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The developer dashboard is a great new feature that developers can use to aid them in tuning performance on a page.  This new functionality adds information to the bottom of any page in SharePoint that displays performance information and what SQL queries were executed to display the page.  To my knowledge, there is currently no way in the UI to turn this on, so you can do this with a quick x64 console application.  This is soon to become a quite popular code snippet I am sure. SPPerformanceMonitor performanceMonitor = SPFarm.Local.PerformanceMonitor; performanceMonitor.DeveloperDashboardLevel = SPPerformanceMonitoringLevel.On; All you need is those two lines of code.  When you are done with it, simply set the monitoring level to Off. ... (more)

How to: Build a SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Cmdlet

One thing that is getting a lot of attention in SharePoint 2010 is the use of PowerShell.  It’s too cool and you really have a lot of power (no pun intended) to automate just about anything in SharePoint.  In fact Kyle Kelin (@spkyle) is speaking this weekend about it at SharePoint Saturday Houston (#spshou). The Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell snapin comes with over 500 commands, but you might want to create your own.  Today’s post will show you how to get started. There are a lot of great posts out there on how to build a regular PowerShell cmdlet, but I wanted to build one tha... (more)

Deploying a Data Connections Library using a Feature

If you’re like me at all, you like to see compete examples of how to do things.  Yes, I can usually read something and apply what I already know, but sometimes, it is nice to see a fully working example of something, before you try something on your own.  Today’s example is how to deploy a data connections library using a feature.  I already posted how to deploy a .UDCX file to a data connection library so I thought this post would go well with it.  Our example starts with a standard feature.xml file. Now we need to build our elements.xml file.  There are two things we need to k... (more)

SharePoint 2010: 12 Hive + 2 = 14 Hive

If you’re a SharePoint person, you of course have the following path burned into your memory forever. C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extension\12 Well pretty soon, you can replace that with: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14 Apparently, Microsoft thought the number thirteen was unlucky.  Now, I know they are trying to rebrand this as the SharePoint root (or something like that), but we all know that is never going to sick, so I’ll just call it the 14 hive.  Anyhow, this is the new place you’ll be doing a lot of your ... (more)

Phonetic People Search in SharePoint 2010

Maybe you hadn’t noticed, but talking about Search is my favorite topic in SharePoint (with ECM closely following it). :)  This is why I am so excited about the new features we are seeing in Enterprise Search.  Wildcards and built in refinement were enough to bring a tear to my eye, but People Search is what I think a lot of people will be impressed by.  You see People Search is the gateway to many of the new social aspects in SharePoint 2010.  Your old stuffy CIOs are going to absolutely hate it (since they were probably the ones that blocked twitter and facebook at your organiz... (more)