Partial Results feature for Search farms in SP2013

With index capacity now increasing up to 250 million index items spanning 64 components in a search farm, many customers are looking for partial results feature. Essentially customers are looking for an ability to mitigate “full search outage” situation in large scale SharePoint search farm when some of search components are still working fine. This…

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The SharePoint 2013 search results return errors when you are querying federated locations with SEP CU 2014 OR higher applied

  Use Case Description: In Sp2013 Federated search can be defined as using search indexes created by external search sources for e.g. search engines like Bing to supplement SharePoint search results. With federated search, user will be able to query, retrieve and display search results for content that is not crawled by the SharePoint search…

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You can’t specify the FROM address for email messages when you use the "Send an email" option from a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow action

  PROBLEM When you create a SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow and you use the Send an email action, you don’t have the option to specify a FROM email address. This setting is pulled from the Outgoing Email settings in SharePoint 2013 on-premises Central Administration. WORKAROUND The SendEmail REST endpoint can be performed manually in a…

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Controlling active content in SharePoint 2013

High-privileged users can embed active content in SharePoint sites. This article describes techniques that SharePoint administrators can use to restrict active content. The risk of active content Active content refers to web markup or controls that execute in the user’s browser and can perform actions on behalf of the user. JavaScript is the most common…

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SHA-1 Decommissioning

  The SHA-1 hashing algorithm for the Microsoft Root Certificate Program is being decommissioned Introduction This post contains information related to SharePoint Server technologies and associated certificates using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm. More Information On November 12, 2013, Microsoft Security Advisory 2880823 announced a policy change regarding the Microsoft Root Certificate Program: root certificate authorities…

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SharePoint 2013- Configure On-Premises Users to leverage Office 365 for their Mysite-OneDrive :Part-4

OneDrive for Business Redirection to Office365-SharePoint Online Part1 and Part2 of this post talks about how we can configure two-way Hybrid search with Directory synchronization password sync and eventually enhance the sign in experience of users in. This post assumes that you have successfully configured Directory Synchronization part that I have documented in Part1 of…

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SharePoint 2010 & Yammer Step by Step guide

There are many great articles that talks about how to integrate yammer with SharePoint 2010. I am going to try to summarize the important things you need to know about yammer, its features and common errors that may occur during the configuration of yammer with SharePoint 2010. What is Yammer? § Yammer is an enterprise…

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SharePoint 2013 : The search results with %5C (the “” character) will become double encoded and causes broken links

  Use Case Description: The search results with %5C (the “\” character) will become double encoded (represented as “%255C″). This causes broken links for e.g. when accessing Search Center and performing people search with "user1". At the peopleresults.aspx page, click the username in the search result Actual Results: The personal site of user1 cannot be…

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Importance of Primary Host Controller in SharePoint Search 2013

The SearchHostController is related to the SearchServiceInstance. SearchHostController manages the search components that run on a server, and maintains a local repository for linguistic dictionaries. The search components retrieve the linguistic dictionaries from the PrimaryHostController. So it is important that Only Search nodes be made as PrimaryHostController in order for Custom Dictionary deployment jobs and…

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