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VSeWSS 1.3 Lessons Learned….Put that PKG folder under Version Control


These are the SharePoint developer tools for Visual Studio 2008.  I had been using these to develop some features for SharePoint, specifically Content Types and Site Columns. When VSeWSS 1.3 packages (builds the WSP) the SharePoint project for deployment it creates a pkg folder inside your project directory where it maintains the IDs of the […]

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March 2009 VSeWSS 1.3 CTP now available


You can download it from Microsoft Downloads site here. NOTE: Previous versions of VSeWSS will need to be uninstalled prior to installing VSeWSS 1.3. Feedback You can submit feedback for this CTP on the SharePoint Community Connect site: https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=428 You can discuss this CTP on the SharePoint Developer MSDN Forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointdevelopment/threads/   Technorati Tags: VSeWSS […]

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stsadm can inadvertently delete a root site collection if erroneous URL path used


This is something you should definitely be aware of while using the restore command.  If you pass an improper URL path to the stsadm –o restore command with the -overwrite parameter and getting an error you notice a site one level up from the site you were trying to restore is deleted.  The root level […]

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White Paper: Workflow Scalability and Performance in WSS 3.0


If you do development with SharePoint and Workflows then this paper is a must read.  This was published February 2009 and contains information related to testing the performance of workflow applications and how to apply those results. It is posted here. Technorati Tags: WSS 3.0,SharePoint Server 2007

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VSeWSS 1.3 February 2009 CTP Released


Download the updated release here. New features in version 1.3 include: Can be installed on x64 Server OS machines running SharePoint x64. Previously only x86 Server OS could be used Separate build commands for package, deploy and retract are added as Visual Studio menu items WSP View improvements for consistency of deleting feature elements, merging […]

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Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for WSS Version 1.2/VSeWSS v1.2


Tools for developing custom SharePoint applications: Visual Studio project templates for Web Parts, site definitions, and list definitions; and a stand-alone utility program, the SharePoint Solution Generator. Download the User Guide and Samples listed here: The User Guide for this tool can be found here: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User […]

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Enable Accent Sensitive Search for MOSS


I was recently asked this question, while I knew it was possible I didn’t know off hand whether it was a Central Administration setting or run a command at the prompt.  It turned out to be a command option of stsadm, shown below: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o oSearchdiacriticsensitive -ssp sharedServices1 -setStatus TRUE […]

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Search Server 2008 Express – RTM


  Yes it is finally here, both the x32 and x64 version are now available for download. Search Server 2008 Express (x64) Search Server 2008 Express (x32) You may want to add the following to your enterprise search solution: MOSS Faceted Search installation only takes a few minutes and will improve the users search experience by […]

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ASP.NET Ajax Extensions and SharePoint Service 3.0 SP1


I got the Office Server SP1 installed on my MOSS development machine the other day and thought it would be a great time to try building a Ajax WebPart. These are the steps I did to prepare my WSS/MOSS environment for the Ajax Extensions: Download the ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax Extensions and installed them Modified the […]

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SharePoint Presentation


  Thanks to all of you who attended the presentation given me and Dominic Plouffe on Windows SharePoint Services v3.  Here are the links to the software and blogs mentioned during our PowerPoint presentation. Links: VSeWSS v 1.0 VSeWSS v 1.1 CTP MSDN Minimal Master Page Heather Solomon’s Base Master Page for MOSS SharePoint Server […]

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