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“SharePoint is not a database!” article of 2009 - does it still apply for SP 2010 and 2013?

I'm talking about this blog post by Chris Woodill. He mentions the following advantages of modeling data via SQL programming instead of SharePoint's lists: Primary And foreign keys: one of the most ...
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SharePoint Server 2013 Prerequisites installer on Win Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to install the Prerequisites by running the prerequisiteinstaller.exe but i'm stuck at this Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role: configuration error I have tried the ...
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How to add Newsfeed webpart to SharePoint 2013?

I cannot see it anywhere: neither in Edit -> Insert -> Web Part, nor Edit -> Insert -> App Part. Do I have to enable a certain Feature to be able to use Newsfeed?
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I get this error in the deployment step of a share-point farm based project. Most of the suggested solutions on the net are a simple Visual Studio re-start, however, a simple VS restart won't fix ...
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Query Builder for Result Source not working in Central Admin

I'm trying out Result Sources at the Search Service Application level (i.e. within Central Admin). When I create a new source I can click the link to Launch Query Builder, but the Search Result ...
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change the default tile size in Sharepoint 2013

Hello, I create an app using the Promoted Links in Sharepoint 2013. I chose to do this because the feature has the awesome hover effect and is easy to customize the image. The issue is that I ...
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How to Set Item Level Permission Using SharePoint Designer 2013 Work Flow?

Currently i'm trying to create a workflow in SharePoint 2013 workflow platform that sets item level permission, trying to set read item level permission to "XYZ" group in SharePoint 2013 workflow ...
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Performing a search that is not security trimmed

I'm trying to documents of a certain content type that has a certain tagging (the documents are spread over several site collection). To get some performance I'm trying to do it with a KeywordQuery. ...
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Create multiple items via REST API

I'm looking to bulk create items to decrease the amount of calls being made in my application. In this instance, I'm working on a calendar control that has different needs than what SharePoint OOTB ...
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SharePoint 2013 and anonymous access problem

We run into following problem: We have application, that makes authenticated calls to sharepoint 2013 REST services (PUT and GET). Everything works well, when anonymous access is turned off. But we ...
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'The Windows PowerShell snap-in'Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell is not installed on this machine' on SP Server

I made a fresh SP 2013 installation on win 2008 R2 SP1. When access SP Mgmt Shell, I am getting the following error - "Add-PSSnapin : The Windows PowerShell snap-in'Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell' is ...
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SharePoint 2013 email templates

I have a SharePoint 2013 instance that I would like to modify the default email template. I want to put my company's logo as a header and the company contact info as a footer on every email that is ...
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Isolated (per page) App Part communication

Many of you may know this blog post which explains how to communicate between app parts (from the same provider). Unfortunately the post only describes how to communicate between "all app parts of ...
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Increase Limit of 3 Mentions per Post

Using SharePoint 2013 social features/mysite. Just realized that there is a limit of 3 mentions (@ tags) per post in the microblog list for SharePoint 2013. Does anyone know of a way to increase that ...
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SharePoint App VS Object Model

For designing solutions I am confused with whole Apps concept in 2013. What is Microsoft's guidance for when to use a SharePoint app and when to go for a traditional client or server object model ...
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Variations: Propagate Lists Programmatically

I have defined variations with two Labels (source and target) I have selected "Publishing Sites and List with variations and all pages" in one of the settings. The pages are created in the target ...
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Anonymous access: Add an Item to List without allowing to View the List

I'm creating a 'Contact Us' webpart with form to allow anonymous user to send a message which will be added to a SharePoint List. However I cannot grant the anonymous user the permission to Add ...
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Breadcrumb and flyout on custom master page

I have a master page that I wrote from scratch and applied through the Design Manager to one of my site collections. I would like to add the 2010-style breadcrumb and/or navigate-up flyout button in ...
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Site Contents link in Quick Launch below Edit link (SharePoint 2013)

I'm creating a custom WebTemplate. I added the following NavBars to the template: <NavBars> <NavBar Name="SharePoint Top Navigation Bar" Url="" ID="1002" /> <NavBar ...
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Architechture of Managed Navigation using Reuse Terms

I'm currently designing a Managed Navigation using Term Store Term Sets both hierarchically and process based. An example would be Continent > Country > Region > Municipality as the hierarchy and ...
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Export to Excel adds  to currency field in sharepoint 2013

I am trying to export the data to .xls file using below code GridView2.DataSource = dt; GridView2.DataBind(); DirectoryInfo dir = new DirectoryInfo(@"C:\New List Reports"); ...
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Localization problems in WSP template

I configure a SharePoint 2013 site using the web interface. I save the site as a template, a WSP package. I then utilize this template on new, clean, team sites. It works great almost all the times. ...
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Context Search box on MySite does not redirect to Search Center when Search Results WebPart is on the same page

I am facing a strange problem that is easy to reproduce with SharePoint 2013. Go to the MySite Add a search results webpart. Change the search result webpart to a static query Use the context search ...
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Virtual Machine for Sharepoint 2013

I would install sp 2013 tonight, however as long time ago I havent used VMs on my pc I wanted to know which vm software should I install, I have windows 7 and I suppose hyper v wont run or even ...
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Which webpart is that?

Often I come across a page that is using some web part and I think, "Hmmm I could use that for my project that I'm working on." But often I don't know which webpart was used. And there are so many ...
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What are the functions of a sharepoint architect?

