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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)

Deploying a Web Part with Code Access Security

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 creat... (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)

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)

A Quick Look at Boards in Office Delve

You might have heard today that the new Boards (aka Pinterest) feature for Office Delve was released to First Release customers of Office 365.  I was lucky enough to have it show up already in a few of my tenants, so I thought I would share my initial experience. When you open Delve now, you’ll notice a new icon that says Add to board. Clicking on the icon will allow you to type the name of a new board or select an existing one.  Pick wisely as there is currently no way to remove the item from the board.  Nor is there a way to change the name of the board.  I suspect we’ll see t... (more)