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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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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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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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 ...