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SharePoint 2010 - Real Search Scenario

The main thing in SharePoint development is not how to implement some piece of functionality but is the approach correct. And defining the approach is something very difficult which required experience and time.
It also required reviewing other scenarios and implementation.
So in some posts, I'm going to explain one real scenario that we have in our company  and the approach that we implemented.

The scenario:  creating document management system that will live in many site collections in one web application.

It may sounds simple - but it's not. It's a very very serios and difficult application.
And what I want to share with you is where the SharePoint 2010 Search take part. It helps us in:

      1. Webparts showing cross site collection data
      2. Finding documents and item based to our custom fields and custom content types

And while point 2 sounds absolutely normal - of course search is for searching items, point 1 is very tricky part of implementing such scenario.

Certification in SharePoint 2010

Currently I research the information about SharePoint 2010 certificates - I find some diagrams and pdf-s with the info and when I was thinking that this will be very nice and usefull blogpost , I found this:

Microsoft Certification in SharePoint 2010

All needed information presented in the simplest and useful way - perfect post!

The good thing in SharePoint 2010 is that 2 successfully passed exams and you are a MCPD.


The right programing language ?

This question is frequently asked by the guys that start diving in the programming world.
And the answer to it is the same as the answer of the many other questions that contain “Which is the right … “.

      It depends on what you want to achieve!

It is absolutely true answer – everything depends on the goals.
But the thing that always is important is the communication language.
Yes, team working is communication. No matter how good are the developers, they can’t do big thing alone - they need work in team and one team is good when the communication language is right.
And I don’t write this hoping some of my managers will read it  – no. I have tested it by myself.

Good communication with the colleagues and perfect English are the most important in the daily team work. Speaking, writing email, discussing approaches or giving suggestions for something – it's all communication.
And I’ll give you two real examples that make me really believe that perfect English is one of the most i…

It's the Demo Ghost !

I don't know why is this happen but there is one very strange relation between live demo and not live demo.

No matter how good you have tested the code of your demo, how many times you have recreated the actions you are going to show - there is always 'something' that happens in a real demo.

So the simple rule of the "Something" means - don't believe too much in the demo, there is always something that can happen.
Really really strange ...

Integration in Internet ?

Nowadays, the business need of system integration in one company become more and more important task. Many companies search for good, cheep and easily developed portal solutions so they can make one common entry point for their systems and no doubt, the best Microsoft solution for this task is the SharePoint platform.
While companies and enterprise integration have many options and products, what about the Internet integration? Is there a simple and no resources required way to recreate the idea of integration?
The reason for trying to do this is the fact that there are many areas in internet where we can make a portal collecting different sources and information and making this in a very simple and cheep way. And of course, if we make good and useful portal, this will not be a waste of time ad money. Making or using some crawlers and displaying the results in categorized way is good but not so cheep solution. As a big fen of Google, I try to combine their services and to see how can I …

What is SPObject.Resolve()

This is my professional blog where I will post things, thoughts and ideas that I face in my daily work as a developer. And because I’m a SharePoint developer most of the topics here will be about SharePoint 2010 and integration of applications.

In short about me :
   - at this moment I have 3 years of experience as a developer and have worked in the following companies:
Interconsult Bulgaria
  ( April 2010 to present )
( September 2008 to April 2010 )
( February 2008 to May 2008 )
( June 2007 to February 2008 )

   - I have developed Windows Froms and ASP .NET applications but my interests and passion are in building SharePoint solutions

   - I have 3 certificates for SharePoint - although I don’t think MS exams are something really important I think a developer who pretend to be a good professional has to take the exams in his area.

Why to have a blog ?

SharePoint is area where is very difficult to write or show something really new. Of course, if you are…