Locking down SharePoint Designer

Last week the SharePoint Designer Team posted an excellent article on the options available to lock particular Designer functionality from certain users.  Quite often I am ask by my customer how to lock down SharePoint Designer to allow users to open a site and create workflows but not allow them to customise the look and…

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Silverlight 2 Now Available

At the recent TechEd in Sydney Craig Harrowfield and I gave a presentation on enhancing the user interface (UI) and experience (UX) of SharePoint by using Microsoft’s Silverlight 2.0 technology.  During the demonstration we focussed on Silverlight 2 Beta 2.  Yesterday Microsoft announced the long awaited availability of Silverlight 2 to all consumers Worldwide.  Many…

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I passed my MCTS exam

This morning I sat the 70-630: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuring exam and passed with a score of 876 (only needed 700 to pass).  I was a little anxious about sitting it, even though I believed I knew the material, this was my first Microsoft exam and those that know me know that…

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Customising the Document Information Panel in Office

The Document Information Panel is a feature of Microsoft Office 2007 Word, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint.  This feature is designed to allow users to enter information about the document they are working in.  This information can then be used as live fields throughout the document and can even be delivered and…

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Customising the Approval Workflow for WCM (Update)

As I mentioned in my previous post, at this years TechEd in Sydney, Paul Turner from SDM and myself presented a session on customising the approval workflow for web content management in MOSS. Paul has been busy writing the full blog post and has published the Part 1 and Part 2 over on his blog. …

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Customising approval workflows for WCM in MOSS

At this years TechEd in Sydney, Paul Turner from SDM and myself presented a session on customising the approval workflow for web content management in MOSS. During the session we showed how to add a non-human element, particularly the HTML Tidy utility, to the workflow. Paul showed a wrapper class (tidy.cs) that he adapted from…

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TechEd Australia 2008 is here!

TechEd Australia 2008 is finally here.  Today is the Student day and other pre-day, gives me time to get comfortable in the speakers room.  This will be my first TechEd as a Microsoft employee so lets see if it is any different or exciting from the inside.

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Cardiolog 2007 for SharePoint 2007 (Lite version is free)

Intlock have been in the market since 2005, selling its SharePoint Usage Report solution. Intlock have developed a web analytics reporting solution for SharePoint 2007, it is called CarioLog 2007.  There are three models of the solution; Lite, Professional and Enterprise.  The basic set of reports (Cardiolog Lite) is completely free, and you can add…

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Looking for SQL Server Upgrade information

Now that MOSS is officially supported on SQL Server 2008, you might be looking for information on how to upgrade to SQL Server 2008.  Below are some useful links that may assist; Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677622.aspx How to: Upgrade to SQL Server 2008 (Setup) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144267.aspx Using Upgrade Advisor to Prepare for Upgrades http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144256.aspx

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Virtualization Support for SharePoint Products and Technologies

On the SharePoint Team Blog this morning is an exciting announcement about support for SharePoint technologies in a virtualised environment.   Most importantly is our support for 3rd party virtualisation software. "Today we’re excited to announce support and licensing updates for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 running in virtual machines….

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