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  • Keenan Newton

    Creating a Custom Federation Location for SharePoint 2010 Search

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    SharePoint 2010 adds a new feature set of components called the Federation Object Model. This object model provides the ability to manage the configuration, querying and rendering of search results. The entire Federation OM consists of three core components...
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    Building No-Code Applications on SharePoint 2010... Where to Start

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    I sometimes get questions about how do you go about building a no-code solution. The fact is that building no-code solutions really do not differ from normal custom code solutions. The major difference is that obviously the developer of the solution doesn...
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    Calling a Web Service from a Pipeline Extensibility Executable in FAST Search 2010

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    So you want to call a Web Service (*.asmx) from a custom Pipeline Extensibility executable. You write all of your code, it works when you call it manually from the cmdline, but then when you try it within the content pipeline. it doesn't work. You probably...
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    Defining content in Host Web from an App for SharePoint

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    Here is a scenario. The app model for SharePoint 2013 allows developers to define remote event receivers for their apps. Sometimes though you actually want to create a remote event receiver for the host web as opposed to the app web. Visual Studio 2012...
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    Logging Application Block and Remoting

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    I was helping a colleague today with an interesting problem involving the use of the Logging Application Block and .NET Remoting. If you have tried this you may see an exception called "System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException" with an inner exception...
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    SharePoint 2010 Search Federation Location Runtimes

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    Well TechEd North America 2010 is at least done. As I promised during my sessions at TechEd North America 2010, I will be posting some samples on how to create custom federation location runtime for SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 includes 3 out of the...
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    Just released - New SharePoint 2010 content database size limitations.

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    New recommendations that allow the SharePoint 2010 content database to go up to 4TB http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=988
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    Book Status

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    So many of you have been wondering what is going on with the Enterprise Library book I am working. Well the original intention was to just include version 2.0 of Enterprise Library. However with Enterprise Library 3.0 being worked on, it has been decided...
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    Enterprise Library 3.0

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    Yes you heard right. There will be a new version fo Enterprise Library coming out. Version 3.0, my guess is it will coincide with the .NET Framework 3.0. Currently Tom Hollander is looking for feedback about what developers like, and dislike about the...
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    Building Effective Workflows Using SharePoint Server 2010

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    This is a great article on building workflows on SharePoint 2010. It gives you an overview of the capabilities of the Out of the box, SharePoint Designer and custom Visual Studio workflows and helps you decide the best approaqch and best practice for...
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    Thoughts on "Search as a Service"

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    The buzzword on Software as a Service has been around for quite some time. It has spawned many other "**** as a Service" (i.e. Database as a Service, Email as a Service, etc...) Some popular, some not so much. So I would like to bring up a "**** as a...
  • Keenan Newton

    Taking the Red Eye

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    Well I am sitting at SeaTac (Seattle Tacoma Airport), waiting to board my plane back to Chicago. The last 10 days have been interesting as I have ha da firehose of training workshops, and overall I have to say they have been pretty useful. So anyways...
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    Caching Expiration Policy Application Block

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    OK so while writing my book, I somewhat wished i had an easy way of defining the expiration "policies" via configuration while creating my samples for the Caching Application Block for Enterprise Library. This drove me to creating the the Caching Expiration...
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    Time to get busy

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    So I have just gotten back from this big conference in Seattle that is hosted for the Microsoft field personal called TechReady. Its somewhat like a TechEd, but its internally focused. I have to say that it was an awesome experience. I got a fire hose...
  • Keenan Newton

    Finally

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    Monday Nov. 26th my book will finally be out. I(ts been a long and difficult process but I hope that you all enjoy it. I got a billion people to thank but two people I have to thank are Jason Hoekstra and Timothy Murphy. Without these guys I would have...
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    TechEd Europe

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    I am in Berlin this week speaking at TechEd Europe. My sessions are on ITPro, Composite Applications and FAST Search.
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    My Journey Begins

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    Today was my first day at Microsoft. I have joined the Microsoft Consulting Group under the financial services vertical as a senior consultant. I have to say on my first day I am very impressed, and I look forward to the challenges and rewards of being...
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    Final date for the book

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    Well ladies and gentleman, There is a final date for release of my book titled "The Definitive Guide To Microsoft Enterprise Library", which is November 26th, 2007. It is in the final stages of production (printing). This book has been one of the greatest...
  • Keenan Newton

    Book Source Code

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    Sorry for the delay it should be up on the Apress website later today.
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    First Week Done

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    Well my first week at Microsoft has been completed, and I have to say it has been busy. Next week should be just as busy as I continue to go through the new hire process. The week of June 12th I will actually be in Redmond for a course called MS 101....
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    How Do I.... WebPart

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    So I had a need to create a How Do I... drop down. This dropdown would be used to provide quick help for common tasks on a sharepoint site. Well it would be very easy to use the "I need to" web part. it allows for a custom list to be used to create a...
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    It's here - IE7

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    Thats right the next version of Internet Explorer has been released into the wild. Download it at : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx Happy surfing
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    Making It Happen

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    If anyone gets anything out of what I have been preaching about Enterprise Library, is that it is Extensible. If it does not have a feature that comes out of the box; look at the source code, look on codeplex.com, find other online and offline sources...
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    Internet Explorer 9...

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    Internet Explorer 9 just went RTW an hour and half ago.Download it here
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    SharePoint 2010 has RTMed

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    More info about the announcement can be found at: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2010/04/16/sharepoint-2010-reaches-rtm.aspx And to celebrate, I have added a handful of new PowerShell scripts that can assist with specific Fast Search for...
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