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Renaming FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 Databases
As part of extending my pervious post ( Renaming SharePoint 2010 Search Service Database Name ) I’m planning to provide a walkthrough practice for changing the Database names for FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 (FS4SP). I will start this post by listing the FS4SP Databases, then walking through the practice...
15 Sep 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
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
Office Web Apps 2013 multi servers (NLB) Installation and Deployment for SharePoint 2013 step by step guide
This is a step by step guide on how to install Office Web Apps 2013 multi servers farm (using windows NLB and http) and how to configure it with SharePoint 2013. In my next post I will talk about how to configure Office Web Apps 2013 using NLB and https in multi servers deployment. Important : this post...
27 Mar 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
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 2013 Backup with PowerShell and Task Scheduler for beginners
You can do Everything with PowerShell - yes everything - and SharePoint is no exception. In this post for beginners, I will show you how to create tasks for the Task Scheduler to automate your SharePoint backups with PowerShell. First, to backup your farm, you can use the PowerShell command Backup...
23 Feb 2013
SharePoint Powershell command problem - FeatureDependencyId are not registered
Problem When you run SharePoint PowerShell on your SharePoint server you get the following error: Error: "The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered". Solution Make sure the logged in user who is trying to run SharePoint PowerShell commands...
18 Feb 2013
SharePoint 2010/2013 user profile synchronization
The User Profile Synchronization service is the core of the synchronization architecture in SharePoint Server 2013. When you start the User Profile Synchronization service on the synchronization server, SharePoint Server 2013 provisions a version of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) to...
18 Feb 2013
SharePoint 2010/2013 Search Incremental crawl vs Full crawl
In order to plan the Incremental and Full Crawl scenarios and schedule , I’m adding the below information in this regard: ...
18 Feb 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
Understand FAST Search Logical Architecture for SharePoint 2010
Architecture In this port , I’m going to talk about the FAST Search components and how they are interacting with each other , I recommend to read this article before start deploying FAST search as it should give a good guidance and understanding for your deployment plan: FAST Content...
26 Dec 2012
Upgrading from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 Part 1
In this post I will go through upgrading SharePoint sites from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 , I will include directions to use the most relevant upgrade approach, as start Upgrade from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 is really challenging as there is no direct path...
16 Dec 2012
Renaming SharePoint 2010 Search Service Database Name
In this post I’m planning to walkthrough the practice of changing the SharePoint 2010 Search Service Database names as you might need it in the following scenarios: Replacing the Search Service Application Databases Names that Includes GUID’s to a friendlier name. The Database Admin...
23 Oct 2012
Adding a Publishing Image Field to a SharePoint 2010 Calendar List
As I was working on customizing a SharePoint Calendar, someone asked me if it’s possible to add a Publishing Image Field to a SharePoint Calendar called “Event Image” to display the current event picture. I decided to write this post to explore the options that I have in this case....
27 Sep 2012
Divisional Portal (Single vs. Multiple Site Collections)
What is Divisional Portal? A divisional portal is a SharePoint Server 2010 deployment where teams mainly do collaborative activities and some content publishing; for example it can be used for hosting an Intranet Portal with multiple Departments. In general we usual face the choice between using sites...
23 Sep 2012
Migration to Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 - General Considerations
I’m currently working on an engagement where the customer is looking for upgrading his current SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search to Fast Search for SharePoint 2010, but I was wondering if there are any issues that need to be considered during this process. In this post I will highlight some of...
6 May 2012
Walkthrough SharePoint 2010 Workflow Visualization
Introduction SharePoint 2010 is a powerful platform that provides many useful features that help us in our day to day activities. As I was working in one of the projects I came along a challenge of implementing out of the box workflows, so I considered to explore the option of using one of the new...
27 Mar 2012
UI Design Challenges
Microsoft has many products built using Asp.Net platform (including SharePoint), and this means that we will have a lot of flexibility in implementing a new UI design. But what will happen if we consider hiring a Specialized Designers to implement all these flashy effects and try to fit them to our product...
6 Mar 2012
A Crash Course in Optimizing SQL Server for SharePoint
Do not enable auto-create statistics on a SQL Server that is supporting SharePoint Server To ensure optimal performance, it is recommend that you set max degree of parallelism (MAXDOP) to 1 To improve ease of maintenance, configure SQL Server connection aliases for each database server in your...
2 Dec 2011
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