Preparing for upgrade to SharePoint 2013 - Iterative Upgrade Process

Preparing for upgrade to SharePoint 2013 - Iterative Upgrade Process

Author: Tobias Zimmergren www.zimmergren.net | www.tozit.com | www.sharepointdiscussions.com | @zimmergren Introduction Every cycle of SharePoint comes with challenges around upgrades and migrations. In one of my current projects I’ve been part of designing an iterative upgrade process – as I like to call it – which means we’ll be upgrading our Farm (all content databases) from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 every week. Yes, that’s right – we upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 every single week with the latest content from the production environments. This of course happens on a separate SharePoint 2013 farm setup specifically…

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Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) - Updates and information

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction Since we kicked off the Sweden SharePoint User Group (or SSUG) a couple of years back, we’ve managed to keep a great flow and balance in keeping free meetings and sessions throughout the Swedish SharePoint community. Recently I launched (actually re-launched) the SSUG group down in the southern parts of Sweden – and with great success. It’s awesome to see what a huge interest there is for SharePoint in general and our user group in particular. Popular: Coming events I’ve re-mapped the domain www.ssug.…

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SharePointDiscussions.com - Discussion Forum software for your SharePoint sites

Introduction During the last few years, we’ve been enabling our clients with enhanced discussion forum solutions for SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 in their intranets, extranets and public facing web sites. Given the great success of the last few years implementations of discussion solutions with our clients, we have now dedicated an entirely new initiative to manage the discussion solution suite. Head on over to www.sharepointdiscussions.com to take a closer look! We’re live! We’ve successfully launched a new site called SharePointDiscussions.com which will now host the content of our products and services related to…

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Hosted Microsoft TFS - Team Foundation Service - Part 4: Connect your project to TFS and create a build definition

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction A while back an announcement was made that TFSPreview.com had been made available for general testing. Various bloggers at Microsoft put an invitation token in their MSDN blogs so everyone can have a go at it. In this article series we’ll take a very quick look at what the hosted TFS solution by Microsoft looks like. Articles currently in the series: [blockquote]Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Connect your development rig Part 3: Configuring a Build server to work with TFS preview Part 4:…

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Hosted Microsoft TFS - Team Foundation Service - Part 2: Connect your development rig

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction A while back an announcement was made that TFSPreview.com had been made available for general testing. Various bloggers at Microsoft put an invitation token in their MSDN blogs so everyone can have a go at it. In this article series we’ll take a very quick look at what the hosted TFS solution by Microsoft looks like. Articles currently in the series: [blockquote]Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Connect your development rig (this post) Part 3: Configuring a Build server to work with TFS preview…

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Getting Started with Debugger Canvas - An aid in your daily development (debugging) tasks

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction Sometimes when you’re in a development project you can feel the pain of debugging. If there’s a lot of code floating around it may be hard to sort out the method calls and how the depend on each other if it’s a very complex solution. To ease the task of debugging there’s a great VS 2010 plugin called Debugger Canvas, which will help you to sort out a lot of the hassle while debugging. In this article we’ll just take a quick look at what Debugger Canvas…

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Conditionally Enable or Disable a Button/Command in your SharePoint 2010 custom Ribbon group

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In most of my recent projects I’ve been required to hook up some custom functionality and add custom forms, pages and Web Parts. Some of the forms and pages I designed needed to be launched from the Ribbon menu, which of course is contextual. This basically means that when you visit a specific list which inherits from a specific content type, we can choose to display our custom Ribbon controls. One of the most common requirements I bumped into was having some kind of conditional check…

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SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 8 - Control that ViewState

SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 8 - Control that ViewState

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren) Introduction SharePoint 2010 developing for performance article series: In this series of articles I will briefly introduce you to some key concepts when it comes to developing for performance in our SharePoint 2010 applications. Related articles in this article series “Part 1 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 1 – Developer Dashboard Part 2 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 2 – SPMonitoredScope Part 3 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 3 – Caching in SharePoint 2010 Part 4 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 4…

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