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NAnt task for SharePoint: Save SPWeb as site template to the filesystem by svdoever

I love NAnt as a tool to automate deployment processes. Kris Syverstad created a nice set of NAnt tasks for SharePoint that he uploaded to a GotDotNet workspace . My latest task was to save a site as a site template to the filesystem for deployment to...
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SharePoint and objects disposal, the definitive guide! by svdoever

One of those difficult things to handle in the construction of SharePoint related code is the cleaning up of used objects. The problem is that if you don't clean up your mess, the garbage collector does its job, and nothing really bad seems to happen...
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SharePoint 2007 - _layouts, pages in site context, help! by svdoever

NOTE: See this blogpost for updated information on this topic. SharePoint 2003 has a very powerful feature to run pages in the context of a site, this is especially used for the administrative pages. All these administrative pages live in the “/_layouts...
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SharePoint 2007 ends the bucket nightmare.. move those sites!!! by svdoever

Do you still remember that good old bucket system in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 where the first 20 portal area's ended up with nice urls, but then the buckets started kicking in and provided you with urls like http:/server/C0/myarea/default.aspx? Those...
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Web Deployment Projects and deploying web.config settings for multiple machines by svdoever

I wrote the following comment on a post http://weblogs.asp.net/dfindley/archive/2006/06/06/Frustrations-with-Web-Deployment-Projects.aspx about having machine dependent configurations in your web.config. DFindley expresses some frustrations with the web...
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