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Downloading BLOBS from content database using PowerShell

If you ever wanted to backup documents stored inside of SharePoint with out really backing up content databases, I published PowerShell script to TechNet script repository site a while ago. If you are interested go download it from here http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/en-us/1b0dfae9-19d9-4c2e-9c0a-4f1ff99e484b Cheers, </Ram>

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PowerShell Script to auto create External Lists for all ECT’s defined in your BDC Model

If you are looking to auto create External Lists for all the ECTs defined in your BDC Model, I published PowerShell Script to Scripting Repository site on TechNet  http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/en-us/82437789-f294-4bcd-8210-a1ba0e081f82 Script will prompt you to enter URL for service context, BDC model name, and site collection URL and it will automatically create external lists in specified…

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Default SharePoint 2010 Groups, Permissions, Permission Levels

As you are planning security for your SharePoint sites its important to understand the default SharePoint groups, Permissions, Permission Levels etc. I put together a worksheet that will help with this, If you are interested you can download this worksheet from my windows live skydrive http://cid-266610b62280f785.office.live.com/view.aspx/Blog%20Files/Default%5E_SharePoint%5E_Groups%5E_PermissionLevels%5E_Permissions.xlsx For Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 I came across this…

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SharePoint 2010 Service Accounts, Permissions and Security Settings

  I recently had to provide our infrastructure and security team information regarding SharePoint 2010 service accounts, required permissions, database roles and permissions, registry and file system permissions needed etc. I compiled all the info into an Excel workbook similar to what we use to have in SharePoint 2007. If you are interested you can…

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Integrating SPG Application settings manager into build process to update environment specific application settings

Pretty much every enterprise application uses configuration settings of some sort, managing these settings across several environments can be a challenging task. Luckily Patterns and Practices SPG 2010 package provides us plenty of guidance when designing applications or customizations that run on top of SharePoint Server 2010 as well as some foundation classes. SPG 2010…

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bit old news, better late than never

  This one is a bit overdue post, if you have been following me on twitter https://twitter.com/rprakashg you probably already know this, I left Microsoft, my last day was Sept 30th and took a Sr. Architect role with Deloitte & Touche in downtown Chicago, doesn’t require aggressive travel like Microsoft Consulting Services. I’m super excited…

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Tagging and Social Bookmarking External Sites in SharePoint 2010

  I’m amazed how many people don’t know you have social tagging and bookmarking external sites capabilities in SharePoint 2010. In this article I will show with few simple steps how you can start tagging and bookmarking external sites Browse to your profile page, see the image below In the profile page, overview tab should…

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Adding word document save as functionality to your SharePoint 2010 site

Word automation services in SharePoint 2010 provides you a “Save-As” experience on the server which otherwise would have required Office client installed. By default there is no UI integration available and you have to write custom code and use OM to interact with the engine, because of this reason lot of customers I have talked…

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Integrating sandcastle into build process to generate MSDN style documentation

A well documented code is always a good thing especially when it comes to maintaining it. I’d like to remind you guys a quote from Rick Osborne “Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.” In this article I will walk…

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