Month: June 2007

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Missing UI Settings in the Object Model

Houston, we’ve got a problem.  It seems that there are quite a few settings in the ShaerPoint UI that are not supported in the Object Model.  Just yesterday, Sean Skinner discovered that when creating WSS sites programmatically the options to enable the navigation menus were missing.  A few weeks back, a client sent me an email […]

Ultimate List of SharePoint Bloggers

People are always asking me which SharePoint blogs they should be reading.  The answer, of course, is all of them!  So don’t wait around, fire up that RSS reader and go get the BIG LIST Mark Kruger has compiled.

Modifying Grouped By Headers, Part Deux

A while back I posted a tip about hiding grouped by headers in list views.  These are the content separators that appear at the top of a group of list items and have a +/- image for expanding/collapsing the group, the title of the group column, a colon and the group item name, like so:   […]

O Community, Where Art Thou?

The topic of Communities, especially SharePoint Communities, has been on my mind quite a bit lately.  According to, community is defined as "a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists".  Hmm, okay, […]

Displaying Current User Information in WSS v3

Here’s a tip that’s really simple but I had a number of people ask me about it at TechEd so I thought I’d post it here.  Apparently it’s a common requirement to display user information, such as name, login name, or email address on various master and layout pages throughout a site.  Although the Welcome/Login […]

SharePoint UK User Group Meeting June 28th in Reading

The UK user group is back at Microsoft in Reading on June 28th.  I attend quite a few community gatherings and I can tell you that the UK User Group is one of the best run nd best organized of them all.  The content is always relevant and you’ll end up learning something whether you meant […]

TechEd 2007, Wrap Up

I thought this year’s TechEd was a great event.  I really enjoyed hanging out at the WSS kiosk and giving the MVP’s and Microsoft folks a hand fielding questions from attendees.  I didn’t attend many sessions (I’ve heard most of the presentations before) but the feedback I heard from people on the floor was that […]

TechEd 2007, Day 4

11:00AM   Everyone is looking a bit rough this morning.  Darrin Bishop looks like he’s been run over by a bus.  I feel his pain.  Whose idea was it to go out and party every night of TechEd?  Oh, right, Bob Fox.  It’s all his fault (’cause he really twisted my arm hard, y’know?).  Like […]

TechEd 2007, Day 3

10:00AM   More business at the hotel before I make my way back to the exhibition hall.  First thing I run into is Adam and The World’s Greatest Hangover.  He looked like he’d just gone ten rounds with Peterbuilt.  Not your finest moment, my friend.   We’re not there five minutes and the WSS kiosk starts […]

TechEd 2007, Day 2

12:00PM   Got a late start today after catching up on emails in the hotel room.  Spent most of the afternoon at the WSS kiosk fielding all sorts of SharePoint questions.  Great traffic and lots of people interested in SharePoint. Even got a chance to talk about Nick’s cool tool BDC Meta Manager.  Unforunately, I’ve been […]