Monthly Archives: October 2005

Finding and Editing SharePoint Styles (Using the IE Dev Toolbar)

I just found a new way to use the Internet Explorer Dev Toolbar thanks to Renaud (aka Stramit). Oddly I had never seen the “select by click” option. For those of you using the IE Dev Toolbar to figure out … Continue reading

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SharePoint: Site Templates, Site Definitions and Themes Explained

SharePoint uses site definitions, site templates and themes for customization. While there are similarities in each, they are all very different and very powerful in their own right. Understanding each of these is key to customizing SharePoint. SharePoint Themes Difficult … Continue reading

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Free Copies of Visual Studio 2005 at MSDN Launch Events in Canada

I have read this announcement a few times but I am still having trouble believeing my eyes. From Mark Relph’s Weblog: “From the blogs we have heard several questions regarding the distribution of software at the events. We know that … Continue reading

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Dilbert Blog

It only makes sense that the creator of the ultimate “That is so much like my life” comic has started to blog. Scott Adams is now posting to the Dilbert blog and I already love it. This post almost made … Continue reading

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If you have installed a previous (beta) version of VS 2005

If you have installed a previous copy of Visual Studio 2005 I highly recommend reading Dan Fernandez’s blog on the automatic uninstall tool. It’s highly recommended that you install the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005 on a clean machine. … Continue reading

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SharePoint Customization: Customizing The Quick Launch Bar

I have been in email conversation today with someone on SharePoint Portal Server 2003 customization. The conversation quickly turned to the limitations of SharePoint’s architecture in regards to a more friendly CSS based layout. I decided rather than limiting the … Continue reading

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Customizing SharePoint Portal Server 2003

I recieve a fair number of emails asking about SharePoint Portal Server 2003 customization. Here is the readers digest version on one possible way to go about things. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 uses OWS.CSS MENU.CSS and SPS.CSS by default. If … Continue reading

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New Xbox Site and Channel 9 360 Video

So after not being able to hit the Xbox.com site for quite a while (I don’t think it was down THAT long but for some reason it was whenever I tried to hit it this past week) – the new … Continue reading

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Dear Internet

Dear Internet, Please stop using the word AJAX, you are driving me crazy! If you just can’t contain yourself from spurting buzzwords at least acknowledge the fact that it’s not the new concept that it’s being played off as. AJAX … Continue reading

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