Author: Lamont

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Extending SharePoint Workflow with Event Sinks – Part 1

It’s of no surprise that the workflow capabilities within SharePoint Portal Server 2003 leaves a lot to be desired.  SharePoint does have decent, but limited, content approval workflow capabilities, however, for large enterprise customers with complex business processes, the limitations of SharePoint’s “out-of-the-box“ content approval flow far outweigh its usefulness.  However, what SharePoint lacks in its out-of-the-box feature set, it makes up with a robust and extensible API. There are many out there who say that in...

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SharePoint Web Parts and SqlClientPermission Errors

If you are developing custom web parts that need to connect to a SQL Server database to retrieve data, you may be confronted with the following error: {"Request for the permission of type System.Data.SqlClient.SqlClientPermission, System.Data, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089 failed." } This is due to SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services implementation of .NET Code Access Security (CAS).  A solution that addresses the aforementioned error is cited below: Locate and open the wss_minimaltrust.config file (NOTE:...

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Community Server Letdown (Reloaded)

It appears that my original post regarding my disappointment in the current beta of Telligent Systems' Community Server solution has sparked a lot of good commentary from bloggers in the community.  And although I've not met him yet, being the class act I'm sure he is, Rob Howard chimed in with his two cents.  As I mentioned in my original post, I knew that those guys are committed to delivering quality product.  I'm glad Rob...

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Community Server Letdown

Over the past couple weeks, I've been playing around with Beta 3 of Telligent Systems open-source "collaboration and knowledge management platform", Community Server, and quite frankly I'm a little disappointed.  Community Server is not so much a v1.0 product as it is a combination of vN.N (where N.N is the latest version) of the 3 products that comprise its application architecture (CS::Forums, CS::Blogs, and CS::Gallery). Because this open-source project has been cooking for some time...

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