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Eval VM for SharePoint 2010 RTM now available

A virtual machine for the RTM 2010 wave of product releases is now available for download: 2010...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/12/2010

New Eval Guides for SharePoint 2010

We published evaluation guides for SharePoint 2010 at the conference a few weeks ago. Reading these...

Author: BenHickman Date: 11/02/2009

How To Automatically Changing Permissions in a Doc Lib

Or, how do you get Item-Level Permissions settings for a document library? This frequently comes up...

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/05/2009

SharePoint Designer Workflows – what user identity?

When a SharePoint Designer (SPD) workflow runs, it runs in the context of the workflow initiator....

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/04/2009

Secondary Workflow Example in SharePoint Designer

I recently built a prototype to show how SharePoint and SharePoint Designer workflows can be used to...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/26/2009

Content Query Web Part example

I recently got deeper into using the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) than I had in a while and learned...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/22/2009

Accessing columns in the User Information List

I was recently asked how to programmatically retrieve custom fields from the User Information List...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/22/2009

One Part of Microsoft.com now running on SharePoint

Yesterday http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint converted over to SharePoint and Silverlight. It’s...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/21/2009

SharePoint Server 2010 announced

I will need to switch from saying SharePoint 14 to SharePoint 2010 now. Details of the announcement...

Author: BenHickman Date: 04/15/2009

New Capabilities for SharePoint

Today we announced the ESP for SharePoint product that provides high end search capabilities within...

Author: BenHickman Date: 02/10/2009

New SharePoint for Developers Ramp Up Training

As part of the MSDN Ramp Up training program, there is now a track for SharePoint Developers:...

Author: BenHickman Date: 11/12/2008

SharePoint Guidance from Patterns & Practices

The Patterns & Practices group at Microsoft has just released SharePoint Guidance documents....

Author: BenHickman Date: 11/07/2008

New Home for Ben Hickman's Blog

If you got a slew of RSS feed updates today it's because I moved my blog over to MSDN. I've moved...

Author: BenHickman Date: 11/06/2008

Office 14 for the Web

Yesterday at the PDC2008 conference, we announced Office 14 for the Web. There is a great Channel 9...

Author: BenHickman Date: 10/29/2008

Good SharePoint Designer Book

It's good to see some SharePoint Designer books starting to appear. Even though I use Visual Studio...

Author: BenHickman Date: 10/01/2008

Content Rating for MOSS Released on CodePlex

I just found out that a Content Rating solution for MOSS 2007 was released to CodePlex earlier this...

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/24/2008

SharePoint Licensing Info

I gave an overview presentation last week on SharePoint for Internet and extranet sites. During the...

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/17/2008

SharePoint Firestarter Recordings

The recordings of the SharePoint Firestarter event that I presented at last week are now online:...

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/17/2008

New Portland User Group Web site

I am very happy to announce that the kind folks at Netropole have created and host a site for the...

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/17/2008

June 2008 PSUG Meeting

For June we have a great presentation from James Curry, an instructor with Mindsharp. We also have a...

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/17/2008

SharePoint and Web 2.0 Developer Event

Very late notice, but I am presenting at a great day long event on SharePoint & Web 2.0...

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/06/2008

Now Here's a T-Shirt

"My WebPart can beat up your server control." Warms the heart of a SharePoint Developer.

Author: BenHickman Date: 06/02/2008

Released: MOSS Search Connectors for FileNet and Documentum

We have released indexing connectors for IBM FileNet and EMC Documentum for crawling and returning...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/30/2008

May Portland SharePoint User Group Meeting

We had a great SharePoint user group meeting this week here in Portland, OR. Jason Noble from...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/29/2008

SharePoint for .NET Developers webcast series

Starting tomorrow, there is a 10-part webcast series led by two SharePoint MVPs: Robert Bogue and...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/19/2008

Master Page development presentation at May 28 user group

I am very excited to announce that we will have Jason Noble from Neudesic presenting on Master Page...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/15/2008

Here is another public Internet site running MOSS, www.numonyx.com. The search implementation...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/14/2008

Routing Documents in Records Center

I recently was asked if the record routing rules in Records Center support inheritance relationships...

Author: BenHickman Date: 05/13/2008

Connecting the dots

Here is an MSDN article I co-wrote a looong time ago: ATL Server and Visual Studio .NET...

Author: BenHickman Date: 04/15/2008