Limit Versioning and Delete Old Versions in SharePoint

In one of my SharePoint implementation, Defined the governance policy for versioning as: “Only 5 Major and 5 Minor versions should be kept.”. So placed that in End-user self-service Portal site. But who cares? users setup up their document libraries/Lists to an unlimited number of versions, and asking for Increasing the Site…

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SharePoint Solutions – Building and Deployment Best Practices

SharePoint solution best practices: Based on my experience, here are the best practices w.r.t solutions management in SharePoint. 1. Every customization must be a Feature-based solution. Doesn’t matter if it’s a Webpart/Event Handler/InfoPath/Content Types or file system change. You can group the features together as solutions. The solution should have event handlers…

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SharePoint vs Network File Share – Which is best?

Often, I get questions from end users on deciding which one would serve best: Network File share or SharePoint? My Answer to them: Definitely, SharePoint offers much more collaborative features compared with Network File Shares. Such as: Versioning Control – adds the ability to see older versions of documents Metadata (like When…

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Cascading Drop down In SharePoint Lists using jQuery

Out-of-the-box SharePoint doesn’t provide a way to cascade drop downs in list forms. Luckily, jQuery provides a way to implement cascading drop downs in SharePoint list forms. Here is the step by step implementation guide: We need to have two more lists to implement this. Let’s say: List 1: Parent list, say:…

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Cannot open log for source ‘Custom_Web_Part’. You may not have write access

In a SharePoint site, When I logged in as an administrator, all pages accessed successfully. But as a regular user it scolded me with Access denied Error 🙂 Enabled the stack trace and Turned off custom error message page to get the actual error. Error detail: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Access is denied. Below it,…

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Fix “You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.”

Internet explorer displays the message at top “You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.”? Fix: This is because Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. So simply disable IE ESC to fix this issue. Go to Start >> Administrative…

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