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Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 04/06/2012

Hotmail Plus Addresses

No…I’m not talking about the paid service for Hotmail Plus.  I’m talking about...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/09/2011

Microsoft Innovation Newspaper

I finally got around to compiling all of my social media sources on Microsoft and innovation and...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/02/2011

IE9 Add-On Warning

Sick of that IE 9 warning bar at the bottom about your add-on’s being too slow?  Frustrated...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/30/2011

Ways to Stay Creative

A great article came across my RSS feed today and I thought I would share an image out of it. ...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 08/16/2011

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities

Whooo, it’s been a long time since I posted.  Well, here’s to making up for lost time.  I...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 04/05/2011

Find training videos using Microsoft Desktop Player

Microsoft just released a public beta of the Microsoft Desktop Player.  It’s a Silverlight...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 06/03/2010

Bing now has a Visual Search for PowerShell cmdelts! On the left there are Refiners used to narrow...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 05/12/2010

List all CustomActions in the Farm

Here’s a great little script that I used to list out all of the Custom Actions available in a...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 05/03/2010

Join the Launch: Visual Studio, Office and SharePoint 2010

  Join us for a free, in-person event you won’t want to miss Join a select group of IT...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 04/14/2010

SharePoint 2010 Claims-Based Auth with ADFS v2

I have a really cool 2010 lab environment at home and one of the things I wanted to do was to make...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 03/22/2010

Backup Documents in SharePoint Using PowerShell

I use SharePoint in my lab at home and recently started organizing all of my personal documents in...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 02/12/2010

WCF hotfix for .NET 3.5 and SharePoint 2010

There is a optional hotfix for WCF 3.5 SP1 which is a prerequisite for SharePoint 2010. ...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2009

Automated SharePoint 2010 Install with PowerShell

In one of my previous posts, I walked through how to provision a SharePoint farm using PowerShell....

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/20/2009

SP2010: SPFarm.Local is null or Web Application could not be found

Note: This post applies to SharePoint Server 2010 Beta 2 and Visual Studio Ultimate Beta 2. I ran...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/13/2009

SharePoint 2010 Development Hands On Labs

These HOLs are about a month old now, but I wanted to share them for anyone who missed the...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/12/2009

SharePoint 2010 Provisioning A New Farm with PowerShell

<Update 2010.02.23 Re-ordered provisioning steps to fit with supported test cases> NEW!...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/06/2009

PowerShell 2.0 Released!

Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, has...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/27/2009

Free PowerShell eBook

For those wishing to get started on PowerShell, here is an excellent free eBook by Dr. Tobias...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2009

Extending .NET Objects in PowerShell

One of the great features in PowerShell 2.0 is the ability to extend .NET object types to add...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2009

SharePoint 2010: A Developer’s Top 15 List

Developers of SharePoint should be giddy with excitement in all of the tools and features coming out...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/19/2009

PowerShell Cmdlets in SharePoint 2010

You may have already heard that SharePoint 2010 will ship with a PowerShell provider that contains...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/19/2009

Live Blogging from SharePoint Conference 2009

  I’ll be at SharePoint Conference 2009 and will be participating with EndUserSharePoint.com in...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/16/2009

SharePoint Conference 2009

I will be attending the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas next week and wanted to share my schedule...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 10/16/2009

Custom Site Definition Alternative

This came up for a recent customer, so thought I would share my solution as many people are not...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 09/29/2009

Twin Cities SharePoint Camp v3

Here’s a great (FREE) opportunity to attend a day-long workshop completely dedicated to...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 09/09/2009

Microsoft Certification Discounts

For those looking to ramp up on a new technology or finally add that certifications under your belt,...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 09/01/2009

Searching SharePoint with Windows 7 Search Connectors

Windows 7 allows you to create custom search connectors to various OpenSearch standard search...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 08/25/2009

Packing up My Documents: A PowerShell Story

I am frequently asked by colleagues and customers for a dump of all of my SharePoint content...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 06/12/2009

Twitter Basics

Twitter for those who just want to consume information… By now most of the world has at least heard...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 06/10/2009

PowerShell Shortcuts

I’m all about shortcuts when it comes to development and there’s no exception for PowerShell....

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 03/30/2009

SharePoint Administration with PowerShell

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at Boston’s SharePoint Saturday.  I met some great...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 03/16/2009

Disabling Enterprise Feature Buttons

I discovered a while back that it is not possible to hide the Enterprise Features “Features” because...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 02/23/2009

SharePoint + PowerShell Memory Leak

It’s very important that anyone working with SharePoint object model be concerned with the...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 02/12/2009

Filter SharePoint Event Log Entries

I’ve posted this under my 101 Uses for PowerShell , but I thought it was so helpful that it deserved...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 02/04/2009

101 Uses for PowerShell

I’ve had a request to consolidate all of my little script examples into a single blog post. While...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 01/30/2009

Feature Development Help From PowerShell

In my last post, I wrote about using WSPBuilder to automate the process of creating the manifest.xml...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 01/29/2009

Twin Cities SharePoint Camp: SharePoint+OBA

Last weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at the Twin Cities SharePoint Camp sponsored...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 01/27/2009

More OBA Resources

Happy Friday.  As I’m diving deeper and deeper into OBA development and Office integration, I’m...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 01/23/2009

A look into PowerShell 2.0 CTP3 Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)

I’ve been using PowerShell 1.0 for many things SharePoint lately… including a community project with...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 01/14/2009

Customizing the Ribbon in Office 2007 Applications

One of the great new features in the Office 2007 application suite is the addition of the Office...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 01/14/2009

SharePoint on the iPhone

I’ve seen a couple notes regarding this on Twitter, so I thought I’d check it out for myself. A...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 12/18/2008

SharePoint Dashboard

Want to stay up-to-date with all of the happenings around SharePoint?  The two best methods I...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 12/17/2008

SharePoint Development Wiki

Some wonderful things are happening for SharePoint developers all across the world. Thanks to Jeremy...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 12/15/2008

OBA Want to Knowbie?

For those of you who are saying, “huh?” right now…let’s start with a brief introduction to OBA...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 12/09/2008

Twin Cities SharePoint Camp – January 24, 2009

The Twin Cities SharePoint Camp has been announced for January 24, 2009.  Here are the details...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 12/03/2008

Podcast: Using PowerShell to Support SharePoint

Podcast on basic techniques of using PowerShell to support your SharePoint environment: To download...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 12/02/2008

SharePoint Pod Show

I’m kicking myself for my recent hiatus from blogging...  I’ve been swamped with customer...

Author: Eric Kraus [MSFT] Date: 11/26/2008

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