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Archive for November, 2007

DevConnections – PowerShell for SharePoint Developers

My final presentation at SharePoint Connections was the one I’d been looking forward to the most.  I’m a big fan of using PowerShell and SharePoint together, it was great to show a crowd some of the thing they could do.  I’d done a couple hour PowerShell presentations (that always seemed to run long) before, but never with SharePoint.  The challenge this time was to do them both together…in an hour.  I was able to get through everything I’d planned and now I have some more detailed content that didn’t fit into the presentation that I can put into some future posts.

The deck is now uploaded, and as promised, you didn’t miss out if you couldn’t write down all my commands.  Nearly all of the commands are here, incorrect statements and all.  I also have my profile, so you can see how I cheated in my other presentations.

I also made a basic PowerShell Types (ps1xml) file to demonstrate the how to extend familiar types to make them easier to work with.  You can grab the file and use it in your own development environment, though I probably wouldn’t rely on it in production quite yet.  Remember to get it started you need to:

Update-TypeData -prepend JustAddCode.Types.ps1xml


DevConnections – Customizing the SharePoint Mobile Experience

Here is the deck and code I presented at last week’s SharePoint Connections conference in Las Vegas.  The deck stands alone pretty well as an overview to what you can do with SharePoint’s mobile experience.  The code gets much deeper and actually implements a SharePoint aware mobile control that you can put in one of your customized templates, and a custom field with different support for rendering on a mobile device.

While putting this presentation together I looked for other examples of people actively utilizing and customizing SharePoint’s mobile abilities and came up empty.  If you are already doing something mobile with SharePoint or you check out the code and start going down that path, let me know.  I’m interested in seeing who else out there is looking into this stuff.


DevConnections – Advanced Feature Development

One session down, two to go.  I got my first DevConnections session under my belt.  One of the things I’ll try to do is turn some of my slides and discussion points into charts/datasheets.  The feature ‘gotchas’ and ActivationDependency restrictions are excellent candidates for this.

As promised, here is the slide deck and code samples.  Enjoy!


DevConnections – Day 1

Today was my first full day at DevConnections in Vegas.  I spent part of the day going to sessions, and squeezed some time in for some last minute work on my sessions.  Its been great to be here with some of my coworkers, including Mike who’s been posting some great updates of the conference.

My Speaking Schedule:

  • Wednesday
    • Advanced Feature Development
      • When: 2:30pm
      • Where: Mandalay Bay B
  • Thursday
    • Customizing the SharePoint Mobile Experience
      • When: 11:15am
      • Where: Mandalay Bay B
    • PowerShell for SharePoint Developers
      • When: 2pm
      • Where Mandalay Bay B

I’ll be posting the slides and code for the sessions after I give them.

If you’re in town for DevConnections, drop me a line!

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