Detecting Offline State

So for my VSTO project, I need to be able to detect if I am in an online state. This detection will be pivotal in deciding if I should or can retrieve new data from my data providers (these include SharePoint and some other applications). I wanted to be able to key off of Internet…

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My first "complex" VSTO 2005 Project

I know I am behind in posting materials in the resource center… working on that. Actually I got caught up in trying to build a project with VSTO instead. So, I’ve started putting my experiences to good use and have begun development on an Excel based VSTO 2005 project. We have an application here at…

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Delegate Administration of Extranet Accounts for SharePoint

While at Tech Ed in Orlando this year, I ran across a vendor with an interesting web part for SharePoint. The vendor is “The Dot Net Factory” and their web part is Active Directory WebManager. When I saw this in action, I immediately saw some value for customers. Basically it is a web part that…

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SharePoint Automation

When I meet with clients to do design sessions, I’m often asked why Microsoft made a certain SPS process this or that way. In particular, the team site creation process from within a SPS portal seems to be a popular one. Compounding this is my advice for planning ahead. During the design of SPS/WSS implementations,…

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SharePoint Automation

Abstract When I meet with clients to do design sessions, I’m often asked why Microsoft made a certain SPS process this or that way. In particular, the team site creation process from within a SPS portal seems to be a popular one. Compounding this is my advice for planning ahead. During the design of SPS/WSS…

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Exploring SPS Calendar Views

So I was asked a rather simple question recently. Here at the office, we have a custom SPS list that has start date / end date columns. Naturally, we take advantage of the ability to create calendar views of the list specifying these columns as the interval for the item. As it turns out, we…

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Exploring SPS Calendar Views

AbstractSo I was asked a rather simple question recently. Here at the office, we have a custom SPS list that has start date / end date columns. Naturally, we take advantage of the ability to create calendar views of the list specifying these columns as the interval for the item. As it turns out, we…

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SPS Single Sign-on article

Just a note that I’ve posted my first article which walks through a sample of using SharePoint’s Single Sign-on service. The article includes using impersonation as well as asynchronous threads for retrieving data. http://blogs.msdn.com/edhild/articles/377362.aspx  

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Introducing myself…

I joined Microsoft on January 31, 2005 as a Technology Architect at the Reston, MTC. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/services/microsoftservices/tech.mspx to learn more about the Microsoft MTCs. My first job after college was as a math and computer science teacher for Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD. I quickly turned over the entire computer science program upgrading it…

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Impersonation, Single Sign-on, and SPS

AbstractThe scenario is a common one: An organization has some LOB application that is critical to their everyday needs. In fact users find themselves logging in periodically just to check one particular screen of information. Often, this information is summary data within the system. This article will detail a solution to build a web part…

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