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Is SharePoint right technology for our project?

We are currently building a new public (extranet) client document portal. This should be system very similar to box.com where we can exchange documents with our clients. We will also allow the client ...
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What happens if an earlier Event Receiver throws an error?

Let's say I set up an ItemAdded event receiver with a sequence number of 12345. On this list there're two other event receivers that run before it; one for ItemAdding, and an earlier one for ...
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Google Maps v3 on Web Part page

Has anybody been able to implement Google Maps v3 on a Web Part page (SharePoint 2010)? The maps render fine if I display them in a separate .aspx page, but as soon as I try to embed the code in a ...
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Mutliple solutions using shared dlls can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted

Problem: Multiple solutions using shared dll's can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted. Example: You have a web part helper dll used by all your web part code. If you retract a ...
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What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection?

What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection? What are the benefits of creating it as as new site collection v.s a subsite.
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RichHTMLField value is not rendered in page

I have a custom page layout created, in which "PublishingWebControls:RichHtmlField" control is added with some default HTML value. When any page is created using the custom page layout created, page ...
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View list from another site collection (Why no easy answer?)

In Sharepoint 2010 whats the best way to view a list from another site collection. I want to be able to sort on People and I want it to look like a listview. (Why is there no easy answer to this ...
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How to enable the “From SharePoint” link when inserting a link in a blog post?

When I create a new post in a Blog website, I would like to insert documents by picking them directly from my SharePoint libraries. Actually there is an option for that but it appears disabled even I ...
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Purpose of the <MAPPINGS> CAML element in a custom Choice Field definition

I have yet to find a clear answer to this topic, so I'm writting this question in hope that someone can explain me the correct way to archieve my goal. I must also add that all my test was done on ...
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Clone SharePoint 2010 Production environment for Test Environment

We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Production environment(Company Portal, around 3500 users) using VMWare clone feature. The purpose is to Create a Test environment for Restructuring the content, ...
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How do I hide the “Recently Modified” portion of the quick launch?

The "Recently Modified" section in the quick launch is not something I want my users to see. How can I eliminate or hide it in a SharePoint 2010 installation?
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Opening and closing AssetPortalBrowser.aspx in SharePoint modal popup

I am trying to open the "OOB" AssetPortalBrowser.aspx from a page within a SharePoint native modal popup. My aim is to get the selected filename back to the script. So far I was able to open the ...
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Sharepoint Online (365) Programmatically working with Managed Metadata

So, you want to migrate some documents that have managed metadata columns from another source into SharePoint Online. Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy is blocked. Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Taxonomy ...
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Site Collection Web Analytics reports numbers are incorrect

We are experiencing problems with the reports from the site collection web analytics. We use SharePoint Server with FAST search on a public facing web site. Our SharePoint solution is only used for ...
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Friendly URL and Content Deployment

SharePoint 2013 has introduced Friendly URLs and is implemented using Managed Meta Data Service. The Content Deployment will complain Metadata Navigation is not supported Deactivate Metadata ...
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The remote event receiver callout failed

I've created an AppEventReceiver for my High Trust Remote app, when I deploy the app through Visual Studio 2012 I get the following error The remote event receiver callout failed The HTTP request is ...
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Sharepoint multiple line of text char limit

I have created a custome list with a multiple line of text type column. When user enter value in this field in "add new item" form, I dont want user to enter more than 1000 chars. I am not able to ...
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Implement Interface in custom “Connected Web Part” to provide “Filter Values”

Question 1.1 What interface do I need to implement into my custom web part, to make it a provider for "filter values" for a normal XsltListViewWebPart? Answer - IWebPartParameters "XSLT List ...
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Modification date gets updated when selecting/clicking a file

On our SharePoint site the modification date of files gets updated when it should not, when no changes to a file have been made. I have found two ways to reproduce this error: A document is opened ...
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How to use onWorkflowItemChanged in a State Machine Workflow?

I'm using a simple Workflow for demonstration purposes: Init sets State1. State 1 waits for item changed and set's state 2. State 2 waits for item change and finishes the workflow. The problem: ...
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How to log off user from SharePoint site, if the user has been inactive for 20 minutes

How to log off the SharePoint site, if the user is has been inactive for for 20 minutes? Do I need to redirect user to logout page? How would I count the idle time?
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How can we use a different masterpage for annoymous and authenticated users?

Is there a way to load a different master page if I can identify the user to be annonymous?
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Explain it to me: SharePoint deployment scope, solution and features

There are different levels of scope for deployment, but I have not been able to find a definitive explaination of when each applies and what the restrictions are that require loosening (or tightening) ...
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How to choose a development computer for a SP 2010 environment?

I'm looking for a descent development computer that targets SharePoint 2010. The computer must be a laptop and does not have to rely on a domain controller (or at least not all the time). What are ...
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What exactly is SharePoint?

What is SharePoint anyway? What's the difference between SharePoint and Dropbox or SkyDrive for example? They all share files. Why should anyone use SharePoint instead of SkyDrive or Dropbox?
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Why does having `windows.onload` break page editing?

