Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Using Silverlight in your SharePoint 2007 Applications

There is a great interest from business in having a Rich Interactive application (RIA) feel to the end users. With Silverlight, users can have a powerful UI and combined with MOSS 2007 is extremely powerful.
Some of the useful links to have silverlight to embed in MOSS 2007 are -

Monday, March 2, 2009

Difference between listItem.Update() and listItem.SystemUpdate()

ListItem.Update() -
Creates new version automatically for each and every update. It updates the Modifer field details with SystemAccount
Doesn't create new version for updates. It updates the Modifer field details with the user details who updates the ListItem

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Webpart not rendering all the items in the allitems page

Say you have placed a webpart on a list page ( AllItems.aspx). The webpart queries the same list but if you use the SPContext to get an instance of web you end up not seeing all the items within that list.
To solve this problem , create a new instance of site,web and use it in the webpart. This solves the problem.
Guid siteID = SPContext.Current.Site.ID;
Guid webID = SPContext.Current.Web.ID;
using (SPSite site = new SPSite(siteID))
using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb(webID))
//peform your function

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

SharePoint 2010 features

  1. SharePoint Web Parts for FAST ESP but better integration and bigger
  2. The server software will be announced as 64 bit only
  3. Silverlight Media web parts
  4. Better accessibility and cleaner code generation
  5. Backup/Restore/Rollback and Snapshot backups with virtual load balancing Near automated build and replace
  6. Claims-based authentication
  7. Possible inclusion of InfoPath style web-based editor - since Office 14 is allowing for some applications to be web-based with limited functionality. Why not integrate some of those into SharePoint vNext
  8. SQL tables-like behaviour for SharePoint lists
  9. Custom filters won’t be necessary to index and extract metadata from ODF and PDF files
  10. JQuery and SharePoint vNext

Features SharePoint Office Server 14
SharePoint 14, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2012. The next version is a long way off by any name
Preparing Yourself For SharePoint 14
SharePoint 14: Everything We Know
SharePoint 14 + PDC ?
SharePoint vNext – Rumours, Speculation and Confirmed Features
SharePoint 2009: Improvements to