July 2006 - Posts

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The Lighter side of being an Architect by Bil Simser

I wasn’t sure what to call this blog entry so maybe it’s mis-titled. As odd as it may sound, this entry stemmed from a conversation that’s going on over in Rory’s side of the web where he praises Carl Franklin on his community...
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Kicking the SharePoint beast by Bil Simser

First off, thanks to everyone who's been contributing stories to SharePointKicks.com , kicking stories, and generally promoting the site by providing "kick" links in your own blog posts. SharePointKicks is growing and growing (which is a...
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SharePoint Projects on CodePlex by Bil Simser

Just wanted to highlight the current SharePoint projects listed on CodePlex. SharePoint Community Kit This project is used for the development of the SharePoint Community Kit, which consists of a Standard Edition and multiple specialized and value add...
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SharePoint Forums Language Pack by Bil Simser

I’ve put together a language pack (just a zip file) for the latest release of the SharePoint Forums Web Part . Thanks to the efforts of people in the community, there’s a translation file for German (1031) and the Russian (1049) languages...
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SharePoint Learning Kit now available on CodePlex by Bil Simser

CodePlex just keeps getting groovier and groovier with SharePoint projects. Here's the latest. It's the SharePoint Learning Kit and the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) is available for you to download. For those of you familiar with Class Server...
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DotNetNuke and SharePoint, part deux by Bil Simser

First off I have a tremendous amount of respect for Shaun Walker and the DotNetNuke guys. They took a free sample starter application from Microsoft and created an entire after-market. Just look at how you go online and pay $30 for a DNN skin or $50 for...
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SharePoint Forums MSI updated on CodePlex by Bil Simser

Okay, I've fixed the DWP error and created and replaced the MSI that was on CodePlex . Please download the current version from here if you're having problems adding the Web Part to a page (and don't want to manually edit the file). Let me know if there...
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Adding SharePoint Forums Web Part to a page by Bil Simser

Okay, stupid error that I need to fix later today when adding the SharePoint Forums Web Part to a Web Part Page. When an assembly with SafeControl entries is installed in the GAC (like this version is) the DWP file requires that the <Assembly> tag...
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SharePoint Forums 1.1 Released by Bil Simser

Happy times are here again. I’ve finished the packaging and released version 1.1 of the SharePoint Forums Web Part . This contains a fairly large chunk of bug fixes and new functionality. Here’s a rundown: Installation. Installation is HUGELY simplified...
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Automating your Web Part builds (and distribution) with WPPackager and NAnt by Bil Simser

I’m just finishing up the packaging for the new version of the SharePoint Forums Web Part tonight and thought I would share with you some ideas and concepts around the packaging and distribution of it. Thanks to Paul Schaeflin who took time out...
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