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12answers
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Are SharePoint certifications worthwhile?

There are several different certifications available for SharePoint 2010. For IT Pros: Exam 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring Exam 70-668 Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, ...
83
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13answers
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How can you move a document with its version history to a new library?

Here's the scenario: 2 document libraries Both contain multiple documents The documents have multiple versions When I copy a document from library A to Library B using the Content and Structure ...
70
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16answers
21k views

CSS Files in _Layouts or Document Library?

There's been a lively conversation (such as it can be in 140 chars) lately about whether it is better to put CSS files on the disk in the _layouts folder or to store them in a Document Library in the ...
58
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10answers
29k views

How do I know if the page is in Edit Mode from JavaScript?

Is there a way to find out if a page is in Edit Mode from JavaScript? I know in on the server-side can be found using SPContext.Current.FormContext.FormMode but I can't find any means of doing it ...
56
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5answers
5k views

Migrating a solution from 2007 to 2010

Let's say we have a well-established solution in Visual Studio 2008, using WSPBuilder to bundle it up into a package. It has a handful of features and a whole whack of assets to deploy (.webpart, ...
53
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14answers
157k views

How do I enable “Open in Explorer”?

I have full control over my SharePoint site. When I click on my document library and then click the "Library" tab on the ribbon, I see an option for "Open with Explorer" but it is disabled. The ...
49
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62answers
9k views

List of SharePoint development tools [closed]

What tools do you consider essential in your SharePoint development toolkit? One answer per tool please so the community can vote!
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9answers
31k views

Deleting all the items from a large list in SharePoint

What is the most efficient way to delete all the items of a large list in SharePoint? The code should take Query throttling limits into consideration.
46
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7answers
44k views

How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?

There's all kinds of ECMAScript class library examples around but all of the ones I find show how to retrieve all list items (through SP.ClientContent) but how do you get the current list item? I'm ...
45
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5answers
8k views

Support for URL rewriting?

Is there anything built into SharePoint 2010 that will handle this? If not, can anyone suggest where to start to implement something that will allow me to rewrite URLs so they are more SEO and user ...
44
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13answers
12k views

List of tools for reading ULS logs

I just spent a fair amount of time troubleshooting an issue that required me to look in the ULS logs for the root cause. What tools are recommended for searching/filtering/reading ULS logs?
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7answers
25k views

How to update custom master page and page layout, which is already deployed

I have a feature which deploying custom page layout. It's done by this code: <Module Name="MasterPageModule" Url ="_catalogs/masterpage"> <File Path="MasterPageModule\defaultTemplate.aspx" ...
36
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5answers
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NTLM vs Kerberos

I just want to know the difference between NTLM and Kerberos. When to use NTLM and Kerberos and when not to use it? Why do you need to use Kerberos for authenticated feeds? Our admin is asking me why? ...
36
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4answers
2k views

How can I make a SharePoint open source project at home?

I have an idea for a small SharePoint solution that can be quite useful, and I'm thinking about writing it in my spare time. How can I do it? This is a relatively small project, which I don't ...
33
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8answers
2k views

An introduction to SharePoint 2010

I've been a member of Stack Overflow for a while and have this week been given a project of having a play around with SharePoint 2010 to see how it works basically, as we're looking to use it to ...
33
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1answer
15k views

CSOM vs JSOM vs SSOM vs REST

There does not seem to be any clear explanation of the different hosting types and technology abbreviations, so I decided to make a community post about the different types. Perhaps there will never ...
33
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2answers
11k views

When to use OpenWeb() vs RootWeb

I am a little confused on the pro's and con's of each. When is it good to use OpenWeb() vs RootWeb, especially in the context of a using statement.
33
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2answers
1k views

Is SPCache a farm-wide cache?

The MSDN documentation on the SPCache leaves very much to the imagination. But since it sounds interesting, I'm wondering whether it is a farm-wide cache. Does anyone know? Currently I'm caching ...
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3answers
29k views

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) ...
30
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1answer
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What is “feature stapling”?

I've seen the term "feature stapling" used around this site and some blogs. What exactly does this mean? My best guess is that it has something to do with dynamically activating features from other ...
29
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3answers
20k views

Rename a web application in Sharepoint 2010

When I installed Sharepoint Foundation it created my default web application with a name Sharepoint - 80 that was running on port 80. Since I need port 80 for another web application I moved it to ...
28
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6answers
12k views

Why is SharePoint so slow?

