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People Picker and fltering by certain AD Groups

I have a scenario where a client wants to filter in the People Picker what AD Groups are available to choose from. For instance, when selecting what AD User/AD Group can be added to an Alert on a ...
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Using Email enabled document libraries in Sharepoint 2007

What do you think of using email-enabled document libraries in SP2007? Is it reliable? secure? or too complicated to get it to work correctly? Also would it accept emails from "anyone" sending to ...
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Penetration testing tool for SharePoint

Does anybody know any good penetration testing tools for SharePoint?
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Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT))

I am getting this error, I have googled it but wanted some direct help as opposed to generic help... help appreciated http://website.ergo.co.uk/Pages/default1.aspx Operation aborted (Exception ...
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Access denied on edit in excel

Has anyone seen an error occur when a user performs the edit in excel action and the user gets an authentication prompt which they can't get past with their correct credentials and then a similar ...
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MOSS User profile database

What populates entries in to MOSS user profile database? I've notice that each time a user creates a mysite it adds an entry to user profile database. Is there any other actions which does the same?...
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Tech-ed Berlin and lack of SharePoint sessions [closed]

Sadly I can't to to SPC. but I did get a ticked to Tech-ed. But i'm sad by the lack of SharePoint sessions. Do you think we will get anymore or is the session list now complete? Is the SharePoint ...
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What are you most excited to see at SPC? [closed]

What topics are you most excited to see at the SharePoint Conference (2009)? For me, I am curious to see how the developer story is playing out as well as the good conversation with folks around ...
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Any way to automate permission level creation?

We have a need to create three custom permission levels for each site collection that's provisioned. The manual process is tedious and introduces possibilities of human error. What are the options ...
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clscompliance parser error when adding web part in webpartzone zonetemplate

I am adding a web part directly into a zonetemplate in a page layout. When i insert a custom web part that has a web part property of type uint, i get an YSOD server error: Parser Error ...
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How are you doing automated testing?

One area that I have always found a challenge is being able to get my automated builds (in whatever guise, MSBuild Nant etc) to deploy the created solution (WSP) to a remote machine, install and test ...
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SharePoint Migration from Dev to Live

I am going to be in the process of taking my dev site and putting it on live. Just wondering if there is anything I need to be aware of or any tips/software to do so?
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How Fast Will People Migrate to SharePoint 2010? [closed]

I'll be the pessimist on this one: I don't expect the enterprise organizations I know to do anything for at least a year after launch, if not longer. (This in one of the reasons I thought my jQuery ...
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When to use Custom Site Definitions… and not

Its an old battle between ITpro and developer. ITpros hate them due to upgrade issues, devs like the freedom it gives them without having to do house cleaning with feature stapling. What is your ...
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How best to handle metadata lookup?

I have a query regarding how I should best handle uploading documents into SharePoint (currently WSS) where the Taxonomy asks for client code for all documents. The problem I have is that we have say ...
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64 bit vs. 32 bit - Significantly longer time to attach the debugger

Since switching to a 64-bit dev environment on Sharepoint 2007, I've noticed it takes orders or magnitude longer to attach the Visual Studio debugger to the OOTB SharePoint assemblies and my custom ...
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Quick steps to making SharePoint 2007 cross-browser sexy

Most of the time when starting a new SharePoint intranet project, I get the comment "oh, looks like SharePoint". This is never said in a positive and excited manner! The default looks and themes are ...
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Profile Sync doesn't filter to all users on all sites

A changed email address or name (or any other profile property) on AD does not filter through to all the users across all site collections. We have a suspicion that if a users permissions are not ...
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Has anyone optimized the front-end (css/javascript files) of a SharePoint site

So it seems to be that Sharepoint's front-end optimization is non-existant. For example, http://dfs.us.dell.com/Pages/DFSHomePage.aspx, according to YSlow, is serving up 14 separate JavaScript files, ...
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stsadm migrateuser: The user does not exist or is not unique

I'm running: stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin "domain1\user" -newlogin "domain2\user" -ignoreidhistory and getting the error "The user does not exist or is not unique". The users exist in both ...
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SharePoint Logger

What's your favorite logger when creating SharePoint apps ? I'm using log4net for ex. but I want to know what other software programmers use when building all type of sharepoint apps and why ?!.
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SharePoint Layered Architecture App

Do you use enterprise layer architecture when creating SharePoint solutions ? Can you give me a codeplex.com/other site project as example, where I can find a layered design ? (Interface/BL/DAL)
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Why is Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.dll copied in my project?

