Archive for 'Information' Category

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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What is a SharePoint Farm?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, June 9, 2016

It is a common question asked by many users that what exactly we mean by SharePoint Farm? The answer is A SharePoint Farm is a collection of all those SharePoint servers that share the same SharePoint configuration database. By Default, configuration database name is SharePoint_Config. As per Microsoft TechNet article here, configuration database is the fundamental […]

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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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Exam 70-489 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions Format

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014

If you are preparing for the SharePoint 2013 certification 70-489 i.e. “Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions” then following will be helpful for you with regards to exam format: Exam will consist of total 46 questions Minimum passing score is 700 Exam questions will be either multiple choice or scenario based drag and drop […]

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SharePoint 2013 beta announced

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Microsoft has announced the new version of SharePoint  i.e. SharePoint 2013. It is in beta version right now and can be downloaded from SharePoint site http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/sharepoint.aspx To get the better idea of what is coming in next version of SharePoint, please check the Microsoft presentations at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30361 For developers, there are training videos available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/fp123626 One of […]

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How to detect if the given webpage is generated by SharePoint?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

If you want to find out whether the given web page is generated by SharePoint or not then the most authentic way of verification is to check Response Headers. SharePoint adds an specific response header (along with others) called MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices The presence of this header is a proof that the given web page is served […]

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Difference between Security Context of Workflow Code in SharePoint 2007 and 2010

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In SharePoint 2010, any code which executes because of the changes made by the workflow process will run in context of the user who either started the workflow or responsible for changes which caused the code to be executed. But … In SharePoint 2007,  any code which executes because of the changes made by the workflow process […]

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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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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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