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Search Center and the Lost Search Box

October 14 2010 23 comments

You Have customized your SharePoint site and made a nice design based on the v4.master or even starter.master and applied your custom master as a system master as well. Everything’s cool until your “search-person” configures the search and tells you that something’s wrong with the Search Center. There is no search box at all.

Let’s investigate!

Our journey starts from…

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LINQ to SharePoint – Obscure Workarounds

October 1 2010 198 comments

Previously I wrote about querying with SPLinq and the scope being the current site collection when running code in SharePoint. I’ve also written about using Ajax panel in web parts editor part (this post is slightly edited to serve this one). I’m going to take these two posts as basis for this post where I will…

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SharePoint 2010 Dynamic Compilation of .aspx and .ascx Files with .NET 3.5

September 23 2010 9 comments

What’s the problem?

One of our colleagues, Petri, had a problem with using extension methods in his Visual Web Parts user control (.ascx file). He had developed some extension methods and tried to use them in user control:

<%= DateTime.Now.SomeExtensionMethod() %>

And all he got was this error:

Compiler Error

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Favorite Features Of SharePoint 2010 From An Intranet Consultant’s Point Of View

September 21 2010 No comments yet

This is a list of favorite features of SharePoint 2010 from a consultant that helps clients to find out and describe their requirements for intranet services. During the past years working with SharePoint 2007 there were many dark moments where the platform didn’t really live up to expectations. These top-5 items are my favorite additions to SharePoint 2010 that make…

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Four Levels of Branding

September 17 2010 15 comments

I want to open up the branding process of a SharePoint 2010 site from a designers perspective. Let’s face it, branding is expensive. Branding takes hours of hard work and with a product like SharePoint, frustration is constantly in the air. I present the idea of using the 80/20, or Pareto Principle on…

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Find The PowerShell Command You Were Looking For

September 15 2010 2 comments

PowerShell might be a new beast for many SharePoint administrators. Microsoft has been helpful by providing hundreds of commandlets with SharePoint 2010. However, when the commandlets have names such as Start-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance, remembering the correct commandlet can in many cases be impossible. Using tab key for autofill  is not very usefu, considering the commandlet naming conventions.

Luckily the PowerShell basics are here…

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