Autogeneration of a WPF data grid fails

Brushing off my coding skills & got stuck for a bit on a failure to autogenerate a Data Grid’s columns. I got plenty of rows, but no columns. The secret is to ensure that your base object has publicly available members. Don’t get lazy and just expose properties. In my example, I used a List<AppOrderingItem>…


Using claims in security for SharePoint 2010

Been thinking about this, and as usual, Steve is out in front. Turns out you can use extended claims in web application policies. These are a bit too coarse for most use, but would be a great way to allow people with certain claims such as “Security Admin” global read access to a web app,…


What’s in SharePoint BPOS-D?

I’m frequently asked about what is supported (or more accurately, what’s not supported) in Microsoft’s BPOS-D SharePoint environment. My first recourse is the BPOS-D bible, also known as the Service Description Document. The BPOS-D 10.3 document is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf7d4db8-4e7c-4077-87ea-b64c57e4c98c&displaylang=en. We don’t currently have similar documentation for BPOS-F (US federal), so I’ve been pointing…


DPM + SharePoint 2010 Storage Calculator

There’s a great calculator posted at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c136c66c-bd4a-4fb1-8088-f610cd02dc51 Perfect for helping communicate storage needs to a DPM team supporting your SharePoint 2010 environment.

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Some interesting details from the InfoPath 2010 Capacity Planning White Paper

  If a scenario involves saving a form to a document library, it is better to submit the form to the library instead of saving it. A Submit operation triggers only one POST request or round trip, whereas a Save operation triggers two POST requests. The name of the form can be dynamically generated by…


Very cool solution accelerator: SCOM–Business Intelligence Integration

  Looking to roll your System Center Operations Manager data into your BI stack? Check out http://www.microsoft.com/business/performancepoint/downloads/default.aspx for info on the ETL (SSIS), Cube Design (SSAS) – it even has T-SQL scripts to speed things up.

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SharePoint Workflow not starting

This was a silly mistake on my part, but it drove me crazy… I was debugging a simple workflow that was supposed to start upon item creation or modification. However, when I triggered an event that should have started the workflow, nothing would happen. Silly me – I was logged in as a user that…


Great SQL Server book

SQL Server Deep Dives: fantastic collection of articles by those who know best. I just wish it was available on the Kindle – I hate carrying around such a heavy, but invaluable book. It has one of the better chapters on DB Mirroring that I’ve ever seen.   http://www.amazon.com/SQL-Server-MVP-Deep-Dives/dp/1935182048/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278684938&sr=8-1


Yet another wacky SharePoint error message: Port Collision

When trying to access a SharePoint 2007 site, I was unable to access it. As part of my troubleshooting, I opened up IIS (7, the server was running Win Server 2008), and noticed that the site in question was stopped. Trying to start it gave the following error: This Web Site Cannot Be Started. Another…


SharePoint Error Message: Operation aborted

Here’s a new SharePoint 2007 error message. I tried to browse to a site and got the following error: Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0×80004004 (E_ABORT)) This one turned out to be because the application pool’s account had lost (still haven’t figured out how) permissions on the appropriate content database. Being lazy, I just gave…