Category: Development

  • Dealing with corrupt WebConfigModification entries.

    Recently, I came across a problem.  I had created a new SharePoint Designer Custom Action and I created a feature solution package to deploy it to the production farm.  In testing it in a dev environment, I kept getting errors from the code I was using to make the appropriate web.config entries.  A custom SPD […]

  • It Happens To Everyone

       A co-worker pointed this out to me.  Seems like someone was making a change to SharePoint.Microsft.com without testing and got the Unexpected Error!  I’m sure it was unexpected!  The site was down for only a little while but it gave both of us a chuckle.  Thanks Matt!

  • Removing OPTIONS with jQuery

    Here’s a usability solution that was necessitated by my desire to present a logical, workable solution to my end-user.  I’m still learning jQuery so my solution may not be the most elegant – but it works. I welcome any improvements! The Setup I have a SharePoint site that is displaying the results of an SQL […]

  • Default Quick Launch Heading Paths

    Every so often, I come across sites that have the default Heading entries on the Quick Launch deleted.  I decided to write them down here in case I ever needed to put them back.  It’s also handy to be able to navigate to the All Items link in a site with no Quick Launch.  This […]

  • Easy Check If An SPWeb/SPList Exist

    I write a lot of code using the SharePoint object model.  Often times, I want to check to see if a particular Web exists in a Site Collection or a List exists in a Web.  I used to write methods that enumerated through the collection to see if they existed or I wrapped a Try-Catch […]

  • Determining SQL Requirements for SharePoint

    Joel Oleson has a good post about determining your SQL server requirements in your SharePoint implementation.  A good resource for planning. 10 Key Questions Determining SharePoint SQL Server Count

  • Great SharePoint 2010 Planning Reference

    Here is a list of SharePoint 2010 Architecture and Planning links.  I am mainly capturing this link for future reference! http://rdacollab.blogspot.com/2010/01/sharepoint-2010-planning-and.html

  • Dealing with the [Today] problem in SharePoint Calculated Fields

    Today I was presented with a problem that I thought should have been easy.  Create a calculated field that displayed the number of days that had passed from an [EndDate] field.  My first thought was to use a calculated field with a function  =[Today]-[EndDate].  When I got that, I was informed that calculated fields could […]

  • Live Blogging

    I’m planning on LiveBlogging during the conference and the link above will take you to the Live Blogging feed.

  • Another example of how JQuery can help your site!

    I like this post because it illustrates how JQuery can make your UI code more efficient. Look at the code examples in this post. What once took 6 lines of code only takes one using JQuery. Of course, you have the overhead of loading the JQuery framework – but if you are doing a lot […]