Dennis Bottjer | ASP.NET + SharePoint Architect, Trainer & Speaker

"An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure" - Ben Franklin
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June 2008 Entries

File Type and IFILTER Reference For SharePoint Office Server 2007

I see customers expressing more interest in is SharePoint Search.  Many clients are shocked to learn SharePoint has a powerful and very configurable search engine built in.  Search can crawl anything from network shares to public web sites.  Out of the box SharePoint supports the crawling and indexing of many file types which of course include Microsoft Office Documents.  However, SharePoint can be made aware of additional file types such as PDF's and DWG's. Furthermore, IFilters can be installed which allow search to index the content contained within files.  For more information concerning supported file types and IFilters read...

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:11 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

Disposing of SharePoint Objects

The .NET Framework allows developers to write managed code.  The term managed refers to how memory is handled by a computer system.  For example, C/C++ code is commonly known as unmanaged because developers must allocate and de-allocate memory.  In contrast, the .NET Framework provide a mechanism known as the Garbage Collector (GC) to de-allocate or collect object no longer in use. I have found it particularly helpful to consider SharePoint a very large ASP.NET Application.  If you can visualize SharePoint as an ASP.NET application it becomes familiar and relatable.  If you begin to deconstruct SharePoint you will notice that it is...

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:09 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET SharePoint ]

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