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Command-line support for Content Deployment Wizard now available
Wed, Mar 25 2009 17:10
I'm pleased to announce I've now completed initial development on the next version of the Content Deployment Wizard - this is a beta release for the next few weeks so if you need it "just work", you should continue to use the previous version (1.1), but I'm hoping some people out there are happy to test this beta. The tool has become fairly... Read More...
A better Config Store for SharePoint sites
Tue, Jan 20 2009 9:05
I've recently made some enhancements to my Config Store framework on Codeplex which I'm now ready to share. Many of these enhancements are a result of adapting the solution to a large project where we built a platform for 80-100 internet sites - hence it's now become a bit more 'enterprise'. With such things I generally make a deal with my... Read More...
Using .Net Expression Builders to set control properties
Tue, Dec 16 2008 14:59
In my last post I introduced my Language Store solution for multi-lingual SharePoint sites , and showed the two ways it can be used: In standard .Net procedural code: string sButtonText = LanguageStore.GetValue( "Search" , "SearchGoButtonText" ); Declaratively in HTML: < asp:Button runat ="server" id ="btnSearch" Text... Read More...
Building multi-lingual SharePoint sites - introducing the Language Store
Mon, Dec 8 2008 17:19
If you're ever asked to build a multi-lingual site in SharePoint, it quickly becomes apparent that there are a few extra considerations compared to a single language site. These could include: Information architecture Language/culture detection Deciding whether to use variations or not URL strategy ..and so on. Clearly these are decisions which will have... Read More...
SharePoint dev strategies - it's not all about Features!
Sun, Sep 28 2008 17:04
Something I've been meaning to discuss for a long time is the decision to develop SharePoint artifacts using Features or some other approach. I actually discussed this back in May 2007 in my post SharePoint deployment options : Features or Content Deployment? , but feel it's a topic worth revisiting/expanding on as I often see teams developing with Features... Read More...
Source code for SP Content Deployment Wizard now released!
Sun, Sep 21 2008 19:41
Back from holiday now, and hopefully with something useful for those of you who use my Content Deployment Wizard tool to move SharePoint content around. I've now released the source code for the tool onto Codeplex, so if you have an interest in the Content Deployment API or just want to see how the wizard works, it's now all there for you. This is kind... Read More...
Config Store FAQs
Mon, May 19 2008 8:16
So last week I introduced my Config Store 'framework' on Codeplex, which provides a complete solution (including source code!) for storing config values in a SharePoint list, but skipped over some of the details, including the optimizations which I think make it so much better than a simple implementation of this concept. This post aims to shed a bit... Read More...
Introducing the SharePoint Config Store for developers
Sun, May 11 2008 8:24
Today I want to introduce something I've been working on recently which could be of use to you if you're a SharePoint developer. Often when developing SharePoint solutions which require coding, the developer faces a decision about what to do with values he/she doesn't want to 'hardcode' into the C# or VB.Net code. Example values for a SharePoint... Read More...