HOW TO: Change master page of a personal site in SharePoint 2013

This post is a contribution from Pavan Kumar, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. As in SharePoint 2007 and 2010, one of the ways to achieve this is to use FeatureStapling.  Below are the steps to be followed to get this working. Create a SharePoint 2013 Empty project in Visual Studio 2012 and…

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HOW TO: Implement a custom iFilter in SharePoint 2013

This post is a contribution from Kevin Jacob Kurian, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. In SharePoint 2010, we had an option of implementing custom iFilter for files (like PDFs) so that we can see the search results from these files as well.  SharePoint 2013 has this feature of crawling PDF files in-built. …

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HOW TO: Add a custom field to blog posts in SharePoint 2013

This blog post is a contribution from David Wilborn, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. I recently worked a project where we needed to add a custom field to blog posts and use the new Client Side Rendering in SharePoint 2013 to display the field. My first thought was to create a new…

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Rerouting users to a custom page after multiple page upload

This blog post is a contribution from Balaji Sadasivan, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Puzzle In MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 you can reroute the user to a custom page after they complete uploading documents to a document library to by changing the source parameter in the query string URL like what’s…

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HOW TO: Customizing SharePoint AppWeb web template

This blog post is a contribution from Mustaq Patel, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer support team. SharePoint Apps provides a great deal of flexibility and how much we can do with it. Using WebTemplate we can direct AppWeb (the SPWeb under which the App is hosted) to use any other Site Template instead of…

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HOW TO: Retrieve Web Analytics report data using API

This blog post is a contribution from Aaron Miao, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. In a scenario that you want to render Web Analytics report data to your favorite format, you need to retrieve the report data. There’s no document on how to retrieve SharePoint built-in report data. Some online articles are…

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HOW TO: Create a custom ASPX association and initiation forms for Visual Studio Workflow

This post is a contribution from Himani Sharma, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Requirement You want to use custom Association and Initiation forms with your Visual Studio workflows. InfoPath forms do not fulfill your requirement due to the limitation they pose in terms of controls available in browser enabled forms. Hence you’d…

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HOW TO: Include symbols in rich text editor in MOSS 2007

This post is a contribution from Jaishree Thiyagarajan, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. Note: The below walk-through is based off of a publishing site. We can include symbols in rich text editor in MOSS 2007 in just 3 easy steps. Step1 Copy the image (symbol.jpg) to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\Symbol…

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