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Part 2: Possible Use Cases for Microsoft Service Fabric

Written by: Matt Louderback Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

I’m Excited About Service Fabric. Now What? In my last blog, I looked at some of the common pain points Microsoft Service Fabric can help developers with. This week, we’ll take a closer look at some possible use cases. Use Case A possible use case is for a social network where users can send messages […]

Microsoft BUILD 2012

Written by: Jorge "El Che" Vasquez Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Even thought we could not attend the Microsoft Build 2012 conference due to Hurricane Sandy, we can all still view ALL session online. http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2012 Here are a few sessions that I watched over the weekend: 1-001 Keynote 1 (Steve Ballmer). Steve is an entertaining speaker. Windows 8 is here for the long run and enterprises […]

Using PowerShell to Update Content Editor Web Parts

Written by: Johnny Bouder Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to programmatically update the content in Content Editor Web Part (CEWP)? Maybe you added some HTML that is breaking your page or maybe you’re moving your content to another domain and you have some hard coded links in your CEWP’s.

Well it turns out that it isn’t really that hard. In my situation we were working with the latter scenario above and within our environment we have many administrators who have created hard coded links within CEWP’s and in order to streamline the upgrade process I thought I would create a PowerShell script…

Persistent SharePoint 2010 Site Columns

Written by: Christopher Lincoln Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Site Columns and Site Content Types are a great feature of SharePoint.  They’re easy to create/modify and provide granular configuration capabilities.  It’s commonly known that the Title Site Column can’t be removed from Site Content Types (or List Content Types, for that matter); it’s attached to the Item Base Content Type, after all.

But did you know that there are many Site Columns that can’t be removed from Site or List Content Types?

Edited screenshot of SharePoint 2010 "Change Content Type Column" form

But did you know that there are many Site Columns that can’t be removed from Site or List Content Types?

Leveraging SharePoint 2007 through Windows PowerShell

Written by: Johnny Bouder Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

For all of you out there that have not yet been allowed the opportunity to dig into the vastness that is SharePoint 2010 and have become bored with SharePoint 2007, I just might have something new for you to play with. That’s right…PowerShell! My new addiction…

Note that before getting started, you should have a good working knowledge of the SharePoint Object Model.

Step 1: Get started

PowerShell by default comes with Windows Server 2008, however it doesn’t come with Windows Server 2003 and my guess is that if you’re still running SharePoint 2007 you’re probably still running Server 2003. If you are among this group, all you need to do is install the hotfix (KB926139) on one of your web servers. If you’re running Server 2008, you’re ready to go.

Step 2: Get excited!

So without getting too deeply into the nuts and bolts of PowerShell, what you need to know is that it gives you a command line interface, which provides the added ability of leveraging compiled code without actually compiling any of your own code. How could anyone not be excited about that?

And given the richness of the SharePoint object model, you are basically given unlimited potential for managing your SharePoint applications…

Silverlight Caching Data Requests

Written by: Jorge "El Che" Vasquez Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

SilverLight is a great presentation display. However, when it works perfectly on ALL Browsers, with exception of Internet Explorer, it become very comical. Background We developed a SilverLight display which uses “WebClient” class to query an RSS feed asynchronously: WebClient proxy = new WebClient(); proxy.OpenReadCompleted += new OpenReadCompletedEventHandler(OnReadCompleted); Once the callback event is triggered by […]

Adding a Silverlight Control to an existing ASP.NET Website

Written by: Johnny Bouder Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

I’ve only been working with Silverlight for a few months now and I’ve came to the conclusion that either my Google-fu is lacking or there isn’t a great deal of lower level information out there on how to get started. Personally I’m going with the latter because in my experience if you follow some of these posts online you’ll find yourself creating a sample Silverlight project, which is hosted within its own development application. But how do you actually add the control to your existing site?

Hopefully this will shed some light on the subject.

New Visual Search!

Written by: Derek Yale Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Visual Search

MetroStar Systems has implemented Microsoft’s Pivot technology to create a new way to search Supernova: Visually! If you haven’t checked it out yet, give it a try by clicking here and see what catches your eye!

Mostafa Extends His Microsoft MVP Streak to Five Years in a Row

Written by: MetroStar Marketing Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Another year has passed here at MetroStar Systems and yet another Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Visual C# award has been bestowed upon our own Mostafa Elzoghbi. In what has seemingly become an annual occurrence, Elzoghbi secured a Visual C# MVP award for the fifth consecutive year. This exclusive award is given to those who […]

SharePoint Saturday New York City

Written by: Derek Yale Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

SharePoint Saturday New York City is being held July 31st this year at the Microsoft Manhattan Office. The event is well-known for its lively atmosphere, invaluable presentations, and for its high attendance of SharePoint professionals and MVPs. A full day of networking, knowledge sharing, and everything SharePoint all at no cost to its attendees? At […]