bad guys are outside the network, what about the Bad Guys within the network. ...
Speaker Tim Huckaby is currently focused on RIA & Smart Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO, Surface, and Silverlight. He has been called a “Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution” by the press. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest rated Keynote and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world by Microsoft Corporation. Tim has done presentations on Microsoft Technologies at technology events like Microsoft Tech Ed, Product Launch ...
*Moved to: Office 2010 gotcha 2: Visual Studio 2008 LocksI am having a little problem with Visual Studio 2008 that only started after I had installed Office 2010. I found this interesting post on Visual Studio 2008 Locks or Freezes in ASPX from Rinat Abdullin that was a complete match to the problem I am having. Basically VS just bings at you whenever you click anywhere as if there is a model dialog open after opening and trying to edit an aspx file.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I can go a long time without time off, or at least time away from the office, but I hit tilt today. It started early with not being able to find the code for the book to upload. Then when I did, I realized I hadn’t tracked chapter changes in the code so although the code was good, naming was wrong… fail! Then at the office trying to finish the latest refactoring effort I got to the point of adding Help files and wanted to add a Help button in a new column in a couple places. Things just looked hinky ...
Do you want... an opportunity for FAME, Fortune, some GREAT information on Tools, Techniques and not too mention just plain fun? (hmmmm, maybe some swag too.. who knows) Then… Make sure you make it to the Tampa Microsoft office by 6:15 PM EDT on 7/22/2009 for the Tampa .Net User Group meeting for the recording of the next episode of “It’s all about the Tools!” Or, if you can’t make that then definitely check out the other episodes and videos on Channel9 - Russ's Tool shed To register for the meeting ...
*Moved to: Finding features: ConversationsHey, well the dentist was fun! And I have had time to install Office 2010 on my wife's Windows 7 laptop. I will try to put together some of the interesting features… This is nice. Much better than the Google Mail one and is starting to make more sense the more I use it. I am connecting to my Google Mail via IMAP and this example illustrates the feature nicely.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Office 2010 First runI will need to be quick, I have a dentists appointment (arg!), but I could not leave without at least a peek at Office 2010, so Outlook being my weapon of necessity, that the choice: Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Office 2010 InstallNow I have uninstalled Office 2007 32bit I am ready to get this 2010 thing going… I am installing on Vista 64, I know, but I cant get Windows 7 in the office yet…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Office 2010 gotcha 1I am installing office 2010, and I ran into my first gotcha! I have a 64 bit computer and I wanted to use the 64bit version of Office, but there is no upgrade option for this, you need to uninstall Office 2007 32bit (the only version there is) and put the 64bit on… Here is the message…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
If you have not heard there is an updated MS SDL Starter Kit available for download. This kit provides a compilation of baseline developer security training materials on core Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) topics. The core Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) topics include: Secure design principles Secure implementation principles Secure verification principles SQL injection Cross-site scripting Code analysis Banned application programming interfaces (APIs) Buffer overflows ...
I installed the preview release of Office 2010 tonight. Just started playing through it, so I don’t have anything crazy whiz bang to report. However, for those of you doing an Office beta for the first time I wanted to share something I found in how we can submit feedback. This is nothing new. Apparently it was part of the Office 2007 beta and feedback program also. But for those of us that are unaware, hopefully this is insightful. After I installed Office, I noticed an interesting little application ...
Yesterday in New Orleans, the Microsoft World Partner Conference 2009 kicked off with some of the big highlights at the event where the Office 2010, and Office web-apps announcements, with SharePoint appearing high on the list. The event has also kicked off a few sneak-peaks into the new platform, scheduled for an exclusive-beta program in the coming weeks. While I digest the amount of data being released, here is a quick glance at some of the new SharePoint 2010 screens... New User Interface, which ...
First paragraph from this article posted today on PCMag.com: “At its Worldwide Partner Conference Monday, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of one of the most popularly used pieces of software in history, Microsoft Office, delivering a "Technical Preview" to partners and developers.” New features look pretty cool. I’m anxious to see the online versions of the different apps and how well the document sharing and collaboration features work. Are you doing any Office development? Have a day. :-| ...