Archive for 'Guidance' Category

Step-by-Step SharePoint Online Authentiaction Process via HTTP Protocol

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, March 21, 2016

Here is the step-by-step, behind the scene, authentication process of SharePoint Online. You can use it to connect to SharePoint Online from any Microsoft or Non-Microsoft technology.  It gives you an idea of how things work at the very basic level of HTTP protocol, while authenticating a user in SharePoint Online. Assumption: User is trying […]

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Ideal list of tools you need for SharePoint Development

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, May 7, 2012

After working with several clients, I have compiled a list of tools, addons, plugins and technologies which are needed for development, customization or administration of SharePoint. This list is not a “Mandatory Tools List” but in fact, it is a compilation of tools and technologies which can be used at any point in time depending on your role. I […]

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Useful Javascript Functions and objects in SharePoint – Part 2

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, February 20, 2012

In my last article “Useful Javascript Functions and objects in SharePoint – Part 1”  I listed some useful javascript objects in SharePoint. Today I will continue exploring useful functions. DOM Management byid(id) = Return element for the given id newE(tag) = Create a new dom element of the given tag e.g. div etc. wpf() = […]

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Continuous Integration of SharePoint Project by using TFS

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Friday, August 26, 2011

SharePoint projects are some what special in the way they use assemblies and some time it is very difficult to setup your TFS build process for continuous integration. Today, SharePoint Developer Team has published an excellent step-by-step process to properly setup your TFS Build Process for SharePoint Projects. You can read the article here This article guides […]

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SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 is out!

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today Microsoft has released the much awaited Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 along with Office 2010.  Along with many bug fixes and minor updates, here is a quick list of new functionality which SP1 will add in your SharePoint environment:   For video display, you will now be able to select a frame as […]

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List of Special Pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011

There are some special pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page. You should be aware of these pages to avoid bad user experience while branding your site. Following is the list of those pages: AccessDenied.aspx : Displays, if user does not have permission to perform respective action. Confirmation.aspx : Displays, to […]

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HTML Field Control versus Content Editor Web Part

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, April 3, 2011

Normally, people feel strong temptation to use Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) whenever they need to display HTML content on a SharePoint page. There is nothing wrong in using CEWP as far as you know when to use it and what are the alternatives. Most of the time CEWP performs as needed but there are some scenarios where we […]

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SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2009

If you are confused about when to use SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio then here are some guidelines which may help you choosing the right technology at the right time. The short answer is

Web Designer=SharePoint Designer whereas Web Developer=Visual Studio

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List of all SharePoint Back-End databases

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, July 16, 2009

List of all SharePoint Back-End databases

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Access Denied while changing name of a Document of Document Library

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, June 21, 2009

So, if you are getting Access Denied error while changing the Name of a document of a SharePoint Documnt Library and you know that you have the Update/Modify permission on that doucment then make sure you also have Delete permission on that document.

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