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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. :-| ...
Microsoft planning to release the CTP of it's new version of office ..office 2010. one can expect many features from this.. including "Office on web". find the brief of office 2010 by Chris Capossela here. To know more about office 2010 here ...
I wanted to write a blog post to document how I do some day-to-day things. It helps me to keep track of my work habits, refine them and perhaps help some others who are looking for some solutions. My current rig is a Apple MacBook Pro 13” unibody. It has the 250Gb drive with 4Gb memory. I am running the latest version of OS X Leopard. I am really enjoying the 13” form factor. It is a little smaller and lighter than the previous 15” unibody which, to me, just felt heavy. I also don't notice the lost ...
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Two new showcases are available on the Visual WebGui Showcases section. Both cases present projects from companies that have experienced and created solutions with Visual WebGui before. The first case is from the CRMCompany located in the Netherlands which is a leading company in the fields of CRM and Information. The CRMCompany developed a CRM on th web for a large customer in the Construction industry that needed a centralized application to simplify the information flow from the various locations ...
Today marks the day when the Orlando DotNetNuke User group officially has 200 members. It was a year and half ago that I started this group with about 7 members who came and met on a Saturday morning to discuss issues relating to the best open source web portal, DotNetNuke. Will Strohl was there along with a co-worker. Will has been a great member and now great leader of the group. More recently, Will was in charge of putting together the Day of DotNetNuke held last month at the Microsoft Office ...
If you’re a C# developer who has tried to do Microsoft Office programming, you know how much of a pain it can be. Most of the methods require tons of parameters, and you end up needing to pass tons of Missing.Value argument around. If you haven’t done this before, it’s easy to get started writing Office programs. First, make sure you have Office installed. Second, add a reference in your project to the Office application you want to automate. Now, add the appropriate using clause (using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Ex... ...
I haven’t had many opportunities to blog lately because I have extremely busy on some rather demanding/challenging back-to-back projects lately, but a couple things happened recently that I want to announce… FIRST: This last Friday (June 19, 2009), I was called into my General Managers office at Magenic and informed that I had been promoted to Principal Consultant. This is something I have been working towards for some time, and I am very excited about the new responsibilities and challenges that ...
If you are the minority who have been following my blog from the beginning you would know I am an avid practitioner and developer that centre on Microsoft SharePoint, and associated technologies. So some people may be thinking why write about Commerce Server? Is there any association between this and Microsoft Office SharePoint server (MOSS)? Well the answer is yes and no. In my earlier blog I briefly introduced Commerce Server, and this is hopefully the start of my series of articles introducing ...
Microsoft Online Services – Online is not always Online As a software engineer for a small Microsoft Partner – I have had a blast working with the enterprise technologies – especially since the release of the beta bits of MOSS 2007. The firm I work for is also a Microsoft Hosted Services Partner, and we host key technologies like Exchange, MOSS, Dynamics CRM, SQL Server and the latest craze – the Business Productivity Suite. The following is a blurb from the MSFT Help About BPS Online: The Business ...
When we deployed Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 to our Windows Mobile devices, we encountered the following issues and what we did to resolve them. Issue Cannot verify the certificate from the server. Check your clock settings or contact your system administrator. Resolution If you encounter the error above when you launch Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 from your device, you will need to make sure that you have the external certificate chain installed on your device. You ...
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Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other. Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the ...
I am super excited about this event, we created the registration page just a week back and got it online for 5 days and we already had our 1000 registrations for the same, we increased the registration to 1200 and in 2 more days all 1200 filled, awesome response… I am Speaking on Getting Started with Silverlight 3 and, also speaking on Windows 7 for developers where I will be showing the Freescale board that has the accelerometer and other sensors and that will be fun, preparation is kinda ok cause ...
Eurotech is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to port and maintain Windows CE on our single board computers. This position is in our Columbia, MD office near Baltimore and Washington DC. If you are looking for a change, or know a good engineer, take a look at our Eurotech Careers page. We are not looking for application developers. We are looking for engineers with experience writing device drivers and bootloaders. We would prefer engineers with Platform Builder experience. But that is not a ...
