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Sharing thoughts, code, and recommended practice

Moving to a new blog

I am starting a new blog here: http://www.codedebate.com/

Author: BALSHARFI Date: 10/28/2016

Starting Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Development 101 Series: Lesson 3 of n – BLOB

Welcome back to the series You can always view the list of all lessons here. Lesson 3 will be all...

Author: BALSHARFI Date: 10/24/2014

Starting Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Development 101 Series: Lesson 2 of n – Table Storage

Welcome back to the series You can always view the list of all lessons here. Lesson 2 will be all...

Author: BALSHARFI Date: 09/21/2014

Starting Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Development 101 Series: Lesson 1 of n – Web Jobs

There is a lot of content available to develop for Azure, if you are looking for baby steps this...

Author: BALSHARFI Date: 09/20/2014

Calendar Item Aggregates with Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 2.2

I love group calendars, who does not? Yet when you think about it, you would need to have dedicated...

Author: BALSHARFI Date: 09/11/2014

Starting Windows Phone Development: Lesson 4 of n – Communicating with Services and Databinding

Before we move on, you need to have a basic understanding of event handling and navigation. I went...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 02/21/2013

Starting Windows Phone Development: Lesson 3 of n – Navigation between Pages and passing Parameters

Before we move on, you need to have a basic understanding of event handling. I went through this in...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 01/16/2013

Starting Windows Phone Development: Lesson 2 of n - Access to Application Isolated Local Storage

I hope you will find this lesson more interesting as most developers think about phone storage...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 01/14/2013

Starting Windows Phone Development: Lesson 1 of n – Application Layout and Events Handling

It often surprises me how much of content is available to develop for Windows Phone, if you are...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 01/05/2013

Configure Event Viewer for BizTalk Server Errors

It can be sometimes a drag to scroll over the Event Viewer looking for specific events, it gets even...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 08/04/2012

Is IE10 crashing your proxy services?

Well it might if you are using a bad proxy script Let’s assume that you use some sort of...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 05/22/2012

Building the Metro Flash Cards App

Flash Cards are an awesome way for learning a new language, so I went on and wrote my own simple...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 04/29/2012

SharePoint 2010 Term Store is Displaying SIDs instead of Display Names under the Managed Metadata Service

One of our customers got back to me about SIDs being displayed instead of Display Names in the Term...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 04/07/2012

Random Word Sequence Password Strength…!

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 03/18/2012

Cross-Boundary Collaboration Training

One of the best training workshops I ever attended This project may look easy to you but we tackled...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 03/15/2012

I have no clue what ATC was thinking?

B737-800 OMDB approach with an A321 ahead of me!  

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 03/14/2012

An Alternative Archives Web Part to Solve the Pre-dated Posts Provisioning in the OOTB Blog Site Archives Web Part

The OOB SharePoint 2010 site templates are very useful in different scenarios. The guys at Microsoft...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 01/01/2012

Using SharePoint 2010 Management Shell to Create Web Applications and Site Collections

Power Shell is one outstanding tool for managing and configuring SharePoint 2010 without using the...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 12/19/2011

Metro Style Toggle for Windows 8 Developer Preview

UPDATE – Classic Start Menu was removed completely from Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This application...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 11/04/2011

SharePoint Lists Conditional Formatting using SharePoint Designer 2010

I was asked on different occasions if SharePoint supports conditional formatting on Lists. The...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 10/20/2011

OWSTimer EndPoint Exception Errors After SP 2010 SP1 Installation?

I started getting the OWSTimer exception errors after installing SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 09/25/2011

Guess Who Owns a UFO?

When you finish the Secret Shuttle mission landing in Area 51 and taxi the aircraft to the parking,...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 06/14/2010

Why is Samer Chidiac still single?

I have a presentation coming soon and since I'm always eager to playing with new stuff, I went over...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 01/02/2010

Building Arabic SharePoint Site Collections

Back in previous versions of SharePoint (e.g. 2003 release) we had to have a full installation of...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 10/13/2009

Playing with SharePoint Custom Lists Using SPList Class (SharePoint Object Model)

As a developer you can access SharePoint content using either Microsoft.SharePoint.dll (SharePoint...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 04/19/2009

Are you looking for the Northwind Database?

 I’m planning on delivering a BI on SharePoint community night this June. Part of the session...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 01/06/2009

Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) Data Protection & Recovery Explained

Before diving into SharePoint data protection and recovery practices, let's elaborate a little bit...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 12/15/2008

Using XML HTTP Request in JavaScript to parse any Text, HTML or XML files on a remote location over HTTP (MOSS Example)

We all met the "View Source" functionality in browsers. You just right click the page, and...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 11/11/2008

Configure SharePoint to Import the Entire Forest to your SSP Profile Store

By default SharePoint imports the users from the current domain (domain which the SharePoint server...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 05/25/2008

SharePoint Training for End Users - Part 3

Calendars Navigation We can navigate through the calendar by days, weeks, months, and years. You can...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 05/20/2008

SharePoint Training for End Users - Part 2

Back to you with the second part of the training. In this part I will be covering document...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 05/12/2008

SharePoint Training for End Users - Part 1

One of my responsibilities is delivering SharePoint training for customers. They just need to know...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 05/06/2008

Defining Volatile Function Cache Lifetime in Excel Web Services

Sometimes you might need to configure the cache lifetime of the calculated values to days, hours, or...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 04/09/2008

Enable Windows SharePoint Services Usage Logging

To enable usage logging we have to go over 3 sections: Enable usage logging for the farm. Launch the...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 03/11/2008

Rendering Excel Sheets with Excel Web Services and Excel Web Access

Went through this in work, just thought I would share it :-) Let's start by creating our Excel...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 02/17/2008

Conflict Between HTTP IIS Custom Errors and IE 7 Friendly Error Messages

There are times when you need to use your own custom error messages not the default IIS ones. In my...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 01/02/2008

Duplication in Alert E-mails

It started with this Document Library that contains important documentation. A group of people...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 12/08/2007

Sometimes I used to get confused big time about this. I had sites that had "Navigation"...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 11/26/2007

Once I was asked to remove the Sign In link and deploy the site over the internet. Removing that...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 11/17/2007

Running ASP.NET 2.0 Webparts over Sharepoint Portal Server 2003

Windows SharePoint Services SP2 does support the .NET Framework 2.0, CLR 2.0 and ASP.NET 2.0;...

Author: BALSHARFI-OLD Date: 02/26/2006