Updated SharePoint 2010 Google Maps Web Part (v1.2)

There’s an updated version of the SharePoint 2010 Google Maps Web Part available for download here: http://sp2010googlemaps.codeplex.com

We’ve fixed a bug with multi-line labels. :o)

Works on-premise, in the Sandbox and in Office 365.

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SharePoint Documentation Kit (SPDocKit)

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SharePoint Documentation Kit – SPDocKit Review

I’ve been using SPDocKit from Acceleratio for about 6 months now, on and off. One of the services we offer at JFDI Phoenix is our SharePoint 2010 Farm Health Check, and this involves a lot of boring navigation through Central Admin and some gnarly PowerShell to gather farm insight. Collecting settings information by hand is tough and time consuming.

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Automatically Generating Thesaurus Files from Taxonomy for SharePoint Search

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A while ago, a student of mine asked if it was possible to use the taxonomic alternative labels from the Managed Metadata Service as thesaurus items in SharePoint Server Search.

There’s no built-in way to do this, but it is possible to generate the required Xml with a little PowerShell.

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SPSite and the Recycle Bin in SharePoint 2010 SP1

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 brought us a much-needed feature – the recycle bin for SPWeb and SPSite objects.

Recycling SharePoint Sites

If you want to move an SPWeb into the recycle bin programmatically, there’s the fairly-straightforward SPWeb.Recycle() method. Once you’ve invoked this, you can restore the SPWeb from the SPSite.RecycleBin object with the Restore() method.

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