I'm a SharePoint user. My company has introduced SharePoint and use it as their intranet site. They've made some changes to the masterpages, etc. to let the intranet have a 'corporate' feel. There ...
26
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7answers
7k views

List of best practices on structuring SharePoint 2010 solutions

I am looking for good guidance on how to structure a SharePoint Solution including: Visual Studio Project Structure Features (how to separate features) Namespaces When to use multiple project ...
26
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7answers
8k views

List of 70-573 exam resources

What resources have you used for home learning to pass the 70-573 exam. There does not seem to be a book released yet to cover the exam.
26
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6answers
12k views

Backup via SharePoint or backup via SQL Server?

How should I backup my 2010 SharePoint server? As I see it there are 3 choices: Full Farm backup Site collection backup SQL Server backup We're only doing backups using points 1 (occasionally) ...
26
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1answer
25k views

Using SPContext.Current or using static URL

There are multiple ways to work in the SP object model. The starting point for instantiating objects looks different when you look at different developers. Many times I see people doing this: SPList ...
25
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7answers
28k views

How to delete a content type part of an application feature?

I'm developing a solution in SharePoint 2010 that deploys a content type. I've now made a change to the content type and want to delete all its old references, remove it, and redeploy. Unfortunately ...
25
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7answers
3k views

What features have been lost in SharePoint 2013?

There's been a lot of discussion around the new features in SharePoint 2013 ( What is new in SharePoint 2013? ), but I'm curious as to what's no longer offered/supported in 2013. Does anyone have a ...
24
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5answers
51k views

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?
23
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4answers
27k views

Feature with id already exists - force option

I'm getting that old familiar error when trying to deploy my SharePoint solution via Visual Studio: Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': A feature with ID {Guid} has already been ...
23
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7answers
103k views

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 ...
22
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5answers
29k views

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 ...
22
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2answers
852 views

What are some disaster recovery best practices?

What is the best way to back up SharePoint without the backup files using up all your enterprise storage? I am currently backing up SQL weekly(content dbs, config db), and doing site collection ...
22
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3answers
8k views

SharePoint 2013 Jan 2016 Updates

Is anyone here experience problems in SharePoint after installing the latest JAN 2016 on 13th Jan 2016 (Western Australian Time) updates for SharePoint 2013. I am guessing it could be KB3114503 update ...
21
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4answers
46k views

Hide the “Add new Item” option below the sharepoint 2010 list

I have a sharepoint 2010 list, I want to hide the option "add new item" which resides below the list, any suggestions?
21
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3answers
30k views

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 ...
21
votes
4answers
14k views

SharePoint 2010 Application Pages. vs. Web Parts

I have done many a search on this issue with mixed results and ensuing ambiguity. The time has come to nail it down for good. If I'm developing the equivalent of a complex ASP.NET application, and I ...
21
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5answers
1k views

Organizing WebParts in Visual Studio - Best Practices

My team is responsible for maintaining a SharePoint 2010 site that was developed by another group. This maintenance includes updates to existing web parts (approximately 20). Currently, all of these ...
20
votes
3answers
8k views

Find Document by GUID

I'm missing something that must be so simple that it's not even worth asking... but I have an object ID (GUID)... How do I figure out the document it points to? For example I have a GUID of ...
20
votes
9answers
45k views

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 ...
20
votes
5answers
541 views

Can I prevent a user from deleting his MySite

Can I prevent a user from deleting his MySite?
20
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4answers
2k views

How are you doing automated testing?

One area that I have always found a challenge is being able to get my automated builds (in whatever guise, MSBuild Nant etc) to deploy the created solution (WSP) to a remote machine, install and test ...
20
votes
1answer
54k views

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.
20
votes
1answer
1k views

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 all other authentication methods are available, but so far I wasn't able to ...
19
votes
4answers
15k 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 ...
19
votes
3answers
1k views

How to check if code is running as sandboxed solution?

Is it possible to check, from within solution, if it was deployed as sandboxed or not, e.g. something like this: if(this.IamSandboxedSolution) // do something else // do something else
19
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3answers
2k views

Feature based XML vs. Object Model: Which is better for content type development?

I've been researching a few different ways to create content types and I recently discovered that you can use the Object Model to do this. All of the examples I have found online typically use XML ...
19
votes
2answers
7k views

Multiple Sharepoint projects in one solution - how to package correctly?

I have multiple Sharepoint projects in a solution: MySolution.WF MySolution.Webparts MySolution.UI I also have some common code in a MySolution.Common project. All of the aboe projects ...
19
votes
5answers
37k views

Suddenly getting “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.”

This morning all the development machines at the company I work at, couldn't manage SharePoint through Powershell. We were all getting the annoying "The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with ...
19
votes
2answers
1k views

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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