Guidance on modifying pre-defined content types

I recently worked with some of the best services guys inside Microsoft to develop this whitepaper on guidance around modifying pre-defined content types. We saw lack of such guidance and some customers facing issues because of going down wrong path. Please go through it and understand approaches to achieve the same functionality. Here is the…


SharePoint Visual Studio Unit Tests and Code Coverage

I spent almost 10 hours yesterday to figure out how to run SharePoint unit tests using VS 2010 and how to get code coverage reports. There is nothing new which I have invented in this process but I felt this information is right now scattered . I’m putting down the complete process here so that…


SharePoint 2010 Best Practices on TechNet

There are series of best practices articles published on TechNet. I got the privilege of working with some very smart folks while developing these. These articles talk about things under each workload which will help you to design and operate a enterprise level SharePoint environment. Please take time to go through them at  


Import-SPMetadataWebServicePartitionData error in multi server deployment

Before reading this post I would request you to first read my following posts for moving TermStore from one environment to another and support available in Windows PowerShell commands. When I posted that blog post, I did all my tests on a single server deployment. Recently my colleague was trying to run the…


Site Collection BackupRestore and Managed Metadata

I recently saw an email on internal DL about things not working if you backup and restore site collection from one Farm to another. The team was using Managed Metadata in some list columns. These are scenarios where you want to move content from one environment to another and ensure your termsets are also available…


Technet Radio SharePoint BCS Throttling

I did a radio show last month with SharePoint Product Manager Bill Baer which went live yesterday. We talked about how BCS throtlling is different from large list throttling and what things one should be careful about. You can get the podcast at below given link. Hope you enjoy the show.


Import-SPMetadatawebservicePartitionData and BULK LOAD Problem

Today I was doing some research and troubleshooting issue while using Content Deployment used with Managed Metadata Service(MMS). I was moving MMS Term Store from Author to Production Farm using the Windows PowerShell command Import-SPMetadatawebservicePartitionData. This commands takes the export file generated by using Import-SPMetadatawebservicePartitionData and imports the term sets in the target MMS. The…


Issues with SharePoint 2010 Central Administration running on SSL

I configured my Farm with Central Administration running on SSL port 443. There are couple of issues I have run into with this configuration and want to share with community. My SP build version is 14.0.4762.1000. Problem while running User Profile Import Job – This was the first issue I ran into and had to…


Using SharePoint Tagging features with Content Deployment deployed production sites

In this scenario we will evaluate implementing tags and note boards on a site which is target of content deployment, i.e. where content is deployed by content deployment job. Problem Statement Many organizations have requirement to implement publishing environment such that production site is not edited by the end user. They want to implement staging-production…


Searching External Systems using SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) within throttling limits

Searching External Systems using SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) within throttling limits Summary: Learn how to use SharePoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) feature to search content in external system when the number of records in system are more than throttling limits defined for the system. Introduction Searching external systems with large number…