In some situations, such as metadata inheritance from web properties, you’ll want to set the default value of a field from code. Because the DefaultValue property of a SPField is a string, you will need to know the correct format to set the value of a Managed Metadata column. The easiest way to retreive this value is to create an item with the correct value and read it with the following code:

SPList list = SPContext.Current.List;
SPField field = list.Fields["Thema"];
string value = field.GetValidatedString(SPContext.Current.ListItem[field.Id]);

When you use the resulting value as the default value on the field, everything should be okay. When you set an invalid default value, you will not be able to create new items anymore or set the default value through the UI. You can get around this by setting the default value back to an empty string.

When you don’t see the Term Store Management option in your site collection settings:

Term store management option

A hidden web application feature is probably not activated. You can activate it through PowerShell or stsadm:

Enable-SPFeature -id "73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C" -Url <Site-URL>
stsadm -o activatefeature -id 73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C -url http://<url> -force

When you’ve got Office 2010 64-bit installed you can only install the 64-bit version of SharePoint Designer.

Sadly this version has some integration issues. Main ones I’ve noticed is not being able to use the “Edit in SharePoint designer” link in the context menu and not being able to edit page layouts in SharePoint Designer.

64-bit Office also has some integration issues. So unless you need 64 bit for working with really large Excel Sheets, I would stick with 32-bit for now.

Soccerino is now available in more languages besides English:

  • Dutch
  • German
  • Portugues
  • Serbian
  • Polish

If you would like to translate it into your own language, you’re very welcome to. You can download the language source file from:

At previous footbal tournaments we had a lot of success with our SharePoint football pool webparts.

This year we launch Soccerino, available on SharePoint (2007 / 2010) AND Facebook. More information on

UPDATE: We have a resource file available if you want to the application in you own language. Just download the zip-file below with the javascript file with translations, update the text and send the file to us (peterge at tamtam dot nl). At the moment we have the following languages already covered:

  • English (duh)
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Portugese