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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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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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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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 ...
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What are the top SharePoint list best practices?

I am looking for specific best practices around naming conventions and cross site list querying (site collection & subsite). I am not finding a lot of resources on these topics and assume this ...
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Sharepoint backups - Development image

I'm looking into creating an image of a SP 2010 development environment. I would like to avoid operations like restoring the image of the virtual machine (the environment is on a virtual PC) and opt ...
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How to test content databases without triggering alerts and workflows in test environment

Let's consider the following: You want to restore and attach SP Content Database in the test farm to test for folllowing scenario(s): Scenario A - To test if SharePoint 2007 database can be ...
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Branding SharePoint 2010 After the Fact

I am relatively new to SharePoint branding, but have experience in other developing aspects and administration. With SharePoint 2010, am I asking for trouble by getting my site (intranet for a ...
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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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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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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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Most appropriate value for MinimumBlobStorageSize?

I've set up RBS on my SharePoint 2010 server and I'm down to the very last step of deciding just how big a file needs to be before it's set in the Blob Store. There are tons of articles and blog ...
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Setting SPWeb.AllProperties on WebPart Install

I have a WebPart where I need to set a custom property in SPWeb.AllProperties. How can I on install check to see if a property is set? If it is not set I want to set it. Or is it best just to do this ...
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Content deployment/merge strategies best practices

We have a live site that has a fairly good amount of updates every day, mostly the business users make these changes. Our development team is also underway making big changes to the code (including ...
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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 ...