Archive for February, 2010

SPDisposeCheck and SharePoint 2010

February 24, 2010

Did you know the SPDisposeCheck tool?

Well on the product blog is a great post on Disposing and SP2010. named “SharePoint 2007/2010 ‘Do Not Dispose Guidance’

And even more usefull: SPDisposeCheck using Static Analysis in TFS ( 2010 )

You can download SPDisposeCheck as FxCop Ruleset here.


New Features of Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

February 24, 2010

Forefront Security for SharePoint has been renamed to Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint.

Listed below is the overview and new features of the product:
“Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint helps prevents users from uploading or downloading documents containing malware, out-of-policy content, or sensitive information to SharePoint libraries. Using multiple antimalware scanning engines from industry-leading security partners combined with file and keyword filtering, Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint provides comprehensive protection against the latest threats. The product integrates with SharePoint technologies to provide high performance, easily customized protection optimized for SharePoint collaboration environments.”

Read more:

Read more on the new Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

TFS 2010 and Scrum?

February 23, 2010

As we are using TFS 2010 RC to do our SP2010 RC projects, we are looking into using Scrum for TFS.

Found this download, a TFS Template for SCRUM for the TFS 2010 RC:

Info is available in this forum.


More info on Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010

SharePoint 2010 on your Windows 7 Series phone

February 22, 2010

Daniel found this nice screenshot/mockup of windows 7 phone series showing the Office (2010) hub . Including SharePoint ( SP2010) tab.

Via Daniel;

iPhone and SharePoint

February 20, 2010

Newsgator just announced that it will be delivering a iPhone and iPad client for accessing your SharePoint sites on the go.

“The iPhone client, and a companion client for the soon-to-be-released iPad, provide on-the-road users with direct access to their enterprise social computing environments without the need for a browser, an extra layer of software that can complicate a work session. As a mobile client for NewsGator Social Sites, the social computing environment most deeply integrated into the SharePoint collaboration platform, the iPhone client accesses all the relevant updates from the user’s colleagues and communities.”

This client is for Newsgators Social Sites addon for MOSS 2007. It wonder if they will release a similar client for the social stack in SharePoint 2010 (SP2010) when it RTMs or if they release there own social stack for 2010.

To access your SharePoint sites right now you could use iSharePhone already, but that app hasn’t received the best of feedback.

SP2010 Branding on msdn

February 19, 2010

MOSS 2007 had the minimal masterpage, now SP2010 has the Starter  Master page.

“This master page is meant as a starting point for creating master pages for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. Most of the controls on the page are hidden. You can move these controls into other locations based on your design. You can find the default controls in the v4.master page that ships with the product.”

Head over to MSDN:


Outlook 2010 Social connector for LinkedIn

February 17, 2010

LinkedIn released a social connector for Outlook 2010. Get yours now:

If you have Outlook 2007, get the Outlook Social Connector first

Microsoft already announced that Facebook and MySpace will be available also in the near future.

What is a Social Connectors for Outlook ?

“Stay up-to-the-minute with the people in your networks by accessing everything from e-mail threads to status updates in one single, centralized view.”

Facebook won’t deliver a Social Connector for Outlook.

SP2010 "System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException" from OWSTIMER

February 10, 2010

If you get this error on your SP2010 server or Dev machine:

“System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException” in OWSTIMER.exe

Chances are that you succesfully enabled Profile Import! But the “Forefront Identity Manager Service” is stopped for some reason. Could be due to a reboot timing issue with an unavailable SQL Server.

This service is actually the exe “Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Service.exe”

And if you were to debug the OWSTIMER exception you would see that the exception is:

Could not connect to http://devsp2010:5725/ResourceManagementService/MEX.
TCP error code 10061: No connection could be made because the
target machine actively refused it

So just go ahead and start the “Forefront Identity Manager Service” and your exception will not come back. You can do this through services.msc or

net start fimservice

Visual Studio 2010 RC available on MSDN

February 9, 2010

Great, the Visual Studio 2010 RC is available on MSDN! Including the .Net Framework 4.0 RC !

"SharePoint’s Sasquatch Memory Leak"

February 9, 2010

Todd Carter posted an article on an potential (huge) memory leak in SharePoint 2007. 

“So what’s the bottom line? – For each HttpApplication which is leaked a potential huge number of child references are too rooted and therefore leaked. While the table above would seem to indicate this is a small leak the numbers above do not reflect the size of all child objects which have been rooted. ” 

The fix is quite easy though, and Microsoft is working on a solution. For the description of the Memory Leak with SPHttpApplication and a workaround/fix for now: