SharePoint Saturday Phoenix – Building an enterprise taxonomy solution in MOSS 2007 session slides

Last week I had the privilege of presenting at SharePoint Saturday event in Phoenix, If you don’t know what SharePoint Saturday is, its basically a one day free SharePoint community event with lots of interesting sessions, typically followed by a SharePint. Check out the http://www.sharepointsaturday.org for more information Big shout out to Rick Taylor, Fellow…

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Neat little technique to link build number from build server to assembly file version

I’m sure you guys can probably relate to this, you check in a fix and tester comes back to you and says it still doesn’t work and you are like what the hell it works on my machine, after some digging you find the correct binaries did not get deployed Just wanted to show you…

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Things you should know when using silverlight in SP2010

We have been using Silverlight heavily in my current SP2010 project and here are the things you should know when using silverlight in SP2010 sites SL Webpart does not load in IE 64bit, be sure to browse the site in IE 32 bit mode SL Webpart did not load in Safari on Mac, Safari on…

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Supported way of replacing application pages in layouts directory

In SharePoint 2010 the CustomPages dictionary allows you to replace AccessDenied, Confirmation, Error, Login, RequestAccess, Signout, or WebDeleted pages by supplying an alternative path to a different file in the layouts directory.  You can access the CustomPages dictionary both through OM and through PS cmdlet. This would be the supported way of replacing these pages…

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Native VHD BOOT ISSuE “Application missing”

So I ran into an issue while setting up native VHD boot into a windows server 2008 r2 server, native VHD boot just wouldn’t work when I place the VHD onto my additional (bigger & faster) hard drive that is sitting on a ultrabay, If you’ve got a t61 I recommend getting one and swapping…

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Getting intellisense when editing bdc application definition files in vs2008

if you are having trouble getting intellisense like I did with VS 2008 here are the steps that you can take download the bdcmetadata.xsd from following url and copy the file to “c:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9\xml\schemas” directory (assuming VS was installed on “c:\program files\microsoft visual studio 9” directory) Remove the “xsi:schemalocation” attribute from the…

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Annoying SQL Server 2008 behavior

In SQL Server management studio when you try to save changes after altering table you might experience an error message that says something like “saving changes not permitted. The changes you have made require following tables to be dropped and re-created. You have either made changes to a table that can’t be re-created or enabled…

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My MCM experience

This is sort of a delayed post but its better late than never right? In March I got to attend MCM SharePoint R2 rotation in Seattle Washington along with I guess 16 other SharePoint peeps mostly internal full time MS employees and a handful of partners and MVP’s. There has been couple of really good…

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showing items saved to My links on sharepoint site filtered by group

I’m working on a Search oriented portal using FAST search, one of the requirements we have is the ability to save currently executed search so users can re-run the search at a later point of time. We wrote a custom web part that leverages “My Links” to save the search query URLs. We needed to…

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implementing a simple Cross SIte collection list view webpart

Out of the box list view web part does not support lists that are contained in a different site collection. In this post I will show you how you can write a simple web part that will allow cross site collection list support. Within the custom web part I’m leveraging ListViewByQuery control that is contained…

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