Yearly Archives: 2010


Yes! Definitely use the Facebook Social Connector for Outlook – Just make sure you lock down your Facebook 1

Synopsis/Rant/Rave – Call it what you want So if you know me well, you know that I am an avid blogger, always on twitter, I have my twitter feed my LinkedIn and my Facebook and probably the only thing I don’t expose to the outside is my SharePoint MySite at […]


Error/Resolution: Could not load type ‘System.Data.Services.Providers.IDataServiceUpdateProvider’ from…

Synopsis:  Cryptic message huh, but basically i got a tweet from @dfollette regarding using the Client Site Object Model (CSOM) in SharePoint to gain access to List Data and other LOB System and he also had a reference in a Web Cast to do the same thing using the REST […]


How To: Create Content Types with Site Columns in Code Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010 8

Synopsis: So why would you Ever Ever need to feel the pain of creating Content Types from scratch and associate Site Columns also in code with them? Well, the one glaring reason is that if you create site columns and content types out of Code, you loose the control of […]


How To: Use SharePoint 2010 WebParts with a GridView Control to get SQL Image Data type and other Values 5

Recently I was faced with a challenge Render a LOB System Data in SharePoint. Datatypes include an Image (BLOB) , char and int Provide a means to filter by Last Name Initial Approach So as all professionals we should ‘Strive For’ the solution that can be done Out-Of-Box before trying […]


How To: Installation of SharePoint 2010 in a Small Farm Topology 21

Part1:  Full Installation on Small Farm up to Managing Service Applications Synopsis:  This is a two part blog, I will be focusing on the General Installation and configuration, then I will discuss how to set up User Profile Services which I know gives a few folks he willies in part […]


How To: So you have a GUID in your External List huh, Yes you can Update the List… if you set it up right 4

Synopsis:  I fielded a question on MSDN again and it peaked my interest because it had to do with of course BCS. The stated question was an issue when trying to update an External List when a GUID was present.  So I setup a new table, created a… well you […]


How To: Setup SharePoint 2010 Activity Feed using Outlook 2010 Social Connector 3

Synopsis:  So a question was asked in a Microsoft Forum related Activity Feeds in MySites and Outlook. In a previous blog I outlined how to get Activity Feeds going in SharePoint 2010 however I didnt know at the time how to get Outlook Connector working to also bring that content […]