9/27/2004

Outline for presentation to the MS SharePoint and CMS development teams

Outline for presentation to the MS SharePoint and CMS development teams
Here's my draft outline for the presentation that I plan on giving to the MS SharePoint and CMS development teams on Monday. Questions, comments or suggestions? I'll post a recap of the presentation next week.

Business Case

Consistent message

"Coolness" factor

Localized administration

Implemented locally

Why SPS?

Project was initially attempted in CMS

Events, News, Image Libraries, etc

Site Provisioning

Light work flow

WSS Object Model

Custom Templates

Development of custom lists

Ghosted pages that are locked down

Difficult without a CAML Editor

Schema validation for ONET/Schema files

Better use of base types for lists (ie IMGLIB)

Theme Management

Dramatic page changes

Color changes specific to a theme

Content remains the same

Power of ghosted pages

Extending Site Definitions for existing sites (adding pages)

Sharing common resources (pages and list files)

Externalize Control HTML

Views vs Server Controls

Provide multiple views for a specific control

DEMO

WSS Search

Redirect from DispForm.aspx

Redirect from AllItems.aspx

Syndicated Content

Make SearchResults.aspx themed

Unable to ghost SearchResults.aspx

Administration

Prevent access to certain pages / features

User that is responsible for a site isn’t the SiteOwner

List level access

Suspend Impersonation saves the day

CustomJSUrl is a great

Permissions vs. Feature access

Site property management

Don’t show options that aren’t permitted

DEMO

In Line Edit – ala CMS

Edit changes within the display page

Preview content changes

Access consistent toolbar with CSS styles

Friendly Data Input Fields

Created Url Selector

Created Picture Selector

Text box for Url entry difficult for some users

Syndicated Content

Centrally managed content

Available to all sites

Cannot be edited locally

Needs to be dynamic

Allow for multiple options

DEMO

Site Creation

Sites have to be complete

Pre populate lists (Events, News, etc)

Custom NAnt tasks for post create process

Public facing ("friendly") Url

ExecuteUrl didn’t work from SelfServiceCreate

DEMO

Data Access Layer

Didn’t work directly with SPLists

Created container objects for OO approach to list and list access

Create SPListUtility class

Test Harness for Lists

Why not implement DataSet approach?

Better error messages

Collection classes don’t seem to follow best practices

DEMO

Development Environment

VPC – Slower but absolutely essential

NAnt scripts for developer efficiency

Giving developers Admin rights was problematic

Continuous Integration

CruiseControl.NET

SPS environment on build server

Smoke Test Site Templates

Great for ONET/module changes

Promotion

NAnt scripts for promoting templates and code

NAnt tasks for automating site creation for testing

DEMO

Opportunities

Events on lists (Delegates)

Lack of content management

Image upload

Picture size and quality

Lack of object model for recurring events

Can’t evaluate recurrence patterns

Case sensitive url’s when used as keys

Project Quotes

"This is great. Can you make it work like CMS?"

"I think I hosed the ONET."

"You haven’t done anything that breaks our warranty have you?"

"This is completely upgradeable, right?"

"Why does it tease me with options I can’t complete?"

"Is this SharePoint or CMS?"

This.EOF

posted on Saturday, September 25, 2004 4:26 PM

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9/26/2004

Overview to the Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide

Overview to the Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide

Un nouveau livre sur la technologie SharePoint !

Un nouveau livre sur la technologie SharePoint !

LA COUVERTURE DU LIVRE

Si une question vous démange sur le sujet bien vous savez ou cherchez

(voir au pire, il reste le newsgroup :+)

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J'en profite pour saluer l'équipe :

Erwan BIZERAY
Hammou FADILI
Bernard FEDOTOFF
Erol P. GIRAUDY [MVP]
Benoit HAMET [MVP]
Yves-Jacques LAMOTTE
Etienne LEGENDRE [MVP]
Frédéric MANSON
Christophe METRAL [Canton de Vaud] :P
Martine ROBERT

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9/25/2004

Editions ESKA Livres

Editions ESKA Livres
TITRE : Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 et WSS au quotidien
AUTEUR :Erol Giraudy
Collection "MEGAGUIDE" - ISBN 2747207161
540 p. Éditions ESKA INTERACTIVE
Prix : 55.00 €

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Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Software Development Kit (SDK)

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services SDK provides information about the languages, protocols, and technologies used to customize a deployment of Windows® SharePoint® Services. This SDK is part of the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies SDK.

