Archives by Tag 'Information'

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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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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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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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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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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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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