Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cleaning up a rogue SharePoint 2010 Shared Service Application

A couple of weeks ago I run into problems with a SharePoint 2010 Search SSA which apparently did not work anymore. Nothing helped to get it working again so we decided to delete it. Unfortunately doing this through the UI did not work nor did using Powershell. So we decided to just delete the associated SQL database. Afterwards I needed to remove the reference in the SSA administration screen. Luckily there is a stsadm command to do this:

Stsadm -o deleteconfigurationobject -id “GUID identifying the Search SSA”

To get at the GUID for the Search SSA – you can use the Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication Powershell command.

This is probably not the recommended way of doing this but if nothing else helps you can still revert to this method.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Seven useful tips and tools for Windows Phone 7 developers

If you think I left something out – do not hesitate to leave a comment.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Windows Phone 7 and the LongListSelector

If you are using a Windows Phone 7 you have probably seen the elegant way that you can navigate across all of your contacts in the People Hub by using a jump list with the first letters of the names. If you are not using WP7 take a look at this YouTube video explaining the concept:

If you want to use something similar yourself in your own Windows Phone 7 apps, you should take a look the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit – one of the tools you will find in there is the LongListSelector – this control allows you to build a grouped list of items (basically you are grouping by first letter of the first name or last name).

Here are some links to get you started: