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Own A Piece of the ‘Titans Of SharePoint’
Today and today only is your chance to own a piece of SharePoint history and show your support for those people who make your SharePoint life just a little bit more tolerable every day. Without these guys we wouldn’t be putting down those razor blades at night. We’d actually turn in those applications to McDonalds or just curl up into the fetal position under our desk and suck our thumbs. These ‘Titans of SharePoint’ give us hope that someone can actually comprehend all this crap and make it accessible ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:10 PM

SharePoint Designer – A definite Maybe
Good news! Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! Bad news! Starting April 1st SharePoint Designer will be free! I have a love / hate relationship with SharePoint Designer, but I have always been quick to defend it to those developers out there who think it is Satan’s offspring. Although I’m sure some of Dark Lord’s minions had their hand in designing some of SharePoint’s quirks, I’m fairly certain SharePoint Designer is not quite that evil. It does however attempt to spread mayhem. ......

Posted On Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:19 PM

SharePoint VM – Just Do It
There’s a woot-off going on today ( So, I’m feeling the need to be clever in my post and maybe do it as lyrics to a song? Can I be that annoying? By the way, if you don’t know what Woot is, please leave now. :) So, stop.. Collaborate and listen… Just kidding, would not force you to endure Vanilla Ice again. Where was I? Oh yes, SharePoint VM’s. If you are anything like me (and God help you if you are), the first time you heard about development in SharePoint you thought it was ......

Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:49 AM

InfoPath – Some Need-To-Know Information
We are using InfoPath with SharePoint more and more in our organization. Anyone who has dealt with InfoPath knows there’s a lot of nice functionality there, but it can also be a pain to work with. I ran across a couple of issues I was finally able to resolve and wanted to spare you guys the same pain I went through. 1. Installing a Code Signing Certificate on an InfoPath form If you want to really take advantage of what InfoPath can do (get user information, pre-populate fields with external data, ......

Posted On Friday, March 13, 2009 12:52 PM

Everything I know about SharePoint FBA
I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to figure out exactly what I can and can’t do with FBA in SharePoint and thought I’d write a quick blog about my experiences. It turns out there are a couple of hurdles you’ll have to overcome that at first might not be obvious. Setting Up FBA in SharePoint First of all you need to set up your SharePoint Environment to use FBA. There are several decent blogs and articles out there about this, so rather than reinvent the wheel here are a couple to choose from: ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 11, 2009 8:46 AM

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