Join the Launch: Visual Studio, Office and SharePoint 2010

  Join us for a free, in-person event you won’t want to miss Join a select group of IT professionals for a launch event near you, and find out about all the great new and enhanced features coming your way with Microsoft® Office 2010 and SharePoint® 2010. Discover how Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 can…


SharePoint 2010 Claims-Based Auth with ADFS v2

I have a really cool 2010 lab environment at home and one of the things I wanted to do was to make sure I was able to demo SharePoint 2010 ‘s claims-based authentication capabilities, especially using ADFS v2. I was amazed at how straight forward the process was.  Just a few lines of PowerShell and…


Backup Documents in SharePoint Using PowerShell

I use SharePoint in my lab at home and recently started organizing all of my personal documents in there as well.  The one thing that always concerns me is the safety of those files living in a lab environment on a Beta/RC product. So, to ease my nerves, I wrote this simple little script which…


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. 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….


SharePoint 2010: A Developer’s Top 15 List

Developers of SharePoint should be giddy with excitement in all of the tools and features coming out of Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010.  Here are the biggest take-a-ways from Paul Andrew’s talk on the 2010 developer platform: 1. “Save site as template” now exports as a WSP which can be imported into Visual…