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Are SharePoint certifications worthwhile?

There are several different certifications available for SharePoint 2010. For IT Pros: Exam 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring Exam 70-668 Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, ...
52
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10answers
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How can you move a document with its version history to a new library?

Here's the scenario: 2 document libraries Both contain multiple documents The documents have multiple versions When I copy a document from library A to Library B using the Content and Structure ...
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5answers
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Migrating a solution from 2007 to 2010

Let's say we have a well-established solution in Visual Studio 2008, using WSPBuilder to bundle it up into a package. It has a handful of features and a whole whack of assets to deploy (.webpart, ...
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16answers
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CSS Files in _Layouts or Document Library?

There's been a lively conversation (such as it can be in 140 chars) lately about whether it is better to put CSS files on the disk in the _layouts folder or to store them in a Document Library in the ...
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61answers
6k views

List of SharePoint development tools

What tools do you consider essential in your SharePoint development toolkit? One answer per tool please so the community can vote!
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6answers
31k views

How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?

There's all kinds of ECMAScript class library examples around but all of the ones I find show how to retrieve all list items (through SP.ClientContent) but how do you get the current list item? I'm ...
33
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5answers
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Support for URL rewriting?

Is there anything built into SharePoint 2010 that will handle this? If not, can anyone suggest where to start to implement something that will allow me to rewrite URLs so they are more SEO and user ...
32
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12answers
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List of tools for reading ULS logs

I just spent a fair amount of time troubleshooting an issue that required me to look in the ULS logs for the root cause. What tools are recommended for searching/filtering/reading ULS logs?
32
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10answers
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How do I know if the page is in Edit Mode from JavaScript?

Is there a way to find out if a page is in Edit Mode from JavaScript? I know in on the server-side can be found using SPContext.Current.FormContext.FormMode but I can't find any means of doing it ...
32
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6answers
19k views

How to update custom master page and page layout, which is already deployed

I have a feature which deploying custom page layout. It's done by this code: <Module Name="MasterPageModule" Url ="_catalogs/masterpage"> <File Path="MasterPageModule\defaultTemplate.aspx" ...
29
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7answers
14k views

Deleting all the items from a large list in SharePoint

What is the most efficient way to delete all the items of a large list in SharePoint? The code should take Query throttling limits into consideration.
28
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4answers
1k views

How can I make a SharePoint open source project at home?

I have an idea for a small SharePoint solution that can be quite useful, and I'm thinking about writing it in my spare time. How can I do it? This is a relatively small project, which I don't ...
28
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5answers
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NTLM vs Kerberos

I just want to know the difference between NTLM and Kerberos. When to use NTLM and Kerberos and when not to use it? Why do you need to use Kerberos for authenticated feeds? Our admin is asking me why? ...
28
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12answers
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How do I enable “Open in Explorer”?

I have full control over my SharePoint site. When I click on my document library and then click the "Library" tab on the ribbon, I see an option for "Open with Explorer" but it is disabled. The ...
27
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2answers
904 views

Is SPCache a farm-wide cache?

The MSDN documentation on the SPCache leaves very much to the imagination. But since it sounds interesting, I'm wondering whether it is a farm-wide cache. Does anyone know? Currently I'm caching ...
26
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6answers
10k views

Why is SharePoint so slow?

I'm a SharePoint user. My company has introduced SharePoint and use it as their intranet site. They've made some changes to the masterpages, etc. to let the intranet have a 'corporate' feel. There ...
26
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7answers
7k views

List of 70-573 exam resources

What resources have you used for home learning to pass the 70-573 exam. There does not seem to be a book released yet to cover the exam.
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2answers
7k views

When to use OpenWeb() vs RootWeb

I am a little confused on the pro's and con's of each. When is it good to use OpenWeb() vs RootWeb, especially in the context of a using statement.
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6answers
5k views

List of best practices on structuring SharePoint 2010 solutions

I am looking for good guidance on how to structure a SharePoint Solution including: Visual Studio Project Structure Features (how to separate features) Namespaces When to use multiple project ...
23
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1answer
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Using SPContext.Current or using static URL

There are multiple ways to work in the SP object model. The starting point for instantiating objects looks different when you look at different developers. Many times I see people doing this: SPList ...
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3answers
17k views

Rename a web application in Sharepoint 2010

When I installed Sharepoint Foundation it created my default web application with a name Sharepoint - 80 that was running on port 80. Since I need port 80 for another web application I moved it to ...
22
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6answers
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How to delete a content type part of an application feature?

I'm developing a solution in SharePoint 2010 that deploys a content type. I've now made a change to the content type and want to delete all its old references, remove it, and redeploy. Unfortunately ...
22
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6answers
9k views

Backup via SharePoint or backup via SQL Server?

How should I backup my 2010 SharePoint server? As I see it there are 3 choices: Full Farm backup Site collection backup SQL Server backup We're only doing backups using points 1 (occasionally) ...
21
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8answers
2k views

An introduction to SharePoint 2010

I've been a member of Stack Overflow for a while and have this week been given a project of having a play around with SharePoint 2010 to see how it works basically, as we're looking to use it to ...
20
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7answers
2k views

What features have been lost in SharePoint 2013?

There's been a lot of discussion around the new features in SharePoint 2013 ( What is new in SharePoint 2013? ), but I'm curious as to what's no longer offered/supported in 2013. Does anyone have a ...
19
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2answers
726 views

What are some disaster recovery best practices?

