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A quick look at the SharePoint 2010 Developer Dashboard

Posted on December 24, 2010
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One of the cool things in SharePoint 2010 is the Developer Dashboard. This gives you all sorts of insightful information about the page you are currently on. In addition to the out of the box information it provides, you can also add your own custom information to it. Here's a quick write up on how to get going using the dashboard.

Activating a customized Master Page with a feature using a sandboxed solution in SharePoint 2010

Posted on October 15, 2010
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The out-of-the-box look and feel of SharePoint 2010 is a lot nicer than the 2007 version. Be that as it may be, you still might want to customize your site collections. I've been looking into a quick and easy way to do this using a feature in a sandboxed solution and I'm happy to say it's not very hard.

How to remove the “I Like It” and “Tags & Notes” buttons from the ribbon in SharePoint 2010

Posted on September 18, 2010
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I've seen this question pop up on the forums from time to time, and it an understandable business requirement. Not every company want these buttons on their internal (or external) websites. Now my first thought to get rid of these was to use the HideCustomAction functionality, but after digging around for a big I realized there's a far easier way to turn it off.

Adding a custom button to the ribbon using a feature in SharePoint 2010

Posted on September 18, 2010
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I know a lot of people don't like the Ribbon, but I personally love it. It's being put into more and more of Microsoft (and third party!) applications and SharePoint 2010 is no exception. But how do you go about and customize it? I've been looking at doing so for the last few days, and I'm glad to say that so far it's not too tricky.

Finding the strong name of an assembly

Posted on August 18, 2010
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Sometimes when you're developing things for SharePoint, you need to reference the strong name of your assembly. It's not inherently obvious how to do this, so here's a quick heads on how to use Reflector to do it. First head over to Red Gate's website and download Reflector if you don't already have it installed.