Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 2013 released

Microsoft just released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 2013 (and a bunch of other products that doesn’t quite relate to my focus). As per request from a few clients and friends, here’s a quick link list with download details. SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 improvements In this spreadsheet you can get a full list of improvements with SP 1. For SharePoint, these are the immediate changes: Description of fixes Metadata is lost when documents that use a custom content type with a "Description" field are opened for editing. When an item is…

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SP 2013: Extending the SuiteBarDelegateControl by adding the Title Breadcrumb control

SP 2013: Extending the SuiteBarDelegateControl by adding the Title Breadcrumb control

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In one of my previous articles where we investigated some of the new and awesome delegate controls in SharePoint 2013. It walks you through some of the interesting DelegateControl additions that I was playing around with. On top of that I got a comment about how you could extend it further by adding the current site title in the Suite bar: [![image](GHOST_URL/content/imaget/content/images/2013/06/image.png) Sure enough, I took a dive into the Seattle.master to take a look at…

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Upgrading your SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio projects and solutions to SharePoint 2013

Upgrading your SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio projects and solutions to SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction Recently someone asked me about how to attack the major pain of upgrading their custom coded projects and solution from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. Given that question and my experiences thus far I’ll try to pinpoint the most important things to consider when upgrading. There’s TONS of things you need to consider, but we’ll touch on the most fundamental things to consider just to get up and running. After that I’m sure you’ll bump into a few more issues, and then…

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SP 2013: Duplicate field name was found after upgrading your SharePoint 2010 solutions to SharePoint 2013

Okay so this will be a pretty short one, but hopefully help some folks that are upgrading their solutions from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. While developing fields, content types and the likes in SharePoint 2010, there’s always a few good rules and practices to follow. A good rule of thumb that I tend to stick to is to never use any reserved or system-name for your fields that you create. In this quick post I’ll talk about how to fix the "Duplicate field name was found" after you upgrade from 2010 to SharePoint 2013 and…

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SP 2013: Tip - Change the "SharePoint" text in the top left corner.

In my previous post (GHOST_URL/sp-2013-some-new-delegatecontrol-additions-to-the-sharepoint-2013-master-pages) I talked about how you could use the new delegate controls in the master page (seattle.master) to modify a few things in the SharePoint UI, including the text in the top left corner saying "SharePoint". If your goal is simply to change the text, or hardcode a link without the need for any code behind, you could do it even easier with PowerShell. Changing the SharePoint text to something else using PowerShell Before: [![image](GHOST_URL/content/imaget/content/images/2013/01/image8.png) After: [![image](GHOST_URL/content/imaget/…

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SP 2013: Some new DelegateControl additions to the SharePoint 2013 master pages

SP 2013: Some new DelegateControl additions to the SharePoint 2013 master pages

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In this post we’ll take a quick look at some of the new DelegateControls I’ve discovered for SharePoint 2013 and how you can replace or add information to your new master pages using these new controls, without modifying the master pages. This is done exactly the same way as you would do it back in the 2010 projects (and 2007), the only addition in this case are a few new controls that we’ll investigate. New DelegateControls Searching through the main master page, Seattle.master,…

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SP 2013: Measuring performance on the JSLink property in SharePoint 2013

SP 2013: Measuring performance on the JSLink property in SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In one of my previous posts I talked about "Using the SPField.JSLink property to change the way your field is rendered in SharePoint 2013". That article talks about how we can set the JSLink property in our SharePoint solutions and how we easily can change the rendering of a field in any list view. It’s pretty slick and I’ve already had one client make use of the functionality in their pilot SharePoint 2013 farm. However I got a comment from John Lui…

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SP 2013: Searching in SharePoint 2013 using the REST new API's

SP 2013: Searching in SharePoint 2013 using the REST new API's

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction Search has always been a great way to create custom solutions that aggregate and finds information in SharePoint. With SharePoint 2013, the search capabilities are heavily invested in and we see a lot of new ways to perform our searches. In this post I’ll show a simple example of how you can utilize the REST Search API’s in SharePoint 2013 to perform a search. REST Search in SharePoint 2013 So in order to get started, we’ll need to have an ASPX Page containing some…

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