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I am a Female SharePoint Developer (a platinum unicorn). I have been working with SharePoint since I attended the Portal University in 2005. I hold a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I love playing Rockband, organizing user group meetings, working with code, attending events as a speaker or organizer, and having bizarre conversations about geek things with cool people. If you have any comments or questions fill out the contact form and I will try my best to help.

The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog MOSS SharePoint 2007
South Florida Code Camp
Thank you all for attending my session at the code camp. If you guys have any further Silverlight and SharePoint Questions shoot me an email on the contact form. Here is a link to my presentation:http://cid-8e2... Here is a link to some code samples:http://cid-8e2654c5... ......

Posted On Saturday, February 12, 2011 1:30 PM

SharePoint Saturday Chicago Slides and Code Samples
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Posted On Monday, October 18, 2010 8:36 PM

SharePoint 2010 Upgrades and Deployments…A Learning Experience…
The past few months I’ve been playing architect and admin, rather than developer. I have worked with a couple 2010 environments for play and work and at least one upgrade. So here are just a few tidbits that you might not know that I’ve found… When working with the blank site definition you have to activate the taxonomy features through stsadm if you want to use managed metadata. Here is a good article: http://neoassyrian.blogspot... There is a bug ......

Posted On Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:35 AM

Upcoming Presentations
Conferences: VConference, 4 sessions, April 7,8, and 9, Register at http://www.vconferenceonlin... SharePoint .org Conference, 2 sessions, April 18-21, http://www.sharepointconfer... The Expert's Conference, Silverlight, April 25-28, enter the code "Gambit" when you register at: http://www.theexpertsconfer... SharePoint Saturdays: SharePoint Saturday Charlotte, Silverlight, April 10th, Regiser at ......

Posted On Sunday, February 28, 2010 2:07 PM

Deploying Multiple WSP Files Using Powershell
I was playing around with some scripts today while I was working on an upgrade. I didn’t want to individually write out the names of files in a batch file and I wanted to create a quick Powershell Script. If you are using SharePoint 2010 you can use these lines of code in the Powershell Manager to deploy only .wsp files to your SharePoint 2010 Web Applications: $dir = [directory] $list = Get-ChildItem $dir | where {$_.extension -eq ".wsp"} foreach($my_file in Get-ChildItem $list){Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:31 PM

Dude, where is my list instance?
I saw an MSDN Forum post today, so I looked for a ListInstance Hidden property in SharePoint 2007 features. There is none, but interestingly enough there is one in 2010. I wondered what would happen if you did this: <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.micro... <ListInstance FeatureId="00bfea71-de22-43... Title="Hidden List Test" Description="Testing a hidden list." TemplateType="100" Hidden="TRUE" OnQuickLaunch="FALSE" Url="Lists/TestHidden" /> </Elements> ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:00 PM

More Changes...
Stuff has changed drastically for me in the past two to three years. I moved over 1000 miles from Saint Louis. I go outside and I get up in front of crowds with less issues. Now I'm changing jobs again. I'm not really sure what to say here. I was obviously unhappy and I needed to do something different. So quit two days ago and I guess it worked out that I end with B&R this Friday, then head to TEC and SPS Huntsville and a week from this Monday I start my new job at Gig Werks. I'm not sure what ......

Posted On Friday, April 23, 2010 1:18 AM

SPRoleAssignment Crazy Caveats
I’m not sure if this bug exists on any other environment, but here are a few issues I ran into when trying to use SPRoleAssignment and SPGroup: When trying to use Web.Groups[“GroupName”] it basically told me the group did not exist, so I had to change the code to use Web.SiteGroups[“GroupName”]. I could not add the Role Assignment to the Web and run a Web.Update() without adding an additional Web.AllowUnsafeUpdates= true; , however on my virtual machine I could do a Web.Update() without the extra ......

Posted On Friday, March 5, 2010 2:11 PM

SharePoint Saturday Boston Slides and Code
Here is a link to the slides and code samples on my Sky Drive:
In the future I will be doing a bunch of Stickam test presentations.  Check this blog for information and my twitter account.  I need more practice and I think Stickam or some other sharing outlet would help a lot.

Posted On Sunday, February 28, 2010 1:57 PM

Migrating the Publishing Pages for Fun and Profit
This week and the following weeks I will be working through a ton of recursive functions to move a rather hefty page library into a Site Collection and subwebs. I figure while I am having some “fun” you guys will profit will a few of my scripts. For any of you out there who are interested in how to create a publishing page in a library here is a little sample code on how to copy items from the page content area and create a new page then replace a welcome page. Here is a small sample: PublishingSite ......

Posted On Saturday, February 6, 2010 3:58 PM

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