Month: June 2012

Windows Phone 8: loving it already!

Not too long ago I wrote a corporate blog post (Dutch) about Windows 8 and why I love the idea. In that same post, I mentioned the great interactivity all Windows devices will get because of the shared core. Today, Microsoft officially anounced that shared core at their Windows Phone 8 conference. Yay! Not going

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SP2010: Problems with filtering and grouping for external data / BCS fields

Having one of the following two problems? 1) Grouped views not working properly when you’ve selected a BCS / External data field as the group field 2) Column filtering not working properly for BCS / external data fields But these problems seem to be inconsistent, some records work and others don’t? Chances might be that

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SP2010: Restoring MySite Site Administrators

Today we ran into a weird problem. People reported not having access to their personal documents library on their MySite. So I checked, the Personal Documents library ACL was empty for that particular user. But for other users, I noticed where were some entried, just not their own user account and always Limited rights (which

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SP2010: Deleting old BDC invalid BDC column from list

One of our environments is one that was upgraded from MOSS 2007. In that transition, BDC changed to BCS and we didn’t really take care of that because we weren’t using BDC that much. One of the lists got migrated and stopped working, but because it was in a dark alley on our SharePoint site,

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SP2010: Delegate control for GlobalSiteLink3 not working / showing

I spent quite some time today on a question I was asked. In an existing solution, we added a custom action (button) to the standard menu (the dropdown menu on your account name in the right upper corner of a site). This button was a “Add site to favorites” custom solution. The request was: can

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SP2010: solving the mysteries around form digest

There seems to be some mystery around a technique called form digest. Mainly because developers will get errors complaining about an invalid security state of their request. I’ll try to explain.

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