Archive for December, 2009

SharePoint Search Crawled Properties Variant Types

If you ever need to create SharePoint managed properties through code then you’re going to be asked for a Variant Type. Since I couldn’t find an enum in the code or any documentation to identify them I started digging through the SharePoint UI and was able to hunt down the following. Hopefully it will save the next person some time.

Read more about programmatically creating managed properties via MSDN.

Variant Type Data Type
31 Text
20 Integer
11 Yes/No
12 Binary Data
64 Date/Time

SharePoint 2010: What’s New? – Part 1

After installing the new SharePoint 2010 beta I stared blankly at it wondering where to begin. So, after some consideration I’m going to begin at the beginning in an attempt to identify the new and the different, one feature at a time. Welcome to part one in a multi part series where I’m going to focus on the mapping of functionality from 2007 to 2010 rather than how it works or how to use it… consider this an inventory. In part one I’m going to cover the Central Administration Application Management page. Continue reading →