Posts made in October, 2009

How to setup XP Mode on Windows 7

Posted by on Oct 27, 2009 in Virtualisation, Windows 7

Windows 7 was just recently released to the General Public and has been in the hands of TechNet and MSDN subscribers for a while before that, and one of the features that I have been utilising lately is “XP Mode” which is a glorified version of Virtual PC as we have known it in previous releases.  Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 (not to be confused with Windows Virtual PC 2007) is actually one of two pre-requisites for XP mode with the other being “Hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV)”.  HAV are processors with the Intel VT, AMD-V or VIA VT feature which will need to be enabled...

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SharePoint 2010 – Word has hit the streets

Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 in SharePoint 2010

The word is out, SharePoint 2010 NDA has been uplifted and we are being bombarded with information that is coming out of the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas and by the SharePoint Product Team Blog.  All I can say is WOW!  Unfortunately I was not able to attend the conference, however I have been following my fellow SharePoint tweeps who are tweeting information from various sessions being held at the conference “live”.  SharePoint 2010 is marketed as the release of the decade with great new features.  The SharePoint Team blog describe SharePoint in 1 sentence, “8...

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How to display a SharePoint List from another site using the Data View Web Part

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in SharePoint 2007

I first introduced the Data View Web Part (DVWP) in one of my articles earlier this year which you can access here and discussed a couple of scenarios in which you can utilise the DVWP.  In today’s example I will elaborate on the DVWP and provide you with a step by step scenario in how you can display a SharePoint list from one site to another site.  You can utilise the DVWP to connect to SharePoint Lists, Libraries, Database Connections etc within any site in a site collection and in today’s example I will replicate and display a SharePoint Calendar list from one Team Site to another...

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Create your own SharePoint “Quote of the Day” Web Part using the CEWP – No Coding required

Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in SharePoint 2007

This question pops up every now and then and that is, how do I create a “quote of the day” web part to place on the front page of my SharePoint Intranet Portal.  Quite easily is my response and in today’s post I will demonstrate how you can utilise the Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) to easily achieve this.  As way of background, the CEWP is an out of the box SharePoint web part allowing you to add formatted text, tables, hyperlinks and images to a Web Part page.  In addition to the above, the CEWP also allows you to add HTML content which we will utilise in the below example to...

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Windows Deployment Services, WAIK & Windows 7 – Part 4/4

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Welcome to the final article in this series on Windows Deployment Services, WAIK and Windows 7.  Our first articled introduced WDS and its configuration with parts 2 and 3 focusing on our beloved WAIK tool and Windows System Image Manager and the creation of our XML answer files.  We conclude the series by introducing one of the enhanced features in WDS and Windows 2008 and that’s the ability to inject driver packages and have them deployed to our client computers along with the install image.  Note that this functionality is only available when you are installing images of the following...

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