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Content Is The King, And Meta Data Is The King Kong!

September 9 2010 4 comments

Lost in translation? Try reading this article for the big picture.

In an early phase of an SharePoint project, it is important to find a consensus with a customer on what matters the most in a specification. After all, quite a heap of mental playload is probably occupying the cognitive landscape of the customer representatives. They usually are full of ideas, wishes, needs, sales...

LINQ to SharePoint Performance Pitfalls

September 8 2010 11 comments

SharePoint 2010 introduced LINQ to SharePoint which enables the programmer an easy access to SharePoint lists and content types using LINQ.

While LINQ to SharePoint greatly simplifies the code and frees the programmer from writing CAML queries, it can easily result in poor code in terms of performance. The main problem is, IMHO, that the full power of...

Automatically Enable Dialog Framework for Hyperlinks

September 6 2010 5 comments

With the inclusion of the new dialog framework in Sharepoint 2010 it is quite easy to create stylish dialog windows that comply to the overall look and feel of your site. As Jomit Vaghela explains in his blog, all you need to do is put the parameter IsDlg=1 in your url and use the SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog method with...

PowerShell Does Not Reload Upgraded Assemblies

September 6 2010 4 comments

If you use PowerShell while developing with SharePoint 2010, you may have come across this. After you upgrade your packages, PowerShell uses old versions of the assemblies that were supposed to be upgraded. This is because the assemblies are loaded to PowerShell’s app domain, and as long as they are used from the same app domain, they do not get...

Custom Caching Done Fluently

September 3 2010 4 comments

SharePoint includes many out-of-the-box cache mechanisms that can be configured on site and site collection levels. It is not uncommon, however, that you want to make some custom caching in code. Often you simply need more fine-grained control over what is cached and exactly what parameters define the cache key. One scenario where cache profiles are insufficient is...

SharePoint Security and Permission System Overview

September 1 2010 428 comments

SharePoint Permission and Security Mechanisms

From time to time, our customers ask us about how SharePoint security and permission features work, and how should they be utilized. In this post we try to walk through the basic permission and security features of SharePoint. This post is not intended to be a complete description of every security and permission related feature in SharePoint,...

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