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Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

The last week that just passed was filled with quite some cool happenings over at the BPCUK Conference in London. If you’ll follow the #BPCUK tag on Twitter you’ll find all the juicy information that you missed out on – there’s no real need for me to repeat it here :-)

Downloads

As promised, my session deck on Silverlight and SharePoint 2010 can be downloaded here: Download!

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

LogoSEF2009 At the SEF 2009 Conference in Sweden I delivered a session about SharePoint 2010 development. The sessions from SEF are now available for download from the SEF web site.

Unfortunately the presentation I did was required to be in Swedish, and I haven’t done any translation to English for this particular presentation.

Download sessions from SEF

My session on SharePoint 2010 Development Introduction:
Tobias Zimmergren – SharePoint 2010 Development Introduction

Download all other presentations from http://www.seforum.se/Pages/200910362748747.aspx, including great speakers like:

  • Eric Schupps
  • Göran Husman
  • Joel Oleson
  • Penny Coventry
  • Steve Smith
  • Todd Klindt
  • Wictor Wilén
  • and more…

Enjoy!

SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen – Code samples

September 14th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren 
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

After SharePoint Saturday in Copenhagen a while back I promised to upload my code-samples from my demos. Being a bit busy the last few days, it’s been taking a bit longer than expected.

I’ve been looking through the evaluation forms from the event, and wow – thank you for the support everyone who attended my session. It couldn’t possibly be any better than this :-)
You made my day, and I hope I made your day as well!

Never fear, the code is here!

Example 1: Write to the ULS logs (12LOGS) folder

I showed a demo of how you can write to the logs in your 12-hive, using the examples on MSDN to start out from.

This project simply wraps the ULS-stuff into a class and lets you statically call the method to log stuff in the 12-hive.

Remember, you need to compile this code as unsafe. If that’s a problem for you, please consider using another approach.

Download code: ULSDemo.zip

Example 2: Clean up those .wepbart files when you don’t need them anymore

In this example I showed you how you can easily clean up the .webpart files after you when you deactivate your WebPart Feature.

If you deploy a web part using a feature, and then deactivate the feature and remove the solution – your .webpart file will remain in the Web Part gallery which could lead to some confusion as you still can try to add it to a page, only to result in an error.

To prevent that, I’ve got a small snippet that cleans those files up when you deactivate your feature.

Note: If you’re playing a lot with Web Part properties and you re-deploy your solution and during that process will deactivate/activate the feature, the old .webpart files will be replaced by new copies – this means that your web par properties also can be affected!

Download code: WebPartCleanupDemo.zip

Example 3: SPExLib – SharePoint Extensions Library (.net 3.5)

Using the SharePoint Extensions Library (www.codeplex.com/spexlib) you are provided with a great set of extra extensions to your normal SPobjects.

Please see my very simple example for an understanding of what I talked about and showed at SPSaturday Copenhagen.

Download code: SPExLibDemo.zip

Summary

There you go – some of the examples I created during SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen. Enjoy.

Please leave a comment if you’ve got any questions, comments or just feedback.

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

I started a project about 2 years ago with the aim of improving the discussion functionalities that comes out of the box with WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. Since it was a spare-time project back then, I didn’t really have enough time to finish it off.

The last couple of months though, I’ve been working very hard to get this ship floating again and I am proud to say that we’re finally releasing version 1.0 of the TOZIT SharePoint Discussion Forum solution to the market.

Visit www.tozit.com/products.aspx for more information!

What is it?

