SharePoint 2016 IT Preview Released

SharePoint 2016 IT preview has been released! Cloud-first infrastructure, Large file support (10GB!), Durable links, Zero downtime on patching, App launcher, Cloud hybrid search are some new exciting features!! You can download the SharePoint 2016 IT Preview at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51493 As per Microsoft, SharePoint Server 2016 will become available in Q2 2016, with…

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Fix “The Standard View of your list is being displayed because your browser does not support running ActiveX controls.”

Problem: Datasheet view in SharePoint 2010 did not work with a message “The Standard View of your list is being displayed because your browser does not support running ActiveX controls.” in IE11 browser! Solution: Add SharePoint site to compatibility view settings in your IE-11 browser. Also, check the “Display intranet sites in…

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Update Calculated Column Formula in SharePoint List using PowerShell

Requirement: Update a Calculated Field’s formula for a specific column of a list across entire site collection. PowerShell to update calculated field formula in SharePoint: This updates the site column’s formula for all subsites in the site collection. Same code can be used for List level formulas as well. PowerShell to Update…

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Find All Web Parts in Use in a SharePoint Site using PowerShell

Requirement: Generate a report to get the Inventory of all web parts in use in a SharePoint site collection. PowerShell script to generate web parts in use in a site collection: This script gets all web parts in site collection and generates a report in CSV format. How to find a specific…

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How to Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate in IIS for SharePoint?

Self-Signed certificates provides encryption between the two ends. Technically, self-signed certificate are signed with its own private key. Often they are used in ADFS configuration. We may also have to use self-signed certificates in DEV-Test environments and for evaluations purposes. Lets see how to create a self-signed certificate using IIS. Never use…

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SharePoint 2013 Design Manager – Cannot Map Network Drive in Windows Server 2008/2012?

Problem:  I was trying to map Master Page Gallery as a network drive from Windows Server 2008 R2, but got this error message: “Network Error: Windows cannot access <URL>. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems,…

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SharePoint Online: Get All Lists and Libraries using PowerShell

While working with SharePoint online, you may have to iterate through all lists in a site. Here is the PowerShell script to get all lists from SharePoint online site. SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Get All Lists Here is the PowerShell script to get all lists and libraries from given SharePoint online site…

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How to Use ULS Log Viewer to Analyze SharePoint Errors?

ULS logs are unavoidable in SharePoint administration and support. This post describes the basic usage of ULS log viewer to reveal actual error message in SharePoint 2013 environment. Scenario: You got an E-mail from end-user saying: They received a typical “An unexpected error has occurred.” page with some GUID, time stamp, etc….

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Display List from Top Level Site to SubSite in SharePoint

Requirement: We have a announcement list in Top level site of a SharePoint 2013 site collection and wanted it to appear on each subsite! Solution: Requirements to show Lists/Libraries from Root site to Sub-site or Sub-site to Root site is quite common. In short, the solution idea is: Export the List view…

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