Tag Archives: SharePoint 2010

Implementing jQuery in SharePoint 2010 Solutions using Delegate Controls

Delegate Controls are generic controls found in all of the out-of-the-box master pages in SharePoint, a Delegate Control provides the ability to dynamically render ASP.net controls (candidates) in master pages extending the functionality of SharePoint without the need to directly modify any of those master pages.
So Basically, a Delegate Control provides a “plug-in” framework making [...]

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Performance Point – the Good and the Bad – Part 1

This posting presumes the reader has at least a basic understanding of what Microsoft’s Performance Point (PP) offering is, at least at the level of wanting to assess whether it is appropriate for your requirements. Basic familiarity with Microsoft’s Analysis Services is also required to get the most out of the observations I provide. If [...]

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Use SP.SOD.executeFunc(a,b,c) to load the SharePoint JavaScript libraries when needed

A couple weeks ago, I was building a stock quote for a master page that required two images stored in /Style Library/Custom/; the images represented the typical stock quote arrows. In order to provide the JavaScript code with the correct location of the site collection’s root I was using the following directly in my code [...]

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Creating a SharePoint BCS .NET Connectivity Assembly to Crawl RSS Data in Visual Studio 2010

Overview
In this post, I’ll walk you though how to create a SharePoint 2010  BCS .NET Connectivity Assembly in Visual Studio 2010.
We’re going to create an assembly that will allow us to Crawl RSS Feeds using BCS. 
Creating a BCS .NET Connectivity Assembly project in Visual Studio 2010
First, create a new project selecting the Sharepoint –> [...]

Posted in Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Business Data Connectivity (BDC), External Content Types, FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Server, Tips and Tricks | Also tagged | 6 Comments

Fixing ‘The default web application could not be determined…’ when deploying a .NET BCS Connectivity Assembly in SharePoint 2010

Overview
The following error was received when attempting to deploy a .NET BCS Connectivity Assembly to our SharePoint 2010 Farm:
Error occurred in deployment step ‘Add Solution’: The default web application could not be determined. Set the SiteUrl property in feature *Model Name*_Feature1 to the URL of the desired site and retry activation. [...]

Posted in Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Business Data Connectivity (BDC), External Content Types, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Server | Also tagged | 2 Comments

SharePoint BCS Links

Overview
While investigating how to create and deploy custom .NET BCS Connectivity Assemblies, I came across a ton of good links that helped out with some specific issues, and I wanted to share them.
Clearing BCS Service Application Database
The following link describes a method of clearing out the BCS database in order to redeploy BCS custom assemblies [...]

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Great Post on How SharePoint 2010 Load Balancing Works

Overview
In reviewing our client’s SharePoint 2010 / FAST farm topology, a lot of questions came up about how load balancing works in SharePoint 2010.  I came across blog post entitled: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The SharePoint Topology Service by Josh Gavant. 
It’s an excellent read and goes into some detail about [...]

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Workaround For Enable-WSManCredSSP:This command cannot be executes because the setting cannot be enabled.

Overview
I came across an infuriating issue today after trying to re-enable WSManCredSSP after disabling it to get screenshots for my last blog post on setting up PSRemoting. (you’re welcome!)
When attempting to execute Enable-WSManCredSSP I got the following error:
Enable-WSManCredSSP : This command cannot be executed because the setting cannot be enabled. This can happen if no [...]

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Setting Up PSRemoting to Allow PowerShell Script Execution on SharePoint 2010 Server from FAST Search Server 2010

Overview
This post describes setting up PSRemoting to allow execution of PowerShell commands on your SharePoint 2010 Server instance from your FAST Search server instance.  These instructions should work however between any two machines on the same domain.
Setting Up PSRemoting
Enabling PSRemoting
First, PSRemoting needs to be enabled on both the FAST and SharePoint servers.  Launch a PowerShell [...]

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