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November 2010 Entries

Reduced Blogging For A Few Weeks

I typically post technical content on this blog, but I have a personal note this time around. As some of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook may know, last week I found out I fractured my right index knuckle and strained a ligament between my index and middle finger. In order to heal this injury I’ll be wearing a cast for the next 3 1/2 weeks. This is day 4 and I’m starting to get used to it, but my typing speed is still reduced and causes pain over long usage. As such I am cutting back on a ......

PowerShell Script To Find All Closed Web Parts On SharePoint Site

Are your SharePoint pages loading slowly because you have numerous closed web parts eating up valuable resources? Are you an admin tasked with tracking down those closed web parts? Recently my friend Brian Gough asked me a fairly simple question: “Is it possible to use PowerShell to find all ‘closed’ webparts in a site collection?” In this post I’ll show you a short PowerShell script that will identify all closed web parts on a site and it’s sub-sites. Solution The script below uses an advanced function ......

Slides from Dog Food Conference 2010

At the Dog Food Conference 2010 I presented a session titled “SharePoint 2010 and Integrating Line of Business Applications”. In this session we covered the basics of the Business Connectivity Service (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 and went through a number of demos on how to develop against it. Click here for my slides. Thanks to all who attended and had some great questions and interactions. If you would like more BCS resources or have any feedback on this presentation feel free to leave comments. -Frog ......