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Curious to know what the Services on Server page looks like now?  Well, then this is the post for you.  Instead of just having the 6 or so services that you had in MOSS 2007, there are many more services listed on the Services on Server page.  Here is what your list might look like (pending changes of course).  Since the move to Service Applications, you will probably find yourself concentrating on this page as much, but it’s still there. Access Database Service Application Registry Service Business Data Connectivity Central Administration Document Conversion Launcher Service Document Conversion Load Balancing Service Excel Calculation Services Lotus Notes Connector Managed Metadata Web Service Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Incoming E-mail Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application Microsoft SharePo... (more)

Solution Dependencies in SharePoint 2010

With MOSS 2007, I often got asked what order do I install these solution packages in.  Oftentimes, it was critical that they get installed in a particular order.  With features, we have had the ability to set dependencies, but we really didn’t have anything like that for solution packages.  Well, I haven’t heard people talking about this new feature yet, but we can in fact set solution dependencies in the manifest.xml file. The way it works is that it checks to see if a dependent solution has already been deployed on your farm (or site collection for sandbox solutions).  However... (more)

Calling Custom Web Services in SharePoint from JavaScript (or jQuery)

I’ve been customizing rendering templates a lot lately using a wide variety of scripting technologies such as JavaScript, jQuery, and SPServices.  One requirement I had with all of these rendering templates was to call a custom web service to populate a drop down list.  This is relatively easy to do and there are plenty of resources out there on how to deploy web services with SharePoint.  I thought I would make a point today though to talk about this issue since I seem to forget about it every time. :-)  The issue is that you build and test your pages and they work great as an a... (more)

A Quick Look at Boards in Office Delve

You might have heard today that the new Boards (aka Pinterest) feature for Office Delve was released to First Release customers of Office 365.  I was lucky enough to have it show up already in a few of my tenants, so I thought I would share my initial experience. When you open Delve now, you’ll notice a new icon that says Add to board. Clicking on the icon will allow you to type the name of a new board or select an existing one.  Pick wisely as there is currently no way to remove the item from the board.  Nor is there a way to change the name of the board.  I suspect we’ll see t... (more)

Use noConflict() with jQuery in SharePoint

I’ve seen quite a few posts on jQuery and SharePoint lately. I haven’t seen too many people point this out (maybe I didn’t search well enough :) ), so I thought I would take a quick minute to remind you to use jQuery’s noConflict() method in SharePoint.  It appears somewhere in all of the magic JavaScript that powers SharePoint it too also makes use of the $ shortcut.  If you don’t simply having a reference to the jQuery script on a page can cause all number of things to break.  I have seen it break my own JavaScript as well as cause certain things not to display such as the Ed... (more)