November 2006 - Posts


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PowerShell: calling a function with parameters by svdoever

I just started with PowerShell to do some complex scripting. As a beginner in this new language I will probably run into all the quirks that the language has, but hey thats the fun with learning something new. The first quirk: calling a function with...
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Running Wss2 and Wss3 side-by-side by svdoever

I didn't know that it was possible, but Microsoft posted a document describing how to do it. Didn't test it out yet, please share you're experiences if you do try it out. Would be great for on a development box where you are developing things...
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SharePoint 2007: using the masterpage from your site in custom _layouts pages by svdoever

I got a question from Jeff: I'm wondering if you have experimented with creating application pages that will both run in the sharepoint context and that can use the default.master of the web. When creating application pages in the _layouts folder these...
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SharePoint Solution Generator - part 2: the internals of the created site definition project by svdoever

In the first part of this serie on SharePoint Solution Generator I just went through the creation of a site definition project, compiling it, deploying it, and create a new site based on our new site definition. Now that we know that that part works,...
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SharePoint Solution Generator - part 1: create a site definition from an existing site by svdoever

This is part 1 in a series of blog post on the SharePoint Solution Generator. The SharePoint Solution Generator is a stand-alone application that can convert Wss3 web (SPWeb) into a Visual Studio 2005 site definition project that can be compiled into...
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Really useful PowerShell help application by svdoever

When you get started with PowerShell you get overwelmed by the new command to learn. PowerShell has a built-in help command that gives you an overview of all available commands, and per command you can get help on it's exact syntax. You get something...

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It is possible to run VMware images and Windows Server 2003 on Amazon's EC2!! by svdoever

I just got a reaction on my blog post Microsoft and virtualisation: Amazon EC2 functionality using Windows Hypervisor technology code-named Viridian? from Reuven . See http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/thread.jspa?threadID=12540&tstart...
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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions available for download, it's cool! by svdoever

Creating complex SharePoint solutions and deploying those solutions has always been sub optimal in the old versions of SharePoint. In SharePoint 2007 (Wss3, MOSS 2007) our trouble is over. We now have powerful deployment capabilities in the form of features...
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SharePoint 2007: Accessing information on the SharePoint Web Server Extensions folder by svdoever

Information on SharePoint and the path where it manages its information can be found in the registry. For example the registry entry SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Location contains the path to the Web Server Extensions folder...
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SharePoint 2007 - /_layouts and how to create pages that run in site context by svdoever

Ages ago, in the time that SharePoint 2007 was still beta, I dived into how to create "in site context" pages that should be hosted in the /_layouts directory of SharePoint. My adventures from back then can be found in this blog post. I don't want to...
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