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: Prevent site deletion with a custom event receiver

This post is a contribution from Charls Tom Jacob, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. In this blog I will describe how to develop a custom site event receiver to prevent users from deleting a SharePoint site. By default, any user with the sufficient permission can delete a site. This custom solution can…

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HOW TO: Not allow a user to add multiple items of a meeting at the same time & date in a Calendar list for a user in SharePoint 2010

This post is a contribution from Bharat Rathod, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team. By default, SharePoint 2010 allows you to add multiple items in the calendar for the same date and time.  Below screenshot shows that Meeting1 and Meeting2 occur at the same date and time for the same user. In real…

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