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Create SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application using PowerShell

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Although we can create SharePoint 2013 search service application from Central Administration,  I prefer creating it through PowerShell as it gives the ability to get rid of GUIDs in Search service Database names. Also, from SharePoint 2013 Central Administration, Its not possible to modify search topology! So, PowerShell is the ideal way to create/configure Search in SharePoint 2013. Creating Search Service Application in PowerShell includes these 7 steps: Create an application pool for search service application  Start search service instances on the server Create a search service application  Create a search service application proxy Create new search service topology  Create all six components of the search and assign them to the search topology Activate the search topology PowerShell Script to Create Search Service Application for SharePoint 2013: Here is the PowerShell script to create Search service application in SharePoint 2013. Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.
Create SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application using PowerShell Create SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application using PowerShell Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on 6:46 PM Rating: 5

Bing Maps with GeoLocation Column in SharePoint 2013

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SharePoint 2013 introduced a new functionality called "Geolocation" as a Field type to enable location based data in SharePoint lists. So with GeoLocation field, we can bring "Map" experience to the users.  Geolocation Field type is not enabled by default. We have to do few configurations to make it available in SharePoint 2013. Here are the steps in summary to enable Geolocation field in SharePoint 2013: Register for a Bing map key Set Bing map key in SharePoint Add GeoLocation column to SharePoint  site/list Programmatically. Pre-requisites: You need to have SQLSysClrTypes.msi installed on every SharePoint front-end web server for SharePoint 2013 GeoLocation-Bing Map functionality. So, Download and install "SqlSYsCLRTypes.msi' from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29065 (For SQL Server 2012.) Step 1: Get a Bing map key Obtain a Bing map key by registering at: https://www.bingmapsportal.com. In my case, Here is what
Bing Maps with GeoLocation Column in SharePoint 2013 Bing Maps with GeoLocation Column in SharePoint 2013 Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on 7:44 PM Rating: 5

Integrating Windows Live ID, Google and Facebook Authentications with SharePoint 2013

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Federated authentication mechanism handles authentication by external providers which send the token back to SharePoint. So, Instead of we, creating accounts internally (in AD, SQL Server) for external users and partners, We can make use of external authentication providers like Microsoft Live ID Accounts, Google, Yahoo, Facebook accounts (or even external Active Directory - ADFS ) to manage authentication. Its extremely useful with public facing SharePoint sites, isn't it? This article walks through step by step on integrating Windows Live ID, Google and Facebook account authentications with SharePoint 2013. To start with, Here are the steps in summary: We need Windows Azure ACS (Access Control Service) as our Trusted Identity provider. Subscribe and get one. Add new Identity Provider for SharePoint 2013 with PowerShell. Authorize users by granting them access to the web application. Step 1: Configure Azure ACS with required Providers: Create a Windows Azure Account
Integrating Windows Live ID, Google and Facebook Authentications with SharePoint 2013 Integrating Windows Live ID, Google and Facebook Authentications with SharePoint 2013 Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on 8:09 PM Rating: 5

Configure Managed Navigation in SharePoint 2013 - Step by Step

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Managed navigation is a new feature in SharePoint 2013 that enables us to create SharePoint site collection's navigation from managed metadata. Managed navigation is consistent within the site collection, So that when you need to update the hierarchy, you update it once for the entire site collection and every site automatically updates its navigation. Managed Navigation in SharePoint 2013 also provides Friendly URLs We can show content from any complex URLs, different locations. But the end users even won’t actually know where actual content is stored. URLs will be rewritten to friendlier format and presented to end-users. E.g. while the actual page lives under http://sharepoint.crescent.com/aboutus/Sitepages/Home.aspx , in Friendly URLs the address bar can set to: http://sharepoint.crescent.com/about-us/overview So, Friendly URLs gives the flexibility how you want your site organized and optimizes your URLs for SEO without changing the structure of your site. How to Enabl
Configure Managed Navigation in SharePoint 2013 - Step by Step Configure Managed Navigation in SharePoint 2013 - Step by Step Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on 6:28 PM Rating: 5

Configure SharePoint 2013 Environment for Apps

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As sandbox solutions are deprecated, SharePoint 2013 brings the new capability called "Apps" to extend SharePoint with client side code. Although the conventional SharePoint solution approach (Full Trust) is still there, Microsoft encourages the usage of Apps. Everything is an App, including Lists & Libraries, Web Parts, etc.  This implementation guide walks through configuring apps for SharePoint 2013 step by step. Steps In Summary: Create a forward Look-up zone and Wildcard Alias (CNAME) in your DNS Server. Start App Management Service and Subscription Services. Create Service Applications for them. Configure App management service by creating App catalog and providing App URLs. Install Apps to App Catalog from App Store / In-house. Add them to SharePoint sites.    Step 1: Create New Forward look-up zone  As SharePoint 2013 apps works on its own domain, we need to have a new domain created in DNS sever. So, lets create a new domain in DNS say: CrescentAp
Configure SharePoint 2013 Environment for Apps Configure SharePoint 2013 Environment for Apps Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on 8:01 PM Rating: 5
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