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Microsoft Bangladesh hosted a SharePoint user group Session at Microsoft Bangladesh Office today (Monday, June 23) for our local SharePoint community SharePoint Experts and Tech Forum. SharePoint Experts and Tech Forum are local user group community for SharePoint professionals to share knowledge, Tricks, Programming and anything related to SharePoint development. It was a technical Event for SharePoint beginner as part of educating them more and more on SharePoint platform with virtual environment. ...
Who hasn’t heard of SharePoint? Since I first started working with it around 2001 it has become the hammer answer for every nail problem. As a product it has grown and evolved over the years and hopefully most of us how learned how best to apply it. This month Michael Blumenthal will address the issues around when to use and when not to use SharePoint 2013 and well as what the latest features are. Be sure to come and join us and bring your questions about the product and implementing it in your environment. ...
Hey guys I will be at the conference if you don’t follow me on twitter and you want to find me. Look around the Women in SharePoint area in the Community Lounge. If you don’t find me at the Community Lounge then I would say try to look at the Planet Technologies booth for me. If you don’t find me in that booth then try Booth #22 the SharePoint Pavilion. If I’m not in any of these places I’m either in a session, sleeping, running, or wearing a cloaking device. You can ask me all kinds of questions ...
So as you know I am yet again involved in SPS NYC with my awesome teammates, Greg Hurlman, Jason Gallicchio, Tasha Scott, and Tom Daly. The speakers have finally been picked and a first draft schedule has been posted at http://www.sharepointsaturd... We are also still looking for sponsors if you guys are interested you can also click on the link to grab the form, sign it, and send it to sponsors@spsnyc.com. We are also looking for volunteers and you can fill out the form at the same place ...
Just like Men In Black we’re back again for another year of SharePoint Saturday New York City. Speakers, sponsors, and volunteer submissions are open at: http://www.sharepointsaturd... If you are a local speaker and you are afraid to submit a full session, then you have the option this year to submit a lightening talk. Everyone has the ability to submit talks for full lectures until the beginning of May. We will keep sponsorships open until they are gone this year. We cannot continue to take ...
My most recent project has been to migrate a bunch of sites from WSS 3.0 (SharePoint 2007) to SharePoint Server 2010. The users are currently working with WSS 3.0 and Office 2003, so the new ribbon based UI in 2010 will be completely new. My client wants to avoid the new SharePoint 2010 look and feel until they’ve had time to train their users, so we’ve been testing the upgrades by keeping them with the 2007 user interface. Permission to perform the Visual Upgrade One of the first things we noticed ...
I have seen many Sharepoint Newbies cracking their head to create a Console/Windows application in VS2010 and make it talk to Sharepoint 2010 Server. I had the same problem when i started with Sharepoint in the begining. It is important for you to acknowledge that SharePoint 2010 is based on .NET Framework version 3.5 and not version 4.0. In VS 2010 when you create a Console/Windows application, Make Sure you select .Net Framework 3.5 in the New Project Dialog Window.If you have missed while creating ...
On March 10th, 2012 the first ever PowerShell Saturday conference took place in Columbus, OH and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We had 100 attendees from 10 different states (the biggest surprise to me) come to see 6 speakers present on a variety of PowerShell topics: introduction, WMI, SharePoint, Active Directory, Exchange, 3rd party products and more. A big thank you also goes out to a number of people. Planning committee Wes Stahler, lead organizer of PowerShell Saturday Columbus, president ...
Eric Ligman, from Microsoft, posted a great blog post this week listing all of the SharePoint 2010 Virtual Labs that are available from Microsoft. His blog entry is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mss... He also posted other resources as well. I’ve copied his Virtual Lab links here: SharePoint Server 2010 Virtual Labs MSDN Virtual Lab: SharePoint Server 2010: Introduction ...
I recently worked in an environment with several servers. Locating the correct SharePoint log file for error messages, or development trace calls, is cumbersome. And once the solution hit the cloud, it got even worse, as we had no access to the log files at all. Obviously we are not the only ones with this problem, and the current trend seems to be to log to a list. This had become an off-hour project, so rather than do the sensible thing and find a ready-made solution, I decided to do it the hard ...

Useful advice for SP2010 development


Master List of SharePoint 2010 Custom Development Best Practices
http://nikspatel.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/sharepoint-2010-development-best-practices/

If you are installing SharePoint 2010 on a new box you might see the Setup Errors notification from the installer. In my case, I am using Windows Server 2008 R2, but I have seen the similar Error on Windows 7 as well with little less requirements. As you can understand all the “-“ bullets are the requirements that needs to be installed or configured on the box. There are two ways to do this 1) Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Product Preparation tool In the SharePoint 2010 Splash Form, you can find that ...
