Yearly archives: 2012

30 posts

Hardware Requirements for SharePoint 2013 Development

In SharePoint 2013 Ignite training Kirk Evans talked about the hardware requirements of SharePoint 2013 development environment. You need at least two virtual machines. The recommended or best case scenario is running these VMs on a SLAT supported CPU and at least 32 GB RAM. Actually SLAT is required for Hyper-V visualization. Most of the […]

SharePoint 2013 Ignite Training Notes

Last week I attended the “SharePoint Ignite for Developers” training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. SharePoint Ignite program is designed to give as much as learning material on the brand “new” SharePoint to the developers and IT people as soon as possible. SharePoint 2013 has massive amount of changes both in […]

Best Practices and Naming Conventions for Service Accounts

Recently I found a nice resource on TechNet about the naming conventions for service accounts and best practices for some of these accounts. You can access the whole article on TechNet: SharePoint 2013 Best Practices: Service Accounts (en-US) SQL_Service, for the SQL Server service. SQL_Admin, for the SQL Server administrator. SP_Admin, for […]

Don’t SharePoint While Walking

I’d like to thank Mike Harmon from for sending me this funny video. You can also check this page to read about the injuries due to SharePointing while walking 🙂 [embedplusvideo height=”418″ width=”695″ standard=”” vars=”ytid=aXFp_F5_krY&width=695&height=418&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep6006″ /] has made it even easier to access SharePoint by making a mobile […]

Changing Site Collection Administrators using PowerShell

Site collections can have two administrators and you can modify them through SharePoint Central Administration. But if you need to change these admins using PowerShell script you can use the following PowerShell function. I filtered site collections with the url to find the appropriate site collection. You can define a parameter […]

Change Farm Level Property Bag using PowerShell

Property bag is simply thw properties of web site, site collection, web application and farm. So in order to interact with the PropertyBags in PowerShell, just use the related object’s Propeties member. In the following example I used the farm object’s Properties member to edit farm level property bag. So you […]

Batch Solution Deploy using PowerShell

Nowadays I’m working on a SharePoint deployment project using Advanced Installer, AutoSPInstaller and custom PowerShell scripts. One of that script deploys a set of solution packages in a given order. Order is important if you have dependencies between the solutions. So I defined  the name of the solutions and the order of them in a xml file. In […]

Solution alternatives to Silverlight “invalid or malformed application check manifest” error

Today while I was working on a Silverlight project, following strange error occurred. [stextbox id=”alert”]Code# 2103 Invalid or malformed application: Check manifest[/stextbox] After some searching on the internet I found some solution alternatives. Namespace Changes In most of the cases this problem caused by namespace changes. When you rename the application and/or […]

Management 3.0: Agile Leadership Practices Course Announcement

I would like to highlight a perfect agile training opportunity which will be in Ankara, Turkey. ScrumTurkey is organizing an agile management course for especially development managers and team leaders. The course will be tought by Jurgen Appelo (author of “Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders” and “How to […]