SharePoint Thinks, Links and Clinks

SharePoint TLC as in Thinks (Thoughts and Findings), Links (to other blogs, msdn, technet, etc) and Clinks (toasts about coolness?)

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  • Blog Post: Free Beer! oops, Free SharePoint Code Analysis Tool Available

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/torstenmandelkow/archive/2013/10/08/free-sharepoint-code-analysis-tool-available.aspx has a post regarding SPCop, a Visual Studio Extension to analyze SharePoint code. Analyzes the following objects from SharePoint solutions (.wsp) for SharePoint 2007 / 2010 / 2013 and SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: ProcDump : SysInternals tool for generating crash dumps during spikage

      Another tool for your tool belt from SysInternals Mark Russinovich. Why would you need this in SharePoint land? Ever had a process spike and you would have liked to capture a memory dump for analysis and you just happened to miss the occurrence of the event? I have, and I know that a few other...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Development Tools - SharePoint Development Wiki - SharePoint Dev Wiki

    Great list of tools to make your SharePoint Development, Deployment, Debugging, Debunking very Delightful. SharePoint Development Tools - SharePoint Development Wiki - SharePoint Dev Wiki
  • Blog Post: Server and Site Architecture: Object Model Overview

    Another one to have in the links is a lovely diagram-full MSDN link of Server and Site Architecture with Objects! Server and Site Architecture: Object Model Overview   Server and Site Architecture: Object Model Overview
  • Blog Post: LogParser and SharePoint (kinda like chocolate and peanut butter)

    Thinks I came across a post on the IIS.net forums ( http://forums.iis.net/p/1153101/1884922.aspx#1884922 ) that led to what looks to be a promising tool to add to your SharePoint toolbox.   From Gluegood Software “ LogParser.WSS30 - I recently published a Logparser COM input plug-in for Sharepoint...
  • Blog Post: Sample code acceptance checklist for IT organizations with emphasis on SharePoint

    Thinks I get the this question on a very frequent basis. In fact, I ask myself quite frequently as well what should be checked for in order to bless SharePoint code for acceptance? The following snippet from the TechNet page sums up the reason we need to be looking at the quality of the code in the first...
  • Blog Post: Using Team Foundation Server to Develop Custom SharePoint Products and Technologies Applications

    Thinks There is a great resource on MSDN that dives into using Team Foundation Server as part of your development toolset and practices for development of SharePoint applications. What are some things you could use this for? Glad you asked as it is in the article. The following is a list of common SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Server 2003 /3GB switch is not supported in Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 or in later versions or in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 or in later versions

    Thinks Used to be the magic bullet, /3GB that is. Quote form the KB article “ The /3GB switch changes the way that the Microsoft Windows 4 GB virtual address space is split up. Instead of splitting the 4 GB virtual address space into 2 GB of user mode virtual address space and 2 GB of kernel mode virtual...
  • Blog Post: WSS and MOSS Backup, Recovery and Disaster Recovery scenarios

    Thinks There are many options available to you for backup, restore and DR of your WSS/MOSS Environment Nothing but a prayer too common of a scenario where best wishes and prayers are used to not need a backup SharePoint Designer Stsadm Utility – stsadm –o backup/restore, stsadm –o export/import Backup...
  • Blog Post: Limiting Your SharePoint Objects with PowerShell

    Thinks Darrin Bishop has another post on using PowerShell (my not so new techno love flame, will, not Darrin but PowerShell) with SharePoint (my super-duper zealous techno love flame.) As you will find, using PowerShell to return information from the SharePoint Object Model will give you more than want...
  • Blog Post: Where does that go in the manifest? or How To Build a Solution Pack (WSP)

    Thinks Eric Stallworth put together a very nice blog post that DudesOnKill pointed to that goes into the nuts and bolts of building a solution pack (wsp), a DDF (diamond directive file), manifest file, deploying, activating and … (go read the post for the best pull of the information!) Links The...
  • Blog Post: Follow the buzz to the hive, the 12 hive that is : "12 Folder" From Here!