I have a few conferences I’ll be speaking at in the next few weeks. The first is SharePoint Cincy in Cincinnati, OH on Friday March 16th. The other is SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN on April 14th. Below are the details for each. Assuming copies of my book arrive in time for either conference I’ll be giving away a book or two and signing them. Stop by and see me if you’ll be attending either conference. Sessions Where: SharePoint Cincy 2012 Title: PowerShell for the SharePoint ...
In my attempt of installing and configuring SharePoint 2010 Farm, I have given a new Windows Server 2008 R2 box that should have SQL Server 2008. So when I attempt to install SQL Server 2008 on it, I came across the following error message. Not so weird because every server product have a set of requirement to be installed. First off, before you do any thing Just run the Windows Update. That’s recommended because there can be some thing else that is not mention in this post or any other but can hanged ...
Wow, today is an exciting day for me: I’m officially an author of a published book. The book is titled Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects. Here is the blurb from the back cover: Build effective solutions for real-world business scenarios—using out-of-the-box tools in Microsoft SharePoint Server, SharePoint Foundation, and Office 365. Each chapter in this hands-on book focuses on a single business project, using a standard approach to guide you through the solution-building ...
It’s not an uncommon task to want to find out in what webs you have a specific feature enabled. This little script does just that, taking 2 params (site collection url, feature name) and simple output the SharePoint web url. Nothing fancy, but certainly a useful script to have in your toolbox! A good example of this is where you are using content publishing going from an Enterprise internal farm to a Foundation external farm, certain feature won’t be in the Foundation farm and will cause the Content ...
Recently I came up against a problem where I was getting 401 Unauthorized and 403 Forbidden errors in SharePoint on an extended anonymous only site. It worked perfectly when using windows authentication, for any level of user. In the end I tracked the problem down to accessing SPContext.Current I found this article which states you should use SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedP... when using the current context and it worked!! A little surprising, but not unexpected the SharePoint logs showed nothing ...
One of the things that I’ve heard people complain over the years after the release of SharePoint 2010 is the disappearance of Drag & Drop web parts capability. This feature was useful because it allowed the page designer to add as many web parts on a page without having to click add and repeating the process all over again. This feature is available on SharePoint 2010 with a little manipulation of the site URL of the page that you want to modify by adding the “?toolpaneview=2” If your URL is ...
What you need / What you've got? Pretty obvious, when a user edits/changes a page, you need someone to check its all good before it goes live! Aka Publishing Approval You can use the "Publishing site with workflow" template or enable it manually or set it up in your custom site definition. BUT...you've got an entire site collection full of web sites and you need to do it "en-mass" … step up Powershell. A common scenario could be you were working in Stage or Pre-go live and having Approval workflow ...
Recently a colleague of mine encountered the error below and wanted to know how to get past itRecently a colleague of mine encountered the error below and wanted to know how to get past it. When configuring SharePoint 2010 Publish Portal you encounter the following error “The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator. “ This issue is caused by lack of Session State Service ...
While at a client location this week I ran into the situation of their SharePoint deployment recognizing a handful of people by their Display Name and others (a lot more) by their “domain\username” account. And since they had User Profile in place they felt something was just not right, and if you combine that and the fact most of the information available around that issue tells you it is a profile issue, you can understand the frustration of going back to the sync process and correcting in AD, ...
-Who is interested about SharePoint Web Development but looking for a guideline how to start? A SharePoint Technical session will be held on Tomorrow 12PM at BASIS SOFTEXPRO 2012. I hope you already registered for the session as you need to sign up to attend the following session. A brief summary of my session: Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform developed by Microsoft. SharePoint is typically associated with web content management and document management systems, but it is actually ...
A little while ago I was part of architecting and leading a project and one of my very talented ex-coworker was in charge of doing most of the branding. He incorporated the Nivo Slider as part of the rotating banner on the home page. It seems like Rotating banners are the thing to do for internet sites these days. I have to admit, done right, they can be quite tasteful. Since my co-worker was in charge of doing most of the branding I did not get a great chance to see how he implemented the Nivo Slider. ...
I have some basic rules when it comes to checked in code to TFS. The one at the top of the list of rules is that, any developer should get the latest code from TFS, deploy and have a working web part, workflow or any other customization in SharePoint. This means that all dependencies should be deployed with the customization. If the web part uses a custom list as a data source, then a developer should not have to manually create site columns with the ‘correct’ internal and display name, list instances ...
In order to migrate (copy) an InfoPath form from one environment (say test to production), there are several things to consider. First, does your form use a data connection to retrieve or submit data? Second, if you update the form in the future, do you want all of the locations where this form is used to be updated as well? Consider these issues while reading the instructions below. Step 1: Create a form First, let’s create a simple InfoPath. For my example, I’ve created an overly simplified leave ...
