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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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Enlarge Newsfeed images on SharePoint 2013

I am a bit stumped why I have not found much information on this topic or why no one is asking the question. Maybe it is just not possible. My question being: Are you able to enlarge Newsfeed images ...
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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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Please suggest SharePoint 2013 certifications

Currently i am working on SharePoint 2013 environment as SharePoint Administrator Have done 70-667 Microsoft Office SharePoint Configuring and 70-536 Microsoft .NET frame work application ...
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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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Managed Metadata Navigation - How do you make quicklaunch work contextually like structural nav quicklaunch?

I've tried to use the new Managed Metadata navigation on our new SP2013 site, and it works great for global navigation. However, I have spent hours trying to figure out how to get the quicklaunch ...
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setting page layout using JSOM

I want to change page layout for some of my publishing pages using a SharePoint-Hosted app. Is there a way to changing (setting) page layout to a publishing page using JavaScript?
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Whats new for list.asmx in sharepoint 2013

i am using 2007 list.asmx for updating listitem from a third party application, is there any substitute now in sp 2013 ...
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Site Title missing from team sites

I have a migrated SP 2010 -> 2013 environment where all the team sites which were migrated and upgraded are missing the site title. If I create a NEW team site, the site title shows up just fine on ...
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Custom styling / branding on each web part title / chrome

Is there a way to brand each web part with different styling (title / chrome-title). What I mean is that you could have many different title / chrome styling on the same site. What I want: edit ...
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MSSQLFT equivalent in Sharepoint 2013 for Java applications

Problem I have a java application which till now used SP2010 with SQL Syntax for Search queries. Everything worked fine with the Query Webservice until I upgraded to SP2013. Now, I've come to know ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - Can I use Visual Studio 2012 express edition for web-parts and app parts?

I am new to SharePoint 2013. I want to develop the app and web parts using visual studio 2012 express edition. Can I use vs 2012 express edition to create app and web parts for SharePoint 2013? Can ...
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SharePoint Wiki Versus SharePoint Blog for building a knowledge base library for our company

I am new to SharePoint and after reading about the available features inside SharePoint 2013 I have decided to either:- Build a Wiki Site using the Wiki Page Library OR to use the Collaboration -> ...
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Automatic translation from Arabic to English in SharePoint 2013

Is it possible to create content let's say a website page in Arabic and then have SharePoint translate it into English automatically? What I want is to have two versions of the website, one Arabic and ...
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Sharepoint 2010 vs Sharepoint 2013

What are the pros and cons? Why should we use 2013 instead of 2010? Are there any significant changes that you will see, or is it just a design fresh-up and some minor change!
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Custom theme CSS doesn't seem to work properly

I'm trying to use the OOTB SharePoint Theme Engine in SharePoint 2013, but no matter what I do, my custom themable css files just don't seem to work. I deploy my css through a feature. As far as I ...
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Installing Sharepoint Development Environment on Windows 8 Professional Edition?

Has anyone ever tried installing SharePoint 2010/2013 on Windows 8 Pro Edition? I am requesting for any suggestions. Should I create a VM using Hyper-V and install there or can I install it on ...
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Stuck in “Preview Page” mode in SharePoint 2013

I was editing the Seattle Master Page and suddenly my site got stuck in the "Preview Page" mode: And I don't know how to stop it. I returned back the template to the original Seattle template but ...
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Using Distributed Cache programmatically. “Cache referred to does not exist” error

I'm trying to take advantage of Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013 programmatically from a console application. I want to store custom objecst inside App Fabric Cache. Here is the code that throws ...
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Enable auto - approval option missing in community sub site

I want to create a sub site from the community template with unique permission. To achieve this, first I checked using through UI and I found something that is not understandable by me. First I ...
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ClientContext in provider hosted app

I have developed the Provider hosted app. Using two way. I have create Self Signed certificate and created app using that. When I run the app from Visual Studio it runs perfectly. After that I ...
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Relative URL in CSWP

I have a Content Search Web Part, and I want to set it to search in a particular library. I see that when I write a relative path in the query - I do not get results, only when I write the full path ...
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Adding multiple items to list with same title

I'm experiencing an issue that in my programatically created SharePoint List, if I add two items with the same "Title" field, it tells me the following error: Sorry, something went wrong A ...
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How to create an effective Product Key for an installable WSP

I have a solution for SharePoint that I am licensing out, but I'm nervous because it doesn't have a product key of any kind. So far it's been to existing business relationships, but that's about to ...
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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 Permissions & Active Directory Synchronization

I am running into quite an annoying issue with SharePoint & AD Sync. Basically, SharePoint isn’t recognizing certain users inside the AD groups that I have created and it’s giving them the “Sorry ...
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Upgrading contentypes and lists in sharepoint 2013 apps

I am very familiar with the feature upgrade toolkit from Chris O Brien. I also read that in Apps you can handle an Upgrade event or something, but yet, there are no examples about this. The scenario ...
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What's the procedure for registering an IFilter with Sharepoint 2013?

