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Is there a way to securely encrypt content in SharePoint Online?

I need to encrypt (or at least digitally sign) a package of content that is sent from the SharePoint Online server, down to the browser, and then cross-site post (JSONP) the ecrypted content to ...
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Sharepoint 2013 CMIS producer NTLM authentication

I was able to integrate with Sharepoint 2013 CMIS producer only by using Basic HTTP Authentication! According to Microsoft: ...
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Any reason not to create a new content database for each site collection?

When creating a site collection in stsadm there are 2 commands I could use: createsite and createsiteinnewdb, where the latter creates a new content database for the site collection. Reading around ...
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How to access my “Outgoing E-Mail Settings” from code?

Is it possible for me to pull the values that are in: Central Admin -> System Settings -> Configure outgoing e-mail settings from my code behind using the object model?
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Whats the difference between host headers and alternate access mappings?

Whats the difference between host headers and alternate access mappings? This is a similar question - What are the differences between extending a web app and adding a host header then adding ...
15
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How do I turn on SharePoint App store in SharePoint 2013

I am getting this message when I want to add a app: Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps.
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How can I authenticate SharePoint REST calls from JavaScript?

I have been banging my head against a wall on this problem for weeks now Warning and Disclaimer .. I have very little JavaScript experience when it comes to REST / Web Services I have an on ...
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Getting my head round spsite vs spweb vs anything else

I am fairly new to Sharepoint development (But learning it rapidly due to some initiatives I have in place - not exams). Anyway, one of my biggest stumbling blocks is the naming convention for ...
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How do I check in a LOT of files all at once?

I put a lot of documentation on our SharePoint site, and it all lists as being Checked Out To me. How do I check all of those files in, in one shot?
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How can I learn the basics of SharePoint 2013 in a few days?

I have very little knowledge of SharePoint, and want to learn about SharePoint 2013. Most of the resources that I've found are either about what's new in 2013, or they have a bunch of links to ...
14
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2answers
880 views

Automatic updates on farm servers

I am having a hard time convincing the infrastructure team to turn off automatic updates on the SharePoint farm I have setup. It seems that regularly when automatic updates are applied, something ...
14
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1answer
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How to get a SPFieldLookupValue from an SPListItem?

When you get an SPListItemCollection from a SPList.GetItems(SPQuery) request, and the items have SPFieldUser or SPFieldLookup fields, what is the sexy way to get typed values, not the ...
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Content Type Event Receivers Impossible to Remove

I have a very odd situation in my SharePoint staging environment. We recently stood up a new SharePoint 2010 server (single WFE + a DB server), and attached a backed-up content database from our ...
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Why is Word document created from template saved locally, instead of to the document library?

I have created a custom content type at the root of my Site Collection and set this content type to use a Word document template, which resides in a different document library on the root site. (The ...
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Do all Content Types require Site Columns?

I'm just wondering if Content Types are always only made out of Site Columns, or if it's possible to define Fields that only exist on that Content Type? (Like how you can add a custom Column to a ...
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2answers
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When deploying a site from custom site template, one lookup column in doclib has empty values for Office 2010 (docx, xlsx, pptx) files

I'm deploying sites using a custom site template (WSP) that is: Saved as WSP from customized Team Site Deployed as Farm Solution Has lists, libraries with content customized in Visual Studio ...
14
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1answer
691 views

Why is setting task fields in a “Before A Task Is Assigned” step not working?

I have a custom process in a SharePoint 2010 workflow where I need to allow the first participant to be able to change the second participant in the participant list. What I have tried is asking the ...
14
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Client Web Part - XsltListViewWebPart

I'm trying to display a list view inside a client web part (for SharePoint hosted App). The below code will work inside an app page but does not render in a client web part. There are no errors ...
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Sign in as different user in SharePoint 2013

I use SharePoint 2013 and I need to change my current user in my SharePoint site. How can I change my current user? How can I add sub menu (sign in as different user) to my menu ?
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WebServices or Client object model?

I am writing a Silverlight control which will display the data from SharePoint list for use in SharePoint 2010 site. I am considering wheather to use Client Object Model or SharePoint web services ...
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SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog using the html option

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff410058.aspx says that you can use the option html to display html text in a modal. I have a string like this; var html = ...
13
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4answers
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jQuery accordion for the Quick Launch menu?

Is it possible to turn the left side menu (I think it's the Quick Launch area) into a jQuery Accordion style menu in SharePoint 2010? The jQuery UI Accordion control uses DIV tags, so wasn't sure if ...
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hotfix for problem with SharePoint PeopleEditor in IE-9

is there a hotfix for problem with PeopleEditor in IE-9? http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/sharepoint2010general/thread/90b3835c-6754-4bb6-9fd4-b74f16f236ff Exception Details: ...
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3answers
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How do I find in which (sub)sites a WebPart/Feature is used?

I need to find out on which (sub)sites a certain webpart is used. In a data sharing environment with many subsites and pages, I want to check if and where certain (third party) webparts are used. Is ...
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2answers
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Convert site template to site definition

How do I go about making a site template to a site definition? For example, if I have a modified team site which I saved as WSP (save as site template), can I import that into VS2010 and convert to a ...
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Create link to “new item” form

I have a sharepoint docuemnt library and i'd like to create a link on my homepage that will launch a new item form associated to my list. Does anyone know what the url would be if my document library ...
13
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1answer
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How do you switch to a different site template in SharePoint 2010?