A while back I was helping a client upgrade SharePoint 2007 code to SharePoint 2010 and I came across this interesting problem. I was working web parts that were created in Visual Studio 2008 using WSPBuilder extensions. The first order of business was to convert them to Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 extensions. Why Use Visual Studio 2010 templates? There are two main reasons I highly recommend using Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 templates. ...
Red Gate launched the Ants Performance Profiler 7.0 product today. This application is simply amazing! SharePoint 2010 support! Decompilation without PDB using Reflector’s engine! Azure and EC2 Support! Seriously, if you need a profiler for your .NET applications this one takes the cake. They have some great videos online to show you how the product works and the team is very interactive if you have questions or concerns. There is also a 14 day trial so you can give it a go. The license fee is only ...
Today's $10 Deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is SharePoint 2010 User’s Guide."In this book, Seth Bates and Tony Smith walk you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2010 environment. Their expertise shines as they provide step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to best leverage them." ...
The first ever PowerShell Saturday will be taking place at the local Microsoft office in Columbus, OH on March 10, 2012. This is a little bit of a delayed announcement as the event has already sold out (yes, sold out a month before the event.) This will be a one day conference with speakers from around Ohio and a few from further away. The schedule and speaker lineup has not been officially announced but will be soon. If you were lucky enough to get one of the 100 registrations you’ll be able to ...
While working with a customer, we had this interesting requirement related to SP 2010 content migration. The migration process would take its own sweet time, but we wanted to migrate people search first. In 2010, when you search for a person it would search against its profile database and show you the relevant results, this is what you would expect. But what if you want the search result to show you a result from MOSS 2007 profile database and when you click on my site of an individual, it takes ...
I gave a SharePoint presentation at Norwegian SharePoint Community last week. I wanted to have as smooth a presentation as possible by minimizing page load times. The easiest way to do this, is to make sure that the pages you request are already cached. And the easest way to do this, is to pre-request the pages. ...and an easy way to do this, is to have a PowerShell script request these pages in the background. We just want to request the pages, we are not concerned with error status or how long ...
There has been this notion that breadcrumbs disappeared in SharePoint 2010 but that’s entirely not true. Microsoft replaced the traditional breadcrumbs with the folder in the ribbon. Most of the time, end-users have a difficult time finding this navigation thus preferring the traditional breadcrumb. Here is a post from Erik Swenson on how to add or replace the folder breadcrumb, the only change I would recommend making, is changing your SiteMapProvider to CurrentNavSiteMapProviderNo... to prevent ...
Say you're an experience .NET developer, but you want to broaden your horizon and dive into SharePoint 2010 development? I'm giving a 8 day deep dive training in Oslo on March 14th, 2012.Topics that I'll address are:installationconfigurati... and viewscontent typeswebpartsevent receiverstimerjobsoptimizat... large listsany many moreIt's an 8 day training, so it's quite intensive. We're starting on a Wednesday, continue until Friday, have a break in the weekend and then the whole next ...
The problem As you might know, Site Definitions are not supported on Office365. This is not a restriction of Office365 as such, but more a Sandboxing restriction. In a SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed environment you’re not allowed to deploy files to the file system. And a SharePoint Site Definition requires that. The answer lies in the newly introduced web template tag. In this post I will describe, step by step, how to create a web template, and how to create a new Site Collection based on that web template. ...
I've recently migrated over to 2010 -- this is to say that I've recently started working at a company with an enterprise level 2010 SharePoint instance.As I was doing to customer requirement - content type-architecture-alignment and testing last week, I noticed that there are various SharePoint site columns that can't be modified and / or removed from (even) a custom list once they've been added.I did quick internet search and wasn't able to find anything riveting.Anyone know what the scoop is on ...
Before I get into this I am not an Office Live Small Business or Office 365 expert but I have used Office Live Small Business for number of years as a light weight way of managing some parts of my business. I now need to migrate to Office 365 and one of the areas which concerned me was around custom lists which had attachments. I had a number of these with lots of rows and I had been waiting for some information on how these would be migrated and hoped they would just be migrated for me automatically. ...
Today's $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SharePoint Designer 2010"SharePoint Designer 2010 is the key to customizing and improving the functionality and appearance of SharePoint sites, and Pro SharePoint Designer 2010 is your one-stop shop to getting the most from this powerful application." ...
For the past two years I have made goals for myself (2010, 2011) and I am once again making a public list of my goals for the upcoming year. As I mentioned in my retrospective on 2011 last week I have had quite a few major changes over the past year. Moving forward into 2012 I am taking these into consideration when looking at my goals. Without further delay here are my goals for 2012., Professional Goals Blog – I will continue to keep up writing this blog at least 2 posts a month. I continue to ...
