Showing posts from October, 2014

Changing the Top Left Corner "SharePoint" text

Management Goals for implementing Business Intelligence

To provide single version of the truth To provide a seamless integrated experience To provide reliable business data quickly To provide role based dashboards assisting decision making / forecasting To enable both fixed and mobile workforces To consolidate applications into lesser applications to manage, monitor To shield for the future with choice of cutting edge technology solutions

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application Service - To Run or Not Run

Scenario: Running Deployment Scripts that are publishing WSPs into a multi-server farm (2 front-ends, 1 App Server) Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application Service running in their environment (where the Foundation Web Application is running) is making the deployment go fine, where as the same in our environment is not running, so the script is failing. Generally, if you run this service in a server, that makes that server as WFE (Web Front End) so, people prefer to have this stopped in App Servers. But there is a dependency on this with the “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service” and since this is running as well in the App Server, the script is trying to deploy the solution in the App Server as well and since the Web Application Service is not running, the script is unable to deploy and throws errors. Now you have 2 options: 1.        To stop the “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service” and re-run the script and try how it wo

Restore in SharePoint Online

Recently I got into a discussion on how recoverability actually works within SharePoint Online. Below are a few facts. Site Collection Restore Backups are taken every 12 hours and kept for 14 days. In order to restore a site collection, you must contact technical support The only supported restore option is a full site collection restore The restore uses the same URL, so you will loose all the data that is currently hosted at that URL. Recycle Bin By default Sites, Lists, Libraries, Folders, Items and Documents will all go into the recycle bin. If an end user empties his recycle bin, the content will be transferred into the site collection recycle bin. A site collection administrator is able to restore items from the site collection recycle bin. Items that have been deleted into the recycle bin will remain there for 30 days (I experienced that it might be a bit longer than 30 days). The 30 days is the total length regardless weather the items are in the user recycle

Upgrade SharePoint 2013's SQL Instance from SQL 2k8 R2 to SQL 2014

1. Install SP2 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Refer below versions: SQL Server 2014 supports upgrade from the following versions of SQL Server: SQL Server 2005 SP4 or later SQL Server 2008 SP3 or later SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 or later SQL Server 2012 SP1 or later Refer: 2. Install SP1 for SP 2013 3. Upgrade from SQL2K8 R2 SP2 to SQL 2014 Refer: Be careful to select SharePoint instance 4. Restore QTA Backup 5. Install SP2 for SQL 2014

Applying Folder Up Navigation and Providing Bulge effect on Top Navigation Bar to SharePoint 2013 Site

When you upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 or setup a new SharePoint 2013 site, many people feel that the SharePoint 2013 default look and feel is not as usable as how the default branding of SP 2010 is. It is white and blue and there are no lines, borders, panels, bulges - just nothing - it is all just plain. For a company which just wants to use the default branding, this could post a huge challenge. Hence, this post talks about how you can bring folder up navigation as well as a bulge effect on the Top Navigation bar: 1.        Create a CSS file and name it as  Ex. MyBranding.CSS, that  file is to be placed in the  /Style Library/css/   Directory 2.        You can  the DCR CSS file from current default master page by using this syntax d <SharePoint:CssRegistration Name="/Style Library/css/MyBranding.css" After="corev15.css" runat="server" /> 3.        Then Search for below keyword  in current defaul