A "best practice" is a method or process that practitioners recognize (usually through experience and research) as being more effective at getting the job done than other methods (or processes).

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How should I check if SharePoint site is loaded on a desktop or on a mobile device?

I'm taking my chances and only using 1 web application and 1 masterpage for my SharePoint site, which I'm now also optimizing for mobile devices. I'm currently in the progress of developing a ...
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SharePoint Custom Module Development and Deployment

Good Day, We're working on custom module (Information Management System) for SharePoint. The project file of this module is a Class Library which contains User Controls. The User Controls was based ...
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Using SharePoint for an appraisal/360 process

We are thinking of using SharePoint 2010 for an appraisal/360 process. The workflow is simple. HR Create appraisal for users User fills it in Manager fills it in User accepts appraisal Manager ...
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SharePoint 2007 Antivirus Protection

What antivirus products have you used in SharePoint 2007 (WSS v3 and MOSS 2007) implementations? I've had quite a bit of experience with Forefront Security for SharePoint and its my default ...
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Storing custom properties for a SharePoint Site

Let's say you are building a Project Management solution where each Project equals one site (SPWeb object). Each project has it's properties like: Project Manager, Budget, Customer, Description, ...
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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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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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Best practices for updating list template schema files in SharePoint

I have a requirement to update the schema files of a list template which modifies the options available to the fields. But, when I am updating the schema file the options for the already defined ...
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How may document libraries are recommended for a site?

I have a document imaging solution that will have a document library for each weekday for scanned in documents. I know that it is recommended not to exceed 2000 items in a document library. Is ...
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Best practices of custom field types in SharePoint 2010 [closed]

From your experience, what are some of the best practices around custom field types, their creation, deployment and maintenance. I am finding little on this topic online.
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Authoring Environment

I have taken a new job and have been introduced to a new SharePoint environment that has been set up. The topology is as follows. Dev - > Authoring -> Testing -> Production I am a little confused by ...
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What tool/approach is best to use to document the structure and hierarchy of a SharePoint site collection?

I need to document the structure and hierarchy of a SharePoint site collection. We need to show the Different sub sites, the hierarchy, the lists and libraries in each site, the list columns in case ...
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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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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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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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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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How to set permissions for SP2010 Server

I'm new to SharePoint 2010 and am creating numerous Publishing sites with workflows, each for a different department. Each department needs to have a few people assigned to be able to create pages, ...
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Two tier small farm Questions

Currently we have a db server and everything else installed on another server. We now have a third server at our disposal. I was wondering if it was possible to add the other server into the mix. ...
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how to maintain a SharePoint server?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 + Windows Server 2008. I want to know whether there are any existing best practices or tools to maintain a SharePoint server, for example how to monitor SharePoint ...
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SPMonitoredScope doesn't work as expected

my code: using (new SPMonitoredScope("Sleepy Time", 1000)) { System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(5000); } when I enable the Developer Dashboard, I am expecting a red border around it because the code ...
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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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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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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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What to do on feature deletion/deactivation

as I am trying to wrap my head around silverlight and sharepoint there's one thing I find most irritating: Provisioned xap-Files and/or web-Parts remain fully active upon deactivation/uninstallation ...
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SharePoint 3 tier Service Application with EF

I'm looking for some best practices on how to setup a three tier application design with a SharePoint Service Applications. A case example: suppose I have customers, each customer has a set of ...
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How should I programmatically customize the “My Profile” page (person.aspx)?

I am trying to customize the "my profile" page (person.aspx, "my site host" site collection) in SharePoint 2010. For example, I would like to: Add/delete some webparts Delete links from top ...
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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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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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Create Display form that reads the current language of its parent

Im working in sharepoint server 2010, with Arabic language pack installed my current structure for the sharepoint site like the following: one SiteCollection: --------> one English ...
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What is the best practice handling “Save Conflict” SPException? [closed]

What is the best way to work around the SPException thrown when updating an SPListItem recently edited by another process? Is this a good approach? What can be done to not to lose the update data? ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - Related fields in dropdowns. How to?

In my UI I have a dropdown which contains some values: A, B, C. There is also another dropdown in the page whose values depend on the selected value in the first combo. If I select A in the first ...
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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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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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How should I set up my database instances for multiple SP2010 installs?

I'm setting up three SharePoint instances. We have a single database instance (DB\SP2010) that will hold all the databases for these three SP instances. Will this be overly confusing? Is there some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Importing content from a Word document into SharePoint

We have some content in Word documents that we need to convert to web pages (publishing) in SharePoint. I know there are many ways to do this, with advantages and disadvantages. I would really like to ...
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What are some tips for a SharePoint Server?

I have set up a SharePoint Server as the new Intranet for the company I work for. I have been thinking that it would be good to have an area where everyone can post ideas and tips they think everyone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 worning when somebady exceeded a something walues. I try a Sharepoint Modal and javascript, but I don't know how to run something from behind code to run javaScript, or Sharepoint ...
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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 ...