Create an index in a list using CSOM

I have been asked about how to create an list index programmatically in SharePoint 2010\2013\2016. You can do that using server object model as follows: using (SPSite site = new SPSite(“http://SHAREPOINT_SITE_URL”)) using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb()) { SPList list = web.Lists[“LIST_TITLE”]; SPField field = list.Fields[“FIELD_NAME”]; field.Indexed = true; field.Update(); } For Office 365 or for SharePoint…

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What’s new in SharePoint 2016?

** Before you read: This post is written right after the preview (beta) is released. The product features may change with the release of the RTM version of SharePoint 2016 * Last updated: 11/07/2015 Now that the product’s preview is out (Can be downloaded from here), I have had the chance to deploy an instance on my Azure…

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Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and moving resources across resource groups

** Before you start reading: Long PowerShell scripts in this article have been wrapped to multiple lines to be readable, make sure you use a single line when you try to execute them Snapshots and scripts have been modified to remove account identifying information for security reasons Now with the support of ARM (Azure Resource…

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How to increase the evolution period of a Site collection Eval site in SharePoint 2013

This is a quick blog article so it will be short and to the point. SharePoint 2013 allows you to run SharePoint Site Collections in 2010 mode. It also gives you the opportunity to create a temporary upgraded Site Collection (in 2013 mode) to see how the site will preform. We call that evolution site…

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Create a link to display, edit and create new items from a dialog (layover) in SharePoint

  Some times when you design your page in SharePoint whether you use the publishing framework (Pages) or just regular wiki pages (Site Pages), you want to create a link that will allow you to display and manipulate lists items in a layover dialog as oppose to move away from the current page to do…

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6. Known issues and workarounds for PowerPivot & PowerView

This is an article part of a series of articles Introduction Hardware requirements and sizing [Coming soon] Software requirements [Coming soon] Database storage requirements [Coming soon] Install and configure PowerPivot & PowerView in a scale out environment Known issues and workarounds –> You are here Introduction In this section I highlighted few known issues for…

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5. Install and configure PowerPivot & PowerView in a scale out environment

This is an article part of a series of articles Introduction Hardware requirements and sizing [Coming soon] Software requirements [Coming soon] Database storage requirements [Coming soon] Install and configure PowerPivot & PowerView in a scale out environment  –> You are here Known issues and workarounds   Important Acronyms  Acronym Meaning SSAS SQL Server Analysis Services…

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Issues with executing a build for SharePoint Apps using TFS build service

We have some good resources on how you can configure your TFS build server to be able to build SharePoint Apps. Here are few references: 1- To get your TFS build server ready for building SP apps: How to Build Office Developer Tools Projects with TFS Team Build 2012 2- Download the deployment and build process templates…

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Remove “Access App” from “Add an app” page in SharePoint

In order to add a new list or a SharePoint app to a SharePoint site you go to Site Content and click on Add an app. You can also get there through the site action menu. One of the apps that shows up out of the box is the “Access App”:   If you haven’t…

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