Category Archive: Programming

Sep 18

XML in SharePoint 101

This post is part of a series of notes that I’m putting together regarding XML within SharePoint. Intro and History of XML XML in SharePoint 101 (This post) XML in SharePoint Search Pt1 XML in SharePoint Search Pt. 2 So just where does XML feature in SharePoint? The answer to this question is EVERYWHERE! You …

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May 25

SPWeb.AssociatedMemberGroup returning incorrect information.

Just recently, I’ve been working on a solution for a client that wanted to create a meetings portal for a very formal meeting process. The basic breakdown of the site is as follows, A top level Site Collection housing This site was created with the default groups of Meetings Visitors, Members and Owners. Then …

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Mar 26

Using SharePoint hosted infopath documents as contents in a SharePoint page.

In a recent project, I was creating a contracts management portal within SharePoint. As part of the contracts request process, the sales team were able to link info path documents that represented each of the service lines that formed the contract. Each of these service line documents (InfoPath forms) formed the basic service outline and …

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Mar 10

Part 3–SharePoint Retreat–TDD and Unit testing, the methodology used cont..

The other parts of this series can be found here… SPRetreat TDD – a retrospective (See what I did there? -) Part 1 — SharePoint Retreat–TDD and Unit Testing, the methodology used Part 2 — SharePoint Retreat–TDD and Unit Testing, the methodology used cont.. Part 3 -– SharePoint Retreat-TDD and Unit Testing, the methodology used …

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Mar 06

Part 1 — SharePoint Retreat–TDD and Unit Testing, the methodology used.

In my last post about the SharePoint retreat, I waxed lyrical about the costs of unit testing and why you may or may not want to get into Unit testing your code. Stepping on from this is how do we go about unit testing a SharePoint project in Visual Studio 2010? What tools do we …

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Mar 06

SPRetreat TDD – a retrospective (See what I did there?)

Not quite sure why I’m up at 6 am on a Sunday morning writing a blog post, certainly the bed was warm and comfy, but my mind is still pretty buzzing from yesterdays SharePoint Retreat sponsored by 21Apps and Content and Code. What’s SharePoint Retreat? Well it’s a room full of geeks trying to improve …

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Dec 30

End of the year already?

Wow.. Christmas really came and went.. My last post was back in november when I had just returned from Gran Canaria after a nice relaxing week in the sun. After that short interlude, I had my first speaking engagement at a company seminar in front of 100 delegates. I was incredibly nervous and got a …

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Oct 26

Studying hard for 70-573 this week..

I’m taking the first of the SharePoint 2010 dev exams on Thursday of this week. I’ve been a little slow of the mark with the study for these as I’ve not really had the opportunity to do much SharePoint 2010 development work just yet. Luckily, it looks like my SP2007 skills won’t let me down …

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Oct 15

Last night’s London meeting for SUGUK

So after quite a break, we had our first London meeting of the SUGUK for sometime. We were at the Mostyn Hotel, location and food kindly supplied by Steve Smith of Combined Knowledge who use this location regularly for their training courses. Unfortunately, Microsoft have decided to withdraw support for the community in the form …

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Nov 24

Should I change the name?

To once a month updates? I haven’t stopped since I got back from SPC and have been dashing around between clients working on SharePoint 2007 issues. Doesn’t anyone understand I want to play with SharePoint 2010 now? Or more to the point, I need to upskill in some areas very quickly to get the most …

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