Cannot get latest SPListItem attributes such as ForwardLinks in a page that was propagated using variations

Consider the following scenario: As a site collection administrator, you use object model to get SPListItem.ForwardLinks in a page that has been propagated in a target site with variations sytem. The page version is at least 1.1. As a result, you are not able to retrieve SPListItem.ForwardLinks attribute from the current minor version, it returns…


AJAX Postbacks not working with any masterpage other than default.master

Consider the following scenario: You develop a webpart using AJAX that works fine with SharePoint default masterpage (default.master), but as soon as you use a different masterpage, for example blueband.master, asynchronous postbacks do not work anymore. The reason is because in those masterpages, SPWebPartManager server tag is outside of <form></form> tags. To workaround this, you…

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Unable to activate a form template even as a site collection administrator

Administrator approved InfoPath forms templates are managed in central administration website and can be activated on each site collections. To do this, SharePoint requires that administrator has full permissions on the site collection. This is often the case when we are site collection administrators, but some permission can be removed at web application level, which…


Some key differences between stsadm export and backup operations

It’s not obvious to understand key differences between a backup and an export. Although they are both designed to backup data, they work completely differently. Stsadm –o backup/restore With the URL and filename parameters, it allows you to backup either a site collection or web application. You can basically consider the file generated more or…

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