A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

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

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SharePoint: A Formidable Enterprise Collaboration Platform

Everyone knows SharePoint has had problems. However, the Radicati Group just released a report that contains words new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella must be more than happy to hear.
According to the Microsoft SharePoint Market Analysis, 2014-2018, edited by Sara Radicati, Microsoft ironed out the wrinkles in the 2013 edition and now offers a powerful enterprise collaboration platform for business users.

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CMSWire's Top 20 Hits of 2013: SharePoint

SharePoint was one of the topics that attracted a lot of interest in the past year — and just as much controversy. It seems everyone has a view on it and how it should be used.
However, there were three big subjects that dominated, and make up the lion’s share of our Top 20 this year: 1) SharePoint Online 2) SharePoint and Yammer and 3) SharePoint in Office 365. There were other issues too, like records management, search and how search is being used in the enterprise.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Search for sensitive content in SharePoint and OneDrive documents

Wesley Holley is a program manager on the Office 365 team and Shobhit Sahay is the technical product manager on the Office 365 team.
Responsible organizations today use a variety of controls and policies to keep their data safe and secure. These controls become even more crucial if the data involved is sensitive information, which can range from industry-wide data (such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or customer information) to proprietary information (such as patents or confidential documents). Protecting this sensitive data is important because it enables organizations to comply with industry, government, and other regulations.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reed Elsevier rallies around Office 365 to collaborate across countries and cut costs

Today’s post was written by Michael Bouchet, vice president of Infrastructure Services at Reed Elsevier
Michael Bouchet  of  Reed ElsevierReed Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers. LexisNexis helps lawyers win cases, Gray’s Anatomy helps doctors save lives, Elsevier BioSource helps scientists make new discoveries. Other Reed Elsevier companies help corporations build commercial relationships, insurance companies assess risk, and government and financial institutions detect fraud.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Problem and Solution - SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites Installation on Windows Server 2012 R2

After I installed my Windows Server 2012 180 days trial version I decided to install SharePoint Server 2013 and give it a try (I know I'm late but being late is better than never).


Sunday, August 24, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Search - Part 4

Searching File Shares

You can also search files shares for content and information using SharePoint search. To setup file share search, follow these steps:

1. Open SharePoint Central Administration site.

2. Click General Application Settings.

3. Click Farm Search Administration.

4. Click Search Service Application.

5. Click Content Sources under Crawling in the left side menu.

6. Click New Content Source.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part and faceted navigation now available in SharePoint Online for intranet scenarios

Over the last months we’ve taken many steps towards enabling search-driven publishing for intranet sites in SharePoint Online. We enabled the Content Search Web Part (CSWP), the cross-site publishing feature, and a new group cache that improves the performance of the CSWP.
Now we’ve enabled two features that previously were available only in SharePoint Server 2013—the Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part (TRPWP) and faceted navigation.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Your SharePoint 2013 farm in Microsoft Azure is just clicks away

The Azure Preview Portal now supports the automated creation of a basic or high-availability SharePoint farm in Microsoft Azure.
SharePoint Server Farm
You can use your Azure subscription, an Azure trial subscription, or your MSDN subscription to set up your farm.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Duplicate managed accounts - Item has already been added error

You can add multiple managed accounts in SharePoint but you cannot delete them. If you add same account twice, and you are logged in with that account, you get following error when you try to do anything in the central admin:

Item has already been added, key in dictionary: domain\user

The solution is to remove one managed account. Use PowerShell.

$managedaccount = get-spmanagedaccount -identity "domain\user"

remove-spmanagedaccount $managedaccount[0]

This will remove the extra managed account. You may have to log out and log in again. Also recycle the application pool associated with that managed account.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SharePoint Online simplifies storage management

Mark Kashman (@mkashman) is a senior product manager on the SharePoint marketing team.
The journey to simplify the admin experience in Office 365 continues. Previously, we increased allOneDrive for Business users’ storage allotment to 1 TB. Along with this adjustment, we removed the OneDrive for Business quota management tab from the SharePoint Online admin center.
Today we are introducing a new storage model based on usage, making it easier to manage availability of storage across your SharePoint Online team sites. In addition, we increased the number of site collections limits to parallel and adjust the new usage model.
Let’s dive into the details.

