How to Copy List Template

Site Actions –> Site Settings –> List Template Right click on the list template you want to copy. In IE, click "Save Target As" to save the STP file Save it locally Go to the destination site collection Go to Site Actions –> Site Settings –> List Template Click the Documents tab in the ribbon Click Upload Document Now the New Template is installed. Go to create a new site and see it listed.

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SharePoint Versions, Cumulative Updates, Service Packs and Build History

Hello SharePoint Admins! From hearing the pains of keeping up with and identifying which updates are the latest, we’ve decided to make life easier for all. This is a list that we have built with the complete list of SharePoint Cumulative Updates, hotfixes, Services Packs. We plan on keeping this up to date. If we missed something please leave a comment below and we will update. Also if you have an issues with an update it would be nice to share with community as well in the comments.   SharePoint 2016 Release Date Build KB Name Contained Updates August 2017   KB...

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What it means to be a PCI Compliant Hosting Provider: Top 10 Requirements

PCI regulatory security standards are set by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to protect payment cardholder data. The standards apply to any person, company, or other entity that stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data. The goal of PCI standards are to build and maintain secure networks that protect confidential payment information from theft or other misuse. To comply with the PCI standards, hosting providers must meet the following criteria: Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall and hardware configuration to protect cardholder data For most, this may seem...

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15 Facts CIOs Should Know About the Cloud

Today, CIOs are among the most critical C-level executives in an organization’s hierarchy. If you are a CIO, you understand the importance of staying on top of one of the most difficult aspects of an organization’s operation: its data. With the rapid evolution of modern Internet technology, many CIOs find themselves tasked with the challenge of finding ways to store and use large amounts of data in a safe, simple, and cost-effective fashion. You may find that a cloud service provides the ultimate solution to your organization’s needs. With modern cloud computing and storage...

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SharePoint 2013 Search Architecture and Topology

Among a variety of other improvements, one of the most notable changes in SharePoint 2013 was the introduction of an improved search function. The new search functionality varied from prior versions in that it combined SharePoint search and FAST search into a single platform. Prior versions of SharePoint used a variety of different search tools like WSS search, foundation, etc. This created some fundamental inefficiencies and overly complicated architecture. SharePoint 2013 streamlined this structure, while adding a slate of new components and other topology changes; the examples include...

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What Is SharePoint?

Thousands of companies use SharePoint, and more join their ranks each day, yet some still ask the fundamental question: "what is SharePoint?". In fact, more than three quarters of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint. But, how do so many companies with different operational needs use a single platform? What does it do and how is it so flexible? Why are so many companies using it? SharePoint is a multifaceted tool for business and enterprise users. SharePoint can become different things, depending on the needs of the organization in question. SharePoint is truly a platform from...

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History of SharePoint: The Past, Present and Future

SharePoint has come a long way over the years, from its early days, as a simple server management tool, to its use today, as a sophisticated file sharing and management software suite. Over the years, SharePoint has been used by companies to maximize productivity, build incredible websites, and much more. It has grown with the Internet and changed over time, becoming more powerful and comprehensive with every iteration. Better yet, the future of SharePoint looks bright, with incredible new innovations on their way for the next generation of users. About SharePoint Created by Microsoft in...

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Hiring the Best SharePoint Developers the Web Has to Offer

Trying to find great talent can be difficult. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a SharePoint Developer, a SharePoint freelancer or a SharePoint development firm; if you’re looking for talent with a specific technical skill you may feel as if you are facing a drawn out screening process. The entire process can be streamlined by going to sources where the best SharePoint developers and agencies can be found. Once you have potential candidates in mind, you can screen their knowledge and expertise to make sure that they are the right choice for the job. When hiring SharePoint...

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SharePoint AIIM Survey Infographic March 2015

SharePoint surveys come across periodically and I love them. They are an excellent source into the the technology that can help us make better decisions. This is one of the latest ones that should appeal to executives and stakeholders deciding to develop solutions on SharePoint. I can very well understand those numbers and are not a big shock to me, and it is nice to see now some real numbers put together by a Survey from AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) underwritten by ASG, AvePoint, Colligo, Concept Searching, Collabware, EMC, Gimmal Group, K2 and OpenText that can...

