Sharepoint users and developers have been hit by bugs with recent back end upgrades. Microsoft admitted that there had been problems and posted a bug list in a support note, which it has since been steadily chopping its way through. This of course is no good for those who build and run applications off the Microsoft application. This however is just one of the issues that Microsoft will have face this year as SharePoint expands its role within the company’s suite of services. This is the new wave that is carrying all before it from SharePoint to Poker.
Over 2013 Microsoft will seek to integrate Windows 8, Sharepoint 2013 and Office 2013 – all will not only share a common look and feel, and integrate Yammer (which Microsoft bought last year) but more importantly be connected to the Cloud. In fact the cloud version of the software is going to be the main focus. Cloud-ification seems to be a trend at the moment. Even in the world of online gaming and poker is the Cloud hanging over the landscape. With the rise of online poker came the rise of poker analytics, that allows you to keep a record of all your partypoker hands, stats, with handy graphs etc. The two largest movers in the market being Poker Tracker and Hold’em Manager, however the newest player is intending to ‘make it Cloudy’ as James Brown might almost have said.
Pokeit.co is the product of two North Carolina graduates, Chaz Littlejohn and Bryon Zandt, who both also happen to love poker. Their innovation was to change from desktop applications and database servers to online servers and software. This primarily means that poker players are no longer tied to one computer where they might play the game most often. In future they will be able to have all their data captured whether they are fitting in a cheeky game in their lunch break at work, while round at a friend’s house or they are on holiday. SharePoint will also have the same advantages – although hopefully the users won’t be using it while on vacation.
Sometimes You need to add a new button to the list’s/library’s ribbon – nothing more simple than that. You jut need to create a new SharePoint project, add a feature, add an empty element with an Elements.xml file and define in it XML structure that will represent the new bottom. (continue reading…)
Note board web part is available in SharePoint 2010 Standard(and higher) edition. It can be used by users to post comments, ask questions or discuss on different topics. Sometimes it can happen that when You add a SharePoint’s note board web part to a page, it will display only the web part’s header. This problem is strictly connected to User Profiles Service. (continue reading…)
My prevoius posts(here and here) described how to create a custom ribbon action and how to retrieve selected list items in SharePoint 2010. Right now I’ll show You one more thing that can be usefull while creating Your own ribbon buttons – how to enable or disable ribbon button using defined by You conditions. (continue reading…)
Fetching selected list items in SharePoint 2010 is very simple. To achieve such a functionality You can use Custom Ribbon Button. In this example I will use the code from my previous post on creating custom ribbon button. (continue reading…)
Ribbon in SharePoint 2010 comapring with previous versions of SharePoint is a big change and a vast improvement in the GUI. When You use it for the first time it can be a bit confusing, but You should get used to it very quickly. Very nice function implemented in the newest version of SharePoint is ability to customize nad create Your own Ribbon Buttons. To create such a custom button You have to create a new Feature and deploy it on the SharePoint server. (continue reading…)
I often use NHibernate to work with SQL database. It’s a very mature ORM solution for .NET which allows You to freeley “talk” with any database. Although, this is very simple ORM, sometimes I have some challanges I have to face.
One of the first issue I had with this ORM was:
Could not load file or assembly ‘NHibernate.ByteCode.Castle’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
Developer dashboard is a new feature in SharePoint. It provides to developers and administrators performance and tracing information that can be used to debug and troubleshoot issues with a page rendering time. The dashboard is turned off by default but it can be enabled through C# code, stsadm or powershell command and it can have three states: On, Off, OnDemand. First two should be clear. Third one means that SharePoint will show an image button next to Your login name on a page with which You will be able to show or hide the developer dashboard.