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Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 reached RTM

Microsoft has just announced (okay, it was three days ago…) that the new Office 2013 family of applications reached the RTM (Release to Manufacturing)...

Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Preview

Just in case you’ve been disconnected from the outside world for the past 24 hours (and for some reason you can still read this...

FAST Search Tip #1: Enabling Stemming in PowerShell

Recently, I’ve been working with FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 and, although it’s a great search platform with pretty impressive features, I believe there...

SharePoint Tip #27: Choice Columns and DataSheet Views

Using features to create Choice site columns is pretty straightforward (check this post for additional information). See below a sample feature element for that...

SharePoint Tip #26: Comments in Content Type Definition

There is an issue with SharePoint 2010’s CAML parser that causes SharePoint to ignore fields in a Content Type definition. When defining a Content...

Free Webinar: LINQ to SharePoint

The European SharePoint Conference organization committee has been setting up a series of free SharePoint-related webinars in preparation for the conference. I’ll be presenting...

Business Connectivity Services

A few weeks ago I had an article of mine published on PROGRAMAR magazine, issue number 28, a Portuguese developer-focused magazine. Here is the...

European SharePoint Conference 2011

I’m pleased to announce I have been chosen as a speaker in the European SharePoint Conference 2011, which will take place in Berlin, 17th...

SharePoint PT: 10th Meeting

If you’re into SharePoint and you happen to be in Lisbon next Saturday, April 16th, then you may be interested in the 10th Meeting...

Flushing the BLOB cache in SharePoint 2010

If you’re developing a SharePoint-based public Internet portal, you’re probably using the BLOB (Binary Large Object) cache. This caching mechanism stores a copy of...