Saturday, December 31, 2005

Adventures with WSS and Workflow Foundation (Ctd.)

Here's a little appetiser about combining SharePoint and Windows Workflow Foundation.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Adventures with WSS and Workflow Foundation: Assembly does not allow partially trusted callers

I'm currently working on an article about combining Workflow Foundation and Windows SharePoint Services 2003. I'm using a document library event handler to call into a workflow created with Windows Workflow Foundation which I expose through a webservice. But at a certain point I got this error:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
Event Category: Devices
Event ID: 1000
Date: 14/12/2005
Time: 16:31:36
User: N/A
Computer: SPS1
Unable to instantiate event handler (assembly "DocLibEventSink, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=a219993018140b5e", class "DocLibEventSink.EventSink"), or report event for "Shared Documents/camlquery.txt" in "Shared Documents". System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to process request. ---> System.Security.SecurityException: That assembly does not allow partially trusted callers.
at System.Security.CodeAccessSecurityEngine.ThrowSecurityException(Assembly asm, PermissionSet granted, PermissionSet refused, RuntimeMethodHandle rmh, SecurityAction action, Object demand, IPermission permThatFailed)
at DolmenWorkflow.Workflow1_WebService..ctor()
at Service..ctor()
The action that failed was:
The assembly or AppDomain that failed was:
DolmenWorkflow, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
The Zone of the assembly that failed was:
The Url of the assembly that failed was:
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

Luckily I found the answer through Google - Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code. Since the SharePoint document library event handler needs to be deployed into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC), I also needed to deploy the DolmenWorkflow assembly into the GAC. Another workaround would have been to use the AllowPartiallyTrustedCallersAttribute

  • Official Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation website

  • Download Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1.2 (for Office "12" Beta 1) - for Visual Studio 2005 RTM

  • Friday, December 09, 2005

    SharePoint Tools Galore v5

    Time for another update of the SharePoint and MCMS tools Galore list, version 5 here it comes.... I added some new sections and added some tools to existing sections as well.

    SharePoint toolsuites
  • Coras workplace suiteSuite with
    rollup webparts (for news,documents,tasks,...), navigation controls and full language localization (This is way cool...)

  • Syntergy Provide lots of modules such as
    replication technologies for SharePoint, bulkloader, audit for SharePoint,...

  • Tools for SharePoint from - contains Pocket Portal,
    My Team OrgChart WebPart, Bulk upload

  • Search
  • Entopia K-Bus for SharePoint Portal Server: Adds extra information discovery capabilities, also allows
    SharePoint to index Documentum, Opentext,...

  • WSS PowerSearch - The developers ofthis product also have
    some other nice SharePoint tools, check out PowerRecycle and PowerNav

  • Behaviortracking from Mondosearch

  • Coveo SharePoint search

  • SharePoint Advanced Search Tools (Gotdotnet)

  • Ontolica - enhanced search interface for the SPS search engine

  • SharePoint word breaker update

  • MCMS (Microsoft Content Management Server)
  • MCMS Manager 3.0

  • Telerik RAD controls for MCMS

  • AchieveForms for CMS

  • CMS.Rapid

  • Metalogix migration manager

  • Smart language connector for CMS

  • Backup/Data Recovery/Antivirus
  • SharePoint document recovery tool : Free download from Stephane Cordonnier

  • McAfee Portal Shield Antivirus solution

  • AVG SharePoint Server Edition web site Antivirus solution

  • Sybari Antigen for SharePoint

  • TrendMicro PortalProtect Antivirus solution

  • Bitdefender for Sharepoint - Antivirus solutions

  • SharePoint Dynamic Site Collection backup (Webfox Inc.)

  • Workflow
  • NetPoint Solutions

  • Factiva:Search and workflow tools for Office 2003

  • Captaris Teamplate: This workflow toolset even adds a module for fax based workflow "RightFax Workflow wizard

  • Skelta workflow .Net

  • K2.Net

  • Nintex smartlibrary

  • Smart workflow from LMR Solutions

  • DataLan FlowBuilder

  • ActiveSPS Workflow Solutions

  • Biztalk adapter for SharePoint

  • Document, Records and Digital Assets Management
  • Meridio: .Net software which integrates seamlessly into SharePoint and provides records management
    features needed to be compliant with standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley, US DOD 5015.2 records management standards,...

  • Towersoft

  • Wisdom

  • Mobius

  • Equilibrium MediaRich for SharePoint- digital asset management (DAM) solution to Microsoft Office Systems 2003.

  • Workshare Professional -Secure document compliance

  • Gigatrust

  • Hyper.Net (Coextant)- Cross-media content automation server

  • RSS Feeds & SharePoint
  • RSS Feed for SharePoint Lists (U2U)

  • PortalBuilder RSS Extensions for SharePoint- RSS XML feeds (and lists) are the building blocks for building live interfaces for SharePoint data using AJAX technologies. Deployed in the _layouts virtualized application, these feeds are available from server and client side code and can be used as an AJAX XML data source.

