January 2005 - Posts

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Zero touch RSS Web Part by Bil Simser

George Tsiokos wrote me about a service he put together and is offering for free (under the MIT Licence). You enter an RSS feed URL on his page and he'll generate a DWP file you can upload directly as a Web Part onto your SharePoint Web Part Page. It...
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YASPQ by Bil Simser

I live and breath computers. Each and every day, for 12-16 hours a day, I sit in front of a computer spitting out various artifacts (mostly Internet Explorer/Firefox history links, but the occasional piece of code, application, document, or architecture...
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Leveraging SharePoint Web Part capabilities by Bil Simser

I'm stuck. I think I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. Currently with SharePoint you have 3 ways to create web parts. Define the views and all that stuff and drop it on a page. Create a DataView Web Part (with FP2003) and drop it on the page....
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.NET eBay consultants auction and the Tsunami Victims by Bil Simser

Thought this was a great thing for people looking to get some expert .NET help and help out the Tsunami relief (why is Tsunami always spelt with a capital 'T'?). Julia Lerman and Stephen Forte have put together a unique .NET charity auction to help out...
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Text Files, Associations, and SharePoint by Bil Simser

There was a really interesting thread (that I'm sure isn't finished) in the newsgroups around .txt files and their somewhat odd behaviour opening in IE and not the associated program (Notepad for most of us peons). Here's the original message that sparked...
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Calgary MVPs by Bil Simser

Just a quickie for those that are feeling the global warming in our fine city (-30 to +6 in a few days, that's Calgary for you). In Calgary we currently have 6, count them, 6 MVPS. Here's the rundown: Blake McNeill (Windows Security) Jason Dunn (Mobile...
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ASP.NET Whidbey Web Parts Framework by Bil Simser

As I get ready to introduce Visual Studio 2005, .NET 2.0 and a raft of other things to our organization (no easy feat), I'm spending more time focusing on the Web Parts Framework that .NET 2.0 has to offer and how it will empower your web developers with...
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Merging and Managing Documents and SharePoint by Bil Simser

So here I was trying to figure out some ways to manage mutiple parts of documents stored in SharePoint and Word, IE, SharePoint, or some combination of the above are all behaving badly and causing me (and from the newsgroups, others) grief. After many...
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I am the king nerd god! by Bil Simser

After watching my refridgerator die a horrible death (along with it's precious cargo [goodbye pork chops!] and the 3 hour cleanup I had afterwards), I needed a diversion. Thanks to Bruce Johnson , I killed a few brain cells and discovered that I was 97...
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Making SharePoint easier with NAnt by Bil Simser

I came across Mads Nissen and his blog about using NAnt with SharePoint. I've been using NAnt for a couple of years now for Continuous Integration and automated builds of .NET projects. While MSBuild promises to come along and do all of what NAnt does...
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