Thursday, November 27, 2014

LepideMigrator for Documents Key Features

LepideMigrator for Documents is a very powerful tool for content migration from File Servers, Exchange Public Folders and Office 365 Public Folders to SharePoint. So if you have plan to do content migration to SharePoint, then this is a right tool for you.

This is how it works:

Before using any tool which we basically pay for, we should understand or we should know the features of the tool.

Here we will see some of the key features of the tool. You can also check out the tool review here.

Key Features:

Single Tool for All:
This is a single tool for all, your local folder where you have installed this tool, your exchange public folder and for your Live Exchange folder. Once you installed this tool, you can map to all the folders like below:

Bulk Migration:
You do not need to waste time by migrating individual files, you can select all the files in one shot and do a bulk migration. The tool will generate a csv file of the selected contents which you can migrate either manually or through the scheduled migration option.

Metadata Migration:
Metadata in SharePoint is very much helpful, it will help while searching for any documents. So while migration it is very much useful to associate the metadata to every file. LepideMigrator for Documents helps us transferring attributes not even to file to folder, email, contact etc. also.

Users and Permissions:
This tool will map users between source and destination (SharePoint). In SharePoint, security and permission are very much important. People should not see private documents. This tool will also help in migrating file permissions. So user can view the file which they have permission.

Analyse before start migration:
This is one of the feature I like most, you can analyse whether the selected content can be uploaded to the SharePoint server or not. You will be able to know what all issues may come during migration.

Automatic Migration:
Another cool feature of this tool is you can schedule an automatic migration from File server or Public folder to SharePoint server. Content migration is always a time consuming process, so you can schedule the job according to your convenient time.

You can schedule to run daily, weekly, monthly or only once. There are also other options are there.

Connect to Multiple servers:
If your documents are in multiple file servers, do not worry as long as you are using "LepideMigrator for Documents" tool. You can connect to multiple file servers in the network. It will manage the individual connections to User Mailboxes, Archive Mailboxes and Public Folders of any Exchange Server or Office 365.

Various Platform to choose from:
Another feature of this tool is that it can run one major windows OS versions starting from Windows XP to Windows Server 2012 R2 including Windows 7 and Windows 8 also. And also it supports virtual environments like Hyper - V Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Virtual PC etc.

Supports SharePoint Servers:
It supports both on premise SharePoint as well as SharePoint online. Like it supports SharePoint Foundation 2013 (on premise and Online), SharePoint Server 2013 (on premise and Online) and SharePoint Online (Office 365).

Full support of Outlook Exchange Servers:
Do not worry even if you are using the first version of exchange, because this tool supports Exchanges Server 2000 to 2013 and also Office 365. Similarly it also supports Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions.

Write Logs:
The tool will write logs while migrating, just you need to enable the option in Profiler General Settings. And also you can set the connection timeout as Infinite, so that you will not worry about the timeout.

Lots of Settings Options while Uploading:
While uploading file from local system, you will have lots of settings options like whether you want to overwrite existing file or not, whether you want to add new versions to an existing file or not. Apart from this you can also give various filter conditions like filter based on date (greater or less than a given date), filter based on creation date or modified date. You can also filter based on file name, file extension or file size.

Invalid (illegal) character replacements:

SharePoint 2013 does not allow special characters in name, and this tool provides an option to replace illegal characters (~,#,%,{,} etc.) with valid characters such as underscore (_).

Saturday, November 22, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Online There are no items to show in this view of the listname list

In this post we will discuss how to change the message There are no items to show in this view of the list name list which comes when there were no items in the list in SharePoint 2013 Online.

Put the below script into a content editor web part.

function ChangeNoListItemDefaultMessage()
var a = document.getElementsByTagName("TD")
for (var i=0;i-1)
a[i].innerHTML = "Your Customized Message One Goes Here";
a[i].innerHTML = "Your Customized Message Two Goes Here";


SharePoint 2013 Minimal Download Strategy

In this post we will discuss what is Minimal Download Strategy in SharePoint 2013 and how to enable or disable Minimal Download Strategy in SharePoint 2013.

Before this article we have discussed some of the new features of SharePoint 2013 as will as we have discussed how to use script editor web part with a sample code.

In the web application concept where user send a request and got a response back, the whole web page will be reloaded even if you update the whole page or a part in the page.  And this causes some performance issue for the end user like page loading time etc.

SharePoint 2013 introduced a new feature known as "Minimal Download Strategy (MDS)".  This Feature allows for partial page download which basically speedup page rendering. MDS alls
When MDS is enabled all pages for that site is rendered through the /_layouts/15/start.aspx page like when you request the home page or any other page then it will be like below:
URL when MDS is NOT enabled: http://site/SitePages/Home.aspx
URL when MDS is enabled: http://site/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx
Internally the the start.aspx page has a specific JavaScript object asyncDeltaManager which is responsible for this activity.

How to Enable/Disable Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) Feature:
By default this Feature is enabled on Team sites, community sites etc in SharePoint 2013. Remmber if you Deactivate the feature to disable Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) then you will loose the benifit of caching.

To enable or disable MDS feature Open SharePoint site, then from the Settings icon click on Site Setting. This will open the Site Settings page, Click on Manage site features under Site Actions. Then in the Site Features page, search for "Minimal Download Strategy" featue. Then click on Activate (if you want to enable MDS) or DeActivate (if you want to disable MDS).

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Embed Code example in SharePoint 2013

In this post we will discuss how to insert Youtube videos to SharePoint 2013 page using Embed code.

Before doing anything Open Youtube and go to your video and then click on share and then click on Embed and copy the iframe code. It should be like below:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Then Open your SharePoint 2013 site and then from the settings Icon, click on Edit page. Then from the Ribbon click on INSERT tab and then click on Embed Code.

Then in the Embed dialog box, paste the Youtube code which we have copied in the above step. Then click on Insert. Here it will also show in the preview.

Now save the page and it will appear like below:

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