Dennis Bottjer | ASP.NET + SharePoint Architect, Trainer & Speaker

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Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Issues: SharePoint 2010 Foundation and Server require the Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 to use SQL Server 2008 as the backend Database. Solution: SQL Server 2008 will not install properly on Windows 2008 Server without SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1.  Download Download SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. To use SQL Server 2008 for the backend database for SharePoint Foundation or Server download Download and Install Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server  2008 Service Pack 1.  Note: Installing the Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server...

posted @ Sunday, January 3, 2010 8:57 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint SQL & LINQ ]

Resolving Replication Issues with Publishing Links to Client Application through SharePoint

Overview: SharePoint (MOSS 2007) has the ability for Administrators to publish links (the locations) to document libraries / lists for end users.  This allows end users to simple save documents from Office client applications such as Word and Excel by simply choosing the location instead of first navigating there using the browser and copying the URL or uploading the document.   How To Add or Remove Published Links in SharePoint:   Issue Description: Despite proper configuration, published links often take a long time to replicate to Office Client Applications.  To resolve...

posted @ Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:20 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint Tips-n-Tricks ]

Top Three Favorite SharePoint Books

Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Pro Developer) </ p> Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) Real World SharePoint 2007: Indispensable Experiences From 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs (Programmer to Programmer) Technorati Tags: SharePoint,SharePoint Reading,SharePoint Learning

posted @ Monday, November 9, 2009 2:49 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

SharePoint Search Tips

Issue: How to prevent content such as list and document libraries from being indexed? Solution: Open the Advanced Settings for a SharePoint List. Check the “No” for “Allow items from this document library to appear in search results?” Note: SharePoint’s Object Model can also be used to programmatically set the list’s NoCrawl Property to false. Additional Information: Follow me on twitter @dbottjer Related Posts: Manipulating SharePoint Lists with Code 403 Error When Accessing...

posted @ Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:23 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ SharePoint Tips-n-Tricks ]

SharePoint Performance Talk At MOSS Camp

MOSS Camp 2009 Presentation | 12 Tips for Improving SharePoint Performance I’m speaking this afternoon at  the St. Louis MOSS Camp 2009.  I’ll be giving my SharePoint Performance presentation “From Knee Jerk Reactions to Proactive Solutions - 12 Tips for Improving SharePoint Performance.”  If you’re in the area please join us.  There is a great group of speakers presenting today including fellow Tulsan David Walker and KC Office Geeks Leader Becky Isserman. Hope To See you at MOSS Camp! For More on MOSS Camp follow me on Twitter @dbottjer Download Available: From Knee Jerk Reactions to Proactive Solutions | A Dozen Tips for Improved...

posted @ Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:29 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Presentations & Training SharePoint ]

Rad Editor AND the MOSS Image Manager

Configure the RAD Editor Lite to use the MossImageManager The RAD Editor Lite is a common replacement for the out-of-the-box MOSS 2007 Rich Text Editor.  The RAD editor is really quite feature rich.  However, on a recent project we didn’t like how the RAD Editor was handling image uploads through the editor.  After a little digging through some help docs we found out you can easily configure the RAD Editor to use the default MOSS Image Manager.  Solution: To use the MOSS Image Manager you need to modify the ListToolsFiles.xml file under C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web...

posted @ Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:56 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ SharePoint Tips-n-Tricks ]

SPDisposeCheck Released Aid Sharepoint developers

Microsoft has released v1.3.1 of the SPDisposeCheck Utility.  This utility helps developers working with the SharePoint object model make sure the code they are writing is properly disposing of objects.  Properly, disposing of SharePoint Objects can be a little tricky because it is sometime obfuscated when new SharePoint Objects are instantiated.  Additionally, many SharePoint objects are wrappers to unmanaged objects. Technorati Tags: SharePoint,SPDispose,SharePoint Object Disposal

posted @ Saturday, January 31, 2009 3:12 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

Microsoft Patterns & Practices | Sharepoint Guidance webcast

Description: The Microsoft patterns & practices (p&p) team is responsible for delivering applied engineering guidance that helps software architects, developers, and their teams take full advantage of Microsoft's platform technologies in their custom application development efforts. Starting January 21, they will be hosting a monthly technical sessions over live meeting. Project Site: Ref: SharePoint Guidance Site Event Details: For January's session, p&p team will be presenting their recently released SharePoint Guidance. Click to Join Web Cast January 21 at 10:00 AM PST Troubleshooting:Launch the Office Live Meeting client and join the meeting by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, clicking...

