A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Slipstreamed Copies of Office 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 with SP1 Announced

At the SharePoint Conference today Microsoft announced that a slipstreamed version of Office 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 with service pack 1 is releasing.
Available today for download from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site, IT Pros will be able to provide full installation versions of Microsoft's Office and SharePoint products with the integrated SP1 bits. This ensures an easy installation of Office 2013 with SP1 to new systems and provides the ability to install SharePoint 2013 with SP1 directly to Windows Server 2012R2. It also delivers IT Pros with the tools to create administrative installations and custom deployments.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Custom Ribbon Action and Set the Customize Icon to Ribbon Button in a SharePoint Hosted App

This article explains the Custom Ribbon Action to set the Custom Image to a Ribbon button and that is absolutely awesome! I was creating a Custom Action in my SharePoint Hosted app. I wanted to add a Button into the Ribbon of any Custom List to my App Web and do some work based on List Information. I started by adding a Custom Ribbon Action.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Create Content Type Event Receiver

We are using an existing content type of template type Contact. We are adding an event receiver that operates on the Item Add event. For the moment, we are just using the event receiver to block the item from being added with an error message.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Salesforce to integrate with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint in new universal file sharing solution

Salesforce.com today announced Salesforce Files Connect, a centralized, universal file-sharing solution that enables enterprise customers to seamlessly browse, search and share files located in any repository—all from a single user interface. We’re pleased to announce that OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will be the first file sharing platforms to integrate with Salesforce Files Connect.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Sharepoint 2013 adds new social features

If you still think of SharePoint as document libraries with a nicer interface and more management tools than a file share then you're missing a lot of the value. Increasingly, SharePoint is about connecting employees as well as letting them collaborate on documents.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Google Invites SharePoint Users to Use Its Cloud

Google has expanded its Cloud Platform so that it supports a number of Microsoft operating systems and applications.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Google Cloud Platform Adds Expanded Support for, uh, Windows

Microsoft has been steadily increasing its footprint on all platforms, including iOS and Android. The software company has been delivering software solutions to non-Windows environments, sometimes at the seeming expense of current Windows and Windows Phone customers, evidenced by customer complaints.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Throttling Limits in SharePoint 2010

Throttling is a new feature in SharePoint 2010 lists. It allows SharePoint administrators to impose limits on the number of items returned by list queries from a list.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Garage Series: A developer’s view of transitioning to the apps for Office model

This week long-time developer and VP of Product, Ryan Duguid from Nintex describes what it took to make the shift going from full trust code to the apps for Office model. 

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Identify SharePoint 2013 Foundation or Server (Version)

It's crazy that there are easy ways to determine what the Edition (SKU) of SharePoint 2013 is that you are running. I have come across this several times, where someone asks me a SharePoint question. Not that I want to answer a question with a question, but the first thing I ask is what version of SharePoint they are running.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SharePoint 2010: Business Connectivity Services

This article explains step-by-step how to make an external content type using Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS).


Monday, December 1, 2014

Why SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Update takes 5 hours to install?

I recently went through the process of applying the latest SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Update on my multi server SharePoint 2013 Farm.   To my surprise, I found the total time to apply the patch (install the bits) took over 5 hours per SharePoint Server.   This time doesn’t include running PSConfig which is considered phase 2.   My SharePoint 2013 farm is hosted by a Windows 8 Hyper V environment where my VM’s meet the minimum hardware requirements for memory etc.   I found that as I started to gracefully terminate other SharePoint services running, the time of subsequent patch runs started to drop tremendously.   I suspect the following:

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