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  • Blog Post: Guidance on modifying pre-defined content types

    I recently worked with some of the best services guys inside Microsoft to develop this whitepaper on guidance around modifying pre-defined content types. We saw lack of such guidance and some customers facing issues because of going down wrong path. Please go through it and understand approaches to achieve...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Visual Studio Unit Tests and Code Coverage

    I spent almost 10 hours yesterday to figure out how to run SharePoint unit tests using VS 2010 and how to get code coverage reports. There is nothing new which I have invented in this process but I felt this information is right now scattered . I'm putting down the complete process here so that others...
  • Blog Post: Technet Radio SharePoint BCS Throttling

    I did a radio show last month with SharePoint Product Manager Bill Baer which went live yesterday. We talked about how BCS throtlling is different from large list throttling and what things one should be careful about. You can get the podcast at below given link. Hope you enjoy the show. http://technet...
  • Blog Post: Import-SPMetadatawebservicePartitionData and BULK LOAD Problem

    Today I was doing some research and troubleshooting issue while using Content Deployment used with Managed Metadata Service(MMS). I was moving MMS Term Store from Author to Production Farm using the Windows PowerShell command Import-SPMetadatawebservicePartitionData. This commands takes the export file...
  • Blog Post: Issues with SharePoint 2010 Central Administration running on SSL

    I configured my Farm with Central Administration running on SSL port 443. There are couple of issues I have run into with this configuration and want to share with community. My SP build version is 14.0.4762.1000 . Problem while running User Profile Import Job - This was the first issue I ran into...
  • Blog Post: Using SharePoint Tagging features with Content Deployment deployed production sites

    In this scenario we will evaluate implementing tags and note boards on a site which is target of content deployment, i.e. where content is deployed by content deployment job. Problem Statement Many organizations have requirement to implement publishing environment such that production site is...
  • Blog Post: Searching External Systems using SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) within throttling limits

    Searching External Systems using SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) within throttling limits Summary: Learn how to use SharePoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) feature to search content in external system when the number of records in system are more than throttling...
  • Blog Post: Consuming External Data Using SharePoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services and Excel 2010 Add-ins

    Yesterday was the launch day of the one of the best version of Office including SharePoint. Now the time has started for everyone in the field to get started and start creating creative solutions based on that. With the launch came the launch of my second article on BCS. This is something on which...
  • Blog Post: Accessing BLOB Data from External Systems Using Business Connectivity Services

    Ok guys, this is a new feature which I came across while exploring BCS. BCS now supports getting BLOBs into SharePoint and provide many features which help in pulling and streaming BLOB's out to end user. The work which I did on this has been published as a whitepaper courtsey to some folks in Redmond...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to Oracle using BCS

    While browsing through BCS documentation came across this section on how to design models for connecting to Oracle. What is the support in tools to design and how to do it. Hope you will find it useful http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff464424(office.14).aspx
  • Blog Post: Business Connectivity Services Client Object Model Calls

    I’m writing this post as lot of people seem to have some misunderstanding how the BCS Client Object Model works. BCS client object model is different from SharePoint Client Object Model. It comes as a part of Office Professional Pro SKU and contains classes which help to consume/update data from External...
  • Blog Post: BCS metadata model is case sensitive

    As always whenever I find something which is small but useful, I do end up blogging about it. Yesterday, I had a strange issue with my BCS metadata model. I created an IdEnumerator against AdventureWorks database and written a query to get SalesOrders using SQL. Everything looked ok but when I was crawling...
  • Blog Post: BCS Client Functionality in Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

    Yesterday I was re-creating my farm and ran into an interesting issue with BCS client functionality. I was deploying Microsoft Office and used Professional version of the build. I have an Excel Add-In project which was working fine before I redeployed Office. The VS solution complained about missing...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Social Computing Setup

    I am a lazy writer and always try to share something which I find when learning new stuff as small posts. Recently, I was trying to setup Social Computing feature in SharePoint and was having trouble seeing the status updates from other people on My Network under My Sites. I tried to run the Activity...
  • Blog Post: Consuming External data using SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services(BCS) and Office Excel 2010 Add-In

    In this walkthrough you will learn how to use Sharepoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services(BCS) feature to access external business data using Microsoft Excel 2010 as a client. This simple step-by-step will help you understand how to setup a BCS External list and then interact with it using...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Introduced at SPC09

    The most exciting release in SharePoint history has been introduced to the general community at SharePoint Conference 2009. The product has host of new features around scalability, maintainability, social and all and all a great enterprise product. Sneak peak vidoes give good overview about the investments...
  • Blog Post: Introducing SharePoint 2010

    Come monday and the biggest SharePoint mela is going to start in Vegas on Oct19th, the SharePoint Conference 2009. Keynote will be delivered by Steve Ballmer and one of the best releases in SharePoint history will be introduced to the general community. I have seen some feature bits and the sneak peak...
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