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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My predictions for SharePoint, Office 365 and related technologies during 2014

Author: Tobias Zimmergren www.zimmergren.net | www.tozit.com | www.sharepointdiscussions.com | @zimmergren Introduction With a new year comes new technology, new business models and new adventures. Like previous years, I’ll post some predictions for what I believe are things that’ll happen during 2014, or at least will start to happen. My previous predictions and year-in-review posts: 2010 Predictions, written for WindowsITPro.com magazine 2011 Year in review, written for SharePointProMag.com magazine 2012 Predictions, written for SharePointProMag.com magazine 2013 Predictions, written for SharePointProMag.com magazine I usually write my predictions before the year begins but hands…

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Preparing for upgrade to SharePoint 2013 - Iterative Upgrade Process

Preparing for upgrade to SharePoint 2013 - Iterative Upgrade Process

Author: Tobias Zimmergren www.zimmergren.net | www.tozit.com | www.sharepointdiscussions.com | @zimmergren Introduction Every cycle of SharePoint comes with challenges around upgrades and migrations. In one of my current projects I’ve been part of designing an iterative upgrade process – as I like to call it – which means we’ll be upgrading our Farm (all content databases) from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 every week. Yes, that’s right – we upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 every single week with the latest content from the production environments. This of course happens on a separate SharePoint 2013 farm setup specifically…

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Tip: Work Management Service Application keeps telling us "Last updated at 1/1/1901 12:00 AM" fixes

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction So recently, while working with the (awesome!) Work Management Service Application in some of our environments, we got the common problem of not receiving any actual tasks on our My Sites. The reason is that we see this message instead: [blockquote]Last updated at 1/1/1901 12:00 AM[/blockquote] Now, throw a google query and you’ll find plenty of resources and fixes for how to configure the permissions of your Service Applications in order to make this service work. My Solution Due to various…

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FindBestContentDatabaseForSiteCreation() problem after upgrading to SharePoint 2013 - Solution

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In one of the projects I’m currently involved, we’re in the process of upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. One of the problems we faced were the fact that we had some orphaned content databases in our production environments, but the problem didn’t surface in SharePoint 2010 but was given light in 2013. So this short post is talking about how I fixed those issues, which was a bit of a pain to be honest. In the environments we’re working, we’ve…

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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: Sure enough, I took a dive into the Seattle.master to take a look at how the title is rendered and found the control called SPTitleBreadcrumb.…

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SP 2013: Getting started with the new Geolocation field in SharePoint 2013

SP 2013: Getting started with the new Geolocation field in SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction SharePoint 2013 comes with tons of enhancements and modifications to previous versions of the product. One of the cool features I’ve played around with lately is the Geolocation field. Back in 2010 I wrote a custom-coded solution for displaying location information in our SharePoint lists, integrating some fancy-pants Google Maps – in SharePoint 2013, a similar field exist out of the box. In this article I’ll mention what this field does, a sample of creating and using the field, getting and setting the Bing Maps keys…

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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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