Suman Chakrabarti - Coding for Office Apps

Office Collaboration, .NET dev, Social Computing and other random bits of goodness

How to change the lock state via CSOM

PowerShell Approach Setting the lock state for a site collection has a few rules that aren't...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/19/2014

How to change the logo in Office 365

One thing I had trouble finding was how to change the logo in my Office 365 tenant. It's not obvious...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/19/2014

How we decided to unit test the OfficeDevPnP core

Overview Unit testing the Office Developer Patterns & Practices Core solution was definitely a...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 09/03/2014

So, You Want to Build an Office Mail App

Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, Pinterest, and all the other social media outlets have an amazing...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 05/12/2014

How-to Get and Install SharePoint 2010 Language Packs

Many organizations I've worked with are trying to ensure multilingual support in their SharePoint...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 03/06/2012

Create a Setup Project for a 64-bit Windows Service in Visual Studio 2010

I was having a lot of trouble with this, so I'm going to share it. Visual Studio 2010 setup projects...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/03/2011

Must-read articles on string comparison performance

I've always wondered which is the fastest technique to do a string comparison? using the...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 05/26/2010

Cannot use Visual Studio Unit Tests to test against a live SharePoint 2007 site if on a 64-bit machine

I scoured Bing (and Google) to find out why my Visual Studio unit tests will not allow me to test my...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 04/16/2010

Needed to replace full hard drive with larger one - Backup/Restore

So, I had the exact same problem as Tim Heuer (New hard drive means re-install everything). 150GB...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 04/12/2010

New years resolution...get back into writing

With all the microblogging I do, I've found myself writing less informative blogs. I started a...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/05/2010

Problems getting Hyper-V to install the Integration Services components?

I had problems getting the Hyper-V Integration components installed in my VPC this evening. After a...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 10/08/2009

Boot from VHD on a Bitlocker enabled host...not happening

This should have been obvious to me, and whoever you are searching for this, but apparently it's not...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 10/07/2009

Working on my first WPF/WCF app for a customer...

This is the first app that I get to work on for a customer that uses WPF and WCF. I'm finding the...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 09/24/2009

'How do I' get redirected to the default Error or Success layouts pages?

You just want the error message to be displayed on the default SharePoint error page. Is this an...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/25/2009

'How do I' create a long running operation page (gears page)?

This one is an awesome feature to add if you've got an application running a workflow asynchronously...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/25/2009

'How do I' create a layouts page

Following the lead of Sara Ford, I think I want to do a 'How do I' piece for SharePoint developers....

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/25/2009

MOSS/WSS SDK 1.4 - has Federated Search web part examples

In case you missed hearing about the new SDK, here's a great post on what's in it....

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 09/01/2008

Starting/Canceling a SharePoint Designer workflow programmatically

I had enough trying to find this code, so I'm putting what I've pieced together to activate a...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 08/16/2008

Get PublicKeyToken using external tools

I hate fishing around to get the publickeytoken for my strong named assemblies, so I fished around...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 07/16/2008

SharePoint ReadOnly Field can be written to by workflows

So, I scoured the internet (all of it, I swear) to find some information on readonly fields in...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 06/24/2008

Windows Live Cashback program ROCKS!

I just bought a video camera online, so I figured I'd check out the Live Cashback program and see if...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 05/29/2008

I just got my Navigon 7100 GPS and I have to say I'm impressed. I really like the navigation quality...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 05/18/2008

Presentation at CodeCamp Pittsburgh

I presented a Silverlight 1.0/2.0 demonstration yesterday at CodeCamp and it went quite well. Most...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 04/14/2008

Addition to Steve Peschka's PartCheck code

I ran into a problem when trying to use Peschka's PartCheck code for My Site autoconfiguration to...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 03/26/2008

Presenting at Pittsburgh Code Camp - WCF POX/ReST Services with Silverlight 1.0 and 2.0

I'm speaking at Pittsburgh's Code Camp on April 12th located at University of Pittsburgh's Sennott...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 03/26/2008

IIS app pool limits to keep in mind for SharePoint

Depending on your hardware configuration IIS 6.0 does have a potential limit to the number of...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 03/25/2008

SharePoint Star Wars lines

I posted these to Joel Oleson's MSDN blog, but since he's moving the blog, I didn't want to lose...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 03/20/2008

Migrating Web Part Pages to Publishing Pages

Unfortunately, you cannot natively migrate web part pages to WCM publishing pages. The benefit of...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 03/16/2008

The Planet Star

This is a diversion from the usual tech stuff I blog, but my mother just published her book--a dream...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 02/03/2008

It's nice to have that handy-dandy search bar in the upper right corner of your Internet Explorer...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/29/2008

So, I was recently asked how to migrate MyLinks from an SPS2003 SharePoint site. The hurdle is that...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/10/2008

Advanced UserControl stuff for easier customization

I put together this post on my old blog about 2 years ago and was recently asked questions about...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/28/2007

SharePoint development best practices on MSDN

Some great articles on SharePoint best practices have been published on MSDN. Best Practices: Common...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/16/2007

SharePoint customization guide - Brett Geoffroy

If you're into MOSS customizations, check out Brett Geoffroy's MSDN blog. He's done a sweet job...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/13/2007

Some great SharePoint training

Official SharePoint Blog – this site has real world examples...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 09/19/2007

Managed paths for new site collections

Just saw a great demo on planning sites and found out how to use managed paths to create site...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 07/25/2007

SharePoint guidance

I just had a recent discovery for a great SP content source! I think from now on before I leave a...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 07/25/2007

The My Site drives

One of the features of SharePoint is its WebDAV available interface. An advantage to this interface...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 07/03/2007

MOSS Profile Search LDAP query to remove disabled and service accounts

To put together the right query to get users that are not disabled accounts nor service accounts,...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 06/28/2007

Notes on Lotus Notes Search in SharePoint

Links to configuration of Notes search in SharePointTechNet: Lotus Notes Configuration for...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 03/31/2007

At the Boston MTC training up on MOSS

I'm up here in Boston learning about some features I didn't know about in MOSS 2007 from Scot...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/17/2007

My first major AJAX project

I'm working on my first major AJAX project and I've been following the updates this entire time. I...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 01/05/2007

Active Directory Activities for Windows Workflow Foundation posted

My Active Directory activities have been published to the .NET 3.0 web site. They are available...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 12/21/2006

WinWF Active Directory Activities

I've been working on building out some AD activities for Windows Workflow Foundation. A few months...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/30/2006

Zune drive

It didn't take people long to hack it. http://phaleux.com/?cat=1 This is obviously not supported by...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/24/2006

Zuner than later

Got my Zune! WooHoo! This thing is awesome! First impressions were that it's a little bulky, and I...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/17/2006

Can't wait till Zune!

I've never owned an iPod or any music/video specific device (just my smartphone), so I never really...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 11/10/2006

Zune to get rid of the iPod

If you have an iPod or have been thinking of getting one, the new Zune media player is coming out...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 09/27/2006

Office Live!

Okay, something cool again. Office Live! gives you a personalizable web site and some Live! Mail...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 09/25/2006

Add maps to Outlook from Windows Live! Local

This was a little too cool to pass up. You can add maps from Windows Live! Local to your Outlook...

Author: Suman Chakrabarti Date: 09/09/2006

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