Custom 404 Message with Bad URL Parameters

Have you ever built a site that contains a page that accepts a parameter like http://mycommecesite/productdetails.aspx?pid=10?  What happens when a user tries to enter an invalid product id?  It would be nice if you could show them a nice custom error page with very minimal coding. Turns out you can do this with as little as 2…

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Learning Windows Azure

Wanna learn about the future of software + services well wait no longer Windows Azure is here and below are some great links for you to learn all about the movement!  Thanks to Danny Garber for putting this great list of links together. Blogs http://blogs.msdn.com/cloud/atom.xml – Cloud computing tools team http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/atom.xml – Windows azure main blog http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/atom.xml…

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Commerce Server "Mojave" November 2008 Release

For those of you looking for the next step in making SharePoint a top notch application development platform,  I bring to you Commerce Server “Mojave”!  The November 2008 CTP was just released before the Thanksgiving break and can be found at the link below.   This version of Commerce server brings the new multi-channel commerce foundation.  This new run-time API adds new out-of-box functionality, adds…

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Team Foundation Server (TFS) and MOSS Development Guidance

The VSTS Ranger and the MOSS Ranger team has collaborated to bring some guidance around how to build Microsoft Office SharePoint Server applications in conjunction with TFS.  This guidance has been greatly needed and it is great to see the rangers get together and provide this type of leadership with the help of the SharePoint…

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Neptune Email Test Server

Have you ever began or written an application that had a need to send an automated email via SMTP?  If so, how would you test this, is there some test email server avaiable?  One option is to stand up your own email server and then use that for testing.  As anyone who has done this…

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SharePoint 2007 & SQL 2008

WSS 3.0 and SharePoint 2007 now support running against the all new SQL 2008.  You will need SP1 for WSS and/or MOSS to run against 2008.  Please visit the SharePoint Team Blog for more details.  A TechNet article is expected to detail the full benefits of moving to SQL 2008.

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Sample Silverlight Applications

 http://www.nokola.com/   has some REALLY COOOL! Silverlight samples with source  including a slick and addictive Breakout remake.  Check his stuff out.  

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Alternate Access Mappings Unvieled

Wanna know what SharePoint is doing when you change and/or use the Alternate Access Mapping Feature?  Please check out Troy Starr’s Post on alternate access mappings here.

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Changing a MOSS Publishing Welcome Page Programatically

For those of you looking to dynamically change the Welcome page for a MOSS Publishing site dynamically here you go: Where “p” is the URL for the page you would like to change the welcome page to (i.e. “Pages/Home.aspx“).   static public void UpdateWelcomePage(SPWeb web, string p)         {             if (PublishingWeb.IsPublishingWeb(web))             {                 PublishingWeb pw = PublishingWeb.GetPublishingWeb(web);…

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Hiding MOSS Pages From Current Navigation Programatically

I have recently had the task to hide a set of MOSS Pages in a Publishing site upon activation of a Site Feature.  In the post we will explore the code I used to make this happen along with the use of the FeatureActivated and FeatureDeactivating events in Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeatureReceiver Class.  The method to hide the…

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