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Happy Birthday CodePlex! by Bil Simser

CodePlex just recently turned 3 years old and celebrated a pretty good success (hitting the 10,000 project mark). I'm very happy that my SharePoint Forums project was one of the first public non-Microsoft projects hosted on CodePlex (before it was called...
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Boo! SharePoint. Not really. by Bil Simser

I stumbled onto Peter Campbell's well written article about why SharePoint scares him . His points on what bothers him about SharePoint bother me as he tries to compare some parts of SharePoint to say open source CMS systems (he's not specific as to ...
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The undocumented “deleteconfigurationobject” parameter by Bil Simser

SharePoint is sometimes a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, surrounded by an enigma. And even more so when you get stuck trying to do something, hoping the system will tell you how, only to stumble onto an undocumented command line switch that does what you...
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Extending SharePoint: Checking if a List exists by Bil Simser

A common problem when working with the SharePoint Object Model is getting a handle to a list. Very often we find ourselves writing this: .csharpcode { FONT-SIZE: 9pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Consolas, "Courier New", Courier, Monospace; BACKGROUND-COLOR...
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Fill out a survey, win a chance for a SharePoint Conference 2009 pass by Bil Simser

Yeah, title says all. Mindsharp , Nintex , and Combined Knowledge are sponsoring a Global SharePoint Survey . This is an independent survey that you can fill out to let them know about your experience with adoption and usage of SharePoint from your perspective...
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