When working on a VS project that involves referencing Microsoft.SharePoint.dll, building the project causes Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.dll to be copied to my bin folder. Why is this? Okay, maybe it'...
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Feedback on Kivati [closed]

I would like to have your feedback on Kivati Composite Application Management. Does somebody have experience with it? Is it worth it? Site : Kivati
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Launching a successful intranet site

I'm launching a SharePoint intranet site in a couple of weeks time. What can I do to ensure it is successful from Day 1? (My role is as SharePoint developer/admin but I will make recommendations to ...
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Working in a team of multiple SharePoint developers

In a team of multiple developers, what is the best way to set up the development environment? Does everyone have their own complete install of SharePoint, or share content databases, or something ...
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List of SharePoint development tools [closed]

What tools do you consider essential in your SharePoint development toolkit? One answer per tool please so the community can vote!
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Moving a WebPart to a different zone on a page

How do I programmatically move a WebPart from one zone to another on a page? I have multiple sites that I want to loop through each site and update the page.
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How do I allow users to change their password (ASP.NET membership)

I've an ASP.Net membership database (extranet) site set up, but users have no way to change their passwords.How can this be accomplished?
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Delegate Control Tutorial/Walk-through

Where is a good overview or walk-through of creating delegate controls in SharePoint?
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What are the critical success factors to pulling off an SP Community event like SharePoint Saturday?

With most of my experience being in vendor driven events, I am wondering what everyone thought the critical success factors are for running community driven event such as a SharePoint Saturday (ie. ...
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Updating connection for BDC to a different SQL Server

Is there a way other than exporting the BDC definition, changing the xml, and re-importing the definition to change the connection for the BDC application to a different server. We are setting up a ...
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Multiple solutions using shared DLLs can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted

Problem: Multiple solutions using shared dll's can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted. Example: You have a web part helper dll used by all your web part code. If you retract a ...
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ASP.Net WebPart or SharePoint WebPart

This is an almost religious question; what are your preferred base classes for building WebParts in SharePoint? Are you using the ASP.NET WebPart (System.Web.dll) or the SharePoint WebPart (Microsoft....
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VSeWSS vs WSPBuilder vs STSDEV for WSS 3.0 / SharePoint 2007 development

What are your personal experiences with using these tools? I tried VSeWSS when it first came out and was frustrated by it. Each new version has been the same for me but for different reasons. ...
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What is SharePoint? Explaining to the business layperson [closed]

SharePoint crosses many boundaries! Just to name a few broad topics: collaboration public web sites (CMS) data access via the BDC How would you explain what SharePoint is to the business layperson?
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Connect a List (Calendar, Task) with Outlook Results in an Outlook Error 0x8000FFFF

When I try to connect a list (Tasks, Calendar) to Outlook via 'Action' -> 'Connect to Outlook' the connection is created. Outlooks asks to add the list, but the synchronization fails with: Task ‘...
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MOSS Custom IRM protector in C#

I need to develop a custom IRM protector for MOSS. There are very few documentation on this and all of them are in VC++. Can a custom IRM protector be developed in C#? If so where can I find samples ...
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SharePoint 2007 on Server R2 Core

Has anyone tried to configure SharePoint 2007 on Windows Server R2 CORE?
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RunWithElevatedPrivileges - Usage recommendations

I have a strong gut feeling that using SharePoint's RunWithElevatedPrivileges should be avoided like the plague, but need to convince some others as to exactly why. Here's what I have. Spawns a new ...
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Recommended resources for SharePoint Developer beginners

What resources would you recommend to someone who would like to learn and possibly become a SharePoint Developer?
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SharePoint 2010 books to prepare - dev focus

SharePoint 2010 is going to bring a lot of new technologies to SharePoint developers such as Linq and Silverlight that we may not have touched before. What are your recommended dev books to read to ...
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What features are you most looking forward to in SharePoint 2010?

I am personally looking forward to seeing what people can create with the Client Object Model. One answer per post please
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SharePoint Document Libraries - “Date Created” field

I have a request from a SharePoint user to show the "Date Created" column in her Document Library. Trouble is, I cannot find a way to show the date of when the Document was added to the library. ...
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Export/Import a SharePoint List/Document Library

I'd like to be able to export/import (or backup/restore) lists and document libraries only, with versioning and access rights. If it is a custom list (deployed via feature), I understand that the ...
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Renaming Title Column in SharePoint List Definition

I am defining a custom list content type for SharePoint (using VSeWSS 1.3 and schema.xml). I want to change the display name of the default title field ('Title') to 'Serial Number': <Fields> ...
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Get Search Results from second SharePoint Farm

I have two different SharePoint farms, one with tons of sites and lots content and one that is primarily a portal site. These farms are in the same Active Directory domain but in different data ...
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When should I Create a Subsite in SharePoint

Recently I got into a position where I need to see a trade off of creating a Subsite in SharePoint. I would like to know what are all the scenario that we need to create a new Sub Site and why ? ...
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Uploading files to SharePoint containing the ampersand character

I'm trying to upload files and folders to a library using SharePoint Designer 2007 (on a WSS 3.0 SharePoint site). It's giving me an error when I try to upload empty folders or folders that have an &...
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What are you doing to prepare for SharePoint 2010?

What best practices are you following to make sure that the eventual release of SPS 2010 doesn't cause major rewrites of your applications?

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