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Sharing in SharePoint 2013 - Explained well

http://sharepoint-community.net/profiles/blogs/sharing-in-sharepoint-2013-1

What’s new in Office 2016 for developers

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As you’ve read,the new Office is hereand for developers, this is an exciting time! The ability to insert add-ins into your documents, call new Office.js APIS, launch task panes inside your Office clients and run commands directly from the ribbon increases the productivity of your entire team! Add-ins now work across Office 2016 running on Windows, Office Online in your browser, Office 2016 on the Mac (Outlook currently) and Office on the iPad. Office 2016 on Windows introduces some new extensibility features that will roll out over the other Office clients over time. Add-in commandsAdd-in commands provide ways to initiate specific add-in actions from the ribbon. This lets users access add-ins in a simple, intuitive and unobtrusive way. Because they offer increased functionality in a seamless manner, add-in commands allow developers to create more engaging scenarios and add-ins. Add-in commands are declared in the add-in manifest in a new node called VersionOverrides. This node ensures ba…

Configure Free SSL with Exchange Server

Steps to configure Free SSL with Exchange Server

http://www.careexchange.in/how-to-complete-a-pending-ssl-certificate-request-in-exchange-server-2013/

SharePoint Online Developer Resources including Migration from Server Object Model to Client Object Model

SharePoint Online Developer Resources
First up, on Transforming On-Premise Customizations to Online ·http://dev.office.com/training#/TransformSharePointCustomizationstoSharePointAppModel?filters=transform%20sharepoint%20customizations%20to%20sharepoint%20add-in%20model ·http://dev.office.com/transform

Homepage: Office Dev Center
SharePoint Add-Ins - Apps for SharePoint are self-contained extensions of SharePoint websites that you create, and that run without custom code on the SharePoint server. Get started creating SharePoint-hosted SharePoint Add-insGet started creating provider-hosted SharePoint Add-insPublish SharePoint Add-ins
Note: The name "apps for SharePoint" is changing to "SharePoint Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some SharePoint products and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for SharePoint". For details, see New name for apps for Office and SharePoint.
Office 365 APIs Office 365 APIs …

SharePoint 2013 Permission Report: Check Access Rights for a Specific User

SharePoint 2013 Permission Report: Check Access Rights for a Specific UserI’m pretty sure that by now many of the SharePoint SME’s out there would have tried the “Check access rights script for a specific user” . Now if you’re new to this , please take a look at the link below to understand what this script is all about .It’s a very powerful tool with some limitations.  I happened to work with this script recently and listed below is my experience with this script . https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/SharePoint-Permission-2840f327 It doesn’t get really granular and looks for all the bits and pieces and retrieve the complete information we are looking for .For instance it can’t get the permission assigned on a list item and its just stops at the list level .In addition to that it doesn’t look for the security groups too. The script takes atleast not less than 30 mins to 1 hour to run depending upon the size of the FARM and the contents it has as it has to go through all …

Welcoming SharePoint 2016!

SharePoint 2016 Installation steps:

http://mstechtalk.com/sharepoint-server-2016-installation-step-by-step/
Summary of Enhancements and New features in SP2016: Access Services
Compliance features
Customized web parts
Document Library accessibility
Durable links
Encrypted Connections
Fast Site Collection Creation
Filenames - expanded support for special characters
Hybrid in SharePoint 2016
Identify and Search for sensitive content
Image and Video previews
Information Rights Management
Large file support
MinRole
Mobile experience
New controls for working with OneDrive for Business
New Recycle Bin in OneDrive and Team sites
Open Document Format (ODF)
Project Server
ReFS file system support
SharePoint Search
Sharing improvements
Site Folders view
Sites page pinning
SMTP Connection Encryption
SMTP ports (non-default)
Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI)

SharePoint 2016 is starting to come up!
A short while ago, a public blog post was put up announcing the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new …

Windows 10 Display Driver Issue - Resolved

Hi,

On my laptop, I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Right after the upgrade was over, I found that, the Device Driver came up only as Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and I was unable to do anything with the brightness (it was full and you could imagine how it would have hurt the eyes). Obviously, I also could not connect to the projector because of the display driver.

I searched in the OEM's site (Sony Vaio in my case) and it said, the drivers for Windows 10 are all going to be available only by Nov 2015!

Wow - I can't wait till then - right? I decided to downgrade to Windows 8.1!

Then came to rescue was http://www.drivermax.com/!

I downloaded this, ran a scan and it identified and showed that - there is a latest version of Microsoft Basic Display Driver that is available!

I installed the same and bingo - I had the brightness controlled and also the projector started working!

Infact, drivermax tool showed that there were 18 drivers that were outdated!

The fr…

Why is Microsoft Dynamics AX better than EPICOR (ERP)

1. Inventory Ageing report is not available in EPICOR
2. No Workflow in EPICOR for any module
3. Transportation module not available in EPICOR
4. If you apply landed cost[maintenance charges] in EPICOR purchase order, it will not automatically come to Receipt, again you need to apply maintenance charges in PO receipt or container landed cost entry
5. Direct Fixed asset purchase order is not available in EPICOR, It will go to inventory and then transfer from inventory to Asset in EPICOR.
6. Quarantine management is not available  in EPICOR
7. Purchase/Sales agreement is there in EPICOR with less feature
8. Product variant[Product master] is not available in EPICOR
9. You can’t configure quantity based production timesheet[route card and job card] in EPICOR
10. Costing sheet concept is not available in EPCIOR
11. Route group concept is not available in EPICOR
12. Project quotation is not available in EPICOR, only sales quotation is available. So you must create sales order to prepa…

