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Recently when I was working on a web part which hosts a user control was throwing socket exception. I got stuck with this exception for almost 6hrs and finally figured out the main cause for this exception. It was a simple user control which was making a web request to a website and returning some data. The user control worked perfectly fine when I deploy it in an ASP.Net Application, but when I hosted this user control in SharePoint it started throwing Socket Exception “System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it”. Initially I thought this may be due to Firewall and have to open up port for that web application but the Read more [...]

Updated: August 10 2011: SharePoint 2010 Collapsible Quick Launch  I am sure most of SharePoint Developers have started to use Jquery in SharePoint. In this post I am going to talk about how we can use JQUERY to make a collapsible QUICKLAUNCH MENU. Many organizations may have come across this scenario where you have a very long list of links on the QuickLaunch Menu and would love to have collapsible Headers for QuickLaunch. Hope this post will be a stop for your search.1. Open the site in SharePoint Designer in which you want to make the QuickLaunch Collapsible. 2. Open the Master Page which resides in the catalog folder. 3. Copy and paste the given snippet above the end of head tag in Read more [...]

Microsoft has developed the Productivity Hub to help support your ongoing end user training efforts.The Hub is a SharePoint Server 2007 site collection that serves as a learning community and is fully customizable. It provides a central place for your training efforts, and includes training content from Microsoft’s core products. Microsoft also provides ongoing and updated content packs.The Hub uses SharePoint Server’s social networking capabilities, such as blogs and discussion groups. In addition, it offers the Coach program, a change management feature to help you train end users to self-help, reducing the burden on your training and IT staff. The Coach program impacts productivity in Read more [...]

Last month the updated version of SharePoint Guidance for Developing SharePoint Application has been released. I didn’t get much time to explore this but thought of blogging it, may be in near future I will explore and blog few things about it. Here’s the brief description about the goals behind this release. You can download the latest version here This goal of patterns & practices Developing SharePoint Applications guidance is to help customers understand how to develop large scale, content-driven SharePoint applications that extend the value of existing line of business systems. We achieve this goal through the Partner Portal reference implementation and general guidance. We Read more [...]

Here in this post I will be talking on Linked Sources in SharePoint. To begin with I will give a brief introduction on different data source library. In SharePoint there is a repository for all the data sources known as Data Source Library. It’s a location where we can manage and access different data sources. All the data sources present here can be accessed using SharePoint Designer. Given below are the lists of data sources available. 1. SharePoint Lists: All the lists in a SharePoint site reside here. 2. SharePoint Libraries: Consist of libraries across the SharePoint Site. 3. Database Connections: database for all the SharePoint Site. 4. XML Files: Files used across SharePoint. 5. Read more [...]