The TOZIT SharePoint Discussion Forum solution is a product, or set of products, that makes the discussions in SharePoint become very intuitive and user friendly. It also adds on a bunch of features that doesn’t normally exist in SharePoint’s built-in discussion lists. Here’s a few highlighted features:

  • Discussion Forum Grouping
  • Flagging posts
    • Answers
    • Helpful posts
    • Abusive posts
  • Enhanced RSS Subscriptions
    • Subscribe to new threads in a specific forum
    • Subscribe to new posts in a specific thread
  • Enhanced Rich Text Editor with very rich formatting options and ability to paste in word-documents or Visual Studio highlighted code, and keep the formatting!
  • Ranking system
    • Top posters
      • By points
      • By posts
      • By most answers
      • By most helpful posts
  • Recent posts Web Part
  • Relative time-stamping
    • Displays "1 hour 32 minutes ago" to make it more intuitive
  • Adjusts colors and fonts to your current SharePoint theme.
  • … … …

Some screenshots of the discussion forum in action

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How do we get it?

By navigating to www.tozit.com/products.aspx you can get more information.

You can either get a 30-day free, fully functional trial version, or purchase the retail version from our web site.

Early-bird discounts & Volume discounts

Early Bird

By reading this blog, you’re up for early-bird discounts. If you or any of your clients purchase this product before the end of September, you can use the following discount code in order to get it 15% cheaper than the original price:

Coupon code: SharePointBird

Volume discount

If you purchase more than one license (one required per front-end machine in your farm), you’ll of course receive a volume discount. The table looks like this:

1 license no discount
2-4 licenses 10% discount
5-9 licenses 20% discount
10+ licenses 30% discount

Future versions?

We’re currently working on future version of this product with more brilliant features and functionality to help you manage your discussions in your SharePoint installations!

Enjoy!

Free Bamboo Solutions products for User Groups

July 23rd, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com

Introduction

Recently I’ve been having discussions with Bamboo Solutions regarding using their software on our new Sweden SharePoint User Group / Sweden SharePoint Community site which is going to be based on WSS 3.0.

This week I received the good news that Bamboo is now offering all User Groups the possibility to use their products for free on their community sites.

Read more about their announcement here:
http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2009/07/16/user-groups-free-to-do-more.aspx

This is great news for the Swedish SharePoint User Group / SharePointCommunity.se – Time to rock’n'roll!

Have fun!

Just like the previous posts, this is just going to be a short "heads up" on some new documentation and links that just showed up on the Microsoft Download Center site:

2010: Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

2010: SharePoint Products and Technologies: 2010 (Technical Preview) Developer Documentation

Enjoy.

Important note about the SharePoint SP2

May 22nd, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Read the full disclosure "Attention- Important Information on Service Pack 2" in Microsoft’s SharePoint Blog

There is an issue with installing SP2, which causes your SharePoint environment to fall back to "Evaluation" licence without ever notifying you.

So if you’ve got SP2 recently installed, have a look at your license type to make sure it’s still valid. If it says "Evalutation" – you’ll simply need to insert the original key again.

Summary

If you’ve got SP2 installed, read this article: Attention- Important Information on Service Pack 2

Checking out for the weekend!

WSS 3.0 & MOSS 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.5

May 3rd, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

On the 24th of April, Microsoft released a new version of their SDK for WSS and MOSS, and we’re now talking about version 1.5.

I suggest that you update your virtual machines (or whatever tech you’re using for your playgrounds) and install the new SDK.

Download

Download WSS 3.0 SDK 1.5
Download MOSS 2007 SDK 1.5

WSS and MOSS: Service Pack 2 Released Today!

April 28th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
URL: http://www.zimmergren.net

Introduction

Previous major updates for SharePoint related technologies has been:

Today – as promised – Microsoft released the next set of updates called Service Pack 2.

For an overview of major updates and rollups/cumulative updates post SP1, check out my mate Spence’s awesome blog here: http://www.harbar.net/articles/postsp1.aspx

The new WSS 3.0 SP2 brings this to the table:

Quoted from the Microsoft sites in the links section below!

