SharePoint

SharePoint 2013 ‘SharePoint Hosted’ App Permissions

It turns out this SharePoint 2013 dev malarkey is actually pretty good! I’m working on a SharePoint hosted app at the moment which queries the User Profile Service using SP.UserProfiles.js. It’s nice to see that we have a decent javascript API to use now when querying user profiles. Anyhow my…

Enabling SharePoint 2013 ‘Apps’

After installing and configuring SharePoint 2013, if you try to visit the SharePoint App Store you will notice a warning message ‘Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps.”. Well lucky for us, we run this server so it’s time to…

Content Type SPI bug in SharePoint Sandbox Solutions

I seem to have come across what I believe to be a bug when with Content Types in SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Solutions. I believe this bug to be caused by Visual Studio but I haven’t been able to confirm this yet. The issue arises when you provision a Content Type…

Debugging SharePoint 2007 Customer Timer Jobs–The easy way

When debugging your custom SharePoint 2007 Timer Jobs you don’t necessarily need to attach to the OWSTimer process. All the blogs and information I have found out there on the interwebs suggest two options Attach your Timer Job code to the OWSTimer process and then wait for the job to…

Synchronous Event Receivers

SharePoint is a big (massive!) product, there are features and enhancements in SP2010 which I haven’t even used yet – mostly because I haven’t needed to. One of these is the ability to run after events synchronously (ItemAdded, ListAdded and WebProvisioned). Previously all after events were executed asynchronously and on…

Strange goings on with the format of dates in SharePoint Calculated Columns

I came across a weird issue this morning whilst debugging a Web Part. I had a list that stored a date in one column and a Calculated Column that returned a date after applying a formula. The regional settings of the site were set to English (Australia) – see screenshot…

Deploying Nintex Workflow Custom Action with Multiple Web Front End’s

After quite a break from doing any Nintex development I was required to write a custom Workflow Action for a client. I broke out the Nintex SDK to remind myself how to do this and wrote my action. I debugged and tested the action on my dev VM and got…

GrantAccessToProcessIdentity – A very handy SharePoint PowerShell command!

I thought I’d do a write up on this one as its something that always catches me out every time I’m configuring a SharePoint farm. If you are setting up services e.g. Excel Services or Office Web Apps then it’s likely you will need to grant the service account running…