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I’m a Survivor…

I’ve had a lot of bad things happen to me in my life. The past few weeks I believe have been a huge test I’ve had some problems with my personal life and some natural disasters. I was thinking during this entire experience what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I am going through something traumatic, but you know what I can survive it. I am an incredibly durable person. When things suck I go into crisis mode when I’m on my own. I believe that what made this possible is all the traumas in my life. ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:12 PM | Comments (2)

SharePoint 2010 Upgrades and Deployments…A Learning Experience…

The past few months I’ve been playing architect and admin, rather than developer. I have worked with a couple 2010 environments for play and work and at least one upgrade. So here are just a few tidbits that you might not know that I’ve found… When working with the blank site definition you have to activate the taxonomy features through stsadm if you want to use managed metadata. Here is a good article: http://neoassyrian.blogspot... There is a bug ......

Posted On Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:35 AM | Comments (2)

MOSSLover Lives On…

A while back, maybe 6 months, I got some bad news about 2010. Microsoft was removing Office from the MOSS equivalent of 2010, so basically my alias would be obsolete the second 2010 caught on in the community. I thought about it for some time. I had some discussions with friends in the community. I even noticed that the MOSSMan changed his twitter id. I started my blog around a WSS 3.0 project when I worked for LRS in there St. Louis Office in February/March 2007. So I think it’s fitting to keep ......

Posted On Saturday, March 20, 2010 11:56 PM | Comments (0)

Houston We have a Problem with Silverlight Client OM…

So I was playing around with NavigationNodeCollection, which is basically like SPNavigationNodeCollection just to make sure it worked without a hitch…Here is a little sample snippet of what should work: Unfortunately, you get a nice little javascript error that does not allow you to access the child nodes. I tried a foreach() loop that gets a NavigationNode for each parent then loops through the NavigationNode.Children that did not work either. I threw in two ExecuteQueryAsync statements thinking ......

Posted On Monday, March 8, 2010 5:43 PM | Comments (2)

SPRoleAssignment Crazy Caveats

I’m not sure if this bug exists on any other environment, but here are a few issues I ran into when trying to use SPRoleAssignment and SPGroup: When trying to use Web.Groups[“GroupName”] it basically told me the group did not exist, so I had to change the code to use Web.SiteGroups[“GroupName”]. I could not add the Role Assignment to the Web and run a Web.Update() without adding an additional Web.AllowUnsafeUpdates= true; , however on my virtual machine I could do a Web.Update() without the extra ......

Posted On Friday, March 5, 2010 2:11 PM | Comments (0)

Migrating the Publishing Pages for Fun and Profit

This week and the following weeks I will be working through a ton of recursive functions to move a rather hefty page library into a Site Collection and subwebs. I figure while I am having some “fun” you guys will profit will a few of my scripts. For any of you out there who are interested in how to create a publishing page in a library here is a little sample code on how to copy items from the page content area and create a new page then replace a welcome page. Here is a small sample: PublishingSite ......

Posted On Saturday, February 6, 2010 3:58 PM | Comments (2)

Bug When Copying Attachments in SharePoint

Recently I was tasked to create a console application to get all the attachments from a list and copy them to a file share. Everyone has code out there, but I noticed not one single place had the correct formatting for everything. First off there is gotcha. You cannot copy SPAttachmentCollection from the List Item and step through the list of strings. You need to pull in the Item.Attachments.UrlPrefix and throw it into an SPFolder Item like below: SPFolder Folder = Web.GetFolder(Item.Attachme... ......

Posted On Monday, January 25, 2010 3:45 AM | Comments (0)

Perspective…

Every time around this year we have about 800 blog posts on how great or how horrible or what happened in the year or the decade. The decade is closing and I will say this that it was one of my favorites. I graduated from high school, college, and I started my first real job. I was active in LGBT rights clubs, Interfaith Clubs, .Net User Groups, SharePoint User Groups. I lead the planning of 2 successful SharePoint Saturday events. I attended these events: MOSS Camp St. Louis (2008 and 2009) Tulsa ......

Posted On Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:28 AM | Comments (0)

Major Conference Cherry Popped…

So you are going to an event with 7,000 people that have similar interests to learn about a product that you have a vague idea about…I was excited prior to the event and nervous. I had a very bad week before the event. Every piece of technology that I brought with me to St. Louis broke. I had little sleep trying to get my code done and my technology to the point I started out with that Monday. Finally by Friday I was beat and hung out with my friends…On Saturday I went to Coders and everything after ......

Posted On Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:20 PM | Comments (1)

Repeated Authentication When Booting A Shared Service Provider

I created a brand spanking new environment, Server 2008 x64, SQL Server 2008, WSPBuilder, and Visual Studio 2008 Team Systems…All the awesome that you would expect out of a base development environment for SharePoint. I get to the Shared Service Provider and it keeps prompting me to authenticate repeatedly. I checked the logs and it looked like it wasn’t even passing credentials in the Event Viewer. I got that generic can’t pass the token or whatever error. So I thought maybe it’s related to a trusted ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:59 PM | Comments (1)

Permissions for SPAuditQuery

The other day I was working with a class that pulls back all the audit information for a user, SPAuditQuery. It has some really good options, especially query by user. I was trying to pull information from the site collection for the user, however I continued to receive a non-descript error message. Finally, I thought to myself what permissions does this user have and sure enough the user was a Site Admin and not Site Collection Admin. If you are pulling audit logs from a Site, then check that the ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:01 AM | Comments (1)

Last Logged Out Time in SharePoint

I was kicking myself last week wondering why am I not seeing a last logged out time in SharePoint. I talked to a few people and I guess I never really though about it. If you are using Active Directory, then there really is no last logged out time for SharePoint. There is a last logged out time in Active Directory, because AD is what is handling SharePoint. So when you logout and you close the browser, then open it back up with SharePoint it will show up with yourself fully logged in. I came up with ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:13 PM | Comments (2)

World of Warcraft Meets SharePoint

So you work with SharePoint and you play World of Warcraft…Well I started talking to some people on twitter and on im and what not. There are a few of us that play World of Warcraft and we love SharePoint. We started a guild called “Sharing the Point” on Thrall on the Horde side. it’s a normal server. I have a couple toons ranging from 75 to 63 to 17…If you are interested in playing with other SharePoint people here is a list of officers who can invite you to the guild: Perengald (Paul Galvin or ......

