SharePoint 2013

Juan Carlos

How to create and update SharePoint Property Bags from a CSV file!

September 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, SharePoint, Training | Tags: , ,


As you know, SharePoint Property Bags are a powerful mechanism we have available in SharePoint to create and define configuration properties at the different logical levels in the platform architecture: Farm, Web Application, Site Collection, Site, List / Document Library and Folder). SharePoint Property bags are very useful to store configuration properties such as Database connection strings, specific data for the solutions we are building, etc. Finally, It’s a best practice to use Property Bags to store and retrieve such configuration properties required by our SharePoint solutions. In this article I will so you how to create and update SharePoint Property Bags from a CSV file using PowerShell so you can automate the process of maintaining your Property Bags in your SharePoint deployment.

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Juan Carlos

How To Convert a date in ISO 8061 format to a DateTime format!

September 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , ,


This time I would like to share a quick tip with you that allows you to solve typical problems you can find when working with dates in your SharePoint code: how to convert a date in ISO 8061 format to a .NET DateTime format. For instance, this situation happens when you have to update a list item field inside the code of a SharePoint event receiver and the field type to process is just a SharePoint DateTime field.

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Juan Carlos

How To Import Search Query Suggestions using PowerShell!

July 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: , ,


Undoubtedly, SharePoint search is one of the most powerful features available in the platform not only for the out of the box features but also for the multiple extensibility points provided. In this post we will see how we can improve the search user experience through search query suggestions imported in SharePoint using the power provided by PowerShell. Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

How to determine the size of the SharePoint Content DBs in a SharePoint Farm!

June 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: ,


One of the most common administration tasks when managing a SharePoint environment is to have under control the sizes of the SharePoint content databases available in a SharePoint farm. Although there are several possibilities to get this information, I recommend you to use Windows PowerShell so you can take advantage of the features and great capabilities it provides when doing SharePoint administration task. As you will learn in this article, you can easily get the size for your SharePoint Content Databases by means of a PowerShell Script.

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Juan Carlos

SharePoint 2013 and Yammer Integration Features in the Service Pack 1

April 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , ,


After some weeks where I guess SharePoint team has been very busy, we can finally say that the “real and definitive” service pack (SP) 1 for SharePoint 2013 has just arrived and it’s ready to download and install on your SharePoint deployments (Note: For your reference, I recommend you to read Stefan Goßner ’s blog post about the re-release of SharePoint 2013 SP 1. In this article I will show you one of the enhancements included as part of the SharePoint 2013 SP 1: a first integration approach between SharePoint 2013 and Yammer. Indeed, SharePoint 2013 included a first approach to real hybrid solutions where we will have out of the box the possibility of using on-premises and Office 365 features.

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Juan Carlos

How to hide the SharePoint 2013 Ribbon programmatically!

April 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


This time I want to share with you some tips about how to hide the SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Ribbon programmatically.

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Juan Carlos

Installing SharePoint 2013 SP1 in a CloudShare environment and what’s new in the box!

March 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


Microsoft has recently released the Service Pack (SP) 1 for SharePoint 2013. In this article I will show you how easy is to install the first SP for SharePoint 2013 and also some of the new goodies coming with the platform. Let’s start.

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Juan Carlos

How to create a Web Performance Test for SharePoint 2013 using VS 2013 Update 1 – Part I!

February 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: , , , ,


In this post I will explain how you can do web performance tests in SharePoint 2013. In the same way you can detect/prevent any issue or problem on your SharePoint Solutions doing an exhaustive analysis using tools like MSOCAF (Microsoft SharePoint Online Code Analysis Framework), you can verify performance and stress abilities on your SharePoint applications by creating web performance and load tests. In this first post I will show you how to create a Web Performance Test for SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2013 (VS 2013) Update 1 in a SharePoint 2013 CloudShare environment.

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Juan Carlos

How to Use the Same Autogrowth Value for SharePoint Content Databases

August 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


As a SharePoint professional, there are some configuration options you should know about in order to ensure good performance in your SharePoint 2013 deployment. One of these configurations is the Autogrowth size for content databases (DBs). In this article I will show you how to configure this property in order to apply the same value for all SharePoint content DBs. Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

Site Policies in SharePoint 2013

August 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , ,


One of the new, and lesser-known, jewels included as part of SharePoint 2013 is the ability to define site policies. SharePoint 2010 allowed you only to create policies attached to content types or at a site collection level, but SharePoint 2013 includes a new set of rules which provides an out-of-the-box site lifecycle management mechanism. In this article you’ll learn how to define site policy for a SharePoint site and how to use site lifecycle management. Read the rest of this entry »