Some big areas of the improvements that the Windows SharePoint Services team wanted to highlight:

  • Faster, more reliable content migration and data backup and restore
  • Reduced memory consumption
  • Smoother upgrade experience
  • Significant database performance adjustments
  • Updated integration for forms authentication
  • Advanced permission management
  • Helpful administrative tools
  • Expanded browser compatibility

The new MOSS 2007 SP2 brings this to the table:

Quoted from the Microsoft sites in the links section below!

Microsoft Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

  • Improves the performance and stability of the content deployment feature and of the Variations feature.
  • Adds a new command to the Stsadm.exe tool. This tool provides the following functionality:
    • Lets a SharePoint administrator use the Variations feature to scan a site for errors, report the errors, and fix certain problems.
    • Finds and repairs missing peer relationships and corrupted entries in the internal variations relationships list.
    • Handles the propagation of large volumes of variations content in a more manageable way.

Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Office Access services

  • Fixes Open Snapshot so that snapshots open more reliably, even if there is no SharePoint root site.
  • Fixes display issues that cause calculations to appear incorrect in some cases.
  • Improves connections to cubes by using .odc files in non-English cases.
  • Improves the performance of programmatic scenarios.
  • Fixes conditional formatting in Mozilla Firefox browsers.
  • Improves support for generating Excel Web Access Web parts on new sites.

Microsoft Office Groove Server (64-bit version only)

  • Office Groove Server 2007 Data Bridge now limits the number of file-sharing workspaces to 64 to make sure that all workspaces can be synchronized. This limit applies only to newly added file-sharing workspaces. If you already have more than 64 file-sharing workspaces, you can continue to use them.
  • Improves synchronization reliability.
  • Groove Server 2007 Manager can be installed and run with SQL Server 2008.
  • Improves the Groove Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) connectivity and auto-activation functionality.
  • Improves error reporting in the Groove Relay Server.
  • Improves the robustness of Groove Relay Server.

Microsoft Office Forms Server

  • Improves performance of large browser forms on InfoPath Form Services, both for memory usage and for page load time.
  • Improves reliability of Forms Server and of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server by addressing the previous behavior in which an upgrade of an administrator-approved form template triggers an IIS reset.
  • Improves the Digital Signature functionality for InfoPath Forms Services.

Microsoft Office Project Server

  • Modifies the queue service to prevent it from using large volumes of memory over long periods.
  • Improves the performance of certain database table indexes.
  • Improves cost resource functionality. For example, the server now correctly handles tasks that have material or work resources assigned to the same task.
  • Improves certain areas such as resource plans, build team, and the server scheduling engine.

Microsoft Office Search Server

  • Improves the reliability and stability of WSS crawl, of SharePoint crawl, of crawling through a very large corpus, and of backup restore.
  • Introduces a new command to the Stsadm.exe tool that lets a SharePoint administrator tune the Query processor multiplier parameter. For example, the Query processor multiplier can be used to tune the query performance for SSP indexing content sources that have highly restrictive permissions and many duplicates.
  • Improves the accuracy of searches that involve numbers. For example, there is additional support for large numbers in which a comma is used to separate every three digits (for example, 1,000,000), for numbers that are between 9 and 40 characters, and for numbers that are separated by spaces.

Platform support

  • Provides full support for Windows Internet Explorer 8.
  • Provides level 2 browser support for Mozilla Firefox (versions 2 and 3).
  • Provides support for Windows Server 2008

Summary, Links & Downloads

MOSS 2007
Download: MOSS 2007 SP2 Download
KB: MOSS 2007 SP2 Knowledge Base Article

WSS 3.0
Download: WSS 3.0 SP2 Download
KB: WSS 3.0 SP2 Knowledge Base Article

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 is now officially FREE

April 2nd, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
URL: http://www.zimmergren.net

Download SharePoint Designer for Free!

For a few weeks there has been a numerous people spreading the rumor that SharePoint Designer is going to be a free download.

Today Microsoft made it official, and we can gladly share the word: Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 is now a FREE download for anyone.

If you register the product, you’ll even get free customized support!