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 2:11 PM | Comments (1)

devLink…Inexpensive Conference Worth your Dollar…

Are you a developer? There are so many dev conferences out there, but I found out about this one a few months ago. I am speaking on SharePoint and Silverlight at devLink in Nashville. The conference lasts about 3 days from August 13th to the 15th in Nashville, TN (as Rob Foster says NashVegas). I am looking at the speakers from the .Net Community (and SharePoint) and some notable mentions would be Claudio Lassala, Jessica Moss, Steve Andrews, Clint Edmonson, Rob Foster, Eric Shupps, Jeremy Sublett, ......

Posted On Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:40 AM | Comments (1)

ZOMG…Free SharePoint Training?

For the price of zero dollars and zero cents you can attend SharePoint Saturday Ozarks in Harrison, Arkansas. I know a lot of you Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma people are always wondering when we will get more events out this way. We had a ton this year with MOSS Camp St. Louis, SPS KC, SPS Tulsa, and now SPS Ozarks and SPS Dallas. You guys can attend two events within a decent driving distance (Dallas and Harrison are not too far from each other). Mike Watson, Laura Roger, ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:20 PM | Comments (2)

My Experience as a Woman in the Community

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Posted On Wednesday, June 17, 2009 3:59 PM | Comments (13)

SharePoint Designer Workflows and Infopath

Last night someone said that you could not use a SP Designer Workflow with Infopath. I guess it’s one of those things that not everyone has worked with. I take it for granted, because I have been using SPD workflows and Infopath. For all of you who never actually have used Infopath. You can publish an Infopath Form and elevate certain fields in the form to a SharePoint Form Library. Before you want to add these columns to the library you want to add them to the Form Options Section (Tools Menu –> ......

Posted On Friday, June 5, 2009 10:06 AM | Comments (16)

Becky…Who is Becky?

My name is Becky Isserman. Everyone in the Kansas City Community knew me as Becky before they even knew who MOSSLover was on the web. I didn’t even buy the domain until last year in April after the first event I attended, STL MOSS Camp. It’s really weird how much I’ve done and how far I’ve come since then. I swear I was ten times more nervous that first time. Who wouldn’t be with there dad in the room? When I was at DC I got up and I spoke and I fumbled ten times less. I can see the pay back for ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 12:51 AM | Comments (0)

Dazzling Silverlight and SharePoint at SSWUG VConference

Here is the slide deck link: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... Here are the code samples webservice and all: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... If you have questions or comments don’t hesitate to contact me. Technorati Tags: MOSS,Silverlight,SharePoint ......

Posted On Friday, April 24, 2009 8:47 AM | Comments (1)

Upcoming SharePoint Saturday Events

There are four upcoming SharePoint Saturday events all listed at http://www.sharepointsaturd... with speaker information and submission information. Some of them have registration links posted. The four cities and dates are: SharePoint Saturday San Francisco on Saturday, April 25th SharePoint Saturday DC on Saturday, May 2nd SharePoint Saturday Chicago on Saturday, June 13th SharePoint Saturday Charlotte on Saturday, June 20th If you cannot attend any of these events Mark Miller at http://www.endusersharepoin... ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 2:02 PM | Comments (0)

70-541, Stump MOSSLover…

On Thursday I am taking 70-541…I am taking many practice exams, reading books, watching webcasts, and doing a billion other things…I encourage anyone to post on this blog thread or in email any questions to stump me related to the WSS 3.0 Application Development. If you do it I’ll blog about the questions that you ask and research the answers more in depth and explain why that is the answer. I encourage a good challenge. Later on this month I will be taking the next exam which will probably be the ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 1:23 PM | Comments (3)

Two Weeks…No Bed…

All right so I exaggerated slightly with the title, but I literally did not see my bed for two weeks. A couple weeks ago was Passover, so I flew to Florida to visit my grandmother. Nothing exciting really, but Passover and fixing bugs. Then my grandmother, her husband, and I flew to Philadelphia to see my cousins. We had a pretty full house. I stayed for about a week and drove into the New Jersey B&R Office. I also spoke at the Philadelphia Office Geeks about Silverlight 2.0 and SharePoint. It ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 1:18 PM | Comments (0)

Free Events this Weekend

If you are going to be in San Francisco or surrounding areas I would recommend attending SharePoint Saturday San Francisco. It will be just as good as all the other SPS events, such as Tulsa, New York, Virginia Beach, Kansas City, etc… The link for the event is http://www.sharepointsaturd... It looks like Paul Schaeflein, Michael Lotter, and others will be presenting. San Francisco is a nice city. You could check out Fisherman’s Wharf and the second largest Chinatown in the country. ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 1:04 PM | Comments (0)

Upcoming Events

I will be speaking at SPS Saturday Tulsa on March 28th (http://www.schoolofdev.com) about Dazzling SharePoint with Silverlight. I will also be speaking at the St. Louis MOSS Camp on April 18th (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... I have three sessions at the SSWUG.org SharePoint Virtual Conference on April 22, 23, and 24th (http://www.vconferenceonli... If you want a special code to get a discount let me know I can knock $10 off I believe with my speaker ......

Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:52 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight Demos

Here is a link to the blog post with the databinding and other SIlverlight demos I have done and slide decks: http://mosslover.com/archive/2009/02/26/silverlight-demos-and-slides-most-updated-versions.aspx

Posted On Saturday, March 14, 2009 3:19 PM | Comments (0)

Revisiting the People Picker (PeopleEditor) Control

I was working with the People Editor Control and realized there are a couple weird things you need to do before you can read values into the control and save values into a list. Here are a few samples related to saving multiple items into a list and reading multiple items from a list into the control. Updating an Item from a PeopleEditor Control: string[] UsersSeperated = peUserEditor.CommaSeparated... SPFieldUserValueCollection UserCollection= new SPFieldUserValueCollection(); foreach ......

Posted On Thursday, March 12, 2009 3:28 PM | Comments (4)

Why Change Control Systems are Good...

I did something stupid against all my beliefs and should have never done it. I tried to deploy something on Friday. It was the dumbest mistake. First off I had no idea what type of master pages were in the environment. I assumed there was only one master page in the entire environment and I used the most disgustingly wrong program for a developer, SharePoint Designer. I pasted in this fix for AJAX Update Panels with FireFox (<script type='text/javascript'>_... = document.forms[0].action; ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:02 AM | Comments (0)

St. Louis or Bust

I haven't been home in over 2 months. I know some of you wouldn't understand why I am so fixated with going home. I have never lived further than 500 miles away from St. Louis. Just enough space to keep my parents from visiting me every weekend, but just enough space to go home. This past year has been a big whirlwind and last week was the culmination of my insanity. I kept telling my friends I am coming home. I will be home this weekend or that weekend in February or January. I'm usually home for ......