I find job postings everywhere with combined functions between sharepoint developers and sharepoint architects. If you consider yourself a sharepoint architect or have one in your team, what are the ...
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How to use Today and Me in Calculated column

I want to use a combination of Today and ME in SharePoint 2013. I am trying it in office 365 it gives me the below error Calculated columns cannot contain volatile functions like Today and Me. Can ...
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REST API filter by start and end dates using 'today'

I'm new to filtering dates with REST in SP but am trying to do something like below but am not sure how to get today's date in as a variable into the request. I don't think I'm too far off so any help ...
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Installing Sharepoint 2013 preview on Windows Server 2012

I want to install Sharepoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012, but it says minimum requirement is Windows Server 2008, however I am not able to try it yet, as I am having trouble with installing Network ...
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Does Sharepoint 2013 support IFilters?

Earlier I asked how to register custom IFilters with Sharepoint 2013 and there're no answers. What bothers me is I can't even find evidence that IFilters are supported in this version. All the search ...
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How do I fix a degraded SharePoint 2013 index partition when there is only one of them?

We have a test environment that is no longer able to successfully crawl content. The crawl logs show successful URLs, but I can't search for that content. It has worked in the past, but stopped ...
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How to hide recent in the navigation

In SP2013 you have the recent entry in the navigation. Is there an easy way to automatically hide/remove this entry?
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Where can I find the page layouts in the 15 hive?

I would like to take a look at the default search centers page layout file of Sharepoint in the 15 hive. Anyone have any idea where it is located or how I can find it?
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Can I use SharePoint Designer 2013 to edit SharePoint 2010 sites?

Can I use SharePoint Designer 2013 to edit SharePoint 2010 sites? Couldn't find this info in the web.
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Custom Signout and Access Denied Pages Not Working in SharePoint 2013

How do I customize the sign out and access denied pages in SharePoint 2013? After sign out code I ran the power shell script but this doesn't seem to be working. Have I missed anything? Powershell ...
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What SharePoint 2013 Development can be done in Visual Studio 2010?

It looks like the tools for developing SharePoint 2013 customizations are mostly in Visual Studio 2012 and "Napa for Office 365." If you've tried developing solutions for SharePoint 2013 in Visual ...
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XSLT or JSLink (which one to use?)

If I have the option of using XSLT or JSLink, which one shall I chose? I don't know anything about JS Link and so far I have done all work in XSLT but I have heard JS Link is the future as there ...
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How to run javascript code only when list item gets deleted?

ANSWERED! See bottom of original question for the working answer. I'm trying to find out how I can run a piece of JavaScript code the moment a list item gets deleted. So it should be some sort of ...
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changing master page of My Site content and Host

I have succeeded to change master page for my site (content) by implementing feature stapling, and now I can see my top navigation in my site as well. My question is, if after a while I made changes ...
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Get if user has permissions to access to a Cloud App for Sharepoint 2013 with JavaScript CSOM or Rest Api

I have developed a Cloud App for SharePoint 2013 on an office 365 server, and I figured out that to set the user permissions(who has access to it) for that app can be find over ...
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branding sharepoint foundation 2013

I would be working to brand a sharepoint 2013 foundation site. I know Design Manager and all other branding goodies don't exist with SPF 2013. What would be the best approach to brand a simple SPF ...
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Maximize modal dialog on SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2013, maximize button is missing when click on New item, and there is no way to maximize the modal dialog (opened by standard New or Edit item). I tried JavaScript method that works on ...
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compatibility range mismatch between the Web server and database “WSS_Content”,

Follwing is my code which uses RunWithElevatedPrivileges in a visual web part SPServiceContext serverContext = SPServiceContext.GetContext(currentSite); UserProfileManager profileManager = new ...
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SharePoint 2013 Authentication model

I am new to SharePoint and have few questions regarding the authentication. We are using SP 2013 as extranet and we have different sites for different partners. Total number of users will be less ...
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How to turn off MDS on all site collections and sites?

We have got a web application with 400 site collections and multiple sites, is there a way to turn off the MDS feature for entire web application?
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Is there a way to set the landing page of variations [without customizations]?

I know by default, when users navigate to the Variation Root Site, they are redirected to the appropriate top site of a variation label, based on the language setting of their Web browser. For ...
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Is there a compatibility issue with page designs between SharePoint 2013 on-premise and SharePoint Online?

We've received a tender for a design, this tender includes some hours to convert a SharePoint 2013 design file to a SharePoint Online design. Is there really much required with this? I thought the two ...
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How do you set the default empty text with the content by search webpart?

I'm using the content by search webpart. I would like it to display a message when there is no matches, seems simple right? I've pulled my hair out trying to figure this out, and i'd appreciate an ...
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Upgrade a VS 2012 Sharepoint 2010 project to Sharepoint 2013

I have a SharePoint 2010 Solution that is made in VS 2012. I wanted to try and upgrade the solution to it deploy to our new SharePoint 2013 server. In the Package properties i have set the version to ...
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Is there a high quality Q&A (clone of stackoverflow) that integrates with SharePoint 2013

Is there a high quality Q&A (clone of stackoverflow) that integrates well with SharePoint 2013? I don't believe that SP13's community can be retro-fitted for our needs (my apologies but couldnt ...