Tag | SP 2010 Posts

A while back I was helping a client upgrade SharePoint 2007 code to SharePoint 2010 and I came across this interesting problem. I was working web parts that were created in Visual Studio 2008 using WSPBuilder extensions. The first order of business was to convert them to Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 extensions. Why Use Visual Studio 2010 templates? There are two main reasons I highly recommend using Visual Studio 2010 templates instead of using WSPBuilder 2010 templates. ...
Just a quick one. I was trying to add and deploy a WSP file.Both went well until i tried adding the webpart and i get the error Web Part Error: No available sandboxed code execution server could be found. After doing some joggling around i came to know i had to start the Solution:You need to start the SharePoint Foundation Sandbox Code Service service instance from services on server.. This has to be done in the SP 2010 Central Admin > App Management > Service Apps > Manage Services on Server. ...
I have had some time this week to try out some tools that I have been meaning to try out. This week I am trying out the SP 2010 Diagnostic Studio. I installed it successfully and tried it on my development evironment. I was able to build a report and a snapshot of the environment. I decided to turn my attention to my Employer's intranet environment. This would allow me to analyze it and measure it against benchmarks. I didn't want to install the Diagnostic studio on the Production Envorinment, lucky ...
The approach takes advantage of the SP 2010 OOB Session Token handler and FBA claims provider implementation that during a period of token lifetime, if there is activity during the period of time that can be defined as "EW" in the image in the section "Background" below, that the SPSecurityTokenManager will, with the FBA provider, reissue a Session Token with new SessionToken ValidTo and ValidFrom times without forcing a re-challenge for user credentials (username and password). Additionally, it ...
This is to provide a little bit of explanation on the implementation of FBA authentication with SP 2010. There have been blog posts that indicate there are no sliding sessions, but with a little manipulation and understanding of some of the settings, there is somewhat of support for sliding sessions and re-issuance of tokens. The current model provides for a little trade-off on performance as re-requests to the FBA providers and also any SP Custom Claim providers can have impact on overall performance. ...
While i was trying to setup some reports on a SPF 2010 site. After trying to add a Sql Reporting Webpart i get the error: Session state has been disabled for ASP.NET. The Report Viewer control requires that session state be enabled in local mode I never came across that error before when using RSWebaprts in Sharepoint 2007:) But i think is related to ASP.NET sessions state:( Any to fix it you would have to start to make sure the SharePoint Server ASP.NET Session State Service is enabled. Unfortunately ...
*Moved to: Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010 DoneSince I have joined SSW as a Solution Architect its Chief Architect, Adam Cogan, has been mentoring me and pushing me to do better. One of the things that I have been wanting to do since the first DDD Scotland was to present a session. For DDD Scotland 2010 Adam suggested that I submit he double session on “Better project Management with Team Foundation Server 2010”. So, with some apprehension I submitted two session as Part A and Part B.Read ...
*Moved to: Integrate SharePoint 2010 with Team Foundation Server 2010Our client is using a brand new shiny installation of SharePoint 2010, so we need to integrate our upgraded Team Foundation Server 2010 instance into it. In order to do that you need to run the Team Foundation Server 2010 install on the SharePoint 2010 server and choose to install only the “Extensions for SharePoint Products and Technologies”. We want out upgraded Team Project Collection to create any new portal in this SharePoint ...
*Moved to: Upgrading Team Foundation Server 2008 to 2010I am sure you will have seen my posts on upgrading our internal Team Foundation Server from TFS2008 to TFS2010 Beta 2, RC and RTM, but what about a fresh upgrade of TFS2008 to TFS2010 using the RTM version of TFS. One of our clients is taking the plunge with TFS2010, so I have the job of doing the upgrade. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Even Scrum should have detailed Task descriptionsWhen you create tasks in Scrum you are doing this within a time box and you tend to add only the information you need to remember what the task is. And the entire Team was at the meeting and were involved in the discussions around the task, so why do you need more? Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Combining Scrum, TFS2010 and Email to keep everyone in the loopOften you will receive rich information from your Product Owner (Customer) about tasks. That information can be in the form of Word documents, HTML Emails and Pictures, but you generally receive them in the context of an Email. You need to keep these so your Team can refer to it later, and so you can send a “done” when the task has been completed. This preserves the “history” of the task and allows you to keep relevant partied ...
