Tuesday 25 October 2011

Microsoft Certified in SharePoint 2010

So today I completed my 4th SharePoint 2010 exam. This allows me to call myself both an MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) and an MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer).

Now I must admit I am not the biggest fan Microsoft exams as a way of testing ones knowledge but in an attempt to inflate my own ego I thought I would blog it anyway.

So now to become a master.....maybe next year.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

SharePoint 2010 : Could not find feature BizAppsListTemplates


My requirement was to back up a sub site (ie SPWeb) from one environment and restore it to another environment (which had the same features / site content types etc). I exported a site (SPWeb) from the source environment utilizing the granular back up capabilities accessible from the central admin GUI.

The import to the destination environment was conducted using the following command:

Import-SPWeb -identity http://mywebsite -path C:\mypath\myfile.cmp

After a short time the import failed and displayed the following message:

"Could not find feature BizAppsListTemplates."

There were a number of posts out there relating to this but not one had the solution I required so I thought I would blog it. One post suggested rebooting and so after trying that I decided to follow my heart and look for the actual feature.

I saw that the feature was located in the 14 hive so wanted to check that it was installed correctly.

I fired a reinstall command for the feature:

stsadm -o installfeature -name BizAppsListTemplates

This solved the reported issue.

Great news all round. I love you SharePoint once more. I know what you are all thinking though....why wasn't the feature installed in the first place? I have no idea yet......... if I ever find out I will let you know.