Speaking at the Australian SharePoint Conference in June

Its been a while since i have blogged as I have been doing heaps of client delivery work interstate. I got an email today notifying me that I have been accepted to be a speaker at the Australian SharePoint conference in June. Sweet! I will be presenting a session on “Hardcore” SharePoint architecture. I will…

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Walkthrough – Building a Service Pack 2 and Cumulative updates slipstreamed MOSS2007 install

This article will walk you through building a self contained SharePoint 2007 installation with all the necessary service packs automatically applied as part of the installation. You wont have to worry about performing a post service pack installation as the installer will do this for you. Once done you should have a fully patched SharePoint…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 – NLBS and VMware – Workaround!

**Firstly – This isn’t a VMware bashing post just a product workaround tip ** Recently I have been working on a customer site and they were keen to build a new MOSS 2007 server farm on Windows Server 2008 R2 as IIS 7.5 has some very cool silverlight streaming technology that they wanted to leverage….

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MOSS 2007 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support

With the RTM release of Windows Server 2008 R2 I have been receiving many questions about what level of support we are providing for Windows Server 2008 R2 and MOSS 2007. I can confirm that if you have MOSS Service Pack 2 installed, we are supporting Windows Server 2008 R2. More details can be found…

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ForeFront client security and MOSS2007 installation – TIP

If you install Forefront client security on any server in your MOSS2007 farm you might find that things suddenly stop working and you get ISAPI filter loading errors appearing in your event logs. Here’s how to get up and running again. 1) Read this article. kb952167 – Folders may have to be excluded from antivirus…

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WebPart Development – AJAX Tab control – Tab contents not displaying

I found something very interesting the other day when playing around with the AJAX tab control in a custom WebPart. I created a WebPart that displays some data using the AJAX tabcontrol and found some interesting gotchas when working with it. Firstly I found that databinding and adding tabs to the the tab container has…

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Visual Studio 2008 custom workflows not starting – TIPS

I was doing some SharePoint Workflow development the other day in Visual Studio 2008 and I had the situation where my workflows wouldn’t start after they have been deployed. I found that if the following aren’t configured correctly, none of your workflows will start and throw unexpected errors. Here are some things to check to…

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MOSS2007 cannot crawl Vignette based sites – Solved!

Recently at a client site I experienced a strange error when trying to crawl Vignette based sites from MOSS 2007. All seemed to be configured ok and all the latest service packs and patches had been installed. I checked the crawl logs and found the following error message highlighted in red: I found that it…

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Awesome article! – Integrating External Document Repositories with SharePoint Server 2007

Learn to design, implement, and deploy a complete solution for integrating an external document repository with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. External repositories can participate in workflows and use task lists and extensible metadata. Written by some MCS guns and MVPS! More details can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd440954.aspx

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