Archive for 'Management' Category

Custom Timer Jobs versus PowerShell and Task Scheduler for Scheduled Tasks

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Friday, December 7, 2012

Although I am a great fan of using PowerShell for performing lots of tasks in SharePoint quickly, but there are certain areas where PowerShell may not be the optimum solution. One of which is Custom Timer Jobs in SharePoint. Although you can schedule a PowerShell script by a task scheduler in windows to run some […]

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Solution for viewing HTML files in browser from SharePoint Document Library

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012

In SharePoint 2010 document library, if you click on a file with .html extension, you will notice that browser will open Save File dialogue box. This behaviour stops you to view HTML files directly in browser from document library and some times it is very annoying. To resolve it and view HTML files in browser, […]

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What is the meaning of “Limited Access” in SharePoint?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011

If you are wondering what is “Limited Access” in SharePoint and how does it affect you then here is the simple explanation: “Limited Access” in SharePoint means a user has an access to an item of the page specifically but not the whole SharePoint list. Normally, we don’t manage individual item permissions and list items normally inherit […]

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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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Solution: The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C”) has not been activated

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011

If you are trying to add a Managed Metadata type column and getting “The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C”) has not been activated” error then here is the quickest way to enable the required feature by using following PowerShell cmdlet: Enable-SPFeature -id “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C” -url “YourSiteUrl”          

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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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Download wsp solution file from SharePoint Farm

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, October 10, 2010

Here is a simple code to download the actual solution file from SharePoint Farm.

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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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Quickest way to copy files from GAC

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quickest way to copy files from GAC!

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Display filtered files list without creating new views

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Here is the qucikest way to display list of files from a document library without creating new views

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