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Generating Test Profiles in SharePoint

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A common need when testing SharePoint solutions is having test accounts setup a certain way so they can do something. Whether this is a test account for a country or language, or whatever. Normally it is very painful to set these accounts up as typically they end up being setup by hand in the user […]

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SharePoint JavaScript Extensions

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I’ve just released an alpha of a set of extensions for SharePoint 2010 that should prove very handy for simple applications. Additionally it is 100% sandbox friendly! http://sp2010ext.codeplex.com/releases/view/80242 to track and download new releases as they are ready /* * Drag and drop file upload for SharePoint 2010 * SharePoint Client Object Model javascript wrapper * […]

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SharePoint 2010 Scrolling

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View an updated cause and fix here that fixes more than just scrolling  http://withinsharepoint.com/archives/256 Yes, this is one of ‘those’ posts, about how to fix/workaround the issue of SharePoint having the Body set to scroll=”no” causing issues with scrolling. As a recap for those unfamiliar with this design decision from Microsoft it causes a few […]

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SharePoint Conference Keynote Ramblings

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So Microsoft made a big to-do over the Denali demo of HA failover, but it seemed more like a normal SQL clustering and a (finally) unified UI for administration of SQL replication methods. The bigger news I thought was the ability to have read-only active mirrors. But having failover in a cluster for a large […]

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SharePint Wednesday Reminder!

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Remember to ask me and the other eBay team members about how we did the SharePoint 2010 Upgrade and you will receive a drink ticket for SharePint on Wednesday at Bar Louies.

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Simple SharePoint Code Reference

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This is a short example doc I built for a certain vendor that was having issues with some event handler code covering safe calls for doing a lot of basic SharePoint functions. Posted here for reference using System; using System.Net; using System.Diagnostics; using System.Collections; using Microsoft.SharePoint; using Microsoft.SharePoint.Navigation; using Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing; using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration; using Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy; using […]

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Turning Quick Launch in to a Tab control

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First, let me start this post by saying that I absolutely love that navigation in SP2010 is completely standard HTML. This is a ‘codeless’ method for turning that left nav quick launch in to a nifty tab control. The use case for this, was for some landing pages people wanted tabs rather than quick launch […]

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Presenting at SF SPUG this Thursday

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I’ll be presenting with Chris Romp this Thursday at the San Francisco SharePoint User Group (www.sfspug.org). I will be talking about SQL Reporting Services integration with SharePoint. Covering pain points, best practices, alternative methods of deployment and how to make it as painless and cheap as possible.

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eBay SharePoint 2010 – Coding Practices

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When we started analysis for upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 we went through the pre-existing code base of roughly twenty solutions and dozens upon dozens of features and web parts. Much of this existing code base had known issues ranging from security (never use RunAsElevated for user facing components!), to memory leaks, to just […]

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eBay SharePoint 2010 – How We Did It

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So the other architect of the eBay SharePoint 2010 Upgrade has started writing up details on how we did the upgrade. At a high level we had to upgrade from a *highly* customized and largely unmanaged organic SharePoint 2007 implementation in to a highly managed SharePoint 2010 instance. We had about 3 1/2 months to bring everything […]

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