Wednesday, 26 November 2008
The Typemock Insider Blog: Announcing Isolator for Sharepoint : Unit testing for sharepoint made easier (and a free license!)
Typemock are offering their new product for unit testing SharePoint called Isolator For SharePoint, for a special introduction price. it is the only tool that allows you to unit test SharePoint without a SharePoint server. To learn more click here.
The first 50 bloggers who blog this text in their blog and tell us about it, will get a Full Isolator license, Free. for rules and info click here.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Bamboo Labs have just released their latest offering. It is not a web part but a desktop (or server) application called SharePoint Analyzer. It lets you get information about your SharePoint farm.
As it is in Beta it is FREE. I hope it stays free.
Check out http://community.bamboosolutions.com/media/p/7160.aspx for full details.
Friday, 14 November 2008
In note pad enter the following text:
Save the file as CAML.XML in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Xml\Schemas\
You should now have CAML IntelliSense when you next load Visual Studio 2005.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Check out http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/master/register/default.mspx for more inforamtion.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Friday, 24 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Also what is disappointing there seems to be few improvements/bug fixes to SharePoint. OR at least they are not giving much away.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
Friday, 17 October 2008
As you should be able to see or maybe you guessed, Microsoft came up on to (mostly) apparently Autonomy have a more complete vision. I’m not in the Autonomy world I don’t know there products or services so I can’t say if they are better. However despite Microsoft having only an average marketing depart (so I have learnt) at least they do a good job as to communication what the Microsoft technology stack can give a business.
So what has this to do with SharePoint? Well it does the same thing as Information access technologies. It allows users via these technologies to access applications such as DM, WCM and RDMS. SharePoint is now at that version
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
But don’t forget that if backups are run without truncating the log files, your log files will quickly increase.
To find out the size of a database log file run the following Database Console Command (DBCC for short):
- In Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SQL Server 2005 or 2008), open New Query
- In New Query, type:
DBCC SQLPERF (LOGSPACE)
For more details on DBCC SQLPERF (LOGSPACE) see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189768.aspx
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Any way the vhd here:
Is a time limited evaluation VHD containing WSS 3.0 SP1, Visual Studio 2008 and the VS 2008 extensions for VS WSS 3.0, v1.1, Yippee.
What is cooler is that it has Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 (build 2.0.30523.8) and the matching version of Visual Studio SilverLight tools.
Something tells me that we are going to see SilverLight based tools in SharePoint 2010,
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
Go to the SharePoint SQL Server and run the following query on each of the WSS_Content databases:
WHERE (VirusStatus > 0) AND (VirusStatus IS NOT NULL)
If any rows are retuned then run the following query:
Set VirusVendorID=NULL, VirusStatus=NULL, VirusInfo=NULL
where (VirusStatus > 0) AND (VirusStatus IS NOT NULL)
Repeat this process for each of the wss_content databases.
Friday, 12 September 2008
If you want to rebrand SharePoint but with very little effort it seems like the guys at Pixel Mill have got a solution. Check out http://www.pixelmill.com
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
"The International SharePoint Professionals Association (“ISPA”) is the first independent, community-run, not-for-profit organization designed specifically for SharePoint Professionals. ISPA is a professional association dedicated to the promotion and global adoption of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. The Association provides support and guidance to the community by establishing connections between SharePoint professionals and groups, resources, education and information."
Monday, 4 August 2008
One annoying thing about SharePoint, is security. Now don’t get me wrong there isn’t a problem with how secure SharePoint actually is, but with managing security.
Let’s say you have 10 sites and a user of a company who has been given, over a period of time, access to each site as a Contributor. His hard work at the company pays off and the user is promoted. How do you elevate the user’s Permission Level to Site Owner? That’s easy I hear you say, go to each site and set the permissions. But if you get a lot of these requests and you have a large number of users in a large number of sites it is going to become a big overhead.
Like with other parts of SharePoint there are tools and add-ons that can help.
One tool I have used is called Universal SharePoint Manager 2007 by iDevFactory (http://www.idevfactory.com/). Its current feature list includes:
- Environment (Farm) Reporting
- User Site Security Analyzer
- User List/Item Security Analyzer
- Permission Level Site Access
- Add User Site Security
- Remove User Site Security
- Clone User Site Security
- Account Property Synchronizer
- Dead Account Cleaner
- Site Level Reporting
- Sites Manager
- Site Security Auditor
- Site Collection Administrators
- Site Security Reset
- Site Permission Replicator
- List and Item Security Auditor
- List Security Reset
- List Permission Replicator
- Item Security Reset
- Item Permission Replicator
And the list grows. The tool is primarily a security tool but it’s features are growing fast. Well worth a look I say.