SharePoint 2013 : Manage Other User Profiles

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ SharePoint gives an option in UPSA to manage the user profiles of other users (like editing basic or contact information) in their mysite.  To edit other users profile, we need to first give “Manage Profiles” permission to a user (who wants to manage) under UPSA.     Sometimes you might get UserNotFoundException when you…

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Document Follow option missing in Custom Document Library

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ In SharePoint 2013, you can Follow people, documents, sites, and tags.  Out of the box when you create a document library, for each item you will find Follow option (both in Ribbon and Callout).  When you create custom document library using Visual studio (the ListTemplate Type value for custom library as recommended should be…

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SharePoint 2013 Web Analytics Report – Where is it?

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★   I get lots of questions regarding Web Analytics and its report in SharePoint 2013.  As you know that for SharePoint 2013 Analytics processing is no longer a separate service but is now a component of the Search service.  You can find the details behind this change in this TechNet Article under the section…

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Analytics Component disk location in SP2013

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Analytics processing component in Search for SP2013 requires additional 300 GB disk space (apart from 80 GB for the other search components hosted on the server except Index component) for local processing of analytics data before it is written to the analytics reporting database. Also it is preferred to have it in a separate…

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Visual studio 2012 Workflows Document Set

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★   In one of my blog, I talked about options to create document set through visual studio workflow for SharePoint 2013.   I want to extend that blog and show you how to actually use HTTPSend activity in Visual studio 2012 and also create document set by passing the context of the user (SPWorkflowActivationProperties.Originator). For…

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SP2013 : Search Components design

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ In one of my previous article, I talked about Search topology configuration in SP2013.  In this blog, I want to highlight on some of the key considerations for designing search architecture in a large environment.  Although technically you can have multiple Index replicas in one server, it is highly recommended not to have more…

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SP2013: Creating Document Set using Workflow

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ In SharePoint 2010 workflows you can create a Document Set using CreateListItem action in SharePoint Designer 2010 but things have changed in SharePoint 2013.  You will not be able to create a Document Set using CreateListItem action (either using SPD or VS 2012) in SP2013.  When you use CreateListItem action in your workflow for…

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SP2013 : Multi-Farm environment and Social features – A word of caution

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ If you are designing Multi-farm environments with social feature capabilities, I strongly encourage you to go over this article – What architects need to know about social features in Multi-Farm environments The key take away from that article is that some of the social features are limited to work if you have MySite Farm…

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LookUp Activities in Visual studio for SP 2013 Workflows

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★   In Visual studio 2012, for SharePoint 2013 Workflows there are list lookup activities available; LookupSPList, LookupSPListItem and so on.  These activities work fine when the solution is deployed as Sandboxed solution (Please note that Sandboxed solutions are deprecated in SharePoint 2013) .  But when the solution is deployed as Farm solution, it breaks. …

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SP 2013 – Configure Usage and Health Data collection using PowerShell

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ The Usage and Health Data collection can be configured using PowerShell using Set-SPUsageService and Set-SPUsageDefinition cmdlets. To enable Usage and Health Data Collection from PowerShell you should first enable logging for usage service and then configure usage providers that you want. Set-SPUsageService -LoggingEnabled $True #For all usage providers which should be enabled Set-SPUsageDefinition -Identiy…

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