Syntax for SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Queries

Recently I was asked if I knew how to create a search that returned results for items created in the last 7 days. I knew I could do this but couldn’t remember exactly the right syntax for the query I was trying to create. So I pinged off a couple of search terms and quickly . . . → Read More: Syntax for SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Queries

Viewing Timer Job History for a Specific Date and Time Period

Central Administration provides several ways to view timer job history for a SharePoint farm. From the Job History page, you can view by Service, Web Application, Server, Job Definition or Failed Jobs. This is a really useful resource when you’re analysing issues with a specific job or service. However, if you want to investigate by . . . → Read More: Viewing Timer Job History for a Specific Date and Time Period

Finding a Correlation ID using Fiddler

When working with SharePoint it’s inevitable that at some point you will come across a Correlation ID on your screen! These are invaluable for tracking down issues when you’re building new functionality – and are handily displayed in the onscreen error messages so that they can be plugged into ULS Viewer to track down the . . . → Read More: Finding a Correlation ID using Fiddler

Displaying a random list item with XSL

This week I re-discovered a technique for displaying a random item from a list using XSL. This can apply to both Content Query Web Parts (CQWP) and XSLT List View Web Parts (XLV) and is actually a very trivial piece of XSL.

The technique goes something like:

Get a count of how many items to . . . → Read More: Displaying a random list item with XSL

Lync Online Observation: Missing Photos With Federated Users

After a few teething problems, I finally managed to get my Office 365 account (Plan P1) working with the Lync for Mac client. This isn’t a post about how those problems were resolved (update the client to version 14.0.1!) – but rather a comment on a simple observation made when I finally started to use . . . → Read More: Lync Online Observation: Missing Photos With Federated Users