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If you have been playing with the SharePoint 2010 beta then you may have run into a few issues. The Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team has put together a list of issues that the developer community is running into on a regular basis!

Nicely done.  Check it out here

I just love Linq in SharePoint. I think it is just an awesome way to write quick queries and get at data quite quickly. I've been working with it for a while on several projects and have been seeing some quirky things with it. First, the one problem that has been blogged about the most is that linq does with SPSite and SPWeb objects do not get properly disposed after they are used. You can google around for these issues and fixes. I implemented extension methods that properly disposed of the SPSite ...
I recently wrote a post where I discussed code that gave site access to users. I have had several deployments already that make that code fail. I do not know why it works in some environments and not the other. The real issue is SharePoint recognizing users on a site. Usually there is a SpUserCollection in context of an SPWeb or SPSite. The problem stems from users actually existing in that collection. By default only users given access to the site are actually in the collection. When the group, ...
So, I finally got around to installing SharePoint 2010! I will get a chance to poke aroudn this week and take a look at the new features and start blogging. I had a couple of issues I thought I would direct people in the right direction. I run all my vm's on Mac OSX, I had to upgrade to Snow leopard which has is an x64 OS and I upgraded my vm version. I actually run Parallel's for Mac. The newest version is version 5. I am not 100% sure but I don't think that creation x64 OS on parallels is a new ...
So I set out on a quest to install a SharePoint 2010 VM with Bob Davis, one of our 101 instructors for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City and a Co-Leader of the KC Office Geeks. We started around 5 pm and ended around 11 pm. Everything that could possible go wrong went wrong in triplicate. Here is a list of things you need to know: Turn on Virtualization in your bios: Bob did not have virtualization turned on in his bios, so the virtual machine I had stubbed out did not work. You need to make sure that ...
Career/Skill Path Each individual is playing different roles. Some are software engineer, some are programmer, tech lead, architect, project manager and so on… How would your skill to develop over a period of time so that you can take the next step and will prove to be true to your designation. Here are some of the check list… Check what skills you have and develop the one which you don’t currently possess. It’s not just about superficial skill, but true skill I am talking about. Don’t go over the ...

I am typically starting this blog with the "Hello World" kind of post.  Just to give an brief summary to the curious out there this blog will be a place where I will be putting down my experience with technologies specifically asp.net mvc, jquery, sql server, sharepoint, tdd, design patterns et el.

Also, I plan to record my learnings with developing an asp.net mvc project.

 

