How to get Search Query API calls to be logged in search usage analysis reports

I was recently working on a customer requirement to log Search Query API calls. OOB this is easy to achieve where we have specific UI option in central admin to get this information. On discussion with the PG, we found that by design this is not supported. The underlying Query API architecture doesn’t allow this…


After Properties go blank in ItemUpdated event for Office 2007 Documents..

Event Handlers in MOSS have come a long way since their inception in SharePoint 2003. In MOSS, event handlers expose a pair of properties which can be used for easing quite complex functionality. Yes, I am talking about the pair – AfterProperties and BeforeProperties. I am sure you would be knowing the basic functionality of…


Windows Powershell ISE

I was recently working on a PowerShell issue and found a new Graphical editor for developing PowerShell scripts.   I am sure all of us know how troublesome, debugging PowerShell scripts can be. The default Windows PowerShell (Version 1.0) exposes a command line editor. And as with all command line editors it has no debugging capabilities…

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Fragment Caching for user controls doesn’t work in SharePoint if using SPD.

I recently had a strange requirement or should I say an issue where the client had created a user control in SharePoint and was trying to use Fragment Caching on the user control. But somehow the fragment caching wasn’t working. And the client was asking whether SharePoint actually Supports Fragment Caching or not? On further…

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SP 2010 – Sandbox Solutions – Mysterious but truly awesome

So SP 2010 is out and we have finally got hold of the new version of SharePoint. Among the new features is the exciting feature – Sandbox solutions. In MOSS one of the pain points with the WSP was the fact that it was a farm level deployment and it was difficult to control it…