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MigrateUsers Method Breaks All Web Application Permissions

On my current project we are doing a migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Updating our current authentication scheme (a mix of .Net forms and Windows authentication) to utilize claims authentication is one of the requirements for this project. One major difference between how SharePoint treats users in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 claims […]

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Claims SSO in an Anonymous Access SharePoint Environment

Note: The below method is good for both single sign on and persistent login scenarios in a SharePoint environment with anonymous access enabled. I recently had to wrestle with implementing single sign on (SSO) between two SharePoint web applications that have anonymous access enabled. If you have read Programming Windows Identity Foundation (I recommend you […]

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Problem deploying content types that inherit during SharePoint 2010 upgrade

I am currently on a project to upgrade a custom SharePoint 2007 public facing internet site to SharePoint 2010. While testing out our custom site templates by provisioning sites we ran into some issues with custom content types supposedly not existing during the provisioning. This was very perplexing as these content type definitions deployed fine […]

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SharePoint Connections Conference 2010 Overview

I got the opportunity to attend the SharePoint Connections Conference this year at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This trip was very exciting for me, being both the first conference for me, as well as my first trip to Las Vegas. It was a great experience and I hope I have another opportunity like […]

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Updating Content Types In SharePoint 2010

When it comes to content types the best practice is to define them up front and do not change them, but in real life this is not always practical. In my experience, when working with content types, at some point the client is going to want to change something whether it is a column or […]

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Defining and deploying managed metadata fields in code

We, as a company, have been in the process of moving all of our internal systems to SharePoint 2010 and one particular feature we wanted to take advantage of is Managed Metadata. I was tasked with creating all of the content types and list definitions we would use across our extranet. The first thing I […]

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Information Management Policy Conflicts – SP 2010

Information management (IM) policies can be set in a number of places in SharePoint 2010. The question is: When you have conflicting policies, which policy wins out? To test this I created conflicting IM policies in a few different places that could affect one document. I decided to use the Labels policy which allows you […]

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Using the XSLT List View Web Part to style your data – SP 2010

SharePoint 2010 has finally done away with displaying list data using CAML with the XSLT list view web part. Now you can take advantage of the flexibility that XSLT can offer you. This is not to say that you can’t use your previous CAML statements in SP 2010, they are still supported, but hopefully after […]

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