Modifying views of a List View Web Part in a Sandboxed Solution

In my recent article I showed you how to declaratively provision List View Web Parts to pages from within a Sandboxed Solution. Since the default view is often not what you want and creating a List Definition just to get the right view for the List View Web Part is way too much overhead, what is the easiest approach to modify a view of a List View Web Part in a Sandboxed Solution?

Inconvenient provisioning Web Parts to Wiki Pages in Sandboxed Solutions

Sandboxed Solutions are a powerful way to create SharePoint 2010 Solutions in a secure manner. The price of security however is limited access to the SharePoint API which makes it challenging to accomplish certain tasks like provisioning Web Parts to Wiki Pages. Find out how to provision Web Parts to Wiki Pages in Sandboxed Solutions.

Granting permissions to the User Profile Service Application using PowerShell

In my previous article I explained how access permissions to the User Profile Service Application are required if you want to programmatically configure Navigation of a Publishing Site in SharePoint 2010. In the article I showed you how you can configure grant required permissions manually. There are however scenarios when you might need to configure those permissions in a structured and repeatable way. Find out how to grant permissions to the User Profile Service Application using PowerShell.

Programmatically configuring menu items in SharePoint 2010 revisited

A while ago I wrote about how you can programmatically configure menu items in SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell. Unfortunately it turns out that it doesn’t always the way you would expect it to. Find out how to get the script working in your SharePoint environment.

Products Configuration Wizard failed and you have no clue why

When upgrading your SharePoint 2010 environment to a Service Pack or a Cumulative Update there is a chance that the update process fails. Although the error message contains a link to a log file it is of a little help leaving you without a single clue what went wrong. There is however one more place where you can take a look to know exactly what caused the upgrade process to fail.