MSIE 9 - Integrated Authentication

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I’ve just “upgraded” to MSIE 9.0 within the Virtual Machine i use. Within that VM’s, I use a lot of Integrated Authentication, and my sites didn’t authenticate properly anymore. As it turns out, for integrated authentication to work, i had to put my sites in Intranet zone, not in the trusted zone. Having changed that, everything works fine again.

K2's KB001200 release

Since the release of K2 4.5 back in April, it’s been a bit quite of time before we got something new. We’ve seen the K2 components for SharePoint 2010 been release, but that didn’t bring any new functionality to the table. For those who don’t know, it “only” provides the same functionality of the SharePoint 2007 components. This doesn’t mean guys in South Africa have only been watching the worldcup, they’ve been working on a beauty called the 1200 series, which starts with the KB001200 update release.

Creating a K2 Deployment Package from code

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In our current project, we are using Tean Foundation Server to automate our build process. This also means MSI’s are created for every artifact to deploy, eventually using TFS’s functionality to deploy a new msi when the build quality is changed. MSI’s are build in a way so they can be installed from command line without user actions required (unattended installation). So, when we change the build quality of a build it can fully automatically be deployed to a testing environment.

SharePoint Conference Seattle, Day 4

So, the conference has already been finished for a few days. I still have some comments about Day 4 around. IBP302 - Managing the Data in your database using the DataView Web Parts - No Code Needed! This session got my attention because of the No Code Needed and because ‘normally’ data is provided to sharepoint using the BDC. I’ve also used the DataView Web Part to show list data in a different format using XSLT.

SharePoint Conference Seattle, Day 2

Update is a little slow, lots of things to do here, the rest of the days will probably be when i’m back at home :S AG300 - Your data is in SharePoint, Now What? This session was presented by Adam Buenz, he works at the US Navy and had a talk about compliance, records management and audit trails. The session was future extended by another speaker who explained something about IRM in sharepoint.

SharePoint Conference Seattle, Day 1

KeyNote 1 - Bill Gates Today was the first real day of sessions at the SharePoint Conference. It started of with two keynotes, first one was Bill Gates who had the amusing movie about his last day at Microsoft. After that he announced the Microsoft Online Services which you probably have already heard of. You can try the beta too. After that all it was some vision on the future. The 2008 wave is coming and what that will bring.

SharePoint Conference Seattle, Day 0

A small update from Seattle. Today was a very nice day with weather. We went to the space needle and went to the Olympic Statue Park. We also did some shopping and enjoyed the sun even more :) We went shopping with the group and at 18.00hours we checked into the SharePoint conference. There were a lot of people already there. They had check-in lines based on first letter of surname.

SharePoint Conference, the trip and day -1

Day -1? Yes, day -1. We’re already here on Saturday. On Sunday you can check in for the conference so that’s day 0 :) Flight The flight left 13:45 local time which was 40 minutes later due to “heavy winds”. Flight took the normal 10hours and we landed at about 15:00hours local time. There’s a 9 hour difference between Amsterdam and Seattle. Once here, everybody was tired from the trip, and customs was a long wait.

Your VS2005 colors

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So, i’ve been wanting to optimize the colors in VS2005 since i’ll be coding a little more in the comming months. I have a big 24″ wide screen from Dell and all the white light of VS2005 makes me crazy after 8 hours… that sad, just check out this post at! I’m using Zenburn’s schema, it’s nice and darkish. I did change the contrast between colors a bit. In the default theme it is hard to see the difference between some items in VS2005, and that’s what the highlighting is for right?