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SharePoint and Atlassian Confluence, side-by-side scenarios

September 16 2010 18 comments

image Many large organizations in Finland use both SharePoint and Confluence for managing their internal content. This article explains why Confluence can be a good partner for SharePoint and what are the scenarios when you might consider using both systems.

Confluence is an enterprise wiki product from Atlassian. Atlassian is a software company from Australia. Atlassian is also...

LINQ to SharePoint – Scope is Site Collection

September 15 2010 10 comments

We made a discovery earlier this year when starting to develop our first customer projects on SharePoint 2010 that the DataContext does not extend over multiple site collections in SharePoint context, while it does so out of the mentioned context. This means you can’t develop customizations on SharePoint 2010 using LINQ to SharePoint over

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...

Finding the Balance Between Tailoring and Thinking Inside the Box

September 14 2010 5 comments

This article describes why every tailoring decision is a choice involving price tag, risk, and usability.

SharePoint offers an astonishing set of functionality and features. We’re all familiar with the capabilities regarding to for example RSS viewing, calendars, surveys, discussion boards, and content management. Personally I find the out of the box set quite rich and able to cater the most...

Upgrading Your Office Ahead of Your SharePoint?

September 11 2010 8 comments

If you just got to upgrade your office to 2010 ahead of upgrading your MOSS, please read this article.

During the last couple of years I have run through a bunch of client cases where MOSS represented a new era for document management especially for the Office Documents. The preceding document management systems comprised mainly of shared network drives –...

Comparing DateTimes in a LINQ to SharePoint Query

September 10 2010 30 comments

Last time I blogged about LINQ to SharePoint (available for SharePoint 2010), and especially about the fact that the underlying CAML generation matters, even though it is hidden by the developer. Here is another issue, or a bug, that I came across.

Consider the following simple situation: you want to fetch and display those calendar events that start...

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