*Moved to: Guidance: A Branching strategy for Scrum TeamsHaving a good branching strategy will save your bacon, or at least your code. Be careful when deviating from your branching strategy because if you do, you may be worse off than when you started! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Do you know when to send a done email in Scrum?At SSW we have always sent done emails to the owner/requestor to let them know that it is done. Others who are dependent on that tasks are CC’ed so they know they can proceed. But how does that fit into Scrum? Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Do you have a contract between the Product Owner and the Team?Working in Scrum it is useful to define a Sprint Contract between the Product Owner (PO) and the implementation Team. Doing this helps to improve common understanding in, and sometimes to enforce, the relationship between the PO and the Team. Update 14th April 2010Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Upgrading from TFS 2010 RC to TFS 2010 RTM doneToday is the big day, with the Launch of Visual Studio 2010 already done in Asia, and rolling around the world towards us, we are getting ready for the RTM. We have had TFS 2010 Beta 2 and RC in Production for nearly 6 months and have had only joy, so moving to the RTM on launch day gives me warm and fuzzy feelings.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Scrum for Team Foundation Server 2010I will be presenting a session on “Scrum for TFS2010” not once, but twice! If you are going to be at the Aberdeen Partner Group meeting on 27th April, or DDD Scotland on 8th May then you may be able to catch my session.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Who broke the build? I recently sent round a list of broken builds at SSW and asked for them to be fixed or deleted if they are not being used. My colleague Peter came back with a couple of questions which I love as it tells me that at least one person reads my email Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Do you know that every user story should have an owner?When you are building complicated software and working with customers it is always nice for them to have some idea on who to speak to about a particular story during a sprint. Update 14th April 2010Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: When should I use Areas in TFS instead of Team Projects in Team Foundation Server 2010Well, it depends…. If you are a small company that creates a finite number of internal projects then you will find it easier to create a single project for each of your products and have TFS do the heavy lifting with reporting, SharePoint sites and Version Control.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Solution: Getting Silverlight to build on Team Foundation Build Services 2010This is SSW’s first time using Team Build 2010 to automatically create a Silverlight application. In the past the guys have used Cruse Control, but we want to move to a pure TFS 2010 solution. When one of our developers (Allan) added a Silverlight 3 project to the Solution our build server spat it out. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Upgrading from TFS 2010 Beta 2 to TFS 2010 RC doneVisual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 RC was released yesterday on MSDN. I am happy to report that today we successfully completed upgrading our production TFS 2010 Beta 2 server, to the new TFS 2010 RC. wow. Updated: 11th February 2010– Added link to Brian Harry’s post Updated: 12th February 2010 – Adam Cogan was not clear that there were two problems with snapshoting running servers.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Solution - SEO permanent redirects for old URL’s?From time to time, your website structure may change. When this happens, you do not want to have to start from scratch with your Google rankings, so you need to map all of your Old URLs to new ones. This may seem like a trivial thing, but it is essential to keep your current rankings, that you worked hard for, intact.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Investigation - SEO permanent redirects for old URL’s?On the project I am currently working on we want to change the nasty http://northwind.com/produc... to a nice friendly URL on the website. This is pretty easy and can result in nice URL’s like http://northwind.com/produc... See Also – Solution - SEO permanent redirects for old URL’s?Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
So, I finally got around to installing SharePoint 2010! I will get a chance to poke aroudn this week and take a look at the new features and start blogging. I had a couple of issues I thought I would direct people in the right direction. I run all my vm's on Mac OSX, I had to upgrade to Snow leopard which has is an x64 OS and I upgraded my vm version. I actually run Parallel's for Mac. The newest version is version 5. I am not 100% sure but I don't think that creation x64 OS on parallels is a new ...
*Moved to: Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 - DoneWell, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
In my last blog I talked about the new site around SharePoint 2010 and the sneak peak videos. I got a chace to watch them and here are my notes: SharePoint 2010 Feature Highlights: New User Interface including new Ribbon Web Edit Silverlight Web Part Rich Theming Browser support for Safari, Firefox and IE Visio Services SharePoint Designer enhancements Business Connectivity Services (BDC evolution) SharePoint Workspaces (formerly Groove) or offline libraries Richer Media Support SharePoint 2010 Admin ...

Even though SharePoint 2007 still has the new car smell in many ways, SP 2010 is just around the corner.

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*Moved to: Developing for SharePoint on your local computerIf you are wanting to developer solutions for SharePoint in Visual Studio 2008 then you need a couple of things to get started: You will need to install VSeWSS 1.1. http://blogs.msdn.com/share... Then follow the instructions on Martin Vollmer`s Blog in his post on getting it installed without Sharepoint. http://blogs.msdn.com/marti... ...
