Category Archive: SharePoint 2010

Apr 18

Avoiding SharePoint Internal Name Pain

For the majority of users, the inner workings of SharePoint don’t hold much interest, but there is one aspect that you might find worthwhile to understand, especially if you are responsible for creating lists or libraries that yourself or others may want to customise later with XSLT, DisplayTemplates or even access using the Client Side …

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Mar 25

Metadata Tag Refiners not displaying in SharePoint 2013 Search Results

While working with a colleague on some search issues in office 365, we noticed something that seems to be a marked departure from SharePoint 2010 and the behaviours around documents tagged with Managed Metadata. In SharePoint 2010, the default search experience was to display a Tags or Keywords refiner in the refinement panel whenever a …

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Jun 06

SQL 2012 Reporting Services Gotchas with SharePoint 2010

Back in March of 2012, Liam Cleary wrote an excellent guide to installing SQL 2012 Reporting Services into a SharePoint 2010 farm in integrated mode. (You can find that post here.) I’ve recently been using that guide to produce a proof of concept for a client, to show that I would be able to install …

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May 15

Preventing the context ribbon from appearing.

Selectively preventing the ‘inconvenient’ context ribbon. Quite often I use list views to display summary data to the end users. This data often takes many forms from either a simple single list item displaying information about a site (I use this quite often in project sites.), to a full featured kpi display from multiple list …

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May 04

Useful Technique – Gooey SharePoint Scripting

Automating the SharePoint GUI using Scripting. My colleague Alex and I have been working on the same client project during the last 6 months and we recently hit an issue that required us to republish 150 content types in the content type hub. Due to an issue with the PowerShell publish commands not working previously, …

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Apr 23

SharePoint Evolutions Conference 2013–It’s a wrap!

SharePoint Evolution 2013 – IW411 – Session Slides So last week saw another awesome conference from the folks at Combined Knowledge. Yes it was the London SharePoint Evolution 2013 conference and my first outing at a major conference as a speaker! I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Those of you who know …

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Feb 01

SUGUK London Session & Slides on SharePoint Search Fine Tuning

Thanks to everyone that stayed around after Dan Holmes’ most excellent Governance session last night to hear me prattle on about tuning your search environment. Just a note about Dan’s session first, I don’t really come from the ‘Business’ side of SharePoint as I’m from a mainly techy background. As a result, I sometimes find …

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Jan 16

Performance issues when using “Save Site As Template” option with content in SharePoint 2010

Scenario Description We recently hit a performance problem on a client environment when creating sites through code. These sites which had been created with the Team Site template and then saved as templates by using the “Save Site As Template” option in the UI were taking upwards of 40 seconds to deploy. During testing we …

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Dec 09

SharePoint Saturday UK 2012–Roundup

With the appearance of December on the calendars, also saw the return of SharePoint Saturday UK for another year. As professionally run as always, the Id-Live/Lightning Tools team and their sponsors did a smashing job of organising and running the event. For me it was extra special as it was my first time presenting at …

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