Month: August 2007

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Mapping Document Libraries in Windows Vista

Well here’s one that threw me for a loop.  I was trying to do something very simple – map a network drive to a SharePoint document library to share a OneNote notebook.  Should be easy, right?  Well, it would have been if the WSS site wasn’t set to use Basic Authentication.  Naturally, Vista gave me […]

Getting Associated Workflows in the SharePoint Object Model

Sean Skinner just posted a tip on getting all the workflows associated with a list using the Object Model.  This is handy as selecting ‘Workflows’ from the drop-down, then selecting the workflow from the list of associated workflows is a bit cumbersome.  Much easier to create a link directly to the workflow you want.  Check […]

The ‘P’ in ‘SharePoint’ Stands for ‘Platform’

Last week we had a chance to do a friend a favor and talk to a university IT staff about SharePoint – what it is, what it does, and why they need it (and yes, just for Adam, the meeting started with them asking ‘What Is SharePoint?’).  Our standard answer goes something like "SharePoint is […]

BDC Definition Editor vs. BDC Meta Man

As many of you already know, this week Microsoft released a free tool for creating application definitions in the Business Data Catalog.  Some people feel that this spells the end of BDC MetaMan from Lightning Tools.  I couldn’t disagree more.   First, for full disclosure purposes, let me say up front that Nick Swan is […]

The Tao of Tablet PC

I’m going to deviate from my regular All SharePoint, All The Time programming to pontificate about one of my other obsessions – Tablet PC.  Admittedly, I’m a latecomer to the whole inking experience – I started using Tablet PC for the firs time earlier this year.  Funny thing is, it’s kinda like SharePoint – you hear people […]

The Universal Buenz Secret Decoder Ring

You just gotta love Adam Buenz.  First, he’s a hell of a guy; second, he can drink like a fish; and third, he comes up with the most outrageous blog postings that make me shake my head in wonder (and often in confusion).  Nobody, but nobody, could write this post with a straight face and get […]

DFW SharePoint Community Meeting August 21st

Just a quick reminder that the DFW SharePoint Community meeting is this coming Tuesday, August 21st from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Microsoft campus in Las Colinas.  This month we have Matthew Ordish, Microsoft Office Platform Technology specialist, speaking on Office Business Applications.  Be sure to register in advance if you’re planning to attend.  […]

Making PublishingWebControls Disappear in MOSS

PublishingWebControls in MOSS are a great feature, allowing editors to add all kinds of formatted content to publishing pages based on site definition content types.  Unlike web part zones in WSS, however, these controls don’t completely disappear from the page when no content has been added to them.  What gives with all that ugly white […]

Retrieving Attachments from SharePoint List Items

This one had me beating my head against the wall for quite a while so I’m sharing it to save you the cost of a handful of Tylenol (or Paracetamol if you’re on the other side of the pond).   Each item in a SharePoint list has an associated SPAttachmentCollection array.  It would seem logical that […]

Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group

Monday evening I had the pleasure of attending a SharePoint Interest Group meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The group is organized by BJ Pohl and, although still small and growing, has a good core of highly enthusiastic SharePointers.  In a stroke of luck my good friend Jonathan Swartz, Information Worker Partner Technology Specialist at Microsoft, and Brian Evans, Strategic Engagement Manager, were […]