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SharePoint ShopTalk Welcomes Two New Panelists!

Posted by jamees.wright on June 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

SharePoint ShopTalk Welcomes Two New Members to the Panel!
Please help us in congratulating Peter Ward  and Jim Adcock to our team of helpful SharePoint experts!

Peter Ward

SharePoint architect and instructor, has been working in the collaboration space for almost 20 years and with SharePoint technologies for over 8. He works with some of the largest and most profitable companies in the New York metro area, but also the small ones (he refers to this group as the Fortune 5,000,000). Peter is the co-author of a variety of books with other fellow MVP's. Follow his blog at

Jim Adcock

A SharePoint Administrator, Analyst and Developer in Austin, Texas, with a passion for helping to make things better for people. This passion has led him to write about his experiences and understanding on his blogs, Working It Out and, and to public speaking about SharePoint, on topics ranging from Governance to InfoPath. This passion has also led him to a role as Vice President of Launch Pad Job Club and speaking on career management topics. He previously held a leadership role in the Austin Software Process Improvement Network, and is active in the local user group community helping to promote community involvement and engagement as an essential part of career success.


Daniel Westerdale Shares ULSLogging Code!

Posted by jamees.wright on May 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Two weeks ago, we talked about Monitoring SharePoint.  Valued Member, Daniel Westerdale took it to the next step and would also like to share code with the group! Follow Daniel on Twitter: @westerdaled (!/westerdaled)  and stay tune to his blog as he will talk about this code in more details.


"BTW we talked about ULSlogging last week . I built a class that I have been using all week to write to the ULSVIewer and be easily filtered ...Product Contains SharePointShopTalk" - Daniel


Here is the an example:




• Add this code to c# library project

• Sign the assembly

• Add the project reference to whatever SharePoint feature you are coding.

• Log your messages or errors using the desired method in the ULSLogger

• Add the project DLL to the desired SharePoint feature -> package designer ->advanced so the DeploymentTarget should be the GlobalAssemblyCache

• Build solution

• Package up your wsp and deploy on to server – I used PowerShell commands.

• Go to the ULSViewer and have lots fun!

Kim Frehe Shares Workflow Consolidated Comments Screenshots

Posted by jamees.wright on May 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week, Kim Frehe was instrumental in answering a question about workflow, and she happliy shared screenshots! Follow Kim on twitter: @KimFrehe (!/KimFrehe)


"As promised, here are a few print screens…one of the field that I created to capture the consolidated comments. This ensures that every time the workflow runs on a document, that history stays with the document (version history must be turned on)" - Kim


The step in SPD that updates this field:

SharePoint ShopTalk Overview - 3.15.12

Posted by jamees.wright on March 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


During last week's SharePoint ShopTalk, the Panelist answered questions from near and far about Idera's Powershell Plus, Installation of February's CU, the initial stages of Document Management and the panelist pondered over tough programming questions sent in from a new member of SharePoint ShopTalk. 


One of my favorite moments, was when the Panelists talked about how they got involved with the SharePoint Community.


Paul Olenick will present a Panelist Spotlight - Tips & Tricks: Why is FAST so SLOW!? and other troubleshooting scenarios with Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint 3.29.12


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SharePoint ShopTalk 3.8.12

Posted by jamees.wright on March 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

SharePoint ShopTalk's Guest Panelist, Jeremy Thake was a great hit during last week's session!
He battled the flu to deliver answers to questions about SharePoint Governance, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) , AvePoint product and services, and


He answered questions sent in by members like NicoleB and Westerdaled.  He also didn't shy away from any questions that were given to him live over the phone. We hope to have Jeremy back some time in the near future!


For those of you who missed this session, you may view the recording by clicking the link below.
Review the Recording


Important Links:

ALM Overview - Jeremy Thake

 AvePoint Goverance Automation

Thank You Daniel Westerdale!

Posted by jamees.wright on February 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you Daniel for mentioning SharePoint ShopTalk during your talk at The SharePoint User Group UK (SUGUK), East Midlands UK!

Daniel Westerdale
Sharepoint Developer
fearless in pursuit