Configuring SharePoint 2010 and ADFS v2 End to End

In this post I’m going to do an end-to-end walk through on how to configure SharePoint 2010  and ADFS v2 together to use SAML claims authentication.  I’ll includes steps and PowerShell scripts to demonstrate and will try and bring all of the pieces together in one big posting. First a brief overview of the components…

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Using the Yammer API in a .NET Client Application

UPDATE 12/17/2013:  The authentication process Yammer uses to issue an access code changed recently.  If you have been getting a 404 error when executing the 3rd line of code previously described below to get the token, then read the updated step 3 below and/or grab the updated code attached to this post. Recently I’ve been…

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Configuring Forms Based Authentication in SharePoint 2010

Hopefully folks are starting to get some use out of the multitude of SharePoint 2010 postings I’ve been tossing up here.  This is a new one that I was a little hesitant to put together…given my history in SharePoint 2007 I don’t want to become typecast but…in this post I’ll give a quick walk through…

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Publish and Subscribe to Content Types in SharePoint 2010

Content Type Syndication is new feature that is part of the Managed Metdata service in SharePoint 2010.  It solves a long-standing problem from SharePoint 2007, which is how do I create an enterprise library of content types and synchronize them amongst many different site collections.  We often had to design and build solutions to work…

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Working with Large Lists in SharePoint 2010 – List Throttling

List throttling is one of the new options in SharePoint 2010 that enable to set limits on how severely users can put the beat down on your servers.  In a nutshell, what it does is allow you to set a limit for how many rows of data can be retrieved for a list or library…

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Configuring Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2013

As you know or will soon learn, Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2013 is no longer a service application that is part of your SharePoint farm.  Instead it is installed as a separate farm, which provides a number of advantages, such as reuse between multiple SharePoint and Exchange farms, a separate patching schedule, etc.  It…

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"No User Profile Application Available" Mystery in SharePoint 2010

Here's another in what seems like a growing list of permissions gotchas in SharePoint 2010.  Assume if you will, you are a crack developer and building a custom application for SharePoint 2010.  You're writing code on your development server, which has a FULLY functioning installation of SharePoint 2010.  You want to work with some user…

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Using Azure Active Directory for Single Sign On with Yammer

This is a pretty interesting topic that I think is going to be gaining momentum moving forward.  As many of you know, when you create a new o365 tenant you automatically get an Azure Active Directory (AAD) instance provisioned for you at the same time.  For those of you who have purchased an Enterprise o365…

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SharePoint 2010 Forms Based Authentication Configuration Manager

I found myself getting really tired of constantly modifying configuration files when setting up forms based auth (FBA) in SharePoint 2010.  There's even more work now then there was in the previous release, because now we have an additional web.config file to modify – for the STS.  It was also a constant hassle when you…

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