Speaking at the International SharePoint Conference London 2012

It’s no secret that the Combined Knowledge SharePoint Conferences are the among the  biggest and best independent SharePoint conferences, which makes me particularly pleased and proud to be a speaker again at this year’s International SharePoint Conference 2012. In a twist to the conventional SharePoint Conference, this year’s event includes never done before solution tracks […]

Channel Islands SharePoint User Group

It’s been about 6 months since I moved to Jersey to immerse myself in SharePoint at C5 Alliance – I am loving the work and the challenges so far. I also inherited a LinkedIn Channel Islands SharePoint User Group (open to all – do join if you have any interest!) which had stagnated a bit; […]

Create Thousands of Folders in SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell

I was recently trying to figure out a MOSS 2007 AND SharePoint 2003 backwards-compatible way of detecting whether a folder exists in a document library with thousands of items, from a remote location, using Out Of The Box web services… don’t ask why…! Unless I’ve missed something, it’s not possible (apart from the slightly hacky […]

iPhone 4 vs Nokia Lumia 800 – 24 hours later

I took receipt of a shiny new Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 yesterday and thought it would be worthwhile blogging about the pros/cons so far, including some tips for anybody in the same boat. Before I start, I should state where I’m coming from; I use predominantly with Microsoft products and services at home […]

SharePoint 2010 Intranet Branding for Developers

Thanks to everybody for coming to a packed session on Intranet Branding for Developers at SharePoint Saturday UK – as promised please find the slides and code below SharePoint Saturday UK – Intranet Branding for Developers View more presentations from gusfraser The code is available here: http://j.mp/spsuk25 You can ping me on twitter for questions […]

Office365 Update: Business Connectivity Services

SharePoint Online has suffered from a major flaw since BPOS; no Business Data Catalog in the old SharePoint online and “only” Sandbox solutions in Office365. In other words very limited connectivity options. I’m delighted that the addition of Business Connectivity Services (BCS) announced at the SharePoint conference in October is really coming very soon – […]

Lenovo W520 bricked & won’t turn on

I recently took receipt of an all-singing all-dancing Lenovo W520. A beast of a workstation/laptop with unbelievable battery power (especially when you include the additional battery slice). Keith Combs’ review is great if you want more info. All was going really well, slowly building a nice portable dev rig. However, yesterday evening (Sunday.. serves me […]

SharePoint 2010 Custom WCF Service CPU Spike

The Problem On a client site this week after deploying a solution involving a custom WCF service intermittent CPU spikes were recorded – 50% firstly, then maxing out at 100%. We were unable to reproduce the issue… until it was reported that one user attempting to access the service didn’t have appropriate access to the […]

Silverlight SLlauncher.exe OOB Isolated Storage Quota bug workaround

The Problem Silverlight 4 reserves 1MB for Isolated Storage when running in the browser, this is increased to 25MB when running Out-Of-Browser (OOB). Enterprise deployment of OOB apps is done using SLlauncher.exe – straight from the Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide (.docx): %ProgramFiles%Microsoft Silverlightsllauncher.exe /install:”xapFile” /origin:”xapURI” HOWEVER… using this method to install an OOB application will […]

European SharePoint Best Practices Conference Slides

I presented a session on “Taking SharePoint 2010 Offline” at the SharePoint Best Practices conference on 12th April. The session was in the community track so in addition to the Out Of the Box solutions provided my Microsoft, a real world custom solution was presented. I’ve posted my slides on SlideShare: Taking SharePoint 2010 Offline […]