December 2004 - Posts

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Wrapping long questions in SharePoint surveys by Bil Simser

Nothing like finding a solution to a problem for the end of the year. Don't say I didn't give you anything. I was recently asked about how to tackle long questions in surveys with SharePoint, specifically there's a problem that long questions don't wrap...
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Quirky little things about Lists and Views by Bil Simser

Things always come together in two ways. A blessing and a curse. Take SharePoint lists and views for example. The blessing is that they're really powerful stuff where a user can define how they want to view the information in a list. Grouping, sorting...
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Managing Virtual PC Images with SharePoint Development by Bil Simser

I have a lot of Virtual PC images. A lot. Like 20+ just for SharePoint development alone. It seems excessive, but there are a lot of configurations I need to suport (https vs anonymous vs workgroup) as well as various sites we host at work (several SharePoint...
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SharePoint Code Camp by Bil Simser

I recently stumbled over Thom Robbins .NET Weblog (now a new place I visit on a regular basis) and found a cool idea called Code Camp! Code Camp is where you get as many developers together as you can and, well, code. It's somewhat of a new concept (new...
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Consuming Web Services with SharePoint by Bil Simser

Merry Christmas! Hope you and yours are having a happy holidays. I've been working a lot with consuming web services and DataView Web Parts (DVWP) with SharePoint lately. FrontPage 2003 lets you create these very cool things called DataView Web Parts...
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Corporate Branding with SPS by Bil Simser

I gotta love the web. Somehow, somewhere, you'll be taken to corners of the web you've never seen before and find little gems of information that otherwise you might stumble across someday if you get the right sequence of keywords pumped into Google....
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Applying Permissions to Lists in Areas by Bil Simser

A nice feature of SharePoint Portal Server are areas. Think of an area as a mini-WSS site of it's own. You can create document libraries, custom lists, discussion threads, etc. all within an area. Items in the portal, including entire areas, have the...
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Creating custom pages in SharePoint by Bil Simser

One of the really cool things about SharePoint is that you can create your own custom aspx pages like you would any ASP.NET application, but with a few tips you can leverage all the features of SharePoint like using web part zones and allowing customization...
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