October 2010 Entries

Tip: How to determine which SharePoint web front end you’re hitting

Have you ever set up a SharePoint farm with multiple WFEs (web front ends) and then wondered later which server you were hitting? Ever have a user get an error but you can’t recreate it, only find to find out much later it’s because the user was hitting a different WFE than you were and that particular WFE was the only one with the error? Or have you ever had a misconfigured hardware load balancer that is directing all of the traffic to just one poor overloaded WFE while the others sit there idle? ......

Excel Services REST API in SharePoint 2010–simple sample

I started a new SharePoint 2010 project several weeks ago and one of our first assignments was to create a quick demo to highlight some of the new 2010 functionality. In our discussions about 2010, my Sogeti colleague mentioned that far and away his favorite new 2010 feature was the Excel REST API. I wasn’t that familiar with it, so I offered to set up that part of the demo. I have a SharePoint 2010 server running in a virtual machine, with Excel Services already configured. Please note: if you are ......

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