More details on the product here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointdesigner/FX100487631033.aspx?ofcresset=1

Link to download section here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=baa3ad86-bfc1-4bd4-9812-d9e710d44f42

Quote from the Microsoft Download site

SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 2007 IS NOW FREE! Be sure to watch the video in the "Related Sections" below to learn more about details and future direction. Office SharePoint Designer 2007 provides the powerful tools you need to deliver compelling and attractive SharePoint sites and quickly build workflow-enabled applications and reporting tools on the SharePoint platform, all in an IT-managed environment.

SharePoint Ramp Up – Part 2

March 1st, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

For those of you who have tried the online-training program called MyRampUp, and went through all the exercises for SharePoint developers part 1 – Part 2 is here.

Check this out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/rampup/dd320759.aspx

I wrote a bit about the Ramp Up program in this previous article where I outlined the Part 1 of the program.

Part 2 adds the following levels:

  1. Level 1: Page Navigation
  2. Level 2: Page Branding
  3. Level 3: Web Services
  4. Level 4: Custom Content Types
  5. Level 5: User Management

Now I’m off to shoot some fellow SharePoint MVP’s at the summit paintball.

Cheers.

VSeWSS v1.3 – Feb 2009 CTP released

February 21st, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

As I know this is a popular tool for some of you guys reading this blog (I’ll leave my own comments on the tool unsaid for now) – you can now download the latest February CTP from the Microsoft Download site.

VSeWSS 1.3 February 2009 CTP has been released, go on and grab it here: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3 – Feb 2009 CTP

Some of the highlighted features include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 features and adding event receivers to features
  • Command line build, package and retract commands are included enabling continuous integration and build servers. Previously command line build of SharePoint projects was very difficult
  • Refactoring support for renaming of Web Parts. Previously renaming a web part required changes in several files in the project
  • Solution Generator can now generate solutions from publishing sites. Previously only regular sites could be generated
  • Allowing partial trust BIN deployments of web parts
  • New project item template for SharePoint RootFiles items
  • Deployment will now optionally remove conflicting existing features on the development server prior to redeployment. Previously any feature name conflicts would result in an error
  • Ancillary assemblies such as for business logic can now be added to the SharePoint Solution WSP
  • Hidden features related to Site Definition projects are now shown in WSP View. They are no longer hidden
  • For advanced users a fast deploy is included to update only the compiled assembly on the SharePoint development installation
  • Deployment step logging is included
  • The List Definition from Content Type template now allows for the creation of a List Definition Event Receiver
  • The User Guide is now installed with the extensions instead of being a separate download

Note: This release is not officially supported by Microsoft (Being a CTP), so if you bump into trouble – you don’t really have any official support from Microsoft on your related issues.

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Microsoft SharePoint Online Service Level Agreement (SLA)

February 20th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Quickie!

For those of you interested in SharePoint Online, you can now find more information on the SLA on the following link which Microsoft Download released yesterday:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=069df92a-4f58-45e3-bbf8-93ed6bcb61d1&displaylang=en&tm#filelist

Microsoft Online Services Release Notes

February 16th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

A new set of Release Notes for Microsoft Online Services were released yesterday. For those of you interested in the Microsoft Online Services, you should check it out.

Below are some good links touching the Microsoft Online Services.

Microsoft Online Release Notes
Download here

Microsoft Online Services Single Sign-on application
Download here

Microsoft SharePoint Online Standard Developer Guide
Download here

Microsoft SharePoint Online Standard Service Description (Dec08)
Download here

/Z out.

Sweden SharePoint User Group presentations

November 26th, 2008 by Tobias Zimmergren

You’ll find the presentations from the UG meeting here;

I’m still waiting for access to the site from Daniel. Before I get that access I’m afraid I can’t do any real admin-stuff as we’ve discussed..

For any issues, questions, proposals, ideas or other thoughts regarding the User Group – mail me using the contactform under “contact”.

Cheers