Month: January 2008

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Just in Time for SPC 2008 – The Bob 1.0 Special Edition!

I’m pleased to be the first to announce a very special treat just for you, my dear reader, so pay close attention.  For nearly a year many of us on the inside of the SharePoint MVP community have been participating in secret trials to produce a new and improved version of the one and only Bob Fox.    For those few […]

“PermissionMask Check Failed” and Other Search Errors That Go Bump in the Dark

I recently consulted with a Microsoft partner who was experiencing some very odd WSS search issues (not MOSS search, which is an entirely different animal).  To begin with, they were running SPS 2003 and WSS v3.0 on the same box, which is not something I wouldn’t normally recommend doing in production.  But after hours of […]

Silverlight Display Web Part

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no Silverlight guru – all those sliding images and reflecting chrome are a bit fancy for my simple country-boy tastes.  But I was floored when one of our graphic artists brought me a few samples of some new marketing materials and showed me how he did it.  […]

SharePoint Developer Workshop in Dallas February 4th – 7th

<Advertisement>   Due to a great deal of demand from Microsoft partners in the South Central region (Texas, Ohlahoma, Arkansas, and Louisana) we’ve opened registration for our next SharePoint Developer Workshop in February to anayone who might be interested.  This is an intensive, hands-on, four day workshop for experienced .NET developers looking to get into […]

D/FW SharePoint Community Meeting Tonight

Just a quick reminder that I will be presenting a developer-focused customer success story tonight at the D/FW SharePoint Community meeting in Las Colinas.  I’ve got some good demos and a bunch of cool code to share so if you’re in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area be sure to drop by and ask lots of questions.  […]

STSADMWin 2007

AC just posted a link to the new version of the STSADM windows utility that we all knew and loved (well, sort of) in 2003.  Personally, I’m a command-line kind of guy but lots of folks swore by this tool in v2 so the update for v3 will be welcome relief for you GUI types.  […]

SharePoint Database Resources

I just had a client ask about migrating a MOSS/WSS database and found this article and this one, both from Bill Baer.  He offers some good advice and a wealth of additional resource material at the end.  Thanks to fellow MVP Ben Curry for the timely tip.

D/FW SharePoint Community Meeting January 15th

Join us for the January meeting of the D/FW SharePoint Community.  I’ll be presenting a developer-oriented session on custom forms development, sharing tips, tricks and best practices for data-intensive .NET applications within SharePoint 2007.  Don’t miss out!   Agenda   6:00 – 6:25 pm:  Registration, food, and networking   6:25:  Greeting and announcements   6:30:  "Did […]

SharePoint UK User Group Meeting January 10th

Join Nick, Steve, and the rest of the gang at the Microsoft Victoria location in London for another information-packed session of the SharePoint UK User Group on January 10th.  You really don’t want to miss Chris O’Brien’s presentation on workflow.  Be there!   Agenda   1800 – 1830 Arrive   1830 – 1930  Workflow: A deep […]

New UK Contact Information

As it always does, the new year brings a few changes, the first of which is our official UK office move from our place in Andoversford, just outside of Cheltenham, to Bristol.  The Andoversford location was convenient but not exactly a hub of commercial activity; the new digs in Bristol will bring us closer to […]