I got a lot of requests for posting my Silverlight & MOSS presentations from the session we had last month. I've added some more info in the slides so that you can go even deeper (especially the .Net developers) when you go over them now.
Well, what are you waiting? Go and Light up the MOSS!!!
P.S. – All of the demos are already published in Codeplex so you can view the full source code at you spear time. If you never browsed Codeplex and you need me to point you in the right direction,...
Yesterday, I had a customer that queried me about using the SharePoint API from a non-SharePoint machine. A fairly legitimate question. From the developer's perspective, SharePoint contains many capabilities and libraries that could be used in applications outside the SharePoint world. In our scenario, the customer created a Silverlight application on a different web server and wanted to retrieve personal user data stored in one of the HR MOSS Lists.
The solution in this case is very straight forward: SOA. Instead of copying DLL's like crazy (won't work by the way), you should definitely consider SharePoint's Web Services....
Just finished the Session of using MOSS 2007 Enhancements Session. This session covered most of the Codeplex/Microsoft solutions dedicated to the MOSS 2007 enviroment.
I already got a lot of requests so I'm attaching it to this blog. Can also be downloaded here if you can't download it form the blog itself. Use it wisely J
Yesterday, I gave a session in the Israeli Office User Group about Silverlight & SharePoint integration. I have to say that the feedback was AMAZING. I'm attaching the Session's presentation: "Light Up The MOSS" so you can download and go over the links.
By the way: A full day about Silverlight & MOSS is planned for January. It'll be very comprehensive and much more low level than the User Group. It'll be on the Events section of Microsoft very soon but for now just SAVE THE DATE: 21/1/09.
P.S - I understood that some of you can't see the file so I...
Just a little something that can help the poor guys that had to use Export/Import or Content Migration methods instead of the straight-forward and hassle-free Backup/Restore.
As you may have noticed, Content Migration features around WSS Sites some major limitations. The two large one you should remember are that Content Migration an only import data from sites that consist of the same language as the entire target site collection and are using the same site template.
That means that even if you have the English Language pack on you MOSS Installation and you created an English WSS Site...
It's been a while since I posted. As you may imagine, August/September are not popular months to spend in the office (or in the Office Server). However, I'm back and packed with loads of new information. This post will address a very hot issue in MOSS – how to customize the SharePoint Help?
When you think about it, everything else in SharePoint is fully customizable. It would be fair to assume that a customized portal needs many changes in the Help section to document the branded features for the users. Well, tough luck. No tool can provide a nice...
MOSS Workflows are great for Document Management process. There are many OOTB DMS templates in MOSS and you could leverage those activities with SharePoint Designer. I had a customer that wanted a process that used the Docx file format for authoring/approving the document and convert it to PDF file format before sending outside of the organization. My first idea was to use the Office 2007 capabilities in converting Word to PDF. You can do it easily in the Save As dialog so coding this shouldn't be a problem.
However, this will require installing Office client on the MOSS...
Recently, I've been hearing more and more requests for a utility that takes SharePoint lists and creates a SQL Server database to represent it. Usually, the desire is for a tool that would export the data from one repository to the other without having to deal with conflict resolution or updating. Sounds like a legit need, isn't it? Well, guess what - you already have a utility for doing this. Even two to be exact. Both of them reside well within the Office 2007/MOSS 2007 synergy:
Data Sheet View – A very handy view that MOSS/WSS supports which basically uses...
At long last, it looks like the issue of having no TIFF iFilter for MOSS 2007 may finally be getting addressed!
It has been almost a year since MOSS 2007 (and MOSS for Search) was released and still no viable solution for a TIFF iFilter. In the upcoming Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008, Captaris Software is scheduled to announce several new products form MOSS including the TIFF iFilter. Here's a quote from the Press Release:
The Captaris TIFF iFilter automatically processes scanned images that are stored in SharePoint document libraries, using the powerful Captaris OCR engine...