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SQL Metal and Linq - Refreshing Schema Warnings
So it turns out the simplest way to update your dbml schema is to just delete the existing files and recreate them with SQL Metal. Then, when you include the updated dbml file in your VS 2008 project you will get new dbml.layout and .designer.cs files...
Using SQL Metal To Get Connected with Linq
SQLMetal.exe is the command line tool that will allow you to very quickly spin up the object model you'll need to connect from your SQL Server database via Linq. Here are the basics of using SQLMetal. Take a look at this text file , the output from executing...
Create a New Page Layout in SharePoint 2007 - Feature-Based
So the requirement presented to me for a client was to take an existing page layout and change a few of the properties to allow it to use some custom styles implemented at the site collection level. To do this, I needed to create a new page layout based...
Creating and Deploying a Simple Feature
I found this a week or so ago, lost it and then found it again. At only 29 minutes, its an ideal starter for a develper with my background to create, deploy and activate a feature for a site or site collection. Well spoken and concise with a lot of bits...
Free SharePoint and Workflow Training
I started looking into this guy a week or so ago and have been very impressed with the volume of training info he is either responsible for or finds. I haven't gotten too deeply into any of it yet but it seems pretty well targeted for what I'm doing these...
Reporting Services and SharePoint MOSS Configuration Woes
In my current position, it always helps to take a small step back and do something else for a little while. I'm working on a simple problem involving building a reporting services report (SSRS) from a SharePoint task list. It will involve building the...
SharePoint Server Deployment Plan MPP
Joel Oleson, on the SharePoint Team Blog has posted a sample deployment plan for a MOSS installation. Looks pretty comprehensive. http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/10/05/office-sharepoint-server-deployment-plan-sample.aspx At a glance: - 6...
Sharepoint Recycle Bin Administration
It seems that with Sharepoint and MOSS, Microsoft has either gone in a new direction with their documentation, they are just behind the power curve on getting documentation out there OR there is just so much to this product that they decided to let the...
Interactive Developer Maps
I believe that as you age in the software development business, you start realizing that there is very little new in the world. This means that for someone like me who doesn't read very fast and has kids who need shoes, the desire to go out and purchase...
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