Posted On Sunday, March 1, 2009 4:55 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Saturday Kansas City - My Day of Endurance

For anyone new I met yesterday I probably don't remember your name I am really sorry. You see yesterday I was pushing myself to the limit in a couple of weeks and my body was not all too happy. When I got home I watched an episode of House with my boyfriend and called it a night sometime around 11 pm. I never go to bed before midnight and I was exhausted and passed right out until 12 pm the next day. Today I am going to be taking it easy, so I can start coding again on Monday. I will not be running ......

Posted On Sunday, February 8, 2009 1:12 PM | Comments (1)

Why is my CSS not working...

So I had the recent privilege to work with a bunch of InputFormTextboxes and KWIZ Tagging Controls. None of them would inherit my styles using the CSSClass tags for some reason. So I shoved a couple spans around the controls in the RenderContents method and finally the links inherited everything I needed. Morale of the story: <span></span> is your friend. Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint,CSS,Webparts ......

Posted On Monday, January 19, 2009 10:25 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint .Org Conference

I had the privilege of meeting John Stover and Sean Bordner at SharePoint Saturday in Virginia Beach. I wanted to post there conference information in case anyone was interested: The upcoming 2009 .ORG SharePoint Conference is focused on sharing SharePoint knowledge and expertise with Associations and Non Profit Organizations. For 2009 the conference has been expanded, providing as many as four concurrent sessions with topics for everyone from the end-user to the CIO. The main Conference consists ......

Posted On Monday, January 19, 2009 10:22 PM | Comments (0)

More SharePoint Saturday Thoughts

So I think I picked something up this weekend. Not sure what, but I'm not feeling so great. You know me I'm running at 50 mph and when I get sick I have to stop and pause. Sometimes it's great, but other times not so much. Anyway, so a little more on the meeting with Joel, so there was a speaker dinner Friday night. I left my coat by my chair and went to the bathroom. When I came back Joel was sitting next to my chair. It was apparent who it was and I kind of just sat there stunned. Honestly, this ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 8:20 PM | Comments (1)

Exhaustion and Some Virginia Beach

I am a little tired, so I'm not counting this as my official post. I think I need some time and some sleep to process. I did get 6 1/2 hours of sleep last night, which is the most I can say for last week's total. So anyway....I had no idea what to expect from this event. It is my third full on SharePoint Event. I am a code camp nut, so I usually end up meeting all kinds of .Net and SharePoint people. I would have to say this was one of my favorite events. I'm not so sure it can beat the Regional ......

Posted On Sunday, January 11, 2009 9:47 AM | Comments (2)

SharePoint Saturday

So it looks like the first SharePoint Saturday event will be this weekend. I have most of my demos and a few slides thrown together and ready. They have about 200 people signed up for the event. They had to cut off registration. I hope that we can get nearly as many people in Kansas City as they have in Virgnia Beach. I am getting so many session abstracts and will be cutting them off around January 16th at midnight. I have called so many different consulting firms in the area and heard the words ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 6, 2009 7:23 PM | Comments (0)

Why I Try and Help the Community...

So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:38 PM | Comments (2)

Free SharePoint Conferences/Events

For those of you out there who can't pay a ton of money to attend one of the conferences there will be three SharePoint Saturday events and probably a MOSS Camp going on in the first quarter of the year. Here is the information that I have on these events: Event Name Date Venue Website Comments SharePoint Saturday NYC Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Microsoft Office New York City http://www.sharepointsaturd... All the speakers and sponsors are listed on the website, including Chris Regan, Jay ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 10:17 AM | Comments (4)

What I Learned this Week by Becky Isserman

So I decided it was time to take a few minutes this week and discuss what I learned this week. This moral is not really something new it's more a reiteration. I hate third party features with little to no documentation. I like developing my own products and knowing what I am doing. I was working with some big name third party feature and I felt like an idiot. First off I had to contact them to get an older version of the product. Some guy with a name like Frankenstein's henchman contacted me. If ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:11 AM | Comments (1)

SharePoint Saturday Call for Speakers and Attendees

There will be an all day SharePoint Event called SharePoint Saturday on Saturday, January 10th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the ATC in Virginia Beach. If you wish to volunteer as a speaker or just want to sign up to attend the event go to http://www.sharepointsaturd... I'm already signed up to present on Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search. As most SharePoint Nation! Events it should be awesome. According to the site if you attend you have the chance to win a Zune or a Mindsharp Training Course. So as ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:51 PM | Comments (1)

Kansas City Day of Dot Net: Changing my Presentation

I know a few people were looking for a SharePoint Development 101 Presentation, so I am changing from my Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search Presentation. I am going to start with a user control and then head towards feature and webpart development. I will also talk about some tools and how to get started with SharePoint Development. That way the people in Kansas City interested in getting started with SharePoint get a little bit of an idea where to start. If you guys are interested in my Wildcard Search ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:42 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight and SharePoint: Getting Started

So people are always asking me how do I get Silverlight to work in SharePoint? Then Paul Galvin and some other people told me why not post the steps. So here is what you want to do: Get Visual Studio 2008 and download SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/do... The installer may stick at one part and may take an hour or two, so make sure you leave tons of time to spare. Get the Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio ......

Posted On Thursday, November 20, 2008 2:57 PM | Comments (8)

Raleigh Code Camp and Chicago Layover

Today for the first time in my entire life I will enter the state of North Carolina. I will be speaking at Raleigh Code Camp about Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search in MOSS (1 of the many talks) using the Query Object Model. I created the user control demo, but I decided to do the webpart demo with STSDev on the fly. I might shove a bit in about what you need to check in STSDev to make sure the webpart is working properly and deploy a webpart properly for those people trying to get started in SharePoint ......

