• Functions Used In Calculated Columns In SharePoint Lists

    A question that I've had on the back burner for quite some time is what are the functions in SharePoint calculated columns.  I've taken a cursoury look here and there and never found the answer.  I've recently been passing direct messages via twitter to AndrewClark, @sharepointac, and he sent me a message that had the answer I've been looking for http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/CH011711171033.aspx 

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  • Working with existing SharePoint views from code

    Every week I have to fax a form that has data that I keep in a log, a SharePoint list actually.  The recipient expects it to be done by hand, I guess there aren’t many people who go the extra step and make a SharePoint list.  I was just hoping to export the information to an excel spreadsheet,  but the spreadsheet confused them.  They just wanted to see their little for filled out by hand.  I don’t like to do anything by hand.

    Using GDI+ to load up the form as a bitmap then using the Graphics object to draw text in a comic font, kind of looks like I wrote it by hand.  I had even considered (and still considering) buying our own fonts, for each person who enters information into the log, from a place like www.yourfont.com.  By checking the “last modified by” to see whose font ...

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  • Audio stops working in Windows Server 2008

    My workstation operating system (OS) is Windows Server 2008, for a number of reasons, but mostly so I can better describe what settings need to be set where.  Everyone once in a while my audio has quite working.  Actually on any server os my audio quits a lot.  It usually comes back when I reboot but I don’t reboot but every 15 to 30 days.  I have a bazillion things open and rebooting is always a pain in the butt.

    Start > Administrative Tools > Services > Restart “Windows Audio”

    or if it happens enough make a batch file:

    net stop "Windows Audio"
    net start "Windows Audio"

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  • Ferrari Case Study

    I just read the Ferrari case study and was surprised by this statement, “Site traffic has increased by 237 percent, with a 150 percent increase in unique visitors.” SharePoint by itself doesn’t increase traffic.  Understanding how search engines look at your site and being able to manage the content search engines look at increases traffic. 

    The article did state that it’s now easier manage content than it was in their previous java based version.  It almost sounded like they had to have a developer make all content changes.  I’m not a Java fan, but I do think this is a cheap shot at a whole platform.  There are plenty of bad content management solutions in .NET technologies too.  The increased traffic was a combination of a few things.

    When the content, meta tags, titles and other asset areas are easy to manage it’s easier to make the search engines like ...

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  • I may pick and choose who I work with but at least I’m not asking the government for money

    Here’s a page out of my Sunday morning.  I went to Chrysler.  I heard that they had some pretty good deals so I thought I’d go find out more about it. Having crappy luck online and being in the area to big one that didn’t close down recently I thought I’d just drop in.  Just on a whim and maybe walk out with a car.  I just need adaptive cruise control and a few other things and I’d be set.  Walking into the dealership I saw this sweet little Dodge Challenger and it looked cool.

    Upon entering the Arrigo dealership I found there were 4 sales people and a receptionist.  One of the sales people greeted me and asked me how I was doing and if he could help me.  I said, “Sure, I’ve heard you got some great deals and I’d like to know more about your product line.”  ...

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  • First wave page

    After receiving notice that I was accepted into the program  I get my user name and password in less than 30 minutes.  I get logged in and it was confusing at first because it’s a whole new interface and paradigm.  Like chat and forums all mixed into one.  Like forums with the extra ability to reply right in the middle of someone else's sentence.

    The first thing I wanted to do was build extract a wave to my own web page.  I did that at http://www.wildwires.com/wave/demo1.aspx it’s my wave attempting to recruit other developers to help build a bunch of controls around wave. 

    I was trying to figure out how to keep the screen shot in sync like take one every 5 minutes for example,  but I couldn’t figure out an easy way to do that.

    So far there are three of us and 2 features, create new wave and ...

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  • Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Available in MSDN August 6th

    Twitter is pretty awesome.  I couldn’t figure out when windows 7 was going to be in MSDN.  Post a question and get a response, “krichie@stacyDraper August 6th http://bit.ly/OFsrN”.

    Other times twitter can be a pain with all the “Look at me” posts, this time it worked out pretty good.

     

    Thanks Keith,

    Stacy

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  • An invitation to Google Wave Developer Sandbox

    So I just got an email about Google wave.  Basically it was a URL sending me to a Google docs form where I entered what I would like my user name to be and stuff like that.  It says in a few days that I should get some additional information.

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  • I guess Telligent is not free for community any more

    After some careful deliberation I decided to put www.sfspug.com on Telligent’s community server.  I knew they were coming out with a new version soon and I thought it would be good because then I could see the older version and migrate to the newer one.  What I hadn’t counted on was that they wouldn’t have a new community server community edition.  Well I went to the site and I couldn’t find it.  So I went to the Tellignet’s contact page and I indicated that I couldn’t find the free version like I had before.  Below is the email dialog where they answered and said they don’t have a free version.  I asked them how much it is and they didn’t respond at all.  My feeling is when you ask, “How much is it” and they can’t answer that in a short simple sentence then there’s a problem:

    How much is ...

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  • Intellisense, Reflection and namespace.xml

    So here I was working on a project that required me to look at existing .DLLs and figure out what objects, constructors, methods and properties there were.  I’m also required to return some friendly data, like the stuff you get from intellisense in Visual Studio.  I thought this was all done via System.Reflection and you can get some of it, but the friendly content just isn’t there.

    After spending a ton of time looking through the System.Reflection members and looking again and looking through google and even bing I couldn’t figure out how to to get the summary and other information from the .dll using reflection.  It’s because it’s not in there.  Talk about trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip!  Where it is is in an XML document that is shipped with the Project Properties Showing the checkbox for teh XML documentation fileDLL.  It has the same name as the .DLL just with an .XML extension instead ...

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