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SharePoint 2010 Database Naming Standards
In a previous post I made a case for following a database naming standard for SharePoint databases. What started as an investigation into how to rename the auto-generated SharePoint 2010 databases led me down a path bordering obsession. I spent several weeks implementing a comprehensive collection...
20 Nov 2010
SharePoint Database Naming Standards
Call me picky, but I think it’s important to consistently name your SharePoint databases—especially on a shared SQL Server hosting multiple farms and applications. Not only is it a good practice, but by showing that you care about the databases, you’ll earn the respect of even your most grumpiest DBAs...
15 Dec 2009
SharePoint 2010 Localization with Visual Studio 2010
In this walkthrough, I’ll show you how to create a SharePoint 2010 localized feature using Visual Studio 2010. The basic mechanics of localizing a SharePoint 2010 feature are the same as localizing a SharePoint 2007 feature, and is well documented. If you are unfamiliar with localization in SharePoint...
28 Nov 2009
Enable the Developer Dashboard using the Object Model / Powershell
The SharePoint 2010 developer dashboard has three display levels (see SPDeveloperDashboardLevel Enumeration .): Off (default): The dashboard is not displayed, and there is no UI element to turn it on On : The dashboard is displayed, and there is no UI element to turn it off: OnDemand...
22 Nov 2009
Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSEWSS) Error: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information
One error you may see when packaging solutions with VSEWSS is: Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.Utilities.VSeWSSServiceException VSeWSS Service Error: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information. Like most error messages from VSEWSS, there...
16 Aug 2009
Subscribe to SharePoint Web Parts using Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices
One of the new features of Internet Explorer 8 is Web Slices. This feature enables you to subscribe to a section of a web page and notifies you when the content changes. By design, SharePoint Web Parts are a natural fit for this feature, and in this article I’ll show you how to build a Web Part that...
1 Feb 2009
How to Copy an Assembly From the GAC to the File System
Sometimes you need a local copy of an assembly from the GAC and here is a quick tip on how to do it. The GAC can be found in the c:\windows\assembly directory, but if you try to browse it, the following custom shell extension appears: This view does not provide the ability to copy assemblies, but...
13 Jan 2009
Search SharePoint from the Internet Explorer Toolbar Using a Custom Search Provider
Here is an easy way to search a SharePoint site from the IE toolbar without having to develop a custom add-in. Before showing you how to implement it, let's examine how custom search providers work. How Custom Search Providers Work When you browse to an Open Search enabled site in IE 7, the search...
8 Jul 2008
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