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SystemUpdate() in list item update

We might have to manipulate/update the data without changing the Modified or Modified By fields to meet the business needs and also retaining the document/Item status without incrementing the version ...
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Does anyone know of a site that keeps track of monthly Microsoft updates that effect SharePoint?

I run one at SharePoint Updates. Todd Klindt runs another.
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Display template not updating outside server?

After banging my head around for some days, the problem was solved by flushing the blob cache. This is the command I used on the Front end server $webApp = Get-SPWebApplication "<...
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Should I Update solution or Uninstall and Install?

In this scenario you have to be clear about , If the solution contains the same set of files and features , that is no new features or files been added in the existing Installed solution then you can ...
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March 2015 CU for sharepoint 2010 and 2013

I applied the CU for 2013 and so far no issue at my Test farm. A quick google tells me that their is one issue. March 2015 CU Task List Filter Issue SP2013 But this issue fixed in the May 2015. Also ...
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How to uninstall CU on sharepoint 2013

There is no way to uninstall the CU from SharePoint. You have to rebuild the farm and restore from the backup. But in your situation, you dont need to worry, simply install the SharePoint server CU ...
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Updating a list item using date() function

You can make use of JavaScript Date Object for that. For example, while reading the data var scheduledTime = new Date(oListItem["ScheduledTime"]); Now you can calculate the new Time as follows ...
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Got exception in the sharepoint wizard after install sp1 on sp2013 foundation

I suspect this is something have to do with permissions. Check if the account running the configuration wizard have: The domain user account permissions. Must be a member of the local administrators ...
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Is possible to update metadata ("type" : "Collection(SP.Taxonomy.TaxonomyFieldValue)") with rest api?

According to eirikb's answer, I tried to implement it and I've really faced a lot of issues. So, I'll try to be clearer and to help futur developers to handle it correctly. Here is what worked for ...
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Workflow on update: get 'before' and 'after' values

The only way to achieve this with a workflow is to have an "old" column of the changed column. For example, let's say you have a column called ColumnA and another called ColumnA_old. ColumnA_old will ...
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Does installing security updates for sharepoint change the build number?

No, not all SharePoint patches will change the build number. There are two factors: If the schema is updated and/or if Microsoft.SharePoint.dll is updated. The build number on the KB has a higher ...
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updating SharePoint workflow manager CU5 errored

Looks like permission issue, Please make sure Service accounts (Running the services) has right permission on the Workflow & Service Bus databases. also try to stop the SB host and then start it....
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Update Content Types installed via feature

First, you don't declare Content Types via CAML. You declare them using XML. CAML is the Query-Language used to query lists. If you declare Content Types via XML and deploy it by a Feature, the ...
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Change List Item Created Date field with Powershell

This is quite an old post but let me say something here. Created and Modified dates are readonly fields. To my understanding, to be able to modify them you need to first set their readonly property to ...
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Is possible to update metadata ("type" : "Collection(SP.Taxonomy.TaxonomyFieldValue)") with rest api?

Here is a working solution by Beau Cameron: http://www.aerieconsulting.com/blog/update-using-rest-to-update-a-multi-value-taxonomy-field-in-sharepoint. I can't say it's a very nice solution, but hes ...
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Update Sharepoint 2013 Workflow with custom activities

I've found an answer here - https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/a3acdbb0-079a-4c14-97f8-72d0af64eff8/updating-sp2013-workflow-custom-activities?forum=sharepointdevelopment So, the ...
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Does anyone know of a site that keeps track of monthly Microsoft updates that effect SharePoint?

You rang? :) I have a SharePoint 2013 list at http://www.toddklindt.com/sp2013builds and SharePoint 2010 at http://www.toddklindt.com/sp2010builds. I also maintain two Twitter acccounts, @...
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Update setting for custom User Profile Property using JSOM or CSOM

Unfortunately configuration of user profile properties in SharePoint cannot be performed using JSOM or CSOM. There's no remote APIs exposed for these capabilities, so they can only be modified using ...
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Should I Update solution or Uninstall and Install?

You have to add ReplaceContent = "TRUE" to each resource file It will replace with updated file using Update-SPSolution
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How to upload a file with new version usign SHAREOINT REST API?

Normally if versioning enabled, you need to do the following: Check out Upload Check in Check out: sprequest.post("https://my_sharepoint/sites/dev/_api/web/GetFileByServerRelativeUrl(@...
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Uploading a new version of a pdf file

Short answer to your question is Yes. SharePoint will retain the different versions of the PDF/Zip file. SharePoint doesn't care what type of file it is when it comes to keeping file versions. ...
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.SystemUpdate() / .Update() on ItemUpdating

In ItemUpdated you can get previous field values only from item's version history In the ItemUpdating your can set up AfterProperties["YourFieldInternalName"] to set new filed values to current list ...
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Best practice to update SharePoint, how to?

Additional to what Aanchal wrote, it's always good to apply a planned Service Pack or CU/hotfix to your test or staging environment first and check so it solves your problem, and on the other hand ...
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Has anyone had issues with march update regarding metadata service?

Looks like SPResourceSecurity not properly registered. open cmd as administrator type: cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\BIN then type: psconfig.exe -cmd ...
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Update metadata column using Java REST

You can actually do this in two requests. You can upload the file to SharePoint and get the returned URL. Then use the returned URL to update the Title. The example below uses JavaScript, but you can ...
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The search application 'Search Service Application' on server did not finish loading. View the event logs on the affected server for more information

Did you run the PSconfig wizard after the SharePoint security patches? Could you please Run the Psconfig command-line tool for SharePoint Products as follows: Psconfig -cmd secureresources Also try ...
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List Errors After Update SharePoint 2013 (15.0.4569.1506)

Several people ran into the issue that list views stop working after installing MS16-004. The security fix contains a code change which requires as well an update to the not localized and to the ...
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Rename folder with SharePoint online REST API 2013

The endpoint you are using cannot be used to change the Name of the folder because the Name property is not editable. Make a GET request to get the item id/URI and the type of the folder. ENDPOINT ...
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There is any impact to share point farm if we install SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3

The SharePoint 2013 with SP1 is supported with SQL Server 2012 SP3, so there is not impact on the farm, but this operation will require an outage. So, it's recommended to Apply this operation first ...
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How to update publishing image field using sharepoint REST

Its not possible to update using REST, you can try below JSOM code to update its value: 1) Either when you have ID function updatePublishingImage() { var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(...
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