Overwriting ghostable files in SharePoint 2013 libraries using feature elements (no code)

One of the cool new changes or rather additions to the feature framework in SharePoint 2013 is the ability to overwrite files in document libraries. Which was never possible declaratively via file elements in modules. All we could do is set the attribute IgnoreIfAlreadyExists=”TRUE” so SharePoint doesn’t freak out if the file already existed in…

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Save SharePoint 2013 publishing site as a template

We all know that SharePoint doesn’t support saving publishing sites as a template. I don’t recommend doing that anyway as the produced template will have errors and isn’t reliable to be used in production to create new sites off of. However, sometimes as a developer you need to save a publishing site as a template…

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Cross-Site Scripting, SharePoint Apps, App Parts and Office 365

Almost all modern browsers have implemented techniques to detect and prevent cross site scripting attacks (XSS filtering). You will notice in IE 8 and above this XSS filtering is enabled by default for the internet zone. Since the release of SharePoint 2013 adding OData support, expanding the RESTful services and empowering the CSOM (Client side…

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Famous SharePoint URLs & Locations

Some times you want to jump right to a specific system list, page or go to the edit mode in a SharePoint site. I wanted to list all the famous urls I used for the past years and ask you to tell me about any other ones you know to add it here in the…

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Unable to reinstall SharePoint in Dev – Error 1706

In a production environment, uninstalling SharePoint is not recommended. Reinstalling SharePoint is not recommended either. The recommendation if you ever get into some kind of scenario where you need to reinstall SharePoint in production servers, the recommendation is to rebuild the server. However, sometimes it’s not possible, or sometimes you want to reinstall SharePoint on…

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Prerequisites for creating SharePoint 2013 projects using Visual Studio 2012

Unlike Visual Studio 2010, you need to install an extra component to be able to create SharePoint 2013 projects in Visual Studio 2012. Since, I have seen some customers having trouble with that, I thought it would be helpful to write few words about it. If you have installed Visual Studio 2012 and would like…

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