Using the SPImport events to control SharePoint content import process

Door: Prajeesh Prathap,  18-09-2014
Onderwerp: SharePoint  PowerShell  SPImport  

The SPImport class in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment namespace participates with other classes in the Deployment namespace to support importing, publishing, and migrating Windows SharePoint content, as well as supporting restore capabilities of content.

You can initiate an import operation by first initializing an instance of the Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPImportSettings class with the required import settings, and then passing the SPImportSettings object to the constructor of SPImport class; you then call the SPImport.Run method. The SPImport type exposes events that can be used to control the process of import. You can utilize the event model in PowerShell to register the events and then make use of this information to control the complete process of importing and exporting SharePoint content. Below is the PowerShell snippet to use the Error event and use the data to fail the execution process after an Import is performed.

Exporting and importing content types using PowerShell

Door: Prajeesh Prathap,  18-09-2014
Onderwerp: SharePoint  PowerShell  

SharePoint stores the definition schema of content types in an XML file that creates a content type in the element manifest file of a Feature. You can use the information present in the SchemaXML of a content type to migrate it between site collections using PowerShell.

Recruitment: Zakelijk Tinderen

Ilse Goedman Door: Ilse Goedman,  03-09-2014
Onderwerp: Recruitment  Zakelijk Tinderen  
In september 2012 is de datingsapp Tinder gelanceerd. Deze applicatie gebruikt basisgegevens uit Facebookprofielen, zoals interesses, gemeenschappelijke connecties en geografische locaties, om mensen aan elkaar te koppelen. Gebruikers krijgen een foto te zien en kiezen ervoor om deze ‘weg te swipen’ of te ‘liken’. Als twee gebruikers elkaar liken ontstaat er een zogenaamde ‘match’. Op zo’n moment introduceert Tinder de gebruikers aan elkaar en opent een chat. Dit lijkt misschien oppervlakkig, maar is desalniettemin heel erg van deze tijd. De app is leuk, makkelijk, verrassend, snel en blijft steeds met nieuwe potentiele ‘kandidaten’ komen. Het is dan ook niet gek dat direct na de lancering het aantal gebruikers in razend tempo is gestegen. Momenteel maken er dagelijks zo’n 5,4 miljoen mensen gebruik van de applicatie.

Continuous Delivery – Patterns for zero downtime requirements (ARR setup)

Door: Prajeesh Prathap,  17-08-2014
Onderwerp: Continuous delivery  CD  zero downtime deployment  agile  architecture  

Microsoft Application Request Routing (ARR) is a proxy-based routing module that forwards HTTP requests to application servers based on HTTP headers, server variables, and load balance algorithms. With ARR you can increase application availability and scalability by better utilization of content server resources with lower management cost by creating opportunities for shared hosting environments.

Agile Transition Bingo

Stephan van Rooden Door: Stephan van Rooden,  15-08-2014
Onderwerp: agile  Agile Coaches  CD  agilegames  

A few weeks ago at Prowareness HQ in Delft we had a very interesting discussion on how to add more fun to your work. Especially the things that are hard to do or are actually no fun to do at all. Very soon we were talking about gamification which is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts. And this triggered me to add some fun to a very large and important transition we are working on at one of our partners.

An Agile mindset in a marketing company

Dave Woertman Door: Dave Woertman,  01-08-2014
Onderwerp: Scrum in Sales en Marketing  Agile Principles  

When we talk about Agile, we mostly talk about companies that deliver IT products to real customers. We tell these companies to keep on focusing on the products and tell them to gather feedback from real customers by delivering the product faster. But what if you don’t have a product-oriented company? What if you do not have direct customer contact? What if you are running a company that creates creative products as part of a marketing campaign, together with other companies? Which Agile techniques can you use in a marketing company, and which techniques can’t you use? An overview …..

User Acceptance Test in Scrum

Remko Vroomans Door: Remko Vroomans,  28-07-2014
Onderwerp: Testing  

Many teams making the transition from traditional waterfall projects to Scrum are struggling to fit the tollgates they previously had to pass into their work process. Although the testing tollgates, like systems tests and functional tests  seem to fit fine within a sprint, when it comes to User Acceptance Testing, something feels not quite right. When do all the parties, all the departments or all the users officially test the product and accept or refuse it? Before I try to answer that question, a quick reminder of what User Acceptance Testing actually is.

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