Sunday, December 23, 2012

What's new for mobile devices in SharePoint 2013 ?

Here we will discuss about the new mobile features available in SharePoint 2013.
SharePoint Server 2013 offers several new features to help improve both worker productivity and usability on the device. This functionality includes the following:

1-Optimized mobile browser experience:
Like  For smartphone mobile devices SharePoint Server 2013 provides a lightweight view browsing experience for users to navigate and access document libraries, lists, wikis, and Web Parts.Depending on the mobile browser, users have one of the following browsing options like Contemporary view,Classic view,Full screen UI.

2-Push notifications:
This service on a SharePoint site can be enabled to send device updates such as a tile  notification to a Windows Phone.

Notifications can include events that occur in the site, such as when a user adds an item to a list or updates an item. For mobile devices to receive these notifications, device applications must register with a SharePoint site. Once the device is registered, you can write event handler code to interact with Microsoft Push Notification Service or notification services of other mobile device platforms.

3-Business intelligence content:
 Many devices are now able to view business intelligence content such as PerformancePoint Web Parts and SQL Reporting Services reports.

4-Office Web Apps:
Now  You can view Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents in mobile browsers with additional functionality in SharePoint Server 2013.
When integrated with SharePoint Server 2013, a user can enjoy enhanced viewing experiences when interacting with documents on the phone.

Friday, December 21, 2012

SharePoint 2013 powershell commands

Powershell commands are very much useful in SharePoint 2013 also. Check out some useful links related to SharePoint 2013.

- Windows PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 reference
This provides links to categorized Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you can use in SharePoint 2013.

- Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2013
This provides some basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets and concepts and how to use Windows PowerShell with SharePoint 2013.

- Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2013(Included in SharePoint 2013 only)

- Stsadm to Windows PowerShell mapping in SharePoint 2013
 Lists Stsadm operations and their equivalent Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Benefits of community sites in SharePoint 2013

In this blog we will discuss about some benefits of community site in SharePoint 2013.

Community Sites offer several benefits over email, instant messaging, or other communication methods, including:

1- The availability of all Community Site content to all members of the community.

2- Full retention of discussion history in compliance with corporate governance guidelines.

3- Built-in search, which enables members to search all content in the community.

4- Ratings, which enable members to vote on individual posts and replies. Ratings contribute to the reputation of community members.

5- An achievement system that rewards members for participation in the community.

6- Categorization of content to improve discoverability and simplify maintenance.

7- Site maintenance via SharePoint lists, which provide a familiar interface and enable you to take advantage of the rich governance, records management, and workflow integration features of SharePoint.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

More ways to share documents or sites in SharePoint 2013

In this article we will discuss about more ways to share documents in SharePoint 2013. You can also check my previous articles on change master page in SharePoint 2013, Oauth in SharePoint 2013.

- You can now store personal documents in a single, personal library, accessible from anywhere - your "SkyDrive." This takes the place of sorting documents into either "Shared Documents" or "Private Documents." All documents in the library are initially private until you decide to share them.

- Use the new Share command to quickly share documents or sites. You can invite people to share specific documents and control what they can do with them (read, write, and so on). You can also use the Share control to:

-Share a document or site with a select group of people through a "selective people" link. Quickly find out who’s sharing a document or site.

- Send a personalized email invitation when you share a document or site.

- Receive alerts in your newsfeed whenever a document gets updated.

Reindex feature in list and document library in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduced a new feature know as Re-Index to list and document library. This feature will be very much helpful if you have configured a new Managed Property and added it as a Site Column to your List or document Library.

This feature will help to mark the list and document library to be picked up by a Continuous crawl, regardless of whether the items have actually changed.

ReIndex a SharePoint 2013 List and Document Library:

First Open the list or document library, then from the Ribbon click on Settings.

Then click on Advanced settings.

From the advanced settings page, check the button name as:

Reindex List (for SharePoint list)
Reindex Document Library (For SharePoint document library)

Once you will click on the above buttons, it will ask you a confiramtion dialog, click on Reindex List or Reindex Document Library.