The industry it moving towards identity standards, and with the recent release of Windows Identity Foundation (fka Geneva), and the beta of SharePoint 2010, it’s important to take a look at the direction of how identity is being normalized into a “service” within the SharePoint object model. With SPS 2010, the SPUser object is now a claims identity. Identity management has been normalized to a approach that internally uses an STS that takes all “provider” or external STS identities, then creates ...
I was asked a little while back to pull together the best training resources for .NET development to feed into a MSDN UK site. I thought it would be useful to share here as well. By no means everything is listed but sometimes less is more :-). Enjoy: Top Tip: Watch out – these are sometimes big downloads. For instance I just downloaded a high def PDC2009 session at 600MB! I recommend you check out Free Download Manager – it is a great open source tool for working with large files. Offline Training ...
For the first time in my career I have attended a major conference and it was well worth the wait. I had a handful of major objectives in attending of which all were met. Gain an understanding of Azure and how we can leverage it for our small and mid market customers. Gain more detailed insight into changes in SharePoint 2010 that will impact customizations and solutions that we provide our customers. Have some dialog with some of the MS data team members and others to understand MS’ vision for data ...
What a difference a day makes…at least to some. While the Day 1 keynote at PDC seemed mostly like a news update on last year’s announcements, and a somewhat dry one at that, Day 2 gave developers some real “red meat.” It began with a presentation by Steven Sinofsky on Windows 7’s progress since its launch last month, including demos of the diverse array of hardware on which it now runs. Sinofsky then offered the ultimate crowd pleaser: he described the specs for a multi-touch Microsoft-designed laptop ...
Just moved from the Office 2010 Technical Preview to the Beta that was released last week or so and noticed a new bit of functionality in Outlook. I don't know the extent of the interoperability just yet but I look forward to seeing it in action with anything other than SharePoint. MS Info Page Here ...
Keynote: HOLY SMOKES!! Now this is why I came to PDC! Announced today: Silverlight 4 Beta. Printing? Yep. Access to Local File System? Yep. Want to share your assemblies between SL and native .NET assemblies? No Problem. Want access to the clipboard? COM Interop? Web Cam & Micrphone? Done and Done. SketchFlow.. Wha!?!?! OMG thats a cool prototyping tool. Sharepoint 2010 is looking like a tour de force. The ease of development, integration and deployment. Debugging and sandbox support. Solutions ...
Ok, I’ve been bitten twice in the past week on this. If you have InfoPath 2010 Beta installed and you’ve also got SharePoint 2007 running, at least with the latest SP2 and October CU, you run into an issue that surfaces in the logs as follows One or more types failed to load. Please refer to the upgrade log for more details When you pull that log apart, you’ll see that it’s attempting to load a few types such as Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.S... from assembly 'Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.... ...
We have extended registration to 300 people due to popular demand. We have 87 tickets left and no hands on lab sessions available. If you are interested in attending an event with 8 tracks (2 hands on labs sessions and 6 breakout sessions) with a mix of 2010 and 2007 topic and you are in the area stop on by. We will have breakfast, lunch, and snacks for everyone. Plus this time around really awesome prizes, such as netbooks, zunes, video cameras, books…Go to http://www.sharepointsaturd... and ...
Here is a list of the items in my "essentials" toolkit this year (in no particular order): Remote Desktop + Citrix Metaframe + Rogers wireless USB key -- lets me work on the train!!! Microsoft Visual Studio + TFS + IIS + SQL Server (yah yah yah) TFS Build Manager, TFS Power Tools + SourceServer + BuildAutoIncrement (cause I have to) Jetbrains Resharper (yay! three thumbs up!) Sparx Enterprise Architect (good value) Google Search Bar + Bookmarks XML Notepad 2007 (Microsoft, free) Storm/WebServiceStudio/Soap... ...
My thoughts and observations of this year’s Microsoft PDC conference in LA. Day 1: Just registered for the conference. They had many reps available to move attendees through the registration process. We arrived early, and had to stand in line for 15 minutes, while all the reps stared blankly back at us; “We don’t open until 7.” Wow.. Great Customer Service. Let me take this moment to comment on the Conference bag this year. ITS A CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP. Literally, it looks like a “reusable” grocery ...
This last weekend I had the opportunity to head up to Des Moines, Iowa and give a presentation at the a regional developer event called the Iowa Code Camp. Due to a bunch of recent travel and speaking commitments (including the Windows 7 Launch event in St. Louis and spending next week in LA for PDC) I decided a weekend in Des Moines would make a very nice little trip for the family. During my time at the conference my wife and three little girls took the opportunity to hit the local zoo and the ...
It is Friday 13th Nov 2009 - which means it is the last day of TechEd Europe in Berlin. Overall I have had a good week – high quality sessions, lots of time with customers and colleagues and a very smooth conference throughout. I spent the week doing a bunch of things. 9am Monday I was presenting on Entity Framework 4 after 4 hours of sleep and using a brand new VPC after my original failed to load following yet another blue screen from the host (the machine will be flattened next week – perhaps ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1I have been trying since SP1 was released to get it installed at Aggreko, but due to our global, three time zones, development team and release schedules it has been very difficult to get some time set aside for it. Now that I am leaving, last day is Tuesday 17th November, there was more of an apatite to take the hit on time and get it installed.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...

Many times, your coding, etc. SharePoint features.  You’ll code something up, deploy, activate, etc. 

Using WSP builder, while a convenient tool, it also leaves some orphans around.  It forcibly deletes the solution leaving any place it’s activate with some “broken features”.

Fortunately, there’s a tool to help you cleanup those orphans.

http://featureadmin.codeplex.com/

Ted Pattison and Andrew Connell have a bunch of Learning SharePoint 2010 content up on Channel 9. I can say, having attended Ted’s classes in the past, he’s one of the best to learn SharePoint development from. He’s been at the forefront of getting to the reality of how to build things while working with the guidelines, rules, constraints of a “managed” platform such as SharePoint. If you get a chance take a look at these videos – even better, if you can attend in person, check out http://www.criticalpathtrai... ...
SharePoint development has always been a little bit “lumpy” but Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 plan to make thing much easier – yet offer more control and power. There are some great resources popping up to help you get started such as: Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010 10 great modules plus documentation for the beta of Sharepoint. Sharepoint development with Visual Studio 2010 Including 14 great walkthroughs. But – will you be one of those developers targeting SharePoint ...

