April 2005 - Posts

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FabriKam, FabriKam, FabriKam by Bil Simser

What the hell is he talking about? Only a really cool leaning platform that we've been waiting for awhile now. The Office System Fabrikam Learning Platform is now available for pre-order. The documentation has been on MSDN for quite awhile but now we...
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CDI's Education Canadian Technology Briefing Tour by Bil Simser

My fellow SharePointBlogger and all around nice guy Eli Robillard is off starting next Tuesday on a two week, nine city tour across Canada promoting that favorite portal you love to hate. It's a free even and he's been kind enough to slosh by and drop...
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Brain overloading... must release knowledge! by Bil Simser

Lots of good stuff going on here. I'm winding down on a fairly intense SharePoint application development project (a Contract Management system). Still a month (or 6 you never can tell with these "agile" projects) left but things are working well. 100...
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Hiding a list through FrontPage by Bil Simser

Often you might have a list in a SharePoint site that you don't want users to get to. Something like lookup lists or whatever (adminy type stuff) that you need to have in a site but nobody should mess with. Its easy to do it through code but here's how...
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Expanding on Expanding and Collapsing Fields in a View by Bil Simser

I'm pretty pleased when people get something from my blogs (it sort of validates my existing in this silly world). I'm even more pleased when they expand, extend, and otherwise enhance what started from a simple blog scribble. One of my fellow MVPs, Renaud...
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Best Practices and Member Initialization in C# by Bil Simser

Today I thought I would present two slightly different approaches to class member initialization and see what people were doing out there. When you define a class you have the option to initialize member variables in the declaration or in the constructor...
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Validating SharePoint Web Parts by Bil Simser

A bit of perspective, a bit of a quandry, a bit of a question today. SharePoint web parts work fine with validation controls. If you just want to display a validation like any other you would do it (using a ValidationSummary control or the validation...
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SQL Server 2005 CTP April 2005 available by Bil Simser

Yeah, blog titles are getting longer and my patience for installing/uninstalling/re-installing is wearing thinner. Anyways, the April 2005 CTP edition is available for your bandwidth hogging pleasures via MSDN now. Be sure to grab the Developer Edition...
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Team System Install Update by Bil Simser

Just a quick update as I got a lot of emails about Team Foundation server and the fact that it states it needs the April CTP of SQL Server 2005 but that's not avialable on MSDN downloads yet. Yes, it's true but for my tests I had run using the February...
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Visual Studio Team System Beta 2 First Looks by Bil Simser

A bit of a mouthful for a blog title but I got the whole meal deal running yesterday with Visual Studio Team System . It took 2 server setups, 1 client, a few gallons of coffee, and several dozen installs, uninstalls, re-installs and compiles to make...
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