Using SharePoint 2010 Management Shell to Create Web Applications and Site Collections

Power Shell is one outstanding tool for managing and configuring SharePoint 2010 without using the web GUI. A good use of Power Shell is creating CMDLets to automate the process of provisioning sites and site collections. In today’s walkthrough we will create a new web application and a site collection using Power Shell without accessing…

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Metro Style Toggle for Windows 8 Developer Preview

UPDATE – Classic Start Menu was removed completely from Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This application will not work any more. Download link was removed. I have been running Windows 8 Developer Preview for a while now. Since my laptop does not support touch, I am using the new Metro style Start menu with Mouse and…

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SharePoint Lists Conditional Formatting using SharePoint Designer 2010

I was asked on different occasions if SharePoint supports conditional formatting on Lists. The answer was yes It can be done using SharePoint Designer. Back in SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) we had to convert the List View Web Part to a XSL Data View to be able to set up conditional formatting. Gladly in SharePoint 2010…

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OWSTimer EndPoint Exception Errors After SP 2010 SP1 Installation?

I started getting the OWSTimer exception errors after installing SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1. Exception An unhandled exception (‘System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException’) occurred in OWSTIMER.EXE [6116]. Solution To resolve the exception, you need to start the Forefront Identity Manager service: Launch the Services Management Console from the Start menu under Administrative Tools. Look for the Forefront Identity…

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