Yesterday I was presenting on the first SharePoint Saturday in Holland about challenges in building Web Content Management solutions on the SharePoint 2010 platform. For those of you who weren’t able to make it, the slides from my presentation are available on the SharePoint Saturday Holland site.
SharePoint 2010 ships with support for mobile devices. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with anonymous users what makes it unsuitable for Internet-facing websites. The real challenge is that there is no easy way of turning it off. While there are some workarounds they are far from ideal. Find out how to properly make SharePoint 2010 support mobile devices on Internet-facing websites.
Building Internet-facing websites on the SharePoint platform is different than building intranet solutions. Although in both cases you’re using SharePoint as the framework, building public websites introduces some new challenges.
While extending SharePoint 2010 Ribbon with new functionality one of the common things you do is to check whether a command should be enabled or not. Since the checking function expects you to return a value it can get tricky if your custom checking operation is asynchronous. Find out how to asynchronously check if a Ribbon command is available.
Robots.txt files are a way to tell Web Robots which part of your site they should skip while scanning it. Although it’s not an official standard using robots.txt is a common approach used for Internet-facing websites to exclude pieces of your website from crawling. Find out how you can easily create and manage the robots.txt file with Mavention Robots.txt.