January 2006 Blog Posts
It's been a while since I've posted anything MCMS related. That's because I've been in the InfoPath / Sharepoint integration development fast lane. So, I thought I'd just take some of AC's (MVP MCMS) recent postings and refer to them...
How did Microsoft ever come up with the plan to integrate CMS into SharePoint in O12? Gerhard tells!
Mark maps MCMS 2002 -> MCMS vNext (aka: WCM) terminology
MCMS 2002 SP2: two post-SP2 hotfixes available by request
When filling out a form with several different sections it is very convenient to use tabs to separate these sections. Tabs quickly and easily let the user know what sections are available and have become a vital part of graphical user interfaces. Using advanced design techniques, InfoPath can be used to create a fantastic and appealing tabbed interface.
In this task we will use a layout table, buttons with code, and three views to create a tabbed content pane. Let's start by creating a new blank form.
Read the detailed article at the following link...
Create a Tabbed Content Pane
Thing is, if you don't attend at least four live MSDN webcasts or virtual labs per month, from January through April, you won't get to collect the Source Fource action figures. And then where will you be? While everyone else in your office is playing with their Source Fource action figures at lunch, you'll have to paint a potato red and blue and squint your eyes. Oh, sure ... everyone will pretend to play along as you run through the room, holding your potato over your head and making "whoosh" noises ... Scared? Good. Here's the skinny: From January...
I received an email from a friend of mine, Jeaux Smith, recently.
“There are 10 types of people in the world- people who understand binary, and people who have friends”
I found it pretty clever anyway.
[via Carl Franklin]
Listening to .NET Rocks! we sometimes wish we could show you what we're talking about, instead of just talking about it. Now we can! dnrTV is a weekly flash screencast, that's a video of the screen. My guest will write code (sometimes involving me too) while I'm interviewing them.
In our premiere episode of dnrTV, I interviews Miguel Castro, who demonstrates how to build a useful composite Web Control right before your eyes using Visual Basic 2005 in Visual Studio 2005. This is the first of a two-part series with Miguel on Web Controls. In next week's...
As the Waynester foretold it back here...
[via Carl Franklin of PWOP Productions]
Hanselminutes is a weekly audio talk show with noted web developer and technologist Scott Hanselman and hosted by Carl Franklin. Scott discusses utilities and tools, gives practical how-to advice, and discusses ASP.NET or Windows issues and workarounds.
Add http://hanselminutes.com to your weekly agenda
[via Heather Solomon]
A lot of people face the issue of how to change the SharePoint interface and are met with a lot of info and options which results in confusion. I have put together a brief overview of main options and talked about the issue of why straight-forward advice for this topic is hard to come by.
An Intro and Overview of Options for SharePoint User Interface Customization
It's not too often that you get to work alongside someone who has great passion and ambitions when it comes to software development. Andrew Connell recently announced his departure from his (and mine too) current employer. I remember the day when I was asked to “show the ropes” to a new employee on some coding practices within the group. I could tell then and there that this mentee was going to be someone who made a difference within our organization. Not since my early days in I.T. America have I seen someone who lived to code and coded to make a difference for...
101 Samples featuring many of the new features available with Visual Basic 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0. For more samples using Visual Studio 2003 .NET
[via Seth Yates]
Seth has a well documented article on How To Upgrade or Rollback a 24x7 Web Application that's worth reading. He also has an article on How To Upgrade a Live SQL Server Database - very well done.
Here is what I did. I used a SharePoint issue list and some AJAX code and now users can provide feedback without disrupting their thought process. One neat thing about this approach is that it uses SharePoint's built in web services which support POST and GET verbs. When done over an intranet it uses the current user's security context.
Using SharePoint and AJAX to Gather Website Feedback