Amazing Uncommon Facts

Q:> Why Microsoft named ISAPI folder as _vti_bin in SharePoint?
Ans:> Microsoft acquired software company called Vermeer Technologies Incorporated which is founded in 1994 and has only one product Front Page.
The _vti_bin folder was used to store the FrontPage server-side extensions. In SharePoint same is used to store the Web Services.

Q:> Why SP workflow doesn’t start automatically when item is created via object model?

Ans:> Many times we have requirement to create a task via workflow or object model and set the list setting to automatically trigger the workflow when item is created. In some scenarios we notice that item is created successfully but workflow doesn’t start. But if we create item via UI then workflow works perfectly. Here is a small tip to debug this issue.

If item is created via system account workflow will not trigger automatically. Same applies to event handlers.

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About Rajan
I am Rajan Garg working as a Senior Software Engineer in a company. I am working on the Microsoft technologies.

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