Just Released: SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool

The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool is a set of free models of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) which allow you to explore the necessary infrastructure based on usage requirements. This tool uses the System Center Capacity Planner 2007 (SCCP) as an engine to provide for data collection, visualization,… Read more

An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: OSearch (Administrator)

I was getting this error while trying to start the Office SharePoint Server Search service on a standalone dev machine that I was configuring. The machine was not a part of any domain so I would just enter the username for the search account without the domain name. To solve this error one needs to provide… Read more

The MOSS SDK 1.2 release is now LIVE on the Microsoft Download Center

The MOSS SDK release is now LIVE on the Microsoft Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6D94E307-67D9-41AC-B2D6-0074D6286FA9&displaylang=en   ·         MOSS 2007 SDK 1.2.  Includes Conceptual and Class Library Reference documentation, Web Services documentation, and Developer Tools and Samples for MOSS and WSS.  See below for a detailed breakdown what’s new in this release. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6D94E307-67D9-41AC-B2D6-0074D6286FA9&displaylang=en   ·         WSS 3.0 SDK 1.2. … Read more

Moving on with WebParticles 3

Localizing the user control web part This post adds to Tony Rabun’s post “WebParticles: Developing and Using Web User Controls WebParts in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007“. Here I show how you can use ASP.NET Local Resource files to localize the strings in the user control that will be wrapped as a web part. Open… Read more

Moving on with WebParticles 2

Wiring up event handlers This post adds to Tony Rabun’s post “WebParticles: Developing and Using Web User Controls WebParts in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007”. I have noticed that if you leave everything the way ASP.NET does it for you, sometimes the event handlers are not called so below what needs to be done to… Read more

Moving on with WebParticles 1

Deploying to the _app_bin folder This post adds to Tony Rabun’s post “WebParticles: Developing and Using Web User Controls WebParts in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007”. In the original post, the web part DLLs are deployed in the GAC. During the development period, this could become a bit of a pain as you will be… Read more

SharePoint for Hosters Solution Kit

The Hoster’s Solution Kit is a way for hosters to create offerings around the application templates. This Solution Kit demonstrates the following: How hosters can build solutions based on the application templates. How a hoster’s end customer can create sites based on these template offerings. How a hoster’s end customers can integrate these solutions into… Read more

Adding a custom property to the Advanced Search Box filters

To make a custom column appear as one of the property restrictions in the SharePoint 2007 Advanced result page, you need to: Map the crawled property to a managed property. Edit the XML of the Advanced Search Box webpart to show the managed property. An nice post detailing the exact steps is on Jonathon’s Blog:… Read more