Taking on the Developer Audience

It’s official, I will be taking on the developer audience for SharePoint as well as SharePoint Composites.  Expect to see a lot more blog posts around SharePoint development in SharePoint 2010.  i am super excited as I have always been a developer at heart.


Building Effective Workflows Using SharePoint Server 2010

This is a great article on building workflows on SharePoint 2010.  It gives you an overview of the capabilities of the Out of the box, SharePoint Designer and custom Visual Studio workflows and helps you decide the best approaqch and best practice for creating them. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh237664.aspx  


Building No-Code Applications on SharePoint 2010… Where to Start

I sometimes get questions about how do you go about building a no-code solution. The fact is that building no-code solutions really do not differ from normal custom code solutions. The major difference is that obviously the developer of the solution doesn’t have to be a software developer, they can be any user. They just…


Calling a Web Service from a Pipeline Extensibility Executable in FAST Search 2010

So you want to call a Web Service (*.asmx) from a custom Pipeline Extensibility executable.  You write all of your code, it works when you call it manually from the cmdline, but then when you try it within the content pipeline.  it doesn’t work.  You probably see an error like with the exceptions returned: Unhandled…


Creating a Custom Federation Location for SharePoint 2010 Search

SharePoint 2010 adds a new feature set of components called the Federation Object Model. This object model provides the ability to manage the configuration, querying and rendering of search results.  The entire Federation OM consists of three core components:  The Federation Location which provides the configuration information and run-time for search providers. The runtime provides the necessary logic…


SharePoint 2010 Search Federation Location Runtimes

Well TechEd North America 2010 is at least done.  As I promised during my sessions at TechEd North America 2010, I will be posting some samples on how to create custom federation location runtime for SharePoint 2010.  SharePoint 2010 includes 3 out of the box federation location runtimes.  One for FAST Search, one for SharePoint Search,…


SharePoint 2010 has RTMed

More info about the announcement can be found at: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2010/04/16/sharepoint-2010-reaches-rtm.aspx And to celebrate, I have added a handful of new PowerShell scripts that can assist with specific Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 administrative tasks to the TechNet Script Center.  They can be found at the link below: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ScriptCenter/en-us/site/search?f%5B0%5D.Type=RootCategory&f%5B0%5D.Value=sharepoint&f%5B0%5D.Text=SharePoint&f%5B1%5D.Type=SubCategory&f%5B1%5D.Value=searchmanagement&f%5B1%5D.Text=Search%20Management The script center is a great place to find scripts that…