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CloudShare Explorer for Visual Studio 2012

January 20, 2014

For those who don’t know about CloudShare.com – it’s a subscription-paid virtual server hosting environment along the lines of Amazon EC2 or Azure, which has a key twist: it provides pre-configured virtual machines that specifically focus on SharePoint and related technologies. We use it for development at itgroove when we need to do high-level development, Read More

SharePoint 2013 Search Query Tool

January 8, 2014

Found a nice little GUI for visualizing, assembling and debugging SharePoint 2013 Search API queries: http://sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com/ Use this tool to test out and debug search queries against the SharePoint 2013 Search REST API. Learn how to build an HTTP POST query, and how the different parameters should be formatted. After running the query, you can Read More

Resolving Nintex Feature Activation issues after migration

January 2, 2014

Issues have been reported with data migration tools used to transfer   content from a SharePoint 2010 environment to a SharePoint 2013 environment.   The tools are preventing the Nintex Workflow site collection feature from   activating in the 2013 environment. Scenario Site Collection A is in a SharePoint 2010 environment with the Nintex   Read More

Blog Reader for SharePoint MVP’s Windows Phone 8 App

December 17, 2013

The Blog Reader for SharePoint MVP’s App grabs the latest blog posts from all known SharePoint MVP blogs and surfaces them in one handy interface. Get the latest insider info from your favorite SharePoint MVP’s, anywhere, anytime! Get the FREE App now If you are an SharePoint MVP & blogger and would like to add/update Read More

Free Training – Developing SharePoint Server Advanced Solutions – Microsoft Virtual Academy

December 10, 2013

Developing SharePoint Server Advanced Solutions SharePoint Server developers, if you want to find out how to incorporate SharePoint’s social networking features into your own application, how to call SharePoint Server Search from a client, or how to enhance your Business Connectivity Services (BCS) implementation, this is the Jump Start for you. Learn to write the server Read More

Estimate SQL db Restore Time

November 22, 2013

If you’ve ever had to restore a large SharePoint or other SQL DB, here’s a handy little T-SQL for guesstimating how long a it’s going to take. Run this when one or more Restore’s are in progress. Note that it would spin up actual TimeRemainingMin’s until it actually picks up speed and get’s going (past Read More

Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions video online now

November 8, 2013

 Are you a developer for the Microsoft platform, interested in helping your organization collaborate and manage workflow using SharePoint solutions? Take this course to learn the core skills common to most SharePoint development activities. Find out how to work with backend data and front end user interfaces and security. You’ll get some guidelines and best Read More

Local Union works anywhere with Office 365

November 7, 2013

CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) is the largest labour union in B.C. and in Canada, representing workers in municipalities, education, libraries, universities, colleges, social services, health care, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines and around 680,000 members across Canada. The Union local in itgroove’s area of Canada (Vancouver Island) is CUPE Local 401. Read More

New-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexComponent could not find part of the path error

November 6, 2013

When attempting to reorganize your SharePoint 2013 topology you may also want to specify a new path for your search Index. The reason for this might be that you want to have a dedicated drive for a large or busy search index. You can find the general technique for modifying the topology here: http://mmman.itgroove.net/2013/03/changing-the-sharepoint-2013-search-topology/ Looking Read More

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