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  • Blog Post: Debugging SharePoint – Web application could not be found Issue

    Sometimes when I debug my SharePoint code from Visual Studio, I get the exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException was unhandled   Message=The Web application at http://jl-sp2010/ could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing content, the...
  • Blog Post: Undocumented stsadm command “stsadm –o uninstall”

    Unfortunately I discovered an undocumented stsadm command today; having gotten into the habit of typing in “stsadm –o commandname” to get the list of parameters needed, I got stung by entering the wrong command name. I was looking for the parameters to “UninstallFeature”, but I typed only in “uninstall...
  • Blog Post: A good under-the-hood SharePoint book?

    My former colleague Kjell-Sverre has written a review on the book Building the SharePoint User Experience , where he absolutely recommends reading the book. This is a hardcore book for SharePoint developers. I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on its way. Kjell-Sverre’s review is worth reading, including...
  • Blog Post: Copy listitems from one custom list to another, then move them into subfolders.

    One problem I stumbled over the other day, was how to copy item from one custom SPlist to another. The two lists are identical and I thought moving the items should be quite easy through use of the object model. It turned out be not so straight forward. Normally, SPListItem.CopyFrom() and SPListItem...
  • Blog Post: New Version of SharePoint SiteConfigurator Feature Released!

    We have just released a new version of the SharePoint SiteConfigurator feature on codeplex.com .  In this release we have focused on some new features and making sure the build is stable. This involved some refactoring as well as splitting the project in three parts, one for the code and logic,...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing MOSS part 2 (of 2)

    In the 1. article on Unit testing MOSS I described some of the findings and experience on unit testing SharePoint applications using the TypeMock Isolator framework. In this 2. article I will provide some examples of unit tests. Code under test You should of course use TDD principles, but we are in a...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing MOSS part 1 (of 2)

    Some of our team members, including me and Frank Jusnes , were recently responsible for providing recommendations on how to unit test in SharePoint projects, and this is an overview of our findings and experiences. This is the first of two posts on the subject giving an overview. In the second post we...
  • Blog Post: Announcing SharePoint Site Configurator Feature on CodePlex

    It is an pleasure to announce the second of our two new SharePoint projects on Codeplex.com: Project Description SharePoint Site Configurator Feature is a small framework for taking care of all configurations, settings and featurestapling you need for transforming a standard blank site definition into...
  • Blog Post: Announcing SharePoint PowerShell Deploy on CodePlex

    It is an pleasure to announce the first of our two new SharePoint projects on Codeplex.com: Project Description SharePoint PowerShell Deploy is a set of PowerShell files to help you build, deploy, upgrade and destroy a SharePoint farm. It can be used on development machines as well as test and production...
  • Blog Post: Estimate performance and capacity requirements for InfoPath Forms Services environments

    New document on performance published on Technet ; gives good guidance and recommendations for use of Forms Server and dataconnections. In this article: Key characteristics Test environment Test results Recommendations This performance and capacity planning scenario incorporates a single Microsoft Office...
  • Blog Post: How To: Creating a VS web application below a SharePoint IIS web application

    In certain scenarioes it would be very convenient to create a full Visual Studio web application below a SharePoint web application. This can be when you have a lot of asp.net files which do not have many connections or use of SharePoint functionality, still the must be hosted on the SharePoint server...
  • Blog Post: How to create Site Collection in a specific content dateabase part 2

    Following up on Thomas' post on how to create a site collection in a specific content database : You can also use the STSADM command CreateSiteInNewDB However this does not quite cut it. You would like to decide on which content database each time. To do that, you could use stsadm extensions. It will...
  • Blog Post: Sample code acceptance checklist for IT organizations

    "Web sites that are based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 often include custom solutions. The ability to customize sites by adding custom solutions gives Office SharePoint Server 2007 power and flexibility. However, a poorly designed or implemented executable module that runs in a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: List scalability and capacity planning

    Joel Oleson recently published a collection of recommended resources for MOSS list scalability and capacity planning in a blog post called Revisiting List Scalability . It contains articles, whitepapers and case studies, and there is some really useful stuff in there, so check it out!
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Development and Programming FAQ

    MSDN forums opened SharePoint Development and Programming FAQ recently - add it to your favorites right away! :)
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Features project on CodePlex

    A project on CodePlex adding a lot of value for SharePoint projects is the "SharePoint 2007 features" project. It has grown considerable during it lifetime and it is absolutly worthwhile checking back from time to time. Content Type Hierarchy Feature (separate download) Log Viewer Feature (separate download...
  • Blog Post: Links

    SharePoint Performance Quick Wins / Tips Enabling SharePoint Intellisense in VS2008 PowerShell for Flexible Iterative SharePoint-based Development Developing SharePoint Solutions in Visual Studio SharePoint Wikis are Awesome, I swear
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression Studio 2 Ships, Advancing Superior Developer and Designer Collaboration

    Press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/may08/05-01Expression2PR.mspx Expression Web 2 adds support for PHP and Adobe Photoshop import based on customer feedback. Expression Blend 2, in addition to Silverlight support, adds vertex animation and an improved user interface with a new...
  • Blog Post: Content Types in SharePoint

    Content types enable you to manage the metadata and behaviors of a document or item type in a centralized, reusable way. The following links are a good starting point to get more information about how Content Types works in SharePoint. Introduction: " What are Content Types, Anyway" by Andrew May "Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Visual How To's

    There are 30 (and counting) Visual How To articles available on MSDN. These articles include, among others: guidelines and tips on how to generate unique ID's, how to build custom content types, how to write custom entries to audit log, inheriting default values Visual How To's on MSDN is worth a visit...
  • Blog Post: New to SharePoint? Where to start?

    From time to time I get asked from partners and customers, that are new to SharePoint, about where to start learning SharePoint. I will try asking this question by offering some good links to check out. These will mainly be targeted to somewhat technical persons (both developers and IT Pro). OK - there...
  • Blog Post: Freebies to SharePoint

    SharePoint is a great platform, and there are several additional features available for free. I have collected some of the good things from the community and elsewhere Application templates and role-based templates 40 application templates for SharePoint sites and 7 role-based templates for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: New to SharePoint? where to start?

    From time to time I get asked from partners and customers, that are new to SharePoint, about where to start learning SharePoint. I will try asking this question by offering some good links to check out. These will mainly be targeted to somewhat technical persons (both developers and IT Pro). OK - there...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Issues Web Access Tool for TFS

    The power tool, dubbed Team System Web Access, is based on technology that Microsoft acquired in March from DevBiz. Team System Web Access (formerly known as TeamPlain) is a Web interface to Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. Feature Overview Add new work items or edit existing ones...
  • Blog Post: The new Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is NOW AVAILABLE!

    This is super cool and very useful. Let's say you are looking for Business Data Catalog (BDC) information. Just click on BDC on the dev-map, and voila: You get namespaces, resources, features, reference documentation and news about BDC ! Don't wait, go check it out today at http://msdn2.microsoft...
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