July 22, 2013

Creating Master Page with HTML Templates in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 has many new and improved design features for designing and branding it. In SP 2013, a new concept called Design Manager has been introduced where all the site branding is managed. The following article explains the step by step process of converting HTML Master Pages for using Design Manager and using the converted Master Page for the site collections.

     1.   Create a Site Collection using Central Administration
     2.   Go to the Site Settings -> Enable SharePoint Publishing Feature in Site Collection Feature (Site Collection Administration -> Site Features) and Site Features level (Site Actions -> Site Features) as shown below:

    3.   Go to Site Settings -> Web Designer Galleries -> Master Pages and Page Layouts
    4.   I have created a folder called Custom Master Page inside the Master Pages and Page Layouts Folder and uploaded the HTML, CSS, JS, Images in the folder
    5.   Now navigate to Site Settings -> Look and Feel -> Design Manager -> Edit Master Pages -> Click Convert an existing HTML to Master Page 
  6.   Once converted you will see the converted Master Page in the List with the status Conversion Successful and make sure it is approved and published.
    7.   Now navigate to Site Settings -> Look and Feel -> Page Layouts and Site Templates select the Custom master Page created and use it for the site collection.
For branding in SP 2010 we need good web designing skills (HTML, CSS and JS). But in SP 2013 it has made very simple and easy! 

July 8, 2013

Audit Logging in SharePoint 2013

Audit Logging gives the following information in Site Collection:

  1. Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties
  2. Editing items
  3. Checking out or checking in items
  4. Moving or copying items to another location in the site
  5. Deleting or restoring items
  6. Editing content types and columns
  7. Searching site content
  8. Editing users and permissions
Below are the steps to achieve:                                                                 
       1. Go to Central Administration -> Manage Service Applications

    2. Choose Secure Store Service 

    3. Then Click on the Properties in the Ribbon
4. In the Enable Audit option Select the Check Box Audit Log Enabled (the default value is 30 days and it can be changed)
5After enabling the Audit Logging in Central Administration, we have to configure the audit settings at the site collection level and below are the steps:
Go to Site Settings -> Site Collection Administration -> Site Collection Audit Settings 
Under this settings, select the settings as shown below:

 Now, Audit Logging is configured for the site and now you can view the following types of Reports.
Checking the Reports Generated for the Site Collection
Go to Site Collection Administration -> Audit Log Reports
Once you click on any reports, it will ask for the Report Save location. Select any of the Libraries to store the Report.
Example Report Generated Screenshot:
 Select an Library to store the Report and Click OK
Report Generated in Excel

Hope this article helps you in understanding the Audit Logging in SharePoint 2013. Please feel free to share and comment about this post if it helps you.