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Claims / Domain Users via Object Model Cautions

23 September, 2013 (10:15) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 have moved over to claims based authentication hast he recommended authentication method. If you do any programming against the object model here are a few things you need to be aware of. Consider the following scenario: The web application is setup for claims based authentication. You have a user account […]

SharePoint URL Shortener

5 October, 2011 (14:57) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

A few years ago I developed a free SharePoint URL Shortener and released it to the community. I have not had much time to go back to it since.  I had some time recently and decided to add a feature that I have wanted to have for a long time and many have asked for. […]

Programmatically Accessing Message Classification in Exchange 2007 in a Custom Transport Agent

15 September, 2010 (09:48) | .NET, Exchange, Office, Outlook | By: Liebrand

Microsoft introduced the notion of Message Classification ( in Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007. This allowed an organization to classify email and then generate transport rules that routed or manipulated those messages based on that classification. Out of the box, Microsoft provides a list of actions ( that can be performed in a transport rule. […]

Simple Pattern / Solution for Cross-thread operation not valid

16 July, 2010 (10:54) | .NET | By: Liebrand

If you have ever done any threaded programming in .NET WinForms you have more than likely run into the following error message at some point:   InvalidOperationException was unhandled Cross-thread operation not valid: Control ‘’ accessed from a thread other than the thread it was created on. This exception is normally displayed while running in […]

SharePoint Development to BIN folder and extremely slow initial render times – Solution!

18 September, 2009 (09:06) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

My fellow co-workers and I have been dealing with an extremely slow build > render process when we are developing SharePoint solutions that are deployed to the BIN folder for over a year now. We are all using are own Windows Server 2003 image hosted on a VMware ESX Server farm with tons of other […]

SharePoint URL Shortener – Feature Highlight

1 September, 2009 (07:25) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

There is a feature in my SharePoint URL Shortener solution that was not included in the video I posted on YouTube recently. I thought I would take the time to spotlight this feature because it may not be too obvious. The video highlights the ability to generate a short URL by using the drop down […]

SharePoint URL Shortener Codeplex site has been published and is live!

29 August, 2009 (16:43) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

The SharePoint URL Shortener Codeplex site has been published and is now publically available (as promised from yesterdays post). As a reminder, the URL is If you have any problems, please post something on the Codeplex site and/or hit me up on Twitter (@PaulLiebrand). Thank you and please be gentle!

SharePoint Url Shortener – it’s finally here!

28 August, 2009 (23:32) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

After many iterations and delays I am pleased to announce that my SharePoint Url Shortener (initial version) is finally here! There is still some work to be done on this but I have decided to release it in its current state to start getting some feedback from the community. Here is a demonstration of the […]

“TinyUrl” for SharePoint Feature Requests

3 March, 2009 (07:41) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

[Update – 9/2/2009] I have released the first public version of my SharePoint URL Shortener. Please read the following blog posts for more information: I am soliciting feature requests on Twitter for the first version of the “TinyUrl” for SharePoint feature I’ll am developing. If you do not want to post them […]

Article on – Introduction to SharePoint Feature Stapling – Part 2

6 November, 2008 (21:47) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

The second part of my article, Introduction to SharePoint Feature Stapling – Part 2, has been posted on Hopefully you find this information useful. Please check it out of you have a free moment.