SharePoint 2013. Content Search web part.

The content search web part is just brilliant. Not only does it let you aggregate, filter and find content and their metadata. The new way of styling with the new display templates is a huge relieve after all the xslt horror in the SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 versions. One word of caution: I learned the hard way […]

SharePoint 2010 language pack downloader.

Ran into this helpful tool on Codeplex today. The SharePoint language pack downloader (http://sp2010dl.codeplex.com) Manually downloading all the needed language packs from the Microsoft site can be handful. You have to download an extra pack when you have the SharePoint Server version installed. Multiply the amount of packs by 2 if you have a service […]

SharePoint 2013 Preview. 24GB RAM?

Had a OMG moment this morning. According to Bjørn Furuknap’s blog and the SharePoint Server 2013 Preview documentation you will need 24GB of RAM to develop for SharePoint 2013. (SharePoint 2013 Foundation: 8GB) I was expecting an increase but 24GB was not in line of my expectations. On the other hand SharePoint development always was […]

Customize Content Query Web Part HTML output (Part 1).

In this article I will explain how you can adjust the Content Query Web part so generates exactly the HTML you want. I’m also planning 2 follow-up postings where we will dive a deeper and convert the standard <table> HTML layouts to <UL> HTML layout.  And finally explain how to deploy all this to your […]

Read SharePoint log files.

Introduction This topic might seem basic but I get the question quite often. How do you read logs? Reading the log file. The simplest way is opening the log files from the 14$logs in Notepad. This might be quickest way but not the most efficient in a live multiuser environment. I usually use this in […]