Migrating Performance Point To New SharePoint Site with different path

Introduction When you migrate SharePoint site to a different location that is in a different site structure with a different path the SharePoint content will be migrated with the content itself. But some components will not work as expected because the site URL structure is different. One of these components is Performance Point content. Performance point content contains relevant links to Performance Point…

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Creating My Site through JavaScript

  Overview With growing influence of JavaScript in our day to day programming we try to accomplish as much through JavaScript. SharePoint is no different. So what if you want to create My Site for your user using JavaScript. I found 2 very interesting and content rich articles which you would want to read to…


Sharepoint Pilot Migration - Quickly create large lists

Introduction  There are various tools in the market from third party vendors to ease the migration experience. Each vendor claims their product is superior and when the options are plenty, its too hard for us to go by the analysis and choose the right tool that fits our business scenario. This blog focusses on how to quickly…

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AutoSPInstaller for beginners

I love to write blog posts for beginners. Maybe because, I always feel happy and energized when I stumble upon a helpful blog post when I am learning a new subject. In this post, I will introduce you to AutoSPInstaller (http://autospinstaller.codeplex.com/ ), the framework for installing and configuring SharePoint using automated scripts. It is a…

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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 is through PowerShell which will provide more…

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Moving SharePoint Databases to Another Server (Without Reconfiguring SharePoint)

Introduction Moving / Migrating Microsoft SharePoint Server Databases from one server to another might be difficult as you need to reconfigure all the related DB(s) to point at the new server. This might be acceptable if we are talking about the SharePoint Content Databases, but how about the below scenarios:   Scenario # 1: Moving…

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Hybrid SharePoint Environment Considerations -Taxonomy

A hybrid SharePoint environment means a combination of SharePoint on-premise farm and Office 365 (O365) SharePoint online (SPO) farm to leverage both platforms advantages. In this post, I will demonstrate a console client solution that reads and writes taxonomy items from/to SPO platform and share some tips relevant to taxonomy in your farm or hybrid…

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SharePoint Provider Hosted App Walkthrough: Part 2 Dig deep

Introduction In the previous post here I showed how to write a new provider hosted App using a step by step process. In this post I will build up on that knowledge and show you the following: How to customize your provider hosted app so that you get information from the SharePoint site. (Such as…


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 of renaming these databases.   FAST Search…

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Cross farm Service Applications Integration between two separate SharePoint farms

  Introduction A very powerful integration capability is available between SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010/2013, where SharePoint 2010 can still consume service applications from SharePoint 2013 , in this post I will walk you through a step by step guide on how to consume managed meta data service applications resides in SharePoint 2013 from a…

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