Sleepless in Dallas

I just had the pleasure to present at the Sleepless in Dallas event. Contestants receive 8 hours of training in SharePoint and then are split into teams. The teams receive a challenge and then have all night to design, develop and present a solution using what they learned. My presentation on SharePoint Master Pages and…

Speaking at SPC 2008

I am happy to announce that I will be presenting three topics at the SharePoint Conference 2008 in Seattle March 3-6. Advanced Search Configuration and Management Organizations intending to implement a search solution in SharePoint often approach this "technical problem" by asking "What do we need to index?". While this approach may yield results they…

Office and SharePoint 2007 SP1 Available

You’ve been asking (dare I say begging) for the Service Pack. Well, it’s finally here! Windows SharePoint Services V3 SP1 MOSS 2007 Service Pack 1 SharePoint Designer 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft Office Suite SP1 Microsoft Office Visio 2007   PLEASE: Read the directions carefully and review the guidance in Deploy Software Updates for Windows…

SharePoint Training Released

Microsoft has released the first edition of SharePoint 2007 training. It comes in two flavors, the "Standalone Edition" for desktop playback and the "Portal Edition" for installation on your SharePoint Server. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA102488011033.aspx The Portal Edition installs as a solution and comes a 30 page installation guide…read the guide before you begin your installation! The content…

“Could Not Load Type” Error

Recently I was working on a method to get a Flash file to read from a SharePoint list (more on that later…). I had a working solution, so I created my solution package and deployed it to our test servers. Rather than seeing my spiffy new application page (_layouts/catapult/spiffy.aspx) I received the following error: "Could…

December User Group Meeting

Topic: Show and Tell: A Guided Tour of a Successful SharePoint Installation Please join us for the third meeting on Wednesday, December 12th, for a Show and Tell: a guided tour of a successful SharePoint installation (whose installation to be disclosed at the meeting, but it is a place you’ve heard of if you live…

Socially Conscious Spam Prevention

I hate spam, though I love getting comments on my blog. CKS:EBE has a feature for spam prevention using CAPTCHA which works well, though months ago I read this post and loved the concept that spam prevention could be socially beneficial. According to the reCAPTCHA site: "About 60 million CAPTCHAs are solved by humans around…

Building a blog host, Part 3

In the previous post we created a web application to host our blog sites and built a Table of Contents with the TOC web part. We still have work to do to finish our home page. Our home page wireframe calls for a Recent Posts web part. In this post we’ll cover the configuration of…