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SharePoint Search shows Unexpected error has occurred. We Parts Maintenance Page

Issue You go to the search page in SharePoint Foundation and the page breaks giving you. This page has a SearchBoxScriptWebPart web part on it. “Sorry, something went wrong” An unexpected error has occurred. Web Parts Maintenance Page: If you have permission, you can use this page to temporarily close Web Parts or remove personal settings. For more information, contact your site administrator. Looking at the ULS logs you see: Error Messages Unexpected    System.InvalidProgramException: Common Language Runtime detected an invalid program. at...

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Whats up with SharePoint List message “The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator”

This is covers a common issue many face when they have many items in their list. What you may experience: You try to view the contents of a SharePoint list and this message appears. The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator If you navigate to the list settings page you get: Solution 1: Changing the limit in Central Administration Note that if you’re on a shared hosting plan, then this option is not available for you. Navigate to Central Administration. You can get to it by going to the SharePoint server and...

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SharePoint 2013 installation may need SQL Server upgraded

When installing SharePoint 2013 on a new server, running the configuration wizard will ask for a SQL server to setup a new farm. If you try to set it up on a SQL version prior to SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (10.50.2500.0 or 10.51.2500.0) it will not fail. You may see this error message. “SQL server at tr-sql2008 has an unsupported version 10.0.5500.0. Please refer to .. for more information on the minimum SQL Server versions and how to download them.” This means you just need to upgrade to at least SQL Server 2008 R2 SP 1 (10.50.2500.0 or 10.51.2500.0) How to find what...

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SharePoint Item Permissions Based on Column Value

When using SharePoint to develop as a platform, as a developer or power user you will at one point ask yourself, “how and where do I store content for my application?” The Options are usually either a database or a SharePoint list? In a different post we will go over the tradeoffs between the two options. However for this article assuming you decided to go with a SharePoint list (and often times for compelling reasons), you may find some security and manageability challenges accompanying the use of a list rather than a database. We will discuss how using column values in...

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SharePoint Permissions Guide – Getting Started

Before SharePoint’s time company files and information were dispersed and hard to access. Files were in emails attachments, file shares and print documents. Enterprises and information technologists have been fighting a battles to make this information consolidated and easier to find and access. SharePoint was the perfect tool to house this data and make it accessible at people’s finger tips. Ironically, this solution has created new challenges: The information was too easily accessible and could get to the wrong hands. Information is the enterprise’s most valuable assets....

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How to install the PortalFront SharePoint News Slider

What is provided A zip file with the files needed Instructions Copying the files Go to your root site collection where you wish to place the slider code base. Go to Site Actions -> View All Site Content -> Style Library Create a folder called "PortalFrontSlider" Copy the contents of the zip file into the folder. Create News Blog Site (Optional) NOTE: If you don’t already have a list that you wish to use, proceed with creating a blog site per our recommendation here. If you have your own list you can customize the slider to use that list. You may skip to...

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SharePoint News Slider/Carousel Options

In this article, I want to address a frustration and observation that I have notice about SharePoint overall in the past 10 years of experience with it. My observation is that SharePoint and Microsoft for that matter failed at coming up with a solid news webpart for SharePoint that is fully featured and sexy looking that displays news, blogs, and content in an attractive, modern age, web 2.0 style that reflects a mature Microsoft product. This is frankly a disappointment to me because they have made progress in other areas that are quiet exceptional. The importance of a good presentation is...

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SharePoint On Premise vs Office 365

This infographic is finally here which I’ve been working on. This answers in quick overview many of the sentiments and questions we get about SharePoint. Companies ask for SharePoint but are often confused to say the least. SharePoint on-premise with its three flavors of Foundation, Standard and Enterprise already used to cause some confusion for people which required experts to lead them into making the right decision there. Now, with SharePoint Online and Office 365, there is a bigger spike than ever in the confusion. Now, companies have to decipher between the pros and cons of NOT 3...

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SharePoint Excel Web Access Web Part Missing

Note that Excel Web Access is only available in SharePoint Enterprise. To use the Excel Access Web Part you must turn on the site collection feature: 1.  Go to Site Settings using the gear icon on the top right 2. Click on Site Collection Features 3. Turn on SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection Features 4. Add the web part. Edit the Page Click on Insert in Ribbon Click on Web Part Navigate to Business Data Folder Select Excel Web...

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