A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SharePoint New and Improved Products

SharePoint's ecosystem continues to provide creative solutions for SharePoint users. Here's just a small sampling of the action going on in the SharePoint space.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SharePoint 2013: Click in web part refreshes the whole page (web part page post back problem)

This occurs in content editor and script editor web parts in SharePoint 2013 if you have javascript code in the editor web part, the whole page refreshes when you call a javascript function which interferes with the functionality you have implemented. Every time you click a javascript button, the page posts back and thus your code never runs. Do you want to resolve this issue? Learn how in the book A Practical Guide To SharePoint 2013. Book coming soon! Here is the book's website:


Sunday, January 5, 2014

SharePoint 2013 - Web Part Properties are disabled

Are you wondering where web part properties have gone in SharePoint 2013? Have you given up after searching for clues in Google? You add a web part to the page but you are unable to edit it because properties are nowhere to be seen. All you see is an arrow that shows/hides the web part. You are unable to select the web part on the page! Ok, the reason for all these symptons is the browser. I started facing this problem all of a sudden. The only thing I remember I did before this problem started was installing a cummulative update for SharePoint. I thought the update has messed permissions somehow so I tried to fix those as well but all in vain. Finally, I opened SharePoint 2013 site in Chrome and it was working fine, I could see the web part properties. That made me think about the IE and I checked the version, it was 11. Upon checking updates in the Control Panel, I found out that a recent update had installed IE11 on the machine. Automatic updates are enabled on my server and I was using this server after a long time. The previous version installed was IE9. I uninstalled the update that installed IE11, restarted the server and web part properties are back. I am sharing this because I couldn't find a clue on the search engines. So, if you are in the same situation, check your browser version and revert back to the version that was working.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Free SharePoint Tool Analyzes BLOBs

We have yet to see a free tool that didn't intrigue us at SharePoint Pro. And Metalogix continues that trend with its free tool, BLOBulator, which helps organizations estimate the size of their Microsoft SharePoint content databases.
BLOBulator analyzes the amount of Binary Large Objects (BLOBs) occupying vital storage space in the SQL Server database for SharePoint. The aptly named BLOBs are content files such as Microsoft Office documents, PDF files, audio and video files that can slow down SharePoint performance and cause users to experience slow upload or download times.