Connecting custom service application proxies using Powershell

In my current project we have scripted a NewsGator install in a multi-server farm. One of the challenges we faced is that we needed to connect a proxy for the NewsGator Social Platform Services service application. This is very straight forward for the out-of-the-box service applications in SharePoint, as each have specific Powershell cmdlets: New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplicationProxy…

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How to list checked out documents when exceeding the list view threshold

We recently had the challenge with showing users a list of the documents they had checked out. This was important to the users, since it is easy to forget which documents you have currently checked out. At first, it seemed trivial to get this via the “Relevant Documents” web part. And then configuring it to…

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How to wait for a timer job to complete in a multi-server farm?

In our test environment several projects deploy solutions to a single farm. Lately we have had some synchronization issues in multi-server farms. We have created a feature for updating web.config files that are used by several projects. The problem is that in multi-server farms, the timer jobs created by the web.config update mechanism in SharePoint,…

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How to enable search alerts across farms

Search alerts in SharePoint 2010 is a pretty powerful feature, and enabling it in Enterprise Search is easy; just click “Enable” next to the “Search alerts status” in the in the Search Administration page for a search service application, and you’re good to go. This is true for the local farm, but if you’re in…

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Help! – the business requires me to install third party addons into SharePoint 2010

There are a ton of third party addons to SharePoint ranging from useful to just fun, from open source communities or commercial providers. The business value from the addon can be very good, but you need to make sure there are no hidden cost. What if the addon introduce: Performance and/or stability issues? Increased operations…

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SharePoint publication webtemplates

I’m in a project which supports several, currently nine, languages. Following best practices, we use webtemplates, and bind our content type to the pages library using a content type binding element. This works fine in our development boxes, and usually fine also in our test and QA boxes. Usually. “Usually” s not a word we…

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Assembly binding redirection bug fixed in June CU

In SharePoint 2007, upgrading a Web Part to a new version number was a bit complicated. But as Maurice Prather nicely explains in this article, this has become much simpler in SharePoint 2010. Although, due to a small bug, again described by Maurice in another great article, taking advantage of this in existing projects requires…

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Making sense of a multi-workload ECM SharePoint installation, Part 1, Concepts

  Maxime has written a great article on ECM:   Introduction SharePoint made its name with collaboration tools that integrates very well with other Microsoft products and is the foremost tools for user adoption.  With SharePoint 2007, Web Content Management capabilities were integrated from CMS, and it was also the start of more Document Management…

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