*Moved to: Setting up SharePoint for the EnterpriseI currently have the task of setting up SharePoint Portal for my company. But here is the kicker, they have users in almost every country in the world, so how to structure the deployment. I knew roughly how to do this, but a post by Jose Barreto entitled "The Legend of the Single, Multi-Terabyte, Replicating SharePoint Database" that really caught my eye. I knew that this was how it worked, but I did not actually know! if you take my meaning. This ...
*Moved to: Installing MOSS 2007 from scratchI am having occasion to rebuild my Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) development server. In fact, I killed it by adding a Business Data Catalog (BDC) that pointed to a table that had just over a million rows... Now, maybe this would not have caused a problem if I was not using a single server deployment with SQL server on the same box... That's the way the OS crumbles Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Kerberos and SharePoint 2007If you want to use Kerberos authentication and not NTLM with SharePoint then there are some extra tasks that you need to get someone with Domain Admin privileges to perform. For EVERY dns / port combination a SPN needs to be added to Active Directory to tell it that it is allowed to use Kerberos to authenticate a specific account or server to that URL. In a production environment with a farm of multiple server you will need to use the account option. The account ...
*Moved to: Unique ID in SharePoint listThis seams to be a common problem, and one that I get many calls from users about: I have a query with our Sharepoint site and was advised that you were probably the best person to ask. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: SharePoint 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Service Pack 1 UpdateI had a number of problems installing SharePoint 3.0 Service Pack 1 and then Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1. In fact, I managed to put my server completely out of action and I have been trying to fix it off and on for a couple of weeks (I have been on holiday). This being my only day in for the rest of this year, I thought I should give it another go, as I did not want the server down for another week... Well, I ...
*Moved to: Festive holiday studying I am sorry to tell you all that I am now (as of Friday past) off for the holiday period. With a little luck and some saved holidays I will not be back in the office until the 3rd January 2008 :) I will be in the office for damage control on the 31st, but apart from that I am a free man...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) wssv3sp1-kb936988-x86-fullf... http://www.microsoft.com/do... Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1 (SP1) ...Again...So far it is exactly the same show as with the WSS update. Installing updates before moving onto the main feature... And it did not ask me to install WSS SP1 this time.. That is another one of those mixed signs... The installation for MOSS SP1 is identical to that of WSS SP1 so I foresee no problems...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: MOSS SP1 Install NotesI thought I should create this blog as I am going along because I usually forget some critical item that gubs my server if I try it again Jeff Holliday has posted on what has changes with a plethora of links to relevant content. make sure you read the pre-requisites for the SharePoint updates from the How to deploy 2007 Microsoft Office System Servers Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Server Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 1 page on the Microsoft support site.Read ...
*Moved to: Proxy server settings for SharePoint 2007Well this was fun... All the examples of how to connect through a proxy from SharePoint are missing a crucial piece of information! <system.net> <defaultProxy> <proxy usesystemdefault = "false" proxyaddress="http://proxys... bypassonlocal="true" /> </defaultProxy> </system.net> Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Sharepoint planningI have been asking one of my colleagues for information on Sharepoint and how to deploy it to large organizations. He intoned that he new how not to do it and pointed me towards a particular post that defines a very effective deployment method. In reading it I came to a much grater realization of not only the power of Sharepoint, but the scale that it can be deployed in. Although you have to take the entire potential architecture into consideration, I really like the ...
*Moved to: Team Foundation Server Error TF30177: Team Project Creation Failed - Part 2If you are trying to get team server to talk to another Sharepoint farm this is something to watch out for. I fell into this one myself, and now my American colleagues have hot the same problem (I have changed things like server, account and company names to protect the, erm, servers?). The key things to look for in the log file are the creation details: 2007-08-17 13:06:33Z | Module: WSS | Thread: 7 | Language ...
*Moved to: NetIDmeI have just been made aware of a new ('ish) service. It allows you to verify the identity of those users you interact with online. This is a very usefully service for any online site or community where users are under 18, but is there any value for those of us that are not? Would more people interact with me if they could verify my identity? I am not sure.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: SharePoint 3.0 TFS Sub-Site creation error.As you will know from my previous post I have been trying to get TFS to create sub sites in SharePoint 3.0. I now have the hotfix specified by Brian Keller for my Team Explorer client that allows me to communicate with WSS3.0, but I am still having a problem with my sub site attempts!Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...