Wednesday, February 25, 2015

InfoPath 2013 form SharePoint

I posted one article in the Microsoft Technet wiki about the what is the future course of the long lasted InfoPath form in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016.

And also some prediction on what could be the successor of the InfoPath form technology at end of the article , may be I am not sure on this but 80 percent of chances there those technologies can be used to future form technology.

Read further @ Technet

Future of the InfoPath 2013 form

Configuring the basic search in SharePoint 2013

In this article , I tell you how to configure the very basic search setting on the SharePoint 2013.
I assume , the Search Service application has been started on your server and good to go further to configure.

First on my site, I typed the keyword in the search text box and hit the search icon and my result was first time its looks so.

Go to Application ManagementàManager Service Applicationà Click on the “Search Service Application”à
Now my search configuration shows nothing is configured to be crawled.

Your first step is to create search functionality in your site is specify the “Content Sources” to be crawled by the Search Engine.
On the Search Service Admin page, on the left navigation menu select the “Content Sources” from the Crawling header.

On Manage Content Source page, Local SharePoint sites are configured by default content source. In this case, I do not have any crawl history. Go and click on the “Start all Crawls” link.

There are two types of crawl in SharePoint Search.
Full crawl and Incremental Crawl.

 Every time you start or the crawl, engine will crawled on the configured data source and store it on the “Crawled database type”. You can find it on the search service management page.

You can also have on control on what site can be crawled. Example you can exclude the HR Site or Finance department site from the crawling and searched by the end user.

To manage this, click on “New Content Source” and type the site name that wanted to be crawled and searchable in the SharePoint.
After I started the crawl now my search management dashboard looks like this,

and I am able to see the crawl history on the content source page.

Now go back to your site and type the keyword in the search text box. Now you’ll be able to see the Search Result.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Issues fixed in SharePoint 2010 SP1

When you are working on SharePoint 2010 and got the below listed any of the  error and stumbled upon searching the solution for these issues and found nothing,

Then its time for your to update your SharePoint 2010 Farm with SP1 Package.

ü  When you issue an SPQuery that uses list joins and projections, the query returns a "One or more field types are not installed properly ... " error message.
ü  On Galician blog sites, the date box on the left side of a blog entry shows the month and the day reversed.

ü  When you click "Test Link" in the Image Viewer web part,  the browser crashes.

ü  Users experience publishing failures.

ü  When you send a meeting request that has an exception to a SharePoint calendar, only the last exception is displayed on the Calendar. If you try to send that same meeting request again, the last exception is duplicated, and the duplicate event cannot be deleted.

ü  When you delete a folder that is inside a list, attachments to the list items that are contained in the folder are not deleted.

ü  The JAWS screen reader reads ribbon menus incorrectly in Firefox.

ü  Right and left alignment icons in the Ribbon are mirrored incorrectly in "right-to-left" language versions.

ü  Before SP1, you could not have some pages rendered in Internet Explorer 9 document mode (instead of Internet Explorer 8). Starting with SP1, a control is available that lets you set individual pages to be rendered in Internet Explorer 9.

ü  Calendar view is not rendered correctly when the browser window is resized.

ü  If a SharePoint managed account is removed in Active Directory, the account cannot be unregistered from SharePoint.

ü  When you try to search in Help as a non-administrator, no results are returned.

ü  URLs to documents in document libraries are very long and include the Source parameter when the URL is copied (e.g., by right-clicking and selecting Copy Shortcut). In SP1, the Source parameter is not included in a copied URL, so the URL is much shorter.

ü  On a single page, if a combination of a CAML list view (or any non-XSLT list view, such as Calendar) and an XSLT list view (list or document library) is present and Group By views is enabled on the XSLT view, a problem occurs when groups in the XSLT list view are expanded. After a page refresh, a script error occurs and the groups cannot be expanded again.

ü  When you use the Backup-SPSite Windows PowerShell cmdlet with the -UseSqlSnapshot parameter, an error occurs.

ü  After a user changes a doclib content type field from required to hidden, they cannot check in a file of that content type.

ü  The Quick Launch is difficult to navigate using accessibility tools.

ü  Before SP1, the Title field on attachments was a required field. Therefore, users had to supply a title to save a document. Starting with SP1,  the Title field is no longer a required field.

ü  Group owners cannot delete the SharePoint groups that they own.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Exam 70-488 - Implement Authentication and Authorization in SharePoint 2013

70-488 Exam preparation guide on "Implement Authentication and Authorization in SharePoint 2013".

Download Link Open in new window or Tab} : Implement Authentication and Authorization in SharePoint 2013"

I am preparing this notes for understanding the exam syllabus and co relating the each aspect with my real time experience , so I am firmly hope it will be useful for developers who wants to take exam and updates them quickly without spending much time.

In this document I covered the below topics with screenshot, brief notes and my own screenshot which is tested on my local VM before to understand the theory.

  1. Creating custom claim provider
  2. Details about default Identity Provider
  3. Kerberos Authentication in SharePoint 2013
  4. Microsoft Single Sign - On Assistant for Client application authentication
  5. How to deploy the claim provider in the SharePoint Farm.
  6. App authentication and Authorization.
  7. App authorization - Types of Policy
  8. OAuth - How to and When to use.
  9. TokenHelper Class
  10. Updating / revoke the App Permission.

You can also find my recent exam preparation notes on "Plan and design SharePoint sites".
Download link  {Open in new window or Tab } Plan and design SharePoint sites

Download link :
Notes on "Access and manage data in SharePoint 2013 App"

Friday, February 06, 2015

SharePoint 2016 preview

Last couple of years Microsoft closely focused on cloud technologies and mobilities and SharePoint capabilities to Office 365. The best suites are Power BI and Yammer integration.

Recently Office Delve,been announced.Its new search approach that targets on Office 365 products such as Office documents thats shared with public in OneDrive,people and conversation in the social sites.

Still most of the companies are yet to move and don't want scrap all the investment in their SharePoint infrastructure over the night.

Considering this, Microsoft started to announce the new version of SharePoint with bunch of new features those are specific to Cloud environment yet still around in on on-premise.

May be advanced hybrid SharePoint environment with cloud experience.

Click the link for further details  SharePoint 2016 Preview.