SharePoint Configuration

Lydia Bronze

SharePoint Color Palette Tool

April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


A couple of months ago I wrote an article about the new look of SharePoint 2013, focusing on the new Site Collection themes for SharePoint. I gave a couple of examples for the new built-in themes included in SharePoint 2013.

09 - SharePoint 2013 Theme

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Juan Carlos

How to Debug SharePoint Autohosted Applications using the Windows Azure Service Bus

April 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


As you know SharePoint 2013 introduces a new development model, known as the App Model, that allows you to create and deploy applications for SharePoint On-Premise and SharePoint Online in Office 365. If you want to know more about how to build applications for SharePoint, I recommend you to visit the Build apps for Office and SharePoint portal created by Microsoft. There you can find a lot of useful information and resources about this new development model, how to build apps, and so on.

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Juan Carlos

How to Install the RTM Version of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

March 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Microsoft recently released the RTM version of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 (read the announcement on S. Somasegar’s blog) as a step forward in their development support for SharePoint and Office 2013. In this article, I will explain how to install the final version of the tools in a CloudShare environment where Visual Studio 2012 + Preview 2 of the Office Developer Tools is installed.

Let’s start!

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Juan Carlos

How to configure SharePoint 2013 Content Databases in read-only mode

March 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Read-Only Databases is a feature available when upgrading or moving SharePoint 2013 content databases to avoid any data loss and allow users access to the information stored in the system. In this mode we can backup content databases with the latest information available, and at the same time guarantee our SharePoint users can read existing data, but not modify it. In this article, I will explain step-by-step how to configure an existing content database in read-only mode:

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Lydia Bronze

How to Recover SharePoint 2013 Databases from Suspect Mode

January 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


I restarted my SharePoint server, opened Central Administration and encountered the following error:

Server Error in ‘/’ Application
Runtime Error
Description: An application error occurred on the server.

01 - SharePoint 2013 Server Error in Application

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Juan Carlos

How to install and configure workflow infrastructure in SharePoint 2013

January 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , ,


Workflows are another key area in  SharePoint 2013 where Microsoft has made great investments. In fact, workflow platform is completely new in that it allows creation, usage and deployment of .NET Framework 4.x workflows in a SharePoint 2013 farm. Microsoft has completely redesigned the workflow platform for SharePoint by creating the Windows Azure Workflow Server (WAS) that enables us to completely separate the SharePoint side from the workflow one. Indeed, workflow infrastructure in SharePoint 2013 is completely independent from the SharePoint point of view that consumes and uses workflows through a web services façade.

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Danny Jessee

Access and Manipulate Data in Your CloudShare SharePoint 2013 Farm from Anywhere with CSOM, REST and OData

December 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , ,


SharePoint 2010 introduced the client-side object model (CSOM) to allow developers to write applications which interact with SharePoint from client-side code. In SharePoint 2013, Microsoft steps things up a notch by allowing developers to use Representational State Transfer (REST) in conjunction with the Open Data (OData) protocol to perform Create/Read/Update/Delete (CRUD) operations against SharePoint sites and lists for nearly every API in the CSOM. Through the magic of CloudShare web access, we can leverage the CSOM along with REST and OData to interact with our SharePoint 2013 environments from literally anywhere, using any type of client! All code samples in this blog post will be run from my local workstation over 1,000 miles away from my SharePoint 2013 server running in the CloudShare datacenter!

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Juan Carlos

How to configure the Site Access Request in SharePoint 2013

December 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , ,


SharePoint 2013 introduces many cool improvements in terms of user experience when working standard sites. For instance, users can easily request access to a specific site by using the new site access request and invitation mechanism. At the same time, a site administrator can easily do a follow up of all the access requests to a specific site. In this article, I am going to show you how to configure the site access request mechanism in a SharePoint 2013 site.

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