Showing posts from August, 2013

News feeds not working in SharePoint 2013 -

To know about Micro Blogging in SharePoint 2013, read this post.

When I tried to use the News Feed Feature in SharePoint 2013, it thrown exception: The below is the screenshot: Solution:
As I mentioned in the earlier post about Micro blogging in SharePoint 2013, news feeds are related to User Profile Service. Hence, we have to check two things which are related to User Profile Service in SharePoint 2013.     1.Check whether AppFabric Caching service is running with the service account which has elevated permissions. 
   2.Next, check the account which is running the User Profile Service application:      Open Central Administration -> Mange Service Applications -> User Profile S    Service is started and also check the permissions for the service    Click on the User Profile service and in the permission section in the ribbon check whether the service account running this service has full control. 

 If all the above scenarios are prope…

Micro blogging in SharePoint 2013

Introduction: Microsoft has introduced a new social feature called “Micro blogging”in SharePoint 2013 to enhance the social networking and collaboration features. This powerful feature is added as an OOTB web part to SharePoint 2013 and ready to useJ
So, what is micro blogging? It is a type of blog which allows users to share their updates. This updates are called micro posts and the use of this services is called micro blogging. Ref:

Micro blogging in SharePoint 2013 The SharePoint Micro Blogging feature is like Facebook and Twitter which allows the users to communicate with others easily, by posting some questions, responding, comments and etc. Following are the list of features:   Ø Update picture and links in the posts and replies   ØParticipate in a conversation by posting comments (with rich media and         Links in the post) and replied   ØUse mentions (@) to tag a user in  a post and in the replies   ØUse tags (#) to define keywords so that …

Migrate SharePoint 2010 to 2013

In this article, we will learn how to migrate SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. This migration is applicable for OOTB features migration not for Custom Solution migration to SharePoint 2013.
Steps:     1.Change the Authentication mode of SharePoint 2010 application to Claims using the PowerShell command
$WebAppName = “" $account = “” $wa = get-SPWebApplication $WebAppName Set-SPwebApplication $wa –AuthenticationProvider (NewSPAuthenticationProvider) –Zone Default
    2.We have to take the backup of solutions (WSP) from SP 2010 and deploy it in the SP 2013 farm. Use the following PowerShell command to back up the WSP
$farm = Get-SPFarm $file = $farm.Solutions.Item("Backup.wsp").SolutionFile $file.SaveAs("C:\Backup.wsp")
    3.Now, deploy the solution to the SP 2013 farm using the following command: Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath "C:\Backup.wsp" (rebuild the solution in Visual Studio 2012 is required sometimes)     4.Now take the backup of Content DB from SP 2010 an…

Create Custom Page Layouts in SharePoint 2013

In this article we will learn how to create Custom Page Layouts for SharePoint 2013. Like SP 2010, we can create Custom PageLayouts in SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 either from the scratch or by using the existing Layouts.

New in SharePoint 2013: In SharePoint Designer we have a new feature called “Design Manager” (under Look and Feel)where we can create a Custom Layout. Once created, it will be available in the Page Layouts Gallery.
Steps: 1.Navigate to Site Settings -> Look and Feel -> Design Manager    2.Under Design Manager Click on 6. Edit Page Layouts -> you have an option to “Create a page Layout” and then create it.

  3.When the Layout is created, it is available in Edit Page Layouts (under Look and Feel -> Design Manager) and in Master pages and page layouts (under Web Designer galleries)

  4.In the Master pages and page layouts section, you will see two files created for the layout created. “.aspx and .html files”   5.For…