Required fields and linking to other lists

December 29, 2007

Had an interesting problem come up at work the other day.   I had written some custom code that reads from ListA (which has 3 required fields one of which is a lookup into ListB) and outputs them.   Every so often the web part would come back saying that one of the entries was missing a […]


Hope to see you at the MS Office SharePoint Conference in March

December 28, 2007

I just got the confirmation from my company ( MicroLink) that I will be attending the conference in March.   If you are not familiar with it, check out the the confernece’s homepage.  We are also an exhibitor so I will be spending a lot of time in our booth.  Stop by to check us out!


Create a web part to show sites and sub-sites

December 28, 2007

Saw a newgroup question the other day about how to do this in SharePoint 2007.  While the solution posted works quite well here is some code that I wrote that should accomplish what the user needs.   This will either start at the root of your site collection or a specified location (which may or may not be the site […]


Process appears hung when deploying/retracting solutions

December 27, 2007

I have noticed from time to time that when I deploy solutions (using the Central Administrations, Operations, Solution Management) the Status field is stopped on either “Deploying” or “Retracting” for quite a long time.   While normally this is an indication of some error on one of the front-end servers (for example I have run into […]


SharePoint is taking over the world!

December 24, 2007

Well, maybe not the entire world, but at least according to this Network world article it is becoming the de-facto collaboration platform! http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/gwm/2007/1217msg1.html


Recruiters, get a clue

December 20, 2007

Update:  Had another call from a recruiter yesterday.  It was night and day difference!  He was very professional, knew what he was going to say, and even though I turned him down he asked…..let me say that again, HE ASKED….if it would be alright to contact me again in the future.   I do not think […]


Time to go 64bit

December 19, 2007

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post let me restate that the next version of SharePoint is set to be 64bit only.   This means that if you have the option any new SharePoint 2007 install should be done using the 64bit version otherwise you will not have an easy upgrade path (not saying that upgrading from 2003 […]


Capacity planning beta and hardware recommendations

December 18, 2007

The SharePoint team blog has posted a great entry about the beta of the SharePoint capacity planning program as well as information about hardware recommendations.   Basically you will need 64bit machines for the future versions of SharePoint.  Not really a big surprise seeing how most of the other server software world is heading to 64bit.   […]


…and now that SharePoint SP1 has been released the SDKs have been updated

December 13, 2007

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepointdeveloperdocs/archive/2007/12/11/SharePointSDKsLiveForSP1.aspx  


MOSS SP1 now available

December 11, 2007

This update applies to the following programs: Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Microsoft® Office Project Server 2007 Microsoft® Office Forms Server 2007 Microsoft® Office Groove® Server 2007, 64-Bit Edition http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad59175c-ad6a-4027-8c2f-db25322f791b&DisplayLang=en   WSS 3.0 (required before you install MOSS SP1) can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4191A531-A2E9-45E4-B71E-5B0B17108BD2&displaylang=en