Deploying a Document Template file in Content Type in a (Office365) Sandboxed Solution

In SharePoint 2007, we have the choice of using _layouts folder for deploying document templates that are used in content types. That option still exists in SharePoint 2010 for farm based solutions, but the SharePoint Root (14 hive) is not accessible in Sandboxed solutions and hence it is not possible to deploy the document templates…


Installing SharePoint 2010 prerequisites offline from a local path using arguments file

The new SharePoint 2010 prerequisites installer installs all the software required to install SharePoint 2010. The default behaviour of this prerequisites installer is to download the files from Internet. However, you can install the prerequisites from a network share. Today I was looking to install the prerequisites offline from local path. Installing from a local…


Concept: Leverage SharePoint Workflows with External Lists – Part 1

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS STRICTLY A CONCEPT AND IN NO WAY IS RECOMMENDED TO BE USED IN PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS. In SharePoint 2010, workflows cannot be directly associated with external lists. This is because the data is not stored in SharePoint, so SharePoint does not have a mechanism that can get notified when items change in the…