Ask The Expert @ DevDays 2011

I’ve just got a confirmation from Microsoft that I will on the SharePoint Ask the Expert booth @ DevDays 2011. Haven’t heard about DevDays?

SharePoint 2010 Web Content Management challenges made easy–slides available

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.

Inconvenient SharePoint 2010 mobile redirect

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.

SharePoint 2010 Web Content Management challenges made easy

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.

Sample code: Asynchronously checking if a Ribbon command is available

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.