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Custom Workflow Activity vs Web Services in SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 workflow project which needs some business logic. In SharePoint 2013, workflows are declarative. So to write a custom code, its advised to create a web service and ...
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How to let users discover sites they don't have access to?

What is the best way to make users aware of existing sites (they don't have access to)? We have this scenario: In our organisation everybody is allowed to create team sites for ad hoc collaboration. ...
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Sharepoint public site topology and best practice

I would like to have somes informations about internet public site. What topoly is recommended ? (extranet topology seems to be the best). Is there best practice about sharepoint configuration ? ...
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Using SharePoint exception handling in hybrid application

I am struggling to figure out a way to handle exceptions in my application. My application is Hybrid and mainly a .Net application that uses SharePoint 2010 for document management only. I want to ...
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How many web app's

I'm certainly a newby in SharePoint but my company give me the great task to deploy it. It's a SharePoint 2013 standard installed onPremise. Our goal is to build some team sites plus personal sites. ...
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Sub-sites as records

I have been sent a solution proposal from a company on how they would build their Sharepoint site. We need to have a place to store information about a business deviations, such as name, ...
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Why do we need to strong name and mark webpart as safe?

We are using SP2013 and developing webparts for clients to be used in the intranet portal. We create the webpart, implement the logic and publish the wsp and install it on clients server. I want to ...
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SharePoint 2013: Forced to have an App tile? Or Re-design?

Do anyone know of a way to hide an app tile, it appears that we are forced to have one with each app we install? For example, I just want to deploy a Remote Event Receiver to a site. Create a ...
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SharePoint 2013 CSOM: Is it better to pass a Context object around or a Url?

In SharePoint 2013 CSOM is it better to pass a Context object around, or a Url to open a context? Which would be the best example: (Please consider there may be a lot of methods preforming tasks) ...
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PowerShell code to add/remove, install/uninstall and enable/deactivate feature at Web, Site Collection, Web Application and Farm scope

Please can you give me the best practice PowerShell code to:- A. Add, install and enable feature at -Web -Site Collection -Web Application -Farm scope B. Deactivate, Uninstall and Remove ...
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What is difference between SPSite.Url and SPSite.RootWeb.Url

What is difference between: SPSite.Url SPSite.RootWeb.Url If both are same, Which is considered to be good practice?
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Is there a way to upload a document from one document library to another on different farm?

we are planning on a publishing functionality for our SP2013 site. (please note that we are not using the cross-site publishing feature, but ideally we are implementing similar concept) There are 2 ...
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What is good practice to log information in SharePoint?

We are creating a timer job that imports AD users into SharePoint list. I would liek to log this information somewhere so that at a later time I can check which users were pulled in and/why the ...
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Best practice to add list item in SharePoint Server OM?

from the below codes, which one is best practice and performance wise also:- CASE 1: using (SPSite oSPsite = new SPSite("http://website url/")) { using (SPWeb oSPWeb = oSPsite.OpenWeb()) { ...
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Can we access list from other site collection sites using javascript object model?

ECMAScript object model can only be used in SharePoint sites. So you can’t use this object model in an asp.net site to access SharePoint resources deployed in another url as this is cross-site ...
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SQL TempDB size

I've read it on a number of different sources, and saw it presented by multiple people at different events: "Temp DB should be pre-sized to 20% of your biggest content" As I'm doing a 2010 farm ...
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Coding best practice display name vs internal name in itemUpdated event receiver

In an itemupdated event receiver, when referring to list fields, is it better to use the field's internal name, or its display name? Is there a clear guideline or best practice, or is this a ...
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Do we need separate Unattended service account for each SharePoint Server 2013 BI service applications?

SharePoint 2013 - I'm planning to use 'unattended service account' method of Secure Store Service - for Excel, Performance Point and Visio services. I'm about to create Active directory accounts for ...
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New-SPContentDatabase vs Mount-SPContentDatabase

We pre-create our SharePoint content databases in SQL, so we can distribute database files among disks and tune some parameters on the SQL Server side. Then we convert the SQL databases into ...
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Keep major version when working on minor version

My situation is this; I have a document library that contains reports (InfoPath 2010 forms). When an item is submitted it should clearly be marked as un-approved until it has passed an approval ...
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Web Application or Site Collection Architecture for My Sites in SharePoint 2013

I am designing a solution for our client which have the following 'Areas' Teams Committees My Sites Projects (MS project server) Apps I see the best approach is creating a Web Application (WA) ...
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What is the proper method for installation of a team site with custom solutions?

What is the proper method for installation of a team site that has parts and webparts configured using PowerShell as well as six custom C#.NET applications for select webparts? Should I make a ...
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Best practice in SP2013 for simple ASP.NET functionality?

