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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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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MOSS 2007 SP2

Comming Soon!  Office Service Pack Team announced Service Pack 2 for 2007 Microsoft Office System.  This new service pack will be released between February and April 2009.  It will contain both client and server updates.  Here are some of the SharePoint related topics that we will be expanding upon in later posts. Improved Read-only Content…

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Commerce Server "Mojave" November 2008 Release

For those of you looking for the next step in making SharePoint a top notch application development platform,  I bring to you Commerce Server “Mojave”!  The November 2008 CTP was just released before the Thanksgiving break and can be found at the link below.   This version of Commerce server brings the new multi-channel commerce foundation.  This new run-time API adds new out-of-box functionality, adds…

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Team Foundation Server (TFS) and MOSS Development Guidance

The VSTS Ranger and the MOSS Ranger team has collaborated to bring some guidance around how to build Microsoft Office SharePoint Server applications in conjunction with TFS.  This guidance has been greatly needed and it is great to see the rangers get together and provide this type of leadership with the help of the SharePoint…

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SharePoint 2007 & SQL 2008

WSS 3.0 and SharePoint 2007 now support running against the all new SQL 2008.  You will need SP1 for WSS and/or MOSS to run against 2008.  Please visit the SharePoint Team Blog for more details.  A TechNet article is expected to detail the full benefits of moving to SQL 2008.

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Alternate Access Mappings Unvieled

Wanna know what SharePoint is doing when you change and/or use the Alternate Access Mapping Feature?  Please check out Troy Starr’s Post on alternate access mappings here.

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Changing a MOSS Publishing Welcome Page Programatically

For those of you looking to dynamically change the Welcome page for a MOSS Publishing site dynamically here you go: Where “p” is the URL for the page you would like to change the welcome page to (i.e. “Pages/Home.aspx“).   static public void UpdateWelcomePage(SPWeb web, string p)         {             if (PublishingWeb.IsPublishingWeb(web))             {                 PublishingWeb pw = PublishingWeb.GetPublishingWeb(web);…

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Hiding MOSS Pages From Current Navigation Programatically

I have recently had the task to hide a set of MOSS Pages in a Publishing site upon activation of a Site Feature.  In the post we will explore the code I used to make this happen along with the use of the FeatureActivated and FeatureDeactivating events in Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeatureReceiver Class.  The method to hide the…

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