Thursday, April 27, 2006

How to turn on remote debugging in Windows XP with Service Pack 2

The Windows Firewall feature in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes significant enhancements to help protect your computer from attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses. Windows Firewall replaces the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) feature that is included in earlier versions of Windows XP. By default, Windows Firewall is turned on for all network connections, including connections to the Internet.

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Best Practices for Developing Web Parts for SharePoint Products and Technologies

This article offers guidelines that are recommended best practices for Web Part developers. You can use them to improve the performance and usability of the Web Parts you design, and to assist you to create Web Parts that integrate well with other components of a Web Part Page.

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Checklist for Testing SharePoint Web Parts

If you install and maintain the Web Parts for your Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server portal site or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services team site, you should help ensure that the Web Parts are secure, well-written, and can integrate appropriately with other components on the Web Part Page.

By understanding the tasks we describe in this article, you can determine whether a Web Part meets these requirements, and help enhance the success of your Web Part deployment and maintenance.

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Creating Site Definitions for Windows SharePoint Services

This article discusses how to create a custom site definition for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (version 2) team sites. The goal is to provide you with a good understanding of how Windows SharePoint Services V2 site definitions work internally and how the Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) defines the structure of lists and views.

You can follow along with this article as I walk you through a step-by-step example of creating a simple custom site definition for storing and delivering information associated with a training seminar. My goal is to keep the instructions simple but educative so that you can relate everything I discuss to your own types of team sites.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

2007 Microsoft Office system preview site goes live!

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 improves organizational effectiveness by providing one unified suite of enterprise-scale applications that satisfies diverse business-critical needs, such as managing content and business processes, simplifying how people work together across boundaries, and enabling better informed decision-making

Have a look at MOSS 2007 preview site

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Product Guide

SharePoint Server 2007 delivers new and improved features in the areas of portal, search, content management, business processes, and business intelligence. This enterprise portal server can help streamline business processes and make information easy to share through integration with familiar desktop applications and tools.

This product guide provides an overview of SharePoint Server 2007, with an emphasis on new and improved features. It also takes a close look at SharePoint Server 2007 in action, demonstrating its exciting new capabilities. Download this document to learn more about SharePoint Server 2007.

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Why Visual Studio targets only one version of the .NET Framework

Found this while researching on how to build web parts using VS 2005 for SPS 2003 (Framwork1.1)

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New improved SharePoint Recycle Bin released!!! (must have)

One of the most frequent questions I get from customers is around a recycle bin for SharePoint. This is not functionality that you get Out of the Box (OOB). OOB you need to go back to a backup to retrieve a deleted document (this is being sorted out in the next version by the way).

There have been some third party solutions that have helped with this issue :

Read more to find out what are the differences between each option and why SharePoint Recycle Bin is the preferred solution

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Canberra SharePoint User Group Meeting - 19th April

The Canberra SharePoint User Group will hold its April meeting on Wednesday 19th April, from 5.30pm at Microsoft (Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave Barton).

At this month's meeting, Angus Logan, Technology Specialist at Microsoft will present an overview of SharePoint 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services v3.

Come and see all the latest enhancements in SharePoint 2007 which is the evolution of SharePoint 2003 and Content Management Server 2002. You will leave the session having seen and discussed killer features including but not limited to Microsoft Forms Services, Excel Calculation Server and new Office client integration.

As always, the beer and pizzas are on us and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please note that due to security reasons at Microsoft Canberra, attendees arriving after 6pm will not be able to get into the building.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Discovery Wizard for SharePoint

Discovery Wizard for SharePoint is an auto discovery tool that identifies your entire SharePoint environment – all servers, site collections and sites – gathering important information on your discovered inventory. The results are displayed in two easy to read reports – giving IT managers the critical information they need right at their fingertips. With the Discovery Wizard for SharePoint you can also explore discovered SharePoint resources by browsing sites and portal content in the embedded preview pane.

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