Friday, July 31, 2009

Error when trying to connect to or download PerformancePoint designer

Hi all,

I was getting an error message when i'm trying to connect to Performance point server, and the error message wasn't descriptive at all, this is the error message :

" ERROR SUMMARY Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log. * Activation of http://ServerName/DesignerInstall/ resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected: + Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
If you don't have performance point server on your machine and you are not able to download it below shows how can you do this.

To do this, get the download from your server, this is the path:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server\3.0\Monitoring\DesignerInstall

Take 3.0 folder, and install the designer on your desktop.

After installation, you will have another problem, you can't connect to your server because you didn't install it from the browser, to fix this do the following:

Replace localhost:4000 with your server name and click ok.

Then you can click on Refresh to get all the contenct on your designer.

Hope it helps.

Mostafa arafa

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Learn how to build interactive WCM portal in sharepoint

Hi folks,

Excellent video by Technology Director of Razorfish, he shows how can you build interactive content management portal in sharepoint using jQuery,Ajax,Silverlight and flash ?

The video also shows how to enable RIA features/Web 2.0 in your sharepoint enterprise portal using flash and silverlight and social networking.

The video is full of best practices and initiative ideas.....

Enjoy watching this video:

-- Mostafa Elzoghbi

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Send Email activity is not working problem

Hi all,

I went through a problem in Sending Email using Email activity in SharePoint, it doesn't work when you try to send email to specific email format using sharepoint designer 2007.

To read more about the problem and the workaround that i developed, check below url :

Hope this helps.

Mostafa arafa

Monday, July 20, 2009

How to control which Silverlight version does your application run on ?

Hi Folks,

I have been asked from one of my colleagues that he developed a Silverlight 2.0 and he doesn't want to upgrade his application to Silverlight 3.0.

To control which Silverlight version your application will run on: simply open the page which contains the Silverlight object (default.htm or default.aspx) and check the Silverlight object, you will find the following:

- minRuntimeVersion: used to control the version of the Silverlight that your application will run on at minimum.

For example: if you built your application on version 2.0, the client will not be prompted to install version 3.0 when visiting your website if he has version 2.0 and this attribute is set to use version 3.0.

autoUpgrade: when it is true, the application will be upgraded to the newest Silverlight version automatically. If it is false, noting will happen.

Some use cases for different situation:

- - Before shipping your application make sure that make autoUpgrade to false, unless you developed some features which requires the client to upgrade his Silverlight version to the newest one.

- - Set the value of minRuntimeVersion to the version you test your application on, and make sure this is the minimum version you want to make your application is running with no issues.

Mostafa arafa

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Get to know SharePoint 2010

Hi all,

Interested to know more about next version of sharpeoint, here is the site that gives you good information about the new features of Sharepoint 2010 features...check it out.

Hope this helps.

Mostafa arafa

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

MVP 2009 Award - 4th Year

Hi All,

Today i have been awarded as a C# MVP for the forth time, I got an email from Microsoft saying:

Dear Moustafa El-Zoughby,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2009 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Visual C# technical communities during the past year."

Thanks a lot all for your continous support.

Wait me for new challenges this year and so on.

Mostafa arafa