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March 2010 Entries


PowerShell Script to Create PowerShell Profile

Utilizing a PowerShell profile can help any PowerShell user save time getting up and running with their work. For those unfamiliar a PowerShell profile is a file you can store any PowerShell commands that you want to run when you fire up a PowerShell console (or ISE.) In my typical profiles (example here) I load assemblies (like SharePoint 2007 DLL), set aliases, set environment variable values (such as max history), and perform other general customizations to make my work easier. Below is a sample ......

SPSiteDataQuery Returns Only One List Type At A Time

The SPSiteDataQuery class in SharePoint 2007 is very powerful, but it has a few limitations. One of these limitations that I ran into this morning (and caused hours of frustration) is that you can only return results from one list type at a time. For example, if you are trying to query items from an out of the box custom list (list type = 100) and document library (list type = 101) you will only get items from the custom list (SPSiteDataQuery defaults to list type = 100.) In my situation I was attempting ......

SharePoint Saturday Michigan 2010 Recap, Slides, and Photos

This past weekend I attended SharePoint Saturday Michigan (SPSMI) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For those unfamiliar, SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event where various speakers gather to present at a FREE conference on all topics related to SharePoint. This made my third SharePoint Saturday attended and second I’ve spoken at. I believe today it was announced that about 210 people total attended the event. I was very happy with the turnout, especially the ratio of male to female attendees. Typically ......

SharePoint Saturday Michigan Is Coming Up!

Next Saturday March 13th Ann Arbor, MI will be hosting SharePoint Saturday Michigan (SPSMI). For those unfamiliar, SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event where various regional and national speakers gather to present at a FREE conference on all topics related to SharePoint. This will be my third SharePoint Saturday and second one I’ve had the honor of presenting at. My presentation is titled “Real World Deployment of SharePoint 2007 Solutions“ (click here for the SpeakerRate link.) After ......

Announcing Stir Trek: Iron Man Edition

Today marks the official launch day of Stir Trek: Iron Man Edition. This year’s conference will take place on Friday May 7th, 2010. In case you are unfamiliar, Stir Trek is a regional conference hosted in Columbus, OH that focuses on covering topics from Microsoft’s annual Mix conference along with other web, mobile, and development related topics. In addition to great session content from the conference, the day ends with a private screening of the new Iron Man 2 film. This is the second year for ......