SharePoint Saturday Sydney Registrations now open

Registrations for SharePoint Saturday Sydney are now open, so if you are planning to attend I recommend you head over now and follow the “Click to Attend” link Also don’t forget if you have any session ideas you can also forward them through using the form on the site.

ANNOUNCING SharePoint Saturday Sydney!

It’s official SharePoint Saturday will be happening on the 8th of August at the Microsoft office in North Ryde. For those of you who don’t know SharePoint Saturday is the tech community craze that’s been sweeping the U.S. (and more recently the world) Originally stared by Michael Lotter the SharePoint Saturday event is based around having a single day of sessions all about SharePoint that is totally free. “Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for ‘SharePoint Saturday’ event.  SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from … Continue reading ANNOUNCING SharePoint Saturday Sydney!

Get SharePoint host headers working locally in Windows 2008 R2

So as we all know by now I recently rebuilt my machine with Windows 2008 R2. My main reason for doing this is so I could have a fully functional SharePoint development environment that runs locally without the need for virtual machines. Plus I now have the option of using Hyper-V when I do have the need for a virtual environment. I did however run into an issue when I attempted to setup my local development SharePoint site. Personally I prefer to have my local dev site under a host header, this time I decided to use spdev.local as my … Continue reading Get SharePoint host headers working locally in Windows 2008 R2

SharePoint Timer Service issues when upgrading to SP2

Last week I had my first official deployment of SharePoint SP2 in the field. While most of the install succeeded with out any issues I did run into a problem while I was attempting to run the configuration wizard. The error I received indicated that the Timer service failed to start. My first idea was to start the Timer service manually and then re run the configuration wizard. This approach soon came to a halt, when I started the timer service the service began attempting to run the scheduled update jobs in the background. This caused issues as the configuration … Continue reading SharePoint Timer Service issues when upgrading to SP2

SharePoint 503 Service Unavailable Error

For the last couple of days I’ve been doing some work on a SharePoint event handler which was progressing at a good rate until I started getting a “503 Service unavailable” error after deploying an update. After some searching it turned out that when WSP builder deployed the update for my Event Handler the App Pools for the SharePoint site failed to start. After restarting these from IIS manager all was good. Not sure exactly why the App Pools decided they didn’t want to come back up as I couldn’t spot any issues in the event logs on the server, … Continue reading SharePoint 503 Service Unavailable Error

SharePoint Designer at no extra cost

Wow where does the time go I just had a look and my last post was on the 27 of Jan lot has happened since then and lots to tell but this is a quick post before I head back out in to the fray. I got news the other day that SharePoint Designer that Application we all know and love (and hate at times) will officially be a free download from 1-Apr-2009. Also any existing licensed SPD users will be upgraded to expression web. Ok that’s it for now time to get going

SharePoint Designer Workflow Gottcha

Recently I’ve been working on improving some internal processes at Stargate, one of these processes related to submitting travel requests. I ran into issues however, when I started building the workflow in SharePoint designer. My workflow was pretty simple but did require that an email be sent to a distribution group setup in Exchange. My problem was that even though the workflow showed that it had completed successfully no email had been sent. Naturally I made the obvious test to see if the distribution group existed and a quick email from Outlook confirmed this. I also double checked both the … Continue reading SharePoint Designer Workflow Gottcha

SharePoint Server 2007 Anonymous Access Gotcha!

Today for the first time I was attempting to create a SharePoint site with Anonymous Access. As I usually do when attempting to trying something new I fired up my MOSSDEMO image and promptly created a new web application. However after following all the steps to the letter in Inside Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 book I was still being prompted for windows credentials when I attempted to access the site. After attempting the set up 2 or 3 times it dawned on me, “I was using windows authentication to access the WSS_Content database” so when I hit my site … Continue reading SharePoint Server 2007 Anonymous Access Gotcha!

MOSSIG follow up SharePoint installer project from Codeplex

Hey everyone as promised here is the link to the SharePoint web Part project template for Visual Studio 2008 that I showed last night. Also don’t forget Will mentioned that a full VSE for Visual Studio 2008 is due out in the next couple of months. I’ll do my best to put up link to this as soon as I know more.   Finally a big thanks to all who attended and presented last night, and don’t forget to checkout MOSSIG.Net for all details on upcoming presentations and news. Technorati Tags: Codeplex,SharePoint,MOSS,Webpart

Using the Content Query Web part on MySite

So I was out on client site today attempting to setup the content query web part on a MySite, after exporting the web part and re-importing it to the my site I then got a “Could not load XSL file. The system cannot find the file specified” error. After google failed to provide me an answer I decided to have a play around with the site settings for the MySite and found that if I enabled the “Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” site collection features the content query web part started working like a charm. Not only that but if … Continue reading Using the Content Query Web part on MySite