Tag Archives for SharePoint 2010

Using PowerShell to Update a SharePoint Site Group Description

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

This post is in response to a comment that I received on a previous post. The comment essentially asked how you would go about updating the “About Me” (Description) of a SharePoint Site Group. You would think that you could just grab the SPGroup object, set the description, update, and you would be fine. Unfortunately, […]

Taking SPQuery To The Max

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Recently I was working on a project which utilizes SharePoint to store backend data for a ticketing system. The layout of the data is a bit relational, much like SQL tables. In fact, some would say that it probably should be stored in SQL directly, but I disagree. I agree that using SharePoint lists will […]

Creating a Custom SharePoint Calendar Rollup

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A few months ago I had a requirement to rollup multiple SharePoint 2010 Calendars into one centralized calendar. I initially thought, “overlays make that a piece of cake!” Little did I know, I was about to embark on a much longer adventure than I anticipated… It wasn’t long after I started adding the calendar overlays […]

Storing Credentials in a SharePoint Property Bag

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I recently posted about storing credentials in the Secure Store Service, and based on a few comments, I figured I should also post about storing credentials in the property bag. For this post I’m just going to keep it real simple and provide a few notes and the code (please don’t hesitate to ask for […]

SharePoint 2013 Search Topology Script

Written by: Ross Beurmann Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

The SharePoint 2013 Search Topology Script below shares search coponents accross 3 servers.  You can modify it to do more or less depending on your farm architecture.  Good news, it says SharePoint 2013 Search Topology Script, but it will work on 2010 as well! Before running this script make sure you do the following five steps: Stop […]

Creating a Dynamic Status Bar in SharePoint

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

In this quick example I’ll show how you can utilize a SharePoint list and the SharePoint 2010 Status Bar to provide messages to the user, which are dynamically updated every 10 seconds. And since we’ll be using the JavaScript Object Model, we’ll have all of the AJAX goodness we so desire, with minimal amounts of […]

Storing Connection String Information in the Secure Store Service

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As a SharePoint developer, i’ve been tasked a few times with pulling data from an external database into SharePoint. More often than not, that data is secured SQL data and needs to be accessed using a SQL account, which means I’m going to have to access that data using a connection string. Generally that’s a […]

Farm, Sandbox, or Client Object Model?

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When developing solutions for SharePoint 2010 there are 3 primary options for development. These options are as follows: Farm Sandbox Client Object Model (Managed, Silverlight, and Javascript) It’s great that we’ve been provided options, however with these options we’re also presented with a choice. And in my opinion you should choose wisely, because each option […]

Open XML in the Sandbox

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Sometime back I was given the task of taking information in an email and automating it into a specifically formatted word document (kind of a strange request I know). With me being a complete OpenXML noob, I have to admit it turned out to be much more difficult than I originally thought. Also, I had […]

Jenny’s SharePoint Tip: Color Coded Calendars – Out of the Box Solution

Written by: Ross Beurmann Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Applies to:  SharePoint 2010 Color Coded Calendar – How it Works With SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has provided out of the box functionality to color code SharePoint calendars.  This is achieved using the Calendar Overlay feature which utilizes list views and calendar overlay views called New Calendars.  Prior to SharePoint 2010, if a user wanted to […]