Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on the Windows Server 2008 June CTP (includes command-line)

P.S.: WSS 3.0 will no longer be included in the box with Windows Server 2008, but as a separate download. The information in this post is no longer current. Check annoucement at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/10/29/wss-3-0-to-be-download-in-windows-server-2008.aspx Windows Server 2008 includes Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 and all its dependencies in the DVD. As documented on TechNet at http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/21e4cc2f-5f0e-4d49-98ed-4e1d1fc852e21033.mspx, explained in a previous…

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SharePoint Application Development: The Process

SharePoint Applications Again  In previous blog posts, I have shared some ideas around SharePoint applications (especially ones without any code), including “Packaging, Deploying and Instantiating SharePoint Applications”, “The risks around SharePoint application deployment” and “The Case for SharePoint Applications”. You can read those from this tag search URL: http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/tags/applications/default.aspx. Now the team that developed the famous…

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Q and A for Collection 5403 – Implementing Microsoft WSS 3.0

In a previous blog post I mentioned an MVP training on Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 based on the eLearning Collection 5403 – Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. I posted the questions I posed at the end of each course in the collection in that previous post, but never published the answers. After a few requests…

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Questions for Collection 5403 – Implementing Microsoft WSS 3.0

As I mentioned previously, I have started an MVP training on Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 based on the eLearning Collection 5403 – Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. During the class, I posted a few questions at the end of each course in the collection. Here are those questions. No answers yet, though 🙂   a)…

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Starting a course on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 for Microsoft MVPs

I will be starting an MVP-targeted course on Implementing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on April 23rd. This is something Microsoft offers to the MVPs and I will be monitoring that class. If you’re interested in the MVP program, there are details at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com. The course uses the Microsoft eLearning, plus discussions via private newsgroups for Q&A. We’re…

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Searching the web for WSS v3 or MOSS 2007 sites

It seems like the latest sport out there is looking for Windows SharePoint Server v3 (WSSv3) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) sites. There are several blogs posts (which quickly become outdated) trying to list all the public sites that are publicly available. For instance, try these: http://www.wssdemo.com/Lists/Resources/Latest.aspx?View={69E3DC23-9C24-47C2-9831-9EDBDA3323C3}&FilterField1=ContentType&FilterValue1=Web%20Site http://blogs.msdn.com/angus_logan/archive/tags/SharePoint/UX+_2800_User+Experience_2900_/default.aspx Now I was playing…

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Integrating SharePoint with other portals and web applications

Introduction  Maybe you’re lucky enough to work for a company that has standardized on SharePoint portals and ASP.NET applications across the board. In that case, you do not need to integrate different types of portals and web applications. For most large corporations, though, there will be many portals and different technologies behind those portals. I am currently…

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MOSS rich text editing from any browser with Telerik’s r.a.d.Editor

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 uses an ActiveX control to provide rich text editing capabilities (actually HTML editing) in several places. Here are a few places where it is leveraged: Multiple-lines-of-text column editor in list item editing Content Editor Web Part Wiki editor in the Wiki template Page Content editor in Publishing templates The…

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List of MOSS 2007 ActiveX controls (created searching the visible code)

I was looking for a list for all ActiveX controls used by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, but it seems like this list is not available at this time. The best references I could find was the SharePoint team blog post on web browser compatibility at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/07/19/671735.aspx, the documentation on browser compatibility at http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/ff6c5b8c-59bd-4079-8f0b-de4f8b4e0a861033.mspx and the…

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Site Directory in MOSS 2007 via a custom Search Scope

In a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, you will likely need to provide your users a list of sites you host. There are a few ways to do this. First, you can leverage the out-of-the-box Site Directory template, coupled with a few settings in Central Admin to force users to select one or two…

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