I’m a huge fan of creating little browser bookmarklets that make my life easier. I’ve done this in the past for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2013. For example by bookmarklet to sign in as another user or my bookmarklet to force the sign out of Office 365 of Windows Live.
This time a colleague required the ability to export a ListViewWebPart and used an old SharePoint 2007 trick. To make things even easier I give you a bookmarklet to simplify the process of exporting non-exportable web parts such as List Views.
To install this simply drag the link below to your favorites bar to create a bookmarklet that will work on any SharePoint 2013 site. Whenever you want to export a web part just click the link in your browser favorites and specify the GUID of the web part to export.
Export Web Part
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I’ve recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 which I must agree is a great improvement over the start screen and desktop interaction. While there are some new features the quality of life enhancements really make the upgrade worth it. One thing I didn’t expect with the upgrade was to receive a new version of Internet Explorer automatically.
Enter Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 has some great new features such as the new Developer Tools, better standards support and better HTML 5 video among other improvements. However, it also brings with it some problems using and working with SharePoint. Continue reading →
Watch out for the new “Minimal Download Strategy” feature that is default on Team Sites in SharePoint 2013 as it’s full of nasty little bugs. Microsoft is pushing it pretty hard as improving load times and better for performance due to the AJAX and partial load functionality but I think it wasn’t fully tested. My recommendation for now is to disable this feature until we get a CU or SP that addresses it. Read on for some of the common errors you’ll see. Continue reading →
SharePoint 2013 is VERY resource hungry and some of us are stuck with development environments with just 16GB of RAM. In order to actually develop in these conditions we must throttle services and be very careful how we configure our development environments. I’ve written a PowerShell script that will run through many of the optimizations that can be done and pre-configure them. You could say I’ve optimized the optimization. Continue reading →
I’ve been working with Managed Metadata Navigation and the Content Search Web Part a lot lately in SharePoint 2013. I just recently ran into a nasty little bug with a site that had been upgraded from SharePoint 2010.
The Content Search Web Part just wouldn’t work. Preview worked great but as soon as I published the page the web part was blank. So I opened the page up in Chrome from some better debugging tools and found the following:
A new best practice emerges in SharePoint 2013 that will change how some companies are deploying SharePoint today. That new best practice is to ensure that every single web application is SSL encrypted with said SSL now terminated on the SharePoint web front ends.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a requirement for web applications that are deployed in scenarios that support server-to-server authentication and app authentication. This is such a scenario. As a prerequisite for configuring Task Synchronization, the computer that is running SharePoint Server must have SSL configured.
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