PSConfig/Content Database Attach Error – "Unknown server error number: d"

I recently ran into an issue when applying the MOSS August CU. This issue is not necessarily isolated to this patch. When the patch ran, the B2B upgrade process was failing in the site collection action upgrade sequence. The specific step was 12.1.6301.0, which adds the new Search Federation webparts to a site’s webpart gallery….


Advanced Search "Contains" Option

In some of the more recent builds of MOSS, the “contains” and “does not contain” options for advanced searches have been removed. This was done because of query performance concerns expressed by a significant number of customers. If you are not worried about the query perfomance hit, you can make this option available to users with a…


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 Released

I know I’m a little late to the party with this one, but we released the 1.2 version of VSeWSS in eary June. This adds support for VS 2008. Unfortunately, no 64 bit support. Overview Tools for developing custom SharePoint applications: Visual Studio project templates for Web Parts, site definitions, and list definitions; and…


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1 Released

Today we released the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1. It covers the following… This is the User Guide, Samples and Walkthroughs for the tools for developing custom SharePoint applications with the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, version 1.1 (VSeWSS 1.1). The user guide…


Loading .NET UserControls inside of SharePoint Webparts

I frequently get questions regarding the use of usercontrols with in SharePoint WebParts. Someone often has a usercontrol they’d like to reuse inside of SharePoint. Sometimes developers like being able to use the designer views in Visual Studio when developing WebParts.  It is possible to display a user control from with in a SharePoint WebPart. I’ve…