Sunday, June 28, 2009

Best Practices Webpart

It's a old story now, sharepoint has been around now for more than 6 years and numerous solution has been created using SharePoint Technology. But the basic remains and shoud be always kept in mind to have succesful implementation . I know many of developers might be aware of the best practices for developing the webparts but question is do we really follow them ?
Generally people go back to basics when something bombs , till then best practices are kept only in books. Anyways i have been thinking of writing about it from long time and here it goes today . just follow some of best practices and webparts maintenace becomes much easier and no more "Webpart maintenance page ".

Friday, June 26, 2009


Lot of people had question surrounding this including me .Thanks toAndrew Connell for sharing the fundamental aspect of the differences put forward in the simplest way :

Article by Andrew Connell


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SPUpdatedConcurrencyException: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action

I was moving site from One server farm to another , completed backup of source site successfully,everything was working fine till the Murhy's extended Law got into effect ......

"If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong"

Anyways , i started restoring the site and bumped into this error. I had no clue why even this popped up . Tried multiple time but same result .Started search for error resolution and it was good to see that there are more victim of this issue.

So i tried one of the suggested approach and it worked ......

Well i just completed the site restoration and hope i dont fall victim to another law which i read somewhere and i felt it's kind of funny :

"No matter how perfect things are made to appear, Murphy's law will take effect and screw it up"


Friday, June 05, 2009

Create new Content DB

Well it's a generic case where in we end up creating large number of site collections and then realize that DB size is too big to manage.

Well to take care of such situation, it's a good practice to create new content DB and move existing site collection new DB.

How to do it ?Here you go.

Gray Failures: What is it and how to detect one?

If you are reading this article , i guess you are curious to know about gray failures and different methods to detect gray failures.  Hopefu...