This is related to an earlier question that I posted: Can't edit page after adding custom web part! Basically, I have created a web part with some javascript. When I add this web part to a ...
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Programmatically add JS/CSS to pages

I've created a Visual Studio SharePoint 2010 solution with an ASCX that adds some JavaScript files and CSS to the head of each page; this is based on this article. When I deploy the solution, it adds ...
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Get the current UI language with ECMAScript

Is it possible to get the display language from within ECMAScript? Similar to http://www.sharepointoverflow.com/questions/3129/get-the-current-ui-language-from-a-webpart, I'd like to get the user's ...
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Where can i download the U2U CAML query Builder for Sharepoint 2010?

I have try to download form below links. But the site is not opening. http://www.u2u.be/res/Tools/files/CamlBuilderSetupv4.0.0.0.zip . http://www.u2u.be/res/tools/camlquerybuilder.aspx ...
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SharePoint 2010 branding - I see it (as site admin) but rest users don't

Our web developer helped me customize our SharePoint 2010 web application (few images and colors). Very basic. He made changes to the master page and I selected that master page and applied it to ...
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Disposing and Closing SPWeb objects

I have used something like using (SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context)) but while deploying the project it shows an error. While trying to figure out the cause I came across an msdn ...
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How to find all documents of a certain content type?

I have an content type I would like to delete, but when I try I get an error message saying that it is still in use. Is there a way that I can find all documents that are still using that content ...
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How do I check if a site already exists from PowerShell? [duplicate]

I have a script that exports a site and restores it in another web application. I want to check if the target site already exists. Is there an easy way to tell if www.example.org/sites/asite/ is ...
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What are good ways around the List View Threshold?

I'm trying to use data from a SharePoint list in SSRS (Reporting services). The report isn't too big - only a few dozens rows, but for each row I need to add data from a second list, which (currently) ...
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How to restrict a document library to a specific file type (extension)?

I have a SharePoint intranet site where I need to allow users to upload certain documents. These documents need to be only PDF files for example. What is the simplest way to restrict the document ...
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What are the standard URL suffix views that every SharePoint professional should know?

There are certain lesser-known URL suffixes that can be quite useful in SharePoint, such as {PageUrl}?contents=1 for web part maintenance and {PageUrl}_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx for ...
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Pass parameters in ExecuteOrDelayuntilScriptLoaded in Javascript client Object model

I have written a javascript client-object model code and I am calling it through the below line code from content editor webpart: ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(getWebSiteData(sys), "sp.js");// ...
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Add huge number of folders

Is there any tips for programatically adding and managing the huge number of folders in document library? In my scenario, a document library has 3 hierarchies and each hierarchies contains 50 - 100 ...
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How do I convert SPUser to SPFieldUser?

I have a field in a list that accepts an SPFieldUser object. I have an SPUser object that I would like to populate that field with, but I cannot implicitly convert from one to the other. How would I ...
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How to create DEVELOPMENT, UAT & PRODUCTION environment in SharePoint 2010

I just started digging sharepoint 2010. To get a clear picture of sharepoint environment my question is. In my office I have given a single Quad core machine and being told to get expertise on ...
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Why would a site admin or designer use a Web Part Page instead of a new sub-site/sub-site collection?

I am a site owner, and up until now, I have always created sub-sites instead of using basic pages or Web Part pages. I would like to understand what advantages Web Part Pages have over just adding a ...
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Event handler vs. event receiver

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms453149.aspx says To create the event handler 1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. 2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project. 3. In Project ...
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Where is Package menu item in Visual Studio 2012

I'm using visual studio 2012 for developing SharePoint 2010 solutions, back in vs2010 there was a menu item names "Package" so I can get the package without deploying it and I noticed it's disappeared ...
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SPSite - The Web application at <address> could not be found

I'm trying to use SP 2010 site from a web application and when I create a new instance of SPSite I get this error: The Web application at could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL ...
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Show custom action in ribbon for only one list

Does anyone knows how to show a custom action in the ribbon for only one list? At this moment I've got multiple custom lists, but my button is added on all of them. I only want to show it on one ...
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Replace the Default Page in a SharePoint WebSite

I have been asked to programmatically do the following in a SharePoint 2007 team site collection: Create a website using the OOTB blank site template. (Please note, for project specific reasons, we ...
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What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, WebApplication refer to in the SharePoint API?

I'm sorry for dumb question but I am very new to Sharepoint 2010 and something is not clear to me. What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, and WebApplication mean? I pretty much understand Farm and Site, ...
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Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?

Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?
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SPWeb being closed when getting list by powershell. What's wrong?

When I run this little piece of powershell code: $w = Get-SPWeb http://localhost $l = $w.List["some list"] I get Unexpected error message to my Sharepoint ULS log Detected use of SPRequest for ...
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Is there a way to see if an SPField was created by a user?

I have some code where I am going through all of the Fields that belong to a content type. I'm curious if there is a way to check to see if the SPField was created by a user or if it is a system ...

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