Posted On Friday, November 14, 2008 5:54 AM | Comments (0)

Stepping Back

I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 5:57 PM | Comments (1)

Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search

So I came up with a new presentation based on something I did at Terracon with wildcard search using Patrick Tisseghem's Book on Search. I am going to walk attendees through some basic SharePoint Search Functionality and talk a little about what is missing in the out of the box web parts. Then I am going to show attendees what they can do using the Query Object Model, some ASP .Net Controls, and a GridView to add some more search functionality. Here is a list of the dates and events that I will be ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 5:46 PM | Comments (0)

Interesting SharePoint Fact for Last Week

So I promised you guys one interesting fact based on my dev experiences every week. I failed last week due to a ton of junk going on. Here it is: Open up an "EditForm.aspx" in SharePoint Designer Go to the Insert menu and click on the SharePoint Section and you will see Insert Custom List Form Field At this point you want to choose the list you are working with in the drop down and make sure the radio button for Edit Form is selected Switch to Split and highlight part of the form tables, notice you ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 5:40 PM | Comments (0)

The SharePoint Community Rocks

I know this week is going to be crazy, so I just wanted to post a blog saying... The SharePoint Community Rocks! I figure if you get depressed or something happens just read those three words and remember you are part of the awesomeness of the community. No matter what happens in life we are all SharePoint People and contribute to the community in our own way. Each of you is awesome. Peace out guys:) Technorati Tags: MOSS,SharePoint Rocks ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2008 7:26 PM | Comments (0)

No matter what a Developer tells you, you cannot declare a site column lookup field without the list guid...

I wrote a couple features with some list definitions, site columns, and a content type with a feature receiver. It was the first real feature that I ever wrote. I built a presentation on features, but that was all research and books. I did the presentation once, but I never really knew much about features. This time around I did not use STSDev or VSEWSS. I knew what the DDF file was and the Manifest.xml from my SPS 2003 days, but was very rusty. I think that this week definitely helped me with my ......

Posted On Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:40 PM | Comments (0)

Speaking at St. Louis .Net User Group Monday

I will be speaking at the St. Louis .Net User Group About Silverlight on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. Like the Kansas City .Net User Group they start at 5:30, but it looks like they go until 7:30. It looks like the group holds office at Three city Place Suite 1100 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Here is my bio and abstract: The Dazzling World of Silverlight using XAML and Expression Blend Silverlight is the shiny new tool that both Developers and Designers can use in harmony. In Expression Studio Designers ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 8:55 AM | Comments (1)

IPhone Siddur Application Weirdness

So I finally went out got the IPhone and love it so much. I ended up not killing At&t and getting it an entire day early without getting charged. I downloaded a ton of different applications for music and tweeting and such. There some things I don't quite like, but will deal with as time progresses and get used to the quirks: For example, I must have really big fingers and continuously hit the wrong buttons. It drives me insane, but it is still far superior to text messaging on my horrible old ......

Posted On Saturday, October 18, 2008 5:34 PM | Comments (2)

Upcoming Events and Insightful Post of the Week

I am sorry for the lack of blog love. I am going to try very hard to post something awesome once a week. I have a couple birthdays upcoming, including my friend Leah's and my boyfriend Johnny's. I also have a Silverlight Presentation at the St. Louis .Net User Group on October 27th, then the Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on November 6th with a presentation on SharePoint Updates by JD Wade. In between I believe I am going to try and give a how to write a custom wildcard search in SharePoint ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:57 PM | Comments (0)

Day of Dot Net Needs the SharePoint Lovens

So finally Kansas City gets a Code Camp and we get an entire SharePoint Track (so I hope) on Saturday, December 6th. I am hoping that we can get together at least 5 sessions. So far Todd Kitta (the MOSS Gone Wild Guy) has offered up his services and he will be bringing his family (including the new baby I hope). So what I ask from you guys is that if you want to speak and you are local or not even local drop me an e-mail. Kansas City needs love too. We have Barbecue, the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:43 PM | Comments (0)

Tulsa Techfest 2008

This was my second official conference and first time that I did two presentations. I had a blast playing Rockband and meeting a lot of Oklahomans, Texans, Arkansans, and other assorted peoples. If anyone is curious my slide decks are available at http://www.codeplex.com/mos... If you have any questions or comments I'm here to answer them. I am not sure yet how Silverlight version 2.0 will affect the SharePoint and Silverlight Presentation. I will try to play around with the new version in the ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:38 PM | Comments (0)

Disaster Recovery Book and Stuff...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ......

Posted On Sunday, October 5, 2008 2:44 AM | Comments (0)

The Clover Green Dress Wedding has Come and Passed...

A couple people in the community have heard me complain a lot about my best friend's wedding. I was hoping I could get a get out of jail free card by not being in the wedding, but several months ago I got sucked in with everyone else. I have known Leah for about 8 years. We went to high school together, but did not start hanging out until my senior prom (her junior prom). That was the first time I stayed at her house. Little did I know it was the beginning of a very long and successful friendship. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:16 PM | Comments (1)

Last Days and First Days

It's been a crazy ride over the past year and a half working at Terracon as the SharePoint Guru (that's what they started to call me because I fulfilled so many different roles). My last day was a little hectic yesterday, because I decided to stay and hang out with my friend Julie F. I like clothes shopping every so often and I heard there was this awesome JCPenney Outlet on 75th street. She had some insane ticket, so I figured if I wait until 5 p.m. everything would get straightened out. It turns ......

Posted On Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:26 AM | Comments (0)

Some Trips and Some Changes

I know I have been really silent and I am not usually this silent. I have not really had a substantially awesome blog entry in a while. Well that is due to some trips, some changes, some book writing, and some life events. First off here is my Flickr Url http://www.flickr.com/photo... so I don't have to embed a ton of pictures. My New York Pictures will be up tomorrow or the next day, but the Maine/New England ones are already up. You can see the beauty of Acadia National Park. I would ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 9:55 PM | Comments (2)

Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (PRO-Developer) Review

i told my current boss to buy this book, because it looked to be the only SharePoint Search book on Amazon. It covers the basics, such as setting up content sources, crawling, adding scopes, etc... Honestly, I know a lot of that stuff from experimentation and working with SPS 2003. I didn't really care so much for anything, but Chapter 8. To be honest I am not a book reader. I am a book skimmer. I pretty much go into the index or the Table of Contents and get to the pieces that I need for the task ......

