Issue regarding Installing SharePoint 2010 prerequisites from network share

Body: I came across an issue while installing SharePoint 2010 for a customer which prompted this blog post. Like any good SharePoint Pro I only do scripted installs. If you haven’t checked out PowerShell scripts published by SharePoint Product team check out this TechNet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262839.aspx for more info Any ways now regarding the issue,…

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Using LINQ to retrieve list of external lists in current web

Body: This one is a short little post, I was looking for a way to use LINQ to query list of external lists created in current web, I didn’t want to enumerate through list collection and check the base template. See the code sample below. Cheers, </Ram> var lists = (from el in web.Lists.OfType<SPList>() where…

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Updating “safecontrol” entries after a namespace rename for web part

Body: I have had couple of developers tell me the steps they take to update the safecontrol entry in web.config to avoid the dreaded “Type not registered as safe” error after renaming the namespace, which really prompted me to write this post By default when you add a web part to your SharePoint project in…

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Aggregating recycle bin items using PowerShell

Body: I’ve always wished since recycle bin was first introduced in SharePoint 2007 that It would be nice from an Administrator perspective to be able to see recycle bin items aggregated so that they can see how much space is being taken up by recycle bin within sites and subwebs. I wrote a simple PowerShell…

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Cross Site Collection List using OData and Business Connectivity Services

Body: In the article I will walk through how to use OData, Business Connectivity Services to create a solution for cross site collection list scenarios For the purpose of this article I created a Site Collection in my environment and named it “Shared”, full URL of this site collection is “http://team.contoso.local/sites/shared”, this site collection also…

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Blast from the past… No I’m not talking about the movie

Body: Back about four years ago while working at a customer gig, I created a client side Java Script library which uses AJAX  to talk to lists.asmx for things like retrieving list items, edit, update and delete. Basically client hated the post back model with SharePoint back in older version, we couldn’t deploy custom code…

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SharePoint 2010 User Profile Properties Disabled when editing from Profile Page

Body: This one is a bit overdue post. I came across following error when editing profile properties from the profile page. This error is quite known and there many blog posts and forum threads out there that talks about this issue, but there is one bit of information that is missing and hopefully this post…

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Slides from my SharePointFest Session “Understanding Authentication options in Business Connectivity Services”

Body: Thanks for everyone who came out to my session “Understanding Authentication Options in Business Connectivity Services” at SharePointFest. As promised you can grab the session presentation here I will add the recorded videos of all the demos I showed at my session either here or skydrive soon and update this post Cheers, </Ram> Technorati…

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Real deal with Quick Links in SharePoint 2010 ?

Body: Quick Links like Site Directory is deprecated, statements like it was overlooked by product team, with out my site there is no quick links are simply not true (unless you are one of those folks that call my sites and user profiles the same thing). Quick Links only exists in SharePoint 2010 for backwards…

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Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Feature in SharePoint 2010

Body: SharePoint 2010 introduces a very nice feature called Multilingual User Interface (MUI). This allows a logged on user to change the language to one of the supported alternate languages configured by the site administrator. Important thing to keep in mind here is when you switch the language via MUI selector it only translates UI…

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