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SPListCollection ContainsList Extension Method by Bil Simser

This is such a simple thing but something every SharePoint developer should have in their toolkit (well, actually, this is something Microsoft should put into the product). The SPFieldCollection has a nice method called ContainsField so you can check...
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Enhancing your SharePoint Team Site Homepage by Bil Simser

A team site can be a boring place. Just a site with some documents, a list or two, maybe a calendar. Here’s a super simple way to make the page a little more interesting looking. Your team site might look like this right now, with a calendar on the home...
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Virtual Machine Tips for running SharePoint by Bil Simser

Just a few simple Virtual Machine tips when developing in SharePoint My VMs are 40GB in size and pre-allocated. After installing SharePoint, SQL Server, and Visual Studio and all the tools I need I have about 10GB for data which is more than sufficient...
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ASP.NET Training Videos Delivered via SharePoint by Bil Simser

Recently Scott Hanselman posted on his blog an ASP.NET Jump Start session they had which featured 9 videos (over 8 hours of content) on developing apps with ASP.NET. This is a great resource and I wanted to share it with the rest of my team. Problem is...
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Convention over Configuration with MVC and Autofac by Bil Simser

One of the key things to wrap your head around when doing good software development using frameworks like ASP.NET MVC is the idea of convention over configuration (or coding by convention). The idea is that rather than messing around with configuration...
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Defaulting Values in a Multi-Lookup Form in SharePoint by Bil Simser

This was a question asked on the MSDN Forums but I thought it was worthy of a blog post as I could get more in depth with the explanation and show some pretty pictures (plus the fact I’ve never done it so thought it would be fun). The problem was a user...
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Where tips in LINQ by Bil Simser

These might be old but as I was going through doing some code reviews and optimizations I thought I would share with the rest of the class. Count() > 0 vs. Any This is a bit of heated debate but as you dive in the LINQ world you'll start seeing simpler...
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Windows 8 and the Lethbridge Technology User Group by Bil Simser

Join me and 83,517 screaming nerds (everyone in the city is attending and a geek right?) on Thursday February 21st from 3-5pm to talk about building Metro style apps for WIndows 8. Here's what we'll be covering. Windows 8 Platform for Metro Style Apps...
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PowerShell Tools - Removing Orphaned Users from SharePoint by Bil Simser

Here’s a script that will walk through all Site Collections in all Web Applications (i.e. your entire farm) and delete any user from the Site Collection that isn’t in ActiveDirectory anymore. Note this will not remove them from their user profiles, it...
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VMWare performance with USB drives by Bil Simser

As a SharePoint developer a wise choice is to run your Virtual Machines on a separate drive (separate from your OS drive). That way you gain some performance as two different operating systems are not contending for precious read/write times on the disk...
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