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Category Archives: SharePoint

SharePoint 2016 Preview Installation – Step 3 Configure Database Issue

I had trouble on SharePoint Configuration “Step 3 – Configure Database” when installing the SharePoint 2016 Preview on a single developer VM. Step 3 never completed its processing after running for 8+ hours. Here’s my work around: Disable UAC via the registry setting and reboot. Use the New-SPConfigurationDatabase powershell script to create the configdb. Run PSConfigUI …

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JavaScript & CSS – Lessons Learned from the Field

In the past year, I’ve been able to work primarily on SharePoint intranet projects – both from the perspective of re-branding an existing site, as well as creating new, branded sites from scratch. These efforts were made much easier through the power of JavaScript and CSS, and they continue to be essential tools for any …

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InfoPath is Still Alive

In January 2014, Microsoft announced the end of any future updates to InfoPath, with an implication that it might not be included in the next version of SharePoint. A year later, Microsoft has officially confirmed that InfoPath Forms Services will continue to be one of the services included in SharePoint Server 2016, and its inclusion …

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SharePoint 2013 Search Results Not Returned – Alternative Access Mappings (AAM)

Worked through a search issue last week.  Hope this post helps to give some guidance. We had a Default Zone URL called http://foo It was extended to FBA on the Internet Zone with URL called http://bar We configured a content source that crawled the Internet Zone, i.e. we crawled http://bar. Here are the results: http://foo

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Variations Not Working After SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Upgrade

A customer had a SharePoint 2010 site collection that we upgraded to SharePoint 2013. The variation pages propagation jobs were set to run every three minutes. The publish of an existing page in the variation root caused a “Started…Finished” propagation log entry with no information about the child variations: Page update variations was automatically started …

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Coercion Failed Error when Running a Workflow from a Document Retention Policy

Recently, I had a client that wanted to create a “document review” workflow that would run if a document had not been modified in the past year. The solution involved creating a simple SharePoint 2010 style workflow that would assign a task to review the document to the reviewer(s) defined in the workflow’s association settings. …

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March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 is available (and mandatory)

For those of you on SharePoint 2013, the March 2013 Public Update is now available with 30+ fixes as well as some performance and stability fixes around search . The good news is the SharePoint Server 2013 update contains the SharePoint Foundation 2013 update as well, so you only need to apply the one update. …

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