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MindSharp Training in Sydney
I got the following 2 links via the User Group. MindSharp Summit - SharePoint Developer MindSharp Summit - SharePoint Administrator Its training by MindSharp on SharePoint in Sydney, need I say more? tags: SharePoint, Training, Sydney Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 12:53 AM

YASQ - WSS/MOSS B2TR Document Library Page Hosting Quirk
Lately I have discovered a quirk with document libraries in WSS v3 and MOSS that is not very consistent. Basially the problem I am seeing is that SharePoint doesnt consistenly handle query parameters passed to aspx pages store in document libraries. For instance if you had a page in a document library called MyPage.aspx, and if you were to point it in your browser as http://server/[site]/Document Library/MyPage.aspx?MyQuery... your page would load only some of the time. More of than not SharePoint ......

Posted On Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:33 PM

An Awesome looking VW
Good looks and VW might not always go hand to hand, but this concept called the iroc at the Paris Motorshow is one that would break those odds. Article on Autoblog. tags: vw, iroc, paris motorshow Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:02 PM

Connecting multiple machines via Synergy
I wanted to extend my dektop keyboard and mouse to my laptop, and I had seen this been done before I knew it included the use of a vnc. So I googled for it and came across Jeff Handleys blog posting which links to Synergy. Tried it and its super. tags: kvm, extend, remote, synergy, oss, vnc Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 26, 2006 8:57 PM

SharePoint Designer B2TR is still Annoying
B2TR of SharePoint designer even though its a bit more stable than plain old B2, it is still frustrating to work with. I will be editing a DVWP when all of a sudden an action like adding a new <tr>, or saving would cause the whole thing to crash. Whats worse is if I restart it after the crash, and open the page, DVWP i was working on will be corrupted. This just sucks. Minor consolation is the DVWP works, but I cant do too much before SPD crashes. 1 step forward... well its more like the wall ......

Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2006 10:11 PM

What happened to my Site
Take a look at this. See the link at the top and all the big fonts. I have no idea what happened, and not sure how to turn it off, and actually not sure how I turned it on in the first place. But this actually proves that there are accesbility options baked in to SharePoint 2007 tags: SharePoint 2007, WSS v3, Accesibility Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:56 PM

Creating List Definintions as Features and Mart's Tip
2 Good blog postings on creating list definitons as features 1. Steven Van de Craen's attempt at customizing announcements (thats what I did too) 2. Tod Baginski's in depth analysis of creating list definintions. But the major problem with the approach is CAML for the Views are pain to tinker with. Just absolutely chaotic, requiring a lot of patience, and if not done methodically would result in admitting yourself to a mental institution. Now Mart gave me a tip yesterday (Mart you should really blog ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:32 PM

Calculated Columns in ContentTypes
Creating and using Calculated Columns in your ContentTypes are a bit tricky. First off the syntax for defining a Calculated column is like <Field ID="{Some GUID}" Name="Name" Group="GroupName" Type="Calculated" DisplayName="Display Name" StaticName="Name" FromBaseType="TRUE" ResultType="Number/Text" ReadOnly="TRUE"> <Formula>Some Forumula</Formula> <FieldRefs> <FieldRef Name="Name of Field Referred"/> </FieldRefs></Fiel... For the calculated column to work ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:25 PM

Renaming the Title Column in your ContentType Definition
The Title Column inherrited from Item typically shows itself up in any contentType that would define. But ever wanted to call it something else? Here is how you do it. <FieldRef ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b86... Name="Title" DisplayName="Your Other Name for Title" Sealed="TRUE"/> The trick is in the DisplayName. Reference the Title Colulmn and give it a seperate DisplayName And you could even have a go at LinkTitle <FieldRef ID="{82642ec8-ef9b-478f-acf... Name="LinkTitle" ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:09 PM

WSS SDK B2TR Version
Yay! There is an update to the SDK to reflect WSS v3 B2 TR. Looks like the OSS SDK is still on B2 (i.e. not TR) tags: sdk, wss, sharepoint, v3 Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Friday, September 15, 2006 5:01 AM

Andrew May: ContentType Ids
In case some of you missed it, Andrew May has a good post on how to create content type ids for feature definitions. Now as you might gather, creating features requires a whole heap of GUIDs on your hand. So a tool that can do this static void Main(string [] args){ if (args.Length == 0) { // Show GUID Form} else { Guid g = Guid.NewGuid(); if (args[0].ToLower() == "d") { Clipboard.SetDataObject( g.ToString("D"), true); } if (args[0].ToLower() == "n") { Clipboard.SetDataObject( g.ToString("N"), true); ......

Posted On Friday, September 15, 2006 2:33 AM

I/We Need a Tool: Backup ContentTypes
Having to upgrade servers to B2TR today, I was wondering, it would really be cool to have a tool that could backup ContentTypes that you have defined using SharePoint into a feature definition. That would actually make defining ContentTypes as a feature more easy, provide a means of porting them between servers, and also assist as a means of fascilitating granular backup. Does anyone else see eye to eye with me on this? I am thinking that if Microsoft doesnt have this on their radar it might be an ......

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:13 PM

ITunes 7
I dont want to steal any thunder from the Beta 2 TR posts floating around the web, but thought it might be interesting to point out that Apple has released Itunes 7. Now I an NOT a bit Itunes fan, but version 7 looks much better than version 6. Link tags: Itunes 7, apple Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:52 PM

B2TR - The Gates are Open
The SharePoint Team blog points to the SharePoint Beta 2 Technical Refesh download links. The ful list is on the Microsoft Download Site as they say. Heres is the link sorted by date (descending order) so that 2007 B2TR downloads are on top Link tags: sharepoint, beta 2, technical refresh, download Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:46 PM

I went through this big list of vendors providing Outlook style navigation bars. Out of the list, 3 stand out in terms of quality of their products. Telerik's r.a.d. panel DevExpress's ASPxNavigation and ComponentArt's NavBar My ultimate goal was to use the control in a webpart, hence I was using the control entirely through code (no utilization of a designer/SmartPart capabilities) Out of the 3 above, the telerik product is just exceptional in terms of ease of programability. Its a very good product, ......

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 6:05 AM

Migratory Birds' ability to sense South
Off of Slashdot: Cordis has interesting article that explains that a molecule is behind the ability of birds to sense the magentic field. Link: tags: birds, magnetic, sense, fly south Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:55 AM

Keith Richie Points out to the upcomming Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica Season 3. I just cant wait till its out. Itching to see it specially after the totally radical cliff hanger ending. Keith also points to the intermediate web episodes on the sci fi channel site. Thanks for the heads up Keithtags: Tags: Batllestar galactica, tv, scifi Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Monday, September 11, 2006 9:24 PM

FeedReader List

For some reason I am never sattisfied with an RSS Reader.

Correction I took a good liking to FeedDemon, but then who wants to pay for an RSS Reader.

Very frustrated with RSS Bandit, today I found this link.

Its a  big list of Rss Readers. Hopefully one should sattisfy my needs, hopefully.

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Posted On Thursday, September 7, 2006 4:14 AM

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