How to Configure Secure Store Service Application in SharePoint 2016 – Step by Step

Secure Store Service Application in SharePoint Secure store service enables you to securely store credentials required for connecting to external systems and associating those credentials to a specific identity or group of identities.  Secure Store Service solves the problem of having to sign into many applications and entering different usernames and passwords….

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SharePoint Group vs Active Directory Group – Which is Best?

So you need to determine the best way to manage SharePoint users, Whether to use SharePoint groups or Active Directory groups to manage permissions in SharePoint? Well, Both SharePoint Group and AD Group have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let me list down some of them: Manageability: Any SharePoint site owner/admin can…

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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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SharePoint Managed Paths Explained

Let me document the Frequently Asked Questions on SharePoint Managed Paths during my training sessions: What is Managed Path in SharePoint? A managed path is a location within a web application in which you can have site collections. When you create a web application, there are two managed paths created with it….

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SharePoint List Template Registration IDs Reference

Reference Table for SharePoint List Registration ID: ID Name 100 Generic list 101 Document library 102 Survey 103 Links list 104 Announcements list 105 Contacts list 106 Events list 107 Tasks list 108 Discussion board 109 Picture library 110 Data sources 111 Site template gallery 112 User Information list 113 Web Part…

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SharePoint List Column Limits

There are limits in the number of columns we can create in a SharePoint list. You may Get “Column Limit Exceeded” when You add a new column to a SharePoint List. This is because of the column limitations. Column limits in SharePoint 2003/2007 List: With Windows SharePoint Services, you can create the…

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SharePoint Content Type IDs – How to Find / Create?

SharePoint Content Type IDs – Reference: Here is the reference for SharePoint 2010 Parent content type id format: Content Type ID  System 0x  Item 0×01  Document 0×0101  Event 0×0102  Issue 0×0103  Announcement 0×0104  Link 0×0105  Contact 0×0106  Message 0×0107  Task 0×0108  Workflow History 0×0109  Post 0×0110  Comment 0×0111  East Asia Contact 0×0116…

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SharePoint Site Template IDs Reference

When you create SharePoint sites, you’ll be picking a relevant template from a number of available ones. So, SharePoint makes it easier rather than developing everything from the scratch. If you create a SharePoint site/web using PowerShell, You need the template code or id to provision. How to get SharePoint Site/Web Templates…

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50 Limitations of SharePoint Sandboxed Solutions

Deployment at site collection level (No Web Application-scoped Features or Farm-scoped Features). So, If you have 100 site collections, then you have to deploy the same sandbox solution to 100 site collections. No SPSecurity – Therefore no Elevated Privileges You can’t use SPSite object to get other site collections. (But you can…

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“New” Icon Indicator in SharePoint – How to Disable, Replace, Set Duration?

Lot of folks asking me on SharePoint “!New” Indicator. By default SharePoint 2007/2010 shows “! New” Indicator for 2 days from the creation of an List item/document. It simply indicates it’s newly added content such as document or list item! How to Replace New tag in SharePoint 2010? As part of branding,…

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