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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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JSLink makes search textbox to disappear in Page Library Custom View

I have created a view in a page library and added a custom JSLink that should render the items as follows: Each item is a Page in the Page library. The problem is that when I add my customJsLink.js ...
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Profile image size issue

When uploading an image of up to 300x300 for profiles into SharePoint 2013 - SP automatically creates thumbnails for the image for use around the site; org browser, people search etc. However if the ...
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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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Building custom navigation in SharePoint 2013

I'll try to put my problem as simply as possible below. Excuse me of etiquette mishaps and such as I'm totally new here and have been working with SharePoint only for a few months. Be sure to correct ...
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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 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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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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Page Layout html xsltlistviewwebpart with custom view

GOAL: I am trying to create a custom page layout based on a custom content type that contains 3 xsltlistviewwebparts which use custom views that were created for the lists in the browser. I have ...
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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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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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SPFarm.Local Object Being Cached in SharePoint 2013

I am experiencing an odd issue where the SPFarm.Local object is not being updated for SharePoint 2013, but it does for 2010. Basically I have some code that adds/deploys/updates SharePoint solutions ...
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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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Required permissions to read from a farm's property bag?

Which permissions are required to read from a farm's property bag? Background: The property bag needs to be accessed read-only from a .NET application which runs under a specific user account on any ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint Foundation 2013 Document Management

I have a company that needs a document management system. I have looked at SharePoint but it has far to many bells and whistles. The company wants something that doesn't have intranet portals, app ...
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Report Server Sharepoint 2013 Errors

We have Report server services in SharePoint Integrated mode and it was working up until last week but now when ever we are trying to open a report or data source we are getting the below error ...
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Sharepoint 2013 used as a company DAM

We are considering building our digital asset management system over Sharepoint 2013. We have CCA 3-4TB of digital assets (90% images and few videos) currently scattered across various shared drives ...
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Document sets losing their Welcome Page

We are using SharePoint 2013: In our solution we have multiple content types as child content types of "Document Set". In some cases, which we cannot reproduce, the Document Set loses its Welcome ...
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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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What is the recommended approach to update page layout

I have an intranet publishing portal with web-templates and custom page layout. I get requirement to update page layouts and the way I have been pushing any changes to page layout is Updating ...
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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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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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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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Invalid issuer or signature error in autohosted app - SharePoint 2013

I'm creating my first app for SharePoint 2013. I follow this MSDN article, that explains how to create autohosted app. This piece of code I took from the article and didn't change anything in it. ...
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Customize a view of recurring calendar events using client side rendering (JSLink)

I'm trying to apply CSR to a calendar-view. This seems not to be working. In fact the file specified in JSLink is not loaded at all. As a basis I'm using the standard "Current Events"-view which ...
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Cannot manually install Site Collection scoped List Instance with List Definition

Using SHarePoint 2013, I have done the following in Visual Studio 2013: New "Empty SharePoint Project" In the Project, added a new item "List" with a definition and an instance In the Feature, set ...