Engage in SharePoint 2010 Development

SharePoint 2010 provides a broad a unique set of integrated capabilities, within a unified infrastructure to allow organizations share data and information on different types of sites including intranets, extranets and internet facing sites scaling up to millions of users .  Because of the dynamic nature those solutions, SharePoint 2010 provides a platform that allows…


Recursive and Folder-Scoped LINQ Queries in SharePoint 2010

As you might experienced in SharePoint 2007, a CAML query is by default non recursive. In other words, if you execute a CAML query, you will end up with items from the list root folder. This is still the same in SharePoint 2010. You have to define extra query options as shown below in case…

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Invitation: Enterprise Developers Academy–Microsoft Egypt

Develop your expertise Get up to speed on all the latest tools available to enhanceyour skills and create new, innovative solutions. Develop your network Meet and interact with industry leaders and professionals. Shareand exchange tips on development, generate ideas and establish relationships. Develop new solutions Discover how you can get more value out of your…

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Creating a host-named site collection programmatically

A host header is a third piece of information that you can use in addition to the IP address and port number to uniquely identify a Web domain or, as Microsoft calls it, an application server. In SharePoint 2010, You can apply host headers at two different levels : The Web application (IIS Web site)…

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WIF’s Claims to Windows Token Service

Windows authentication have been always fortified, which was for a good reason. Yet this fortification made some use cases impossible to happen here is one that sum it all: “You have a service bus (or just service interface) that abstracts all your backend systems to user. All message float in using certificate based authentication or…

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Requirement gathering for SharePoint solutions – Introduction

  It is a well known problem that developers working on a platform have the worst time in their life trying to map the user requirement to the platform capabilities, wasting countless hours in requirement gathering and wasting more time in re-building the solution that was basically structured on assumptions. I faced solution that whenever…

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SharePoint is leading Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

Gartner recently published a report by Jim Murphy, Gene Phifer, Ray Valdes and Eric Knipp: the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals.  In the report, Microsoft not only maintains its Leadership ranking but moves into the #1 position on the report – highest on both the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision axes –…


On Kerberos

  This one is not about how Kerberos work, rather it is about few things to watch out. If you want Kerberos literature check here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772815(WS.10).aspx   Few things to watch out when working with Kerberos: Timing everything: tickets generated by KDC are time stamped. The client, the server & the service have to have…

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Microsoft Hyper-v and Vmware Vsphere footprints

The everlasting debate between Microsoft Hyper-v and VMware Vsphere . People always talk about FOOTPRINT and its performance impact, especially VMware they really like to talk about Microsoft having a large DISK footprint; please don’t get tricked into that. Let’s first talk about what is a footprint, and how can a footprint affect performance and…

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Cairo PDC10/MS3arab Community Launch

Since 1991, the PDC has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements. This year will be no exception. Leading-edge developers and architects will gather in Redmond this October to hear firsthand from Microsoft’s leaders about the next generation of Microsoft developer technologies. The PDC isn’t just about content and sessions – it’s an opportunity…

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