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Friday, April 29, 2011

Speaking at SharePoint Conference New Zealand 2011 (Via Randy Williams)

Randy will be speaking at the SharePoint Conference in NZ. Below is an excerpt from his recent blog post. We would like to hear from him his experience at the conference.
Extracted from the original post:
“I’m very excited to be making my first trip to New Zealand in March 2011 to speak at the SharePoint Conference New Zealand. This event is run by Debbie Ireland and her amazing team at EnvisionIT, the same company I worked with to bring this event to Singapore last October. The conference date is March 16 and 17 in Wellington.
In addition to these two, jam-packed days of content, there will also be half-day, hands-on workshops running the day before and after the conference. Some of these still have seats, but don’t wait--I know these are going fast. One of my workshop sessions is a SharePoint 2010 session for developers scheduled on March 15.
For the two-day conference, I have one speaking session here:”
Read his complete post by clicking the link below:

Designing and Branding SharePoint (Via Lloyd-Williams)

Designing and Branding SharePoint are two very important aspects of working with SharePoint sites. SharePoint designer 2010 has more features now than it previously had. We can make changes to the design and brand the sites according to our own requirements. To brand the sites, one must know all components of the SharePoint page. Lloyd and friends have been designing and branding SharePoint for a long time. Lloyd shares his experience in his blog post.

SharePoint Server 2010: How to delete a site collection by using Central Administration (Via Amol Ghuge)

Amol Ghuge shows us how to delete a site collection by using CA site. He says that person performing the delete operation should be member of the Farm Administrator’s group.

To see the complete steps, please visit his blog post:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Limiting the number of blog posts displayed in SharePoint 2010 (Via Michal Pisarek)

Michal has presented the way of limiting the number of blog posts displayed in SharePoint. Michal has explained it in great detail by showing screenshots.
Please click here to visit Michal’s blog post.

Setting the Portal Site Connection with PowerShell in SharePoint 2010 (Via Todd O. Klindt )

Extract from the original post
“When I do SharePoint admin talks I also preach the value of scaling by site collections instead of webs. This provides numerous benefits like permissions boundaries, scalability, and quotas. One of the first pushbacks I get on this is navigation. Navigation is also bounded at the site collection level, so each site collection has different navigation, which makes it difficult for end users to get out of the site collection to other SharePoint content. Discoverability is an issue.”
For complete article please visit Todd’s blog here.

Adding jQuery to Every Page in a SharePoint (Via andrewconnell)

Newer and much more elegant solution presented by Andrew to add jQuery to every page in SharePoint.

For complete post please visit here.

Error Installing SharePoint 2010 Enterprise on Windows 7 (Via Tyler Cranston)

Extract from the original post
“I was attempting to installing SharePoint 2010 Enterprise on Windows 7 this week for some development work. While attempting to install SharePoint using the standalone method, I kept getting an the following error at the end of the installation:

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 encountered an error during setup. One or more required office components failed to complete successfully.”

For complete post please visit Tyler’s blog post here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SharePoint 2010: Create Custom WCF Service (Via Sohel)

How much difficult it is to create a custom WCF service in SharePoint 2010?
Sohel have given detailed answers to that question.

Click here to visit Sohel’s blog post.

SharePoint Search – AuthzInitializeContextFromSid failed (Via Andy Burn)

Andy Burn explains solutions of the problem he faced while using SharePoint search.

Excerpt from the post:

“I’d a really, really weird problem with a customer yesterday. We’d set up their SharePoint search. Indexing seemed to be working correctly, and when I logged in as an administrator, I was getting search results correctly. However, logged in as a normal – though very highly privileged – user my search results were missing! This was some thing of a surprise. It felt like security trimming, but the user was a Site Collection admin, and had Full Control throughout the entire main content web application. Also, we were indexing content off the network file share, and we knew he could access both the SharePoint Content.”

Click here to visit the complete article.

SharePoint Search Locations in Windows 7 (Via Agnes.Molnar )

Excerpt from orignal post:

“My latest column on EndUserSharePoint.com has just been published this Monday: This time I wrote about a great Windows 7 feature. Windows 7 is the first operation system with the capability to use external search providers as federated search locations – and yes, this federated location can also be SharePoint”

For complete post visit the blog post here

SharePoint PerformanceTester new version published (Via PatrickHeyde)

PatrickHeyde have explained few useful SharePoint tools like extend debug information, Performance Tester.

For detail about these tools visit Patrick’s blog post here.

Monday, April 25, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Server CU’s and SP’s do not need Foundation!!! (Via Brad Saide)

Excerpt from original post: “I’ve been trying to find an “official position” from Microsoft on this for a while now, and it seems that Stefan has got an explanation as to why the Foundation Cumulative Update does not need to be installed before the Server Updates (as well as confirming that they are not…) – http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2011/03/04/delayed-february-2011-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-is-now-available.aspx – Essentially in 2007 you could be on a different hotfix level between Server and WSS, but in 2010 there are dependencies on Foundation so the hotfixes will ALWAYS be packaged together.”

