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CSOM vs JSOM vs SSOM vs REST

There does not seem to be any clear explanation of the different hosting types and technology abbreviations, so I decided to make a community post about the different types. Perhaps there will never ...
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What features have been lost in SharePoint 2013?

There's been a lot of discussion around the new features in SharePoint 2013 ( What is new in SharePoint 2013? ), but I'm curious as to what's no longer offered/supported in 2013. Does anyone have a ...
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How can I learn the basics of SharePoint 2013 in a few days?

I have very little knowledge of SharePoint, and want to learn about SharePoint 2013. Most of the resources that I've found are either about what's new in 2013, or they have a bunch of links to ...
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SharePoint 2013 Jan 2016 Updates

Is anyone here experience problems in SharePoint after installing the latest JAN 2016 on 13th Jan 2016 (Western Australian Time) updates for SharePoint 2013. I am guessing it could be KB3114503 update ...
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How do I turn on SharePoint App store in SharePoint 2013

I am getting this message when I want to add a app: Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps.
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How to get List by Url using SharePoint 2013 CSOM

SharePoint 2013 CSOM API contains the following methods for accessing List object: ListCollection.GetById method - returns the list with the specified list identifier ListCollection.GetByTitle ...
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Sharepoint 2013 extremely slow

We have an new sharepoint 2013 site, Server Virtual and standalone , it has 12 gb ram. This sharepoint user interface extremely slow. In Developer Dashboard we see each aspx page requests waiting ...
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SharePoint 2013 CMIS producer NTLM authentication

I was able to integrate with SharePoint 2013 CMIS producer only by using Basic HTTP Authentication! According to Microsoft all other authentication methods are available, but so far I wasn't able to ...
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Sign in as different user in SharePoint 2013

I use SharePoint 2013 and I need to change my current user in my SharePoint site. How can I change my current user? How can I add sub menu (sign in as different user) to my menu ?
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Customing the newform.aspx of a list using jslink in SharePoint 2013

How do I customise the newform.aspx of a list in SharePoint 2013 using JSLink? A lot of examples seem to be for customising list views. I can't find anything that explains how to customise the new ...
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Facebook-like notifications when new item is added to certain list/library?

I was wondering if this is possible. The screenshot below somewhat illustrates what I'm searching for. I'd like to show a notification in a box whenever a new item has been added to a certain list or ...
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CssRegistration with $SPUrl doesn't work

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I have created master page file (as .html) and converted it to .master file. As I have read, I should only modify html file, because all changes will be also registered ...
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REST POST: How to add a list item with 'people and group', 'choice,' and 'URL' fields?

I am trying to create a form for a SharePoint Hosted app that will allow users to request a teamsite. The form writes to a list that is contained in the SharePoint site collection, from which a timer ...
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Client-Side Rendering/JS Link documentation?

Has there been any sort of documentation or anything like that released for SharePoint 2013 Client-Side Rendering/JS Link? Anthing unofficial? Any dates for when documentation might be released?
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Reduce “noderunner.exe” impact

I have a SharePoint server that is relatively slow. When I look on the task manager, I can see that noderunner.exe is RAM consuming process. I saw that my Get-SPEnterpriseSearchService returns ...
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Minimum real world system requirements for SharePoint 2013

I've checked the SharePoint requirements here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx which are apparently the "minimum" requirements, but I've seen some blog posts claiming to have ...
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SharePoint Enterprise Search - Error: OfficeSearch14HealthSession

Ever since I provisioned a dedicated Search & Indexing Server on a SP 2010 production environment , this nagging error occurs everyday as seen in the event viewer of the server:- Session ...
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Adding jQuery to master page

I am trying to customize a Sharepoint 2013 team site. I created a copy of seattle.master and set it as default master page via context menu. I added my custom CSS within head tages like so: ...
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How can I disable the Document Library drag and drop function?

Before I start - I'm new to this SharePoint development lark and am slowly familiarising myself with it. We're using SharePoint online and I have amended the SharePoint out-of-the-box document ...
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SP2013 & Responsive Design - How to do it right?

I'm a SP developer and also skilled in webdesign. My current task is to implement a responsive design along with a branding in a SP 2013 environment Now I am in the situation to choose which one i ...
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SharePoint 2013, o365 Exchange Online Task Sync

We use Office 365 for hosted exchange, and I have an on premises SharePoint 2013 farm, and I'm trying to find a way to sync tasks with Outlook. I have been researching for the past couple days and ...
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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 ...
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The remote event receiver callout failed

I've created an AppEventReceiver for my High Trust Remote app, when I deploy the app through Visual Studio 2012 I get the following error The remote event receiver callout failed The HTTP request is ...
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Is there a way to disable X-FRAME-OPTIONS response header, or at least modify it?

