Category: SharePoint

SharePoint DirectoryNotFoundException (0x80070003)

SharePoint DirectoryNotFoundException (0x80070003)

I’ve been dealing with an interesting SharePoint error for the better part of a day-and-a-half now and I thought it was worth sharing. The error surfaced was a DirectoryNotFoundException (0x80070003) when attempting to call BreakRoleInheritance in an asynchronous event receiver....

SharePoint ListData.svc 500 Error

SharePoint ListData.svc 500 Error

If you’re fighting with the SharePoint ListData.svc with an odd error: An error occurred while processing this request. And you are using an OData operator like endswith, you may encounter this error and be puzzled with why it works for...

Working With Folder Specific Views in SharePoint Lists

Working With Folder Specific Views in SharePoint Lists

One neat feature in SharePoint that I recently discovered is the ability to specify views specific to folder based content types in a list. What’s great about this is that if you’re building a hierarchical store in a list with...

Interviewing for SharePoint

Interviewing for SharePoint

Yet another post on interviewing 🙂 As both an interviewer (mostly) and an interviewee on topics of SharePoint, I’ve been working on refining my questions and technique here to get right to the core of understanding a candidate’s suitability. As...

Folders and Nested Folders in ListInstances

Folders and Nested Folders in ListInstances

This took me about 3 hours to figure out so I figure it was worth sharing. First, I assumed that it was possible given that the .stp file export of a custom list with folders and nested folders seem to...

SharePoint 2010 Service Applications Thoughts

SharePoint 2010 Service Applications Thoughts

I can’t say that I can add much more to the tutorials and articles already out there on the Net on this topic, but I’d like to point to the definitive example of how to implement one: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg193964.aspx David Taylor’s blog...

Lesson Learned on SharePoint Service Applications

Lesson Learned on SharePoint Service Applications

If you’re setting out on writing your own SharePoint service applications, there is an important lesson that you should keep in mind (instead of learning it the hard way): ensure that all of your proxy, application proxy, service, service application,...

Damn It, Microsoft (SharePoint)

Damn It, Microsoft (SharePoint)

Came across an interesting quirk today with regards to AddFieldAsXml in the SharePoint API. It turns out that SharePoint doesn’t really give a damn what you want to call your field when it adds it to the list; it’s going...

jQuery parsererror and WCF Data Services

jQuery parsererror and WCF Data Services

If you’re using WCF Data Services (REST APIs for SharePoint, for example) and you’re getting the mysterious “parsererror” error message from jQuery, chances are you’ll need to modify your scripts according to this bug report. The root of the error...