Inconvenient Content Query Web Part slots and CQWP’s extensibility

SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Parts ships with the Slots capability which simplifies working with custom Item Styles. Unfortunately it turns out that Slots may be broken when working with extended CQWPs. So what is the problem exactly and, what’s more important, how can you solve it?

Importing documents to Document Libraries with Mavention Import Document Library Contents

Recently I showed you how you can import Lists and their data into your SharePoint Project using the Mavention Import List Instance extension. As you can imagine supporting list data is only half of the story, so to complete it another extension became available. Find out how to import documents from Document Libraries into your SharePoint project using Mavention Import Document Library Contents.

Processing items with Work Item Timer Jobs in SharePoint 2010

Once in a while you find yourself in a situation where you have to process some items in SharePoint. Using Timer Jobs in only a half of the answer. Find out how to process items using Work Item Timer Jobs in SharePoint 2010.

Provisioning List Instance data using PowerShell

Recently I showed you how you can import List Instances and their data to your SharePoint Project so that you can reuse test data during the development process. If however creating test Features is too much work for you and you are more of a PowerShell guy this article might be just the right thing for you. Find out how to provision List Instance data using PowerShell.