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SharePoint 2010 Anonymous Search Results

I recently ran into what should have been a well-documented and easily corrected search issue in SharePoint (2010 but the same could be said for 2007). The basic scenario was a public-facing publishing site with an extended zone for anonymous users (the default zone was configured for NTLM). Search worked find for authenticated users but […]

Upcoming SharePoint Capacity Planning Webcast

I’ll be presenting a crash course in SharePoint Capacity Planning on December 15th, 2010 as part of Idera’s Secrets of SharePoint webinar series. We’ll mostly be discussing SharePoint 2010 but many of the concepts apply to 2007 as well so don’t miss out even if you aren’t planning an upgrade soon. Things kick off around […]

Using PowerShell to Approve List Items

During the long and painful process of transferring this blog from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, I came across a couple of annoying problems.  Fortunately, the most annoying problem was quite easy to solve. When I copied the old list items over, they showed up in the new list with an approval status of "Pending", preventing them […]

Presentations and Code from SharePoint Exchange Forum 2010

Blogging has been light lately as I’m in the process of moving our public web site and blogs to SharePoint 2010 (which should be done soon).  For those of you who attended my presentations at the SharePoint Exchange Forum 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden, the code and slides are now available:   Developing Dynamic Applications with […]

Creating a Basic Publishing Site Definition

There are a number of different ways to create customized MOSS publishing sites – through the web UI, SharePoint designer, Visual Studio Extensions for SharePoint, and so on.  But sometimes these aren’t enough – you just have to build it from scratch yourself.  This means diving into the world of custom site definitions, features, xml […]

TechEd North America 2010 Wrap Up

Another TechEd done and dusted and what a great one it was. I enjoy New Orleans so having it there was a lot of fun (except the heat and humidity – that was a bit rough). There was a ton (or tonne, for my UK mates) of 2010 content. I didn’t get to see many […]

SharePoint Saturday Ozarks 2010

My good buddy Mark Rackley is hosting the 2nd annual SharePoint Saturday Ozarks event in Harrison, Arkansas on June 12 – 13. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it this year (a fact which I’m sure the Hotel Seville is thankful for as their stock of Corona may last more than a few hours […]

I’ll Be Speaking at TechEd 2010 in New Orleans

It’s that time of year again – time for TechEd North America. This year’s event is being held in the Big Easy, one of my favorite cities, and is sure to be a winner (how can you go wrong in ‘nawlins?). There’s sure to be a ton of good SharePoint 2010 content. I have one […]

SharePoint Evolution 2010 – The Conference That Almost Wasn’t

We just wrapped up the SharePoint Evolution 2010 conference in London. By all accounts, it was a great event. Attendance was excellent and there was a ton of new content on SharePoint 2010. The Combined Knowledge crew made everything appear smooth and effortless. But things are not always as they seem – this conference was […]

Jousting with XML – Adding Attributes to Existing Nodes

This isn’t technically a SharePoint-related post as the issue is one of pure XML manipulation but I ran across it while building a custom solution in SharePoint and it took hours to figure it out so I thought it merited some attention. When working with XML, as is often the case in SharePoint (especially when […]