Tommy Boswell

SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to provision SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata columns

 

 This post will show you how to provision Site Columns that uses Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2010. Managed Metadata is one of the new and exciting features of SharePoint Server 2010. It allows you to centrally manage metadata terms and keywords. Creating Managed Metadata columns using the SharePoint web interface is a simple task but the problem is that it does not allow you to move your Site Columns from one farm to another that easily. The reason is that…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to Hide SharePoint 2010 Ribbon

 

 If you’re creating a Web site and using SharePoint 2010 as a Content Management System platform, perhaps your first challenege as a designer is what to do with that ribbon that is smack-dab in the way of your nice custom layout? At first it seems to be a challenge: For unauthenticated users the ribbon makes no sense and is irrelevant. Your first thought may be to get rid of it entirely. But then, we still need the functionality for users…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to Get XML Sample Data for Debugging Web Parts that support XSL transform customization (e.g. Search and Content Query Web Parts) in SharePoint 2010

 

 XSLT is the preferred technology for customizing the visual output of SharePoint Web parts (primarily as it is standards-based and non-proprietary). However, there is absolutely no XSLT debugging support provided within the SharePoint environment (this is surprising as it is so pervasive). With these limitations in mind, XSLT should ideally be developed outside of SharePoint in a proper IDE that supports XSL debugging such as Visual Studio 2010 or Altova’s XMLSpy. However, debugging XSLT requires a data source (in the…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: How to upload a document in SharePoint 2010 using Client Context Object Model ?

 

 In order to use ClientContext I need to add reference to two dll’s to my project i.e. Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll and Microsoft.SharePoint.Client .Runtime.dll. In this Post we will talk about 1) how to Get ListItemCollection from SharePoint document list using CAML 2) Upload a document to SharePoint Document list . Get ListItemCollection from SharePoint Document list using CAML: CodeProject. I can get the ListItemCollection as displayed in code snippets below ListItemCollection listItems = GetListItemCollectionFromSP(“FileLeafRef”, documentName, “Text”, 1); The GetListItemCollectionFromSP returns the List…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Mobile Access for SharePoint 2010 Internet Sites

 

 Over the past several years more and more organizations are choosing to deploy public facing Internet sites using SharePoint 2010. Building on existing skills and experiences, designers and .NET developers can create amazing looking web sites, some of which can be seen here. One question that comes up frequently is “what about mobile devices?” Organizations want to ensure that the sites they build can be viewed not only by desktop and laptop users but also on mobile devices such as…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Configure the Target Audience for a Web Part in SharePoint 2010 Sites

 

 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 enables custom audience targeting for content and sites. The purpose is to define audiences and content that are relevant to a user or a group. As server or site administrator, you can define audiences and content for a specific set of users or group. The following steps will teach you how to complete the configuration. Step 1. Create two users in Active Directory which names are “test1” and “test2”. Step 2. Log in SharePoint site…

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SharePoint 2010 Hosting :: Using Visual Studio 2010 to Create Custom Modal Dialog in SharePoint 2010

 

 Below are the detailed steps to create a custom modal dialog page and show it when a ribbon button is clicked in a document library. 1. User clicks on Ribbion button “About” in the document library. 2. About button the displays the custom dialog page and passes the current library name. 3. The dialog page then parses the url parameter, Library name in our case and display the description field as text in the dialog page. Results – Ribbon Button…

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