Complete article here.

SharePoint 2010 Integration with Presently (Via Renae Bair)

Excerpt from original blog post:
“For the last three years, Presently users have been taking advantage of our integration with SharePoint. Today we're excited to offer SharePoint 2010 integration. If you're using older versions of SharePoint, don't worry; we will be keeping our old webpart in place so that you can continue to use Presently with older versions.”

To read complete post, visit Renae’s blog:

Resource – Migrating SBS 2003 v2 SharePoint to SBS 2011 SharePoint Foundation (via Philip Elder)

Struggling to migrate SBS 2003 SharePoint to SPF 2010? Check out the following blog. It shows how one can migrate SPS 2003 v2 SharePoint to SBS 2011 SPF.

For more details please visit Philip’s blog here.

2011 SharePoint Solutions Roadshow–US (via Wes Yanaga )

Excerpt from original post:
“Microsoft, K2, BA-Insight, Adlib Software, AvePoint, and many more Microsoft partners have teamed up to bring a complimentary event to your area filled with subject matter experts, insightful presentations, demos, food, fun, and prizes!
You are invited to a FREE all day event focused on extending the power of SharePoint in your organization. Featuring presentations by Microsoft, and leading Microsoft Partners like K2, learn about innovative solutions that drive value and cost savings for your organization.
Experience product demonstrations, in-depth presentation on SharePoint and how you can extend its capabilities beyond a typical "out-of-the-box" deployment and create real value for your organization.
Seating for the event is first come-first serve, so please arrive early and join us for complimentary morning refreshments, and lunch will be provided too.”
For complete article please visit the blog here.

SharePoint Semantics Now Available (Via SharePoint Semantics Blog)

“A new publication provides an information service about one of the world’s most popular software platforms. The new information service is SharePointSemantics.com, and it focuses on the world’s fastest growing content and collaboration platform and how semantics and work flow can compound the SharePoint ROI for organizations.”

For complete article please visit the blog here

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Professional SharePoint Development MS TechEd Pre-Conference Session (Via Robert L. Bogue)

“Eric Shupps and I've been talking about Professional SharePoint Development talks at many conferences these days. We've settled into an action packed – and funny – all day session. The session is a lot of fun for both Eric and I because we've both been talking about doing good development for SharePoint for years. “
To read complete blog post, visit Robert Bogue’s blog here.

SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

“If you pair a proven document management solution with a powerful customer relationship management solution, what do you get? I say you get pure bliss!
Imagine opening up a client’s account in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and not only being able to see all of your contacts at that account and their history, but also being able to link that client’s account directly to a document library in SharePoint. Although the integration between SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM was possible in the past releases with the use of JavaScript, with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, the integration with SharePoint is native.”

To read complete article please visit the following link.

New SharePoint and silverlight training course (via SharePoint developer team)

Paul Stubbs has announced the release of a new SharePoint and Silverlight training course. You can view the courses online, or download the offline training kit. There is also a VHD available for completing the labs.

For further details please click here.

SharePoint 2010 links for new developers (version 2011) (via Toni Frankola)

Here is a collection of some useful links gathered by Toni. To have a detailed view please visit the following link.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Date Time Control (Via karine bosch)

If you want to understand how to use (date time) control in your custom web parts or application pages, Karine Bosch's blog post has explained it in quite a detail.

SharePoint List Template Id’s (via Marc Charmois)

Marc has assembled SharePoint list template IDs. For complete list please visit Marc Charmois’s blog post here.

Office, SharePoint Service Pack Due Mid-Summer (via Bruce Kyle)

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is due mid-summer. Announcements of specific features will be made on team blogs according to the post. Office 2010 Service Pack 1 is almost here.
Specific blogs include:
http://blogs.office.com (and related product team blogs)
More details will be released at TechEd North America and will include the tentative release schedule.
Changes to Office and SharePoint products are cumulative. Products include:
• Office 2010 suites
• Project 2010
• Visio 2010
• Office 2010 servers
• Office Web Apps
• Search Server 2010
• SharePoint 2010 Products,
• FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
• Free Support for Compatibility

For more details Please visit Bruce Kyle’s blog post here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service.

You get following error when you try to access an InfoPath form in 2010:


1. Run Central Administration
2. Click on Configuration Wizard right hand side navigation links and then Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard.
3. Start the Wizard
4. Make sure checkbox along with State Service is checked.
5. Click Next.

This will resolve the issue and the form will start opening.

Monday, April 11, 2011

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

Friday, April 1, 2011

Renewed as SharePoint MVP 2011

I have been renewed as SharePoint Server MVP for 2011. I would like to thank Microsoft for this. It's an honour to be part of this vibrant knowledgable community.