SharePoint 2013 Preview

יום שלישי, יולי 17, 2012

Time flies by and SharePoint 2013 (aka SharePoint 15) preview was already released (quite quietly I may add). The timeline of the official release has yet to be released but there's some info regarding the new features. First of all, the existing services will make a return : · BSC (Business Connectivity services) · Search Services · PerformancePoint Services · Excel Services · InfoPath Services · Access Services · InfoPath Services · User Profile Service In addition, you can except the following expansions services: · Content Management...
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SharePoint 2010 – Unexpected error when trying to add user permissions

יום ראשון, יולי 31, 2011

I've encountered the following errors when trying to add some user permissions to my site: Lucky for me, I'm using AVI Code so I was able to spot the real problem: For some reason, simple text is marked as dangerous XSS request. The solution was to search for this page ("aclinv.aspx") that can be found in "templates\layouts" folder and add the ValidateRequest="false" attribute to the page.

Enabling anonymous access to SharePoint 2010

יום רביעי, אפריל 20, 2011

As you may guessed, SharePoint 2010 dose not enable anonymous access out-of-the-box functionality. If you're developing an internet web application , you'll need to enable this access at some point. Follow these step in order to enable the anonymous access. 1. First go to the central administration  -> Application management -> manage web application 2. Select your web application that you would like to configure for anonymous access 3. Select the default provider under Authentication providers. 4. Check the "Enable anonymous access" checkbox 5....
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Installing Commerce Server 2009

יום חמישי, אוקטובר 28, 2010

Today, I'll be installing Commerce Server 2009 on Windows Server 2008 R2, This installation is assuming you've got SharePoint Sever 2010 up and running. Commerce server 2009 combined with SharePoint server 2010 (via the brand new SharePoint commerce services) provided a great out-of-the-box e-commerce platform for developing and deploying e-commerce solutions.The full installation guide for Commerce Server 2009 is very long document (100+ pages) and get be found here. I've created a short version for development purposes ONLY. There are four major steps to installing Commerce Server 2009: 1. Pre-requirements 2. Commerce Server Installation...
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Technical design document template

יום שני, אוקטובר 11, 2010

I’ve been asked to create a technical design document that will be used throughout our division. Every place I’ve worked had it’s own template so I’ve worked with several templates before. I’ve created the following template from all my knowledge and experience from previous templates. this template is for web application based projects. It’s also take into consideration SharePoint server at the front end and Commerce Server as part of the application level. 1. General 1.1. Project general description 1.2. Solution general description ...

ASP.NET Security Vulnerability

יום שלישי, ספטמבר 21, 2010

There’s been a lot of noise about the recent discovered vulnerability in ASP.NET. This vulnerability can enable the attack to download critical files in your application such as web.config and others files, by exploiting details returned in the Sytem.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException exception. Scott Guthrie has published some posts regarding those issues here and here. These posts includes a brief explanation on how these attacks accord and how can you workaround them until Microsoft releases an update to fix those issues. Basically, the workaround involves hiding exceptions from your users and using custom and friendly errors (which you should...
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SharePoint configuration failed to create the configuration database

יום ראשון, ספטמבר 19, 2010

SharePoint needs to create some databases in your database server. those databases include logging database, administration database, property database, crawl and search databases, content database, profile database and more. you can  find more details here. during the initial configuration you might encounter the following error: this is due the fact that administrator user does not have create privileges on the “master”  database in order to create the described databases. Solution add “dbcreator” security role to the SharePoint admin user: 1. Run Microsoft SQL server management studio 2. Go to...
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Installing SharePoint 2010 Server

יום רביעי, ספטמבר 15, 2010

In my up and coming posts, I'll be talking quite a bit about "SharePoint 2010 Server", So, If you're going to follow my SharePoint posts, you better install the goods. You can read all the E-books and blogs you'd like, but there's nothing like getting your hands dirty. Installing SharePoint is not your usual "Next-Next" installation, well actually it is , but you better pay attention to each step,Cause any decision you will make on the way, will affect the way you develop SharePoint-based applications. This post will demonstrate how to quickly install a development environment...
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Hello .Net world!

יום שני, ספטמבר 6, 2010

Welcome to my brand new blog! My name is Gadi Berqowitz and I’ve been leading teams and developing web-based applications for more than a decade. In my blog, I’m hoping to share with you some of my experience in Microsoft web technologies, Microsoft servers family and other team leading / management issues that i come across.       Commerce What? yep, Microsoft got a server that is called “Microsoft Commerce Server”, it’s Microsoft's e-commerce product for building e-commerce systems. Basically, it provides a complete e-commerce solution including catalog management,...