July 2005 - Posts

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A new toy by Bil Simser

Been a pretty busy week and here in Canada we have a long weekend (still can't remember what we get the day off for but hey, who's to argue). I picked up a Compaq Presario R4000 yesterday in light of needed something to take with me to PDC and the MVP...
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AddFieldAsXml... I wish this monkey would go away by Bil Simser

Oh the horror of it all. You would think that XML is XML is XML. For whatever reason unknown to mankind, the order of CAML (and what combinations go with what) just don't add up. Some things make sense (like allowing multiple values for text fields doesn...
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Cracking the code... err, sequence by Bil Simser

Sorry, been reading the Da Vinci code too much lately (don't ask me how anyone could make a movie out of this, maybe with Dan Brown sitting in a chair counting his money for 2 hours?). Anyways, as a follow-up to my AddFieldAsXml post there's a problem...
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Some days this is exactly how I feel... by Bil Simser

And of course now I can't get this freakin' image out of my head. It's going to be playing all day long on my desktop.
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AddFieldAsXml cannot be used to set the InternalName correctly by Bil Simser

All fields in SharePoint lists (and doclibs which are specialized lists) have two names. An Internal Name that's used by SharePoint and the Object Model (among other things) and an Display Name which is what you see in your Browser. There are four ways...
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ReSharper for Visual Studio 2005 by Bil Simser

I'm all for blogging about blogs that blog about blogs just so I can get in a blog post. Got that? So via Roy Osherove and his blog about ReSharper, the public beta is out for you to try it with Visual Studio 2005. Roy's blog came via a post by Peter...
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Opening Files in Their Native Programs With SharePoint by Bil Simser

When you click on a file in a SharePoint document library, it launches the file. Most often you'll be prompted as to what you want to do with the file (Open, Save, etc.). In some cases (like Office documents) it will open the file but the program that...
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Pumped up for PDC and still 9 weeks to go by Bil Simser

September is going to be a busy month. I'm all pumped up for PDC and spent an hour or so screwing around on Expedia.ca getting my flights and hotel and all that jazz setup. While I was booking PDC, the MVP Global Summit was 2 weeks after it so I figured...
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A Poor Man's Google for SharePoint by Bil Simser

Snapped this up from one of the SharePoint mailing lists. It's a super cheap way to get a Google search on your site: Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\TEMPLATE Create a new folder called "external" Inside...
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SharePoint with Flickr by Bil Simser

I'm getting more and more impressed with Flickr , an online photo managment system, no only with the service itself but more so what people are doing with it. Roy Osherove pointed me to a service that a photographer named kaster created. You input a line...
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