SharePoint 2010

[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 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation

Update: I have packaged this solution up in a SharePoint solution. You can get the packaged solution and the source code here: [SharePoint 2013] Restore the Breadcrumb (Navigate Up) Navigation Part 2. SharePoint 2010 had a breadcrumb feature on the ribbon that would let a user navigate up the breadcrumb. In SharePoint 2013, this feature […]

[SharePoint 2010] JavaScript Errors in sp.ui.rte.js and sp.ui.rte.debug.js

In SharePoint 2010, there is a bug in the SP.UI.RTE.js file (and it’s debug version) that causes a JavaScript error in a few different situations. For myself, it was occurring when using the TaxonomyWebTaggingControl on a custom application page. Others have noticed the error with form validation. The issue is caused by a null reference […]

[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 2010 / 2013] Display Messages Using the SharePoint Status Bar (Status Setter)

SharePoint 2010 and 2013 have a very useful control for displaying status messages, the SPPageStatusSetter. The SPPageStatusSetter can be used to provide the end user messages in the same fashion that the SharePoint UI does to provide a more cohesive experience. The status bar comes in four flavors: Blue – For informational type messages Green […]

[SharePoint 2013] No More In-Place Upgrades

With SharePoint 2013 Microsoft has decided to remove the option for in-place upgrades from the previous version. This means that upgrading from previous versions of SharePoint will require building a new SharePoint 2013 environment and migrating all of the databases from SharePoint 2010 by attaching them to the new 2013 farm. There is a step-by-step […]

[SharePoint 2007/2010/2013] Identify Version of SharePoint Programmatically

With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has introduced a small monkey wrench in where solution files get deployed when mapped to the LAYOUTS (/_layouts) folder. Files in SharePoint 2007 and 2010 would simply be deployed under the /_layouts folder. With SharePoint 2013, however, these same files are now deployed under /_layouts/15. Not really a big deal if […]