Tagged: Tips & Tricks


Building Media Indexing and Analysis Solutions for Law Enforcement on Azure Government

Introduction In the law enforcement community, the number of media assets continue to grow by the day. From video captured from body worn cameras as well as audio recordings captured from 911 call dispatch and prison inmate phone calls, the prevalence of media assets within the law enforcement community is becoming a critical business asset to improving the quality of law enforcement services and business processes necessary to keep our communities safe. Law enforcement media...


HOWTO customize application pages in the layouts folder in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007

I often get a number of questions from developers who want to know how to apply their own customizations to the application pages that ship as a part of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.  Well, apparently, I'm not alone as we've just recently released a KB article that describes the process and addresses many frequently asked questions on how to perform these customizations in a manner that is supported by Microsoft....


Helpful tip on Virtual Machine Configuration using Virtual PC

I'd been racking my brain trying to remember the configuration steps for configuring a Virtual PC -based VM that's running as a Domain Controller (with DNS enabled) to access the internet.  I've done this many times in the past and just couldn't remember the steps.  This is a tricky thing because with a DC, DNS is also installed, therefore if you run your VM on say…your corporate network, and you have DNS enabled, then the DNS...


SharePoint Object Model “Hidden Gems”

I was recently presented a scenario by a gentleman who wanted more control over a MOSS 2007 site, list, and item settings.  He wanted to essentially “track” changes that were made to these artifacts within a given site collection.  In addition, he wanted to know the type of change that occured. SPListEventReceiver or SPWebEventReceiver you might suggest?  Not quite the solution here.  One of the “hidden gems” within the SharePoint object model is the SPChange class. ...


Giving a Mapped Drive .NET FullTrust

Found an interesting post on Chris Sells' blog that talks about how to grant FullTrust to mapped network drives. The following is taken from his great post: When attempting to load a VS.NET project from a Network Drive (like Z:) you may receive the following error The project location is not trused. Running the application may result in security exceptions when it attemps to perform actions which require full trust What's happening is that VS...

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