May 29, 2009

SharePoint SDK 1.5 is released

The new SharePoint SDK 1.5 has been release on April 2009. This version includes a new version of the Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor tool.

- SharePoint Server 2007 SDK:
- Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK: here

MSDN Documentation::
- SharePoint Server 2007 SDK:
- Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK:

Mark Wagner explains "How To Hide/Remove the View All Site Content link in SharePoint"

Here is the link to read his article:

Here is the link to download the solution package:

May 28, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 available for download

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 are available for download. You will find more information and the download links here.

Attention: Important Information on Service Pack 2

The Microsoft SharePoint Team has just published an important information on Service Pack 2. They have recently discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed it for SharePoint Server 2007.

Read more: here

Content Types Inheritance: How to remove a field inherited from the parent in CAML

As you know, you can inherit from a Content Type in CAML simply in specifying a valid ID. Typically, to inherit from an existing Content Type, you have to respect the following rule: Parent content type ID + "00" + hexadecimal GUID
e.g.: 0x01 (ID of the Item Content Type) + 00 + 21D64BFAA43542c0B10CB673D6445495

The problem when inheriting is that you don't specially need all fields from the parent. To remove a field inherited from the parent, you have to use the RemoveFieldRef tag in specifying the ID of the field.

In the following example, I inherit from the Item Content Type but I add two new fields (Year and Amount) and I remove the Title field:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

<Elements xmlns="">

    <ContentType ID="0x010021D64BFAA43542c0B10CB673D6445495"


          Description="Create a new budget"


          Group="My Inherited Content Types" >


            <RemoveFieldRef ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247}"/>

            <FieldRef DisplayName="Year" ID="{6FC684B4-CE06-480f-A8A5-E62277AAFB79}" Name="Year_MICT" />

            <FieldRef DisplayName="Amount" ID="{A4D2A891-27D6-4f5d-B5C2-4A9AC4D2000D}" Name="Amount_MICT" />




Have a look on the following MSDN links to understand how Content Types work:
Base Content Type Hierarchy:
Content Type IDs:
Creating Content Types Based on Other Content Types:<

May 06, 2009

White paper: Working with large lists in Office SharePoint Server 2007

There is an interisting white paper showing how to optimize list performance through limits on the number of items that appear in a list, and by choosing the most appropriate method of retrieving list contents.

Source: here