A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Survey result


SharePoint Saturday EMEA was a big success. Mark Miller and the team had worked really hard and deserve appreciation. 850 people attended the event and also took part in a SharePoint 2010 survey. Following slideshow shows the result of the survey:


The results have been presented very well in the form of graphs and charts. It is amazing to see that the SharePoint 2010's popularity has increased many fold during the last 6 months. Mark Miller has also analyzed the results in his blog post:


Thanks to everyone who attended the event and specially my session. It was wonderful speaking to such a knowledgable audience. The recordings of the sessions will be available in 2 weeks from nothingbutsharepoint.com.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SharePoint Saturday EMEA - Jan 22, 2011

If you have not registered for this great event yet, do not wait. Hurry! Register today for this excellent event. The first SharePoint Saturday EMEA was a big success. This second one will be even bigger. Don't miss out on this great event! There are 10 MVPs and 30 knowledge-filled sessions that you can attend.


Speakers bios are available on the following page:


Please share it on facebook, twitter and other social media sites. Twitter hash is #SPSEMEA.

Let's join hands in making this event a big success. SharePoint community rocks!

object reference not found column 0 visual studio

Visual Studio throws "Object Reference not found" error when you select "Deploy" command from the menu. It happens when you try to deploy your component from within Visual Studio. No line number is given. Row is 0, column is 0. The following forum post discusses this scenario, error and solutions in detail:


I was actually trying to deploy a web part from the Visual Studio when all of a sudden I started getting this error. The solution is easy. Close the browser window, close command prompt if its open, close Visual Studio. Reset IIS. Open Visual studio again and try now, it will work.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

ULSViewer tool

Are you already using ULSviewer tool? Great! If not, please download your copy from the following site:


It is an excellent tool to read error messages from the SharePoint logs. You may have noticed that SP 2010 throws an error with correlation ID which is meaningless for the users. It doesn't tell anything to the user about the error. You can use ULSviewer to search the error in the logs using the correlation ID. Error log gives you complete description of the error.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday EMEA on Jan 22

Don't forget to register for the SharePoint Saturday EMEA (online event) that will take place on Jan 22, 2011. Check out the list of speakers and you will be amazed to see so many well known speakers, evanglists, and MVPs speaking in this event.

http://sharepointsaturday.org for more details!

WSP deployment issues in SP 2010

Do you get following error when you deploy a WSP?

This solution contains no resources scoped for a Web application and cannot be deployed to a particular Web application.

You are thinking it's a new error in SP 2010? Wrong! It's the same old problem that we faced in MOSS 2007 also. Here is an old blog that discusses this issue in detail:


Same solution works in 2010 also.

Deploy WSP using Powershell

If you are looking to deploy a WSP using Powershell, use following stsadm alternative commands (PS).

Open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell and type following comman to add solution:

Add-spsolution “C:\installation\mylist.wsp”

To deploy the above WSP, use following command:

Install-spsolution –identity mylist.wsp –gacdeployment

If you want to specify a URL, use following command:

Install-spsolution –identity mylist.wsp –webapplication http://spsite –gacdeployment

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday India today

It should be an interesting event. The first edition was a success. I hope the event today will also be well attended. I am looking forward to it. Try to attend it if you have time.


My presentation will be about SharePoint 2010 document management capabilities and new social media features.

Object reference not found error when deploying WSP in SharePoint 2010

This is not a new error. You also got this error in MOSS 2007 if you did not have permissions on the SharePoint databases. Because many users are migrating to 2010 they think the older WSP is not compatible with 2010 or the stsadm is malfunctioning. No, everything is fine. Just give permissions to the user (on the content db) deploying the WSP and the error will go away.