SharePoint 2010 with Office 2013 Installed on Server

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Just a quick blog post, if you have a SharePoint Development Server that you happen to have installed Office 2013 on, you may run into issues when installing a Cumulative Update.  I recently installed Office 2013 on my SharePoint 2010 Development Server.  Tonight I went to update to the February 2013 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010.  The installation worked just … Read More

Printing PDF Files on the Microsoft Surface RT

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So, I’ve had the Microsoft Surface RT for about a week now and overall it’s been a great experience, but that’s not the point of this post. Most things have been intuitive, but a few have not. One of those was printing PDF files. The biggest thing to remember is the right “charm bar” (screen shot right) is contextual. ​So, … Read More

Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Web Parts Bug?

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After about 5 hours of irritation and troubleshooting, it appears there is a bug in Visual Studio 2012 when creating visual web parts. I don’t think this is the first visual web part I created with VS2012, so I’m not sure if this is a bug that has always been there or was introduced with an updated. But, here it … Read More

Office 365 Now Hosted on SharePoint 2013?

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After readying this little tidbit this morning – I decide to go out and test my own site. Sure enough, Office 365 now appears to be hosted on SharePoint 2013, albeit with 2010 Experience. Below is a screen shot of my Office 365 site opened in SPD2013. Hopefully the option to update to the 2013 experience is coming soon!

Including Web Parts in Your Page Layout

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Recently some work I was doing required me to include some default web parts in a page layouts.  I understand you can do with a custom site definition, but frankly, I prefer to stay away from those.  So I set about doing it right within my custom layout and here is how I did it. I started off with Andrew … Read More

Windows 8 RTM on a MacBook Pro

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So, I did it, installed Windows 8 RTM on my MacBook Pro as soon as I could after it showed up on MSDN. For those of you wanting to do the same: The Laptop Configuration First of all, I have a MacBook Pro 13″ Mid-2010 Model, 8 GB of RAM and I upgraded the hard drive to a 512 GB … Read More

SharePoint 2010 List – Require File Attachment

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While working with a custom list the other day I had the task of requiring file attachments to a custom list item. I know what you’re thinking, just create a document library with metadata. This was a little different however in that not every list item needed a file attachment, it was only list items that had specific options chosen … Read More

Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro

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Some of you that follow me may know I’ve struggled with getting a stable version of Windows 8 running on my MacBook Pro. I’m happy to report that I finally have it working. The key was the comment from Jorge Estrada here – If you want to read a little more about the issue and Microsoft’s attempt (it didn’t … Read More

My Experience Installing SharePoint 2013

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Here it goes, my first installation of SharePoint 2013… A little precursor about my environment I have a custom build “desktop” machine that is running a 4-core i7 HT processor, 24 GB of RAM and a 2TB Raid 1+0 array I’m running Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V to host all my virtual machines, this includes a 4 core, 7 GB … Read More