Yearly archive for 2009

My brother and the deepest undersea eruption ever filmed

Joe, my big brother, who put me up for 3 weeks in Seattle last month, is part of a story that is all over the news today. While I was in Redmond at Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint training, he was working very hard to get ready for a conference that started today. At the conference, they released video footage from the NOAA expedition he lead in May.   Highlights: 1. UW News video interview with Joe 2. NPR Radio

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Real Time Results on Google

Twitter results are now showing on Google in Real Time. I tested it with the following tweet: Less than 60 seconds later, my Google results updated automatically with this:   Welcome to the Real Time Web! Are you taking advantage of the new speed of information distribution?

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Know your SharePoint Recovery Point Objective?

If you’ve read the Technet article, Plan for data protection and recovery, you’re familiar with the term, Recovery Point Objective. The Plan for data protection and recovery article also covers RPO and the related Recovery Time Objective. But what does this mean in your SharePoint environment? If you use SharePoint today, you might want to consider what support for recovery you receive. If you are managing a SharePoint deployment you’ve no doubt fielded a request to recover content that’s been

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A SharePoint 2010 Install Experience

My friend and Co-worker, Rich Olivieri shares his experience with the new beta of SharePoint 2010 below. -Tom   ———————————————————–   My Approach to SharePoint 2010 beta Development Rich Olivieri, rolivieri@microlinkllc.com This weekend, I finally got a chance to go to the mattresses and build out my SharePoint 2010 development environment. I have come away victorious, but it was a bloody fight. My approach was to create a throw away environment which would last until the initial release of SharePoint

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Gannotti talks to MicroLink CTO Malcolm Hyson

Check out The SharePoint Samurai talking up DiscoverPoint, a product I contributed to in a small part.   The samurai otherwise known as Michael Gannotti talks with MicroLink CTO Malcolm Hyson at Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference. Gannotti is excited about the new MicroLink product DiscoverPoint and it’s integration of SharePoint with dynamic content from FAST ESP.   Malcolm is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP award winner and contributor to Manning Press’ online book SharePoint Server 2007 Survival Guide. He leads MicroLink’s product

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Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 Bookmarks

Some of the New Features of SharePoint 2010 – from SPC09 » Springhouse Blog – Delivering Education to You Wow! "no more SSP" and "Metadata Terms store" The Forrester Blog For Information & Knowledge Management Professionals What was missing from the video interview. Controlling SharePoint 2010 Deployment in VS 2010 – Eli Robillard’s World of Blog. Q&A: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Sharepoint 2010 — Microsoft SharePoint 2010 — InformationWeek Long interview with detail Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Team Blog

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Create a SharePoint Custom Action Feature with VSeWSS

Reposted at new location. Orginally published 20-Oct-09 If you are a SharePoint Developer and are not using Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services yet, please read Paul Andrew detail how VSeWSS 1.3 March 2009 CTP addresses all common SharePoint Developer requests. When you are using the extensions, the first thing you might try to do after watching Kirk’s video is use the MOSS SDK Empty SharePoint template to create a very basic feature whose Element Manifest might look

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Create a SharePoint Custom Action Feature with VSeWSS

If you are a SharePoint Developer and are not using Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services yet, please read Paul Andrew detail how VSeWSS 1.3 March 2009 CTP addresses all common SharePoint Developer requests. When you are using the extensions, the first thing you might try to do after watching Kirk’s video is use the MOSS SDK Empty SharePoint template to create a very basic feature whose Element Manifest might look like this:     Download ElementManifest1.xml Warning:

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SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Conference Day 1 Highlights

My colleague Rich Olivieri offers this summary of SharePoint 2010 Points live from the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas: Support for developing on a client OS so long as it is 64bit Windows 7 or 64 bit Vista SP1. API available through REST. You can call listdata.svc and get a strongly typed response vs a weakly typed response from lists.asmx. It is WCF REST combined with ADO Data Services. You can link lists through a look up column and

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.Net SMTPClient Send Through Gmail

To test a Mail application I’m working on, I decided to use GMail, but it wasn’t as easy as I’d hoped. Luckily, I found this code snippet on TechNet Forums that worked for me:   MailMessage msgMail = new MailMessage("?????@gmail.com", ??????@gmail.com, "subject", "message body");SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient("smtp.gmail.com", 587);smtp.EnableSsl = true;smtp.DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;smtp.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("?????@gmail.com", "?????");try{   smtp.Send(msgMail);}catch (Exception ex){} Just replace the question marks with your GMail credentials, and it should work for you too.

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