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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions August 2006 Entries
Public preview of Maxthon 2.0

Can be downloaded from here

Need I say more?

Its got a whole new look ala IE7ish, butI am still struggling to find some of the Maxthon features that made Maxthon, in Maxthon 2.0 like

- Scrolling tabs using the scroll wheel

- Very limited mouse gestures.

- CTRL + TAB feature is missing

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Posted On Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:30 PM

SPListItem Hierarchy not Navigable through API
In WSS v3, the concept of folders has been introduced into lists, and a folder is also a Content Type, which basically means that you could define your your custom columns/fields against a folder as a content type to track metadata of interest. For example within a Book list, you could have Genre as a Content Type derived from Folders, which could contain a series of book items. I am not going to argue that genre is more appropriate to be a field against the book item rather than a folder, but bare ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:42 PM

SPD Poem
Nope, I am not a bit literary buff, but if I were to write a poem on SharePoint Designer it would consist of the following phrases. Start Open Site, Work, work, work, Save Work, Save, Crash Start Work, work, work, Save, work, work, Close site, crash Start Work, Work, Save, Crash Painfully tolerating Beta 2 till the technical refresh comes out. Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:56 AM

Where am I?
I see all these posts about TechEd Oz 2006, and people claiming to be in Sydney and loving it :) So where am I? Yes I am in Sydney, but not at TechEd (maybe next year). Yeah! I am here for a project, but am looking forward to meeting some of you guys at the User Group meetings. Sight Seeing - I've been to 'The City' - Circular Quay and Darling Harbour so far. btw Darling Harbour at night is a absolutely beautifull with the lights reflecting off the water. I was kicking myself for not bringing my ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:20 PM

Code Guru Article on Writing a SharePoint 2007 WebPart

I've seen quite a few blog post on the topic of writing a SP 2007 WebPart.

But heres one at CodeGuru

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Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 6:33 AM

OSS 2007 Column Names - Rant1
Ok this is just a Rant - no thought put into it. OSS 2007 (not sure about WSS v 3) comes with a whole heap of site columns. Now that is a good thing, but for me lately they have become a bit of a bother. Why you might ask? Because all of the good column names are already taken. So for example if I wanted to Create a Column called Location for one of my content types, which is a lookup and picks values from another list, I cant, because its already taken. <waves clenched fist in air/> Cross-posted ......

Posted On Monday, August 21, 2006 5:01 AM

Sharepoint Designer - Is the DVWP Broken?
I wanted to try out DVWPs with OSS 2007, so I fired up SharePoint Designer and chose DataView -> Insert DataView from the menu, clicked on a DataSource like a SharePoint list (even tried a DB) in the task pane and double clicked (or Show Data from the context menu). What I get is the error below "The server returned a non specific error when trying to get data from the datasource" Is anyone else seeing this in SharePoint Designer 2007? Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Monday, August 21, 2006 12:00 AM

Test Post from Windows Live Writer

I am trying out Windows Live Writer.

It looks pleasing.

Its got a nice and easy interface.

Its not bad, does all the basic stuff, except for one. No shortcut key for insert picture from the web, even worse no toolbar option for it.

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Posted On Monday, August 14, 2006 3:45 AM

A good run down of InfoPath 2007 Features
This MSDN Mag article by Scott Roberts and Hagen Green has a very comprehensive rundown, and mini tutorial of InfoPath 2007. Topics discussed are InfoPath Forms Services, Hosting InfoPath in a managed/unmanaged application, Document Information Panels and much more. Technorati : 2007, infopath, sharepoint Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Thursday, August 10, 2006 8:45 AM

Automotive advertising ferocity
3 images in sequence that tell you wild it can be. followed by and Scooby has the last word Story is here Technorati : audi, autoblog, automtive, bmw, subaru Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 9, 2006 6:27 AM

WSS v 3 - Unable to Validate Data
I deployed a sample ASP .NET 2.0 app in to the _layouts directory of a WSS v 3 setup. This app was not precompiled. When the app runs, executing code that accesses the SP object model gave me the error "Unable to Validate Data". I can think of any reasoning behind that error. But after resetting IIS, all was fine. Note to Self: Recycle the Application pool after each deployment. Technorati : 2007, Sharepoint, Wss, v3 Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Monday, August 7, 2006 7:24 AM

Microsoft Freebies
Check out this awesome awesome list of freebies from Microsoft. This is a lot more than just Power Toys, its a really really big list. I something that I've longed for, i.e. - GroupBar (just wish it was easily downloadable) Technorati : freebies, freeware, microsoft Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Sunday, August 6, 2006 2:33 PM

Top Gear Online
The BBC have released the latest season of TopGear online. Go download/view here. Now a lot of other bloggers would have commented something along the lines of the Big Media - Little Media tangent, but I am not going to do that. I just say W000t! - go download. oh btw, Way-ta-go BBC! Technorati : BBC, Online, Top Gear Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 2, 2006 2:30 PM

Day 1 & SharePoint Setup
So I spent my first day at my new employer's and I am not as impressed as I innitially thought I would be. Spent most of the day setting up or trying to setup MOSS 2007 Beta 2. Ran in to a couple of issues innitially. First there was the issue of a concurrency problem when configuring MOSS. At stage 8 in the configuration process, the Configuration wizard it gave me the following error. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Admini... was thrown. Additional exception ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 1, 2006 2:31 PM

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