Where is "Sign in as Different User" in SharePoint 2013

One of features used in testing of permissions in SharePoint is “Sign in as Different User” which allows you to log in as an another user.  With SharePoint 2013 this option is missing. To get this feature back follow the following steps : Locate and then open the following file in a text editor:  C:\Program…

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Form based Authentication using SQL provider in SharePoint 2013

We know that SharePoint is used to share information internally to users who are part of the organization. When internal users want to access a SharePoint site, they use windows authentication (AD authentication). This is the way most organizations work with SharePoint. But in some cases we need people who are not a part of…

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SharePoint 2010 Solution : Getting items from any list between two dates

One of the common requirement for most of the customer is to get a list of items from a list between two dates ( like Start date and End Date). You will see lot of blogs/posts on this topic. I developed this piece of code using Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010. ( This blog post…

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Steps to Setup SharePoint 2013 Development Environment

The most important change in SharePoint 2013 for developers is the introduction of SharePoint apps. An app for SharePoint is a small and isolated application that provides a specific bit of functionality. SharePoint apps can and have to be added to or removed from a site by the site owner.  Apps have their own, isolated…

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New Plans/Subcriptions of Office 365 Preview

On 16th July, Microsoft announced the new Wave of Office 365 currently known as Office 365 Preview. The Office 365 Preview will include all the latest products such as Exchange ’15’, SharePoint 2013 , Lync ’15’ and Office 2013 in the cloud. It will also include Project online and Visio online now. With Office 365…

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How to calculate Throughput and Peak Throughput for SharePoint

While doing capacity planning for SharePoint, Throughput and Peak Throughput are two very important parameters that later help you decide on the number of servers/hardware required for your SharePoint implementation. Lets start of by looking for Throughput first. Throughput is the number of operations/requests that a server can handle per second. Throughput is measured in…

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Guidance on Latency and Bandwidth for SharePoint 2010

When planning for a SharePoint deployment one of the key aspects to consider is network latency and bandwidth. These two parameters have to be examined wheather you are looking at a centralized deployment or distributed deployment. So what is bandwidth and latency?? Bandwidth is the amount of data that you can send through the wire. For example 1Mbps…

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Search TIFF files in SharePoint 2010

Recently one of my customer had 5 million invoices and he wanted to have them scanned and stored with in SharePoint. He wanted to know if SharePoint ( out of the box) will be able to index the data with in these scanned documents. He was not ready to purchase an OCR software for these files…

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Some resources on Office 365

Service Descriptions http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13602 Deployment Guide and Deployment Readiness Tool http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/183/p/1541/5095.aspx Service Updates Wiki http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/office_365_service_updates/default.aspx Office 365 Technical Blogs http://community.office365.com/en-us/b/office_365_technical_blog/default.aspx Office 365 SSO Content Map http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/sso/default.aspx Exchange Online Performance Guide http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/183/t/45466.aspx Quickstart Online for Partners https://quickstartonlineservices.com Forum Assistant http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27547 Exchange PST Catpure http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=28767 Office 365 Desktop Readiness http://www.microsoft.com/online/office365-desktop-readiness-tool-form.aspx Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/ Who Can Federate…

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Summary on Upgrade to SharePoint 2010

We have two ways to upgrade from MOSS 2007 SP2 (64bit) to SP2010. ( It doesnot talk about customization upgrade, This article primarily talks about what happens to SSP ) Inplace upgrade Database attach and upgrade Inplace upgrade in detail To do inplace upgrade make sure that MOSS 2007 is applied with SP2 and latest…

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