Category Archive: SharePoint 2010

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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Dec 03

Confirmed – Speaking at #SPEvo 2013!

Late last week I submitted a session for the SharePoint Evolutions conference in April next year a mere 24 hours before the deadline of submissions to the Global Community track! If you’ve not heard of this conference.. Why not? It’s only the largest independent SharePoint conference outside of North America! Take a trip to …

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Dec 01

Automagic Managed Properties in SharePoint 2013 search.

The ability to map crawled properties to Managed Properties in SharePoint search has been around for a long time, This enabled you to take those custom fields you created in your content types, and make use of them in your search results XSLT rendering.The big change in SharePoint 2013 is that this can happen automatically …

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Oct 30

Looking forward to #SPC12

With the release of SharePoint 2013 just around the corner thoughts are turning to the SharePoint conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 12-15th and I’m really pleased that I shall be attending my third MS SharePoint conference. Of course the main reason for attending is the amazing content that is going to be available, the …

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Oct 01

SPSUK Dec 8th–Session agenda is now live

If you’re coming to SharePoint Saturday on December 8th, you can now find the session agenda for the day live on the SharePoint Saturday site.. If you’re not coming.. why not, go and sign up now! There’s some great sessions running, and if you can’t find one that interests you, come and heckle …

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Sep 28

Critical path training comes to

I recently tried out a trial subscription to the online training provider as I was hoping to brush up my HTML 5 and CSS 3 skills. The courses are delivered as online streamed video, with some basic pre and post course testing, coursework and notes for those on the extended subscription. The extended subscription …

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Sep 18

Word 2010 document version comparison in SharePoint 2010

I don’t generally do a lot of typical document management in my day to day role, usually, once I’ve written a document and it’s issued to a client, then that’s that and it’s onto delivery or project work or something similar. Just recently however, I had a need to go back through the “nitty gritty” …

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Sep 03

SharePoint Saturday UK 2012

The latest edition of SharePoint Saturday UK will be coming to Nottingham on December 8th 2012 thanks to the chaps at Lightning Tools and Intelligent Decisioning. This is the only major Free conference in the UK that covers SharePoint and attracts a host of speakers and professionals to cover the many diverse topics surrounding SharePoint. …

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