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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To all of you who celebrate the Christmas holiday around the world, from all of us at BinaryWave, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  To all of our Jewish and Muslim friends we hope you had a happy and festive Chanukah and Ramadan, respectively.    Our sincerest wishes to everyone for a safe and enjoyable holiday with family and […]

SharePoint Application Pool Management

Steve Sheppard has a new blog series regarding IIS memory management and SharePoint that is required reading.  Normally this kind of thing is a bit too far into the adminisphere for me but this is the kind of thing developers need to keep in mind when writing highly transactional and data-intensive applications.  You don’t have to be an expert at it […]

E-Mail Updates Working – Finally!

One thing that has always annoyed me about the SharePoint blog template is that users who leave comments are not offered the option to receive e-mail notifications when further comments are posted to the same thread.  How can we have a (virtual) conversation if you don’t know when I’ve responded to your last communication?  A […]

STSADM Operations

So I was updating our backup scripts today and needed the syntax for the backup operation (for some reason I can remember phone numbers from twenty years ago and CAML query syntax but I can’t remember admin commands – must be all the scotch).  Instead of just firing up a command prompt, I did a […]

The Devs and the Dev Nots

There seems to be an alarming trend developing within the greater Microsoft community of building a firewall between those of us who write code for a living and those of us who do not. First, Microsoft decides to split TechEd US into two weeks, ala the TechEd Europe model, with the first week being geared […]

December User Group Meetings

I just returned from the UK where I had a chance to drop in on my good buddy Nick Swan for lunch and a couple of beers.  So while I catch up on all my email and backlog of blog posts, here are some reminders for user group meetings in December:   December 10th SharePoint […]

The Terror of Infrequent Fliers

It being the holidays and all I thought I would set aside the tried and true SharePoint programming for a minute and vent about one of the things that most peeves me off in this entire universe – infrequent fliers. You know them. Those poor hapless souls who travel once in a blue moon to […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a uniquely American experience and one of the few things we still get right when it comes to holidays; there’s nothing commercial about it – just family and friends and lots of food (the day after is something else entirely – don’t get me started […]

Creating a Custom WSS Site Definition

A number of people have asked me to do a post similar to this one regarding custom site definitions for WSS.  The process is very similar, if not a bit easier, to that for Meeting Workspaces but a few people got lost in the specifics so here’s a detailed walkthrough on creating custom WSS site […]

SharePoint Connections 2007 Final Thoughts

The SharePoint Connections 2007 Conference wrapped up on Thursday and I have to give it mixed reviews at best. The sessions were good – the one overall positive of the event – but the event organization and planning were quite poor. As mentioned previously, there was little if any wifi access to be found and […]