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Home - MVP: Mike Walsh

Home - MVP: Mike Walsh
This is the European mirror of the main WSS FAQ site (http://wss.collutions.com).

This site is a simple information-providing site using straightforward in-the-box lists showing what can be done with little or no specialist training (but still containing all the content of the main site).

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Details du telechargement : Guide de l'administrateur Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003

Détails du téléchargement : Guide de l'administrateur Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
Présentation
Le document téléchargé contient des informations sur l'administration de Microsoft® Office SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003 et aborde notamment les points suivants :

Planification
Scénarios de déploiement
Installation
Sécurité
Configuration
Administration
Sauvegarde et restauration
Maintenance
Personnalisation
Dépannage
Référence

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9/24/2004

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Software Development Kit (SDK)

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Software Development Kit (SDK)
The Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services SDK provides information about the languages, protocols, and technologies used to customize a deployment of Windows® SharePoint® Services. This SDK is part of the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies SDK.

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9/23/2004

Download details: SharePoint Portal Server 2003: IntelliSense XML Files

Download details: SharePoint Portal Server 2003: IntelliSense XML Files
This download includes updates for the XML files used to produce IntelliSense information about the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services managed object models within the context of the Visual Studio .NET IDE.

Microsoft.SharePoint.xml

Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.xml

Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.SingleSignon.xml

Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.SingleSignon.Security.xml

Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Admin.Search.xml

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CommVault Systems: Press Room: Press Release: COMMVAULT ANNOUNCES SOLUTION FOR MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

CommVault Systems: Press Room: Press Release: COMMVAULT ANNOUNCES SOLUTION FOR MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Download details: Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool

Download details: Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool
The Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects settings and values from data repositories such as Active Directory, registry, metabase and performance monitor. Once collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the topology.
Administrators running this tool will get a detailed report listing the recommendations that can be made to the environment to achieve greater performance, scalability and uptime.

Installing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a Server with Windows SharePoint Services

Installing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a Server with Windows SharePoint Services
Abstract: Learn how to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a server that already has Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 installed, and incorporate existing SharePoint sites into the new configuration.

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Extend Microsoft Office and Windows SharePoint with Advanced Publishing Power!

Extend Microsoft Office and Windows SharePoint with Advanced Publishing Power!

Extend Microsoft Office and Windows SharePoint with Advanced Publishing Power!

Hyper.Net, the content accelerator for the Microsoft .Net infrastructure, offers tight integration with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001/2003, Windows Sharepoint Services and Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. The integration allows companies to quickly transform oceans of Office documents managed in SharePoint directly into fine-grained hypertext web content. This removes solution limitations created by the “posted document” and “lump of HTML” approaches that are obstacles to creating more advanced business solutions.
By removing these limitations, companies can leverage SharePoint Portal Server as the foundation for creating a variety of advanced business solutions. New possibilities include Quality Management, Policy & Procedure, and Regulatory Compliance solutions, and integration with any new or existing Web site that has complex, content-intensive or high-quality content requirements.
That means you can quickly implement powerful solutions for your enterprise that leverage the latest web standards, including XML and web services, syndication and personalization. Without the project time typically wasted struggling with posted documents, without the complexity of integrating with your content store, and without running a marathon.
The combined solution is based on leading standard software products, providing advanced document/-content management, content xml automation capabilities and integration to MS Office.

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9/22/2004

Decision Support Panel

Decision Support Panel: "DSP Portal Edition is an easy-to-use framework that enable firms to present information as BI Web Parts in corporate portals based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services or Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The system enables corporate information to be distributed and shared so that information workers can collaborate with colleagues and make key decisions based on this vital information.

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Microsoft Solution Offering for DSP Portal Edition Read (PDF)


DSP Solution Powerpoint Presentation for DSP Portal Edition Read (PPT)


Datamonitor description of DSP Portal Edition Read (PDF)

Case Study
BI Portal Gives Pump Manufacturer Daily Access to Business Data for Better Decisions. Read case study (PDF)"

9/21/2004

Microsoft Office Training: Lists II: Publish Excel 2003 lists to a SharePoint site

Microsoft Office Training: Lists II: Publish Excel 2003 lists to a SharePoint site: "In Microsoft Office Excel 2003, you can share list data with others by publishing the list to a Web site based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. Once the list is published, you can update it from Excel, and others who have the permissions can add or revise list data from the SharePoint site. Take this course to learn how.

