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Anyone who has worked/working on SharePoint will understand the pain of SharePoint deployments Trust me it’s not that easy if you are planning to do everything manually.  In 7th edition of SharePoint Column I would like the readers to focus on how we can automate SharePoint deployments and save your time.  I will be pointing out awesome articles which is a must read for developers and leads as this will help you understand why and how to implement these in your projects. 1. I am sure you will be interested in understanding why would you automate a SharePoint deployment and their benefits? http://zimmergren.net/business/automating-sharepoint-development-iterative-development-process http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2011/06/sp2010-continuous-integrationpt-1.html 2. Read more [...]

It’s almost a year that I have been working extensively on SharePoint Foundation 2013 (a rare opportunity at least for me). I have been given a responsibility of building an Intranet with social features (Ex: Like, rating, profiles etc.) which are not available in SharePoint Foundation 2013, this makes it clear that I had to deal with lots of customization OOB and custom development using Visual Studio. As the development started we came across many unexpected things, I am not sure if they can be called as bugs or known issues or limitations, however In this post I would be listing down these which I feel might be helpful for others who are working on SharePoint Foundation 2013. By any chance Read more [...]

In SharePoint 2013 the people picker has revamped and now it supports auto complete. You will not see the address book and the resolve user button any more on the new form.aspx.  If you are looking for a short cut key to resolve the user you can still use Cntrl + K  key combination. What’s new with SharePoint 2013 people picker? In order to provide support for people picker in apps, Microsoft has come up with three new files as given below and is located in the 15 hive. clientform.js clientpeoplepicker.js autofill.js The above 3 files contains most of the functionality required to be performed by people picker. If you have not got a chance to see how the new people profile Read more [...]

In my previous post I gave an intro on the various presence indicators available in SharePoint 2013. In this post I will provide JavaScript snippets which are rendered by SharePoint to show the respective presence mode. You can use these snippets in Custom Web parts or Content Editor Web parts to show the respective user presence status. 1. Lync Presence –  DefaultRender 2. Lync Presence – WithPictureDetailView 3. Lync Presence – WithPicture 4. Lync Presence – PresenceOnly 5. Lync Presence – PictureOnly Points to Ponder If you are rendering presence for multiple/single user using the above snippets, make sure you Set the email id, image Read more [...]

I am sure most of us are aware of Lync Presence in SharePoint and I don’t have to tell about how it works and how it helps end users to get in touch with their colleagues or peers easily. In this post I will be discussing about the different types of Lync presence indicators that can be shown in SharePoint 2013 and later in my next post I will be providing snippets on how can we display these Lync status indicators for a user. Following are the different type of Lync presence indicators in SharePoint 2013 Given below is the summary of field shown in each of the presence types defined above. Render Mode User Status User Name User Picture DefaultRender Yes Yes No WithPicture Yes Yes Yes WithPictureDetails Yes Yes Yes PictureOnly Yes No Yes PresenceOnly Yes No No Read more [...]