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November 2006 - Posts

10 Year Anniversary

Just a small note that today, November 28th, 2006, is my 10 year anniversary as a non-smoker.  Hard to believe that 10 short years ago, I made a 250 dollar bet with a pal in my home town (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada) to quit smoking and have never
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Professional SharePoint 2007 Development - Book

Ok, we've been quiet long enough.  Some of you may already know but myself, Matt Ranlett and Brendon Schwartz are co-authoring a book with John Holliday, John Alexander, Jeff Julian, Eli Robillard and Tom Rizzo entitled Professional SharePoint 2007
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SharePoint 2007 - Office SharePoint Server Beta 2 TR to RTM Upgrade Instructions

Looks like MSFT will be dropping this very soon (maybe this weekend).  Here is a link to the upgrade instructions from Beta2TR to RTM (provided by Joel Oleson). Good luck!
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Windows SharePoint Services v3 RTM - A Basic Installation

I went ahead and downloaded the RTM of WSS v3 last night and did a basic install on a clean vpc.  I chose "Basic" because it was the quickest way to get the environment up to take a quick look at some of the changes since Beta2TR since it installs
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SharePoint 2007 - WSS 3.0 Alerts

I have encountered an unusual error in my staging environment for my current project (Beta2TR).  We are getting ready to pilot the site to a few users and are creating steps for the users to use to test the functionality. One of the steps involves
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SharePoint 2007 - The missing attribute is found

Read my updated post on the categorization of web part properties.  Turns out it was there all along, just hiding (from me). SharePoint 2007 - Web Part Property Categorization (or lack of)
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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions

Finally!  This has been discussed for years, I have seen it on peoples machines (those in the know), but now I can finally get it myself!  SharePoint development in theory, should become much easier.  I haven't looked at these yet, but
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2007 Office System RTM's

Thanks to Andrew Connell for keeping us updated on the goings on at Dev Connections in Las Vegas this week. Looks like we are getting the bits a little earlier than originally announced! Yippee!
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SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 - Community Technology Preview (CTP) November 2006

Courtesy of Teo Lachev: The second CTP (Community Technology Preview) build of the forthcoming SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released today. Besides bug fixes, SP2 includes major BI features and enhancements including: Reporting Services SharePoint
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SharePoint 2007 - When Shared Services Provider creation causes you grief

I just did a deployment of Office SharePoint Server 2007.  As mentioned in a previous post, we are building a customer extranet for our current client.  I have encountered some very strange behavior (which in the end turned out not to be so
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SharePoint 2007 - Did I mean to delete that Site Collection Policy?

Throughout the SharePoint UI a user can delete many things.  Site collection policies are just one of them.  In most cases, when a user tries to delete an item, they are provided with some sort of confirmation dialog box
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SharePoint 2007 - Web Part property behavior

While developing and testing web parts, I tend to create public properties I don't need and vice-versa, I tend to not create public properties that I do need.  I have noticed some interesting behavior. Let's say I include a public property called
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SharePoint 2007 - Beta2 TR COM Server event log entries

I am the type of guy who prefers a clean event log and when an error pops up I do my best to fix it.  Well ever since installing SharePoint Office Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh I have been seeing these errors in the application event
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