MOSS AdRotator Control

I recently had a client who wanted an AdRotator on their MOSS Internet site. The client wanted to randomly choose an image from a nominated Image Library and display it on the home page. Unfortunately there is no Moss AdRotator control out-of-the-box. So I went back to my MCMS roots and adapted the MCMS AdRotator…

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Event Handlers in WSS v3

Those that are familiar with event handlers on Document Library lists in WSS v2 will be excited to know that event handlers can now be attached to any type of list. Not only do we get access to the Asynchronous events such as ItemAdded, we now also get access to Synchronous event before the fact,…

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Document Generation using WordML (Word 2003)

Grumpy Wookie, Ed Richard, Andrew Buttigieg and I have been working recently on generating documents using WordML in Word 2003, here is a step wise guide to get you started. Creating documents using XML and WordML, requires two files: 1. XML file containing the data 2. The XSL transformation file. The XML file contains the…

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Change the default page when site is created

When you create a new publishing site in MOSS it automatically gets a default page created using the WelcomeLinks.aspx page layout. How can you change this behavior and have it automatically create a page based on a content type and page layout of your choice? Read on to find out how. The Publishing template (as…

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Using ASP.Net user controls ASCX in MOSS/WSSv3

Chris Johnson has posted a great article on using ASP.Net ASCX user controls in MOSS/WSSv3. I have been recently creating custom controls in Visual Studio (i.e. Control Classes not ASCX). To use these I add the controls to the GAC and then add an entry to the web.config to make it a safe control. The…

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RSS Feeds disappear from Outlook

I have been using Office 2007 since Beta 1 and have had no real issues with the product (stability at the start, but that is much better in the final release). I have been using the RSS features which are really cool but just this morning Outlook is not updating my RSS feeds. On further…

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SafeControl Adder utility for SharePoint

Chris O’Connor has released a great little utility (SafeControl Adder) that makes deploying web parts to SharePoint environments a little easier. "…When deploying, the developer is required to “add to Safe Controls” – a bit of a tedious approach, with checking Global Assembly Cache (GAC) for PublicKeyToken, and manually modifying the [web.config] file. To assist…

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Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint

Earlier this week I received an internal newsletter announcing the release of the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint into beta.  This is an extract from the newsletter. "The Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint provides authoritative guidance and tools to deploy a pre-built, customisable SharePoint solution that teams can use to collaborate with partners outside the…

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SharePoint 2010 SP1 is now available for download

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is Now Available for Download Service Pack 1 includes stability, performance, and security enhancements that are a direct result of your feedback. IMPORTANT NOTE It is strongly recommended to install the June 2011 Cumulative Update immediately after the installation of Service Pack 1. The June Cumulative Update includes…

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MOSS BDC Design Studio

Simego is a company that builds tools for database professionals, they have just released a MOSS BDC Design Studio. MOSS BDC Design Studio is a Tool to aid in writing the necessary XML Schema to connect Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Business Data Catalog to remote back end systems. Writing this XML by hand is both…

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