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MRO Workflow case study using MOSS, SPD, InfoPath & web services.

Overview
This entry describes a case study describing an actual MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) workflow approval process implemented in MOSS.
This is not an overtly technical discussion, but instead serves to provide a real-world example th…

Exam 70-542: Study recommendations (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development)

UPDATE: In comments, someone posted this link: http://www.midnightmonkey.co.uk/blog/blogging/?page_id=5.  It looks good to me too.

I passed the MOSS technical exam today, entitled "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Devel…

MOSS/WSS Search results (and dataviews): view the raw XML data

This may be obvious to many, but while studying for my MOSS programming exam, I learned that it’s pretty easy to get the actual XML from a search query via the user interface.
One quick method is as follows:

Access advanced search.
Perform a s…

No CQWP for WSS? Try this…

I see that Eric Kraus was faced with a requirement normally met with a content query web part.  The problem?  He was in a pure WSS environment with no access to the CQWP.  Rather than curling up in the fetal position (an urge I have to fight every d…

Brilliant and detailed view of content management API

Stefan Goßner has put together a terrific 4-part series on the SharePoint Content and Deployment API here.  It offers a great overview and very good examples in code (C#). 
I first picked up this link from joris poelmans blog at http://jopx.blogs…

IsCurrentUserMemberOfGroup

The IsCurrentUserMemberOfGroup method of the SPWeb class can be used to check if the currently logged in user is a member of a group or not. This method will return a boolean value that will specify whether the current user is a member of the specified…

WSS, doc libs & lists, Calculated columns involving [Me]

Someone on the Internets was asking about how to create a calculated column on a list that would show a value formatted as "[User] – [Status] – [Location]" as in "Paul Galvin – Drinking [free] Beer – The Beach&#34…

Passed my 70-315 exam today!

I passed the "Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET" exam today in the great state of NJ at the venerable offices of SolarTech in Hasbrouck Heights.
I put this exam up there…

SharePoint Designer, “Collect Data from User” and using those results.

Use the "Collect Data from User" action to create and assign a task to a user that prompts them for data.  Among other things, I’ve used it to prompt a user to approve or reject a request and enter some comments.
This action takes the …

Intermittent IE crashes when accessing documents in a WSS/MOSS document library

I’ve been plagued by this for 9 months and I see that people on the MSDN and Usenet forums have it too.l
Sometimes, when accessing a word document (or other doc types) from a document library causes Internet Explorer to simply crash and go away …