Configuring SharePoint 2013 to Use Office Web Apps

To configure SharePoint 2013 to use Office Web Apps, there are two essential references. Deploy Office Web Apps Server (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219455(v=office.15).aspx) Configure SharePoint 2013 to use Office Web Apps (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431687(v=office.15).aspx) According to them, the configuration looks like very straight forward. However, the devil is in the details. Here, I am trying to list some issues that…

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SharePoint 2013 goes to public

With the announcement here, Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 goes to public today. As an early beta participant, I can tell you that there are a lot of changes and new features in the new version and everyone who is working on Office and SharePoint should give it a try. Here is a good start…


The flowchart of the IE rendering modes

Several folks asked me about the flowchart of the IE rendering modes that I showed in one of my sessions on GeekReady Asia. I share it here so it is easier for everyone to find it. The flowchart was created by Henri Sivonen. He shared the flowchart in his great article: Activating Browser Modes with…

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Auto Update Statistics and Auto Create Statistics – ON or OFF for SharePoint 2010 Databases?

Update: CTS complained that some customers turned ON auto-create statistics on content databases because of this post. If you think you should turn on this option on content databases after reading this post, please let me know by leaving a comment below. The key message in this post is, in most of cases you don’t need…

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Details about how Document ID Service is activated

You may have found that Document ID Service is a very interesting feature. Sometimes you activate it and it just works as expected. But sometimes you activate it and it doesn’t work immediately. A typical example is to activate it on a team site and a publishing portal site. On the team site, it works…

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Interesting Facts About Patching of SharePoint 2010

With the release of the SharePoint 2010 SP1, we had an interesting discussion about the way we should follow to patch SharePoint 2010. And I just learned several things that I didn’t exactly know before. Let me just share them here. According to the SharePoint team blog, SP1 should be installed in the following order:…


Enabling ECB menu on a custom column in SharePoint 2010 (Part 2)

OK. In Part 1, I’ve explained the problem of “Edit in undefined” when you enable the ECB menu on a field in the document library. To workaround this problem, we have to go back to the way we used for MOSS. In MOSS, when we want to enable the ECB menu on a field, we…

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Enabling ECB menu on a custom column in SharePoint 2010 (Part 1)

If you have ever tried to enable the ECB menu on a column other than Name or Title in MOSS 2007, you will love a new feature of SharePoint 2010, Show List Item Menu, like the screenshot below. This feature allows us to enable the ECB menu on almost all columns. In SharePoint Designer, if…

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