Posted On Thursday, August 21, 2008 5:34 PM | Comments (0)

Creating Dynamic Controls with Javascript

I was working on a search hack and needed the session state from ASP .Net controls and the ids from html controls using this hack: http://www.tqcblog.com/arch... So I came up with a creative solution. I would add the html controls in the background. Here is some code if you would like to add your own hidden html controls or just create some for fun: var currentElement = document.createElement("inp... currentElement.setAttribute... ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:14 PM | Comments (2)

Kansas City Office Geeks August Meeting

Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting Thursday, August 7th on Windows Workflow Foundation. Jeff Julian is going to present, so it should be good. If you want the official information go here: http://www.clicktoattend.co... If you need to sign up for the newsletter or have any other comments, questions, or concerns go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... or fill out the contact form on my blog and I will add you. I'm open for suggestions. So far we have the sponsors through ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:37 AM | Comments (0)

What I've Been Up To...ListViewByQuery and Its Nuances

At work they wanted a global document library to upload Resumes that would link to users profiles. For the first part I created a ListViewByQuery User Control, however you can do this in a WebPart incredibly easy. What you want to do is add the ListViewByQuery in markup or create a new object like so: Web User Control: <SharePoint:ListViewByQuery ID="YourID" runat="server" /> private ListViewByQuery YourID; //add this where you would normally add global fields WebPart: protected ovverride void ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:48 PM | Comments (9)

So You Want to Use a ServerContext in an Event Receiver...Too Bad...

I was playing with the ItemUpdated Event in a Document Library Definition File using VSEWSS. I stepped into the filed like a good little girl using the w3wp.exe process. Guess what the ServerContext is null, so I can't use the UserProfileManager...I found this little MSDN Post: http://forums.microsoft.com... It turns out there is a bug in the ServerContext, which is a little bizarre considering you can do SPContext.Current.Web/Site...I guess it's time ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2008 2:08 PM | Comments (0)

My Attempts at Creating Custom Search Scopes

I am by no means a search guru, but at work they have tasked me with creating custom search scopes. What they want is the ability to search a bunch of document libraries of a specific name in bunch of office sites. John Ferringer gave me this awesome link: http://blogs.microsoft.co.i... I figured that I could somehow use it to create custom scopes for the document libraries. I started playing around and ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 3:47 PM | Comments (5)

Going to D.C. for the Regional SharePoint Conference

If you are in D.C. for the SharePoint Regional Conference this week as of 4 pm I should be in town. I am pretty excited, because this is my first technical conference as a speaker and attendee. If anyone is interested in meeting up I will be staying at the Holiday Inn Dulles, so just send me a direct message on Twitter. If anyone wants to chat about the MOSS Comic I'm all ears for ideas or anything else. I am taking submissions. So far I am going to re-work the first comic when I get my new drawing ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2008 9:12 AM | Comments (0)

MOSS Comic is a Go

I drew up a quick comic tonight and posted it on twitter. It is a really bad prototype that I am having converted into a better version by a friend. He has a tablet and I have seen a couple of his drawings. I will probably have a few people draw items as things progress and more people get involved. If anyone has an idea for a comic please let me know and I will try to get something out there in the upcoming months. I have no idea what the frequency will be on updates. I'll let you guys know when ......

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:29 PM | Comments (0)

Calling Out for Sponsors and Speakers for Kansas City Office Geeks

If you are interested in sponsoring Kansas City Office Geeks in July or a later month this year please submit a contact form on my blog. We are currently looking for sponsors for July, November, and December of this year. So far we have August, September, and October covered. Usually the sponsors buy food for dinner and speak for about five minutes about there company and current job openings. Occasionally, the sponsors will provide swag from there company and leave business cards or other items. ......

Posted On Monday, June 16, 2008 5:32 PM | Comments (0)

My Battle with the Quick Launch Accordion Slider Control

A good portion of this week was spent recovering some documents that were deleted by a rogue console application (most likely my fault). I wrote a Console Application to combine some document libraries and I spent a good portion of a week testing it. However, I did not really think of enough scenarios, because it obviously did not move the documents properly. Some libraries were moved and others were not. At any rate I practiced my SQL Restoration skills and wrote another two console applications ......

Posted On Friday, June 13, 2008 9:49 PM | Comments (15)

What I've been up To and Will be up to...

I have been participating in the KC Corporate Challenge for the past few weeks. I have been hitting the gym and going to practices for Softball, Basketball, Soccer, and Flag Football. Unfortunately, I pulled something in my foot, so I could not actually play in soccer. I am trying to encourage better fitness in my life alongside more self confidence by speaking at various conferences and user groups. My next speaking engagement (and the biggest one) will be a 15 minute presentation on how to create ......

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:32 AM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting Recap

As promised here is the links to the presentation and code samples: http://www.codeplex.com/MOS... We had a total of 13 people, which is a massive improvement to the three people that we have been getting. Hopefully, we can continue the trend and have at least 10-15 people at the next meeting. See you guys at the next meeting. Technorati Tags: MOSS,Kansas City Office Geeks,User Groups ......

Posted On Thursday, June 5, 2008 10:17 PM | Comments (0)

Reminder: Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting Thursday, June 5th

Title: Developing with AJAX in SharePoint Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the June Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, June 5th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:32 PM | Comments (0)

Baltimore Trip Synopsis

If you read my blog you know my family is insane well that doesn't quite explain my trip and I won't go into much detail about parts of my family. All in all there were good parts of the trip and that is what I will talk about the good parts of the trip and not the bad parts. The highlights of the trip included the Inner Harbor. We got in incredibly late on Friday and ended up passing out on site. The next day we went to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and caught a Unicycle Pirate Lady and the Body ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:50 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks AJAX in SharePoint Presentation (Good for .Net Devs wanting to learn more about SharePoint)

Here is the meeting information: Title: Developing with AJAX in SharePoint Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the June Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, June 5th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 8:47 AM | Comments (0)

MOSS Comic Random Ideas

It was a nice day out today, so I decided to take my trusty old notebook out with me and work on some comic ideas. Here is what I have so far: Support Calls (hilarious ones related to SharePoint, if you have ideas e-mail me or contact me with them real life fuels the best stuff) Twitter Mockery and Fun Something related to how devs always have a ton of windows open and need a billion gigs of ram, especially when they need a SharePoint VPC Ability to create multiple alerts (user hilarity ensues) Why ......

Posted On Friday, May 16, 2008 10:07 PM | Comments (0)

What I have been doing at work the past few weeks...

I'm all about trying new things, because I believe I am ADHD and get very bored at work sometimes. So my boss and one of my fellow colleagues threw at me a couple of requirements for our newest set of sites. We are working on some sites for various offices, which I think will be really cool. Some of the things that they wanted were the ability to see a set of global links and site specific links on the quick launch bar. They wanted something dynamic, so one of the other devs wondered if we could ......

Posted On Friday, May 16, 2008 9:58 PM | Comments (0)

My 15 Minutes of Fame in D.C.

