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Automatically set focus on search box in start menu win server 2012
When working with SharePoint, you sometimes find yourself working on the server via RDP. It is then good to be able to work efficiently without unnecessary obstackles that slows down your productivity.It is great to see that the start button is back, both in Win 8.1 and in Win server 2012.When I first logged in on the server, I was prompted to select start menu style and behaviour. This is quite nice because it allows you to select what works for you. I like to be able to just press start and then ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:46 PM

Solving cross domain issues
I had the following scenario:1 SharePoint onPremise site installed on IIS port 801 Dynamics NAV site with some web services to be utilized on the SharePoint siteMy task was to create some web parts to display project information coming through the NAV web services. As I have used the content editor web part with jQuery pattern very successfully in the past, I saw no reasons why it shouldnt work this time. It did, but I ran into a few hickups.First, I needed to consume the web services from jQuery. ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:57 PM

Add a "new" button to a page in SharePoint
If you have a custom list in SharePoint, you may want to add a "Add new item" button for this list on a different page, e.g if you have a dashboard/summary/overview type of page that provides various key information, but not the list itself.I had this need on a page that displayed various information using the content editor web part and jQuery. This has been my standard approach for customization lately, and if you are not familiar with the technique, you can find lots of resources on the internet. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:24 PM

Disable a people picker field in SharePoint 2013 with jQuery
jQuery is a nice tool when working with SharePoint, because it lets you create behaviour that is not available using standard configuration and improve usability and business value of your solution.Still, it is not always trivial to perform seemingly trivial tasks with jQuery and SharePoint, because you are so much closer to the metal and the inherent complexity of SharePoint gets in the way of simple tasks.I think for the future, Microsoft would gain from providing a client side library for manipulating ......

Posted On Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:37 PM

Stop contributors from editing pages in SharePoint 2013
An interesting thing about default settings in SharePoint 2013 (and maybe previous versons as well) is the way that default permissions are set up. Consider this scenario:-You want to divide your users in two groups, administrators and contributors, where admins have full access and contributors can only view and edit list and document library contentsYou check out the default security groups, and it turns out there are two groups that covers exactly what you want. So you just assign admins to the ......

Posted On Sunday, February 2, 2014 9:37 AM

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