Create a SharePoint Custom Action to Zip and Download a Document Set

I like writing code, but I love solving problems using the simplest possible approach even more.  In this article, I’m going to show you how to enable users to zip and download all documents in a document set with no code.  The document set feature already provides the zip and download capability, so you just…

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SharePoint 2010 Database Naming Standards

In a previous post I made a case for following a database naming standard for SharePoint databases.  What started as an investigation into how to rename the auto-generated SharePoint 2010 databases led me down a path bordering obsession.  I spent several weeks implementing a comprehensive collection of PowerShell scripts that automate upgrade from 2007 to…

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Write to the SharePoint 2010 Developer Dashboard With JavaScript

When developing JavaScript solutions, I like to provide a tracing mechanism that can be turned on and off to aid debugging.  The IE Developer Tools, debugger and Fiddler are very robust debugging tools, but they don’t enable client script code to trace custom messages to a “log” that can be reviewed by developers.  The SharePoint…

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