Geeks With Blogs


My name is David Jacobus I am a former teacher of Computer Science and Mathematics, who is now working full time as a SharePoint Consultant! I have raced off-road motorcycles for 30+ years! I have fallen in love with Glamis and the Dune experience the last few years! My friends like to say: Jake, with age comes the cage! I suppose that is because at Glamis I use a Razor XP 900! Which has a full roll cage!

David Jacobus SharePoint Consultant October 2008 Entries
SharePoint 2007 Site Definitions Part 5
A blog that provides details but not a solution which compiles and installs is not very helpful as there is just too much going on and assumptions about the knowledge of the reader are impossible to make! I have tried to follow many step by step tutorials and had the final product fail because of missing steps or my understanding of the steps! If you add this solution, you must activate the feature stapler at the site collection level prior to creating a new site. If you create a new site collection ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:47 AM

SharePoint 2007 Site Definitions Part 4
ONET.XML Part 4 is the real difference in the site definition we are creating and those offered in many books and blogs. Except for the methodology I am presenting, I haven’t really offered anything new! Today we will start to deviate. The ONET.xml file is fairly simple when you get to using it a few times! The ONET.XML file I am proposing is very simple and not much in it except for some OOTB xml and the only thing that will change in this instance is adding all the features we have created and ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2008 4:59 PM

SharePoint 2007 Site Definitions Part 3
List Definitions Using SharePoint Solutions Generator 2008 1. Start SharePoint Solutions Generator a. Create List Definition b. The two custom lists are Internal Contact (Custom list) and Tasks (Custom View) c. Hit defaults’ to finish d. VS 2008 Solutions Generator will provide a link to the generated solution 2. Create two Feature folders in the WSPBuilder Solution a. Tasks b. InternalContacts 3. Copy the two folders created by the Solutions Generator into these folders 4. Notice the custom view ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2008 3:32 PM

SharePoint 2007 Site Definitions Part 2
I spend some time over the last weeks reverse engineering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 and with the help of a few bloggers who really did much of the investigations I just validated them. I’ll allude to these as we develop the site definition. In WSPBuilder when creating a project the tool behind the scenes parses the 12 hive and creates entries in a solution manifest file corresponding to these entries. I won’t go into the details and they aren’t ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2008 12:21 PM

SharePoint 2007 Site Definitions Part 1 (Basics)
For the last 1 1/2 years I have browsed and used content from hundreds of blogs that I have researched in the performance of my position as a SharePoint developer. I have needed to do this as SharePoint 2007 has many books which have shallow dives into the API only a few offer insights into “Best Practices” and the best way to accomplish SharePoint customizations. This blog entry is some pay back for all those bloggers whom I have used to ensure successful engagements. In the last 16 months I have ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2008 11:36 AM

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