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Hello, I'm  jasongaylord Jason

I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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New MVP Logo

I finally received my MVP logo kit. So, I now am sporting the new MVP logo. Visit my website to see what it looks like!

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Migrating Exchange 2003 Public Folders

We came across an issue within the past few months when we attempted to setup a new Exchange 2003 server and replicate the public folders. We tried every possible way to replicate the folders. However, they never came across to the new server. We noticed that the status showed the current box as ‘In Sync’ while the new box showed ‘Local Modified’. After numerous attempts to get this working, we consulted with Microsoft guru’s. They attempted to replicate the folders as well. It still did not work. So, we had two options. First, we could attempt to debug the issue; which could take weeks. Or, we could copy over the entire Public Folder tree and drop our current server off the network; which we planned on doing anyway. So, we went with Option 2.

On the existing server, we drilled down from Administrative Groups to Public Folders. We right-clicked on the node and chose Dismount. Then at a command prompt we typed eseutil /mh and the path of the public folder .edb file. This allowed us to check for consistency. Once we found that it was OK, we copied the pub.edb and pub.stm files to a temporary directory on the new server. On the new server, we dismounted the public folders. Then we right-clicked and went into the properties. On the database tab, we checked the box to overwrite the database. Then pressed apply and OK. We then copied the new files to the new server’s mdbdata folder, replacing the old files. Finally, we mounted the folders on both servers. The old server could have been taken offline at this point.

The stuff they don’t include in documentation!!! ;)

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Creating WebParts for SharePoint Using VS.NET 2003

A few have asked how they can use ASP.NET 2.0 web parts with SharePoint 2003. The answer is, you really can’t. They are still two different systems. In the future, they should will be one system. In the meantime, you can use Visual Studio .NET 2003 to develop SharePoint 2003 web parts. Follow the tutorial on creating a basic webpart: Creating a Basic WebPart

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MS Across America Tour Changed To Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Microsoft Across America Tour has been moved. The original address was 77 Market St, Scranton, 18701 at Best Western Genetti. It has been corrected. It is now 77 Market St, Wilkes-Barre, 18701 at Best Western Genetti. For more information about the event, visit www.DotNetValley.com.

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Creating Windows XP Icons

Ever want to create “Windows XP” icons? Do you have Illustrator, Photoshop, or Freehand (or any other decent graphics tool)? If you’ve answered yes, visit Microsoft’s article on Creating Windows XP Icons at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.asp.

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Microsoft Releases Beta of Expression "4"

Microsoft purchased Creature House awhile back. Yes it has taken them a long time, but they have finally released a public beta of the new Expression “4” called Acrylic. You can download it by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression.

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Microsoft Releases Beta of Expression "4"

Teemu K (joteke) has posted a great tutorial on initiating a postback on a main page of a website from a popup window. This can be used for allowing users to choose settings, login, and more!

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New Podcast on Wally McClure's Website

Be sure to download the new podcast off of Wally McLure’s website. It includes an ASP.NET interview with Scott Guthrie. Check it out here.

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Unbelievable Wilkes-Barre Announcement and GoodYear Blimp

Mayor Tom Leighton announced earlier this week that he had an “unbelievable” announcement for Wilkes-Barre. It turns out that it was more of an “unbelievable” disappointment. Here is the blurb from the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader:

Mayor Tom Leighton’s much awaited announcement of something “UNBELIEVABLE” coming to Wilkes-Barre turned out to be not a new business or industry for the city but instead a new marketing plan that Leighton hopes will foster a more optimistic attitude. The program centers on the phrase “I Believe…” and will seek to get people more involved and more positive about the city’s future.

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TechEd Day 2: MS Announces Release Dates For Visual Studio.NET 2005 and SQL 2005

Paul Flessner, senior vice president of Server Applications at Microsoft, announced that SQL Server™ 2005, Visual Studio® 2005 and BizTalk® Server 2006 will be formally launched during the week of November 7. This information has been made public on the Microsoft website at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jun05/TechEd2005Day2PR.mspx.

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