Posts Tagged ‘SharePoint Saturday’

SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen – Code samples

September 14th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


After SharePoint Saturday in Copenhagen a while back I promised to upload my code-samples from my demos. Being a bit busy the last few days, it’s been taking a bit longer than expected.

I’ve been looking through the evaluation forms from the event, and wow – thank you for the support everyone who attended my session. It couldn’t possibly be any better than this :-)
You made my day, and I hope I made your day as well!

Never fear, the code is here!

Example 1: Write to the ULS logs (12LOGS) folder

I showed a demo of how you can write to the logs in your 12-hive, using the examples on MSDN to start out from.

This project simply wraps the ULS-stuff into a class and lets you statically call the method to log stuff in the 12-hive.

Remember, you need to compile this code as unsafe. If that’s a problem for you, please consider using another approach.

Download code:

Example 2: Clean up those .wepbart files when you don’t need them anymore

In this example I showed you how you can easily clean up the .webpart files after you when you deactivate your WebPart Feature.

If you deploy a web part using a feature, and then deactivate the feature and remove the solution – your .webpart file will remain in the Web Part gallery which could lead to some confusion as you still can try to add it to a page, only to result in an error.

To prevent that, I’ve got a small snippet that cleans those files up when you deactivate your feature.

Note: If you’re playing a lot with Web Part properties and you re-deploy your solution and during that process will deactivate/activate the feature, the old .webpart files will be replaced by new copies – this means that your web par properties also can be affected!

Download code:

Example 3: SPExLib – SharePoint Extensions Library (.net 3.5)

Using the SharePoint Extensions Library ( you are provided with a great set of extra extensions to your normal SPobjects.

Please see my very simple example for an understanding of what I talked about and showed at SPSaturday Copenhagen.

Download code:


There you go – some of the examples I created during SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen. Enjoy.

Please leave a comment if you’ve got any questions, comments or just feedback.

SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen – Recap

August 26th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren

Thank you, event coordinators

Being the first ever SharePoint Saturday in Scandinavia, I must admit that I was overly impressed with the event coordinators (Isaac Stith and Jens Nordgaard) work on this event.

I’m hoping to see some more SPSaturday events around Scandinavia, and hopefully we’ll be able to pull one together in Sweden as well.

My Presentation: Tips and Tricks for Developers and WSS as a public site

I did a very successful presentation of "SharePoint Development Tips & Tricks" which covered some ground that I think is important as a developer. Things you’ll need to consider in your development environments and development projects.

Along with that, I summarized the presentation by presenting how WSS can easily be used as a public web site.
Best part: Click one button and you’re converting your current Team Site to a 100% XHTML validated WSS public web site.
Best part 2: Click the same button, and you’re back at your normal Team Site.

Download presentation: Tobias_Zimmergren_SPSaturday_Copenhagen

The Sessions

Some great speakers attended, and some great sessions were presented during the SPSaturday event in Copenhagen.

Following are the presentations that were made, along with the names and twitter-names of the presenters:


SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen – 1 day left

August 21st, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren

SharePoint Copenhagen is going down tomorrow

I hope to see you at the little community meetup tomorrow. There will be some cool people, and we’ll have a chance to network a bit. (The best part, though, is the beer we can grab after ;-)


I’ll be giving a short presentation titled "Developer tips & tricks" which is nothing more fancy than the name implies. There’s a couple of things that I’d like to share with the world, that I often see in projects (or the lack of) and would like to bring some of those things to attention once again.

Another thing I’ll be presenting in the same session, is how you can utilize WSS 3.0 (Windows SharePoint Services) to host public Web Sites. Don’t believe me? Check out which not only is a WSS 3.0 site, it’s also 100% XHTML 1.0 Strict validated ;-)

See you there!

SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen – Meet me there

August 4th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


I’m going to be on the SharePoint Saturday in Copenhagen, so make sure you pop over and say hi if you’re attending! Did I mention it’s FREE?

A quote about SharePoint Saturday from the SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen website:

"Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for ‘SharePoint Saturday’ event.  SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.  SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!"

Details and Registration

The SPSaturday takes place at "Lyngby Kulturhus" on August 22nd.

Read more about it here and REGISTER HERE if you’re planning on attending.

See you there!