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HTTP 406 Error When Using Angular $http.get Against SharePoint REST End Points

Update: Marc AD ndersson pointed out this great piece of info: http://blogs.office.com/2014/08/13/json-light-support-rest-sharepoint-api-released/.  That explains a lot .

That may be the worst title of a blog post ever!  Anyhoo.

I typically do all of my prototyping against an O365 instance.  I have my personal instance so that I don’t have to be worried about affecting anyone else.  […]

SharePoint 2010 Solution Stuck in “Deploying” Status

I used PowerShell to deploy a solution to a SharePoint farm (h/t:  Corey Roth and his blog post).  I then went to the central admin, accessed System Settings and then “Manage farm solutions” to deploy it to the farm and to my (slight) di…

Error of the Day: “Cannot Add the Specified Assembly to the GAC”

I’ve been fighting a bit with visual studio 2010 on a an sp2010 solution and was getting this error: Error occurred in deployment step ‘Add Solution’: Error: Cannot add the specified assembly to the global assembly cache: YourAwesomeDLLTh…

Quick and Easy: Debugging VS 2010 Solution Deployment

Visual Studio 2010 reports hard-to-debug errors during deployment some times.  A quick and easy way to do some very rough debugging is to throw your own named exceptions.  Visual Studio will show them in the output console. Consider this bit …

Timer Job FeatureActivated And Feature Scope

I’ve been working with some code that someone handed to me for a timer job.  He hadn’t provided the actual feature activation code so I had to write it, of course.  I took advantage of Andrew Connell’s famous blog post on the subject. I…

Where is Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationPages.Administration.dll?

I was handed a visual studio project that references Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationPages.Administration.dll.  It took me a little while to find it and I thought I’d share.  In my environment, it’s located at: c:\program files\common fi…

CodePlex Project – SP2010 Explorer

As part of an on-going effort to learn the technical low level details of SharePoint 2010, I’ve created a “SharePoint Explorer” kind of tool.  The idea isn’t new.  I used this project more than once: http://sharepointexplorer.codeplex…

Working With TreeNodeBinding in the ASP.NET Treeview Control

I’ve been working on what I hope will be a soon-released CodePlex project that provides a nice integrated bit of web parts talking to each other via provider/consumer connections for the purpose of exploring a SharePoint site under the covers.  …

Connecting Text Field Filters to Your Custom Web Part

I wanted to receive information from a Text Field filter in SharePoint 2010 into my custom web part.  I tried using this MSDN article as a basis but the article is either broken or I’m just not following it correctly. A little more searching tur…

Quick and Easy: Send Email Using Gmail SMTP Server in .NET C#

This isn’t exactly a new topic, but when I needed to do it, I found a lot of “why won’t this work for me” and not too many direct answers. I hope someone finds this useful. The following bit of code will send an email using my own gmail accou…