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April 2008 Blog Posts

Versioning Blog Posts in WSS v3 and MOSS 2007

Complementing the Work Items list that I described in a previous post , we use a blog site (creatively called the "DevBlog") in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 to track the work items that each member of the Development team has committed...

A Better Way to Build SharePoint Solution Packages (and CAB Files)

Up until about an hour ago, I'd been using post-build events on my Visual Studio projects to create SharePoint solution packages (WSPs). However, while this worked reasonably well, this method always bothered me a little because the post-build events...

Memory Leak in SPLimitedWebPartManager (a.k.a. IDisposables Containing IDisposables)

Back in February, Roger Lamb kicked off his MSDN blog with a great post ( SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Dispose Patterns by Example ). It provides numerous code samples that demonstrate memory leaks commonly produced when working with the SharePoint object...

Creating a Site Template in MOSS 2007 that Works in WSS v3

Shortly after publishing my previous post covering "TFS Lite" for WSS v3 , Dragan Panjkov noted that attempting to create a new site in WSS v3 using the site template that I originally provided resulted in the following error: The template you have...

Enumerating Feature Definitions in WSS v3 and MOSS 2007

There might be occasions where you need to "decode" the feature GUID in Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v3 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. For these (admittedly rare) situations, I have attached an Excel spreadsheet containing the...

WSUS Clients Failing with Error 0x80244019 After Installing WSUS SP1

Last week I discovered that many of my servers were no longer updating successfully from my intranet Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. Looking in WindowsUpdate.log file, I noticed errors similar to the following: 2008-03-22 18:53:24:377...

"TFS Lite" for WSS v3

In my previous post , I introduced my "TFS Lite" SharePoint site template that I've been using for years as a simple scenario/task/bug/risk/milestone tracking "application" with various projects and customers. In today's post, I'll discuss some of the...

"TFS Lite" for WSS v2

[Update (2008-04-07): "TFS Lite" for WSS v3 is now available.] For almost as long as I can remember (okay, not really that long -- but at least as far back as 2003), I've been using SharePoint lists as a bug tracking tool on almost all of the customer...