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SharePoint Conference Keynote with Bill Clinton

Writing to you today from the mid-front of the room at Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014, where Bill Clinton is about to deliver the keynote. As the clock ticks the embargoes are over and reports...

How to get your SharePoint dog to hunt.

[In response to a question on #SPYAM I wrote this update of an article form 2010 titled " The Relative Effort of SharePoint 2010 vs. 2007 ." -Eli.] SharePoint is the best demo-ware ever, and that is...

Starting a User Group

At this year's SharePoint Conference there was an active Community Zone where people could learn more about user groups, MVPs, and current events in the SharePoint community. I answered questions in t...

Recent SharePoint 2010 Books [CanCon]

Here in Canada, and particularly in south Ontario we're lucky to have an exceptionally strong SharePoint community. With the publication this month of Ruven Gotz's Practical SharePoint 2010 Informatio...

SharePoint Summit 2012 - Thank you!

Thanks to Danny, Reza, all the speakers and the rest of the team for hosting another great SharePoint conference in Toronto. Also a shout-out to the SharePoint Blues Band for putting on a great show T...

Revisiting an 8 year old post on cookies and opt-in

Common Sense and Opt-In: http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard/archive/2003/05/08/6680.aspx Eight years ago I wrote a brief piece on cookie management proposing that preferences be remembered by default w...

Thoughts on SharePoint Application Pools, Recycling and "JIT Lag"

What are Application Pools? Application Pools are a .NET construct, and each pool represents an instance of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) executing managed .NET code. Each application pool in IIS ...

Toronto SharePoint Camp 2011 - Thank-you!

The 5th Annual Toronto SharePoint Camp was last Saturday and it was another terrific success. Thanks to the TSPUG executive committee and the small army of volunteers who made it happen, and to the sm...

SharePoint 2010 Workflow for Multiple Items (Architecture)

I had the question today of whether SharePoint 2010 supports workflow on multiple items, since Groove's workflow apparently supported multiple items and that model disappeared when Groove Workspaces w...

Drag and Drop for SharePoint

Fellow Infusionite Oguz Demirel just published a super-cool CodePlex feature that makes any SharePoint library drag-and-droppable, introducing: Drag & Drop for SharePoint . The Codeplex page has s...

How to: Build a Server Core Domain Controller

When I started putting together my standard virtual machines for development and demonstrating SharePoint 2010, I wanted to have a domain controller that I could share and use for any new image. That ...

This weekend: SharePoint Saturday Toronto

Wow, this Saturday offers 21 sessions in 3 tracks, all for free . Given the billable rate of this speaker list, this has to be the best bargain you'll see for a while. And I'm going to go ahead and re...

Fix available to protect SharePoint servers from ASP.NET vulnerability

Today the fix shipped to remedy a cryptographic ASP.NET vulnerability. The update is listed as Important , and it is strongly recommended that this security update be applied to all IIS servers includ...

How to protect SharePoint servers from the ASP.NET vulnerability

On Friday an ASP.NET vulnerability was announced at an Argentine security conference, Microsoft posted Security Advisory 2416728 within a few hours, and by early Saturday morning Scott Guthrie describ...

The relative effort of SharePoint 2010 vs. 2007

SharePoint 2007 was the best demo-ware ever. Its like going to the pet store and seeing a great dog that does backflips all kinds of tricks and it really is a smart dog and it does all those tricks ...

Register Today for the Toronto SharePoint Camp: Saturday, March 20

The third annual Toronto SharePoint Camp will deliver over 20 sessions by the best Canadian and international SharePoint experts on a wealth of topics. Whether you're a developer, server administrator...

Toronto SharePoint Camp 2010 - Call for Speakers

The third annual Toronto SharePoint Camp is scheduled for March 20, 2010 . To be considered, please read the Call for Speakers ( attached to this post , below) and submit your abstract(s) using the fo...

How to Build a SharePoint 2010 Development Machine (Part I)

I was going to hold off on posting this until the public beta drops, but anyone preparing for the drop will want to get the right hardware, OS and optionally virtualization in place now. Then when the...

Tonight: First looks at SharePoint 2010

First Looks at Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Presented by Savash Alic , Principal Specialist SharePoint TSP, Microsoft Canada Join us for a special live meeting on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 wh...

SharePoint Testing Strategies

Someone recently asked about test plans and how to test components during development so you can be comfortable they'll perform well when hosted on large farms. The short answer is that you want to cr...

Controlling SharePoint 2010 Deployment in VS 2010

The default experience when you press F5 in Visual Studio 2010 is to Create, Build, Package and Deploy your solution, all at once, automagically, pretty cool. As long as you don't want to control that...

Extending SharePoint 2010 tooling in Visual Studio 2010

Extensibility points Already had: Macros, add-ins and packages New extensions based on MEF VSIX model simplifies distribution and deployment VSIX Package A zip package Contains am .XML manifest Instal...

Announcing the Mississauga SharePoint User Group

Look out TSPUG, there's a new user group in town! Led by Ray Outair, all the pieces are finally in place and the first meeting is: This Monday from 6 to 8:30 at Microsoft Canada's Mississauga office !...

At the SharePoint Conference! (includes keynote announcements)

I'm in Las Vegas this week for the SharePoint Conference , where today marks a new era for everything SharePoint. And with the fantastic rate of growth in the use of SharePoint, that means that today ...

Eli's SharePoint 2010 Resources

SharePoint 2010 Resources: The Beta Version Bookmark this page! Today we're still in "pre-release" mode, some come back and watch us grow. Between the SharePoint Conference 2009 and the public beta ...