What is the best way to back up SharePoint without the backup files using up all your enterprise storage? I am currently backing up SQL weekly(content dbs, config db), and doing site collection ...
18
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3answers
5k views

Find Document by GUID

I'm missing something that must be so simple that it's not even worth asking... but I have an object ID (GUID)... How do I figure out the document it points to? For example I have a GUID of ...
18
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3answers
1k views

Feature based XML vs. Object Model: Which is better for content type development?

I've been researching a few different ways to create content types and I recently discovered that you can use the Object Model to do this. All of the examples I have found online typically use XML ...
18
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1answer
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What is “feature stapling”?

I've seen the term "feature stapling" used around this site and some blogs. What exactly does this mean? My best guess is that it has something to do with dynamically activating features from other ...
17
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2answers
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Multiple Sharepoint projects in one solution - how to package correctly?

I have multiple Sharepoint projects in a solution: MySolution.WF MySolution.Webparts MySolution.UI I also have some common code in a MySolution.Common project. All of the aboe projects ...
17
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4answers
354 views

Infrastructure knowledge for SharePoint developers

As a SharePoint developer I find that having a good understanding of the underlying infrastructure (such as Active Directory, DNS server, etc.) is very useful. I must say I'm not that good when it ...
17
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5answers
459 views

Can I prevent a user from deleting his MySite

Can I prevent a user from deleting his MySite?
17
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5answers
1k views

Organizing WebParts in Visual Studio - Best Practices

My team is responsible for maintaining a SharePoint 2010 site that was developed by another group. This maintenance includes updates to existing web parts (approximately 20). Currently, all of these ...
17
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4answers
2k views

How are you doing automated testing?

One area that I have always found a challenge is being able to get my automated builds (in whatever guise, MSBuild Nant etc) to deploy the created solution (WSP) to a remote machine, install and test ...
16
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3answers
1k views

How to check if code is running as sandboxed solution?

Is it possible to check, from within solution, if it was deployed as sandboxed or not, e.g. something like this: if(this.IamSandboxedSolution) // do something else // do something else
16
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4answers
11k views

SharePoint 2010 Application Pages. vs. Web Parts

I have done many a search on this issue with mixed results and ensuing ambiguity. The time has come to nail it down for good. If I'm developing the equivalent of a complex ASP.NET application, and I ...
16
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4answers
3k views

Content types vs. custom list field

This is a question about best practices and the intent of the designers of SharePoint. I'm pretty new with SharePoint, and have only worked on pretty small projects. I often find myself creating ...
16
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2answers
3k views

HTTP 401 twice before HTTP 200 when serving files

I've built a Javascript web application which is served from Sharepoint (ie. there is no Sharepoint code at all operating on the web app, it's just some HTML/JS being served from a Sharepoint 2010 ...
16
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7answers
5k views

Enhanced SharePoint discussion forum/Q&A

A client is considering SharePoint 2010 as an information platform on their local intranet (not connected to the internet). One of the main focus points is an advanced discussion forum, including a ...
15
votes
4answers
27k views

Hide the “Add new Item” option below the sharepoint 2010 list

I have a sharepoint 2010 list, I want to hide the option "add new item" which resides below the list, any suggestions?
15
votes
4answers
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How to detect the edition of SharePoint 2010 installed?

In SharePoint 2007, we have a registry entry HKLM/Microsoft/OfficeServer/12.0/OfficeServerPremium=1 for enterprise edition and OfficeServerPremium=0 for standard edition. How can I determine which ...
15
votes
4answers
836 views

Inconsistent user names in SharePoint

Using SharePoint 2010, some user names in the people pickes and User Information List are shown by John Smith. Others are companyDomain\jsmith. We would like to correct this for consistency. I have ...
15
votes
5answers
24k views

Suddenly getting “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.”

This morning all the development machines at the company I work at, couldn't manage SharePoint through Powershell. We were all getting the annoying "The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with ...
15
votes
5answers
2k views

Are there any tweaks, tips to make debugging SharePoint 2010 faster?

I am using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and SharePoint 2010. The debugging process itself is okay but the startup takes really long. Are there any options or hidden-hints to make this faster? Edit: ...
15
votes
2answers
7k views

Which Redirect method should I use?

I'm using SharePoint 2010. I have webparts, then when OK/Save/Cancel etc is clicked, it will redirect a user to the relevant page. Over the past few months of writing different WebParts I have ...
15
votes
2answers
2k views

Can't start debugging after install VS11

After I installed VS11 Dev Preview, VS2010 cannot start debugging the Sharepoint 2010 server (developer install on Windows 7). I get a nice error dialog stating: Unable to start debugging on the ...
15
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there a way to securely encrypt content in SharePoint Online?

I need to encrypt (or at least digitally sign) a package of content that is sent from the SharePoint Online server, down to the browser, and then cross-site post (JSONP) the ecrypted content to ...
14
votes
4answers
2k views

Any reason not to create a new content database for each site collection?

When creating a site collection in stsadm there are 2 commands I could use: createsite and createsiteinnewdb, where the latter creates a new content database for the site collection. Reading around ...
14
votes
2answers
3k views

How to access my “Outgoing E-Mail Settings” from code?

Is it possible for me to pull the values that are in: Central Admin -> System Settings -> Configure outgoing e-mail settings from my code behind using the object model?
14
votes
1answer
8k views

Whats the difference between host headers and alternate access mappings?

Whats the difference between host headers and alternate access mappings? This is a similar question - What are the differences between extending a web app and adding a host header then adding ...

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