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June 2008 SUGDC Conference — That’s a Wrap

I attended my first ever SharePoint conference this past weekend and it was a blast. 
Thursday afternoon, I drove down to Virginia, guided by my newly purchased $50 GPS appliance plug-in thing to my phone.  The device was flawless.  After the five …

FBA and SQL Server: A Love Story

My colleague has been working on a web part in an FBA environment.  Among other things, the web part pulls some data from SQL server.  The grand plan for this project dictates that a DBA configures data level security in SQL (as opposed to embedding …

Adding to the Lore: SSRS Tells Me “rsAccessDenied”, But … I Really DO Have Access

A few weeks back, I was working with my developer colleague on a project involving SQL Server Reporting Services plug-in for MOSS.  He was developing a web part that provides a fancy front-end to the report proper (the main feature being a clever look…

Quick Fix: Accessing SharePoint Site Throws [HttpException (0x80004005): Request timed out.]

One of my developer colleagues was working on a project this week and ran into a timeout problem while working on building some crazy web part.  His web part was fine, but "suddenly" an unrelated site became very slow and frequently timed out …

How to Debug Feature Receiver Assemblies in Visual Studio – MOSS 2007

If you try to activate the feature using stsadm command you will not be able to debug the feature receiver assemblies.
Open the Site collection features in
Site Actions ->
Site Settings ->
Modify All Site Settings ->
Site Collection Administration -> S…

Set Default Text for RichHtmlField in MOSS 2007

In WCM most of you guys may use RichHtmlField in publishing Layout.
To set default text property to RichHtmlField using HTML property to pass your default text.
Example:
[PublishingWebControls:RichHtmlField FieldName=”CountrySectionTitle3″ runat=”serve…

In-class FAST Training is Excellent

I’m starting day 4 of FAST’s partner training headed up by Larry Kaye here in Needham, MA.
This 5-day session is broken down into classes (3 and 2 days respectively) entitled "FAST ESP: Developing Custom Search Applications for Alliance…

Exploring the 40 Application Templates – Board of Directors

Template Name: BoardDirectors.stp
Description: The Board of Directors application template provides a single location for an external group of members to store and locate common documents such as quarterly reviews, shareholder meeting notes and annual …

SharePoint and FAST — the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups of Enterprise Apps?

I’ve finished up day 2 of FAST training in sunny Needham, MA, and I’m bursting with ideas (which all the good training classes do to me).  One particular aspect of FAST has me thinking and I wanted to write it down while it was still fresh…

Learning About End Users At www.EndUserSharePoint.com

Mark Miller over at http://www.endusersharepoint.com has built, in my experience, the best end-user focused SharePoint site in the ‘sphere.  In the last month, he has enlisted some of the premier end-user focused bloggers around to contribute to…