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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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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Sharepoint CAML best practices

Can I write a CAML query inside a for loop? Copied from comment I have a funds list which displays funds and user name. I have populated a DataTable into a GridView and able to display all the data ...
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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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Best Practice Tips upgrade Win server 2010 to Server 2012 R2 along with SP2010

I have installed SharePoint 2010 in Windows server 2008 and i want to migrate to Windows server 2012 R2 Suggest any Pre-Cure step for Preventing from crash? I have All site collection backup from ...
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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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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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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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How to manage contenttypes in a ContentTypeHub

Setting up a contenttypehub is (relatively) easy. But how do you manage the contenttypes in the hub correctly. What are the best practices to keep the hub manageable and the ContentType up to date? ...
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SQL server WSS_Logging fragmentation

We are running SP2013 on SQL Server 2014 (setup with a Available Group) and we use a tool called SQL spotlight to monitor the health of our SQL servers. It constantly complains that many of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Best practice to implement paging in rest api for Get Items Endpoint

I currently managed to do it with /GetItems(query=@v1)?@v1=${query}&$expand=${expand}&$top=${pageSize}&$skip=${top} I tried using skiptoken instead of skip but no skiptoken result is ...
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Non sharepoint databases in same sharepoint sql server instance and issues?

we have a SharePoint 2010 farm and sql instance for this farm in a sql farm, and if create non-SharePoint related databases in same instance for SharePoint farm, is any danger / issues to ...
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Using SharePoint Apps to deploy Host-Web Site Columns, Content Types, Lists / Libraries, and SubSites

My background is mostly on developing SharePoint Farm Solutions and am having a hard time transitioning to developing SharePoint Apps. We are going with SharePoint Apps because the environment we're ...
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Can an AD group be added to Visitor Group, with the same users being assigned to the Owners and Members Group?

This is going to seem like an incredibly simple question, as I know users can already exist in multiple groups (and I know it's best practice for them not to do so where possible). I am very new to ...
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Writing sharepoint CSOM applications best practices

What is the best way to write sample snippets of code Visual studio 2012- Create a SharePoint App project. Issue :-Every time you need to query the list on the host web you need to query the ...
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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 ...