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  • Blog Post: InfoPath 2010 with SharePoint 2010

    Recently I was working with a customer where we were auto populating AD attribute values into InfoPath form. We were using this link to do auto populating. When we tried to preview the InfoPath form, we were hit with the following error My first guess was that the SOAP connection might be wrong...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Timer Job to get weekly updates

    Timer Jobs are jobs that run periodically at specific time (scheduled times). Recently I worked on a project where we need to get weekly updates of the Wiki Pages created and modified in a SharePoint site. So we created a timer job that runs a CAML query to get the created and modified items from...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Solution : Getting items from any list between two dates

    One of the common requirement for most of the customer is to get a list of items from a list between two dates ( like Start date and End Date). You will see lot of blogs/posts on this topic. I developed this piece of code using Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010. ( This blog post does not talk about...
  • Blog Post: How to calculate Throughput and Peak Throughput for SharePoint

    While doing capacity planning for SharePoint, Throughput and Peak Throughput are two very important parameters that later help you decide on the number of servers/hardware required for your SharePoint implementation. Lets start of by looking for Throughput first. Throughput is the number of operations...
  • Blog Post: Guidance on Latency and Bandwidth for SharePoint 2010

    When planning for a SharePoint deployment one of the key aspects to consider is network latency and bandwidth. These two parameters have to be examined wheather you are looking at a centralized deployment or distributed deployment. So what is bandwidth and latency?? Bandwidth is the amount of data...
  • Blog Post: Search TIFF files in SharePoint 2010

    Recently one of my customer had 5 million invoices and he wanted to have them scanned and stored with in SharePoint. He wanted to know if SharePoint ( out of the box) will be able to index the data with in these scanned documents. He was not ready to purchase an OCR software for these files to be searchable...
  • Blog Post: Summary on Upgrade to SharePoint 2010

    We have two ways to upgrade from MOSS 2007 SP2 (64bit) to SP2010. ( It doesnot talk about customization upgrade, This article primarily talks about what happens to SSP ) Inplace upgrade Database attach and upgrade Inplace upgrade in detail To do inplace upgrade make sure that MOSS...
  • Blog Post: Configure Federated Search to get results from remote/another SharePoint 2010 Farm

    Federated Search was introduced with an infrastructure update in MOSS 2007. Federated Search basically uses the index created by other search engine ( in our case index created by SharePoint 2010 Search). It supplies the keyword that you entered and gets the result from that Index. In the internet...
  • Blog Post: Searching PDF files in SharePoint Foundation 2010

    SharePoint Foundation has a search scope that is limited to a site collection and also it can search Office client file types such as .doc,. xlsx, .ppt , txt etc. But can we search PDF file types in SharePoint Foundation?? The answer is YES. Most of the blogs in the internet says we need to use Search...
  • Blog Post: Change web application port number in SharePoint 2010

    Recently, one of my partners came with a request of changing his web application port. After digging around, I found an article that explained how to change Central Administration port number using stsadm.exe . I was sure that there should be a way to do it using GUI and guess what, there is a way to...
  • Blog Post: Important facts about MySites in SharePoint 2010

    Each User My site is made of 2 site collection: the My Site host site collection and the user's individual site collection. The My Site host site collection is a special site collection that hosts My Newsfeed and My Profile sections of all users' My Sites. A user's individual site collection hosts...
  • Blog Post: Sandbox Solution - Learn in a Snapshot!!

    Earlier this month SharePoint Product team released a chart or a diagram that talks about the classes in the SharePoint object model hierarchy available in sandbox solutions. This is a good chart for a beginner/intermediate/expert SharePoint developer. Looks something like below. Go to SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Send Holiday Request to your reporting Manager for Approval

    Its a common ask from a lot of organization who use SharePoint Calendar, to send the Holiday request for approval to their reporting manager. It is not possible out of the box, but can be achieved by writing a custom workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. Before you start the process make sure you...
  • Blog Post: Achieving FBA with ADLDS & SharePoint 2010

    FBA or Form Based Authentication is a method used when user/s who are not part of your company, such as business vendors or customers, would like to access your SharePoint Site and you want some kind of authentication for them. We can use SQL database or seperate AD or ADLDS to store the external...
  • Blog Post: How to search Exchange Public Folder using SharePoint Search

    SharePoint 2010 Search can search multiple location. One of those location/content source is Exchange Public Folders. This article talks about steps that are required to search public folders in Exchange 2007 SP2 or later (which includes Exchange 2010). Step1 : To get the URL of Public Folder do...
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