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Month: November 2011

Records Management features in SharePoint 2010: Part 13– Send to connections

Records Management features in SharePoint 2010: Part 13– Send to connections

Overview “Send to” ECB (edit control block or dropdown) menu option can be customized to send documents to multiple records management centers, not just one like SharePoint 2007. It can now do more than just copy a document (like in SharePoint 2007), it can now: Move the document Copy the document Move the document and leave a link to it so it is still accessible from original library It’s configured in Central Admin –> General Application settings –> Configure Send…

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Records Management features in SharePoint 2010: Part 12– Scalability and Performance

Records Management features in SharePoint 2010: Part 12– Scalability and Performance

Overview Think scalability and performance first! Invest time performing an in-depth current content inventory of Records (are we looking at terabytes?) What are your growth estimates for the size of your electronic record inventories? Large collections of Records require careful planning on numbers and locations of content databases, site collections, sites and document libraries in relation to the file plan Bottom Line: Invest time in planning the SharePoint Logical Architecture for your Records Center Some more thoughts: Try and limit…

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Free Online Service to convert SharePoint CAML Queries to c#

Free Online Service to convert SharePoint CAML Queries to c#

Powered by their Codeplex project – Camlex.NET (http://camlex.codeplex.com), Alexey Sadomov and Vladimir Timashkov have released a free online service to convert your CAML Query Strings into c# code.  All you have to do is type in your CAML query and it will spit out the corresponding c# lambda expression you can use in your code. Example by typing in this CAML Query: <Query> <Where> <And> <Eq> <FieldRef Name=”ID” /> <Value Type=”Integer”>1</Value> </Eq> <Eq> <FieldRef Name=”Title” /> <Value Type=”Text”>Hello world</Value> </Eq>…

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Hold off on installing SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Hold off on installing SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Note: this issue has now been resolved -> Read: SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been “re”-released. ______________________________ Microsoft has identified a few issues with SP1 and recently updated their SP1 KB article with the following excerpt: Notice“We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package…

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Use the Microsoft Virtual Academy for FREE training on SharePoint Online and Office365

Use the Microsoft Virtual Academy for FREE training on SharePoint Online and Office365

The Microsoft Virtual Academy is a great resource and will help you improve your IT Skill set and help advance in your career with a free, easy to access training portal. You can learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition.  The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and solutions. If you are not yet registered on Microsoft Virtual Academy, it takes only a…

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SharePoint 2010 vs. SharePoint 2013 Hardware, Software and Browser Compatibility Comparison

SharePoint 2010 vs. SharePoint 2013 Hardware, Software and Browser Compatibility Comparison

Carrying on with my SharePoint 2010 vs. SharePoint 2013 analysis, below is a chart indicating the key differences in the hardware, software and browser requirements between SharePoint 2010 and the new SharePoint 2013. The most key differences in my opinion are the increased RAM requirements for the hardware.  I’ve tried to highlight and point out the key differences in the chart below.  Please let me know if you find any discrepancies. This data is taken is taken from the following…

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