It's not really huge amounts of fame, but I will be speaking at SUGDC Summer Regional SharePoint Conference. I saw a post yesterday on a blog about this event, so I thought hey why not throw out an abstract and bio see if they want me to come out. At this point I had not thought out exactly how I would get there and where I would stay. They responding today telling me that they would give me 15 minutes to speak about SharePoint and AJAX at a roundtable. I was like that is so cool, but how am I going ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:53 PM | Comments (0)

Tulsa School of Dev Rocked!!!

I had an incredible time in Tulsa. Things were a bit rocky at first, because Google gave me some bad directions for Friday night, so I turned around about 4 times just to get the 11th street exist from highway 64. I was a little disappointed with the Doubletree Inn, so I'm sticking with Hampton Inn from now on. $20 for a burger and Ore Ida fries that I could make on my grill at home is insane. Some of the people were really nice at the hotel, but some were just flat out rude. When it was time to ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 12:43 PM | Comments (0)

MOSSLover Speaking at Tulsa School of Dev

I am going to speak about some of the AJAX Page Loading User Controls that I have created. I am going to talk about how a developer would go about converting the SharePoint Application to work with AJAX. Here is my bio and Abstract: Abstract: AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) allows developers to create loading screens easily without a great deal of development in SharePoint 2007. In this session we will walk through how to create various page load events using the AJAX toolkit, Web User Controls, ......

Posted On Friday, May 2, 2008 7:55 PM | Comments (0)

Wanted Artists and Writers to Work on MOSS Comic

I bought the domain www.mosscomic.com, because I had an insane idea to start a web comic related to SharePoint. I have always wanted to start a web comic, but never really had the artistic skills. I was wondering if anyone would like to help me out with my crazy endeavor. Let me know through the contact form and maybe I can organize a messaging brain storm session in the next month or so. So far I have one other person interested who is also artistically challenged like myself. Technorati Tags: MOSS ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:26 PM | Comments (1)

Hiding Buttons After Clicking Them and Showing a Progress Bar in AJAX

If you want to show the progress bar please refer back to this post on how to get an AJAX Progress Bar to work with SharePoint: http://www.mosslover.com/ar... For the next step you want to create a Javascript Function in your user control or web part that looks a little bit like this: <script type="javascript/text" > HideButtons() { var Button1 = <%= Button1.ClientID %>'; document.getElementbyId(But... ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:20 PM | Comments (0)

Pulling Information from a SharePoint List Produces HTML Tags in InfoPath 2003

I am working with a form in InfoPath 2003 using a bunch of filters and the current() row tag in a repeating table. The problem is when I use Rich Text Fields it does not render the HTML correctly. I am seeing tags for divs and breaks. When I try to do a string.replace and pass in the C# break equivalent of \n it removes the tags and adds no breaks in the Rich Text field. I am not sure if many people are using InfoPath 2003 still for development or if anyone is using it in MOSS. If you are you know ......

Posted On Thursday, April 24, 2008 4:08 PM | Comments (0)

Hotfix 946517 and 941422, What happened to search?

As you may have read FrontPage Extensions were uninstalled after I pushed some hotfixes to our production box (http://mosslover.com/archi... The day before I noticed that search was not working, but I re-indexed everything and it seemed fine. The next day not so much. The Shared Service Provider(SSP) decided it no longer wanted to recognize production as an indexing server. Right now we are running on a two box farm with ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:40 AM | Comments (0)

Hotfix 946517 and 941422, Where did my FrontPage Extensions Go!?

So I installed these hotfixes on my SharePoint Test Box: http://support.microsoft.co... and http://support.microsoft.co... Everything seemed to check out fine. There were no weird errors on my box anymore (i.e. 6398, 6482, and 7076). I assumed there would be no problem on my production box. I got onto the production box and followed the instructions for installing the hotfixes, including a restart on the Windows Server Hotfix and running the Configuration Wizard for SharePoint on ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 6:33 PM | Comments (0)

So I want to be an MVP...

Yep it's another 3 post day...My brain has too much filling inside that wants to release itself in words today. Either that or this is excess insanity due to rain and eating oreo cookie moose. So it's no surprise that I want to be an MVP some day some of you may know this fact. The question I have asked people is how do I get there? So far I have tried to pick up a couple speaking gigs at the KC Office Geeks and I spoke at MOSS Camp in St. Louis. I plan on speaking at any MOSS Camp in KC or St. Louis ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:30 PM | Comments (10)

How I Got an Ajax Progress Bar to Work in SharePoint

So I did not really use multithreading...I went with Ajax instead and I used a button click event. We decided that we wanted to ask the users if they are sure they want to create the site before actually creating the site. It was so much easier in Ajax as you will see in the steps below: First off you want to download and install the ASP .Net 2.0 Ajax Extensions 1.0 from here: http://asp.net/ajax/downloa... Next you are going to need to change the web .config a little bit on your IIS Entry for the ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:39 PM | Comments (7)

SharePoint Site Data Reports v.2.0

I completely revamped the user control, because it did not look all that awesome. I changed it to a TreeView and dumped all the table junk. I categorized a lot of stuff too, so that it looks a lot prettier and cleaner. I also changed the file to include all the code and markup in a single file, so there is no longer a second page for code behind. I am going to upload a Windows Application tonight (pending no memory lapses), so that you guys can play around with the Windows Application I created for ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Comments (0)

Babies First Windows App

I had never written a Windows Application outside of my training course almost 3 years ago in .Net 1.1 around the time I received my MCAD Certification. I agreed to write one using some of the code from my Console Applications. I was pretty scared. I wasn't sure if I would be able to rise to the challenge. I must say I really enjoyed it. I believe that I could write another one if I wanted to do it. I kept adding on more features that I wanted, until finally I just said enough. I need to finish this ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 2, 2008 11:56 PM | Comments (0)

Site Data Reports...I finally decided to shove something on Codeplex...

I ran into a lot of problems at work related to viewing all user alerts, permissions, and libraries/lists with different permissions. So I created a little open source project using a bit of the source code from SUSHI on Codeplex. I liked the fact that it displayed everything from top down via sites/lists/libraries that had different permissions than the top site. However, I modified it a bit to display permissions, alerts, and all sites information plus all lists and libraries that did not inherit ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 1, 2008 4:30 PM | Comments (0)

Speaking at MOSS Camp in St. Louis...

