For those that know me, I am a die hard supporter of my Surface RT. Back in
February, I wrote a post about why I chose it over a Surface Pro. The
device wasn’t perfect and there were a number of issues that people had
with it. With Window RT 8.1, a lot of those issues have been put to rest
and that’s pretty exciting.
This device isn’t for everyone, but if you have a similar use case to mine,
you might find it a highly useful device. What is my use case? Well,
first of all, I travel. A lot. I often find myself working from atypical
office settings including the airport, airplanes, restaurants, and bars. As
a SharePoint architect, I write very little code. That means having Visual
Studio on the device is not a priority for me. If you write code every day,
go buy a Surface Pro, or better yet stick with a laptop so you can have a
bigger screen. Do I use my Su... (more)
With SharePoint 2013, Upgrade Evaluation Site Collections can come in quite
handy. They allow you to test what a site will look like once upgraded
without affecting the site you just attached. If there are issues, you can
just correct them in the source 2010 version site, and run the upgrade
process again. You can request an upgrade evaluation site collection, by
clicking Try a Demo Upgrade after clicking on the bar at the top of your site
that says Explore all that SharePoint 2013 has to offer.
If you have a rather large site collection though (greater than 100 GB), you
At MVP Summit this year, many of us were lucky enough to pick up a Surface 2
32 GB. As many of you know, I have been a die hard supporter of my Surface
RT and I think it runs great with Windows 8.1. I simply love the connected
standby and long battery life. While your buddy’s Surface Pro isn’t
notifying them of E-mail because it’s asleep, my Surface 2 chimes every
time I get one (except during the new quiet hours :) ). I also don’t have
any desire to run Adobe Photoshop or Visual Studio on the device so sticking
to the apps that are in the Windows Store works great for me. I... (more)
As an administrator or developer, there may be times when you really want to
see everything in the search index. It’s great for troubleshooting.
Unfortunately, the way you do this seems to vary between SharePoint
versions. I wrote on this in the past about how to do this in SharePoint
2010 with FAST Search for SharePoint using the % operator, but that no longer
works in SharePoint 2013.
What can we use instead? Now we can use the asterisk (*). Just type it
into your search box and you will see everything in the index (that you have
permission to view).
Scrolling to the b... (more)
By now, you have heard about how the SharePoint 2010 development experience
has been improved. We can easily deploy web parts and other code without
having to manually manipulate any XML files. What about under partial trust
though? Many of you that know me know that I have pushed using Code Access
Security quite a bit through a series of blog posts and talks. So it would
be irresponsible of me not to talk about how we can do that in Visual Studio
2010. The good news is that it is a lot easier.
Let’s start by creating a new SharePoint project in Visual Studio 2010 and