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SharePoint on Ulitzer SharePoint 2010 brings a few new master pages that you may want to know about.  There are additional master pages to accommodate both the old and new versions of UI.  There are also some simplified pages to take note in. The first master page we will talk about is v4.master.  This is the default team site master page used with version 4 (obviously) of the UI.  This will be the master page you typically use. It provides the ribbon bar and all of the other new visual UI changes such as the site actions menu on the left side. If you did an upgrade to SharePoint 2010 and haven’t transitioned to the new UI yet, the old master page is still in default.master.  This looks just like the master page you use in SharePoint v3 today.  It doesn’t have the ribbon bar and the site actions menu is still on the right side. The search pages by default now use mi... (more)

Intro to Querying Lists with REST and ListData.svc in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint Archiving Journal on Ulitzer What I really like about SharePoint 2010 is all of the new ways we can get at list data.  You can always use the Client Object Model, Linq to SharePoint, or the existing object model, but one neat new way to get at list data is with listdata.svc.  ListData.svc provides a way of getting information from a list (or lists using joins) using REST.  What you end up with is a nice RSS feed of list data, that you can consume with whatever client you would like.  You can construct URLs in various manners to get specific records, do joins, or perfo... (more)

Creating Enterprise Search Metadata Property Mappings with PowerShell

One of the things that drove me absolutely nuts about Enterprise Search in MOSS 2007 was that there was no built-in way to export your managed property mappings and install them on a new server.  A third party utility on CodePlex helped, but it was still less than ideal.  With SharePoint 2010, well you still really can’t export your property mappings to a file, but you do get a lot of flexibility using PowerShell.  By taking a proactive approach, we can use PowerShell instead of the UI to create our property mappings. We can then use these same scripts later when its time to move... (more)

SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search

One request I have seen a lot from people since MOSS 2007 is the desire to add a link to the subfolder of a document on the search results page.  This is useful when the user wants to see what else is in that folder or if they want to perform other operations on that document (such as viewing properties or compliance details).  In SharePoint 2007, I wrote the Document Link Handler to help with this.  It simply looked up the details on the item and redirected the user to the appropriate page.  In SharePoint 2010, this is not necessary any more since they added the new sitename col... (more)

A Look at Windows 8 Hyper-V for SharePoint People

Windows 8 recently hit RTM and became generally available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in the last couple of weeks.  If you run Windows 8 Enterprise, one new feature you gain is the ability to use Hyper-V.  I personally was excited to try out this new feature since I have had issues with pretty much every other virtualization platform out there.  I’m no virtualization expert by any means, but hopefully these tips will be useful for you if you want to try out SharePoint on Hyper-V. If you are like me, you probably have a number of virtual machines already created that you don’... (more)