If you used a site template (such as the Document Center template) and wish to use a different template (such as a Team Site), how can you accomplish this? More importantly, how do you do this ...
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2answers
907 views

How to deal with SharePoint design complexity and web designer creativity?

One of my customer wants to use SharePoint as an intranet communication portal. My customer wants to customize the look & feel of the application and he has requested to a web design agency ...
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Sharepoint 2013 extremely slow

We have an new sharepoint 2013 site, Server Virtual and standalone , it has 12 gb ram. This sharepoint user interface extremely slow. In Developer Dashboard we see each aspx page requests waiting ...
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1answer
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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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How do I connect with SharePoint Online Web Services in order to access list and taxonomy data?

I am using the SharePoint SOAP web services to try collecting list and taxonomy data from a site on SharePoint Online. The following code works nicely when connected to a standalone SharePoint farm. ...
13
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1answer
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Change Sharepoint language with a link?

Is there a way to get the language-switch control as static link in the pagelayout? I want my users to switch between German and English with a single click. Sorry guys, found a solution :D ...
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What are the claims supported by SharePoint?

I am passing Claims from a custom STS to SharePoint. It seems that some of the Claims are coming through OK to SharePoint, but not all. For example I am passing in the GivenName and Surname claims, ...
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2answers
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Error computing the expiration data for item

EventID 7972 Task Category: Information Policy Management Source: Document Management Server > > Error computing the expiration date for item > ...
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2answers
969 views

REST and CSOM much slower than List Web Service

lists.asmx = Web Service listdata.svc = REST API client.svc = CSOM Using JavaScript to query a list using the 3 available APIs, I'm finding lists.asmx responds much faster than listdata.svc or ...
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1answer
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SharePoint Enterprise Search - Error: OfficeSearch14HealthSession

Ever since I provisioned a dedicated Search & Indexing Server on a SP 2010 production environment , this nagging error occurs everyday as seen in the event viewer of the server:- Session ...
13
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1answer
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Memory leak in Microsoft.Sharepoint.Taxonomy.TaxonomyItemEventReceivers?

I've been trying to locate some memory leaks we've noticed in our ULS (EventID: nask, An SPRequest object was not disposed ... etc). On my dev environment, and at least 2 other cleaner installs, the ...
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What are the regular checkups needed on a SharePoint installation?

What are the regular check ups that need to be done on a SharePoint installation to preemptively prevent any problems or at least detect them early? I can think of: Checking event logs Check ...
12
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3answers
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AllowUnsafeUpdates vs SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges

When is the best time to web.AllowUnsafeUpdates vs SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges? Specifically when dealing with updating an item in a list or updating the list itself. Is it safest to use ...
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6answers
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Performance problem with custom web part

We've implemented a custom web part which we use to render content of an external website into a SharePoint page. During our test we encountered some strange performance issues. When we open a ...
12
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4answers
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PowerShell: Script to check feature status (enabled/disabled) before activating

I am developing a script to refresh my custom features. Earlier i was just looping through the features and calling Disable-SPFeature and Enable-SPFeature on each items. The issue is when the ...
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6answers
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What's the Official Guidance on Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7?

I would like to begin SharePoint 2010 development, and I'd prefer to do it on my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit desktop, or my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to ...
12
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4answers
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Is there a recommended order in which to take the SharePoint 2010 exams?

Is there a preferred order in which to take the SharePoint exams? In which order did you take the exams? For example is it good to know the admin stuff before attempting the deployment parts of the ...
12
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Powershell: cannot access the local farm

Yes, I am logged into the machine as an administrator, and my domain account id a farm admin as well. The site is running properly, and nothing seems wrong in SP Central Administration. But when I ...
12
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9answers
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Event Receiver Firing for all Lists - even when ListUrl is set

I have two custom list definitions - List 1 and List 2, both with different ID's for the Type in the elements.xml. List 1 is called 'List1' and the other is called 'List 2', note that the second list ...
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Customing the newform.aspx of a list using jslink in SharePoint 2013

How do I customise the newform.aspx of a list in SharePoint 2013 using JSLink? A lot of examples seem to be for customising list views. I can't find anything that explains how to customise the new ...
12
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1answer
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SPList.Add() vs SPList.AddItem() SharePoint 2010

Using some test code i found out that SPList.AddItem() executes slight faster then SPList.Add() - does anyone know why is it so ? DateTime start = DateTime.Now; SPList ...
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2answers
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Safest way to get a date from Sharepoint into a C# datetime field, using object model?

If I have a Sharepoint list item with a date field. How can I get the field value populated into a c# datetime object? For example: DateTime validfrom = Convert.ToDateTime(item["validfrom"]); ...
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3answers
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How to split a Content Database within site

I have a very large content database & need to split it. Is it possible to split a content database within a site collection? or I need to create a new site collection?
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SP.SOD how to use correctly?

SP.SOD is a nice feature of SharePoint, but how should I use it? For example, I use these lines of code ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(function () { //code }, "custom.js"); If I understand ...

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