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Archive for August, 2007

WSS 2.0 – ‘Upload multiple files…’ link missing

Posted by Brian Gough on August 23, 2007

I just came across this issue with one of my employer’s users and thought I would share what I learned.

If you choose to upload a document and do not see the link ‘Upload multiple files…’ below the textbox, there are a couple things to consider. Keep in mind, I do not have the ‘silver bullet‘ yet, but here is some info that might help you out.

To upload multiple files, you need to have Office 2003 installed on your machine.
Three are 3 dll’s that are used as ‘add-on’s for SharePoint

Name.dll, Owsclt.dll, and Stsupld.dll

All of which should be found in c:\program files\microsoft office\office11directory.

It is the stsupld.dll that is responsible for the multi file uploadcapability.
I found a blog entry that covers many of the active x controls and add-ins if you want to read more.

Make sure you have the stsupld.dll on your machine and properly registered. Try re-registering the dll if you are still having a problem or re-install Office 2003.

Also, having mixed versions of other Office products may cause you trouble ( Office XP or 2000 with Office 2003).

My “Thanks” to Mike Walsh and Andrew Connell for their assistance in running this down!

Here is a link to Mike Walsh’s blog that gives more information about bulk uploads.


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DevBash 2007!

Posted by Brian Gough on August 19, 2007

Since this was the first of its kind, you probably don’t know what a DevBash is so…. The best way to describe it would be to quote Brian Hitney, “DevBash is CodeCamp without those pesky little presentations.”. Basically it was a nice picnic style outing, hosted by Microsoft, where the User Group Leaders from the region, and their families could get together and mingle. Brian Hitney, Doug Turnure and Glen Gordon were our hosts. There were games to play, a pool for swimming, an X-box for the kids ( or kids at heart ) and a ton of food! Doug showed his prowess at playing badminton in the “Statue” style( flat footed and not moving those legs at all). Glen Gordon taught a few of us a lesson in X-box games. Maybe we should try for an X-Box MVP? Hmmmmm Brian Hitney was a great host, as were they all. There was a lot of networking, eating, exchanging ideas, eating, playing, eating, helping out fellow geeks, and of course, eating. Did I mention there was a lot of food?

Lou Vega and his family were recognized as travelling the farthest to attend. Lou helps run the Charleston, SC group and they made the trek to Winston-Salem, NC! Now that’s commitment!

Anyway, it was a great time , everyone said they really enjoyed it. I for one, hope there are more events like this and maybe more spouses and families will start to show up.

Thank you Brian, Doug and Glen for a good time with good people!

Brian Gough

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