Accessing Application Page from SharePoint Anonymous Site

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We can access the Application page in SharePoint anonymous site. If we do the following changes in the Application page, SharePoint won’t ask for any credentials.
·By default, the page is inherited from LayoutsPageBase. Change the inheritance from “LayoutsPageBase” to “UnsecuredLayoutsPageBase”. ·Next, we need to override a property of the UnsecuredLayoutsPageBase, to allow the anonymous access. Be sure to change the ‘getter’ to return true
protected override bool AllowAnonymousAccess { get { return true; } }
Example :

Reference:

http://www.concurrency.com/sharepoint/allow-anonymous-access-to-sharepoint-application-pages-in-the-_layouts-directory/

Project Manager Evolution - How a Project Manager should evolve

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SharePoint 2016 - Upcoming Features

http://thuansoldier.net/?p=4383

Setup and Manage Single Sign-On between On-Premise AD and Office 365

Set up and manage single sign-on
When you set up single sign-on (also known as identity federation), your users can sign in with their corporate credentials to access the services in Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises. As part of setting up single sign-on, you must also set up directory synchronization. Together, these features integrate your on-premises and cloud directories.
1Prepare for single sign-on
Learn about the benefits of single sign-on and make sure you meet the requirements before you set it up. 
Learn how to prepare for single sign-on2Plan for and deploy Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
Work through the in-depth documentation to deploy and configure AD FS 2.0. 
Follow instructions for planning and deploying AD FS 2.0 for single sign-on
3Install the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
Download the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell, which includes cmdlets to establish the trust relationship between your AD FS 2.0 server …

SharePoint 2013 – Must knows

How does SharePoint 2013 Improve Performance?
 SharePoint 2013 Introduces Minimal Download Strategy and Distributed Cache Service to Improve Page Load; and Shredded Storage to Improve Storage required for saving files.

 What is Minimal Download Strategy?
 Minimal Download Strategy in SharePoint 2013 improves rendering performance when browsing content where large parts of the page do not change providing a more fluid navigation experience. For example when navigating between a site's home page and Shared Documents page only the Content that has changed between the source and destination page (controls and placeholders in the content area) are downloaded and Url subsequently updated where the chrome is persisted.

What is Distributed Cache Service?
 The Distributed Cache service provides caching features in SharePoint Server 2013. The microblog features and feeds rely on the Distributed Cache to store data for very fast retrieval across all entities. The Distributed Cache service is buil…

Easy steps to SharePoint Farm Configuration

https://stevegoodyear.wordpress.com/sharepoint-2013-build-guide/sharepoint-2013-farm-configuration/

Powershell Command to get size of all Site Collections

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Get-SPSite http://sharepoint
Get-SPSite | select url, @{label="Size in MB";Expression={$_.usage.storage/1MB}} | Sort-Object -Descending -Property "Size in MB" | Format-Table –AutoSize

SharePoint Online Add Update Delete Item from List using SPServices

SharePoint Online Add Update Delete Item from List using SPServices http://www.enjoysharepoint.com/Articles/Details/sharepoint-online-add-update-delete-item-from-list-using-spservices-21115.aspx

Partner admin center app

Just found a partner admin center mobile app to administer, add users etc for your office 365 subscription! Great to manage on the go!

Yammer's direction with Office 365

Yammer’s direction from Microsoft is always a question and there is constant discussions on whether this will be merged with Office 365 Groups or even just terminated. But it does not look like that - with the way things are going and this is a brief that provides input on the same!
Also, with respect to the future of Yammer, if you look at http://roadmap.office.com/ there are different categories of features provided. This is a definitive site that is updated by Microsoft and will clearly give us the future of how O365 is moving.
Launched, Rolling Out, In Development, Cancelled are the different categories under which the features are mentioned.
If you look at Yammer Specific Updates, I found the below: There are quite a set of interesting features currently available (with wearable devices support and better support for iOS / Android) and there are set of interesting features coming up. So I think Microsoft’s investments into Yammer do not look like coming down. Keeping this in mind, I …

Allowing access from multiple Office 365 Tenants into a single tenant

http://www.slideshare.net/skarthick/allowing-access-from-multiple-office-365-tenants-into-a-single-tenant

There are cases where you have a group company and you have many companies in your group. Each of the companies might have their own Office 365 Subscription. This presentation explains this scenario and also provides steps to enable and configure in a way that group company users can login with their own AD / O365 credentials and collaborate with the group company's O365 - SharePoint Online Portal. The same approach can also work when you want to share some content with your customers or partners who have their own O365 tenants.

Creating SSRS Report joining from multiple SharePoint Lists

http://sprider.org/2013/01/22/ssrs-join-multiple-sharepoint-list-columns-using-lookupset-function/  -  SSRS –Join Multiple SharePoint List Columns Using Lookup Set Function

Follow these steps to install SSRS in SharePoint Integrated Mode with SQL Server 2012. 1. Ensure you first install SP1 for SQL Server 2012 - because only this contains the required assemblies for this integrated setup to work 2. I used the below Powershell script to install and configure SSRS in SharePoint Integrated mode

#This script Configures SQL Server Reporting Services SharePoint mode $starttime=Get-Date write-host -foregroundcolor DarkGray StartTime>> $starttime Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green "Import the SharePoint PowerShell snappin" Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.Powershell –EA 0 Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green "Install SSRS Service and Service Proxy, and start the service" Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green ">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>…