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November 2009 Blog Posts

Building SharePoint WSPs with Team Foundation Build

As I noted in my previous post , I recently discovered that my approach for building Web Solution Packages (WSPs) in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 isn't compatible with Team Foundation Build. I'm actually a little embarrassed to say...

The "Copy Local" Bug in Visual Studio

If you've ever worked with me on a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 project -- or if you've read my Sample Walkthrough of the DR.DADA Approach to SharePoint -- then you've probably seen the following comment: Note: Referenced assemblies...

SketchPath - The XPath Tool

I added another tool to my Toolbox yesterday: SketchPath. The SketchPath site labels it as "The XPath Tool" but I'd say it more like " The XPath Tool." I've seen a few other tools for quickly building and testing XPath expressions against an XML...

SharePoint Web Part to Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS

Yesterday, I detailed the steps I recommend for configuring SSL on sites built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. I also mentioned that users won't automatically be redirected from HTTP to HTTPS, and how I've previously used a little bit...

Configuring SSL on SharePoint Sites

If you are using Basic Authentication or Forms-Based Authentication (FBA) with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 -- or any Web site, for that matter -- then you must configure secure communication (HTTPS) using SSL certificates. However...

A Simple Backup Solution

As I've mentioned before, I don't spend much money or time maintaining the "Jameson Datacenter" (a.k.a. my home lab). However, that doesn't mean that I treat my infrastructure lightly. In previous posts, I've covered many of the Group Policy objects...

AutoEventWireup Issue in MOSS 2007

I recently promised to finish this blog post that has been sitting in "unpublished" status since June 2008, so here it is... Have you ever encountered the following error in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007? An error occurred during...

Compiling C++ Projects with Team Foundation Build

As I mentioned in my previous post , this week I incorporated Password Minder into my "Toolbox" Visual Studio solution that is scheduled to build daily through Team Foundation Server (TFS). It's not that I really need daily builds of Password Minder;...

Using Password Minder to Manage Your Passwords

I started using Password Minder almost immediately after reading about it in the July 2004 edition of MSDN Magazine. I don't know about you, but trying to remember all of my various passwords for dozens of Web sites, numerous network accounts, VMs, etc...

Using Robocopy to Move Files and Folders

I use Robocopy a lot, and it's been in my Toolbox for so long that I hardly remember using anything else. I was glad to see that it is now included out-of-the-box (starting with Vista), because I typically use it instead of Windows Explorer to move or...

Supportability Concerns with Custom HTTP Modules in SharePoint

I am sure that I'm not the first one to tell you this, but you can't believe everything you read on the Internet these days ;-) Case in point...I've seen a number of sources claim that custom HTTP modules are not supported in Microsoft Office SharePoint...

Microsoft Translator Widget

This week I stumbled upon the new (and very cool) Microsoft Translator Widget . Actually, this isn't really new (apparently it has been available for over six months now) but it was certainly new to me. A colleague of mine on a previous project...

Deleting Empty Folders

For the sake of this post, let's assume that you have a directory that contains some empty folders you want to get rid of. How the empty folders got there isn't important; all that matters is that you have some and you want to get rid of them. A few...

Analyzing My MSDN Blog

According to my blog dashboard, this will be post #150 for my MSDN blog. So this morning I thought I would do something a little different by providing some analysis on my blog. I extracted the data from Community Server into an Excel spreadsheet so...

Constraining Tables with CSS

Have you ever wanted to display data in a table but limit the size of the rows and columns within the table? For example, consider the classic master/detail view that we often find in software applications, in which items are shown in a summary table...