Do you have SharePoint PowerShell to SharePoint API translations in your tool belt?

An Old SharePoint API Confusion If you hadn’t seen it before and someone told you there was .Net SharePoint Framework object called SPSite what would you think it was for? It’s commonly used object in SharePoint C# code, and you might think it would represent a SharePoint Site. But it’s not quite that. An SPSite is really a collection of sites. In end user and administration documentation, a collection of sites is commonly referred to as a Site Collection. It’s

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Microsoft Certified Master Giveaway Announced on MOSS Show

Richard Riley, Brett Geoffroy and John Hormaechea of Microsoft were the special guests on the Feb 21st 2011 edition of the Moss Show Podcast. All three play very important roles in the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint Program. John was a new addition for me, but also had the most interesting piece in my estimation. Around minute 40 of the 45 minute interview show, John announced that there will be a giveaway of a full MCM Certification Cost at both

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TechEd 2011 Presentation Ideas

TechEd 2011 USA is coming up in May in Atlanta. I went to last year’s conference as a Learning Ambassador for SharePoint in Microsoft’s Technical Learning Pavilion. It was probably my favorite conference experience so far. Not only did I learn a lot and pass a certification test, I met a lot of great people who also happen to be technical experts. This year, I’ve noticed that the organizers are taking session preferences in to mind on the TechEd 2011

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SharePoint 2010 Adoption Survey Update

In August of 2009, I conducted a survey of my blog readers and twitter followers on their plans to deploy SharePoint 2010. Little was publicly known about the product details at that point, but we did know their were some deployment limitations and tools released to help prepare for upgrade, so I concentrated on that. Joel Oleson did some preliminary analysis of my survey, a survey of his and some other surveys. I’ve posted the full results as three images

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Site Collection Web Analytics Reports Missing?

Working on a SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade, I came across an issue I couldn’t find any help for. My Usage and Web Analytics service applications were clearly configured and running per the instructions on TechNet and Bill Baer’s Step-by-Step. I could view the reports in Central Administration. However the link Site Collection Web Analytics Reports was no where to be found in my Site Settings on my upgrade site collections. This was the case in three farms I had configured,

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Code Construction versus Software Development

Reading a great book this morning, I stumbled upon the concept of code construction as a distinct activity in a software development project. If you’re involved in a lot of development projects like me, you probably spend some time during your projects thinking of ways to describe what you’re doing. Having a great vocabulary on your specific trade can go a long way to making communication clearer and easier. Steve McConnell describes code construction this way in the book I

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SharePoint 2010 Exams and Certifications

Microsoft has published four traditional exams for SharePoint 2010 and there are four corresponding certifications. TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development Exam 70-573 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring Exam 70-667 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications Exam 70-576 Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator Exam 70-668 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Preparation I believe the best preparation for these exams is by hands on

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Paul Stubbs SharePoint Connections Recording on SharePoint and Windows Phone 7

Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint 2010 | Matthijs Hoekstra | Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/matthijs/Developing-Windows-Phone-7-Applications-for-SharePoint-2010 Screen clipping taken: 11/8/2010 11:22 AM     Paul has done some interesting integration work with SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7. The picture above has him showing wssdemo.com on the Windows Phone 7. Mobile view on the left, full fidelity on the right.

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Contributing to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out

I’ve agreed to contribute to the upcoming Microsoft Press title Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out. Amazon has already updated the listing with me as co-author. How exciting! I’ve already started writing the first chapter I’ll contribute which is tentatively titled “Administration for Business Users.” I have what I think is a unique concept for the chapter. 99% of SharePoint users will never install SharePoint, but many will want to know how the decisions made by engineers will effect their

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New ASP.Net jQuery and SharePoint Blog

Please welcome my friend Patrick O’Gorman to the SharePoint Blog World! He has started blogging at http://knowog.com/myblog  Patrick works with me at AIS in San Antonio and really knows his ASP.Net stuff. He also likes working with CRM, but I won’t hold that against him.​ His first two technical posts, jQuery Accordion and jQuery Accordion – Part II are great quick starts for anyone new to jQuery or the Google AJAX Feed API. Since you know how I love a

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