February 2005 - Posts

22 February 2005
Sharepoint Include and Exclude Content and the Site Directory
Internally we're using several site directories around the portal to categorize external content, both WSS sites and other stuff. We are pretty liberal in allowing people to create sites and add links to sites with relevance. There's YASQ related to this. First let me explain how the Site Directory area... Read More...
20 February 2005
Site Definitions and Templates
Kris got his article published on the .NET Developers Journal and Patrick comments on the use of custom site definitons. I agree with Patricks pros and cons of using Site Definitions and I'd like to elaborate a bit aswell. I've done several template based Sharepoint projects and usually I don't create... Read More...
19 February 2005
Sharepoint Content RSS Feeds unlocked
I usually don't bother crosslinking plainly obvoius fantastic stuff, simply because everyone else does it, and noone really needs another "i've also seen it" posting. However this time I just can't help myself. I recently unlocked Sharepoint content using RSS with Jan and Patricks early beta of the RSS... Read More...
17 February 2005
Light-weight extension of Sharepoint Document Management
I recently helped the Norwegian video-conference company Tandberg get more value out of their Sharepoint installation through extended project support features and improved desentralized internal publishing. The existing routines for document management were heavily based on a centralized assignment... Read More...
09 February 2005
InfoPath + Amazon Web Service = wtf!?
UPDATE : The InfoPath team have affirmed that this is a bug and provided a general and specific work-around. Read about it here . Wow. I'm getting into InfoPath these days and wanted to use the Amazon E-Commerce Service 4.0 to retreive some data. I've tried and reproduced this on two machines so far... Read More...
08 February 2005
Disappearing Sharepoint folders in Explorer view
Heads-up on this one people (YASQ - y et a nother s harepoint q uirk): When having content approval enabled for a document library and using explorer view to make changes, content are not automatically approved when adding items or making changes. This can give the impression of stuff disappearing in... Read More...
07 February 2005
Sharepoint and non-IE browsers
Sharepoint is really picking up and more and more user is getting into the product. At the same time there are several browser out there not developed by Microsoft, like FireFox and Opera. There are several issues related to using Sharepoint with other browsers and it's about time that the community... Read More...
07 February 2005
Blogmap in 15 seconds
Through Mark Bower : I just placed my blog on the Map(Point). Very cool, even though MapPoint seems to have a funny look at Oslo (It's really not "Frognersætra", but "Frognerseteren", and it's not located right next to Skillebekk). Check out Chandu Thota and his blogmap project , takes just about 15... Read More...
04 February 2005
Creating Site Roll-ups in Sharepoint with RSS
Roll-ups of information from several (top-level or nested) Windows Sharepoint Services sites has been a “nice-to-have” feature mentioned in several Sharepoint projects I've been involved with. Commercial solutions is available in the market, like the CorasWorks package . However these solutions tend... Read More...
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03 February 2005
Enterprise Continous Integration
Mike Roberts, one of the lead devs of the CruiseControl.NET project , has just published a paper on Enterprise Continous Integration . Mike is addressing a very importan issue of Continous Integration and automated build processes, namely "What to do when the build takes too much time?". Integration... Read More...
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