I tried to register my custom IFilter with Sharepoint 2013 to no avail. I "creatively varied" the registration steps that worked for Sharepoint 2007 and Sharepoint 2010 but without success. Is there ...
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Error occured in deployment step Install App for SharePoint 2013

I got this error while trying to deploy an App in SharePoint 2013. The full error message is "Error occurred in deployment step 'Install App for SharePoint': Failed to install App for SharePoint"
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Server-Side Rendering in SharePoint 2013 Content Search Web Part Without XSLT?

Background: I am new to SharePoint and I recently attended the SharePoint 2012 conference. It seems the primary way to render content in a custom way is on the client-side via JavaScript in the ...
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Error connecting SP 2013 and TFS 2012

I'm trying to connect SP 2013 and TF 2012 and I am getting this message: Reconnecting SharePoint Web application at the following address: http://mydomain.com:28940/. [Warning] TF205018: ...
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December 2013 SharePoint Public Update

In the past, SharePoint updates have been simple enough to understand: - RTM gets released - Cumulative updates get released on an regular schedule - Service Pack(s) are released, rolling up the ...
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App Parts and Custom Actions in SharePoint apps at tenant scope

I have installed a sharepoint app at tenant scope. Source 1, Source 2. In my app I have an app part, which is available in App Catalog (where the original app is installed). However on all other ...
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SP.ScriptHelpers object

Just noticed the object the other day, and it looks like its on every page. But I can't find any documentation about it. Anyone used the "helpers" or seen any docs, or knows anything about it? Tbh ...
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Create Page using REST API

I have spent two days trying to create a page with a specific Content Type in Pages list using REST API. It goes into error handler and returns ...
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Full-trusted proxy for SP2013 sandbox solution

In my sandboxed solution I have the following code that activates a proxy: public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { var type = typeof ...
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How do I fully automate Restore-SPFarm?

I have heard that it is a best practice to maintain a QA environment for SharePoint. I would like to script a nightly restore from our production SharePoint 2013 farm, which I'm successfully backing ...
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How to prevent SharePoint 2013 caching static files in layouts folder?

When doing development in SP2010, I used to be able to edit files in _layouts/MySolution/... directly in 14 folder and see changes immediately (.js, .css files). That reduced time a lot while ...
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Crawler authentication in SharePoint 2013 for STS based external website

I am not able to crawl website that has STS (security token service) based authentication using FAST Search for SharePoint 2013 . I tried Form credentials and Cookie based authentication in Crawl ...
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SharePoint 2013 managed metadata navigation and custom sort order

I'm trying out the managed navigation in SP 2013 and cannot set the custom sort order. I select "Use custom sort order" and save it but when I reload the page "Use default sort order according to ...
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Is it possible to copy SP Web from 2010 to 2013?

All I am trying to do is copy a SharePoint Web (i.e: http://sp2010/hr) to (i.e: http://sp2013/hr). I was able to export using: Export-SPWeb http://sp2010/hr –Path "hrexport.cmp" But when I try to ...
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Authorization Fails When Using Active Directory Group Membership

I have a test user who is a member of an Active Directory Security Group. I've added that Active Directory group to the a SharePoint Group "[SiteName] Users". In this scenario, when I attempt to ...
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How to single click hyperlink in Visio Web Access Webpart to go to the url

We are displaying a Visio 2013 document (.vsdx) in a Visio Web Access webpart on a SharePoint 2013 page. The hyperlinks in the Visio file now reqire that the user click both Ctrl+Click to navigate to ...
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Powershell scripts: Create user profile synchronization service using sharepoint active directory

In sharepoint 2013 I have to create user profile synchronization connection using sharepoint active directory through scripts. I have created the user profile service using powershell after that is ...
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Do App Parts have an equivalent to Web Part Connections in 2013?

I'm looking to write an App on SharePoint 2013, and I'd like to be able to connect App Parts in the same way you can currently connect Web Parts -- through the connections menu, and ConnectionProvider ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Install app for SharePoint': The System Account cannot perform this action

we have installed share point server 2013 in windows server 2008 machine. For development environment we have visual studio 2012 on windows 7 machine and installed office development tools to develop ...
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How to alter SP2013 workflow task from an ASP task form?

I have created SPD workflow with a custom ASP form. My form opens when clicking on a task link and I can show information about the task. Now I want to alter the task after pressing a button, but ...
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Problems with Custom Field Type list view rendering in 2013

I'm upgrading an existing 2010 Custom Field Type to work with 2013. Where possible I'm attempting to re-use code from the 2010 version, to avoid duplicate work. The main problem I'm coming across ...
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Custom Sign In Page has an SPContext.Current that is always null

Important Update (based on feedback received so far) I do not have Visual Studio installed on the SharePoint 2013 Server. All code is compiled in Visual Studio 2012 remotely using references ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Display templates - get the web part zone - web part properties / parameters

Is there a way to list what web part properties the actual display template is using? I want to display what web part zone the display templates are using? This without iheriting the ...