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I am excited to say that I’ll be speaking at both TechEd North America and TechEd Europe .  This is my first time to even attend a TechEd so I am looking forward to see what is in store.  Both events are sure to be exciting but I am particularly...
I’m excited to be speaking at a number of events over the next few weeks.  The first event is SharePoint Saturday New Orleans this weekend on 3/24.  There, I’ll be speaking about developing solutions for SharePoint Online (Office 365). ...
If you have used Excel Web App (part of Office Web Apps), you are familiar with the fact that there is no “Save” button.  The changes you make are immediately saved back to SharePoint and you even have multiple people editing the spreadsheet at the...
I was working with a client recently who had purchased Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint and I came across an issue that confused me for a minute.  I installed the Metalogix SharePoint Extensions Web Services on a few farms.  However...
For those of you familiar with SharePoint 2010, the content type hub is nothing new to you.  However, in SharePoint Online, the content type hub works a little differently.  The first thing to know is that a content type hub has been set up...
During configuration of FAST Search for SharePoint, you will need to use PowerShell to finalize your configuration.  One common error you might receive is the one below.  This error occurs when you execute any PowerShell command for FS4SP. Failed...
A lot of times we have a need to activate a feature on multiple site collections.  This could be a custom feature to do branding or you may simply be activating publishing on multiple site collections.  PowerShell makes tasks like these easy...
I’ve written a number of posts in the last couple of weeks about the new SharePoint features in the Visual Studio 11 developer preview.  These posts include publishing to SharePoint Online , Visual Web Parts , Silverlight Web Part , and the Content...
Visual Studio 11 introduces a new content type editor that you might find useful when building your next content type.  It starts with a SharePoint Project Item that you can pick from the New Item menu. From this screen, give your new content type...
SharePoint URLs can be quite long.  When you paste a link to a document in an E-mail they can prove to be quite long.  The community has developed a number of solutions for SharePoint URL shorteners.  However, I thought I would share a...
Visual Studio 11 adds a new feature that makes working with Silverlight in SharePoint 2010 a bit easier.  The new Silverlight Web Part feature automates deploying your Silverlight applications to SharePoint and can really save you a bit of time. ...
I often refer to my Handy Keywords in SharePoint Search because it forms the building blocks you need to become a rock star at writing SharePoint keyword queries.   Today, I want to expand upon that post on how you can use search to return a...
I recently published my first post about SharePoint development with Visual Studio 11 and I mentioned that there were some changes in how the Visual Web Part worked.  If you are familiar with the Visual Web Part in Visual Studio 2010 , you know it...
At my Search talk at SPC11, I demoed how to build a Silverlight application that could query search in SharePoint Online .  I also built a separate application that could query people search, but I haven’t posted on it yet until today.  To query...
Yesterday, I talked about how we can use FQL with the Search Web Service .  As promised, I am continuing the series about the search web service to talk about how we can take advantage of refiners.  As you may know, FAST Search for SharePoint...
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