SharePoint 2010 – The old, reliable, legacy portal solution by Microsoft. It was fun when it came out, but it was a completely different world back then.
These posts handle the on-premises installations and their issues.
In this post, I describe how you can figure out if IE11 (Internet Explorer 11) has jumped into compatibility mode. You will run into this requirement every now and then when trying to figure out some SharePoint browser compatibility mess-up. This is quite frequent because in compatibility mode IE does…Continue reading Identifying IE11 compatibility mode in SharePoint
This post describes the easiest (probably) and most straightforward way of creating a new Thread in your SharePoint (or any other .NET) server-side/desktop code. Solution Let’s face it – one should not create new Threads lightly when developing SharePoint solutions, but sometimes it is difficult to avoid. Or sometimes it’s…Continue reading The simplest way to create a thread on SharePoint
At times you may need to allow unsafe updates for SPWeb objects in order to get your code to run. This, in SharePoint’s C# full-trust code, is done by setting SPWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates to true. However, as this is an exception to security settings, you should generally avoid it. When you can’t,…Continue reading How to properly use SPWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates
This post is about fixing one of the most annoyingly unspecific errors that you can get when activating (Feature Framework) features on SharePoint – “File not found”. Whatever that might mean, right? Problem Ugh. A plain and simple “File not found” is one of the more annoying errors one can…Continue reading “File not found”error when trying to activate a custom feature on SharePoint
This post is about a small programmatic workaround to creating new SPFields for SPLists in SharePoint with human-readable internal names. This is mainly a usability improvement for your editors (and doesn’t change your life that much), but they should appreciate it at the very least! In short, I’ll show you…Continue reading Programmatically creating readable internal names for new SharePoint fields
This post describes how to fix Windows Authentication on a SharePoint server that is failing on other local addresses other than localhost. Symptoms You get the standard Windows/Basic Authentication prompt when accessing your SharePoint site, but the site won’t accept your credentials when you are accessing the site using an address…Continue reading Windows Authentication fails on SharePoint for all hostnames (other than localhost)