This post is just to show some of the screenshots of the EMR software that we developed and deployed in the past few weeks in our clinic. Some of the features include: - Patient Registration - Return visit entry and scheduling - Entry for Patient history, Vital signs, ART History, Online Prescriptions, Online lab orders, Counseling, Workflow - Role base security with windows based authentication - Office 2007 Themes (Don’t know whether to call this a feature) Thanks to Component Factory The lab requisitions ...
Maine was great! This passed weekend and beginning of the week, my wife and I took our first vacation without the kiddos since our honeymoon in celebration of our 5 year anniversary. At first we were looking for places like New York or Chicago to go, but I wanted to get away from hectic life and visiting large cities is just a hectic as real life in KC. So we decided to go to Maine on a whim. Since it was so unlike us (mainly me) to not do trips like this, we went one step further and only planned ...
You know, it’s like they’re not even trying anymore. I just received your typical “we need an agent to receive payments and then keep some of the money and send us the rest” type of phishing email. To qualify, I need a bank account – check, a credit card – check, check my email at least three times per day – double-check. In the F.A.Q section question number one is: Do I pay any tax? This is not your income and bank will know that, we pay fee for this activity to every Australian Bank. Sweet, tax ...
As of this week I have changed positions within Eurotech to become a Field Application Engineer (FAE). This is an exciting new challenge for me, and I look forward to it. I spent the last five years working as the Director of Windows CE Software Engineering, managing development at three offices. This period of my career was rewarding and challenging, very challenging. I have watched the company grow and eventually be bought by a bigger company. My team has architected solutions to manage the ever ...
People always told me not to use MS Access for my web sites, however the closest they ever got to actually telling me why not, is something like: "It doesn't perform well if you have many user!" Well how many users is many I asked? This is where Einstein comes in to modern programming: "Everything is relative!" When I asked how many is many (user on an Access database) no one ever came up with a number - it was everything from 10 to 10.000. So Access performance has never been an issue to me, since ...
Recently I read a portion of a good book ('Agile Software Development with Scrum' by Ken Schwaber with Mike Beedle). I read this book in order to understand the Agile/Scrum development style used at my new workplace. I took a course last semester in which we used a Scrum development style based on the input given by a student who worked where I've just started and while we seemed to grasp the idea of Scrum, we had it often incorrect according to the book. This is some of the basics of what I learned ...
With "Dublin" on the horizon as the future distributed application server role for Windows, does it make sense for Microsoft to call this new role "Windows BizTalk Services"? This would in many ways mimic the Windows SharePoint Services/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server paradigm. The only problem in the short term is that BizTalk Server 2009 has just been released and looks nothing like Dublin. The ideal set of products would first include Windows BizTalk Services, which includes all of the lightweight ...
Yesterday I took my 70-630 MCTS exam in Configuring and Administrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I have participated in Microsoft exams a few years ago, and for this one I felt seriously under prepared. I have been using MOSS now for a couple of years and have gone through various administration and deployment scenarios; however the scary thing about 70-630 is the lack of resources available to prepare. The biggest asset I could find where sympathetic community bloggers who have gone ...
Finally I am able to download the Visual studio 2010 and prepared my system to install visual studio. I downloaded VS2010Beta1ENU_PRO_2PartsTo... and VS2010Beta1ENU_PRO_2PartsTo... files from here. I took the back up of my VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) which is a Windows XP with Office 2007, Visual Studio 2008 professional, SQL Server 2005 Express edition, Silver light 2.0 SDK and Microsoft Expression 2.0. Let’s see how my installation went on. I started my installation by double clicking ...
A friend of mine, Troy, showed me this a while ago, and I thought this is probably one of the best office tips EVAR. Have you ever been designing at the white board and accidentally wrote on it with a permanent marker? We use sharpies all the time for User Stories and it happened to me and I thought I was forced to live with the blue blemish on my whiteboard forever. Not true. Take a regular white board marker (preferably the same color as the permanent marker) and write right over the top of the ...
