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Users with privileged access to the entire SharePoint farm?

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - June 13, 2013

Use case: We recently worked with one of the world leading IT audit companies. They had a project to audit a SharePoint farm security for a customer. One of the key things they wanted to check was: “Who are the users that have privileged, admin access to the entire SharePoint…

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How to show file path inside a SharePoint Document Library view

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - May 2, 2013

I recently created a view in a document library that shows files modified in the last 30 days. We use a number of levels (folders) in this document library so I wanted to indicate in which folder a modified file was stored. Here is how you can do this. This…

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How do I check out a document in SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 5, 2013

We recently upgraded our company to Office365 from Google Apps (more details in another post). Our colleagues from Marketing Department never used SharePoint in real production so I received an interesting question: “Toni, how do I lock a document so no one can change it while I do?” The answer is, you need…

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Display full name in Sharepoint Designer workflows

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 4, 2013

Use case: You have been given a task to create an email notification from your workflow that contains full name of the user who created certain item, along with some other information that is irrelevant to this blog post. While creating workflows in SharePoint Designer you will quickly notice that…

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How to configure uniform Document Library settings for entire site collection in SharePoint Online

Office 365, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 2, 2013

Recently, we finally migrated all our content to SharePoint Online (Office365). Microsoft really did a great job with their infrastructure and optimizations. SharePoint works great in the cloud. When deploying our new intranet portal I defined the following rule for Document Libraries: Each should be visible in Quick Launch Major…

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Use case: Automatically importing user profile pictures to SharePoint 2013 (and 2010)

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - December 23, 2012

In last three years I helped numerous customers to install and configure SharePoint 2010 (2013). New User Profile Service application introduced the ability to easily sync User Profile properties from & to Active Directory. In this article I will explain how you can leverage PowerShell to sync user profile photos…

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Document farm configuration settings in SharePoint Server 2010 – SPDocKit 2.0

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - July 12, 2012

I forgot to post this earlier, but last month we released a major release of Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint 2.0 (SPDocKit) . The product has been on market for almost a year know and I must say we are very happy with it’s progress. To this date more than 150 customers, large…

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Juice up your SharePoint with SharePoint Cool Buttons

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 20, 2012

When working with customers one often hears the following complaint: “Wow, this SharePoint is sooo ugly…”. I personally think SharePoint 2010 has very nice nice and professional design, but since customer is always right, from time to time I need to make it look more pretty. For some customers the…

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Walkthrough: Add tabs for custom scopes in Enterprise Search Center

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 19, 2012

When configuring SharePoint Search for customers I often help them configure their SharePoint Enterprise Search center. Companies usually index various content: SharePoint, Web Sites, File Shares, and it’s always good to divide different content sources with tabs, just as popular Search Engines like Google and Bing do. So what do…

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Localizing CoreSearchResults Web Part with XSLT

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 10, 2012

I recently had to create a custom formatting via XSLT for SharePoint CoreSearchResults Web Part. This is not very complicated, and has been around since SharePoint 2007 (Customizing Enterprise Search Results). This time, however, we had to localize the XSLT transformation so that it displays different labels based on SharePoint…

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