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Areas vs. Sites by Bil Simser

This is like the SharePoint version of Freddy vs. Jason (or Aliens vs. Predator if that's your sort of thing). It's a debate that, IMHO, has been asked and answered a thousand times over in the newsgroups and emails but people still are confused. Bill...
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SharePoint Wrapper Assembly and Migration Tool by Bil Simser

I've completed a tool to migrate our documents with version histories from 2001 to 2003. I know SPIN/SPOUT do this en-masse but for our needs, there wasn't a 1:1 mapping with old portal directory structure and new portal. There were some other tools in...
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Do we really need version history of documents? by Bil Simser

This is something that's been bugging me for awhile so I thought I would throw it out there. "Is it really worth keeping version history of documents?". Other than legal reasons, I can't see why any would need version history of a document. Source code...
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The Programmers Essential Bookshelf by Bil Simser

Things have changed since I started programming back in the 80s. However there are a few truths that are universal. Here's my list of the essential books all programmers, designers, coders, architects, etc. should have in their repository. Also if you...
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SharePoint Wrappers by Bil Simser

As part of my migration tool that I broke down and wrote, I've created a .NET assembly for accessing both SharePoint 2001 and 2003 systems. It uses PKMCDO internally to talk to the Web Storage System and get information about folder and documents and...
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User Control Container Web Part by Bil Simser

I found a great tip and component that strangely enough has been around for a couple of months. Fons Sonnemans over at Reflection IT created a nice simple SharePoint Web Part that acts like a container for normal ASP.NET User Controls (.ascx files). This...
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Got ideas? by Bil Simser

I have some spare cycles coming up and would like to offer my services for anyone looking for "small" web parts or .NET apps that interact and perform some function directly with SharePoint Portal Server or the WSS. These are things I want to add to the...
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Wrapping PKMCDO and Adding documents via HTTP PUT by Bil Simser

So I spent the better part of yesterday struggling with my problem. Uploading documents to a folder is great but don't use Copy/Paste to move them anywhere (unless you enjoy losing all your version information). On Monday I'm going to check out a couple...
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Working on a simple document migration tool by Bil Simser

I'm kinda fed up at the migration tools for SharePoint (and maybe I'm just still steamed at the fiasco I went through yesterday). Using SPIN and SPOUT was to get everything (with history) from 2001 to 2003. My plan was, once migrated into the SharePoint...
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SharePoint 1 - Bil 0 by Bil Simser

Okay, I'm a little frustrated tonight and have expereienced, in full featured dyno-rama glory that which I call SharePoint and the beast known as WebDAV (warning this is a little long but does contain important info about a problem with Explorer View...
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