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.

Preventing authenticated visitors from browsing system pages

When building an Internet-facing website on the SharePoint 2010 platform, the last thing you want is to have your visitors browse your system pages. To prevent this from happening, SharePoint 2010 has the ViewFormPagesLockdown Feature. But what if your visitors are authenticated?

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.