Length: 15 to 20 minutes"

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Office Solution Accelerators and Tools: Delivering business value and enabling partners

Office Solution Accelerators and Tools: Delivering business value and enabling partners

Delivering business value and enabling partners
Improve business performance, increase workforce productivity, gain the competitive advantage, and solve specific business issues using Office Solution Accelerators. Built on and designed for the Microsoft Office System, Office Solution Accelerators are an integrated set of components, templates, and Microsoft-authored guidance designed to address key enterprise needs.

An Office Solution Accelerator is an integrated set of software components, templates, and architectural guidance designed to solve a specific problem across common line-of-business areas. Built on and designed for the Microsoft Office System, an Office Solution Accelerator can help you and your company address key enterprise needs.

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9/20/2004

Download details: Project Server 2003 Installation Guide

Download details: Project Server 2003 Installation Guide

Patrick Tisseghem's Blog

Patrick Tisseghem's Blog

Tools, Utilities and WhitePapers for Office and SharePoint Developers
A number of new tools, utilities, articles and applications were made available this week. Time to have a look at them.

Patrick Tisseghem's Blog
Sharing ideas on .NET, SharePoint and Office 2003

Navigo Systems

Navigo Systems

ONTOLICA� Products Website

ONTOLICA� Products Website

9/17/2004

Microsoft Office Assistance: Working with SharePoint document libraries

Microsoft Office Assistance: Working with SharePoint document libraries

Microsoft Office Assistance: Working with SharePoint document libraries

Microsoft Office Assistance: Working with SharePoint document libraries: "Working with SharePoint document librariesHelp
Assistance > Deployment Center Assistance > Windows SharePoint Services Technology > Training

Applies to
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services technology

Document libraries are collections of files that you can share with team members on a Web based on Windows SharePoint Services. For example, you can create a library of common documents for a project, and team members can use their Web browsers to find the files, read them, and make comments. Users with Microsoft Office 2003 can check out and edit the files as if they resided on a local or network drive.
By default, your team Web site comes with a built-in document library named Shared Documents, which is listed on the Quick Launch bar as well as on the Documents and Lists page."

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Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Sample: Files for the "Working with SharePoint document libraries" Tutorial

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Sample: Files for the "Working with SharePoint document libraries" Tutorial: "Windows SharePoint Services Sample: Files for the 'Working with SharePoint document libraries' Tutorial
This download provides samples files for use with the Working with SharePoint document libraries tutorial.


Quick Info
File Name:sharepointdoclib.exe
Download Size:104 KB
Date Published:9/16/2004
Version:1"

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services: IntelliSense XML Files

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services: IntelliSense XML Files: "Windows SharePoint Services: IntelliSense XML File
This download includes an update of the XML file used to produce IntelliSense information for the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services managed object model within the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET IDE.


Quick Info
File Name:WSS IntelliSense.exe
Download Size:201 KB
Date Published:9/16/2004
Version:1.0"

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9/07/2004

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide: "Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide
Guide for installing, configuring, managing, and maintaining Windows SharePoint Services.


Quick Info
File Name:WindowsSharePointServicesAdmin.chm
Download Size:938 KB
Date Published:9/2/2004
Version:2

Overview
Version 1.5
The following topics have been added or updated to reflect changes for Windows SharePoint Services, Service Pack 1:

Installing and Using Service Packs for Windows SharePoint Services (added)
Capacity Planning (updated)
Configuring Virtual Servers (updated)
Migrating and Upgrading Web Sites (updated)
Command-Line Properties (updated) "

Working with Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 Area Templates

Working with Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 Area Templates: "Working with Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 Area Templates
There are some documentation out there on Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS) Area Templates. None however gave me the full overview I needed in order to be able to customize my Areas in the ways I wanted. This article sums up lessons learned in working with Area Templates.
This article applies to working with Areas. Areas are a feature of SPS, not Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) that ship with Windows 2003 server. "

841883 - Description of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1

841883 - Description of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1: "Description of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Liste des produits concernes par cet article
SUMMARY
Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. This article describes the following items about the service pack:
Article contents
INTRODUCTION
MORE INFORMATION
Service pack details
List of issues that this service pack fixes
Installation details
How to obtain and install the service pack
How to determine whether the service pack is installed
MSP file information for administrators
Error signature details
INTRODUCTION
SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP1 contains security enhancements and stability and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP1 have been previously released as separate updates. This service pack combines them in to one update."

Download details: SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Download details: SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 1

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 1
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