Hide “Recent” from SharePoint 2013 Quick Launch Navigation

Recent section gets added automatically through a Web Control on SharePoint pages. ‘Recent’ menu is individual to each user! meaning everyone gets their own recent section with links to their recent activities! If you have a requirement to remove (or hide) the “Recent” menu header from the left navigation of SharePoint 2013,…

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Cancel Workflows in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement: There was a large list with workflow attached to it. SharePoint Development team came with a requirement of cancelling multiple workflows running on these list items, nearly 2000! While cancelling workflows on individual item is pretty straight forward, How about cancelling workflows on 1000’s of items? Would be a daunting task,…

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Arrange Choice Field Radio Buttons Horizontally in SharePoint List Forms

The requirement is to arrange choice fields of Radio buttons horizontally in a SharePoint 2013 custom list form: How to arrange choice field options Horizontally? Step 1: Create a new Custom list form(Say: New.aspx) using SharePoint Designer, edit the page in SharePoint designer, Find and wrap your choice field in <Span> tag…

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Branding SharePoint 2013 Top Navigation Menu bar with Custom CSS

Branding SharePoint top navigation is one of the frequent requirement in SharePoint implementations. Here is my quick way to apply branding to SharePoint 2013 top navigation menu.  Step 1: Create a custom CSS file with custom styles for your navigation menu (Find my CSS below!). Upload it either to the site assets…

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Manage Access Request Settings in SharePoint

Access request feature allows users to request access to sites and content. Access requests feature is improved in SharePoint 2013. Now, Administrators can keep a track of access requests. Enable access request SharePoint 2013 Site owners can enable access requests in SharePoint. To configure access request settings in SharePoint 2013, navigate to:…

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Change Regional Settings – Time Zone, Locale in SharePoint with PowerShell

Regional settings in SharePoint 2013 controls how locale-specific information, such as Date, Time, Numbers, calendar, etc. are displayed on the site. Internally, SharePoint keeps date time values in UTC format in database and presents to the end-user based on the configured regional settings. SharePoint 2013 regional settings are configured in these levels:…

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How to Delete Subsite in SharePoint using PowerShell?

How to delete a subsite in SharePoint 2013? To delete a subsite in SharePoint 2013, Navigate to Site Settings >> Click on the “Delete this site” link under the “Site Actions” group. That takes you to the “Delete this site” page. Click on the “Delete” button and confirm site deletion.  So simple,…

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SharePoint Knowledge Transfer Checklist

In a SharePoint architect/administrator’s life, Its quite a common task to takeover existing SharePoint environments at the time of Job/Role switch. From my experience, Here is the check list to help easing up documentation for SharePoint: SharePoint  Infrastructure Farm(s) Topology – List of servers and roles, physical and logical architecture diagrams for…

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Restore-SPSite Error: 0x80070003 on Backup-Restore SharePoint Site Collection Between Different Farms

When I was trying to backup restore between SharePoint DEV and QA Farms got this error message: Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack> Root Cause: The source and target SharePoint Farm’s build version mismatch! Solution: Upgrade either the source or destination SharePoint farm and then backup-restore. Backdoor way:What if you don’t have the option of…

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