Friday, December 14, 2012

CAML designer for SharePoint 2013

CAML designer 2013 is available to download.

-.Net framework 4.5.
- Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Download CAML designer for SharePoint 2013 from the below URL.

Also you can check some screen shot in Karine Bosch's blog.

Monday, December 10, 2012

SharePoint 2013 Search UI Introduction

This is a introduction video tutorial for SharePoint 2013 Search UI Introduction. This is provided by Ontolica.

This is basically an introduction to how the UI looks in SharePoint 2013, Like what are presented in the left side of the search result page.

Also you can check out some SharePoint 2013 video tutorials.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Feature in SharePoint 2013:Spelling Correction

In this article we will discuss about one of the new feature of SharePoint 2013 related to search. In my previous articles we have discussed about various new features of SharePoint 2013 as well as Shredded Storage new feature in SharePoint 2013, Working with Client object model in SharePoint 2013 etc.

- In SharePoint 2013 if a user enters a word in a search query that seems to a misspelled, then the search results page displays query spelling corrections, like in google search. This is also known as "Did you mean?".

- This is hosted in Termstore.

- You can add terms to the Query Spelling Exclusions and the Query Spelling Inclusions list to influence how query spelling corrections are applied or not. It takes up to 10 minutes for any changes to the Query Spelling Exclusions or the Query Spelling Inclusions list to take effect.

- You can only include or exclude single words.

To view the term store management tool:
Open SharePoint Central Administration, then from the Application Management section, click Manage service applications. Then On the Manage Service Applications page, click the Search service application. On the Search Administration Page, in the Queries and Results section, click Search Dictionaries. The Term Store Management Tool opens.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Embed word document into SharePoint 2013 site

In this article we will discuss about how we can embed a word document to a SharePoint page.

Also you can see my previous articles on how to change master page in SharePoint 2013, What is new in developer dashboard in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2013 boundaries and limits.

As we know office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 are tightly integrated, we can now embed word document to a SharePoint page. Follow below steps:

Open the word document and click on File ->Share

Click on Embed option present there. Copy the embeded code presented in the box. Also you can adjust the height and width of the page.

Navigate to the SharePoint page where you want to embed the word document.

Then Edit the page and From the ribbon select Format Text, from there click on Edit source presented in the Ribbon.

Now paste the embeded code that we copied in Step-2.

Now Save and Publish the page, the word document will appear.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

HTML Field Security option in SharePoint 2013

In this blog we will discuss about another new feature of SharePoint 2013.

Also check my previous articles on Friendly URL in SharePoint 2013, improvements in word in SharePoint 2013, Browsers supported in SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint 2013 now comes with a feature known as "HTML Field Security". Through this feature a site collection administrator can control what content is allowed to embed within the iframe. It can restrict what contributors can embed in site pages.

Here an administrator can define the domain names from which a contributor can add contents.

Below is an example through which we can add a new domain to the HTML field security.

First go to Site Actions -> Site Settings, From there navigate to the Site Collection Administration.

From the Site Collection Administration click on HTML Field Security link, which is absolutely new in

SharePoint 2013. This will open the HTML Field Security page.

Then select the radio button Permit contributors to insert iframes from the following list of external domains into page on this site. And add the domain name in the box "allow iframes from this domain", and then click on Add.

You can check some new features in SharePoint 2013.

Change master page in SharePoint 2013

In this article we will discuss about how to change the master page in SharePoint 2013.

Also you can see my previous blogs on SharePoint 2013 workflow video, New web parts in SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 interview questions and answers.

Changing the master page in SharePoint 2013 is not same as SharePoint 2010. To change the master
 page follow the below steps:

Open SharePoint 2013 site, then go to Site Actions -> Site settings. This will open the site settings page.

From the site settings page, under the Look and Feel section click on Design Manager which is the new link introduced in SharePoint 2013.

In the Design manager page, Click on Publish and apply design, from there click on pick a pre-installed look.

This will open a pop up to change the mastet page.

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