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Enhanced SharePoint discussion forum/Q&A

A client is considering SharePoint 2010 as an information platform on their local intranet (not connected to the internet). One of the main focus points is an advanced discussion forum, including a ...
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2answers
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Can't start debugging after install VS11

After I installed VS11 Dev Preview, VS2010 cannot start debugging the Sharepoint 2010 server (developer install on Windows 7). I get a nice error dialog stating: Unable to start debugging on the ...
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1answer
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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 ...
16
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7answers
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How to detect the edition of SharePoint 2010 installed?

In SharePoint 2007, we have a registry entry HKLM/Microsoft/OfficeServer/12.0/OfficeServerPremium=1 for enterprise edition and OfficeServerPremium=0 for standard edition. How can I determine which ...
16
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7answers
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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 ...
16
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1answer
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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 ...
16
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2answers
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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 ...
16
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9answers
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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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Are there any tweaks, tips to make debugging SharePoint 2010 faster?

I am using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and SharePoint 2010. The debugging process itself is okay but the startup takes really long. Are there any options or hidden-hints to make this faster? Edit: ...
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4answers
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Inconsistent user names in SharePoint

Using SharePoint 2010, some user names in the people pickes and User Information List are shown by John Smith. Others are companyDomain\jsmith. We would like to correct this for consistency. I have ...
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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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5answers
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Feature has already been installed. Use the force attribute to explicitly re-install the feature

We have several SharePoint 2010 solutions which we want to deploy to SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio 2012 running on Windows Server 2012. Site solutions work. But farm solutions just don't. I get ...
15
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4answers
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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 ...
15
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4answers
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Change Title (linked to item with edit menu) to different column

How can I change the column in a SharePoint list that has the link to the item and the link to the item with edit menu eg: Title (linked to item) Title (linked to item with edit menu) I want to have ...
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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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3answers
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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 ...
15
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4answers
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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 ...
15
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5answers
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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 ...
14
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8answers
14k views

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 ...
14
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2answers
927 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
17k views

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 ...
14
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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 ...
14
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4answers
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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 ...
14
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1answer
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Manage trust/add certificate

I try to add a certificate under "central administration>security>manage trust" but I always get the following error: The Root Certificate that was just selected is invalid. This may be ...
14
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8answers
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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 ...
14
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3answers
5k views

SharePoint project builds but will not package

I have a SharePoint project that references (and includes in its package) a non-SharePoint project. There is a class in my SharePoint project that references the non-SharePoint project, so has a ...
14
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1answer
3k views

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 ...
14
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2answers
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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 ...
14
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1answer
3k views

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 ...
14
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3answers
8k views

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. ...
14
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2answers
906 views

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
714 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 ...
13
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4answers
8k views

How to get List by Url using SharePoint 2013 CSOM

SharePoint 2013 CSOM API contains the following methods for accessing List object: ListCollection.GetById method - returns the list with the specified list identifier ListCollection.GetByTitle ...
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5answers
5k views

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 ...
13
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4answers
31k views

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 ...
13
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5answers
17k views

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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6answers
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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 ...
13
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4answers
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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: ...
13
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4answers
8k views

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 ...
13
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6answers
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Site collection owners and site collection administrators. Can anyone explain the difference in plain english

Just found this on MSDN and I'm confused. the Owners group of a site is not the same as the site collection owners, which themselves are called site collection administrators in the Central ...
13
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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"]); ...
13
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2answers
3k views

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 ...
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 ...
13
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2answers
958 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 ...
13
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3answers
3k views

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, ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

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 > ...
13
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2answers
1k 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 ...
13
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
12
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11answers
337 views

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 ...

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