Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

Elio Struyf is an independent Engineering Lead working for Valo Intranet, Blogger, and Speaker on a mission to share his tried-and-true wisdom with as many IT developers as possible.

Quiescing a SharePoint 2010 Farm as in SharePoint 2007

April 5, 2011

In SharePoint 2007 you had the ability to quiesce the farm inside central administration. This ability is not implemented in SharePoint 2010, you need to use the STSADM command to achieve this. 1 stsadm -o quiescefarm -maxduration minutes But, I have done some research and development to achieve the same as in SharePoint 2007.

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SharePoint Designer Workflow Action: Retrieve the File Extension

March 30, 2011

This week I was a experimenting with creating SharePoint Designer workflows. After some time I noticed that it was not possible to retrieve the file extension in a SPD Reusable Workflow. Because this is a very useful action, I am going to explain it in this blog post on how to create a SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflow Action.

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Creating a Sandboxed Visual Web Part from the To-do List

March 3, 2011

In my previous blog post I showed you how to create a to-do list with ECMAscript, the only problem is that you need to append the HTML and JavaScript code to a Content Editor Web Part. This isn’t very flexible and therefore I made this blog post. The purpose of this post is to show you how to add this code to a Sandboxed Visual Web Part.

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Creating a To-do List with ECMAscript

February 24, 2011

In one of my previous post I created a task manager with ECMAscript. In this post I will go a step further and create a to-do list. This to-do list that enables you to add new items, delete items and mark them as completed. To-do list final result Download the solution package

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Adding a Subsites Navigation Level Under the Global Navigation Row

February 17, 2011

Normally subsites are displayed in a dropdown menu when the site collection publishing feature is activated. Subsite navigation dropdown In this post I will show you how to display these subsites on their own navigation row. The end result is shown in the picture below. Final result Hide the subsites dropdown menu First you need to hide the subsites dropdown menu from the global navigation.

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