[SharePoint 2010] Service Pack 2 Available for Download

Microsoft has just released Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010. It is available for download here: Service Pack 2 adds support for Windows Server 2012. It is important to note, however, that due to changes in the Prerequisites Installer, you will have to obtain the SharePoint 2010 with Service Pack 2 media rather than […]

[SharePoint 2010] Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests. To allow updates on a GET, set the ‘AllowUnsafeUpdates’ property on SPWeb.

I was working on a WCF web service that is hosted by SharePoint 2010 that provisions a users My Site and I kept getting this error message when trying to run the service: In searching the issue, I found a workaround on the MSDN forums that works quite well: set the current HttpContext to null. […]

SharePoint 2013 RTM and Office 2013 RTM Available on MSDN

SharePoint 2013 RTM and Office 2013 RTM are now available for download on MSDN. John ChapmanHello, I’m John Chapman. I am a SharePoint Developer for Sitrion (formerly NewsGator) living in Denver, Colorado. I develop solutions using SharePoint and .NET, and I thrive on the challenge of writing code to overcome the impossible, annoying, or otherwise […]

[SharePoint 2013] MSDN Reference Documentation Now Available

Published yesterday, July 16th, the preliminary MSDN documentation for SharePoint 2013 is now available: The SharePoint Server 2013 preview can be downloaded from TechNet at Microsoft’s guide to setting up a testing environment can be found here: Happy Coding! John ChapmanHello, I’m John Chapman. I am a SharePoint Developer for Sitrion (formerly […]

[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 ( has some, however it appears the writer simply took the SharePoint 2007 list and added the […]

[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: […]