The assumption is that you deployed your branding solution as .wsp file and you now wanted to make further changes such as the master page, page layout, CSS, images etc.. How do you go about the upgrade and deployment process: Open your existing branding solution using Visual Studio 2010 or latest version Make the appropriateContinue reading “How to upgrade a Visual Studio SharePoint 2010 Branding project”
Author Archives: Astatke Belay
How to shrink SQL server 2008 R2 database in a dev environment
I am writing this tips as a note to myself. As a SharePoint developer I run my SharePoint 2010 development inside a VM. As times goes by I found myself short of hard disk spaces. Following these steps helped to alleviate the problem: Open up your SQL database where SharePoint is installed Find the database whereContinue reading “How to shrink SQL server 2008 R2 database in a dev environment”
Code Samples for SharePoint Client Side Opertaions
I am now Umbraco Certified Developer
Today October 25, 2011 I took Umbraco Level 2 test and became Umbraco Certified Developer.
Why I do not see the Application Pool in my Windows 2003 IIS MMC?
If you are using Windows 2003, then you should be running IIS 6.0. If you do not see Application Pools in the IIS MMC, it looks like you are running in IIS 5 isolation mode. You can verify this, by right clicking on “Web Sites” in the IIS MMC, choose Properties, click on the ServiceContinue reading “Why I do not see the Application Pool in my Windows 2003 IIS MMC?”
Building Dynamic BI Using Excel/SharePoint List Data – part 2
Since in Microsoft Office Excel 2007, the ability to synchronize data between Excel table and a SharePoint list is deprecated we need to download and install an add-in. The add-in then will enable us to update the information in a SharePoint list from Excel 2007. The first thing we need to do is download and install the Excel 2007Continue reading “Building Dynamic BI Using Excel/SharePoint List Data – part 2”
My list of SharePoint tools
I thought this post might serve me as a central location where I could add all the nice SharePoint/web development tools developed by those smart SharePoint gurus. BTW I like to take this opportunity to say big thank you to all of them: U2U CAML Query Builder for SharePoint 2003 and SharePoint 2007 (Windows Version) SharePoint development: handy little utility toContinue reading “My list of SharePoint tools”
Building Dynamic BI Using Excel/SharePoint List Data – part 1
Recently I got a request from a client, which reads as “…currently, we track our budgets and spending for the work units using a series of linked Excel spreadsheets. Admin support enters invoice information into these spreadsheets and the information gets categorized according to pre-defined budget and program codes. We need a Dashboard for ourContinue reading “Building Dynamic BI Using Excel/SharePoint List Data – part 1”
I installed SP 2010 as well as SPD 2010 and Office 2010 betas
The waiting game is over as I have now installed SharePoint server 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010 and Office 2010 betas. Now is the time to start playing/learning SharePoint server 2010 applications devlelopment.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Enterprise 2010 Public Beta is now out
The public beta for Microsoft SharePoint Server Enterprise 2010 is now out for you and me to download. Here is where you can get it: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/evalcenter/ee391660.aspx I am going to checkout these blog posts for installing the Microsoft SharePoint Server Enterprise 2010 public beta: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869(office.14).aspx http://sharepointdevwiki.com/display/spadmin2010/SharePoint+2010+Beta+2+Install+screen+walk+thru http://andreasglaser.net/post/2009/11/17/Installing-SharePoint-Server-2010-on-Windows-Server-2008-R2-and-SQL-Server-2008-R2-Part-1-Overview.aspx http://blah.winsmarts.com/2009-11-SharePoint_2010_Development_Environment_-and-ndash;_Practical_Tips.aspx Enjoy!!