Config Wizard Failing on a specific content database in SharePoint 2010

I had a good time patching my SharePoint 2010 Dev VM today and thought I would share.  This is another good reason that you should detach your content databases prior to patching  I started out with my box at RTM SharePoint 2010.  Downloaded the August 2010 Cumulative Update.  Ran the setup, rebooted when prompted, then…

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Custom Search Web Parts in 2010

The SharePoint 2010 out-of-the box People Search Core Results web part in SharePoint 2010 has the ability to sort search results by name.  The option actually sorts FirstName, then LastName…likely because the XSLT displays the names as FirstName LastName.  A likely common scenario will be to sort the results by LastName, then FirstName like you…

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For perf’s sake, check-in your XSL files

We were running some load testing on a SharePoint site that will be hosting a company’s portal page.  The page relies heavily on ContentQueryWebParts that have custom XSL files specified.  Before starting the load testing, we were expecting to see the backend databases getting hit pretty hard due to some business requirements that prevented them…

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