I will be speaking at MOSS Camp (http://www.stlsug.org/MOSS... in St. Louis on creating/changing multiple sites, lists, libraries through a Windows Application that I am going to port from one of my Console Applications. I am not a big Windows Application Fan, so I will probably port this application over to a web user control that links into the SMART PART...Anyway, I have too much book stuff to do, sleep to catch up on (neighbor decides they want to play music until 2/3 am every ......

Posted On Monday, March 31, 2008 5:20 PM | Comments (0)

DeliverPoint...Oy...

So I wanted to try DelivePoint from Barracuda Tools and I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting this tool to map out the Active Directory Groups for each site with the type of permissions plus tell me what lists and libraries had a break in permissions and what groups were associated. When I tried to view the permissions for a given site it only allowed me to choose site collection administrators, full control, designer, and readers. There was no option to view any custom permissions, contributors ......

Posted On Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:19 PM | Comments (2)

The Lazy Web Parts

I was doing some documentation today on this site that is part of a collection of customized sites. It has JavaScript (yuck) and web parts galore. I get to this site that deals with Affiliated Items for this particular site and I notice that there are 5 web parts. I am wondering why do you need 5 web parts when you take in a query string and provide a list of items. What you really only need is a Query String Web Part connected to another Web Part or a Web Part that reads the Query String. For some ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 25, 2008 4:10 PM | Comments (0)

But My AD Group is Email Enabled!? So Why Can't I Send Alerts?

Well kids if you did not know about this little known bug now you do. Even if you email enable your active directory group, then SharePoint may still not send alerts. I have no idea why this problem occurs. If you search for that AD Group, then you will notice no e-mail address will show up for that group even if it has an address attached...Well I did some googling and I found this beautiful article: http://blog.gavin-adams.com... Basically, ......

Posted On Monday, March 24, 2008 12:05 PM | Comments (9)

Kansas City Office Geeks in Da HOUSE!!!!!

What is an Office Geek? An Office Geek is someone - typically a developer or administrator - who works with or is interested in working with some aspect of the Microsoft Office System. The Office System encompasses both client applications (Word, Excel, etc) as well as server applications (primarily SharePoint, but also Forms Server, workflow, etc). This could mean that you work with SharePoint, use VSTO to write OBAs, define taxonomies, maintain corporate records, etc. I found this little blurb ......

Posted On Monday, March 17, 2008 9:14 AM | Comments (0)

My Nemesis XPath

I did not realize this fact until today...I really dislike XPath as I am not allowed to express hate due to it being technically against my religious beliefs. I was working with a form in InfoPath 2003, because Terracon is not getting 2007 until next year. I created this form that uses a repeating table and a drop down list. When certain values are selected on the drop down list it will pop up certain text in various columns in this row. Unfortunately I was getting only the last row using a count ......

Posted On Friday, March 14, 2008 5:54 PM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Lovers Code Camp in the Lou

If anyone is interested in a MOSS code camp and they can get to St. Louis on April 5th they will be hosting a MOSS Camp Event. I signed up to present, but I'm not sure if I'll get picked. I want more experience and this event looks really cool. Plus I go to St. Louis once a month, so I figure I will get to see my best friend who I am missing this weekend. After all I have at least two or three extra places I could stay if for some reason I couldn't stay at my parents place. Here is the link for anyone ......

Posted On Thursday, March 13, 2008 2:06 PM | Comments (0)

Oops...Hilarity Ensues...

Look what I did to Paul Galvin's Blog Yesterday: I posted one comment received an error and gave it. I guess the error meant my browser wanted to post 6 comments on his blog without my name, even if I was logged into my Live ID. What I love is that every time I log on with my Live ID at work it won't post my name on comments anymore. Thank you blocking software...It's really grinding my gears...It's great we don't get to use messenger the productivity level rocks, but every so often something is ......

Posted On Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:11 PM | Comments (0)

The DataGrid and His Enemy the Dataview

I was working a SPDataGridView Webpart today. I was trying to get the grid to refresh and re-bind itself after a specific client was deleted in the web part. When I tried to clear the grid it would not clear at all. It would refresh with the exact same data, until I hit F5 on Internet Explorer. I finally thought to myself what if I get rid of the Dataview as a source and call the DataSet directly. Sure enough I change it and clear the DataSet, then rebind and grid and when I delete the client it ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:33 PM | Comments (0)

Contact List Limb Re-Attachment

After struggling for 2 1/2 days I finally came up with a passable solution for this problem. I would create a custom list mirrored after the Contact List Template, except it would include Full Name as the Title field. I created a console application that would go through each site and create the new list using the clean template, import all the information, delete the old list, and add the link to the QuickLaunch. If you go through my old entries I have information sprinkled about in code sample ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:29 PM | Comments (0)

Asian Support & SharePoint Limb Decapitation Issue

On some contacts this week we noticed that Last Name Phonetic, First Name Phonetic, and Company Name Phonetic were turned on in some contact lists. I googled around and found a couple articles that said these are Asian Support Fields. I did not really find exactly what Asian Support entails or how to turn it off completely. However, I did find a workaround that basically had me go into the Contact Content Type and hide all these phonetic fields. We are not going to be using these fields anytime soon, ......

Posted On Saturday, March 8, 2008 11:18 PM | Comments (0)

Trouble with Solution Packages on a SharePoint Server Farm

I mentioned a while back that we setup a server farm with a Query, Index, Application, and SQL Box. Well we deployed all the old web parts and we are having all kinds of crazy issues on this farm. I'm not sure exactly what nuttiness is occurring, but half the time the solution packages are failing to deploy or the feature isn't installing in the batch files. Unfortunately, I installed VS 2005 and VSEWSS 1.1 and Visual Source Safe. I tried implementing the solutions through Visual Studio and it will ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 12:15 PM | Comments (0)

Looking for More Speaking Opportunities in Kansas City and Surrounding Areas

I would really like to develop better communications skills, so if anyone has a medium for me to speak about any SharePoint Topic please let me know. So far I have slides for Feature Design and Disaster Recovery, but I can pretty much cover any topic. I am just looking for a way that I can refine my communication skills and get more experience interacting with other people. I usually work weekdays from Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. I should be available anytime after 4:30 pm on weekdays ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 10:34 AM | Comments (0)

