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Application Lifecycle Management – Improving Quality in SharePoint Solutions

October 4, 2013

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Introduction “Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a continuous process of managing the life of an application through governance, development and maintenance. ALM is the marriage of business management to software engineering made possible by tools that facilitate and integrate requirements management, architecture, coding, testing, tracking, and release management.” In this and future blog posts we […]

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SharePoint and the tools of the trade

May 16, 2013

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I thought I’d list some of the tools I use on my SharePoint projects. They include tools for diagnosing errors and performance issues, development tools and more. Most of these are made by individuals or small teams, dedicating their valuable time creating the tools we all love and use. Hats off to you all!  That […]

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SharePoint Connections Amsterdam 2012 Slide Deck available

December 5, 2012

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The slide deck from my session for SharePoint Connections Amsterdam 2012 was posted on the SPC site. Creating Sustainable Solutions With SharePoint 2013 Creating sustainable solutions is always daunting, whether you are a single developer or working as a member in a large team. Every type of project requires a specific approach, there are no […]

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SharePoint for the Internet – Part 1, Performance

May 12, 2012

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The last months I have been involved in a couple SharePoint internet facing projects and decided to create a list of things to consider, specific to these type of projects. But before I start, I’d like to make a few things clear: 1. There is no definite checklist for deploying SharePoint for the Internet. Every […]

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Custom SharePoint Health Analyzer Rule for the ViewFormPagesLockdown feature

April 16, 2012

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SharePoint 2010 has a special hidden feature that ensures anonymous users with read access cannot view list and library form pages (i.e. “Forms/AllItems.aspx”). This feature is also known as SharePoint Lockdown mode and is automatically enabled on publishing sites. Especially on internet facing SharePoint sites, this feature ensures anonymous users stay out of certain area’s […]

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Get SharePoint Health Score using PowerShell

April 3, 2012

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If you look at the HTTP headers SharePoint 2010 adds to a response you might notice the one that is called “X-SharePointHealthScore”. This special header is used in conjunction with HTTP throttling and ranges in value from 0 to 10. By default this score is calculated using two performance counters: Memory/Available Mbytes and ASP.NET/Requests Current. […]

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Core Results Web Part with configurable Ranking Model

September 1, 2011

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Ranking Models are cool. If you don’t know what they can do for you, here’s a summary: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search uses ranking models to determine how data is weighed and results are ranked. Out of the box SharePoint 2010 provides different models, but you can also create your own. Creating your own ranking model […]

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Output Escaping Rich Text in a Content Query Web Part

August 25, 2011

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If you use a SharePoint (2010) Content Query Web Part to display content from a rich text field, you will end up with escaped HTML. Because it is escaped it is rendered as content on your page, probably not what you would want. To fix this, you need to edit the ItemStyle.xsl (preferably a custom […]

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Changing SharePoint 2010 Search Ranking Model

August 25, 2011

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SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search uses ranking models to determine how data is weighed and results are ranked. Out of the box SharePoint 2010 provides nine different models, from which two are used by default. You also have the option to create your own if this is required. To see which models are registered with your […]

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Speed up SharePoint 2010 development

July 19, 2011

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SharePoint Development tends to be a wee bit more time consuming compared to “standard” ASP.NET development. Although Microsoft really helped us a lot by providing seriously improved integration with Visual Studio 2010, building, packaging, deploying and debugging can still be annoyingly slow. Here are a couple of things you could do to speed things up […]

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