SharePoint 2013 on Azure IaaS– Realizing highly available public facing web sites with geo-DR and auto-failover

Update (14-Mar-2014)  > The recording and presentation is now available on Channel 9 – https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2014/SPC312 < Update (14-Mar-2014)  —– I’ve been working on this topic for sometime now, and I’m happy that the solution is ready to be shared with you. I’ll be presenting a session on this at SharePoint Conference 2014 http://www.sharepointconference.com/content/sessions/SPC312 Here’s the abstract of…

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SharePoint 2013, 2010, 2007 & Office 365 – Features, Editions and Plans Comparison

Ever since SharePoint 2013 is released, there’s increased demand from partners and customers on feature comparison matrix between different versions of SharePoint: 2007, 2010 and 2013. They need it so that they can make informed decision about upgrading their existing SharePoint to the latest version. Unfortunately, there isn’t any official tabular matrix that provides this…

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Beginning SharePoint development from zero

Recently, I got a request from one of my friend who had never worked on SharePoint to provide him resources to quickly get on speed with SharePoint. It was really tough to tell about SharePoint technologies (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007), which is such huge and expansive area, to someone who hasn’t seen it is…

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Should I Build my application in SharePoint vs. ASP.net

Many times, I get question from my customers if they should build a new application in SharePoint or ASP.net. For certain kind of applications such as Collaboration or KM Portal, Internet facing web site, intranet social networking site, applications requiring browser enabled forms or Enterprise Search, SharePoint is THE option to go for. However, it’s…

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SharePoint (Performance, Stress ) Load Testing

Update (7-Jul-2010) I have created another post on similar lines of this post for SharePoint 2010. One thing to note is that many tools that you were using earlier such as VSTS, Fiddler, HttpWatch – they would remain same even in 2010. However, what would change mainly is the bench marks (results) that have been…

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Find SharePoint object type from URL

Have you come across a situation, where you get a URL and you need to identify what object type is this: SPSite, SPWeb, SPList, SPFolder, SPListItem or SPFile? I faced this multiple times. Recently, I was working on custom content deployment utility. Customer wanted a command line utility, which was more or less on similar…

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Handling Paging and Total Results count in SharePoint custom results page

If you are developing a custom result page, some of the key requirements (in addition to showing relevant results) that are common across many types of projects are: Showing the total number of search results based on the submitted keyword or query so that you can show some statistics like Results 1-10 of 572 Showing…

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Relationships between Moderation (Approval) status, Scheduling, Versions and Workflows

Recently, while working on a WCM project, I realized that many developers don’t know that various properties of a list item (especially document library) are inter dependent and may change based on each other’s values. These properties are: Moderation (Approval) status, Scheduling status, Versions Numbers. So I thought, I’d put up this write-up that would…

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SharePoint Accessibility Resources

I’ve been working on implementing accessibility requirements for a public facing site on MOSS. Though keywords such as “SharePoint accessibility” provide a number of results on Live Search or any other engine, I had difficult time in searching the appropriate resources. Thought it would be worthwhile sharing the resources that I found and providing a…

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Back to Blogging

It’s been a long time (almost 18 months) since I blogged last time … and there’s been a lot of changes in this time. The key changes are:  I’ve moved from HP to Microsoft My focus has moved from VSTS to SharePoint My blog has changed from http://sanjaynarang.wordpress.com/ to http://blogs.msdn.com/sanjaynarang It took me a long time to…

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