How to Install and Configure Office Web Apps 2013 for SharePoint 2013?

Office web apps server 2013 allows us to view and edit office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) directly in browser without needing Microsoft Office installed on Client machine.  OWA is considered as LITE version of Microsoft Office Client. This implementation guide walks through step by step on how to install and…

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SharePoint WSP Solution Deployment Stuck at “Deploying”

Issue: SharePoint WSP Solution got stuck at “Deploying” stage for hours while trying to deploy using STSADM command in SharePoint 2007! Same thing happened in SharePoint 2013 also: Workarounds: Try these workarounds to fix the solution deployment stuck at “deploying” stage. Make sure all your WFE & DB Servers in the Farm…

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Package and Deploy Content Types as Feature Based Solutions in SharePoint 2010

Task: Create a feature based solution package to pack and deploy the content type from DEV environment to STAGING environment in SharePoint 2010. Although SharePoint 2010 supports content type hub, where content types of one site collection can be used by other site collections/web application/even Farms, we needed an isolation and wanted…

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Configure Diagnostic Logging in SharePoint 2010 – Best Practices, FAQs

What is Diagnostic Logging in SharePoint, By the way?Simple! Diagnostic logging is where SharePoint logs its own actions. There are two log file locations where SharePoint Diagnostic logging keeps its logs: Windows Event Log – You can view it with “Event Viewer” – The one comes with Windows! ULS or “Trace Log”…

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Integrating SMS Alert Configuration in SharePoint

Introduction: SMS Alerting is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2010. Business requirements like, user should get a SMS whenever new announcement published or stock level decreased can be fulfilled with SMS integration. In some cases, SMS is preferred than Email message as SMS is fast and Email may get filtered by…

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Deploy Custom List templates(.stp) as Feature-based Solution in SharePoint

Requirement: Had a custom List template, and wanted to make it available in create page of all sites of the site collection. Solution:  How to deploy a SharePoint list template? Create a WSP builder solution to deploy the .stp file to the List template gallery of required site collections! Just create a…

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Error: This solution contains no resources scoped for a Web application and cannot be deployed to a particular Web application.

When I tried deploying/retracting a solution file (.wsp), got this error: This solution contains no resources scoped for a Web application and cannot be deployed to a particular Web application.This is because, This solution has a feature assembly that should be deployed to GAC globally, and not with a particular web application….

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