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SharePoint Core Results Web Part Changes

SharePoint Core Results Web Part Changes

The Question A reader asks: I’ve been given a custom web part based on the SharePoint 2010 Core Results Web Part. The web part overrides OnInit to provide a custom search query to the web part. I need to modify it to add a button in a new column. How can I do that in a way that adapts to the proper document content type? Re-Factor Personally, I’ve used the Core Results Web Part to aggregate Document Results before, but I […]

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A Blog Move : SharePoint to Azure WordPress

A  Blog Move : SharePoint to Azure WordPress

Intro To blog about SharePoint on SharePoint or not to blog about SharePoint on SharePoint. The question has been answered for me. From this point forward, I’m blogging on WordPress. And, for now, I’m hosting my blog on Azure Websites. I’ll walk you through my thought process about the transition in case in can help you in a similar situation. SharePoint 2010 Foundation on FPWeb I’ve been hosting tomresing.com on SharePoint 2010 Foundation for the last 3 and 1/2 years. […]

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SharePoint Building Blocks Mapping Mashups Webinar

SharePoint Building Blocks Mapping Mashups Webinar

Today at 2PM Central I presented a free webinar on using basic SharePoint 2010 Building blocks to show your Contacts list on a Map. Recording Download the 59 minute wmv and watch at your leisure. Skip the first 1 min of dead air. I’m not a video editor or I’d remove it! Slides Download the slides for the reference links mostly. Access the Demo Visit http://tomresing-public.sharepoint.com/MapWebinar to view the demo site used during the webinar and use it interactively.

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Book Drawing for Free SharePoint Webinar Registrations

Book Drawing for Free SharePoint Webinar Registrations

Update 7/9 1PM: Added info on the book. In celebration of Rackspace’s Summer of Sizzling SharePoint I’m running a SharePoint 2013 Inside Out Book Drawing! The More Registrations, the More Books I Giveaway! For every Webinar Registration that has my name in the registration form comments box I’ll put an entry in the Magic Hat for the book drawing. If I get more than 1 registration with my name in the comments form, I’ll mail out 1 copy of SharePoint […]

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Retrieving Mapped SharePoint Custom Pages from PowerShell

Issue If you’re trying to debug a mapped custom page in SharePoint from PowerShell, but come across this issue: PS C:> $webapp = get-spwebapplication http://sp2010 $webapp.GetMappedPage([Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.SPCustomPage]::Error) Unable to find type [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.SPCustomPage]: make sure that the assembly containing this type is loaded. At line:2 char:90 + $webapp.GetMappedPage([Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.SPCustomPage] <<<< ::Error) + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (Microsoft.Share…on.SPCustomPage:String) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : TypeNotFound Solution Try this instead: $webapp.GetMappedPage([Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication+SPCustomPage]::Signout) The Clue I’m not sure why the syntax is different for this. I would have expected […]

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How do you automate FBA web.config changes?

I was asked today by a friend, How do you modify the web.config through a WSP? My quick answer, I don’t! Not if I can avoid it other than the changes made through Visual Studio item properties like safe controls entries and others. However, showing my true consultant nature, I turned the question into the above. That’s a more specific question with a couple good possibilities I’d like to share, but still, it seems like there may be better answers […]

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SharePoint Dev Tools Preview 2 Changes

A funny thing happened on Day 1 of SharePoint Conference. Scott Guthrie did not announce the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 – Preview 2, despite the Apps for Office and SharePoint Blog post that went live just after the keynote. I could have missed it, but you’re free to stream the whole 2 hours for yourself and tell me the minute mark. Or, you can stream just the 23 minutes Scott Guthrie was talking. While we’re on […]

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Excel Co-Authoring does work in SharePoint 2010 Office Web Apps

Talking to Jeff Deverter yesterday about how cool Excel Co-Authoring was in SkyDrive, I couldn’t answer whether two or more people could edit the same Excel Spreadsheet in the version of Office Web Apps that comes with SharePoint Server 2010. But now, I can. They can! In the screen shot above, notice the “2 people editing” message in the Excel status bar. The example is from the Microsoft Information Worker VM. If you’d like to see a great demo of […]

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My first experience with New-SPConfigurationDatabase

Todd Klindt gets a lot of respect in the SharePoint Administration community. He should. He consults, writes, speaks, webcasts publicly weekly and leads a user group with a consistently great rating. Todd highly recommends a scripted configuration approach to SharePoint. And he’s not the only one, but mostly I’ve ignored that advice in the past. However, as a new co-worker of Todd’s, I’ve heard him recommend to clients more than once in the 7 weeks I’ve worked with him to […]

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Removing the Name ActiveX on 2010 the 2007 way

I got a new laptop for work last week and noticed that tomresing.com was asking readers to install that silly Name ActiveX control. Actually, I noticed sharepointrunner.com was showing it first and after Mark fixed his so quickly, I figured I better do the same. Aside You may be more familiar with my other new coworkers like Shane, Todd, John, Randy, Laura, Jennifer and Raymond. However, fanatical SharePoint Engineer Mark Watts, on the Rackspace Managed SharePoint team, has an excellent […]

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