[SharePoint 2010] Custom Actions Default Locations and Group IDs

Custom Actions in SharePoint can be added to virtually every part of the SharePoint interface. Finding a complete list of the locations to reference in the Custom Action ELEMENTS.XML file has been a bit cumbersome. The MSDN article (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb802730.aspx) has some, however it appears the writer simply took the SharePoint 2007 list and added the […]

[SharePoint 2010] Create a Simple Custom Action Using Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 has added a multitude of new features to make custom development on SharePoint 2010 much simpler that it was previously. Though Visual Studio 2010 does not include a simple wizard or other simpler process for creating Custom Actions, we can still take advantage of the simple packaging, debugging, and deployment features available […]

[SharePoint 2010] Custom Actions – Intro

This is the first in a series of posts about using Custom Actions in SharePoint 2010. To get started, I thought it prudent to introduce the topic to those who have not used Custom Actions in SharePoint before. Custom Actions are not a new concept to SharePoint 2010, much of this information also applies to […]

Best Web Browser – Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4, Chrome 10, Safari 5, Opera 11

With the latest versions of the 5 major web browsers it is increasingly more difficult to choose the best among them. Each one has their own unique strengths and weaknesses. As much as many like to bash one and praise another, comparing these web browsers has become much like politics: everyone has an opinion; many […]

[SharePoint 2010] Change Diagnostic Log Storage Location

One of the options I wish that could be configured during the installation of SharePoint 2010 is the location to store log files. Since it is not, you can set the location after the fact using PowerShell. To change the log location, simply open up the SharePoint 2010 Administrative Shell (PowerShell) and enter the following: […]

[SharePoint Foundation 2010 Series] Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 Standalone on Windows Web Server 2008 R2

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 is freely available to install on licensed copies of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288751.aspx for hardware and software requirements. For this tutorial, Windows Web Server 2008 R2 is being used with SQL Server 2008 Express edition. Before completing this tutorial, have a clean install of Windows […]

[SharePoint 2010] Point My Site URL to SharePoint 2007 My Sites

Many organizations choose to stage their migration plans from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 instead of migrating or upgrading everything all at once. My Sites might be one of the pieces that gets migrated later on in the migration plan. Keeping the My Sites on 2007 would require the SharePoint 2010 sites to point to […]

[SharePoint 2010/2007] Get the User Who Created a List or Library

A user on one of the forums had a need to find out who the creator of a SharePoint List (or Document Library) was. The SharePoint GUI gives no way to identify this from the list settings or anywhere else for that matter. With that said, it is possible to retrieve this out of the […]