70-630… and check…

So after inadvertently forgetting to move the 70-630 exam so that I might be able to get some study time in, I decided to suck it up and go take the exam at the time I’d originally scheduled it for… The exam went by pretty quickly as I completed it in about 35 minutes – only to press submit and have a sinking feeling that I failed from lack of studying (I guess I like to go for perfection).

But no, actually I passed with flying colors this morning. Overall the exam was pretty simple and quite easier than the WSS exam which actually required knowledge of infrastructure and how the platform really works. Best of luck to those that are off to take this exam!

WSSv2: Photo Library Pet Peeve

I give Microsoft credit for having developed a highly usable framework for the Windows SharePoint Services v2 platform, however I do have to say that they left a lot of room for improvement between v2 and the newly released v3 (which is highly improved in many aspects).

For those who have not yet upgraded, I do have to say that one pet peeve of the v2 platform for me at least, is the Photo Library and its inability to mass edit metadata stored in the Photo Library. For instance, if you were to create a photo library and dump a few hundred images in via “Upload Multiple Files”, for any custom metadata column you have added to the photo library, it selects the default and appends that to the newly uploaded images. This is the common and expected behaviour, however, one would think that similarly to a document library you would have the capability to edit in a datasheet view quickly the information pertaining to the photos, but unfortunately no such capability exists.

Anyone have a workaround solution of any sort for this sort of mass editing?