    Thinks If you have been using Microsoft SharePoint technologies for a while, you are wise to the ways of the magical “12 hive” a.k.a. “12 folder” a.k.a. “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN”. With some magic of the registry,...
  • Blog Post: Inside SharePoint: Building Your SharePoint Infrastructure

    Thinks The trip is worth it for the figures alone. I find myself drawing this kind of things on pieces of paper when helping out customers and people that just ask me because I work with SharePoint. Hint, if you are planning to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists exams for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine – InSide SharePoint and SharePoint Products & Technologies Listing

    Thinks I opened up the real mailbox today and there was the May 2008 TechNet magazine. I look forward to this magazine as I have found some great information and resources in the past. For those that are paper averse or just like to read on the screen, you can see the magazine at the link in Links. I...
  • Blog Post: How Many accounts for setting up and deploying Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server

    Thinks Raise your hand if you have set up SharePoint using one account. Now, keep your hand up if it was this the “ADMINISTRATOR” account? Wow! I am having trouble typing now as I count the hands and try to type with the hand that is not raised up. In other words, I have been guilty of this...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

    Thinks Wouldn’t be great if there was one page that had the downloads for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services? I agree! 233 results as of this blog post. Top on the list is Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1. And not to be forgotten weighing with 251 downloads is the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for SharePoint Blueprint

    The “Thinks” I have heard this question a few times, “Isn’t this SilverLight just lipstick on the pig?” Well, pigs lips or not (I think the not part), integration of Silverlight and SharePoint has a lot of potential for a richer and snazzier user experience. I have seen...
  • Blog Post: Chris O'Brien's blog: Introducing the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard

    Chris gives the details on the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard that is out on CodePlex (Yea CodePlex!). Thanks to Chris for making this tool available. Chris O'Brien's blog: Introducing the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard on CodePlex

    More Codeplex goodness. I will be trying this with my test farms to see about transferring of SharePoint Designer Workflows. SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard - Home
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Webcasts, Virtual Labs and PodCasts

    All this and more from the site at Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007: SharePoint Server Architecture, SharePoint Server Authentication, Interopability, SharePoint Services Security, SharePoint Disaster Recovery, and more | SharePoint Server 2007 Webcasts Webcasts Tune in to these webcasts for demonstrations...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcasts: Windows PowerShell Scripting

    With Crash and PowerShell in the same title, wow! And FREE by Don Jones. Oh come on, what are you waiting on. You know you want to learn it, or you wouldn’t be reading here. TechNet Webcast: The Windows PowerShell Scripting Crash Course (Level 200) 59 minutes that you can take on you Zune with...
  • Blog Post: I Like IIS Logs, but, I don’t like Pecan logs (or yea! LogParser! Look what people are searching for)

    I had to do a little ego-surfing (yeah, you know what it is! http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=Logparser+SharePoint+Search+Tadd&src=IE-SearchBox ) to find an old LogParser Script that I wrote a while ago to parse out Search Query keywords from the SharePoint Search from IIS logs. I found it on...
  • Blog Post: Configure alternate access mapping (Windows SharePoint Services)

    Enter Kasey Kasum (sp?), long distance dedication for the top of the charts. This goes out to all those heart broken by the fun and challenge of Alternate Access Mapping. Sorry for the sad trip to AM radio, wait, I hear Wolfman Jack! But, I digress. I wanted to start a post to pull together items relating...
  • Blog Post: Five Fabulous Fantastic Function Filters Powerful PowerShell for SharePoint

    Darrin Bishop has useful and informational post on 5 different PowerShell Functions/Filters for SharePoint. quick, click here - Five Simple But Powerful PowerShell Functions/Filters for SharePoint The image from his site is worth the trip alone and then the filters map to the relationship nicely. These...
  • Blog Post: Poshoholic name already taken (a.k.a. PowerShell addiction)

    I was listening to a .Net Rocks Podcast earlier this week and Kirk Munro of Poshoholic (Totally addicted to PowerShell) was on. I loved the name of his blog and had to share some of the goodies. I have been using PowerGui ( http://www.powergui.org , free download!) as a learning, teaching, experimentation...
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