Determine FAST QRServer Port

In order to communicate with FAST Search via its API, we need to know the port on which the QRServer is running.
I followed these steps to locate it:

Log into the FAST admin site (http://server:port/admin).
Navigate to System Overview.
Locate "S…

Towards SharePoint Technical Design Patterns: SharePoint Designer Workflow + Event Receiver = High Potency Cocktail

One of the emerging patterns I find in crafting SharePoint solutions leverages SharePoint Designer workflow and an event receiver.
Here is a business scenario to put it in context:

I upload a document to a doc lib.
I kick off multi-step workflow cre…

Observed Behavior: Moving SPD Workflows Within a Site Collection


UPDATE: I’ve been researching how to embed a SPD workflow into a site definition.  This MSDN forum chain has some interesting information.  It’s not conclusive, but points to path through the jungle.

I’m giving this post a slig…

Quick and Simple: Workflow-only Update Field

It’s often useful to store status information in a custom list such as an approval code which should never be directly manipulated by end users.  This is a common business scenario.  I have been working on a project this year that generates var…

Sunday Funny: “I Thought This Was Supposed to Be a Rich Town”

A little over three years ago, my wife and I signed my son up for a summer activity, The Midland Park Players.  This is a drama group that spends about three or four weeks preparing for a play and then showing it to the parents, friends and relatives….

SharePoint Does Not Provide Calendar Roll-ups; Potential Solutions

UPDATE: An anonymous person in the comments posts this link: http://www.atidan.com/atidan-collaboration-kit.php

Forum users often ask a question like this:

"I would like to have a calendar at the site level that is populated by events from subsi…

Create Sites (SPWeb) via SharePoint Designer Workflow

This blog entry is more of an "in the realm of the possible" entry vs. concrete info.

We have a technical design that calls for us to create a site in a site collection via a manually launched workflow process.  Basically, users enter data in…

Quick and Simple: Provision a Web Site Using SharePoint Object Model In C#

I tried searching for a little snippet code that would show how I can create a new SPWeb in a site collection.  I didn’t find it as quickly or easily as I expected so I thought I’d slap together a little entry on the subject.
This code cre…

Integrate SharePoint Designer Workflows with Web Services

I’ve been playing around with custom actions for SharePoint Designer for some time (see here for some detailed stuff, if that interests you).
In my current project, we need to do some fairly heavy lifting and we want to use declarative SPD workfl…

MOSS 2007 Pricing & Costing Info

I have consolidated few links from Microsoft for MOSS 2007 Product Costing.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Related Technologies pricing
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 products comparison download
2007 Microsoft Office system pr…