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

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December 2009 Entries

Perhaps – Stop, Think, Dev SharePoint?

Reference: Putting the Brakes on SharePoint with JQuery Thoughts: I remember the dinner conversation and follow-up emails quite well.  Eric was kind enough to share his opinions and experiences further explaining some points I was confused on.  Once we dropped the thread, it seemed more more a lesson in communication and properly articulating a point then a technical debate for me.   Thinking back to the original dinner conversation I wish I had articulated my point more clearly. For after an email or two it became clear that we were saying many of the same things just slightly different. ...

posted @ Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:54 AM | Feedback (8) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

SharePoint Saturday Kansas City Presentation

Last Saturday (12/12/2009) was the 2nd Annual Kansas City SharePoint Saturday.  Unfortunately, this event was bitter sweet in that Becky Isserman is moving to New Jersey.  We wish her well.  SPSKC was a great event with over 200 people in attendance.  I presented after lunch and the session was well attended.  Thank you to all those in attendance and as promised you can download the slides used for the presentation below.  SharePoint 2010 Developer Overview Presentation (Download) Note: The slide deck is a culmination of slides from a variety of sources including the SPC 2009.   ...

posted @ Friday, December 18, 2009 3:22 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Presentations & Training SharePoint ]

SharePoint Where is the Developer Dashboard?

Overview: SharePoint 2010 has a greatly improved development story.  Part of that story is the addition of the Developer Dashboard.  When activated a dashboard is added to the bottom each page that surfaces important debugging and performance tuning information.  For example, the developer dashboard will show how long a page took to load and all database (stored procedure) calls associated with the page processing. To Enable the SharePoint 2010 Developer Dashboard: Execute the following stsadm command from the command prompt. stsadm -o setproperty -pn developer-dashboard -pv ondemand Note:   Remember to run...

posted @ Monday, December 7, 2009 11:52 AM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ SharePoint Tips-n-Tricks ]

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: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263102(office.14).aspx   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 ]

Error Installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 2008 R2 Server

Note: The above warning is displayed when SQL Server 2008 is installed of Windows 2008 R2 Server.  If run program is clicked, the installation will complete but none of the services will be properly installed. Solutions: How to slipstream SP1 for SQL Server 2008 or Install SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cancel the install after the setup files are installed Re-Install SQL Server 2008 Complete SQL Server 2008 SP1 installation Additional References: http://wadingthrough.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/problem-installing-sql-server-2008-on-windows-2008-r2/ – J.D. provides a more detailed explanation...

posted @ Tuesday, December 1, 2009 11:42 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Resources

Upgrade Approach Testing (Visio Diagram) –  It illustrates how to prepare and test the upgrade. SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Planning (PDF) - This is a plan for upgrading from WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 Topologies (Visio Diagram) – Illustrates different Farm Configurations, SharePoint Services, and Server Roles. SharePoint 2010: Software Development Kit – Provides code examples for SharePoint 2010.   Related Posts: SharePoint 2010 Foundation Development / Demonstration Installation Guide SharePoint Team Announces SharePoint 2010 System Requirements

posted @ Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:13 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

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