New content not getting indexed in MOSS 2007


I have been struggling with an indexing problem in MOSS 2007. We are using an incremental index schedule to index all our content in MOSS and for some reason, which we haven’t figured out yet, the indexing service stopped indexing new content. The solution that worked great for us was to Reset the Index. Sharepoint started reindexing the entire site including all my new content.

Item Templates not showing up in VS2005


I recently converted the WebPart template provided by Microsoft from C# to VB (At the time I am writing this post, Microsoft hasn’t released a VB version and we are, unfortunately, standardized on VB).
After converting the code and placing it in the appropriate folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\ProjectTemplates\VisualBasic\SharePoint\), the template was still not showing when creating a new project. This was because the templates cache had to be refreshed. I was able to solve this thanks to a post by Eric Hammersley (Missing an item template in Visual Studio 2005? Try this…)

The secret was just to open a VisualStudio Command prompt and run the command

devenv /installvstemplates

Get the current user without writing code in InfoPath 2007


Itay Shakury wrote a great post about getting the current user in InfoPath without using code which would require to have the InfoPath form signed