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Cannot connect to the SharePoint site: . Make sure that the Site URL is valid, that the SharePoint site is running on the local computer, and that the current user has the necessary permissions to access the site.


Cause:
You may experience this issue on a development machine when trying to create a SharePoint project using Visual Studio 2010.

From the File menu the developer selected New->Project and then selected ‘Empty sharepoint project’ (SharePoint 2010) and then typed in the url into the dialog box that appeared and then hit the Validate button. Upon clicking the button, the following error message was shown:

Cannot connect to the SharePoint site: http://server:123/. Make sure that the Site URL is valid, that the SharePoint site is running on the local computer, and that the current user has the necessary permissions to access the site.

Solution:

  1. Open up SQL Manager and navigate to Security –> Logins
  2. Select the user that you’re using to create the VS project.if the user is not there, add the user.
  3. Under Server Roles for the user tick as sysadmin

 

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Development, Error, Sharepoint Server 2010

 

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Sharepoint 2010 Theme customization explained


There are two options to build themes using following tools

  1. MS Power point 2010
  2. Sharepoint 2010 Theme builder

At first look above tools look very easy to create themes but there are lot limitations and not well defined

  • You can only change colors.
  • You can not change design elements.
Themes in SharePoint 2010 are pretty tough. There are about 60 permutations, and you can only define about 10 of those colors.
Happy Customization!
 
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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in Sharepoint Server 2010, User interface

 

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SharePoint 2010 Version Build Numbers


Last updated on: June 23 ,2011

Build

Release

Component

Download Link

14.0.4763.1000 RTM All components Download
14.0.4762.1000 RTM Farm Build Version
14.0.5114.5003 June 2010 CU SharePoint Foundation 2010 KB2028568
14.0.5114.5003 June 2010 CU Microsoft Shared Components KB2281364
14.0.5114.5003 June 2010 CU Microsoft SharePoint Portal KB983497
14.0.5114.5003 June 2010 CU Microsoft User Profiles
14.0.5114.5003 June 2010 CU Microsoft Search Server 2010 Core
14.0.5114.5003 June 2010 CU Microsoft Web Analytics Web Front End Components KB2204024
14.0.5123.5000 August 2010 CU SharePoint Foundation​ 2010 KB2352346
14.0.5123.5000 August 2010 CU SharePoint Server 2010 KB2352342
14.0.5128.5000

October 2010 CU​ SharePoint Foundation​ 2010 KB2394323
14.0.5128.5000​ October 2010 CU​ SharePoint Server 2010​ KB2394320
14.0.5130.5002​ ​December 2010 CU SharePoint Foundation 2010

KB2459125
14.0.5130.5002​

December 2010 CU​ SharePoint Server 2010​ KB2459257
14.0.5136.5002​ February 2011 CU​ SharePoint Foundation 2010

KB2475880​
14.0.5136.5002​ February 2011 CU​ SharePoint Server 2010​ KB2475878
14.0.5138.5000 ​April 2011 CU ​SharePoint Foundation 2010 KB2512804​
14.0.5138.5000 ​April 2011 CU SharePoint Server 2010​ KB2512800
14.0.5138.5000 ​April 2011 CU ​Project Server 2010 KB2512801

Here is the reference to terminologies used

 

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SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Coming Soon…


I heard a rumor that SP1 for SharePoint will release by end of June 2011.

Below will be the major highlights:-

  • Site recycle bin –  Much awaited feature which restores site collections and sites as self service.
  • Enhanced Remote BLOB Storage  – Remote Blob storage for shadow copy is more reliable.
  • Improved backup/restore functionality
  • Improved browser support (mainly chrome)
  • Storage reporting for end users (Storman.aspx is back)
  • New power shell cmdlet
for more information about SP1 release visit Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog
 

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Access List data using LINQ in SharePoint 2010


Here is a  great Article  by Franck Rice from Microsoft to develop and deploy a visual Web Part that reads data from two lists by using a LINQ query and displays it in a DataGrid control.

Click to see the Article

To Know more about LINQ

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Code Snippets, LINQ, Sharepoint Server 2010

 

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Flash / swf not working in sharepoint 2010


By default flash files are disabled by sharepoint 2010. You can enable flash by following steps

  1. Navigate to central administration >
  2. Application Management > Manage Web applications >
  3. Then select your web application >
  4. From top ribbon select > general settings > general settings>
  5. Navigate to “Browser File Handling”
  6. Select Permissive
  7. Done

NOTE:
By default “Browser file handling” is in Strict mode.
Browser file handling specifies whether additional security headers are added to documents served to web browsers. These headers specify that a browser should show a download prompt for certain types of files (for example, .html) and to use the server’s specified MIME type for other types of files.
Permissive: Specifies no headers are added, which provides a more compatible user experience.
Strict:Adds headers that force the browser to download certain types of files. The forced download improves security for the server by disallowing the automatic execution of Web content that contributors upload.

 

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Some useful Sharepoint 2010 resources for Techies.


  1. Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Building Solutions for SharePoint 2010 by Sahil Malik
  2. Sharepoint 2010 Hands on Lab for Developers
  3. Useful Sharepoint 2010  Technical Diagrams
  4. SharePoint 2010 Advanced IT Professional Training
  5. Sharepoint 2010 Architecture related blog
  6. SharePoint 2010 Developer Virtual Labs Online Blog
 

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