Saturday, May 19, 2007

SQL Server “Katmai” to Ship in 2008

The next version of Microsoft SQL Server, which is code-named Katmai, is expected to ship in 2008. Apparently, WinFS (a file storage system) might ship as part of this release. Other things on the vaporware docket include intrinsic support for storing media and other binary formats, better office integration and “more BI thingies.”

Monday, May 14, 2007

CAML query Builder

Chek Patrick Tisseghem's really cool CAML query Builder, free to download for everyone from here

Microsoft APAC SharePoint Conference May 14th - 16th 2007

I am presenting couple of sessions "ARC08 SharePoint Collaboration and Community Tools Tracking, Blogs, Wikis, and More" and "CAB02 Extending MOSS 2007 community features for online websites featuring Hothouse and Mytalk com au" at the Microsoft APAC SharePoint Conference at the Hilton, Sydney Australia. If you are attending this event, please make sure you come along to my session to learn about some cool community feature enhancements we've implemented for this website

Friday, May 04, 2007

Denying access to logged in users (website using forms authentication) to the "_layouts" folder for MOSS websites

You can very easily deny access to all logged in users, to the "_layouts" folder on MOSS 2007 enabled websites by modifying the web.config file and including the following under node:

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I want to eliminate duplicate documents by creating a link in one document library to a document that exists in another document library. How?

I'm glad this question was asked because the answer is a definite yes. One of the new features in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is the ability to extend a document library to support multiple content types. (Content types are groups of settings that you can apply to a category of SharePoint content to help you organize content in a more meaningful way.) One of the built-in content types is Link to a Document. This content type lets you store a title and URL to an existing document in either that document library or a different one.

When you select Link to a Document, you're presented with the appropriate fields to enter the document name and location (URL). After you create a link to another document, the document name will be displayed in your document library and identified with the link icon. You can now access the linked document from this document library.

Microsoft Silverlight goes live

Microsoft's answer to Flash :)
Check this out