Converting LINQ C# Lambda Expression to VB.Net

So after many months of procrastinating I finally decided to learn LINQ.  When I first heard about LINQ I did not really see it’s true potential and the book I was reading at the time was teaching at a very deep level of the technology and the C# language that also did not click with…

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SharePoint Conference 2009 Day 2

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Well Day One was a great introduction and overview of some of the things to come and I am looking forward to jumping right in.  Day 2 consisted of all breakout sessions.  Advanced Web Part Development During the Advanced Web Part Development session the…

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SharePoint Conference 2009 Day 1

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 On October 19th I had the pleasure of attending the SharePoint Conference 2009.  This was the first time the SharePoint product team spoke publicly talk about what we are doing with SharePoint 2010.  Nonetheless I was excited and looking forward to some of the…

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Caching AJAX Content

If you have ever browsed to a web site or built a site with AJAX you might have seen some cool features such as pop-ups, context-sensitive search boxes, and all the other cool controls you find in the AJAX Toolkit.   However try browsing to that site over an air card or a 3G connection or…

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Checking your SharePoint code for Memory Leaks

I have been writing custom code for SharePoint sites for several years now.  As one knows when writing code testing, testing, testing and a good code review can help to ensure solid code.  One of the major issue when writing any SharePoint code is the misuse of the SharePoint API in the failure to Dispose…

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ASP.Net Web Forms vs. ASP.Net MVC Models

Recently I attended a session on ASP.net 4.0 and VS 2010 to see what was coming down the pipe.  During this session the speaker discussed some of the areas of improvements in regard to ASP.Net MVC.  As he was doing his demo it reminded me of a question I had when I first heard of…

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SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peak

SharePoint 2010 hit the Technical Preview milestone a few weeks back. After watchig some of the sneak peak videos I was jazzed, escpecially as a developer with the new integration of Visual Studio 2010 the new Solution Builder features and many of the other tools on the way to help make developing for SharePoint much much easier!  Check…

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Adding a custom section the MOSS Site Settings Page

Recently I was working at a customer and had a need to create several custom administration pages to allow users to manage some data that resided in SQL Server.  Initially, we created the pages and added the links to the pages to the Actions menu but this menu quickly became long and it seemed more appropriate…

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HTTPWebRequest 404 Error

A while back I developed an application which made requests to several web sites, scraped some data and stored the data into a database.   The application worked great for several months without issue.  One day the application failed to get a successful response from the sites I was screen scraping.  Obviously, the first thing I…

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Office SharePoint 2007 SP2

Late yesterday Microsoft released SP2 for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.  For more details and link to support articles that describe what is fixed with this update please visit: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/04/28/announcing-service-pack-2-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0.aspx Some of the key fixes includes: Performance and Availability Improvements Service Pack 2 includes many fixes and enhancements designed to improve performance, availability, and stability…

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