Disclaimer: I am not a Sharepoint developer, but I know my way around ASP.NET fairly well. I have inherited a simple ASP.NET web forms page (one .ASPX and a code-behind) in our current Sharepoint ...
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Dependencies in the jscript file

Lets say, I have custom-dialog.js that depends on custom-notifier.js and this one depends on sp.js. What's the best practises to write dependencies inside mine custom .js files?
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Are there best practice or coding standards documents available for SharePoint

Is there any official Microsoft coding standards and best practices documentation for SharePoint?
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Distributed Cache Service Accounts

Recently saw a health warning in my 2013 CA that stated: The farm account is used for the SharePoint timer service and the central administration site, it is highly privileged and should not be ...
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“Best Practices” for SharePoint customizations/development to easily migrate to new SharePoint versions

Do you know of any documents that describe “best practices” for SharePoint customizations (especially custom developments) in order for these customizations/code (for example web parts, event ...
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Sharepoint Development Process Best Practices

I would like to ask some simple questions regarding the best practices of Sharepoint 2010 development process. 1) I am supposed to maintain and add new sites to an already installed Sharepoint site. ...
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Best Practice changing usernames for Sharepoint 2010

We are using SharePoint 2010 Enterprise and have a User Profile service set to synchronize against AD DS. When a user's username changes, because of marriage or mis spelling, there are a set of ...
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Is Calling base.ItemUpdating(properties); necessary?

In an event receiver, is it necessary to call base.ItemAdding(properties);, base.ItemUpdating(properties);, etc. at the beginning of your event handler? I've seen people arguing that it isn't ...
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Instantiating SPListItems in Event Receivers - Best Practices

In the MSDN article Best Practices with Event Receivers it is clearly stated: Do not instantiate an SPWeb, SPSite, SPList, or SPListItem object within an event receiver. The article goes on to ...
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Should this be a sandboxed solution?

My company outsourced the creation of a SharePoint WebPart for connecting to our cloud service. The WebPart connects to our service by using our REST API. When configuring the WebPart you supply ...
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Customizing social features in 2013

I'm looking at making use of the social features in 2013 but would like to tailor the UX / behaviour in some cases. I noticed that Microsoft advise against customization - ...
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Best way of getting SPWeb in Event Receiver [Best Practices]

what would be the best way of getting SPWeb and List in context below, specially when list title can be different for different cultural websites, private bool ...
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Auto-Update Statics On/Off

MS recommends disabling auto-create statistics on SP DBs (ref). What about auto-update statistics? Looking at our TFS installation, for the SP DBs, these two options are disabled for you when TFS is ...
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How to run a popup window from code behind in web Part writen in C#

I must run a popup warning when somebody exceeds some value. I tried a SharePoint Modal Popup using JavaScript, but I don't know how to run something from code behind with JavaScript and a SharePoint ...
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Best practice for public facing website

I am getting lost in the Sharepoint universe and I need someone to point me in the direction of an easy guide to setting up a public facing website collection following best practice. We have ...
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Dynamically registering JavaScript from within a sandbox web part

I am mid-way through development of a corporate intranet that will be hosted in SharePoint Online. For this reason, we are restricted to using sandbox solutions. One of the last "gotchas" that I need ...
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Add documents to library or assign them to items?

We have a checklist for projects, this list is represented as a project tasklist so we can track to progress. At the moment we add documents to a document library on the same page, but this way they ...
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Proper way to get all lists of a certain type from an entire site collection regardless of current location

I'm creating a webpart that gives the user a feed of any annoucement list in the entire site collection, so they can aggregate data to a central portal. I'm currently using the following, but can't ...
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Webapp design for internet, intranet and extranet?

I am a beginner in Sharepoint and I must conceive a Sharepoint solution. I need to have an Intranet for employees as well as an access point for collaborators to a particular site in this intranet. ...
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Use SPQuery.RowLimit also on large lists with small query results?

I frequently read one should use RowLimit on SPQuerys on a large list, especially with more than 2000 items. Best Practices: Common Coding Issues When Using the SharePoint Object Model: An ...
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UAT refresh best practices

The scenario is as follows: SP2010 production farm and UAT farm will have the same setup. As work items are pulled to production, and users add content and SP Designer changes to production, and at ...
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Reason people don't use SPContext when executing web.Lists[“ListName”].GetItems(query)

I'm building a Site Definition that will be the core of a SharePoint product. I want to use best practices building the data access architecture. Since I do not know what the URL of the site will ...
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Setting up sites with lists and custom content types

I am creating a proof of concept at work. It will be creating a web applciation with a site collection in it. The site collection will have 1 or 2 custom content types and a few lists set up. I will ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Best practices: how to handle assemblies [Discussion]

There is a discussion which has been going on for serveral years when programming for SharePoint. In Visual Studio you can add a SharePoint solution, which will be converted to a .wsp file to deploy. ...
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Correct way to store and retrieve +2000 List items Sharepojnt 2007

So I've read all the whitepapers, and I know that you can store up to 5 million list items in a list as long as you use folders. What I'm after, is, has anyone written some nice recursion that gets a ...
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SP 2010 - to BLOB or not to BLOB?

Here is my situation: We are working on a scan-to-SP solution for our remote locations. The scanning will take place throughout the day/night. Our current estimated Total Daily Scans will number ...
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What are some best practices when using jquery for Autocomplete with ashx?

After doing some research I saw some examples using jquery's .ajax function and webmethods for autocomplete with ashx in Sharepoint. ...
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Kerberos and applicationhost.config

One of our WebApplications is using Kerberos. Our devloper has said that we need to edit the application.config and change: <windowsAuthentication enabled="true" useKernelMode="false"> to ...