WSS 3.0 and MOSS SDKs: Now with MSDN Wiki!

Ever find something wrong/incomplete with an SDK topic on MSDN, and wish you could slap a Post-It Note with the correction right on the topic? Or come up with the perfect code sample for an object model reference topic, and wish you could annotate the topic with your masterpiece? Well, now you can. Say hello…

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Information Rights Management in Windows SharePoint Services Poster Available for Download

Now that we’ve managed to get the Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server SDKs out the door, I’ve had a chance to catch my breath and do a couple of one-off side projects. One of which is (big surprise) another poster highlighting the developer functionality in WSS 3.0. This time around I’ve focused on…

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How To Rate Articles on MSDN

Something you might have noticed as you perused the updated Windows SharePoint Services or Office SharePoint Server SDKs–or any MSDN technical article in the last week or so–was that the familiar ratings system has been replaced. Since the new ratings system may not be immediately discoverable or intuitive, I figured it was worth taking a…

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New Tools for SharePoint Development: Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0

So now that you’ve downloaded Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you’re ready to get serious about creating SharePoint solutions, right? If so, let me direct you to another developer tool you’ll want to download: Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0  The extensions (as they’re known to their friends) were designed specifically to jumpstart…

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Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server SDKs Updated

So by now you no doubt know that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is available for download. But something you might have missed is the fact that we have updated the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SDKs on MSDN. You can find the WSS SDK here. And the MOSS SDK here. These…

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Document Parsers in SharePoint (4 of 4): Parser Schema and Interface

For these four entries, I’m going to go over in detail how to construct and register a custom parser that enables you to promote and demote properties between your custom file types and Windows SharePoint Services. Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Today, I’ll round out the document parser…

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Document Parsers in SharePoint (3 of 4): Parsers and Content Types

For these four entries, I’m going to go over in detail how to construct and register a custom parser that enables you to promote and demote properties between your custom file types and Windows SharePoint Services. Read part one here. Read part two here. Document Parsing and Content Types When WSS invokes a document parser…

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Document Parsers in SharePoint (2 of 4): How Parsers Process Documents

Read part one here. In my last entry, I gave you a brief overview of what document parsers are in Windows SharePoint Services V3, and a high-level look at what you need to do to build a custom document parser for your own custom file types. Today we’re going to start digging a little deeper,…

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Document Parsers in SharePoint (1 of 4): Overview

Now that I’ve talked about the built-in XML parser, and how you can use it to promote and demote document properties for XML files, you might be thinking: what about custom files types that aren’t XML? What if I’ve got proprietary binary file types from which I want to promote and demote properties to the…

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InfoPath Forms Management in Windows SharePoint Services V3

Today I’d like to talk about how to store and manage XML forms (InfoPath and otherwise) in WSS V3. In general, forms have three special areas of functionality: ·         Property Promotion and Demotion   This refers to promoting and demoting document data to and from columns in a SharePoint library. ·         Link Management   This refers to how WSS…

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