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Visual Studio 2015 Debugging Tips
Sam Weber

Visual Studio 2015 Debugging Tips

We had a great summer here at DMC's Chicago office. We got to watch the Air and Water Show at Belmont Harbor, go to the Circus, drink on a boat, and play some beach volleyball. However, for a .NET developer like me the real highlight of the summer was the release of Visual Studio 2015. VS2015 was released officially on July 20th, and over the past several weeks I've gotten a chance to dig into it and explore all of the great new features. This new version of Visual Studio includes many i...

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Forcing Documents in SharePoint Search Results to Open in Client Application
Sam Weber

Forcing Documents in SharePoint Search Results to Open in Client Application

One of the most common tasks that a user performs in SharePoint is opening a document. Whether it's a PDF, a Word document, or an Excel spreadsheet this very straight forward task can get complicated very quickly. Sometimes users are continually asked to enter their credentials when opening files. Other times, the administrator of the site wants to require documents to be checked out. Though these issues are widespread, what I would like to address today is forcing SharePoint to open do...

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Dynamic Database-Driven Validation Ranges in ASP.NET MVC
Sam Weber

Dynamic Database-Driven Validation Ranges in ASP.NET MVC

SyntaxHighlighter.all(); Last week I was working on a project using the ASP.NET MVC 4 framework.The client required some of their form fields to have range limits that would generate a visual warning but not prevent a user from submitting data. The tricky part was that they wanted the range limits to be configured in a database table so that the limits could be changed easily on the fly. Normally I would do this by simply throwing a Data Annotation Range Attribute on my model field and then ...

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SharePoint 2013: Access Denied to Root Site of Web Application
Sam Weber

SharePoint 2013: Access Denied to Root Site of Web Application

Recently, I encountered a very frustrating issue with SharePoint 2013. I had a working web application and everything was running fine. After configuring a few sites in my web application, I started getting emails from other users of the site saying that they were getting Access Denied errors whenever they tried to access the root site collection (ex. https://sharepoint2013/). I went to that path and was very surprised to find that I, a site collection administrator with Full Control permissi...

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Installing SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1
Sam Weber

Installing SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1

Microsoft has released their first service pack for SharePoint 2010 and it comes with several new features and upgrades. This blog post will guide you through the upgrade process and explain the steps you should take to deploy Service Pack 1 to your SharePoint server. Preparing for the Upgrade Before you start installing anything new on your SharePoint server always create a backup of your SharePoint database and a restore point for the server. Make sure that you are confident in your abil...

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