A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

SharePoint 2013 and HTTP Module

How to deploy http module in SharePoint 2013.

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How to tell which Service Pack 1 you have installed on SharePoint 2013

It’s been a fun couple of months for guys like me that watch SharePoint patching. Earlier this month Microsoft discovered aparticularly nasty bug in SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 and they pulled it. They locked their best and brightest patchmeisters into a room, threw in some Mt. Dew and Snickers bars and had them crank out a newer, better, stronger,more-able-to-be-patched version of Service Pack 1. If you were one of the people that installed the first, broken SP1, the fix is to install the new, shiny SP1 over top of it. The problem is figuring out which version of SP1 you have installed. The new SP1 looks an awful lot like his older brother, right down to the Farm build number (15.0.4569.1000). There is an easy way to tell them apart in Central Administration.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Guest Portal in SharePoint

A Guest Portal is a portal for displaying projects to guest users without access to the main portal. Since we don't want to provide the main portal's access to a guest user, we create a new portal in another site collection and provide access to guest users and display projects that are shared with the user and share information stored in the list.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Introducing Microsoft Ignite

New post published on office blog!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How to Upload Files to SharePoint 2013 with PowerShell

Every once in a while I get to add a little flair to a project I’m working on. Recently I was working on a couple of projects that intersected, sort of. First, I’ve been writing some scripts to automate some processes we have. These scripts do some pretty good logging to the file system in case there are problems. The average person would have stopped there, but not me. I wanted to take it a step farther. I added a bit where the script uploads the log files to a SharePoint document library. This makes them easier to get to for support personnel, and it makes it easier to search through them for specific issues. SharePoint saves the day again.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Configure Page Output Caching in SharePoint 2013

In a normal operation, SharePoint generates ASP.NET pages dynamically from page templates and database content. These ASP.NET pages are then converted into HTML and sent to the client browser. This is a resource-intensive process. Page output caching stores the HTML output for specific SharePoint pages in memory, so that SharePoint does not need to regenerate a commonly-requested page every time.

Enterprise Keywords in SharePoint 2013

I have noticed that SharePoint Users take a lengthy route of column creation to add Enterprise Keywords.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Working With Search Engine Optimization Settings in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduces native support for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that requires custom solutions in SharePoint Server 2010 and earlier versions of the product. This feature primarily focuses on Web Content Management (WCM) implementations, because it is available only for publishing sites with the feature activated.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 019 with Waldek Mastykarz on the Office Graph

In episode 19, Jeremy Thake chats to Waldek Mastykarz, a SharePoint MVP, about the new Office Graph API Preview and the Graph Query language.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Using Server-Side Request Tracing

In some cases, problems can occur before requests reach SharePoint. To investigate such problems, you may need to capture and analyze network traffic or IIS requests.


How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Using Client-Side Request Tracing

In some circumstances, it can be useful to monitor HTTP requests and responses from a client computer. One of the main advantages of this approach is that it enables you to view all the HTTP traffic generated by a specific page request.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Introducing OneNote class notebooks—a flexible digital framework for teaching and learning

Editors note: After receiving feedback from readers on the value of the OneNoteForTeachers.com, we have elevated it to the top of the post with bold.
“OneNote is so much more than a piece of software, it is a framework for teaching and learning.”
—Rob Baker, director of technology, Cincinnati Country Day School

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kennametal: manufacturing leader creates unity and harnesses knowledge with Office 365

Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Steve Hanna, chief information officer at Kennametal. 
Being a CIO is about more than just achieving benchmark performance and lowest costs for technology assets. I believe it’s really about collaborating with your business leaders to drive better overall results for the company. At Kennametal, we recognize the huge impact it makes on getting those results if we have the right people onboard, particularly when they work together.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

4 Ways to Kick Start Your SharePoint Implementation

We've discussed the importance of proper planning, change management strategies and providing end user training in order to ensure a successful SharePoint implementation. While it is definitely good to have a plan or strategy in place for any software project, with the fast pace of change you shouldn't wait until you have the entire project complete before rolling out anything. If you wait too long to deliver something, users will get impatient and the project will lose momentum.

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