15 cool features of Microsoft Teams by Sameer Mohammed

Microsoft Teams is a great tool for collaboration of employees at work. Teams provide a complete platform which comprises of document storage,...
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Building a Covid-19 Compliant Workspace for Employees Returning to Work

Covid-19 has left an indelible impact on how we operate as a team, a community, a workforce, and an organization....
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Connecting SharePoint Online with BCS

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is a brand new way for SharePoint users to seamlessly access and integrate data from any...
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Import Mode Vs DirectQuery

Power BI is a powerful business intelligence tool for analyzing your data and presenting it visually. Power BI is best...
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Using PnPJs with React framework In SPFx

This blog focusses on some of the best practices while using PnPJS with react framework in SPFx. SharePoint SPFx Development...
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SharePoint responsiveness and mobile capabilities

Web technology has changed considerably in the past few years. Microsoft has embraced the new generation of open standards in...
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PowerApps – Replacement for InfoPath?

InfoPath is Microsoft’s software application that allows users to design, distribute, fill, and submit electronic forms that contain structured data....
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Getting Started With Sharepoint PnP Engine

This blog will give you an overview of the Office 365 Developer Patterns & Practices tools. Moreover, you will see...
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Office 365 : Topic : Security & Compliance (Series 2)

Understanding different categories available to secure Office 365 services and data: This section explains the different categories available to you...
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Office 365- Security & Compliance (Series 1)

In today’s electronic world, it is imperative to manage information in a secure way. This blog is a first of...
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Filtering XSLT List view web part with Text filter Web parts
Filtering XSLT List view web part with Text filter Web parts Sameer Mohammed

Applies to SharePoint 2013. Out of the several different filters, webparts let’s try using a Text filter webpart On a new non-webpart page created form designer add a dataview webpart and select a list Select a Text Filter webpart Change the filter name and Title name to something simple We are going to create a…

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Using Dataview Webpart with SharePoint 2013
Using Dataview Webpart with SharePoint 2013 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

Using Dataview Webpart web partrePoint 2013 Let’s go ahead and use a DataView webpart and discuss some of the basic options that it provides. Open SharePoint Designer 2013, connect to your site and create a new non-webpart page by clicking on New ASPX page in the folder in which you want to create the page.…

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Force FBA users to download word document instead of having them open in MS Word
Force FBA users to download word document instead of having them open in MS Word 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

FBA users when opening documents get either prompted with login or MS Word opens up the document and it is either blank or just a new document. The way I found around this problem is to force them to download the document by going to Central Admin \ Select webapplication\ Authentication provider\ Set Enable Client…

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Anonymous user gets prompted to view list items even through they have view list item permissions
Anonymous user gets prompted to view list items even through they have view list item permissions 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

In a publishing site even if anonymous users have been granted permission on all the level i.e in Central admin, in Site and if permissions are broken then in List\ Libraries but still they get prompted to enter username\ password to view the list\ list items. To fix this issue deactivate a hidden feature by…

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Converting a site to a Site collection
Converting a site to a Site collection 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

Creating a site collection from site 1. Below I am creating a new database since my site is a publishing site I will be creating a blank publishing site. Create a new site in its own DB using the below cmstemplate a. $w=Get-SPWebApplication(“http://shareptapptest:9002”) b. New-SPContentDatabase “WSS_Content_Internet_Hosted_Sites_3” -DatabaseServer “shareptDBtest” -WebApplication $w c. new site: here I…

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LinQ to SharePoint examples
LinQ to SharePoint examples 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

Namespaces to refer in Visual studio for using LinQ using System.Linq; using Microsoft.SharePoint.Linq; using System.Collections.Generic; Generate Entity classes using SPMetal Run the following command to generate it spmetal /web:http:// /code: Creating a Join between two list UserAccounts and Invoices List UserAccounts have Account, Name List Invoices have Account, Amount, Paid //First refer the Datacontext class…

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Moving content using the granular “Perform a Site Collection Backup” option in SharePoint 2010
Moving content using the granular “Perform a Site Collection Backup” option in SharePoint 2010 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

The good part about it is that using this option everything within a site collection will be backed up including workflows! Backup Process Backup of the site collection can be done using CA but the restore has to be done using power shell command, I am going to take you step by step through both…

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Host header site collection VS Path based Site Collections in SharePoint 2010
Host header site collection VS Path based Site Collections in SharePoint 2010 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

SharePoint gives the ability to create site collections with its own domain name while the web application has a different domain name, these site collections are called hostname site collections and their creation and behavior are different from regular path-based site collections which by default are created under http://sp2010/SITES/XYZ/. Below are 10 differences that I…

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Adding Custom Styles to Ribbon’s Styles dropdown
Adding Custom Styles to Ribbon’s Styles dropdown 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

The cool part about SP2010 is that as soon as it sees styles in the custom CSS file, it will add it to the Style drop-down, I made a quick documentation for a colleague so I thought would blog it as well. You see the “Styles” in the Ribbon that is where I want to…

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Creating site Collection in its own Database
Creating site Collection in its own Database 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

Creating site collection from CA is one of the easiest things but creating it with its own database is a little different, there are several ways to do it but I am going to do it using PowerShell: //Get the web application in $wb variable $wb = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity http://MySharePointServer:9001 //Get the desired name of…

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