As promised, here's the slide deck for my SharePoint Saturday presentation:

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Some cool guys (all working in ITWorx I guess, one of the biggest Egyptian Software houses) have created a new website: http://www.sharepoint4arabs... The website, as the name implies, is dedicated for ARABIC resources related to SharePoint. It originally contained the technical blogs of the site founders (Founders' Blogs) which are very useful for posts about SharePoint, then very recently they have also lunched Screencasts (Also in Arabic) that start from the very beginning until further advanced ...
I don’t think it’s fully hit me yet. This past Thursday was the last user group meeting of the year and the last meeting with me present as leader. Next week I am meeting with about 4 or 5 people to hand over the KC Office Geeks. Every so often I look back and reflect on where I have come in the past few years and how I got to this point in time. We have 177 people on the mailing list and an average from 15-20 people at each meeting. When Jeff handed off the group to me we were average 3 people per ...
The next Winnipeg SharePoint UG event will be on Tuesday, November 24th at 5:30 PM. Same location as always: 17th floor conference room at the Richardson Building (One Lombard Place). Pizza will be provided. Presentation abstract is below, and to register please visit our registration site here. Architecting SharePoint Solutions Presenter: Juan Larios During the last year or so, Juan Larios has been working for a local client and has had a chance to architect solutions to common problems that many ...
Hello VB Folks, These sessions are designed to be a primer for getting started using various features in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. (Yes, some have already occurred... you can still watch them, just not live.) · Nov 3rd 10:00-11:00AM -Getting Started with IntelliTrace (formerly the “Historical Debugger”) by Habib Heydarian and Justin Marks · Nov 4th 10:00-11:00AM - Getting Started with SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010 by Boris Scholl · Nov 5th 9:00am-10:00am - A Lap ...
I was thinking of getting a new football jersey…here are some options. What do you think? Now before you all start making funny comments about how none of these apply to the Falcons (jerks ;) ), how about we focus on the words themselves. Why don’t we see jerseys like these? Don’t we want to show off our teams abilities and talents? Yes and no. When I go to a professional football game, I assume that the players know how to tackle, catch a ball, throw a block, run the ball, etc. I assume the coaches ...
Hey everyone, here are the resources I promised you at the SharePoint Saturday talk. Please drop me a comment if you have any questions! Manage metadata property mappings How to Manage and Configure Search Scopes Wiring up Fixed Queries using Mapped Properties WYSIWYG XSLT Editing with SharePoint Designer ...
I did a presentation earlier this month on PowerPivot (a.k.a Project Gemini) at the MOSSIG meeting and as promised here is the slide deck. If you've seen other "Gemini" presentations there will be nothing new in this presentation, I've really only posted it here so that those who attended the meeting can refer to it. You can download the "short" (1Mb) version with just the content slides: Or you can get the full (8.3Mb) slide deck including the "fairy tale" images from the link below: ...
I stumbled across a recently released collection of guidance and best practices for SharePoint DBAs and those who love them. From the download page… “ This book is a guide for database administrators who implement or maintain Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It provides guidelines for improving the performance of Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions that run on Microsoft SQL Server 2008…” Get it here in either doc or pdf formats ...
Hi All, Following this evenings webcast the recording of the event is available from the following location: https://www311.livemeeting.... We were interested on feedback of what we would like to see at a future SBUG session, the suggestions were as follows: Getting more value from Sharepoint in a BPM solution Integrating BPM and Biztalk An industry sector case study More about the persona based approach Claims and case management Nationwide case study? Hands on where we can ...
Presenters: Simon Skaria and Umesh Unnikrishnan This was my second session during the week. It was one in which my hopes were that they would talk about the deployment differences that SharePoint 2010 would have over 2007. I was not disappointed. So to sum it up a bit: 2010 has a much more flexible model compared to 2007. Improved security model Claims Based Authorization/SAML Better administration with Central Administration and also PowerShell Service Isolation Now the Services that you deployed ...
There are a lot of things to like about the new version Virtual PC. Compared to its predecessor, it has added support for USB devices; allows individual applications to be run from a virtual machine yet project on the host desktop; has terrific shell integration; and much better awareness of the host’s power management, allowing users to hibernate their physical PC, even while a virtual image is activated. When you add to that the new ability of Windows 7 to mount VHD files as physical drives, and ...
For the past year, I’ve been working with a client that is in a very unusual position, at least one that has been rare in my career. My client is an established business being spun off from their corporate parent, so they are starting up their IT department from scratch. I had a similar experience almost a decade ago, when I joined an IT department right before a huge growth spurt in staff and responsibilities. I was brought on board to help with their SharePoint portal initiative. This included ...
