Posted by: dkoepke | January 23, 2009

Great article on creating a Virtual dev box for Sharepoint

Check this one out, explains how to create yourself a good virtual box for developing sharepoint on.  Click here to see the article

Posted by: dkoepke | January 5, 2009

CRM Accelerators: eService ( Portal)

This is some pretty cool coding here that is available to CRM users.  We are actually using something similar to this for our authentication on into our Sharepoint Extranet.

Channel 9

Posted by: dkoepke | December 24, 2008

The Millenniums

This is a great segment from 60 mins that helps to try and understand what the new generation in the workforce is becoming.  How they grew up and how they expect things to be when they finally graduate and take jobs.

hmm… interesting.

CBS News 60 Minutes

Posted by: dkoepke | December 19, 2008

Sharepoint 2007 Master pages

Here is some great info on how to skin Sharepoint 2007 for your own look and feel.

Posted by: dkoepke | December 16, 2008

Social Media in the Corporate Environment

More and more now, companies are seeing the need to be part of the social media connection.  Customers interacting with a business on levels that were never before possible.  Interesting to see where this goes in the coming years as we dig ourselves out of a bad economy.  I think that Social Media could play a big part in the recovery.

Click here to view this great article

Posted by: dkoepke | December 5, 2008

Guidance material for Sharepoint architecture

There’s finally a load of guidance material for SharePoint architecture and development – jump over to SharePoint Guidance at the Microsoft patterns & practices Developer Center and take a gander.

Also of interest is the Learning Plan for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server for Developers – Part 1, part of MSDN Ramp Up – a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills.

Similarly, the fine folks at CorasWorks have published a series of Collaborative Application Design Patterns. These aren’t completely married to CorasWorks product lines and solution offerings, so I’m sure you can find room for this in your mental SharePoint toolbox even if you aren’t using their software.

Posted by: dkoepke | November 26, 2008

Sharepoint Security Access Check – Codeplex

SharePoint Security Access Check Codeplex

A colleague of mine just pointed me to this interesting tool …

Quickly check what objects within a Sharepoint site hierarchy a user has access to. The Access Checker Web Part is a Windows Sharepoint Services Web Part, for use within Windows Sharepoint Services v3 and Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007, that displays a tree view showing permissions on objects for a user scoped to a Site hierarchy. It also has a second mode which will show the permission inheritance of objects within a Site hierarchy.

Posted by: dkoepke | November 26, 2008

Mobile Sharepoint pages

You can see MOSS’s out-of-the-box rendering of sharepoint pages for mobile devices by pointing your browser to something like http://[PortalUrl]/[site]/_layouts/mobile/default.aspx
Adding the MobilityRedirect feature to the portal allows a url like http://[PortalUrl]/[site]/m to be used to show these mobile pages. This is enabled with the command:

stsadm -o activatefeature -name MobilityRedirect -URL http://[PortalUrl]/

By default this page is completely plain, and only certain lists are displayed on it. The mobile view pages only show the set of lists within a site that are enabled for mobile access, that is, they have views that are designated as mobile views. (A view is a mobile view if the “MobileView” attribute of its view element in the list type’s schema.xml file is set to “True”.)
Some of the recommended things to think about in regards to Information Storage Policies should include:
• Outline acceptable use of mobile devices.
• Prohibit storage of sensitive information on mobile devices.
• Define what a mobile device is.
• Mobile devices must store all information in encrypted form.
• Mobile devices must be password-protected.
• Establish default permissions for all files on the network.
• Prohibit write-down permissions for company information.
• Information ownership must be assigned.
• Prohibit taking ownership of information without authorization.
Micorsoft have a number of articles on Mobile pages:
• Walkthrough: Customizing a Mobile List View Page –

• Mobile browsers supported by MOSS –

Posted by: dkoepke | November 25, 2008

Sharepoint 2007

I have been working on a Sharepoint implementation for the past 1.5 years for the company I work for Roland DGA.  I will be putting up some screenshots soon and also talking more about what it was that we did and how we did it.

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