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Sitecore, SharePoint & Agile



How to serve a downloadable file from a MVC controller in Sitecore

In our Sitecore project we had an application error being logged, every time when we served a download to our end users. We used the generally known HttpContext.Response approach, to stream the binary output of the file to the user…. Continue Reading →

Improve code quality, getting started with SonarQube

I’m currently member of a scrum team in which we are working with SonarQube to manage our code quality. I was hesitant and skeptical at first, but since I started to see the benefits of it, I’m becoming more and… Continue Reading →

The provided App differs from another App with the same version and product ID.

I’m currently developing a SharePoint 2013 application. After a few deployments via Visual Studio, I was suddenly confronted with the error “Error occurred in deployment step ‘Install App for SharePoint’: The provided App differs from another App with the same… Continue Reading →

Front-end file system cache problems might occur after a SharePoint configuration database restore.

Last week I was working at a client who just restored one of their SharePoint environments because of a site error. Everything was functioning like normal, until we discovered a major issue with the InfoPath forms publishing mechanism. For some of… Continue Reading →

Visual Studio and SharePoint 2010 new SPSite returns FileNotFoundException

While writing my first console application to communicate with SharePoint 2010, I was surprised to receive a FileNotFoundException during the creation of a new SPSite. The line SPWeb web = new SPSite(“http://localhost/”).OpenWeb(); returned the error statement: FileNotFoundException was unhandled: The… Continue Reading →

SharePoint SP2 activates 180 day trial countdown

The Microsoft SharePoint Team announced that the SharePoint SP2 service pack by mistake activates a 180-day countdown. “During the installation of SP2, a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will expire as though it was a trial… Continue Reading →

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