Change of plan

After having thought about it for a while I think that my idea not to create a separate TOM system independent of MOSS was a bit of a silly idea. The whole point of the system is to exist in any environment, so the first version will exist separate of SharePoint. The main advantage of […]

Creating a SharePoint Solution

Over the next few weeks I will be blogging my escapades in developing an application solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. I have entitled the application “MOSS Time Off Management” and it will be up on CodePlex for all to follow @ (coming soon). The idea behind this application is twofold: First to give […]

Another day another Codeplex Project

I have been using the Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities project on CodePlex to augment the capabilities of SharePoint Designer to add such features as “Start another workflow” which is very useful for compartmentalising your workflow so as to not make it too complicated. Well I found a wee problem. The “Lookup user info” […]

Major deadline

 Well the faeces hit the fan at work today…let me explain… We have a completely unmanaged Sharepoint Portal server at work. It was installed in early 2004 and has been running in self service mode ever since. Not all of the company is using it, but those that are, are using it heavily. Particularly areas […]

Waffling on SharePoint…

Documentation, documentation and more documentation.. The life blood of IT. The only problem being that it is very difficult for a technically minded individual such as myself to write documentation with NO technical content what so ever! These documents are what the business really want; They do not care that the workflow capabilities of SharePoint […]

Installing MOSS 2007 from scratch

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I am having occasion to rebuild my Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) development server. In fact, I killed it by adding a Business Data Catalog (BDC) that pointed to a table that had just over a million rows… Now, maybe this would not have caused a problem if I was not using a single server […]

Kerberos and SharePoint 2007

If you want to use Kerberos authentication and not NTLM with SharePoint then there are some extra tasks that you need to get someone with Domain Admin privileges to perform. For EVERY dns / port combination a SPN needs to be added to Active Directory to tell it that it  is allowed to use Kerberos […]

No love between McAfee Enterprise and MOSS 2007

Well I think I have found the root of the problem with my Microsoft office SharePoint Server 2007 dev box! It was McAfee  plain and simple. Event Type:    ErrorEvent Source:    Windows SharePoint Services 3 SearchEvent Category:    Gatherer Event ID:    2424Date:        13/12/2007Time:        09:36:06User:        N/AComputer:    GLA1VS09Description:The update cannot be started because the content sources cannot be accessed. […]

Event: MSDN: SharePoint for Developers (Edinburgh)

Better late than never, but I attended a MSDN event on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Although I eagerly signed up for it, I did not expect to learn a lot: Windows SharePoint 3.0 – Martin Parry I am not usually a fan of Martin’s speaking, but it seems that it might have been due to […]