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:15 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

Web.Config Modification Manager for SharePoint

Contrary to popular belief it is possible to programmatically manipulate the SharePoint's web.config.  When attempting to programmatically manipulate the web.config it is wise to have a utility to promptly roll back your modifications.  The Kid has provided us with just such a utility. Download Web.Config Modification Manager For SharePoint  The Modification Manager is available in both an application page (ASPX) and solution setup versions.  If you download the application page version you will notice the following code which is used to remove modification from the web.config. Notice that the code first removes the modification, then an update is done on the oApp...

posted @ Tuesday, November 25, 2008 1:22 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

Custom Themes and Branding for the SharePoint Intranet

What:Custom Themes and Branding for the SharePoint IntranetJoin us for an insightful discussion on how to meld a SharePoint Intranet to reflect your corporate identity. Our talk focuses on three major areas. The first covers out of the box options for applying a theme. The second covers creating a custom theme and the third covers creating a custom brand. The presentation includes a mixture of live demonstration and slides.When:Monday, November 10, 2008 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMWhere:Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus3727 East ApacheTulsa, Oklahoma 74115   United States David McCoullough, Brett Byford, and I will be delivering the above presentation...

posted @ Friday, November 7, 2008 7:51 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements SharePoint ]

Introducing David McCollough's Blog

My friend and coworker at SpringPoint David McCoullough is blogging.  David is a talent ASP.NET developer who has attacked SharePoint development with a ferocious passion.  Welcome to the BlogoSphere David!   Technorati Tags: SharePoint,David McCoullough,SpringPoint,ASP.NET

posted @ Friday, November 7, 2008 3:14 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET Community & Events News & Announcements SharePoint ]

Manipulating SharePoint Lists with Code

How do I create a custom list? 1: Guid listId = webSite.Lists.Add("Sample", "Sample List", SPListTemplateType.GenericList); 2: How to determine if a list already exists within an SPWeb? 1: public static bool DoesListExist(SPWeb web, String listName) 2: { 3: foreach (SPList list in web.Lists) 4: ...

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2008 5:15 AM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

Bartlesville SHarePoint User Group

Shane Carter has founded the Bartlesville SharePoint User Group which is a sister group to the newly founded Bartlesville .NET User Group.  The group's web site is  I will present tomorrow at the SharePoint group's lunch time meeting.  Details below:   Date: October 3rd at 11:30 AM.We will be meeting at the Information Center (IC) building on 511 S. Keeler in room 625. Speaker: Dennis J. Bottjer will be presenting "Tips for Improving SharePoint Performance".Agenda:11:30-11:45 Grab your lunch provided by Astra Solutions.11:45-12:30 Technical Presentation.12:30-12:45 Door prizes and wrap up. Technorati Tags: SharePoint,UserGroup,SharePoint Presentation

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements SharePoint ]

Cannot configure crawling schedules for MOSS 2007 SSP content sources

Problem: We just installed a Medium MOSS 07 Farm.  The Farm has two front end webs and a dedicated indexing server.  The two front end webs are configured to execute search queries.  The SSP Admin site was loading and a search content source could be selected.  However, after specify a schedule for the selected content source and clicking ok an access denied error would appear on the schedule management window.  The message said "Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))."  The MOSS Error Logs captured the following nastiness: w3wp.exe (0x0B5C) 0x0E48 Search Server Common MS Search Administration 86zc High...

posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:44 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

SharePoint Documentation Blog

As a consultant a chief complaint I hear about SharePoint is a lack of documentation.  MS must have been listening because the Documentation Team is now blogging: as a way to get needed answers to customers  faster.  Technorati Tags: SharePoint,SharePoint Documentation

posted @ Thursday, December 6, 2007 8:34 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

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