Archive for April, 2010

How to Display Informational Messages in a Console Action

April 28 2010 9 comments

Editing menu console actions already have a method to display errors, but there isn’t any public API for ShowMessage, and that’s unfortunate.

Fortunately, by using Reflector, I was able to find out how Microsoft uses ConsoleMessage class to display informational messages in a Console Action. I’m not sure why this class is an internal class, but…

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Scripting STSADM with PowerShell

April 28 2010 23 comments

Recently I found myself in a phase of development, where I would try out some modifications to content types, notice that they weren’t what I wanted, and then re-do the entire web application from scratch to make sure my next modifications would be picked up by SharePoint. As you can probably imagine, doing that via the administrative interface got old quickly, so I decided I’d do my best to automate the process.

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How to Remove Workspace Link from a Calendar

April 26 2010 9 comments

This one has been discussed in a few articles in the internet. One way to hide workspace link from calendar is to do it with JavaScript, the other way is to modify calendar schema, and of course there are several other methods to do it. All of these seemed like a hacks, so I…

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Single Page Layout for Several Content Types

April 21 2010 11 comments

Just recently we came across a case where we needed to share a single page layout between three different content types. The visible meta data fields for all three content types were the same, and creating several identical page layouts felt wrong. Fortunately, SharePoint supports the scenario. Less fortunately, the documentation is a little sparse.

For a…

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SharePoint 2010 Development Certifications – Preliminary Exam Scopes Published

April 19 2010 6 comments

There are now official Microsoft exam pages for 70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development and 70-576 PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications. Read especially the “skills measured” sections. The pages also state the exam publishing date to by July 12.

A complete list of SharePoint 2010 exams and certifications can be found on Microsoft Partner Portal.

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SharePoint & Office 2010 RTM Availability Date Announced

April 19 2010 No comments yet

Microsoft announced on Friday that Office & SharePoint 2010 RTM binaries will be available for SA customers starting 27th of April. Other customers can download the binaries starting 1st of May. SharePoint 2010 RTM will first be available in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch. No mention of the Finnish language pack yet.

Start your engines!

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