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Web performance/load Testing SharePoint 2013 for Beginners (part 1)
Hello, Web performance/load testing can sound like an intimidating thing, but it is not. And web performance/load testing SharePoint has been made a lot easier with Visual Studio 2012 Update 1. So here is a quick introduction into the subject. Prerequisites: Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate Edition...
16 Jun 2013
Use Facebook as an Identity Provider for SharePoint 2013 – Part 4
At this stage, we are done with configuring the SharePoint Part Demo: Go to your SharePoint Site Collection you created in part 3 . From the drop down list, select Facebook Authentication You will be redacted to Facebook page to enter your credential - The good thing that you don't share your credential...
6 Jun 2013
Use Facebook as an Identity Provider for SharePoint 2013 – Part 3
At this stage, we are done configuring the Azure Part Continue Configuration Steps: Go to your SharePoint Farm Create a new web application Make sure the claim authentication will be as the following: Enable Windows Authentication = Checked Integrated Windows authentication = Check Select NTLM PS: The...
5 Jun 2013
Use Facebook as an Identity Provider for SharePoint 2013 – Part 2
At this stage we are done configuring the Facebook part. Continue Configuration Steps: Now we need to create a signing token certificate. This is used to sign tokens issued to SharePoint Web Applications. Open command prompt, browse to MakeCert.exe command which can be found in the \Bin folder of the...
1 Jun 2013
Use Facebook as an Identity Provider for SharePoint 2013 – Part 1
Introduction: This blog will describe in details how to use Facebook as an identity provider to login into your SharePoint application. There are many ways to integrate you SharePoint application with Facebook; so you can start developing authentication and authorization mechanisms for your SharePoint...
31 May 2013
SharePoint 2013 - Image Rendition
Image rendition is a new capability in SharePoint 2013 helps you to optimize images in your SharePoint site through having the same image but in different sizes. This will enhance the user experience through browsing the SharePoint site from different devices, like laptop or mobile. How does it work...
27 May 2013
FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 - FQL and its Impact on Relevancy Ranking (Using Full Text Index Mapping)
Introduction In this post I will describe a common mistake that occurs when you write your own FQL that impacts the search results that depends on Relevancy Ranking (Using Full Text Index Mapping). Scenario Lets consider that we have a list of products that we would like to search through...
24 May 2013
Finding unused fields in InfoPath From
Introduction As I was working with one of the projects I had a customized InfoPath Form that has 100's of fields and multiple Views. As I was going though I had a concern that a lot of these fields were not used, so how to find which fields are used and which aren't. In this post I will give you some...
22 Apr 2013
SharePoint Group Calendar, Adding default users
Mohamed M Malek
The Problem One feature of SharePoint is to create a calendar and make it a group calendar. This allows the user to see the schedule of list of people at the same time on the same view as per the image below. To configure the Calendar as a group Calendar you need to edit the List settings and then click...
9 Apr 2013
Configuring SharePoint 2013 Search Topology
Introduction When creating the Search Service application , a default topology will be built automatically where all Search components are assigned to the server which is running the Central Administration, in multi servers farm scenario you need to change this topology , the only available way currently...
8 Apr 2013
InfoPath 2010 Paging (without coding)
Introduction In this post I will try to show you how to implement a simple paging mechanism using InfoPath 2010. This approach is useful if you are considering a quick & fast solution to handle InfoPath Repeating Tables (or sections) that returns 100s of items without writing code behind and by...
17 Mar 2013
Office Web Apps OWA and SP 2013 - Resource not found when viewing excel files
After installing SharePoint 2013 farm with OWA server I’ve faced an issue when viewing excel files online, and the weird thing that it happens in excel files only! Power point and word were working 100%! Going to the discovery page for OWA located on http://officewebappServer/hosting/discovery to get...
16 Mar 2013
SharePoint Provider Hosted App Walkthrough: Part 1 Preparation
Mohamed M Malek
SharePoint and office development model is changing to a new App model. This is the new development model for SharePoint. In this blog series I will walk you through creating a provider hosted SharePoint App that is hosted in an App part. This will show the following key features: · ...
24 Feb 2013
SharePoint Administration & Development Tools and Guidance
In this post, I am going to list the most used tools aligned with MS recommended practices for custom SharePoint development and administration. Please note that there are hundreds of tools available (from MS or 3 rd party) in the market and the tools listed below are either MS proprietary or MS open...
1 Jan 2013
Install and Download SharePoint 2013 prerequisites offline (manually)
This article applies in a situation when you don’t have internet access in your SharePoint server , I have placed all the direct download links for the installers you might need. This article assumes you are having a new fresh installation of windows server 2008 R2 SP1 If you tried to run...
26 Dec 2012
WCF Data Services 5.0 - Setup Failed (SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites)
When trying to install WCF Data Services 5.0 prior to installing SharePoint 2013 setup failed with the error: "0x800b010a - a certificate chain could not be built to a trusted root authority". My test server is in a disconnected environment. I looked up the error message and the resolution was...
13 Nov 2012
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