I just spent a good portion of today of part of yesterday on a really weird issue. Our sites had some custom branding for a client and the quick launch displayed perfectly for the root site. When you clicked on all the subsites the quick launch bar would not display. Myself and one of the branding guy’s at Planet, Jaimie Luetjen, were spinning our wheels (and I don’t think it helps that I have a cold). Finally Jaimie is able to login to the site and he threw up a live meeting, so we could figure ...
The Objective Three of the 6 development teams using TFS are moving to a different network and domain. There is no on-line connection between the old (source) and new (target) networks. The objective was for the teams to come in Monday morning, bring up their development machine on the new network and have everything as it had been on the old network. Failed Approaches Clone the data tier and move the data tier to the new network. This failed because the procedures for moving the hardware to a new ...
I've been heads down with migration to SharePoint 2010 and I have been using ControlPoint to do a lot of the administering of our various sites. I had worked with this tool before in 2007 and they have really done a lot of upgrades regarding functionality. You can move sites and content between your environments, run reports, and there is a lot of functionality that really makes your life easier and helps to eliminate doing something several times on your different environments. I have had to call ...
It was full of engineers & IT professional who were eager-to-learn about SharePoint and the presentation was exactly for them. This was my 2nd Presentation on the Community Day as I already descried about it in my previous post. Sorry to post this in late and this is just to share my feelings with you. Robiul, SoftwarePeople started the presentation for the ASP.Net Developer who are completely unfamiliar with SharePoint. He diverted his presentation to others audience who are little bit familiar ...
So lately I have been back in the dev arena more so and working from home. I find that I have some spare time because sometimes I pile directly through lunch. Today I was playing around with a control that I felt I had tested thoroughly. I was completely wrong. So here is an explanation of how to build out the accordion control in a webpart without having the same issues. First off go here and download the jquery-ui-1.8.16.custom.min.js and jquery-1.6.2.min.js. Then what I want you to do is create ...
Paul Schaeflein wrote this yesterday: http://www.schaeflein.net/b... First off Paul is awesome so do not think of this blog post as an attack it is just my opinion. So first off I was there at the first SharePoint Saturday and I knew it was happening well before it happened. I have been an attendee, volunteer, speaker, and sponsor. I have thrown thousands of dollars and effort into these events. I am sold on the idea. Michael Lotter once told me that the whole point of ...
Before I describe about my session, let me introduce the history of making this great event. We SharePoint Experts Community arranged this Community Day jointly with Microsoft to introduce SharePoint 2010 on 7th January 2012 which is the first time in Bangladesh. Thanks to Microsoft Bangladesh to Sponsor the whole Program and others co-sponsors. We planned 6 months ago to arrange this type of event for Developers and IT Professional who might be interested about SharePoint Technology and proposed ...
In January 0f 2009 something crazy and awesome happened for me, SharePoint Saturday was born. I was a 26 year old girl from Saint Louis Missouri who was living in Olathe, KS. About 5 month prior I went to the most pivotal event in my career and life in Washington DC, the Regional SharePoint Conference, where I met Michael Lotter, Paul Galvin, Tony Lanni, Bob Fox, and Rachel Appel. Several months later I was visiting Michael at a code camp in Raleigh North Carolina and he told me we’re going to have ...
I originally heard about this website several years ago when I was attending user groups with Rob Reynolds and Dru Sellers. At the time it was still early on in my career and I didn't feel it was the right time to start something like this. Now, 5 years later, I feel it's tje right time to start giving back, or at least trying to, and hopefully help someone like so many have helped me along the way.I am a programmer in Topeka, Ks. I moved here after graduating from Kansas State University and began ...
Now that 2011 has come to a close I wanted to take a few minutes to review the year and the goals I had set at the beginning of the year (click here to see those goals). I’ll follow up with new goals for new 2012 year soon. Year in Review 2011 was a big year in many ways. This year included a change in employers, buying a condo, my oldest brother getting married, starting a new relationship with my girlfriend Sarah. helping plan 2 conferences, writing two chapters of a book, and numerous other activities. ...
Today's $10 Deal from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SharePoint Designer 2010"SharePoint Designer 2010 is the key to customizing and improving the functionality and appearance of SharePoint sites, and Pro SharePoint Designer 2010 is your one-stop shop to getting the most from this powerful application." ...
I’m not sure I have ever thrown this down in writing. I probably have said this 800 or 900 times, but I think that HTML 5 in SharePoint 2010 sucks. The support is terrible in the two most prevalent web browsers at the enterprise level – Internet Explorer and Firefox. If you can’t even get the video tag to work in IE 9 or the latest version of Firefox then that’s a huge fail for the product with HTML 5. What I think needs to be done in the product to improve HTML 5 support so that we can move towards ...