I want to embed my sharepoint 2013 pages in another document, but the X-FRAME-OPTIONS are set to SAMEORIGIN by default. Adding ALLOW-FROM url does not work when added to the web.config OR on specific ...
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Getting 401/403 in High Trust App for Sharepoint 2013

I have this Cloudshare environment consisting on 3 machines: One for Sharepoint 2013 (this is where I develop with VS2012 installed) Another for SQL Server 2012 And another for Active Directory ...
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Invoking an ActivityAction in a SharePoint workflow

In a Visual Studio, SharePoint 2013 workflow, the "IF" Activity provided by Microsoft can take a condition and two activities as parameters: I want to write a custom activity that can similarly ...
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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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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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Responsive Design

Does SharePoint 2013 have support for responsive design or do you have to create it from scratch? On a side note: How important is it to learn responsive design when you work as a SP developer?
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REST with $filter for List Items in Sharepoint 2013

Sharepoint 2013, REST API, native C++ application: I want to get all Folder items from the list. Try /_api/Web/Lists(guid'GUID')/Items?$filter=FileSystemObjectType+eq+1 and get HTTP 400 Bed ...
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Site collection locked & stucked in read only mode

I do have a SharePoint (2013) site collection that is stuck in read only mode due to a backup that was either interrupted or didn't terminated properly. I'm unable to unlock from : Site Quotas and ...
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App Part iFrame width to 100%

I sucessfully created an App Part using a provider-hosted high trust App. The app uses bootstrap and has dynamic content to fit page size. The problem is that, when i publish the App/Web Part, the ...
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Best practice for deploying Site Columns and Content Type

What is the best practice for creating a site column or content type in SharePoint 2013? Is it still recommended to use farm solutions? I was hoping we could do something with the new app model, but ...
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SP.Utilities.Utility.SendEmail with additional headers [javascript]

Want to use the built in SendEmail with javascript and jquery. Found this code and got it working -- sends the email -- using the code below: var appweburl = "https://example.com/site"; var ...
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Can't upload a non-text file to SharePoint App via REST API

I am using the following REST code to add a file as an attachment to a SharePoint 2013 list item. <asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderId="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server"> <SharePoint:ScriptLink ...
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REST list item delete does not go to Recycle Bin

I have a SharePoint 2013 autohosted app with a number of lists inside of it. I would like to be able to soft delete a list item using the REST API and have it go to the Recycle Bin instead of being ...
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why i should not perform a Restore-SPSite for a copy of a site collection on the same content database

I have read these links which talks about using Backup-SPsite && Restore-SPSite:- link1 link2 and they both mentioned that restoring a copy of a site collection's back-up file file using ...
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(Solved) Start a Workflow of the Host-Web via SharePoint App and JSOM

The Last Update is the Solution I have got an App for SharePoint 2013, which needs to start a Workflow. This Workflow is in the HostWebContext, not in the AppContext. The List, the Workflow is ...
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UserAgent not available, file operations may not be optimized

I have two sites that were originally migrated from SPS2003. It worked well in SharePoint 2007 and even on SharePoint 2010, however when we migrated it to SharePoint 2013, the home page throws ...
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SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search Errors

Issue: When performing any type of search whether that be from the Enterprise Search Center or from Query Rules to test a query, the page results in an error. Error on Manage Query Rules and ...
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How to access a custom field of a list using REST

I'm trying to get information from a list in a custom SPField called "My Field" with the internal name "MyField" using this JavaScript code: $.ajax({ url: ...
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Friendly URL and Content Deployment

SharePoint 2013 has introduced Friendly URLs and is implemented using Managed Meta Data Service. The Content Deployment will complain Metadata Navigation is not supported Deactivate Metadata ...
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Save Calculated Column Formula in Language Localized notation using REST or JSOM?

[multiple blogs/posts out there noted the issue, no solution was ever published] What is required to save a Localized Calculated Column Formula using JSOM/REST? I am injecting the script below into ...
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Page Layout html page field filter outside of web part zone

I have a page layout with some web parts outside of a webpart zone so that they are added to already created pages which use the page layout. I want to add a page field filter to the page as well ...
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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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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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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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What is the permission level for REST Query?

If I execute the REST Query using JavaScript and I am logged in to the SharePoint with Visitor privileges then will my code be able to query the administrative data like getting the column name and so ...
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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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Show More by Default

I am using SharePoint 2013 and I have a custom contentype inherited from task. Because there are too many fields, by default there is a Show More option to show all the fields. Is there a way to ...