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Solution to stop unecessary calls to SharePoint Server from Microsoft Office applications

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Published Links are the addresses of SharePoint sites/libraries which are available to user as a destination to save the document from Office Application. User can add additional sites/libraries by clicking on Connect To Office button on SharePoint Document Library ribbon. Microsoft Office Applications e.g. Word and Excel try to sync information for all Published Links of SharePoint […]

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How to receive latest updates in O365 Developer Tenant As Soon As Possible?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Microsoft contniously updates Office 365 with new features and experiences and releases them to the users as per release preference selected by customer. If you have a Developer Tenant account and want to receive updates as soon as possible, you will need to swicth your Release Preference  to First release track. Following is the step by step […]

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How to enable new User Experience for SharePoint Online Document Libraries and Lists

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Microsoft is rolling out new user experience for Document Libraries and Lists in SharePoint Online. If you are a SharePoint Online tenant user and want to test new User Experience for your Document Library and/or SharePoint Lists then perform following steps: Document Library: Open Library Settings Click Advanced Settings Scroll to bottom of the page, you will […]

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All possible ways to find SharePoint Version and Build number

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, November 3, 2014

If you are trying to find exact Version and Patch level of your SharePoint installation, then use one of the following methods Method 1 : Using Service.cnf url Navigate to following url in your browser  <Your SharePoint Site>/_vti_pvt/Service.cnf You will a response similar to following vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_extenderversion:SR|14.0.0.4762  Check the number shown in your response at SharePoint […]

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Correct way of generating Source parameter value in your SharePoint Link

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

As you may already know that SharePoint uses Source parameter in query string to take you back to the page from where you came. The value of the Source paramter must be properly encoded. Don’t worry, you do not need to write your own Javascript function to do this. Just use already provided function called […]

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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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Useful Javascript Functions and objects in SharePoint – Part 1

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012

SharePoint has a huge set of javascript functions and objects which are defined in essential SharePoint javascript files like init.js, core.js, forms.js etc. These files are necessary for SharePoint to function properly. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel by writing your own javascript function for something which is already provided by these core […]

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Quickest way to create Slide Show from your Picture Library in SharePoint

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, February 5, 2012

Although there are many scripts available on internet which helps you to create slide show or image carousel but none of them gives us the ability to display Title and Description along with the image. I searched quite a lot and then ultimately end up creating my own. I must clarify that I have not […]

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Solution for “Access denied by Business Data Connectivity” Error

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011

If you are trying to create external data type list and get the error “Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity” then the most common reason for that can be the incorrect permissions for your target External Content Type. To fix the issue, please perform the following steps: Open your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Page Under […]

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Quickest way to add Facebook Like Button on your SharePoint page

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, April 4, 2011

Facebook is everywhere. No one can deny the importance of Facebook’s social media capabilities. If you want to add the Facebook Like button on your SharePoint pages then just paste the following code in a Content Editor Web Part and you will instantly get the Like button for that page. You do not need to hardcode […]

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