Structured and repeatable configuration deployment in SharePoint 2007 the Imtech way

Configuration provisioning is very important in structured and repeatable deployment of SharePoint 2007 solutions. While solutions which target intranet environments, tend to be more dynamic and consist mostly of assets, delivering Internet-facing sites using SharePoint 2007 is more about delivering a complete experience: preferably a preconfigured environment with all the assets on the right places. While SharePoint 2007 introduces Solutions and Feature - a framework for deploying assets, it doesn't provide a flexible mechanism for structured and repeatable configuration deployment. To be able to deploy SharePoint 2007 solutions in a fully structured and repeatable manner, we have designed our own approach for deploying configuration here at Imtech ICT Velocity.

My external hard drive has died

Yesterday while researching some SharePoint functionality, my external drive (a Plextor PX-PH12U) started making strange noises all of a sudden. It sounded like it was going to explode. The first thing I thought was getting copied all the things I was working on and closing the Virtual PC. Unfortunately... it simply froze the OS and I couldn't do anything else but unplug the cable.

Paging Content Query Web Part - How I did it - Part 1: Inside the CQWP

Recently I have published the extended version of the Content Query Web Part which supports paging the results. As promised I'm going to provide a series of 'How I did it' articles to provide you some more details about my approach. In this article I will focus on getting the paging done inside the Content Query Web Part.