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Month: March, 2008

Missing Metadata in SharePoint with PDFs

27 March, 2008 (07:17) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I recently got a call from my end-users stating that their metadata was mysteriously disappearing when they are working with their PDFs that are stored in SharePoint. Take the following scenario.  A user creates a PDF by scanning a paper document using Adobe Acrobat Professional. They then upload that document into SharePoint and assign it […]

You must first check out this document before making changes and RoleAssignments

18 March, 2008 (10:08) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

This morning I ran into an issue with SharePoint where I was attempting to adjust the permissions of a list item and I got the following error message: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The file “ Memo.docx” is not checked out.  You must first check out this document before making changes. —> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007009E): The file “ Memo.docx” is […]

New Strange Error (All profiles failed to update)

10 March, 2008 (15:34) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

UPDATE 06/12/2008: A possible cause of this issue could be that the user has set an invalid URL for their profile picture. We had a user set their profile picture to point to a web page that contained their picture instead of the picture itself. The error message states something about the URL containing invalid […] – Simple Private Exchange

8 March, 2008 (08:37) | Web2.0 | By: Liebrand

I recently came across this new free web 2.0 application called allows you to create private exchange points that they have termed drops. could be compared to other sites such as, however, here are some nice things that set it apart: No signup required You can add a drop via the […]

70-542 / 70-630 Certifications Passed!

6 March, 2008 (07:17) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

Microsoft was generous enough to offer up two of the SharePoint certifications for free here at the SharePoint Conference. I took both tests and passed them with a score of 1000. 70-542 – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server / Application Development 70-630 – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server / Configuring Now I only have a few more […]

SharePoint Conference ("SPC") 2008

3 March, 2008 (21:31) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

UPDATE: I am glad to see that I am not the only one who had a problem with the full sessions — check out this post. I am sure many of you are either here at the conference, or are already readying about some of the announcements that were made in the keynotes at SPC […]