We are 2 ½ years from the launch of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and the SharePoint marketing team has finally succeeded to produce a website leveraging their own much hyped product. As blogged by Owen Allen, http://sharepoint.microsoft... launched yesterday. This however isn't the first site launched by Microsoft using the MOSS platform – but what this one certainly embraces more is the recent investments in MOSS extensions such as the latest AKS, and Silverlight controls. ...
We have a ticketing application deployed to BizTalk which helps automate the workflow around customer updates and the sending of emails. One of the functions the application performs is to handle returned emails (out of office and non-delivery) and update the ticket with that information. However, the implementation has caused us some issues. Right now, emails sent from the application are sent from the support mail account. In order to get any returned emails, all emails arriving in the support ...
Microsoft is accepting submissions for the waitlist for the Office 2010 Technical Preview. This is an especially great opportunity if you are already running Exchange 2010 in the lab and want to see how using Outlook 2010 will enhance the experience with things like mail tips, conversation view and universal inbox. The preview is slated to kick off in July. If you attended TechEd 2009 this year, you get priority seeding in to the preview. Sign up in one click at the TechEd event site with your login ...
Recently I seemed to have issues with opening PPT files. I am running Office 2007 for a long time now and one of the things that I use most with respect to my work is PowerPoint files. Over the last 2 weeks I saw a certain weird behaviour with PPTs specifically related to printer options. Every time, I try to open the PPT or unlock the system with the PPTs open, they try to print to my default printer. The specific error message would state that the default printer could not be accessed. I dismissed ...
Last week was certainly an exciting weeks for many of the Microsoft bloggers in the community. Microsoft Tech-Ed 2009 in Los Angeles, one of the largest technical industry events of the year took place, and it appeared as always Microsoft reserved many of the announcements for its forthcoming Windows 7, and Office 2010 platform until last week. Being based in Sydney, and I unfortunately didn't managed to attend the event (through cost, as opposed to want), however through the trawling of many blogs ...
Windows 7 includes a lot of improvements in the Windows Explorer. Most of them are fairly obvious, but the new preview pane is likely to go unnoticed (or passed over as the same as Vista’s preview pane) by a lot of people. The new preview pane supports a much wider range of formats than the Windows XP and Windows Vista preview pane did, including the ability to preview HTML, text files, XML files, images, videos, music, and WordPad files without any additional software installed. If you have Microsoft ...
The next version of Groove is getting a new name; the successor to Microsoft Office Groove 2007 will be SharePoint Workspace 2010. Microsoft claims that this is a natural progression since Groove is to SharePoint like Outlook is to Exchange. SharePoint Workspace 2010 won't just be the same product with a new name: Microsoft plans to add features that make it easier to deploy and manage. At the same time, Microsoft says that SharePoint Workspace will make it easier to access SharePoint content (or ...
Breakfast was pretty unimpressive. Egg omelet things and some nasty sausage patties. I went for a bagel and yogurt. The keynote was very IT centric talking about Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. Some very cool new features around virtualization. And the big news is that both will be available for the holiday season (as expected). There was also a sneak peek into Office 2010 and Exchange 2010 which promise to improve ability to manage mail. Search looks improved (especially able to search attachments ...
When: 5/20/2009 11:30:00 AM Register Are you tired of using a manual checklist to create new desktop images? Would you like to find a way to reduce desktop imaging and deployment costs while implementing best practices? In this FREE 90-minute webcast, Microsoft Consulting Services and Virteva will share their desktop deployment processes and methodologies as well as lessons learned, covering the following topics. 1. Best Practices and Lessons Learned Performing OS Deployments This session will use ...
I am sitting in the auditorium waiting for the keynote to start. I am curious to see if there are any surprise announcements or if it is just a re-hash of all the recent public announcements. Rumor has it they may announce VS2010 beta 1. I am sure they will highlight Office 2010 and Exchange 2010 – but to what degree I am not sure. My hotel was a big disappointment – but I picked it and was tricked by the flashy website so I have no one to blame but myself. I feel like I am staying at a Moroccan ...