How to: Programmatically read the ChangeLog in PowerShell

Hi, When I was working to get powershell scripts from MSDN samples to get/set information, I created too one for reading the changelog. It was a bit tricky to build, but I manage to port Querying for specific changes to PowerShell. You can review the changelog API in the Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog and MSDN…

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Web Slices and SharePoint

Hola,  Last week, I read in a DL a question about how to show something cool, provide value and without custom code. Well there are many scenarios in SharePoint that empower final users in order to do this. I instantly thought about WebSlices. As a microformat you can “decorate” your markup and include fast and easy…

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From app_offline.htm to Failover Farm. SharePoint High Availability Scenarios

Hi again, Last months this has been one of our main tracks we have been working on. As useful reading in order to get previous concepts, you may start reading the Plan for redundancy guide. Here you will get the idea that there are several roles that can be redundant, and others not; and traditional ways…

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How to: Programmatically Manage the Crawl of a Content Source in PowerShell

Hi, If you have read my previous post you may think, why did you stop there? Well, that is what I thought too :), and started with this article from MSDN. We wanted to start managing the crawling of our content source more programmatically, as we have seen that running several at the same time affects…

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How to: Programmatically Export the Crawl History to a CSV File in PowerShell

Hi, When I came across the article at MSDN How to: Programmatically Export the Crawl History to a CSV File I thought I would never create such a tool just for that specific feature, as you end up with additional requirements in order to create an admin tool. But today I needed to get data from…

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Use jQuery to make FrontPage requests

Hi, It is interesting to see JQuery growing in the SharePoint space. For sure client APIs will enrich the ecosystem of SharePoint applications. Some time ago, we needed a way to get some information we were storing in the property bag of our SPWebs. As the process to store the values were automated and the…

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Inside SharePoint - Customize the Mobile Home Page

Hi, These days I’ve been reviewing different ideas I wrote down in the last months. One of those was about how to extend mobile sharepoint features. So I started re-reading the SDK, landing at How to: Customize the Mobile Home Page through Redirection article. It certainly describes in depth the mechanism of the redirection and indeed it…

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Information Design for MOSS

Hi, I was reading today Stephen P. Anderson’s book and then I realized that Information Architecture is to Findability what Information Design is to Understandability. We focus on the type of information we present to the user, in order to be completely relevant, but I do not really see focus on innovative/automatic ways to “communicate ideas, illustrate information or…

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URL Rewriting in MOSS 2007

Hi, There are two things you hear in your first deployment of a Publishing Site: XHTML validation Full URL customization  Although there were some commercial solutions (I remember RAPID having developed an HTTPModule, buti t seems they had deprecated it), I saw public information in order to implement or configure this behaviour. Although it is not…

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