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I’ll be at SharePoint Conf 2011 in Anaheim

I’m really excited to be down at SP Conf 2011 this year, along with my fellow colleagues @c0deNinja and @matthewcarriere. We’re particularly eager this year because we’ve been working hard on the launch of our SharePoint line of add-ons: www.blackninjaparts.com. We’ve officially gone live today, just in time for SP Conf and we’ve got some […]

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Things To Know When Configuring FAST Search

I’ve been doing a fair bit of FAST search configuration and re-configuration lately, and I just wanted to point out a few things that are good to know and understand. Let’s start with some basics. If you use the following guide for configuring FAST (and I usually do) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff381243.aspx, then you should be aware of: […]

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How to Attach an Event Receiver to the Web Added Event And For What Purpose

I struggled with the title of this post, because there are several different uses for the Event Receiver I’m going to talk about. In SharePoint 2007, it was common to use a Feature Receiver that was stapled to a Site/Site Definition for performing additional tasks after a Web was provisioned. We leveraged a Feature Receiver, because there didn’t exist an Event Receiver that handled the “Web Added” event. This is where the Web Provisioned event comes into play for SharePoint 2010 development. And a huge thanks to whoever was on the MS team that made that happen.

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Content Deployment Errors in SharePoint 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of work recently with SharePoint 2010 and the Content Deployment/Content Scheduling features, and it seems to me that not a whole lot has changed. According to the official Microsoft 2010 “Content deployment overview“, we still have to watch out for the following: 1. Always deploy to an empty site collection […]

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