SharePoint : First SharePoint Designer Workflow does not start Automatically

After publishing changes to an Auto Start Workflow using SharePoint Designer, one may find that the Workflow is not processed after a new item is created. However, after the second item is created, the Workflow is process as expected.  If SharePoint logging is configured for Verbose output under category “SharePoint Foundation > Workflow Infrastructure”, the…

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SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search : Stuff you should know about Cloud SSA

Cloud SSA is one of the latest offerings in SharePoint search world which is next level in a Hybrid Configuration Scenario . Here is a Great Post by Brian here which provides some insights of what entails in a Cloud SSA Setup While we had many customer’s Try & Deploy Cloud SSA , leading to…

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Overview & Setup of MIM Configuration as External Identity Manager in SharePoint 2016

Previous versions of SharePoint Server had a built-in copy of ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM) that ran inside SharePoint Server. That version of FIM powered the User Profile Synchronization for products like SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2013. But in SharePoint Server 2016, FIM has been removed in favor of Microsoft Identity Manager, which is…

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SharePoint 2016: Audience Compilation & Manager Population issues with External Identity Manager Configuration

In SharePoint 2016 , if you have  configured Synchronization Settings  to use External Identity Manager , Population of manager Attribute for User profiles &  Audience Compilation using Active Directory  groups will not work .  Let’s Discuss this Scenario  in  Detail Manager Attribute : Once the User is Assigned a Manager  in Active Directory & sync …

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SharePoint 2016 : Issues due to Switching Between Synchronization Types in UPA AD Import / External Identity Manager ( MIM)

Switching between synchronization types in the UPA Sync settings in the SharePoint Central Administration site, causes the upa.DNLookup table to be cleared post which the  Syncs would not run  as expected .  Following issues are seen when you switch between the 2 options Switch from Adimport to External Identity Manager ( MIM)  : Running a full…

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Office365:Interesting Stuff about Everyone, All Users, EveryoneExcpetExternalUsers claim groups in SharePoint online

We recently had many Customer’s report the behavior where they are able to Resolve ” Everyone” Or “Everyone Except External Users” Group via the People picker control on their SharePoint online Tenant , while Trying to Share a Site / List / Document Adding Permissions   via UI   Even when the Admin have set the…

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SharePoint 2013: Secure Store Service throwing an error “Ribbon node must have a subnode.”

On a SharePoint 2013 farm, once you try to configure  Secure Store service application under Central Administration site. After browsing to it , you may see the error as below Sorry, something went wrong Ribbon <Tab> node must have a <Scaling> subnode. Technical Details Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. Correlation ID: <Corelation Id> Date and…

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Cloud Search Service Application: Removing items from the Office 365 Search Index.

Microsoft announced the Preview of Cloud Hybrid Search to an audience at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago during May of 2015, the channel 9 recording can be found here. After the announcement many Office 365 customers deployed cloud hybrid search into test and proof of concept platforms. When SharePoint Server 2016 was released to…

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