Add the icon (DocIcon) of the file-type to a custom xsl-template when using the ContentByQueryWebPart (CQWP)

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by Eric Bartels In one of my current projects it was required to show the recent documents inside the site collection along with its associated icon. Of course our friend theContentByQueryWebPart (CQWP) comes in. But how do I get the icon of the document? The result Don’t do it again One could start to use a long […]

Fwd: SharePoint 2013 Version Comparison Chart

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Posted By : Dave Coleman Please find below a version comparison chart for all the features for an on premise install of SharePoint 2013 you can also find a downloadable PDF version here In the coming weeks I will also post about the Office 365 version to hopefully demystify the features available in each SKU.   SharePoint Foundation […]

Fwd: Not able to create publishing pages!!

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Posted by :sridhara2   Recently I worked a case where the customer was not able to create publishing pages at all.  Whenever they trying doing so, it errors out in the browser and in the ULS logs we see the following stack:    System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than […]

Fwd: IE10 fails to render ratings in SharePoint 2013 wikis

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by Tobias Lekman I have found a couple of compatibility issues between Internet Explorer 10 and SharePoint 2013. One example is the page rating control in Enterprise Wikis. In the above picture, we see that the script that renders the star rating controls fail to complete (unless you hold down CTRL + F5). The same behavior […]

Fwd: A case of custom email templates not used when alerts are created from code in SharePoint

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Posted By :sridhara2   Recently, I had a case where customer was creating SPAlert object using SharePoint object model code and things were not working out well.   What seem to happen was that whenever the condition that warrants alert trigger is met (e.g., an item is changed in a list), the alert email that […]

The Mac Freebie bundle lets you download 8 paid Mac apps for free

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Mac software is generally pricey, especially for Windows converts like me. Thankfully, there are app bundles which let you buy software at bulk and get discount. Sometimes you can get lucky and could get an app bundle totally for free – which is exactly what StackSocial is offering. StackSocial is popular for giving discounts on […]

R.I.P Aaron Swartz (Co-Author of RSS 1.0)

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The world of tech has lost a great mind today. Aaron Swartz was a coder, geek and an internet activist. At the age of 14 he helped co-authored RSS 1.0 specification. He also founded a company which was later acquired by Reddit. Aaron Swartz committed suicide today. He was only 26 years old. Aaron Swartz was recently […]

PDF MIME Type support in SharePoint 2010

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One of the more common questions about SharePoint 2010 is how to get PDF documents to open in the browser.  By default SharePoint only gives you the option to Save PDFs.  This is because the default configuration of SharePoint 2010 does not consider PDF documents safe for displaying in the browser. If you do a […]

Dropbox Releases App for Windows 8 Tablets

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Dropbox has recently released an optimized app for Windows 8 users. This app is a tablet friendly one and available at the Windows Store. The Dropbox app will run on any Windows 8 platform which includes the hybrid laptops with touch-screens along tablets like Surface RT which do not support all applications that run on […]

SharePoint Server 2010 OOTB web Parts

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Dave Coleman has provided this useful info. In the post yesterday SharePoint Foundation OOTB web Parts I said that I would cover the web parts available with SharePoint Server 2010 for a comparison of the two versions. With the server version there are 11 categories but in SharePoint Foundation there are only 5 which is very understandable when […]

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