SharePoint Web Part Error: "Could not load the required type"

Solution: Declare the class public. I mean seriously, you missed that? More surprising than not getting any hits for this message on Bing or Google is not catching the problem myself for the past [ins...

Building and Packaging SharePoint Solutions

In my last post I described a strategy for: Planning SharePoint Solution Packages . In this post we'll construct a sample solution template, use that template to construct a real solution, package thi...

Toronto SharePoint Saturday coming up July 11, 2009

If you havent registered yet for Toronto SharePoint Saturday then you ONLY have a couple days left until the event. The schedule has been posted on the site and can be downloaded directly: SPS TO Sche...

Eli's SharePoint 2007 Resources

What's Here Welcome to my list of SharePoint 2007 Resources! This is a hub for SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Resources with two advantages: All resources are hand-picked and vetted for quality, and each...

Planning SharePoint Solution Packages (WSPs)

SharePoint architects and developers often wonder how best to design solution packages for long-term ease of use, especially through upgrade cycles. In a survey of SharePoint developers I found a rang...

Preview: The practical limits of people and SharePoint

I'm in Montreal for SharePoint Summit 2009, thinking about the session I'm delivering on Tuesday afternoon. The goal is to distill all the useful knowledge that you won't learn anywhere else, or at th...

TSPUG Tonight: Workflow, K2 and Twitter

Attendees of the Wednesday March 25 edition of the Toronto SharePoint User Group will navigate the wonders of Document Life Cycle in SharePoint using K2 BlackPearl.  Our own Bill Brockbank will v...

First Looks: Visual Studio 2010 tooling for SharePoint

Via Soma: Sharepoint tools support in Visual Studiohttp://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2009/02/19/sharepoint-tools-support-in-visual-studio.aspxIn the screenshots, note the .package and .feature f...

Reminder TSPUG Tonight: SharePoint Solutions and Automating the Build

The topic for tonight was suggested during the most recent Toronto SharePoint camp - How to structure SharePoint solutions in Visual Studio, and automate the build and WSP generation. Building SharePo...

Infusion's Falcon Eye for Surface goes to the Superbowl

This came through internally on Friday from fellow Infusionite Kartik Subramani. Congrats to everyone involved! About three weeks ago, Infusion was asked to produce a demo of a security application fo...

The Toronto SharePoint Camp Kicked Ass

A giant shout-out to the organizing committee, volunteers, sponsors and attendees of this years Toronto SharePoint Camp, what a great day! Chairman Bill Brockbank was pretty raspy (and full of Buckley...

Best Free SharePoint Downloads - updated

http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard/archive/2008/12/13/the-best-free-sharepoint-downloads.aspxI've added full descriptions to this living post to explain why these are the greatest downloads since O12 i...

The Best Free SharePoint Downloads

This post will continue to be maintained to contain the best free utilities and downloads available for WSS and SharePoint 2007. It's starting fairly raw; the plan is that over time descriptions will ...

SharePoint for Lunch with Joel Oleson: Thanks Everyone!

I just got back from the Toronto SharePoint User Group's year-end holiday party and it was a pretty excellent experience. First to thank our meeting sponsors: Quest Software and Nonlinear Creations fo...

TSPUG "SharePoint for Lunch" with Joel Oleson, this Friday!

Joel Oleson joins the Toronto SharePoint User Group this Friday at 12:00 noon! Where: Spring Rolls, 693 Yonge Street (near Yonge & Bloor) When: Friday, December 12, 2008 from 11:50 to 1:30 What: A...

The Best Books for SharePoint Developers

Customers often ask "what are the best books for SharePoint programmers?" and while there are a few good lists (like AC's) none contain all my favourites so I'm starting fresh. Essential Books for...

Secret Strategies for Successful SharePoint at the Toronto .NET User Group, Dec. 9, 2008

'Tis the season for hardcore SharePoint. I'll be doing a presentation for the Toronto .NET User Group with the understated title: Secret Strategies of Successful SharePoint Projects. This is a two-par...

TSPUG November 19: SharePoint and Silverlight

Our next Toronto SharePoint Usergroup Meeting will take place next Wednesday, November 19, 2008. This months speaker,  Sean Hopen (New Toronto Group), will give a tour of the development process ...

Mark your calendars, January 24th is the Toronto SharePoint Camp

Today we confirmed that Saturday, January 24th is the date of the 2nd Annual Toronto SharePoint Camp! For a second year, I'd like to thank Manulife Financial Corporation for generously providing the f...

New Online SharePoint 2007 Development Training!

Today Microsoft's Ramp Up program launched a new track: SharePoint for Developers, Part I. This is a free, online, community-based program that only requires a Live ID to sign up and dig in.I worked t...

New Article: Capabilities Required for Successful SharePoint

Paragraph 1: "Successful deployment of SharePoint is no different than any other corporate strategy or project, only the moving pieces change. The goals remain consistency, scalability, and success b...

TSPUG October 22 Meeting: Distributed SharePoint Deployments

Our next Toronto SharePoint User Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2008.  This months speaker Jeffrey Wolff, Technical Director, Infonic, will discuss the benefits of deploy...

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SharePoint Security: Hard limits and recommended practices

This summarizes the hard limits and recommended guidance for Groups, Access Control Lists (ACLs) and securable objects in SharePoint 2007. Unique list-item permissions per list: 600 to 1000. When you ...

Google Chrome works for SharePoint users, less so for administrators

Today I downloaded and installed the just-released Google Chrome browser, ran it through some preliminary tests with SharePoint 2007 and so far, acceptable but missing a few key things. Chrome support...

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