Monday, August 18, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Search - Part 3

Search PHP Sites

As of this writing, PHP is the 6th most popular programming language (after Java, C, C++, C#, and Objective-C). A couple years back, it was at 4th position. I consider it to be a most popular web programming language. Till Jul 2007, 20,917,850 domains and 1,224,183 IP addresses had been registered for PHP sites. Searching sites created with such a popular technology with one of the world's best search technologies really makes sense. Especially in enterprise environments, where you are usually tasked with such requirements, this kind of combination does not seem illogical. Steps for setting up PHP search are as following:

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Patterns of Collaboration in SharePoint

SharePoint has come a long way in the past decade. In this, the final installment of my three part series, we'll be looking at the new capabilities introduced in SharePoint 2013 that change how companies can collaborate — remember, if you’re still treating SharePoint like the Web-based file share it was in 2003, it's time for a reappraisal.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

UserVoice driving improvements to SharePoint API

The SharePoint API allows Office 365 developers to call SharePoint to work with the Office 365 building blocks, including Sites, Lists/Libraries, and List Items/Documents. These APIs come in two main types: native SDKs in .NET, JavaScript, and Silverlight; and a REST API.

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JSON Light support in REST SharePoint API released

The REST SharePoint API has been an extremely popular way for Office 365 developers to work with SharePoint sites, lists/libraries, and list items/documents. One of the big bits of feedback we got from developers using the REST SharePoint API was about the payload of the data that was returned. Our response was to add support for JSON Light. JSON Light is an open standard that allows developers to provide in the header of the request how much metadata is returned. To check out more about JSON Light, head over to the Microsoft OData JSON spec document. You can also check out all the endpoints for the SharePoint REST API over on MSDN.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Search - Part 2

Federated Search

SharePoint search provides two approaches for processing queries to return search results. One is content crawling and the other is federated search. Let me remind you, if you are an experienced SharePoint user and have used SharePoint 2010, that just like “Search Scopes”, “Federated Search” terminology is extinct in SharePoint 2013.

SecureSphere for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, 2010, 2013

Microsoft SharePoint provides easy access to business-critical data through intranet, extranet, and public-facing applications. So when that information is sensitive or regulated, security is a major concern.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

SharePoint Online simplifies admin interface plus adds new controls over user experience

Mark Kashman (@mkashman) is a senior product manager on the SharePoint marketing team.
Narrow in on what is important—the task at hand. And when that changes, refocus. The journey tosimplify the Office 365 admin experience continues, this time with a focus on simplifying the SharePoint Online admin center. For those admins who don’t specialize in deep SharePoint management, our goal is to allow you to manage the service more easily while maintaining access to the most common controls.

SharePoint 2013 Search - Part 1

In this Article:

  • Result Sources
  • Federated Search
  • Setup Bing Search
  • Search External Data Sources
  • Setup File Shares Search

SharePoint enterprise search is regarded as one of the world’s best search technologies. SharePoint 2013 has gone one step farther and added new enhancements to this world-class technology. There are new enhancements for finding people and expertise. Phonetic search works in multiple languages. Search results display authored documents and information about past projects that can showcase a person’s expertise. There are contact cards that provide a way to contact people directly from the search results.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hybrid Clouds for SharePoint: Great, but Not for Everyone

The hybrid cloud is the talk of the industry for 2014, and a hybrid cloud for SharePoint / Office 365 is no exception. But not everyone is going hybrid, at least not permanently.
Back in 2010, Steve Ballmer said that Microsoft was fully committed to the cloud, saying "the cloud creates opportunities and responsibilities." And it has proved this with the continual development of Office 365 and other cloud based services. Ballmer’s view was echoed in a recent interview we did with Mark Kashman, Microsoft senior product manager.

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