My previous four-part series described how to set up a SharePoint development farm. Now, what if we want to take things a step further and configure our SharePoint farm to allow sending of outgoing emails? This article discusses everything you need to do to make this possible – from installing and configuring the SMTP service, to defining outgoing email settings in SharePoint Central Administration. I provide code examples as well.
This article addresses an error associated with “ChannelOperationTimeout” when using Visual Studio to deploy SharePoint WSPs. The issue is generally associated with either very slow virtual machines, or very large SharePoint WSP package deployments.
Error occurred in deployment step ‘Retract Solution’: The language-neutral solution package was not found.
I often encounter this error when deploying SharePoint 2010 or 2013 solutions with Visual Studio and it doesn’t go away easily unless I use one of the solutions (especially Solution #4) discussed in this article.