  • Syndication Generator for WSS (Bluedog Limited)

  • SharePoint Syndication Generator (Sig Weber)

  • RSS Feed Viewer webpart (Sig Weber) -RSS Viewer Web Part based on the built-in SharePoint XML Web Part and a custom XSLT transformation

  • SharePoint Syndication (DevHawk) -Extension for SharePoint (WSS and SPS) that exposes site information via standard XML syndication formats (RSS, OPML, etc)

  • Utilities & developer tools
  • SharePoint Explorer : another free tool which you can use to explore the SharePoint object model

  • Admin report kit for SPS 2003: configuration and usage reporting tool for SPS 2003

  • SharePoint site permission manager (Gotdotnet)

  • SharePoint explorer for VS.Net

  • BlueDogLimited Webpart Tool Kit

  • CAML Query Builder (U2U)

  • SharePoint Configuration analyzer

  • CAMLViewer 1.0 (Stramit)

  • James Milne's SharePoint CSS Skinner

  • Office Web Components

  • SPS Portal 2003 Search Web Service Tester

  • Windows SharePoint Services: Usage Blob Parser

  • ViewPoint - SharePoint navigation and modeling tool

  • SharePoint Utility Suite Release 2 and SPSiteManager 1.1
  • SMove for SharePoint

  • SharePoint analyzer - Gathers information about a SharePoint configuration - Created by Mike McIntyre, an Escalation Engineer in PSS, and is used extensively by PSS in troubleshooting customer issues
  • SharePoint Explorer (IE Addin)

  • Admin Report Kit for SharePoint (ARKSP) -Configuration and usage reporting tool for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services. ARKSP presents information across virtual servers, portal sites, site collection and lists in SharePoint in simple report formats.

  • SharePoint Portal Area explorer

  • Portalbuilder application blocks

  • Cross-forest people picker-This picker requires and leverages the profiles in SPS for adding users to Windows SharePoint Services sites as a replacement to the Outlook address book button.

  • Reghost.Net- Reghost your unghosted SharePoint pages

  • SharePoint Database split (WSSSplit) -This tool automates splitting large Windows Sharepoint Services Databases into several smaller Databases. Based on an input, the process locks, backups, deletes and restores a SiteCollection.

  • Universal SharePoint Manager (IDevFactory)

  • Recycle bin solutions
  • Deleted Items Document Library Custom List Template

  • SharePoint Recycle BIN (Gotdotnet project)

  • InfoPath
  • CaveDigital XML Form WebPreviewer Web Part- allows users without InfoPath to view the contents of forms on their web browser.

  • AchieveForms

  • InfoView

  • NetXPert InfoScope

  • InfoJet EditPart for SharePointEdit your InfoPath forms from within your browser

  • WebParts
  • Acar Learning Technologies - Poll webpart for SharePoint, Quiz webpart for SharePoint

  • CSEG Rollup webpart

  • FluidNature image webpart

  • Calendar webpart

  • My ChangePasswordControl Webpart for Sharepoint

  • Office Live meeting webparts

  • Cave Digtal XML Form webprevriewer webpart

  • SharePoint FAV 1.1

  • The Dot Net Factory - Active Directory WebManager Enterprise Edition

  • Easy tabs webpart

  • Windows Folder webpart- The Windows Folder web part allows users to store files within a standard Windows (NTFS) folder in a shared network location and display a list of those files in a SharePoint page via a consistent ‘document library’-style interface.

  • TraceInfo WebPart

  • High availability & replication
  • Neverfail for SharePoint- Replication, switchover, failover and switchback for SharePoint

  • DoubleTake

  • Echo for SharePoint

    Business Intelligence & Reporting
  • DSP Portal Edition : Adds webparts which can display information from OLAP cubes

  • Omnisys Power Gauge - displays measurements based on various types of data sources, using dynamic and configurable gauges.

  • Crystal Reports SPS integration kit

  • BI Portal

  • SQL Server 2000 report pack for SPS

  • Proclarity for SharePoint Portal Server

  • SharePoint Reports (Gotdotnet)

  • Miscellaneous
  • Brightwork: adds MSF (Microsoft Solution Framework) on top of SharePoint

  • Ratings & expert module for SharePoint

  • K-Wise - Migration tools

  • Factiva Modules to integrate news sources into your WSS/SPS (Factiva is a Dow Jones & Reuters company)

  • Advis site navigator Navigation and UI enhancements

  • Omnisys Probability Impact Matrix webpart - based on WSS risk list from Project Server 2003

  • CAHSAL ecKnowledge

  • KnowledgeLake Connect

  • Offline/Mobile Portal capabilities
  • Digilink revelation Lets mobile users synchronise offline information with SPS and WSS

  • IORA Another solution for offline SharePoint usage

  • Groove - software firm that Microsoft acquired a couple of months ago, they sell amongst other Mobile workspace for SharePoint

  • BerryPoint - Adapts SharePoint for display on Blackberry

  • Colligo for SharePoint

  • Identity management and single sign on
  • Version3 - Simple Signon

  • Web Single sign on for SharePoint - Single sign on between Office and SharePoint in extranet scenario's

  • Migration tools
  • Casahl ecKnowledge

  • Tzunami deployer

  • SharePoint Import Export tools (Gotdotnet)

  • Belgian geek dinner with Scoble

    Yesterday's Geek dinner, definitely was different from the previous one I attended and not only because I met Robert Scoble.... Quite a different audience, most of them joked around about the evil empire Microsoft - but the conversation was quite interesting:
  • It seemed that I missed a big blog conference in Paris called Les Blogs 2.0 - with a interesting story about Mena Trott, president of Six Apart, and Ben Metcalfe - Read more about it here - Handbags at Les Blogs 2.0

  • Interesting comment from Smetty (yes she did kiss Scoble)about podcasts - "They are only mp3s which you put on your blog..." - I can't agree about it more...

  • You can actually get a degree in "Interactive marketing",... ask this guy.

  • Scoble agreed with the fact that most companies still seem to be quite reluctant towards using blogs as a communication medium...

  • Jelle and Scoble had a funny conversation talking about Rory Blyth -Neopoleon- ... I' m not going to give any more details, maybe Jelle will.

  • There seems to be a pretty big community of Belgian bloggers - here's a list of some which I met yesterday:

    Blogologie (10) [Maarten]
    Coolz0r - Marketing Thoughts
    Doppler : Redefining podcasting
    net | log
    Smetty's Soapbox [Cindy De Smet]