SharePoint 2010 October 2011 CUs Released

SharePoint 2010 October 2011 cumulative update packages have been released. Below are the links:   SharePoint Foundation 2010 – SharePoint Server 2010 –  


Visualising Provisioning SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata Fields

Ari Bakker and Wictor Wilen both have done great jobs on documenting what it takes to provision SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata fields. – Ari Bakker’s Provisioning SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata fields – Wictor Wilen’s How to provision SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata columns Yes, I agree it is a tedious job and there are lot of…


Export (.ical) Individual Events from SharePoint Calendar

SharePoint Calendar is a great tool to manage events related to your site and also provides many other capabilities like creating multiple calendars and overlaying calendars. The Problem What about exporting individual events as .ical  so you can add them to Outlook? It is available out of the box, but it is well hidden in…


Web Templates and InfoPath Forms

The Problem If you are using custom web templates to create your site, you may face an issue where InfoPath forms don’t work in your site. Here is the screen shot of the error message: What is missing? The InfoPath site feature is missing. You can check this by going to the List settings page….


Modal Dialog Box in SharePoint Sandbox

Earlier I blogged about how to make use of the new dialog framework in SharePoint 2010. It covered working with Application Pages in the _layouts directory. What about sandboxed solutions? Can you create custom sandboxed dialogs? Yes, you can! It involves a little bit of work though. First of all, you can open any page…


Web Templates and Content Type Publishing

  The Problem Web templates allows you to specify which features to activate by customising the onet.xml file. Usually developers will pick the nearest one or more site definition’s onet.xml they want to use – copy the WebFeatures and SiteFeatures (which is totally acceptable). For example, for a publishing site I may use the CMSPUBLISHING…


Web Templates – What base template should I use?

I have had some interesting discussions with Wayne Ewington and others on what base template should you use for web templates. A little background to what this base template means to web templates: Web Templates depend on an existing site definition installed in the server. The general guideline is to always reference a site template…


TechEd 2011– Provisioning SharePoint Sites Using Web Templates

As promised, you can download my session – Provisioning SharePoint Sites Using Web Templates – slide deck and sample. Provisioning Sites in SharePoint 2010 Using Web Templates View more presentations from Chakkaradeep Chandran. The sample is a Sandboxed solution that can be deployed to a site (web). It is also Office365 ready!


List of issues fixed in SharePoint 2010 SP1

If you are looking for a single document that discusses about the issues fixed in SharePoint 2010 SP1, then hit the link below to download the Excel workbook that lists the issues fixed by this service pack: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Office servers Service Pack 1 Changes You can filter the issues by product, which…