System.Security.SecurityException accessing TermSet

During some upgrade testing, a customer found one of their custom controls not working in the 2010 environment.  They had built out a custom search web part that contained a custom property picker control.  The custom property picker control allowed users to leverage the Picker.aspx page to select specific properties that are associated with a…

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PowerShell to change the UIVersion on a subweb in SharePoint 2010

Recently ran into the need to revert a specific web back to the SharePoint 2007 UI after an upgrade to SharePoint 2010.  The main reason for the change was a custom masterpage that was not ready for the 2010 styles and ribbon.  After the UI was upgraded, the masterpage rendering was pretty bad.  The Site…

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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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Starting UserProfile service with PowerShell

Ran into something interesting while trying to script out a farm install.  I was trying to generate generic functions to create service applications and start the associated services, and kept hitting issues starting the User Profile Sync service.  The first hurdle you have to jump is that you have to run your PowerShell script as…

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Updating a SharePoint 2007 WSP in Visual Studio 2010

For this scenario, we have a WSP file that was packaged a few years ago and deployed to a production SharePoint 2007 environment.  After the original WSP deployment, changes and additional files were pushed out directly to the file system.  This brings up a couple concerns: If there was a full DR scenario where all…

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SharePoint 2010 JavaScript OM Mashup with Bing Maps

BingMashup-Sample.zip I was looking into a map scenario a few weeks back, and came across the Bing Maps AJAX control which is controlled via JavaScript.  I thought it would be cool to pull SharePoint list data via the SharePoint JavaScript client object model, and tie that into the Bing Maps AJAX control.  The map control…

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Unable to edit documents in SharePoint 2007/2010

This was a pretty interesting issue as it caused some unique symptoms, as well as closing up an issue I blogged previously with regards to Self-Service Site Creation Announcements.  The symptom we have was that users could upload documents to document libraries, but they could not edit them.  For example, they would click a link…

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Self-Service Site Creation Announcements keep showing up

Self-Service Site Creation is a feature that lets end users create new site collections without the need to access Central Administration.  You turn it on for the Web Application, and when you do, an Announcement is added to the first Announcements list that is found in the root site collection.  The announcement looks like: You…

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