Category Archives: SharePoint 2010

Application Lifecycle Management – Improving Quality in SharePoint Solutions

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 will look at how ALM

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SharePoint Connections Amsterdam 2012 Slide Deck available

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 silver bullets. Still, there are

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Custom SharePoint Health Analyzer Rule for the ViewFormPagesLockdown feature

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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 of a site. Since this

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Get SharePoint Health Score using PowerShell

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. A value “0” indicates everything

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Core Results Web Part with configurable Ranking Model

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 allows you to tailor the

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