Archives by Tag 'Guidance'

How to detect if the given webpage is generated by SharePoint?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

If you want to find out whether the given web page is generated by SharePoint or not then the most authentic way of verification is to check Response Headers. SharePoint adds an specific response header (along with others) called MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices The presence of this header is a proof that the given web page is served […]

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Ideal list of tools you need for SharePoint Development

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, May 7, 2012

After working with several clients, I have compiled a list of tools, addons, plugins and technologies which are needed for development, customization or administration of SharePoint. This list is not a “Mandatory Tools List” but in fact, it is a compilation of tools and technologies which can be used at any point in time depending on your role. I […]

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List of Special Pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011

There are some special pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page. You should be aware of these pages to avoid bad user experience while branding your site. Following is the list of those pages: AccessDenied.aspx : Displays, if user does not have permission to perform respective action. Confirmation.aspx : Displays, to […]

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What is Sharepoint\System account?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, September 5, 2010

This article demystifies SHAREPOINT\System. It describes what it is and how it is used.

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SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2009

If you are confused about when to use SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio then here are some guidelines which may help you choosing the right technology at the right time. The short answer is

Web Designer=SharePoint Designer whereas Web Developer=Visual Studio

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List of all SharePoint Back-End databases

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, July 16, 2009

List of all SharePoint Back-End databases

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Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3 – Mar 2009 CTP

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3 – Mar 2009 CTP download and details

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Verify your code with SharePoint Dispose Checker Tool

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, February 2, 2009

SharePoint Dispose Checker Tool is a great way to identify potential problems in your Sharepoint code for IDisposable objects.

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Sharepoint Patterns and Practices

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, November 10, 2008

Microsoft has released an excellent guidance package for Sharepoint Developers and Architects. You can download it from the following URL

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