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Quickly find the current used storage of your site collection by using REST

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you want to find out how much storage your SharePoint site collection is currently using then you can use the following REST url in your browser ://<Replace your Site Collection Url>/_api/site/Usage/Storage For example: http://sp/_api/site/Usage/Storage You will get response similar to following. Please note SharePoint report storage in bytes so to get the size in […]

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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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Solution for “SharePoint Designer cannot display the item” error to edit workflow

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, November 2, 2014

If you are unable to edit workflows in SharePoint 2013 after upgrading from 2010 and getting following error then perform  the steps mentioned below to resolve this issue.   Make sure you have uninstalled SharePoint Designer 2010 Close SharePoint Designer 2013 On the local computer, browse to the following folder: C:\Users\<Replace Your User Name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache Example: C:\Users\mark.lee.contoso\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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