WCF hotfix for .NET 3.5 and SharePoint 2010

There is a optional hotfix for WCF 3.5 SP1 which is a prerequisite for SharePoint 2010.  Depending on the operating system, the relevant hotfix can be found below. Windows Server 2008 (RTM) with Service Pack 2:  KB971831 Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows 7:  KB976462 Instructions:  Install this hotfix after the SharePoint 2010 pre-requisites, but before actually…


Automated SharePoint 2010 Install with PowerShell

In one of my previous posts, I walked through how to provision a SharePoint farm using PowerShell. You can also install SharePoint from a CD using PowerShell as well.  I use this in my lab at home so I don’t have to attend the installs when I am rebuilding my virtual machines. <Update: Product Keys>…


SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 is finally here!

Microsoft just released SharePoint 2010 Beta 2!  Beta 2 will consist of build 14.0.4536.1000.   For Beta 1 users only or partners running an earlier version e.g. 14.0.4514.1009 (Beta 2 Escrow), you can upgrade to Beta 2 by installing this update:  KB_COMING_SOON Download your copy of SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 from MSDN Subscriptions (Subscribers only at…


SP2010: SPFarm.Local is null or Web Application could not be found

Note: This post applies to SharePoint Server 2010 Beta 2 and Visual Studio Ultimate Beta 2. I ran into two issues today that had me tied up for a few hours so I thought I would share.  The first was simple: SPFarm _farm = SPFarm.Local;   However, the _farm object was being returned as null.  The…


SharePoint 2010 Development Hands On Labs

These HOLs are about a month old now, but I wanted to share them for anyone who missed the announcement at SPC.  There are 10 Hands On Labs in both C# and Visual Basic for SharePoint 2010 Beta 2. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c010fc68-b47f-4db6-b8a8-ad4ba33a35c5 Also, I have set up several tags in Diigo for SharePoint , you can find…


SharePoint 2010 Provisioning A New Farm with PowerShell

<Update 2010.02.23  Re-ordered provisioning steps to fit with supported test cases> NEW!  Looking for a simplified process for working with SharePoint and PowerShell?  Check out:  SPModule. <Update 2009.11.20 Initialize-SPResourceSecurity and Install-SPApplicationContent> This post will take you down the process of configuring your SharePoint farm while introducing the new administrative functionality shipping in the PowerShell provider….