Tools for your SharePoint 2013 development toolbox

Tools for your SharePoint 2013 development toolbox

Some of my students, clients and community peers have asked about my favorite tools for working with SharePoint. So with that in mind, I quickly noted down some of my favorite tools that every developer should have in their toolbox. I’ve written posts about this before but as times and technology moves forward, new tools and techniques are evolving. I may post about the tools I recommend for IT-Pros at some point, but right now let’s stay on track with the dev-focus. If you think I’ve missed out on some great tools, let me know by commenting…

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Tip: Getting the normal domain username from the claims username in SharePoint 2013

Introduction to the problem It’s not uncommon when upgrading to SharePoint 2013 from a previous version of SharePoint that you’ll get encoded claims usernames in the places you may have seen normal usernames (DOMAIN) syntaxes before. In my case it was a matter of finding a ton of custom code and have it check whether the username was a claims encoded username or not. This is what we saw: POINTBIRD\tobiaszimmergren There’s a good reason for why the username that is claims encoded look the way it does. The format tells us what type of claim it…

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Zimmergren MOSS 2007 Tip #2: Retrieve stuff by code

This is by no means meant to be anything other than a small tip on how to interact with the object model. If you need more information on how to interact and code with the object model, drop me a comment. But for now this is just to show you guys out there who havn’t done any coding with SharePoint, that it’s actually a piece of cake! Start off by creating a new Visual Studio 2005 Windows Forms application. Add the following namespaces: (Administration-namespace might not be needed depending what you want to do further from this point)…

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Zimmergren MOSS 2007 Tip #1: Anonymous Access

This is the first post I’m making in a series of small "how-to’s" and "aha!"-posts. It will be basic stuff that you often want to know, and why not write them down here instead of in a hidden document that I’ll forget about.. Today’s tip is: Enabling Annonymous Access to your site Begin by navigating to central administration (CA from now) Choose Application Management Choose Authentication Providers in the Application Security section Select the correct web application Click the Default Zone link Check Enable Anonymous Access and hit Save From the…

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MOSS 2007: Search and Indexing

In this post I will show you how to configure search by creating a content source that should be indexed and a search scope to limit the results when searcing. I will also show you how to customize the Search Center and adding a tab with a custom search and search results page. I will walk you though how to set up searchscopes and content sources (such as fileshares). We will begin by creating a content source and a search scope This will presume that youve got a network share with files and folders, e.g. the share whateversomeShare mapped…

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Creating a custom Master Page for your MOSS 2007 portals and sites

When I first started discovering Master pages I didn’t know where to start and what would be needed in order for a basic and as minimalistic master page as possible to work. I gathered information to be able to make myself a minimal masterpage which would be the startingpoint of my upcoming customizations and changes. At first nothing worked, and since there’s no good list of what elements and contentplaceholders are needed for a masterpage to work it had to do with a lot of “trial-and-error” until I finally had a completely working basic master page. With the…

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