I’ve taught a number of classes recently to people who are just getting started as software developers either as a way to change careers and move into our profession or just to people who love computers and want to learn more about how to program. I personally love these types of classes as they differ so much from the standard SharePoint or Silverlight type course where the average student is fairly skilled and the questions and interaction from students is very technical. In an introduction type ...
Wanted: Killer apps! Reward: $12,000 prize! Spread the word—there’s a contest for developers blazing trails with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, SQL Server, or SharePoint. We’re looking for interesting, powerful and unique solutions based on the latest Microsoft technologies. And the winners get their choice of a 15 day Galapagos Islands Adventure or a new Smart Car! Two ways to win! Judges Choice: Impress the panel of technology industry leaders and ...
PowerPivot is the newly announced name for Microsoft’s (not yet released) self-service analytics product, formerly code-named “Gemini.” PowerPivot brings the power of OLAP analytics to end-users, by allowing them to create their own data models, drawing from conventional data warehouses as well as flat files, spreadsheets, and even data feeds and reports. It then allows for sophisticated drill-down analysis in Excel 2010 itself which will feature a new “Slicer” element in its user interface, essentially ...
I'm having an issue here at a client site. The report we designed runs fairly quickly in DEV, it takes 8 seconds for the report to render. We now have the report deployed to the production SharePoint site and it's taking 1 minutes 8 seconds to load. Both reports point to the same database, so there is no difference on the data side. It's past 5 PM here so there is nobody on the SharePoint site, either. There is a slight difference in the hardware: the prod has 0.5 GB less available memory than DEV, ...
I have a WSS v3 server with SP1 and i was looking at upgrading the search to MS search express 2008. So i taught let me upgrade it to SP2. Donwloaded the trouble and then installed it and it went like a breeze. Everything went ok only i didn't test whether the search was working(MY FAULT -trusted MS) After a while i got an email from a user saying search isn't working.And i taught i'll just restart the search service and it will be fine.But that didn't do the trick Look a the ULS logs and Event Viewer ...
So you are going to an event with 7,000 people that have similar interests to learn about a product that you have a vague idea about…I was excited prior to the event and nervous. I had a very bad week before the event. Every piece of technology that I brought with me to St. Louis broke. I had little sleep trying to get my code done and my technology to the point I started out with that Monday. Finally by Friday I was beat and hung out with my friends…On Saturday I went to Coders and everything after ...
*Moved to: Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 - DoneWell, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
So just after a year of being in Australia I have finally managed to organise my first industry presentation on Commerce Server 2009. I will be presenting at SharePoint Saturday Melbourne on Saturday 14th November. My talk will cover an introduction to using Commerce Server 2009 alongside MOSS FIS. This follows on from the great success the Commerce Server product team had presenting this topic on at the SharePoint Conference in Vegas. So if you would like to come along and here my talk, please register ...
*Moved to: A change for the better #2In the last 2+ years at Aggreko I have worked with Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Office SharePoint Server 2007 and a number of WPF, Silverlight and ASP.NET projects. There had been some discussion of a new role within Aggreko in the solution architecture arena. I also spoke to Adam Cogan who has the title “SSW Chief Architect and Microsoft Regional Director”…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
With several successful Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Weeks (Win7 Boston, Win7 Reston, CRM Reston, CRM Boston, Win 7 Irvine, Mobility Mountain View,), we are pleased to announce Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows Azure at Atlanta, GA during week of 9th Nov’09. The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs under increasing pressure, making it critical to find new resources and ways to reduce costs and inefficiencies. Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows Azure is ...
Hey everyone, I'm super-excited (and a little nervous) that I was given a speaking slot at SharePoint Saturday Raleigh on Nov. 7th! (Link goes to presentation overview.) There are quite a few SharePoint heavy-hitters attending (Michael Gannotti, Dan Lewis, and Joshua Carlisle to name a few), so go register today - seats are filling fast! Cheers, Adam ...
Okay, I know that I haven't posted much on the sessions as of yet, however I thought I would do that after this post. Overall the conference was outstanding. I was told that there were over 8000 people in attendance. It was really well run and the attendees were constantly doing something constructive and worthwhile. The evening events were spectacular and a lot of fun. The Microsoft folks sure know how to throw a party. I was talking to some folks that have been networking with and they asked me ...
I attended the Windows 7 launch today, and the success of the product really hit close to home. I mean that literally, as the launch event itself was held in a NYC loft space that was walking distance from my home. But I mean it figuratively as well, because I think this version of Microsoft’s client operating system, and the company’s confidence and pride around it, harkens back to a time, toward the beginning of my career, when Windows really excited people and created a buzz. Tech commentator ...