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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: 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: Create Datasheet view missing

    The other the I got asked why the “Datasheet view” option was laking from “Create a new view”. It turned out to be a more troublesome way to find the solution than first expected. First I checked the users rights on the site collection, but that really did not give any answers. Secondly, I checked...
  • 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: SPNavigationNode issue

    While working on some enhancements for the Site Configurator Feature we just released to CodePlex, I was struggling with an unexpected behavior when trying to add create SPNavigationNodes programmatically for quick launch and top navigation links. There are two constructors to select from: public...
  • 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: Unit testing SharePoint code

    In some projects lately I've been faced with the question about how to unit-test SharePoint code. I've been experimenting with unit testing in Visual Studio 2008 and particularly testing SharePoint code. What do I mean by "SharePoint code" ? I mean server-side .NET code written against the SharePoint...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD

    Brief Description This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Overview The Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program provides customers with an enhanced server-based software evaluation experience that’s faster, better supported and...
  • 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: Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007

    To avoid common pitfalls and keep your Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment available and performing well, follow these best practices based on real-world experience from Microsoft Consulting Services and the product team. Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007
  • 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: Norwegian SharePoint Community, second meeting

    The second meeting in the newly started Norwegian SharePoint Community group (link: here ) were recently held. The meeting was fully booked (just as the 1. meeting), and there were a waiting list to attend. In other words a popular and most welcome initiative in the SharePoint community in Norway! ...
  • 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: Lots of databases, full recovery model, low disk space...what to do?

    I do not much care for having my development databases set to Recovery modell = full. There is really no need for that. The day I need to restore a logfile the environmnet better be a production environment. Unfortunatly SQL 2005 let me set the Recovery model on a global level (Please tell me how...
  • 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: 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: The SharePointPedia . . .

    Sharepoint Pedia .com Microsoft has a launched a SharePointPedia, where you will find information and links to content recommended by the SharePoint community. Read more about it on the SharePoint team blog " Announcing SharePointPedia -- community driven content recommendations and requests! " From...
  • 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...
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