SAF is released!

SAF is released!At Last! Finally, we have released the SharePoint Action Framework (SAF) on CodePlex!! Please take a look here : http://saf.codeplex.com . Now that I can take a minute, I just wanted to spend a bit of time detailing why we have spent the best part of 18 months (with lots of late nights!) […]

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SharePoint 2010 Activity Feed Types…

SharePoint 2010 Activity Feed Types…Just a quick note (as a reminder to self). Here’s a list of the Custom Activity Type Names that you can refer to in your code : BlogUpdate DLMembershipChange SharingInterest SocialTaggingByColleague NoteboardPosts SocialTaggingByAnyone SocialRatings INTERNAL_ChangeMarker StatusMessage ProfilePropertyChange Birthday_Reminder Birthday_Today WorkplaceAnniversary_Reminder WorkplaceAnniversary_Today ColleagueAddition TitleChange ManagerChange This is useful for code such as […]

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How to install SAF

How to install SAFA couple of you emailed and asked how to install SAF (version 2), so here are some instructions. Installing… If you have never installed SAF on your SharePoint Farm then you need to install. To do this, you need to use STSAdm commands which I have popped into a batch file. Hence […]

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Upgrading SharePoint Site Columns

Upgrading SharePoint Site ColumnsIntroduction In a previous post, I explained my findings with “Upgrading Content Types“, but now I want to test out a few scenarios with upgrading Site Columns. On the whole, the test results for Site Columns were pretty similar to that of Content Types. Although, I wanted to test what we can […]

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SharePoint Best Practice Resources

SharePoint Best Practice ResourcesSharePoint Guidance The Patterns and Practices team at Microsoft have developed guidance to help developers and architects build applications on top of SharePoint. The first release covered building intranet applications in a team environment. Release 2 targets enterprise class content oriented applications accessing LOB system information. SharePoint Guidance on CodePlex 10 Best […]

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Roadmap for SAF 1.4

Roadmap for SAF 1.4It’s 6am and I am bored, so I thought I would give you a quick heads up on what’s coming in the next version of SAF (due by the end August). Here’s the Feature list : DSL with Diagram capabilities inside Visual Studio 2008. This is probably been the most exciting one […]

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To Dispose or Not To Dispose? Here is the question.

One of the best articles that I’ve read so far about the importance of properly disposing SPWeb and SPSite objects has been written by one of my favourite SharePoint bloggers Stefan Gossner and can be found here. Unfortunately there are still some conflicting messages about what to do with SPWeb instances creates via the SPSite.RootWeb property. […]

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