Looking For People

We are looking to build a list of people for the Kansas City Office Developer User Group. If you or your company is interested in getting added to our mailing list send me an e-mail at rebecca.isserman@gmail.com. Also, if you have any topics in mind please let me know. I am willing to present anything Office Centric, including SharePoing, Accesss, InfoPath, or any other Office Products Related....We are also looking for future sponsors for meetings...If you contact me I will put you on the list of ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 10:30 AM | Comments (0)

Proton Pack Engaged -- SharePoint Ghost Caught

Remember this post I made a bit ago: Is there a Ghost in SharePoint? Well I spent a good couple of days looking at all kinds of error logs trying to trick it with a feature of the same GUID. Finally, I thought what is the last thing I played with that could have a feature involved and it hit me the U2U CAML Query Builder. I installed this feature and activated it, then realized it was showing up on every single list in my site collection farm. I deactivated the feature and ran the uninstaller. I ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 4:13 PM | Comments (0)

Feature Design at the KC Office Developer User Group

Here is the official information: March Meeting of the Office Developer User Group of Kansas City Title: Features...What is a Feature in SharePoint 2007? Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ( Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the March Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, March 6th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 10:40 AM | Comments (0)

Pardon My Construction

I want to apologize to anyone reading my feeds lately or reading my blog entries. I am trying import 5 entries a day to the new blog, so you are going to see a bunch of entries from the old blog posted to FeedBurner again. I am really sorry and this mess should be cleaned up, hopefully, within the next few months. Maybe some of the new people reading the blog missed some of the entries, so it might be nice to re-visit some old entries. Maybe you will also notice a gap in some topics related to SharePoint ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:34 PM | Comments (0)

Silly Error I should have known better...

Yesterday I messed with the default.master file for our main portal page to allow for more real estate on the site. Today I noticed that the lists had a problem showing the bread crumbs on every single site, so I created another masterpage for only the lists and document libraries, unfortunately I did not realize what I had done...A bit later I got some complaints about "File Not Found" errors, so I realized that I did not check the file back in. Later on people start complaining about messages that ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:28 PM | Comments (2)

Programmatically Add and Remove Items from the Quick Launch Bar

I ran into a problem last week, where I need to update multiple sites navigation really quick by deleting and adding items to the navigation on the quick launch bar. I found this great entry from Todd Baginski: http://www.sharepointblogs.... I wanted to take this a step further by removing nodes from underneath a specific heading. Then I wanted to re-add different nodes, so that I could pull ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:26 PM | Comments (24)

Calling all people involved in a SharePoint User Group for Any Kind of Help

So I am somewhat involved in a user group that was started a couple months ago by Jeff Julian. This user group was created due to a lack of a SharePoint User Group that deals with more developmental and administrative aspects of SharePoint in the Kansas City Area. (Please stop posting comments about the user group that Daniel Webster hosts. I have no beef with him or his user group it is great for project leads and business analysts. I am not trying to spread hate towards anyone.) So we have some ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:19 PM | Comments (2)

Custom Flag Issue in Wikis

I must admit that I know only the most basic things about javascript (how to create a slideshow, how to redirect items, and how to write basic functions). I am debugging someone else's code and I still have no idea what I am doing. Basically on every one of these sites we have one default master page with a script inside to check every list and document library to see if a yes/no "Flag" field is checked and also checks the "Flag Expiration" to see if it is expired. If the field is checked and it ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Comments (0)

Knowledge Base Template Error

We created a test farm with SP1 for WSS 3.0 and MOSS. We added our content database from Production by importing the backup files and recreated the application. When I tried to install the 20 WSP Templates for the Fantastic 40 I find out the solution packages are not installing properly. I haven't tried to install these templates after installing SP1, because the old farm they were installed prior to SP1 existing. Does anyone know why the solution package would only install half of the features for ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:34 PM | Comments (3)

Upcoming Work this Week

This week I wrote yet another console application that will write to an html file and create two tables. It basically reads from a list a specific entry, then breaks up the entry into multiple pieces based on a delimiter. Then it uses a web service to send the information through a stored procedure and writes to an html file. If you are remotely interested in the code I can post it just let me know. I am also working on setting up incoming e-mail. So far I have found a couple entries that all link ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:23 PM | Comments (0)

Replace URL's on the Quicklaunch in Javascript

Here is some sample code: while(document.getElementBy... != null) { var menu = document.getElementById('zz... //looks for the hyperlink tags using the quicklaunch tag var hyperlinks = menu.getElementsByTagName('... hyperlinks[0].href = hyperlinks[0].href.replace(... URLToReplace); //replaces the URL text hyperlinks[0].target = "_blank"; //allows for opening the link in a new window i+=1; } This tag for the quicklaunch: zz2_QuickLaunchMenu you can find ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 5:00 PM | Comments (7)

Using SharePoint Designer Workflows to Check-In an Item

At EndUserSharePoint I noticed that he encountered a bug when checking in files, so I responded with a little fix I created that involves a SharePoint Designer Workflow. Here is a link to his blog post: http://www.endusersharepoin... It looks like a few people want to know how you would use SharePoint Designer to Check-In Items. So here is a little walk-through (will be adding screen shots as this post has been moved): For starters you need to open up Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 4:57 PM | Comments (26)

WPF, WCF, and WF and SharePoint Cert Classes/Books/Reference Materials

I am looking around on the net for some classes for WPF, WCF, and WF plus any type of certification classes for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Tests. I want to try and pass at least one certification exam for MOSS by the middle of the year. I would also like to learn more information and start writing my own work flows. I know barely anything about WPF, except that it looks really nice. I bet that I could make some really snazzy webparts implementing this technology. I'm not the most awesome ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 4:52 PM | Comments (0)

Adding a New Survey to SharePoint w/ Alerts and Custom Permissions

At work they wanted me to create a 2 question survey that allowed the users to post as many times as they wanted anonymously on multiple sites. I had created a document library on multiple sites using a console application, but I had never created a survey. They also wanted there domain users to have access to the survey, so that they could post and not delete or edit the surveys plus a couple of alerts setup. The sites already existed and were being created from a template, so I just updated the ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:22 PM | Comments (4)

Moving My Blog

If you are one of the 11 people who I have noticed on Feedburner that read my blog I have moved it. I am now located at http://www.mosslover.com and hosting my blog on Geeks with Blogs, rather than SharePoint Blogs. I didn't decide to move my blog all at once. It was a gradual decision built on various frustrations. I know it's not Dustin's fault that the templates were no longer available on SharePoint Blogs. I am sure it's not his fault that there was an inability to load screen shots. I love SharePointBlogs.com. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:56 PM | Comments (2)

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