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Category Archives: SharePoint

SharePoint application guidance is here!

I am WAY behind on my posts with a backlog that includes a MEF Module Loader, MEF Validation sample, MEF container refactoring, PDC, Kaizenconf thoughts, etc. Those have to wait though so I can announce this. patterns & practices just … Continue reading 

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Guidance for developing custom solutions with SharePoint 2007.

First let me start off by allaying all your fears, “No it’s not another factory”.   For a while we’ve been hearing a lot of requests from customers for patterns & practices to deliver guidance on SharePoint. For several weeks now we’ve been … Continue reading 

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Looking forward to Community Server integration with SharePoint!

In my last blog post, I wrote about two new tools for SharePoint that have come out that let you do a wiki and blog engine. Rob Howard, founder of Telligent Systems who builds Community Server, posted a comment to … Continue reading 

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SharePoint Advisor Magazine launched

SharePoint Advisor Magazine was launched recently and has a good amount of high-quality articles that make it worth checking out. Here's a list of highlights from the premiere issue:   Better Collaboration: Site Collections in SharePoint Portal Server 2003Site collections give … Continue reading 

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Publishing Office Documents as HTML to SharePoint

My boss came to me today with the need to have a list he is maintaining published to a SharePoint site.  This list needed to be viewed only by a select group of people.  This list was rather dynamic, and … Continue reading 

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Stress testing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 tips

James Edelen has a great post on the steps to take in order to stress test a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 web site. We recently wrapped up development for our internal SharePoint Portal server project and performed much the same steps … Continue reading 

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How to change portal navigation in SharePoint 2003

These are two great articles. In researching how to modify the default navigation in SharePoint Portal Server 2003, I came across these articles: Branding a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site: Part 1, Understanding the Use of a Corporate Brand. The … Continue reading 

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SharePoint Portal Server search error solved!

Our development team recently encountered a cryptic “No results are available due to a network failure” error message while developing our new company portal based on Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (product link). The problem, as it turned out, was … Continue reading 

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Determine User Site Group (Role) Membership in SharePoint 2003

Since there is no method to test whether a user is a member of a specific SharePoint Site Group such as Reader, Member, etc., use the following method:         private bool IsCurrentUserInRole(string role)        {            bool inRole= false;             SPWeb rootWeb = … Continue reading 

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How To Retrieve a User’s Profile in SharePoint 2003

I am currently building a Web Part for our internal SharePoint 2003 portal site that will return the employee directory complete with photo, email address, and home, work, and cell phone numbers. To do this, the web part needs to … Continue reading 

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