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Getting the original display name for an internal name

Bil Simser posted on a problem with CAML where he mentioned reverse engineering the internal field name to the original display name that created it.  I had to do just this thing for one of migration utilities.  Here’s the code (C#): // Fixup an internal name back to the regular way that it should be […]

Quick Tip: Don’t forget Outlook’s ability to display a web page for a folder

While working with a client recently we were discussing the issues with the Exchange web parts that are shipped as a part of SPS.  (This spawned the development on the new Exchange web parts, see my previous post.) However, we came to the conclusion that it might be too small to include some email items […]

Beta Opportunities

I’ve got a series of web part packs and utilities of various sorts that I have on my radar to release in the next few months.  As I’m getting geared up for that, I’d like to see if anyone would be interested in doing some beta testing.  Here’s what’s on the plate short term… SharePoint […]

Four steps for reducing project risk

Risks in a project are inevitable. However, carefully collecting, evaluating, prioritizing, and controlling risks can increase the chances of success for your next project. Whether it’s small or large, complex or simple, every project has risk. It’s our job as managers to do our best to not only minimize the risk in our projects but […]

Submission — Anti-Virus Software

I broke down today and bought Anti-Virus software for the primary computer that I use.  I’ve had anti-virus software on customer computers, my son’s computer, and my wife’s computer.  The reason I didn’t have it on the computer that I work on is because I think it’s an unnecessary evil.  If you’re suspicious and careful […]

Of Chickens and Eggs

While working with a client yesterday we were discussing the idea of having email (or parts of your email) as a window in SharePoint.  They were discussing how the limited space made things difficult while simultaneously discussing how it was important to have a one stop experience for the portal.  Then the comment came up […]

Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Deployment

The deployment role is a role that is often overlooked much to the pain of the users. The actions of this role are the final step before being able to hand over the code to the users for their first real road test of the solution. It is the deployment person who can have the […]