Deleting a SharePoint sub site is relatively straightforward, but there are few things you should consider before getting rid of a site. How deleting a site is different from deleting a file? When you delete a document or list item, SharePoint moves that item into your Recycle Bin where it stays for 30 days. During […]

SWIFT equivalent of Objective-C statements
Posted on March 19th, 2015

Just for my reference documenting some Swift equivalent of Objective-c statements. OBJECTIVE-C In Swift, you do this: SWIFT Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Using Swift with Cocoa and Objective-C.” iBooks. (1892)

No Code Solution Here is a quick and easy way to create a SharePoint Birthday Calendar using a SharePoint custom list and some simple formula available out-of-the-box without any code. Step 1: Create a “DATE TIME” field to store Date of Birth. Step 2: Create a “DATE TIME” field to store Date of Birth. Step 3: […]

Custom Site Definitions Custom site definitions in SharePoint 2010 are site templates customized and saved as SharePoint solution packages (WSP file). If you are planning to use these custom site definitions after you upgrade to SharePoint 2013, you must plan to recreate them in 2013 mode before you upgrade your site collection. You have to […]

So you are using NetBIOS names to access SharePoint URL. And have an Alternate Access Mapping to the FQDN. You might still run into issues when trying to do one of the following. You are using a cloud based analytics solution that requires FQDN. In this case you are going to completely loose the metrics of […]

Opening browser-enabled documents Browser-enabled documents  can be opened in the browser or the client application. This commonly applies to office documents if Office Web Apps is configure or browser enabled InfoPath forms. You can control how browser-enabled documents opens by default for individual document libraries by going to Document Library -> Settings -> Advanced Settings and […]

It’s amazing how many SharePoint folks I speak to still don’t know about the Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Command Builder site. The Windows PowerShell Command Builder for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Office 365 is an HTML5 application that is designed to help IT professionals and power users learn how to […]

Here is a sample code to download SharePoint list item attachments using Client Object Model. Getting the URL for each attachment is pretty straightforward. With CSOM you just need read access to the source SharePoint site and you don’t have to run this on the SharePoint server. If you are working with a large list […]

Efficient SharePoint Troubleshooting Workflow
Posted on October 19th, 2013

Every SharePoint administrator has a SharePoint troubleshooting workflow. Surprisingly some of them still involve logging into each server in the farm and opening the recent log file using notepad… only to watch notepad crash on them. One of the major gripe I hear from new SharePoint administrators is how difficult it is to go through […]

This is the second part of How to quickly build a Survey in SharePoint 2013. In the last post we saw how to set-up a Survey and set-up questions. In this post we will go through the following. Make respondents see only their own response Set permission so the entire company can respond to the […]