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PMO: FAQs and some answers

Topics: Program Management Office
Jun 7, 2007 at 5:10 AM
As the CKS builds up more buzz and gets more adopters and attracts more contributors, many of the same FAQs will come up, so this post and its discussion thread will serve as the central clearinghouse for the official answers.

  • Q: Is the CKS a Microsoft product?
  • A: No, the CKS is a community driven shared source initiative that is worked on by a bunch of volunteers, a few of whom happen to work at Microsoft.

  • Q: Is anything released by the CKS team fully supported by Microsoft?
  • A: No, the CKS is purely a community supported effort, so everything released under CKS is provided as-is, and its use is governed by the license shown at

I will gradually add more FAQs and answers to this post, so if you have specific questions for which you don't have a good answer, please leave a reply.
Aug 13, 2007 at 11:52 PM
Edited Aug 13, 2007 at 11:54 PM
Does the CKS have a target release date for any of it's projects? Mostly I'm interested in the an updated version (MOSS 2k7) of the SharePoint Forums Web Part by Bil Simser. Is the CKS Group still doing work on this webpart? Bil alludes to the fact that you are at

Oct 2, 2007 at 9:00 AM
Why isn't the question of homertbush not answered? I searched a long time on the internet and there seem to be a lot of people insterested in this feature... can you give some details if and when we can have Web Part Forums by Bil Simser on MOSS 2007?

thanks 4 answering
Dec 18, 2007 at 2:17 AM
Are there any known issues with the CKS and Service Pack one for WSS or MOSS?
Apr 30, 2008 at 3:06 PM
I can't figure out how to get the source -- can't find a zip or tarball release. When I try to follow the convoluted download instructions (reproduced below to as well as I can figure it out), I just get an error. Anyone know any public distribution or release of this project?


Project Name: CKS
Server URL:


Error: PROPFIND request failed on '/CKS'
Error: General svn error from server
Apr 30, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Click on the 'Source Control' tab at the top. You will see a list of the latest checkins. Click on the folder icon on the left of the checkin you wish to download.

Jul 16, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Any release date announced for Enhanced Discussion Forum ??
Jul 24, 2008 at 3:34 PM
Hi All, I was wondering is there either a set of instructions on how to turn the latest source code into a solution file (wsp) for those that are interested in using/ testing these solution or maybe a person or location where the latest wsp is located. many of us dont have the .net programming knowledge or studio on our machines but would lov to test out the solutions. i am particularly interested in the FBA peice but found the NOV release not quite there for use but would like to see how the latest improvemnt look. unfortunately i am not sure how to incorporate the latest source into the solution. any help or follow up on this would be greatly appreciated thanks.

PS. i think the whole CKS project is great for the sharepoint community
Aug 14, 2008 at 9:22 PM

Hi Eliripoll,

I can send you a WSP for the solution.  Send me an email, and let me know if you want a debug version or a release version.  Since I'm not a member of this project, my version of the source code has a few fixes that aren't part of the Codeplex source yet, but they fix some issues in the FBA part in particular, so you might want them.  For my email address, take my user name, which is rdcpro, and put it together with 

You can create your own WSP using a couple of scripts that are in the source code, but you'll need to fix a bug with them first.  I posted instructions for this  here:

Then, you can create your own WSP by running these commands.  Substitute "<source path>" with the path where you put the source files.

"<source path>\CKS\EBE\CKS.EBE\CKS.BlogSolution\CreateManifest.vbs" "<source path>\CKS\EBE\CKS.EBE\CKS.BlogSolution\" CKS.BlogSolution
"<source path>\CKS\EBE\CKS.EBE\CKS.BlogSolution\CreateCabDDF.vbs" "<source path>\CKS\EBE\CKS.EBE\CKS.BlogSolution\" CKS.BlogSolution
cd "<source path>\CKS\EBE\CKS.EBE\CKS.BlogSolution\"
makecab.exe /F "<source path>\CKS\EBE\CKS.EBE\CKS.BlogSolution\cab.ddf"

But, as I mentioned, there are a few problems with the FBA stuff that haven't been fixed in the source yet.  I (and several others) have recently posted them in the issue tracker, so you can make the changes yourself and then compile the project using csc.  There are probably still issues/bugs in there, but so far they don't look like showstoppers to me.

Mike Sharp


Jan 12, 2009 at 5:43 PM
Curious if you have any additonal Wiki Importers?   Specifically a file based wiki (jspWiki) to Sharepoint?