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Any ill effects if the crawler is removed? by Bil Simser

Yup, asking today instead of sharing. Ever have your SharePoint domain crawler account show up in every @$%!%!&*!@ list where there's a user lookup. I seem to have them in any of the sites we have spun up around here. A freaky looking account name...
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FabriKam on MSDN by Bil Simser

A few weeks ago I order the FabriKam DVD. It never arrived so I guess my order was never processed or delivered. However you can get the FabriKam DVD off of MSDN downloads now. It's under Tools, SDKs, and DDKs | Application Tools, SDKs, DDKs | FabriKam...
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Adjusting the DisplaySize of your Fields by Bil Simser

Yesterday I mentioned I would post an entry on YAUSF (Yet-Another-Undocumented-SharePoint-Feature) however I think this one will be around to stay. When you create a list you can specify the maximum length on Text fields. This is great and will provide...
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Unlocking the elusive TelephonePattern... almost by Bil Simser

I spent a few hours this morning chasing down a new SharePoint unicorn. Unfortunately I haven't found the solution but it's close. Real close. My rule is that if I can't crack the secret in a few hours I'll post or email someone and see if someone can...
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CAML and Date Formats by Bil Simser

Patrick beat me to the punch and posted about date formatting with CAML (it was sitting in my blog TODO pile, I *knew* I should have blogged last night). The date format works alone and will return values. I just wanted to add to his post that you can...
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Don't Modify your Output Path. Really. by Bil Simser

Todays read is an excercise in balance. The balance is between what Microsoft says and what Microsoft says about development, specifically creating Web Parts. Buried deep in the best practices around the build process is a quote. "Don't Alter the Build...
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ListFormWebPart and Tzuanmi SharePoint Designer by Bil Simser

Last Friday I posed the question of being able to create "more than SharePoint but less than InfoPath" input forms without having to resort to writing an entire facade on top of a SharePoint List. Didn't get any response to things but I did some digging...
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Conditional Mandatory Fields and Inter-form Filtering by Bil Simser

No, I'm not having that big neurotic breakdown you've all been expecting (although from the title one has to wonder). I'm on a quest. A quest for knowledge. A quest for an answer. Before I head off to dig into some Microsofties gray matter, I thought...
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This wasn't the excuse note you were looking for by Bil Simser

Dear Employer, Please excuse Bil Simser from work on Thursday, May 19. He is not feeling well. Bil is at home in bed for the entire day, nursing what appears to be a serious hamster attack. Bil’s illness is in no way, shape or form related to the premiere...
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Someone changed my ONET.XML! by Bil Simser

Okay, so there's some buzz going around based on a recent Knowledge Base article ( KB# 898631 ) from Microsoft on supported and unsupported scenarios with custom site definitions. Some people are upset at the scenarios and say that the reason why we're...
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