Monthly Archives: April 2009

Next Version of Sharepoint will be known as Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010…. no more MOSS

Microsoft took the name “OFFICE” out from Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) for next version to avoid confusion for customers. The new official name of  Sharepoint 14 will be MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT SERVER 2010

Read the exclusive updates from microsoft sharepoint team blog


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Code Snippet: How to get client machine name?

I had a requirement to get client’s machine name   using smartpart user control in sharepoint . i have tried number of methods but unfortunately those show server name only.

here  is the code which works fine.

Dim host As  System.Net.IPHostEntry

host = System.Net.Dns.GetHostEntry(Request.ServerVariables.Item(“REMOTE_HOST”)) 

Dim strComputerName As String = host.HostName

label1.text= strComputerName

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Posted by on April 15, 2009 in ASP.NET, Code Snippets, Tips & Tricks


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Backup and Restore Strategies in MOSS 2007 by Sahil Malik

Here is a very informative article for MOSS  administrators about Backup and Restore in MOSS 2007.

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Posted by on April 13, 2009 in administration, Backup/Restore


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Working with large lists in Office SharePoint Server 2007

A Sharepoint single list should not have more than 2,000 items per list container. A container in this case means the root of the list, as well as any folders in the list — a folder is a container because other list items are stored within it. Maximum number of items supported in a list with recursive folders is 5 million items….(Content Source:

Here is  a white paper provided by  Microsoft. worth reading….Read/Download:Working with large lists in Office SharePoint Server 2007(White Paper)


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When you try to attach a file in a custom form on the Web site in WSS 3.0- Error Message: “This form was customized not working with attachment”

When i tried to attach a file in custom list form(CustomNewForm.aspx) i got an error message :“This form was customized not working with attachment”

 This is a know issue. here is a smart workaround for this

  1. Download and install Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB951695)
  2. Then follow this article
  3. Voila!  it works  fine for me.

SLAM! SharePoint List Association Manager to define relationships (one to one, one to many, many to many)

Today i have seen an amazing stuff in codeplex which is very useful for developers who is struggling to define relationships (one to one, one to many, many to many) between SharePoint lists (or Content Types).

Here is a demo video  about SLAM..

Download the SLAM  from here


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ASP.NET MVC 1.0 released

ASP.NET MVC is a free, fully supported, Microsoft product that enables developers to easily build web applications using a model-view-controller pattern.  ASP.NET MVC provides a “closer to the metal” web programming option for ASP.NET.  It enables full control over HTML markup and URL structure, and facilitates unit testing and a test driven development workflow…..(text soure:

to know more about ASP.NET MVC, have a look at Scott Gu’s blog here….

Here is an amazing must see video by Scott Hanselman (No slides. Just code. Start with File|New and build a real Web site with ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Authentication, Authorization, MVC, Microsoft SQL Server and jQuery in sixty-five minutes or less)

 Creating with Microsoft ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC)

ASP.NET MVC Overview

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Posted by on April 7, 2009 in ASP.NET, New Releases, Video