InfoPath 2010 with SharePoint 2010

Recently I was working with a customer where we were auto populating AD attribute values into InfoPath form. We were using this link to do auto populating. When we tried to preview the InfoPath form, we were hit with the following error My first guess was that the SOAP connection might be wrong. We double…

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SharePoint Timer Job to get weekly updates

Timer Jobs are jobs that run periodically at specific time (scheduled times). Recently I worked on a project where we need to get weekly updates of the Wiki Pages created and modified in a SharePoint site. So we created a timer job that runs a CAML query to get the created and modified items from…

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SharePoint 2010 Solution : Getting items from any list between two dates

One of the common requirement for most of the customer is to get a list of items from a list between two dates ( like Start date and End Date). You will see lot of blogs/posts on this topic. I developed this piece of code using Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010. ( This blog post…

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How to calculate Throughput and Peak Throughput for SharePoint

While doing capacity planning for SharePoint, Throughput and Peak Throughput are two very important parameters that later help you decide on the number of servers/hardware required for your SharePoint implementation. Lets start of by looking for Throughput first. Throughput is the number of operations/requests that a server can handle per second. Throughput is measured in…

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Guidance on Latency and Bandwidth for SharePoint 2010

When planning for a SharePoint deployment one of the key aspects to consider is network latency and bandwidth. These two parameters have to be examined wheather you are looking at a centralized deployment or distributed deployment. So what is bandwidth and latency?? Bandwidth is the amount of data that you can send through the wire. For example 1Mbps…

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Search TIFF files in SharePoint 2010

Recently one of my customer had 5 million invoices and he wanted to have them scanned and stored with in SharePoint. He wanted to know if SharePoint ( out of the box) will be able to index the data with in these scanned documents. He was not ready to purchase an OCR software for these files…

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Summary on Upgrade to SharePoint 2010

We have two ways to upgrade from MOSS 2007 SP2 (64bit) to SP2010. ( It doesnot talk about customization upgrade, This article primarily talks about what happens to SSP ) Inplace upgrade Database attach and upgrade Inplace upgrade in detail To do inplace upgrade make sure that MOSS 2007 is applied with SP2 and latest…

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Configure Federated Search to get results from remote/another SharePoint 2010 Farm

Federated Search was introduced with an infrastructure update in MOSS 2007. Federated Search basically uses the index created by other search engine ( in our case index created by SharePoint 2010 Search). It supplies the keyword that you entered and gets the result from that Index.  In the internet you will find a lot of…

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Searching PDF files in SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Foundation has a search scope that is limited to a site collection and also it can search Office client file types such as .doc,. xlsx, .ppt , txt etc. But can we search PDF file types in SharePoint Foundation?? The answer is YES. Most of the blogs in the internet says we need to use…

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Change web application port number in SharePoint 2010

Recently, one of my partners came with a request of changing his web application port. After digging around, I found an article that explained how to change Central Administration port number using stsadm.exe . I was sure that there should be a way to do it using GUI and guess what, there is a way…

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