Debugging XSLT from a Content Query WebPart

Hi, Today I receive several questions about debugging CQWP XSLT. Although I love writing them in Notepad and doing the final transformation in IE ;), it would be great to use the features of Visual Studio 2005 (I will do other post for Visual Studio 2008) in order to debug our files in MOSS, without…

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Rich Text Content Control and Custom XML Part

Hi, Maybe you have used the Word 2007 Content Control Toolkit, and after mapping a Rich Text Content Control with a XML node, you have noticed that it turns into a plain text content control. This is something that Word 2007 Content Control Toolkit manages, as it is not expected behaviour of the current implemented…

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How to: Configuring LDAP Provider with MOSS 2007

Hi,  Today I wanted to show you the neccessary steps to configure MOSS with the LDAP Provider (we will actually query Active Directory). First you can find at technet2 information about the process and its implications Authentication samples (Windows SharePoint Services)->LDAP membership provider http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/WSS/en/library/91035419-980e-4230-b3ae-67253b94af4a1033.mspx#section3  Plan authentication methods (Windows SharePoint Services) http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/b6bc8fec-c11c-4ed7-a78d-3ad61c7ef6c01033.mspx  Plan authentication settings for…

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Running Best Practice Analyzer for WSS and MOSS 2007

Hi, Today I wanted to share howto use the “Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System” available from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cb944b27-9d6b-4a1f-b3e1-778efda07df8&displaylang=en  in your environment. As you may have read this BPA collects settings and values from data repositories including Microsoft SQL Server, Registry, and Performance Monitor. It is nice…

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SharePoint Series / InfoPath BDC Creator – Open Existing BDC Files

Hi, One of the most interesting things of the InfoPath BDC Creator is the ability to edit your own files, in order to change some elements or add new sections, etc. This can be achieved by adding the necessary Processing Instruction in order to open with InfoPath based on the Tool template. If you have…

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Office 2007 ODF – UOF Support

Hi, Maybe you have read about projects for supporting UOF. Similar approach to the ODF support. You can check them at: http://uof-translator.sourceforge.net/ http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/ What I wasn’t aware of, is the study to merge both formats. I can extract some text from the article: One reason has to do with the formats’ allocation of their respective…

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Server Document Generation

Hi, One of my favorites projects are those related to document generation. With Office 2007, we can open ECMA-376 / Open XML documents (.docx, .xlsx, etc..). There are several tools to manage OpenXML files (Office 2007) that I want you to be aware: General Custom UI Editor Tool, related to Office Fluent UI Customizations. Open XML Package…

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Microsoft SharedView Beta

Hi, Living in the IW World, when I read time ago about Tahiti project, Tahoe (SharePoint v1 CodeName) came to my mind… Tahiti is now SharedView Live Project. http://get.live.com/betas/sharedview_betas  The installation is quite fast and easy (tested in Vista and XPSP2). You get the product and several addins (Windows Live, Word, etc.) You sign in with windows…

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Astoria and Blog Publishing

Hi, After hearing news about Astoria Project, I realized it will be a good candidate for blog publishing.  You can manage feeds with Windows RSS Platform and although it is named RSS, it really support any RSS or Atom version (Syndication). But It has not support (and it is not intented for it) publishing support (Atom…

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SharePoint Series / Infopath BDC Creator

Hi, Yesterday I started an idea that came to my mind in my trips: create an Infopath form to generate a BDC file (Application definition). The first version (v0.1) that you can download has room for improvement (coming soon :)) and It can generate only model (not resources). The most challenging node was the TypeDescriptor, as…

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